Here’s an interview in Feed with Sims creator Will Wright. He’s working on an even more addictive online version of the runaway hit game. It must be fun to be in his position: a creator of worlds that other people get absolutely lost in.
GlobeXplorer Java Viewer is a nice map/satellite image viewing package: just type in the address and you see an aerial or satellite image of the desired location. It similar to Microsoft’s Terraserver, but has the advantage of a MapQuest view alongside the photo for easy reading. The next step will be to overlay the two. I keep wondering: how come none of these map servers still don’t serve up anti-aliased maps? They would look so much better and it can’t be that difficult to do…
I’m amazed at what the folks at GIFWorks can do with a web application. Load, modify, and save images all in the privacy of your very own web browser. It’s not Photoshop, but it goes a long way in a pinch, and it’s free. But I do wonder how they make money. GIFWorks is just one of the things going on at Andover.net. They’re the same folks who bought up Slashdot.
Novica sells art from artists around the Third World with as little middleman markup as possible. It’s a good example of what the web can do for people; I hope it succeeds.
I enjoy reading Po Bronson’s newletter from time to time. He’s a little high on himself, but the prose is entertaining.
Very nicely done site talking about Netscape as it descends into the slough of despond: code_rush