Monthly Archives: July 2008

Better Icons in Google Maps

I have been planning my next trip to Slovenia, sadly its only business, and been using google maps to work out the easiest journey; there aren’t that many direct flights to Ljubljana from the UK. I came to the conclusion that the provided icons are still missing some useful objects. I wish they had icons for an office, hotel and school/college. I am using the red bed as a hotel symbol, rather than as a hospital and the extras would be good. How about a mortar board, or is that insufficiently international.

You can see what else I found by looking at my bookmarks tagged as google+maps.

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HP folds Vodoo into its mainstream

It seems that HP are merging their Vodoo line of games PCs into the mainstream. I wonder if Dell will follow with Alienware. The human synergies aren’t so compelling. HP still knows how to design systems and possesses an engineering capability, this is not as obviously true at Dell, and the relative brand values are different.


Originally posted to my sun/oracle blog, republished here in July 2016.

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Back on the Waves

I spent the day on the Solent at Sun Sail 2008. Its the first time I’ve been. We didn’t do that well, but it was fun all the same.


Originally posted on my sun/oracle blog, reposted here in July 2016.

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Back in Berlin

I returned to Berlin for a business meeting, travelled via LCY and had a good night out with the French team. For various reasons, Zoo station has always been a place of mystery to me, since reading the eponymous book.

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