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GEOLOC: Yet another world map [Update]

Just to keep you updated: I installed a small GEOLOC world map image on the right-hand side, yesterday.

It's similar to the Hitmap, which I installed before, but also differentiates between users which are currently visiting the site ("online" users), which are shown as green points, and those who have visited the site in the past but are not currently online (the red points).

The service in its basic version is free, but if you are willing to pay for it you can have more features, e.g. detailed statistics, higher resolution maps and - probably the prettiest feature - a Flash-based map, with the online users shown as "blinking" dots (have a look at an example).

All in all pretty nice eye-candy, if you ask me.

Update: Hm, lots of people on the web seem to have the Flash version. I wonder if they really all pay for that, or if you can have that in the free version, too...

New feature: Hitmap

As you might have noticed there's a new block called Hitmap on the right-hand side of this site. It's a daily-updated map of the world with red spots on it, which represent the location the visitors of my site come from (the bigger the spots, the more visitors from that place).

You can click on the image to get a more detailed view of the map, as well as views of every single continent.

This fine service is provided by the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) of the Open University in the UK.

Welcome to my new homepage!

Today I switched from using hand-made PHP files written in vim to using the wonderful CMS Drupal.

This gives me much more flexibility to administer the homepage itself, allows visitors to add comments to most pages, gives visitors access to RSS feeds, shows the most popular content and lots more...

It also allows me to easily write entries to my new Blog – of which this is the first post, by the way.

Any comments are appreciated.

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