aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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globe applet and geourl
Posted by dav at 2003 January 22 12:48 PM
File under: Geek

Someone has apperntly altered the globe applet (same one I use on my blog page) to use the geourl.org dataset to surf the blogosphere. Here's the link, requires java of course: Blogosphere.
- Found via headmap


That was me - although I think I based it on Tom's applet - which was the source for both of our applets (I don't remember since I did this a few years ago).

In any case doing globes seems like a good idea - somehow (and I can't really understand why) it seems different from geotool or other hardcore mapping tools...

So... wanna collaborate on a super-duper version? This whole area is really interesting - there is a lot of neat stuff that could be done here - I mailed you about this earlier and I never got a response back from you....

- a

Posted by: anselm hook on January 22, 2003 02:56 PM

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