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Google Maps JavaScript API V3 Examples

This post contains a number of examples which use the Google Maps JavaScript V3 APIs. I am going assume that you are quite comfortable with JavaScript programming in general and are somewhat familiar with at least Version 2 of the Google Maps JavaScript APIs. In May 2010, version 2 of the Google Maps API was deprecated in favour of version 3. At the same time Street View support, based on HTML rather than on Flash as in version 2, was added to version 3. The version 2 APIs will be supported for at least three years but no new features

Not your Grandfather's dd Utility!

A recent article in Red Hat Magazine by Noah Gift and Grig Gheorghiu called “This isn’t your grandpappy’d dd command demonstrated how to use Python, the dd utility and the Google Chart API to produce a bar chart showing throughput at different block sizes. However the output from the Python script was not the actual graph but a URL which you then had to paste into a Web browser to view the resulting chart. I though this script would be useful but did not want to have to cut and paste a URL into a Web browser so I decided