Monday Jul 30, 2007

Is it safe to go out?

As an occasional sailor, the weather forecast is important to me and I have experimented with various ways, short of looking out the window as to how to get an accurate forecast. I have just updated my South Coast Travel public google map to include placemarks with links to the BBC and Met. Office weather reports. I am disappointed that google have no obvious weather icon and that the i icon is available in only one colour.

Also I'm grateful to Alec Muffett for showing me the current BBC local pages, which are really rather good. As usual with my blog, hover or click to view it.

I did poke around the Google maps API pages and may take this further so that I can incorporate the page into http://www.davelevy.info.

Otherwise its screen shot and link to the Google Maps URL, like this.

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Thursday Jan 18, 2007

Look at where I've been!

On prompting from Rich Sharples, who has implemented a web services hyperlink preview facility on his blog, Mirrorworld, together with a really cool look and feel. (Its in multi-tone grey, so its cool in more ways than one), I have now done the same. You can preview hyperlinks in this blog, without opening a tab. The service provider is at Snap Preview Anywhere and I have now implemented this on this blog and on my aggregation server, planetdavelevy. You can browse my bookmarks and preview them, by viewing them at the planet. It also works on links where the anchor text is an image, try hovering over the "Innovate on Solaris" button at the top of my sidebar!

You need write access to the <head></head> section of your page, so I can't implement this on Snipsnap.

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