[aprssig] Google therefore Findu down

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 20 16:15:12 EDT 2008

Thanks Lance.

  I know about images getting to my browser.   When I was on dial-up, I used to regularly just grab ONLY the map or the Nat Wx Service radar image, with my posit shown, to save loading all Steve's page stuff - and thus save time.  I assumed all the Findu images were retrieved *from* steves server.   However I didn't know that the Google map doesn't even pass through Steve's site.  Interesting how it works.

Looks like Comcast didn't pay its Google bill.  (;-) 

73, Steve, K9DCI

--- On Wed, 8/20/08, J. Lance Cotton <joe at lightningflash.net> wrote:

> From: J. Lance Cotton <joe at lightningflash.net>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Google therefore Findu down
> To: noskosteve at yahoo.com, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 2:48 PM
> on 8/20/2008 14:43 Steve Noskowicz said the following:
> > Does this tell me that the Google map that I see on
> Findu comes directly from Google and not "through"
> Steve's Software?
> > How do I interpret this symptom?
> Findu just returns the HTML "web page" but all
> the images and other non-text
> objects on it are loaded directly by your browser. Some
> fancy javascript on
> the page tells your browser to load the google map image
> block and populate
> it with the appropriate icons, etc.
> -Lance KJ5O
> -- 
> J. Lance Cotton, KJ5O
> joe at lightningflash.net
> http://kj5o.lightningflash.net
> Three Step Plan: 1. Take over the world. 2. Get a lot of
> cookies. 3. Eat the
> cookies.


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