kaywa still around

my former startup KAYWA got a nice puff piece in the june 16th issue of CASH, a swiss business magazine. now if only they would not be so incompetent with keeping their customer data around. my 2003 burning man photo collection which i uploaded to their servers for promotional purposes is still missing after repeated emails to their CEO. [update: fixed date of article, turns out this was published in june. i only learned of it today..]

spatial indexes in mysql

SELECT name, AsText(loc) FROM map_test WHERE
Contains(GeomFromText(‘POLYGON((0 0, 0 1, 1 1, 2 0, 0 0))’), loc) = 1;
(via jeremy zawodny)
KAYWA are you listening? i’d imagine this to be quite useful with some location metadata..

moblogs are so 2003

hp always-on wearable camera moblogs are just a glimpse into what is coming with always-on wearable cameras

Mobile phones and PDAs with cameras are increasingly common; one in six phones sold in 2003 had a camera in it, and last year camera phones actually out-sold other digital cameras. The bigger change will come from an entirely-new class of hardware — what I call the “personal memory assistant.” Both Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have built test versions of wearable cameras designed to record the world around you as you go about your day. If you’ve seen or used a TiVo, imagine a TiVo for your day-to-day life. If you don’t think that’s revolutionary, consider that human memory is notoriously faulty; what happens when a person can have perfect recall?

zurich blogs

Die 34-jaehrige EDV-Fachfrau aus Zuerich fuehrt seit gut einem Jahr einen der meistgelesenen Schweizer Weblogs. Ihr Blog (unefilledu.twoday.net) ‘une jeune fille du limmatquai’ zaehlt bis zu 200 Besucher pro Tag.

tages-anzeiger is discovering weblogs, but hasn’t done its homework. 200 visitors a day is hardly “one of the most read” in switzerland. bitflux has about 1200 a day, and this little blog has about 700.