The map below is being fed from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. It is the earthquakes that have occured in Europe and contintal margins in the last 24 hours. Click on the map to take you to their website. They also have there a free textbook on seismology.
Just select the text of the meal you like and then copy and paste into your own recipe book (Don't forget to acknowledge this site). My latest best thing is based on David Irving's marinade of one teaspoon each of chopped chilli, crushed garlic and crushed ginger in olive oil - I cut the slices of the kangaroo topside very finely (like strogonoff you do it when it is slighlty thawed) then after several hours of marinading I concertina the slices onto bamboo skewers and stir fry it, just dark browning the edges where they touch the pan. Boil a one-minute noodle block, keeping it as a block, drain in a slotted spoon and place it on the plate, top with slightly browned leek, put the skewer on top, dribble on hot chinese honey chicken sauce or similar, and dress with sesame seed (to add in the calcium) and roughly-chopped coriander. Once again I am trying to get the nutty flavour of charcoaled kangaroo but maintain the tenderness - and I think I do it, I am ready for the Iron Chef kangaroo challenge with this one.
And if you are wondering Why use kangaroo? see the FAQs.
This section has links to sites about natural hazards and public safety. While it includes things like police, fire brigades I have gone away from the normal beakdown by department but rather concentrated on location-specific approaches.
I did have weather maps shown here but the Bureau of Meteorology would like to control how these images are shown. Please see the copyright notice from the Commonwealth of Australia. However, I am still free to link as I wish, provided I give a prominent link to the Bureau's home page. I have made links to the automatic weather stations so you can get the measurements. And here is that 'prominent' link to the home page:
Initially I was only using the figure for monitoring the afternoon breeze for windsurfing. Later I needed lists of hospitals when my father was being moved around. Later on I needed lists of storage facilities for the windsurfer parts and family heirlooms. So these other features have grown organically and include:
The diagram reminds me of:
I have used SVG images for WikiMedia for the flags of any organisations that could provide rally points in an emergency. These are taken from the Flags of ... series from WikiMiedia where there is usally discussion of the graphical elements, copyright notice and the history. As these generally have official status, they are placed either at the centre of a cluster, or right of a row of icons, as for the protocol for the Australian Flag. So far I have used:
The web sites in this section are for schedules of different types and for monitoring disasters, hazards and pests. Where possible with broadcasts, to save my time when connecting, I have linked directly to the Windows Media player livefeed. Alternatively, if you supply your GPS readings to the web pages like SydNet you can then receive coordinates corrected from reference to the differential corrections for local permanent GPS network. These are all modern forms of the printed time table, and even these have been updated for the Internet. This includes all kinds of broadcasts with television schedules, internet service providers, on-line newspapers, academic journal delivery services, and differential correction networks for GPS. Most recently, with so many geoscientists underutilised, I have adventures with Internet service, including cargo cruises, geological society cruising, satellite internet for ships, singles cruising, and cruises of particular geological interest.
The code for the selection of the library web sites below came from the www.theadvertiser.com.au site, I had tried several times to do something similar myself, but never succeeded. It gives a very high data density, and is suitable for categorical data. Internet Explorer 8 now interprets title parameters for the XHTML select element so each entry can also have a description.
This is a geographical montage of sovereign states, links to the services they provide; and havens from natural hazards. The government listing may include police or other emergency services, the web-sites for the method of government, also any administrative departments I come across. This differs from the montage on the Heritage page which deals with museums and departments for culture. This montage is oriented at ninety degrees to the other and gives a contrasting layout but using the same minimum of one straight line per common border.
The rest of this page is on field equipment and it features the use of expandible HTML sections. Just click on the ± character to make this section expand. Reload the sheet to make it disappear. There are a lot of digital gadgets now available, but I try to put here things that combine several uses, and reduce the amount of gear that has to be carried. Two other issues that influence selection here:
( click the on the × for a product review )
|± classical or analogue field instruments|
|winch extension strap||×||×|
|situation table (ouija board)||?||?||?||?|
|± 4th generation digital field equipment|
|I-SiTE Laser Scanners||×||?||×||½||×||×|
|± 3rd generation digital field equipment|
|Exa-Min GBM Mobile||×||×||×|
|Magellan Mobile Mapper 6||×||×||-||½||-||-||×||×||-||-||-|
|2nd generation digital field equipment|
|Computers in Geology Feldbuch||-|
|1st generation digital field equipment|
|C||form handling for standardised data|
|D||memoranda and sketches|
|E||A table of ages and formations|
|F||A means of communicating with home base|
|H||Determining relative position|
|I||Safety and protection|