New Version of DasBlog and a new look for 2008

One of my new year’s resolutions was to upgrade to the latest version of dasblog and host it on ASP.NET 2.0.

Well this is probably the only resolution I will keep.

I chose the MadsSimple theme I really liked the business theme but the blog post font was a little small and this is a personal blog so MadsSimple seemed to work better.

With this update of DasBlog many more hosting companies become usable, as the “Medium Trust” hosting issue has been addressed, hope you enjoy the new look.


What is wikimapia ?

Well it seem’s appropriate to quote Wikipedia…
WikiMapia is an online map and satellite imaging resource that combines Google Maps with a wiki system, allowing users to add information (in the form of a note) to any location on earth.[2] It is one of the top 1000 websites visited,[3] and has over 5 million places marked.[4] It was created by Alexandre Koriakine and Evgeniy Saveliev, and was launched on May 24, 2006 with the aim of “describing the whole planet Earth“.

It is a great site, where you can tag anywhere in the world* with a box and some details about the location. The site is geared towards commercial enterprises but anyone can tag anything (within reason). You can tag your house, school, gym, place of work whatever you like.

* Image resolution will vary

Ford and Microsoft SYNC

At last a car manufacturer has realised it is about time they put some computer technology into their vehicles.

I am a fully paid up member of the geek club, I have often toyed with the idea of installing a pc in my car but worried that my wife might kill me if I did.

With the advent of 3G networks and GPS there are more and more reasons for having technology on the move.

What would be cooler than on your next road trip having a wifi access point in your car so your friends / familly can surf on the journey, you could check the traffic reports. You could also look for good places to stop on the way.

SYNC looks like the first tentative step towards what a geek like me would consider an automotive utopia. Microsoft have developed voice activated integration for mobile phones and ipods (and their own Zune player), as of right now this is only available in the US but the early signs are customers are warming to it, so it should be long before UK vehicles are being offered with the system

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