Scott Hanselman

Google GuestMap - Where are my Readers?

August 10, '05 Comments [12] Posted in Javascript | Musings
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StaticguestmapUPDATE: Ok, THAT was wildly successful. So successful that now my site is slow because of it! :)

I've swapped out the IFRAME and now you can just see my guestmap here. This picture is a static shot of the map this morning at 9am.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:49:49 AM UTC
Dude, you've placed yourself in Sheridan... that's where the prison is. What up?
Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:14:22 AM UTC
I definitely put my little marker over Perth (Australia) but ended up on a small tropical island in the Indian ocean near Bali. There's either some sort of subliminal “where I want to be” thing going on here... or just a fault due to a combination of a particular browser version and scroll bar positions.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:25:30 AM UTC
sadly, I get the "this isn't licensed" nonsense when I load the page.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:35:19 AM UTC
That is just wicked cool. The only problem is that now I can see more local blogs to subscribe to. I already don't have enough free time to read my current subscriptions.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:17:50 PM UTC
Neat idea! Only seems to work in IE - not FireFox.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:31:23 PM UTC
Odd...I'm RUNNING it in's google maps, works just fine.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:36:33 PM UTC
I was thinking it was your site, not my browser. I was getting set to throw you an IM and bitch about the speed but figured I'd check one more time!
nice idea though!
Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:17:04 PM UTC
Very cool, but now I can't add myself with your static image. ;-)
Friday, August 12, 2005 2:17:30 AM UTC
Scott, The guestmap stuck a nerve with Firefox on my comp. I posted a screen capture of it. Very wierd.
Friday, August 12, 2005 2:25:51 AM UTC
Sishant, yes, on slower machines so many people have signed it that the little javascript that spins through them all to paint them takes too long!
Scott Hanselman
Friday, August 12, 2005 10:38:49 AM UTC
Scott, but my machine isn't slow. Its got 1.5GB of Ram with an Intel P4 2.8ghz cpu. I also use a GeForce FX 5700 256MB graphics card. Is it really that large that my machine can't handle the load?
Friday, August 12, 2005 4:16:16 PM UTC
Regards from Florida.
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