i admit that i'm both paranoid and highly skeptical, so i tend not to be really good with compliments.
In fact, i usually think that folks are lying. You know, kinda like how you say nice things to the kid that spent all day drawing a picture of… something… you have no idea what it is ("Why thank you Billy, that's a very nice killer whale driving a pinto into a bus full of World War Two veterans… Oh, sorry, of course it's a picture of your sister. How could i not see that?") You smile, nod, say some nice words and hope that he goes away.
Maybe give him a hug and a cookie. That sort of thing.
Still, i don't mind doing things like the Hack Day we did today. (Granted, i worked most of it so i missed about 50 of the 123 hacks that were presented.) i'm also kinda happy that i had a chance to show off some of the hacks that i did, including one i'm going to tell you about.
i like simple. i like simple a lot. What's more important to me is that simple be, well simple.
Simple shouldn't involve a multi-field form, entering in the destination URL, having an account, and copying content to a web page. Simple should be… well… simple.
address="williams rd and saratoga rd san jose ca"
In fact, if you don't want to be HTTP compliant, you can specify these like
address:williams rd and saratoga rd san jose ca
but that doesn't work 100% right on blogs and stuff that converts quotes or adds line breaks.
And what you get is:
Oh yeah, and everything is optional, even the address. Granted, if you don't specify one, i do and that'd be silly.
As for zoom levels, they're pretty much the same ones that you see on http://maps.yahoo.com and go world, country, state, city, street, house.