Archive for February 22nd, 2006

Frappr sucks less

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Frappr

I haven’t been a big fan of
Frappr,
mostly because it was a very US-centric site, where non-US people could only enter the city they were in, so you would get a group of several hundred people all piled up on one dot on the map.

I don’t know if it’s a recent change, or I just idn’t notice from the start, but once you add yourself,
you can actually edit your entry and change the longitude and latitude to enough significant figures to pinpoint your house.
To find the long/lat numbers, all you do is find your house in Google Maps, and then click on the “link to this page” in the top right,
which will change the URL to include the longitude and latitude of your house.

This all assumes you *want* to publish this kind of info on the web of course.
You can just use a landmark you like instead.
Or maybe a bookstore downtown you like. :-)

Bush talks about hybrids

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

U.S. alternate energy goals

I was puzzling over why one of my fuel-cell stocks went up 10% yesterday. I consider those kinds of stocks super-high-risk, so I barely made enough for a night on the town. Actually, there’s been a 6-10% decline in several Japanese-stock mutual funds in the last few days, so I think we’re talking red-numbers here.

Hey, I think I’ll change the +ve numbers on my stock portfolio to blue-numbers. heh. Stocks to watch today: (for news!! Don’t buy any on my account! (or Bush’s for that matter))
F,
JCI,
HMC,
TM,
BLD.TO
— say if anyone knows the real situation at BLD.TO, who was controlled by
DCX
& F, and sold their euro-ops to DCX, I believe, send me an email at myob10.at.hotmail.com — Some folks lost a lot of money on BLD.TO as well as F more recently.

And by the way, TM is going to have a Camry in this years NASCAR series, with one in last Sunday’s Daytona 500 Nascar race. Maybe I should get Nascar’s in-car package this year. I sure hope I can find HD converage.

[edited to add links]