Monthly Archives April 2005

Free books

Candice and I went to Mexicali Rosa’s at the Dow’s Lake Pavilion for fajitas and margaritas tonight. I am full of both and thus a happy mendel. Olé. There’s a shelf near the elevators on the way in from the parking garage here on which people in the building leave things that they don’t want […]

More with Google Maps

Some more neat Google Maps satellite photos, mostly aviation-related but not all: Aircraft Boneyard, Davis Monthan Airforce Base, Tucson, AZ A bunch of neat stuff at Edwards AFB: Giant compass rose (with a B-52 at 270° for scale) Runway 18/36 on Rogers Dry Lake, ready for a Shuttle landing A pair of SR-71 Blackbirds Launch […]

arbitrary thumbtacks on

Does anyone know how to get Google maps to locate a thumbtack at an arbitrary point on a map? I recall directions from Brevity on how to get it to draw an arbitrary route, which is a nice touch, but I’d like to be able to say “The thing I am talking about is HERE” […]

area 51, mysterious circles

Internet discovers irrigation while looking for Area 51. (See the comments of the linked post.) Someone really needs to convince BoingBoing that those irrigation circles are something mysterious.

Fun with Google Maps

So Google Maps now has a satellite mode. Now, Americans have had various access to satellite imagery for a while, through Terraserver and related sites, but good high-resolution coverage of Canada other than Toronto is pretty rare. But Google has high-res imagery for Ottawa and Montreal, and medium-res for most of Ontario, so here are […]

omg sekrit!!

While looking on the Vatican’s website to find out if there was any news about Schroedinger’s Pope, I found this. Don’t tell anyone!

Only so many gags to go around

Well, this is odd. Today’s Foxtrot and Get Fuzzy: I thought “April Fool’s joke” at first, but I didn’t see any other comics with the same gag. Anyone else see any? Edit: Here’s another, Pearls Before Swine: Definitely an April Fool’s joke, I think. Any other comics?