10/26/2005: Geek Toy o'the Day
This is the best one since the Baby Name Wizard Name Voyager:
As you enter in a zip code, you'll see the application highlight the "map" so as to narrow down the communities within that zip code range (if that sounds confusing, I'm not explaining it right. Just play with it a bit, and you'll intuit it).
For a real fun time, click on "zoom" (or hit the "z" key) to enable zooming, and as you enter the zip code the "map" will zoom into the community you're finding the zip for. The only thing I could ask for is more map details (especially in zoom mode; it'd be interesting to zoom down to, say, a street map of my neighborhood when I type in my zip code). I think this application, overlaid on Google Maps using the Google Maps API, would be awesome.
Credit: The For Real Deal (formerly "The Phil Harwell Blog Type Thing"; I'll get around to changing that on the blogroll Real Soon Now).
Len on 10.26.05 @ 09:36 PM CST