Hurrah for Geodata!

Those of you who meticulously examine the source code of my page – all none of you – will note that now I have exciting metadata information for my ICBM data. What does this allow you to do?

Well, primarily, view my neighbors in “meatspace”. Not a ton of people in Ithaca with geodata, though.

Also, there’s this extremely cool app called The World As A Blog, which shows you entries from geourl’d blogs as soon as they hit

It’s all too damn neat. Both of these links will reside in the “stupid blog tricks” section of the sidebar.

The Hokey Pokey by Shakespeare

Directly lifted from yesterday’s entry on William Gibson’s blog:

WASHINGTON POST STYLE has a contest in which readers submit instructions for doing various things, their choice, as written by famous authors. Jeff Brechlin of Potomac Falls recently won for the following, for wonderfully obvious reasons:
The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare)
O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke — banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, ’tis what it’s all about.


Actually On Friday For Once

Friday Five
1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?
Selectively. More on this below.
2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?
I use iCal semi-regularly; the sad part is that I just don’t have a ton of events that regularly happen in my life, so the thing always looks pretty empty. I may be indefinitely borrowing Katie’s Clie, but I don’t think that’s for an organization factor so much as a gaming one.
My Address Book, on the other hand, is deliciously full.
3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?
I barely touch my CDs any more thanks to iTunes, where my music is meticulously organized. Books, no, maybe by author occasionally but mostly it’s just “order they got put on the shelf”. DVDs I try to keep a general alphabetical order with.
5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize?
My time, during college. Yeesh.