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As noted in aftermath’s current sticky post, most of my blogging on Hurricane Ike is being written on my personal tracking map.

As I’ve probably recounted before, I have kept journals almost from the day I learned to write. So I had barely using the Internet during its earliest pre-commercialization days before I itched to switch from the card catalog organization of favorites list to a daily record organization, a shift in perspective that I did in fact develop for a major inhouse knowledge system within the company for which I then worked. To those two integrated organization perspectives we can now add a spatial aspect: placement of Internet links and content on a map.

I know, I have made it rather clear that I find the arrogant mediocrity of Google‘s products and services to be even worse than that of Microsoft. And as soon as any reasonably competent competitor wakes up to the powerful potential of mapping blog content, Google will once again lose my recommendation, that I can guarantee. For now, though, Google Maps offers some intriguing blogging tools that to the best of my knowledge are unique, unavailable anywhere elsewhere on the Internet. And although certainly there are already many users who have dabbled with Google’s map tools, very few bloogers if any at all seem to have yet taken those mapping tools to their maximum potential.

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10 September 2008 at 9:49 am

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Hurricane Ike Preparations

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* * * At midnight moving into Saturday, 9/13,
Ike’s eye should pass over our roof within about 4 hours
still at hurricane strength when it does.
* * *

Subscribe to aftermath’s Hurricane Ike Map RSS feed.

Most of my blogging on Hurricane Ike from here on out will be contained on notes under the markers on my personal tracking map. And I’ll keep this aftermath post sticky until the storm is history, building it through then.

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10 September 2008 at 7:45 am


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When is your birthday?

meme from susan


Yesterday, it was.

Tomorrow, it will have been yesterday again.

bumper sticker [] - not me

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10 September 2008 at 1:01 am

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