Puzzled Pint Portland heat map

In response to the pre­vi­ous post (Puzzled Pint sur­veys and met­rics), some­one had sug­gested build­ing a heat map. I built a fairly prim­i­tive one with Google Earth and a short Ruby script. The radius of each cir­cle is pro­por­tional to the num­ber of atten­dees. The height is random-ish and only varies to help dis­tin­guish over­lap­ping cir­cles. http://netninja.com/fun/ppheatmap/ppint.kml It’s hard to … Continue read­ing Puzzled Pint Portland heat map

Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Background I have talked about my rela­tion­ship with the Hipster PDA for years.  It is a sort of love/hate thing.  I find that the basics are invalu­able.  I really love all the beau­ti­ful lit­tle tem­plates and forms that peo­ple have made for the 3″ x 5″ form fac­tor.  Alas, I find that most — if not all — of those … Continue read­ing Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Green Power!

One of the great things about Portland is not only the avail­abil­ity of green power, but the num­ber of peo­ple who actu­ally opt in to it. Posted in: One of the great things about Portland is not only the avail­abil­ity of green power, but the num­ber of peo­ple who actu­ally opt in to it. Posted … Continue read­ing Green Power!

Heat map of election hackability

The web­site “dvice” has a nice click­able map of the states and what sort of vot­ing equip­ment they use–and con­se­quently how prone to hack­ing and soft­ware bugs they all are. Click a state to see what kind of equip­ment each dis­trict uses and a lit­tle more detail on the sys­tems. I have to say that I rather like Oregon’s … Continue read­ing Heat map of elec­tion hack­a­bil­ity

Google Street View

I noticed some­thing inter­est­ing with Google Street View today. Normally, there is this lit­tle paper-doll guy that you can move around on the street to indi­cate your posi­tion. Picking him up and mov­ing him great dis­tances causes his feet to swing around. I guess they updated the images for the end of October: Posted in: I … Continue read­ing Google Street View

Street View in Portland!

It would appear that Google’s Street View has finally come to Portland. They must have come by on a week­end or really early in the morn­ing, as my car is in the dri­ve­way. Posted in: It would appear that Google’s Street View has finally come to Portland. They must have come by on a week­end or really … Continue read­ing Street View in Portland!

A job at Google that nearly anyone can get

Interesting... Google Maps will pay you up to $10 per store for doing the foot­work required to get local busi­nesses into their data­base. It includes tasks such as tak­ing a few pic­tures, record­ing store hours and pay­ment meth­ods, and other such research. (via Digg) Interesting... Google Maps will pay you up to $10 per store for … Continue read­ing A job at Google that nearly any­one can get