Archive for date: August 31, 2005

DigitalGlobe to make satellite photos available to Google Maps

August 31, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

DigitalGlobe, the supplier of imagery for Google Earth and Google Maps will make freshly updated satellite images of New Orleans in the next few days. Link Update: Here is a Quickbird view of New Orleans, showing some of the flooding.

Testing Missiles

August 31, 2005 | General, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, the destruction (and hopefully, eventual replacement) of my old rotting redwood retaining wall has begun. The guys really tore it up good today, hopefully, nice bricks will be soon replacing the crappy old wood. Whew. That will be one bit off my mind. I know nobody but me cares, but I’ll put pictures here.

Bye Bye, Freeloaders

August 31, 2005 | Blogging, General, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

I received an email a couple of days ago from someone who thoughtfully noted that someone was stealing bandwidth from my by hotlinking to images in my /images directory. Effectively these people use your webserver to serve images for their websites. It’s tacky: kind of like filling your pockets with napkins and packets of ketchup […]

NASA Views of New Orleans Flooding

August 31, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

NASA has released some of the Earth Observatory images of the flooding in New Orleans. Ouch.

Governor: Everyone Must Leave New Orleans – Yahoo! News

August 31, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Holy crap, they are evacuating the Big Easy because of uncontrolled flooding. Not good, folks not good folks. To anyone in the affected areas, stay safe, and keep your loved ones close.