Provide Google Map Directions Directly From Your Website

Google recently released the Google Maps widget that now allows any website designer to  offer it directly from their website. There's no need to copy and paste to get the directions. You can now offer directions to any of your store locations from any starting point. You can customize the size, color and even the language of the display.  The customer no longer needs to link away from your site to Google Maps.  It can now all be done from within your website. It only takes 5 minutes to add it and it's very easy.  To get start, click here. Any starting point! Customize the col...
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Canada Line Private Opening on August 15

My brother had some tickets to the Canada Line opening on Aug 15 before the public opening on Aug 17 which I heard was really busy (up to 100k people rode it and some waited up to 3 hours). There were 3 openings (12-2pm, 2-4pm, and 4-6pm).  We opted to go for the early one and boarded the rapid transit at the Southwest Marine terminal.  There was a small lineup when we arrived but it was less than 20 people. This will lessen the taxi business significantly from the airport as most will take this instead.  Unfortunately, there were no freebies to be had unlike the public opening. ...
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HostingCon 2009 in Washington, DC

Just back from HostingCon 2009 from Washington, DC.   The conference was located at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbour.   The biggest news was that Emil Sayegh of Rackspace Hosting Cloud said "Over the next for five years, shared hosting as we know it will be made obsolete by the cloud. I firmly believe it. What we need to think about is an environment in which cloud computing and dedicated servers coexist".  It was a discussion panel consisting of reps from Google, Microsoft and SalesForce.  It could just be marketing speak in order to sell more clo...
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