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Sunday, August 26, 2007

world scout jamboree site

While I am waiting for some photos from the World Scout Jamboree to be sent to me, I have been messing with Google Maps. I noticed that Google have yet again updated their imagery for the UK and now included detailed images of Hylands Park where the Jamboree was held.

As everyone who was on the Jamboree knows, the Jamboree Map was constantly being used as reference, as a site with about 40,000 scouts on it is quite big!

I marked out roughly where every sub camp and hub was, just like the map, but on a Google Map! The result:

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First impressions have been quite good from anyone who was there! There will hopefully be photos to come, I didn't use my Camera once, but Miri promised to send over a CD.

Monday, August 20, 2007

skypes downtime

On Thursday Skype went down. The cause? Microsoft!!

The disruption was initiated by a massive restart of our user’s computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine software update.
Could Microsoft take down other services across the world with the power of mass restarting and simultaneous logging on?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

more subscribers

Mid-July Blogger rolled out a new feature:
You can now specify a URL to which Blogger will redirect your feed's traffic!

This means that I was able to redirect all my feed traffic to my Feedbuner Feed and I've been given a true picture of the number of actual subscribers!

It is nice to see my subscribers jump from about 10 to 25!!