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+5 Nerd Factor

Wednesday 4 April 2007 at 7:34 pm

My wall has a new decoration! Because having it on a Web site just didn’t seem like enough.

Map of the Internet poster from xkcd

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A nerdy Web toy based on xkcd!

Wednesday 13 December 2006 at 1:15 am

The most recent xkcd comic, Map of the Internet, is awesome for its sheer nerdiness factor. (Fractal curves! IP addresses! Compact mappings! And the hilarious mention of IPv6!)

I am so getting one of the big poster version when they become available. But also, lots of people have been pointing to the map to say “hey, I’m in this block here!” … and after reading this post in the forums I figured it might be cool to have a page that does this automatically. So after figuring out Hilbert curves, and concocting my own wild-and-probably-wrong guess (that another miniature Hilbert curve applies inside each /8 square), I present … plot yourself on the Map of the Internet!