Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
Google Hacks - Google News Map
Google News Map
I was working with World 66 the open travel site with some mapping stuff and got a list of countries and their coordinates. Why not parse Google News, find the first name match and draw a map with the latest headlines on the coordinates of the countries.
I buffer the results for 10 minutes and use absolute positioned divs to get the urls to appear on the right spot, so it might not work on all browsers out there. I use Firebird 0.7 and I also tested on IE 6. Should work on other Gecko's too. If a headline doesn't fit, I retry one time with y = y - boxheight, so any country can have at most two headlines.
I also did a standalone version which displays its results in a windows using TkInter. Should work on your OS of choice, but let me know if not. Extract the zip file into a directory and run the showMap.py"