Streetview in the UK

Google StreetView has come to the UK. It’s been handy already, I finally get to see where I’ll be working next year.

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It’s had its share of privacy issues already, including a vomiting man and people walking out of “adult stores”.

You can see it in use in London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bradford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Swansea, York, Newcastle, Dundee, Southampton, Norwich and Scunthorpe.

Anonymous visitor chat with Google Talk

It’s old news, but as I’ve been playing with the WordPress blog setup and moving across things from my old static site, I thought I’d mention about Google’s chat back badges.

These chatback badges use Google Talk and allow visitors to your site to contact you by instant messenger while both sides remain anonymous (well, they won’t know your email address). They’re incredibily easy and simple to implement, and I have one just on the sidebar here thanks to a handy WordPress plugin

Very handy.