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Four short links: 13 Jan 2009

Apologies for the delay. Just remember Douglas Adams’s great line: “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

  1. Misconceptions and Objections to Gaza Mapping – Mikel Maron deals to objections about the OpenStreetMap call for help to build an accurate free streetmap of Gaza. This is fantastic work from OSM.
  2. Twenty Most Practical and Creative Uses of jQuery – I am generally loathe to link to linkbait (“X most Y Zs!”) even though I’m guilty of it myself. This just pushes my jQuery love button, and the jQuery love button loves to be pushed.
  3. http://rocketstrikes.iamnear.net – as you cruise around London, find out where the bombs struck in WW II. There are huge opportunities for locative services to open up historical geodata like this, in the same way that Pepys Diary Blog and Dear Miss Griffis have brought old diaries to life.
  4. Differential Synchronization – the solution to the problem of “two people are editing the same document at the same time, and you need to make sure they’re each seeing the same thing”.
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  • http://www.basirat.org mohsen

    Gaza is not yet another video Game made by EA, it’s day to day life of peoples that die there, its not even new story like other conflicts, its older than my age.I don’t think of politics,history or whatever is the reason of this nightmare , but it remind me those days that we was in war with IRAQ,I was about 13 and I remember a week that we counting under rocket fire of Saddam that next rocket will come over our house. I remember that my classmate died and when I was one those who reach first at the factory that bombarded by Iraqis and everywhere was a dead or half dead body, and it was my nightmare for next 10 years.And those days US was in support of Saddam and then against!!!.
    do you think people in US can change something in their government or Obama as he said will do everything that others ( not people in US ) wants.

    do you think technology can show us pain of people in Gaza?

    I never been there but I guess this is a good streetview of Gaza http://freedocumentaries.org/theatre.php?filmid=106&id=526&wh=1000×720