Friday, July 22, 2005

Pärnu Estonia Property

Just back from a very enjoyable tour of the Baltic States.

Really loved Pärnu with its wide very safe sandy beach and acres of well kept parks. Delicious food especially the cakes and all very inexpensive between 1/2 and 1/3 of UK prices.

As always I found myself looking into the local property market. Lowest cost was a 55m2 house in 2.5 hectares for £10000 situated 35km away. Estonia is a very switched on country (loads of free WiFi) and so in the estate agents you can log on to the Estonia Land Registry site where you can see an aerial photo of the house with the legal boundaries marked in yellow - very cool.

Here are all the estate agents I could find in Pärnu:-

New flats in Pärnu cost about £85,000 for 65m2 overlooking the sea.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Welcome to Bridges to Understanding

Fantastic idea for bridging the gap. allows students around the world to do participatory story telling. It would be excellent to use this with Google Earth and zoom into the community.
Welcome to Bridges to Understanding

Friday, July 08, 2005

Pfff: Surviving a Terrorist Attack

An incredible survivors tale of someone who was actually in one of the underground trains destroyed. Amazing the way he walked away from it all in a state of shock. You would never get an article like this in MSM Pfff: Surviving a Terrorist Attack

Friday, July 01, 2005

Anti Phishing idea

Interesting talk by Simpson Garfinkel at the CRN/CFP conference on Key Continuity Management (KCM) as a way of improving security over no security. He mentioned the idea of the browser keeping a log of number of times you have visited a website. So if you went to a phishing site it would warn you - First time you have visited this site - and would build a log that you could edit and control.
What a great idea for a Firefox extension? Anyone out there that can do it?

Could also generate a popularity index that could be aggregated like Technorati....
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