Internet Week > Google Maps finds whorehouses > Quickie Google Search Lays Out “Brothels” > May 12, 2005
“What do the University of Oregon’s history department in Eugene, Ore.; the Happy Ending bar in Manhattan; and the Abstinence Clearinghouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. have in common?
According to Google Maps, the for-free location and driving instructions service that the San Francisco-based search giant operates, all are identified as houses of ill repute.“
Better try this one out while it lasts as I smell a googleprank here.
“A big “Hip Hip Hooray” and a tip of the ol’ Mets hat to Marylaine Block who mentioned the First Gov – U.S. Government RSS Library in her Neat New newsletter today. Finally, a directory of government RSS feeds. I hope they keep it current and update it regularly. In fact, an RSS feed for new feeds (how meta) would be nice…”
Hmm, I may have menitoned this already.
freshmeat.net: Project details for FCKeditor
My favorite WYSIWYG browser editor hits 2.0!
Seven Criteria for Evaluating Open-Source Content Management Systems | Linux Journal
“Using a content management system (CMS) to manage a Web site used to be a luxury within the reach of only those who had the technical resources to build a custom solution or the financial resources to afford a proprietary one. In recent years, numerous pre-built open-source CMSes have emerged as viable alternatives to costly proprietary products or custom-built solutions.“
Given the number of CMS sessions at this year’s conference, this article is worth reading.
Common Computing Crises, Causes, and Cures( C5 )
“We’ve been spoiled by computer hardware and operating systems that are far more capable and reliable than those of even five years ago. However, there’s one drawback – we’re more likely to overlook mundane computer system upgrades and maintenance that keep our systems healthy, user-friendly, and fast rather than degenerating into C3 ( Crashes, Chaos, and Crisis).“
Good article, by a lawyer, on some of the basics you can cover to make computing a happier experience. Worth the read.
“The U.S. Government has a long way to go with implementing RSS into their content delivery systems, but this is a step in the right direction. It looks like the Copyright Office, which is part of the Library of Congress, has launched 4 RSS Feeds.“
Well, its a step in the right direction. But each feed contains exactly one item and the links in 3 of the 4 items point to generic pages. I’ll beinterested in seeing if they actually followup with anything useful.