Sometime between February 24th and March 11th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!

  • The FCC Wants You to Test Your Broadband Speeds: "The FCC is asking the nation's broadband and smartphone users to use their broadband testing tools to help the feds and consumers know what speeds are actually available, not just promised by the nations' telecoms."
  • Zip Code Boundary Map: Useful Google Maps mashup with zip code boundaries for the entire U.S.
  • Better PDF File Size Reduction in OS X: "I discovered that anyone can create their own Quartz filters, which was the key I needed. Thus armed with knowledge, I set about creating a filter that struck, in my estimation, a reasonable balance between image quality and file size reduction. And I think I've found it. That 175MB PDF gets taken down to 34MB with what I created. If you'd like to experience this size reduction for yourself (and how's that for an inversion of common spam tropes?) it's pretty simple."
  • Hummer Brand to Be Wound Down After Sale Fails: Awesome. "It has achieved notoriety as the mother of all petrol-guzzlers, first developed for the US military, then taken up by celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger before he renounced it on environmental grounds. But the Hummer has run out of road. General Motors, the struggling car company, announced that it will wind down production of its Hummer SUV line after a deal to sell the brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery fell through."
  • Stryde Hax: The Spy at Harriton High: "This investigation into the remote spying allegedly being conducted against students at Lower Merion represents an attempt to find proof of spying and a look into the toolchain used to accomplish spying."