First of all, you may have noticed that I have not been online at all this past week. That would be because I was banned from the network at the place where I was staying for using too mush bandwidth. Basically, they were in the process of banning me, but were unable to because they could not stop the connection that I was using. So, to disconnect me, they had to shut down the hotel’s internet connection and initialize it again. Because of this, and the fact that it was my second offense, I had to get the hotel manager to call them and tell them to lift the ban on me. Only problem is that the manager works hours that overlap with mine, so it was a little hard to go and talk to her. I finally called her on Friday, but got her voicemail. I left a message, but figured that I would probably have to call again on Monday. However, I tried connecting this afternoon, and it worked. I’m not sure if she actually requested my ban be lifted or that by keeping my wireless off for a week allowed me to connect as a different computer, but I’m back.
Anyway, back to what I was going to write about. I ran across a site called Frappr that allows you to make a Google Map that pinpoints the location of anyone in your group. All you have to do is type in a name (real or made up), a zip code, a "shoutout", and, optionally, a picture. Frappr will put a marker on the map according to your zip code and post your shoutout, with picture, at the bottom of the page. You can click on the markers on the map to read the shoutouts that have come from there. It looked pretty neat, so I got my own Frappr page. So, feel free to go and make it known just who exactly reads this and where you are. No registration is required, so go ahead and Frappr. (Check it out. I think that I just invented a new verb.)
This Frappr map is deprecated. Don’t waste your time with it.