Friday, February 27, 2009

Why is this Hardly Mentioned in the News ???


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Google / Feedburner Mess, Please Update Your RSS Readers

As you probably know, Google bought Feedburner back in 2007. Recently Google "offered" to move my Feedburner account and feeds to the new Google / Feedburner. Since eventually everyone will have to move or their RSS feeds will stop working it seemed like a good idea. I pushed the button and all appeared to go smoothly and automatic. But it didn't. It broke all of my blog feeds, and since I maintain nine different blogs, it's a significant problem. Some feeds stopped updating, some began pointing to the wrong things, feeding comments out instead of posts, and other nonsense. It's a mess that I'm still cleaning up.

The Maya Paradise blog is now fixed, I think. The feed buttons on the Maya Paradise News Blog are updated and if you are a subscriber, please re-subscribe to the new feed before Google shuts down the previous feed system entirely on March 16th.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Coolest Website Ever

Check out Academic Earth. http://www.academicearth.org/

I've been wishing for this for years. Not everyone with a "Walkman" is listening to music. Some of us listen to lectures. Now it's even better. Complete course lectures from some of the best schools, Yale, Stanford, MIT, in high quality video. Biology, physics, engineering, law, history, economics, medicine, you name it. And the collection is constantly growing.

Speaking of Maya Paradise

As mentioned in the previous post, lots of changes and improvements have been made to the web site. One change is the creation of a unified database system containing detailed information on every business in the area.

From that database is generated several directory pages:

A business index:
http://www.mayaparadise.com/bizindex.asp

A marina index:
http://www.mayaparadise.com/marinas.asp

A hotel index:
http://www.mayaparadise.com/hotels.asp

A telephone directory:
http://www.mayaparadise.com/phones.asp

All the old, out-of-date directories are discarded and replaced by the new system that is easy to maintain since only one copy of the data needs to be kept current and it can be done by a person with no web design skills.

Stay tuned because a lot more is coming soon.