While I was perusing my daily "news sources", I came across a link at BoingBoing that caught my eye. The winner of the British Antarctic Survey's competition to design a new research base is this 800 ton structure that can be moved across the ice on its ski-laden legs.
Oddly, the first think that jumped to mid was a Lego set, #6520 Mobile Outpost from the Arctic Theme.
More work cleaning up the look of the blog. I've
added the Google Map plugin[?] that should be seen on the right-hand-side
if at the blog base URL (http://www.silent9.com/blog/).
Various comments have come that the results are wrong....I can't say I
didn't warn you! The original data source comes from a cgi script at NetGeo who has not been actively maintaing the system for a while. From their site:
NOTE: NetGeo has not been actively maintained for several years, and
this will probably not change in the foreseeable future. As a
result, there are several known major issues affecting accuracy and
service availability. Please be warned that NetGeo may give wildly
incorrect results, especially for recently allocated or re-assigned IP
So I am currently looking at other free alternatives, like hostip.info but there are alot of holes in their data, too. I haven't found a comprehensive free IP to location lookup yet...