The lab is where I put works-in-progress, experiments, and other stuff that either isn't ready for prime-time or was never meant to be. Anything here could disappear or stop working at any time.
I have custom perl scripts to manage my photos. If the photos have GPS co-ordinates attached I can also generate a map with clickable markers to see the images. I can also put a track of where I walked, curtesy of my GPS logger. Here is an example of a map tagged with photos, waypoints, and a gps track.
Getting good local news on the web isn't as easy as it looks. There is either way too much noise or it misses many stories. Here is my version of local news, all automatically generated, mostly from blog posts.