Announcing my first Google maps mashup – my Pub Finder. It integrates content from the great www.BeerInTheEvening.com site with maps, and then gives variably coloured icons denoting the rating of the pub.
To use it: move the map to an area you’d like to visit. If no pubs appear, then enter the placename of where you are looking at and it will try and find some pubs in that area. The results will automatically appear on the screen, but if they not, then move the map and the pubs will be refreshed.
Tired of sitting through automated menus when you call companies? Some enterprising fellows have setup the gethuman website which will tell you the ‘cheats’ to get through to a live person. UK listings here
What an incredible Firefox plugin! Shows all your tabs in a discrete location letting you flip between them – and also lets you search across all tabs simultaneously.
Go and download it now – The Reveal Extension
Once you’ve read a book, why not swap it with someone rather than let it gather dust? There are other swapping sites on the net, but www.readitswapit.co.uk doesn’t work with a points system so it you can request other books as soon as you’ve uploaded your own list.
I just uploaded a bunch of my books and within 10 minutes I received a swap request! Neat.