Link Roundup: Apr. 17, 2005

LA Times: 10 essential hikes
If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re into hiking, go ahead and check it out. The funny thing about LA is that it’s big enough that it could be a three hour drive just to get to the hike. Luckily, there are plenty of trails right in my own back yard so I don’t actually have to drive that far.

Colorblind Web Page Filter
Curious what it’s like to be color blind? Try this side out. If you’re a web designer you should make sure that all of your pages are at least usable to the colorblind (don’t expect them to look “pretty” though).

Google helps you search faster
Google has added code to some search results pages to tell your cool new browser to start loading the page(s) that you’re likely to click in the background. This is great if you’re still on dial-up because that time while you’re reading through the results before you click the first one isn’t being wasted anymore. And in unrelated Google news….

Google Video Uploader
Is this going to be a video version of Flickr? Google may be onto something with their video distribution plans, but only time will tell. It does make me think that Flickr should make an easy way for people to order prints and high-res versions of pictures that they like.

Atlas of the Human Journey
For about $100 National Geographic will test your DNA and tell you where your ancestors lived, and the path they took out of Africa. This is a really cool way to fund research.