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Deep Zoom Image with Seadragon

Below is a Deep Zoom Image created using Microsoft PhotoZoom and Seadragon Ajax. Users can change the scale of the viewed area in order to see more detail or less. In fact, you should be able to quickly zoom in and find the maker stamped on many of these instruments. Really this just scratches the surface of what is commonly called a Zoomable User Interface (ZUI). There are some quite astonishing examples of ZUI’s such as the memorabilia collection at Hard Rock Cafe.


I just completed a long overdue upgrade of my WordPress install. I wouldn’t call it painless but at least most things still seem to be working. If you do notice any glitches, please let me know!

Here is the cool part…wait for it…I upgraded because I just purchased a new iPhone. More to the point, I am writing this post with my iPhone along with the help of a tasty beer and the WordPress iPhone app! Oh the power!!! This will make on-the-spot micro blogging much more feasible. How probable?? Not sure. But definitely possible.

I plan on giving it a go this Saturday at the Erin Long benefit concert, the annual Firehouse Fiesta, as well as the Hygienic Arts Festival.

Stay tuned.

Motion Charts

I was playing around with Google’s Motion Charts as a way to visualize the traffic that comes to baconworks.com. The chart below represents visits to baconworks by country over time. Each ball represents a country. When you click the play button the balls will begin to move showing you the visits per country per month, as well as page views and average time each country spent on the site. Also, you can hover over the balls as they are moving to see which country they represent.

As you can see, from the bouncing red ball, baconworks has not really caught on outside of the United States. Although you may notice a slight rise and fall from Switzerland during the month of August in ’07, which coincides with my trip to Basel. I guess if I want more foreign traffic I’m gonna have to start scheduling more European vacations.