Earth Sandwich

Earth Sandwich

Happy Earth Day! If you missed the earth sandwich three years ago, here’s a chance to re-live the dream!

Mmmmmmm. Earth sandwich.

Map of the World as We Know It

Somehow, I missed this video in the geoblog meme-stream, so for all the rest of you who also missed it:

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And since I’m posting YouTube links, you must watch this unlikely Scottish talent show contestant blow the audience and judges away (figuratively).

Where? There. When? Soon.

Where 2.0 Conference 2009For a number of years now, I have watched with longing as Where 2.0 slipped past me on the calendar. I love the idea of a geo-conference where most of the attendees are not in the government/land management/asset management realm. Unfortunately, trivial matters like the births of children and so on have gotten in the way of my attending, thus far. But not this year! This time out, I’m going to Where, and I’m going to be teaching a short course on spatial databases. Spatial SQL is a powerful tool, so powerful that you don’t require much more than a spatial database and a web mapping API to do some nifty stuff. OSGeo will have a booth this year, so if you’re at Where and you want to talk databases, track me down there.

Reminder: If you’re reading this before Wednesday, you still have time to register before the early bird rates go away.

Recession Signs

On my last trip through SeaTac, I thought my thin copy of WiReD was a physical harbinger of the recession. This time, the state of my flight from Victoria was a pretty clear sign.

YYJ to SEA

Oh boy.

A small thing...

Daffodil in TransitLeaving the house this evening, my daughter presented me with a daffodil from the garden, and I put it into my lapel. Little did I know that this would cause me to be sent through the “special line” at customs: the daffodil is an agricultural product.

On the up-side the officers were uniformly good humored and enjoyable and basically waved me through (who can be cross with a man with a daffodil from his daughter?) so it was actually a positive in an otherwise normal drab transit of SeaTac.