September 20, 2006


Looks like I'm headed to Cold Spring, New York this weekend.

Much excitement.

Here's a map of Stonecrop, provided courtesy of Wikimapia.

I'm officially a Wikimapian, I suppose. I've now added two entries to the mashup of Google Maps and wiki technology, leaving the Isles of Shoals weeks ago as well.

I haven't made my first Wikipedia entry yet, though I have successfully fought and won a copyright battle on the behalf of my company, posting notice of the clear infringement to the community. The experience was quite an education, on all counts.

This map really belongs on Rich Planty Goodness and, however, not this rather barebones blog.

If that blog's proprietor digs it, in fact, he is more than welcome to grab the script from the source code of this post and use it on his blog and send it to the Stonecrop webmaster.

50 acres of gardens to wander through, contemplating the astonishing varierty of morphologies and adaption displayed by nature p and nurtured carefully by the hands of humans - sounds like a much needed antidote, even a panacea for my present immersion in the 24/7/365 beat of the online ecosytem of MMPORGs, discussion groups, email lists, Web sites, chat rooms, webcasts, podcast, vlogs, cable news, on-demand movies, MUDs and the other virtual worlds that in general skew wonderfully close to the metaverse.


Grateful Girl said...

You forgot that Gimpadelic never posts anymore, so he won't need to steal the source code for the map! Shall we all gang up and bug him?

Xander said...

Good lord - confirmation that someone visits this blog!?

Oh, right. I had that. It was the whole "posting" thing that was at issue.

Personally, I'm glad I've switched from using bookmarks to RSS. That way I can just look at my feeds and see that "-Sempervivum-" isn't bold, indicated fresh content, sigh internally, and move on with my life.

I am utterly unconvinced that "bugging" him will help, though if any experiment on your part bears fruit I am more than willing to help.

I'll go try first. Then it's your turn.

gimpadelic said...

You don't have to worry about me stealing the source code for the map... because that isn't stonecrop! I'm not sure what it is, but my garden it ain't.

I added stonecrop to wikimap, but I don't know if it's been confirmed or whatever they do...

Xander said...

Well, crap.


I tagged that area as Stonecrop before I showed up, using an overlay of roads superimposed on the satellite.

That sure looked like Gatehouse Road.

Oh well. Clearly, I'm completely wrong on this count, despite my ability to navigate there in person Thursday. For what it's worth, I've confirmed your tagging of Stonecrop over at Wikimapia. I don't know what else needs to be done on that count.

Anyway, thanks for correcting the mistake. I'll point the map to the right location.