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Thursday, 14 July 2005

world travel...

OK, I'll be honest - apart from a management meeting at work which took up much of the day (involving a fair amount of table thumping, and I'm going to have to write up the minutes... how did I land that?) - I have been completely preposessed by the newest, most addictive internet toy: earth.google.com.

It needs a fairly modern PC and a broadband connection, but the results? Breathtaking. Last time I flew back from Germany, the skies were clear, and I could see the ships on the North Sea, and the Suffolk and Essex towns we flew over as we approached the airport, but still didn't know where we were... this takes it to a breathtaking new level.

Today, for example, my colleagues and I found Alcatraz and "Area 51" (Google Earth files - jpgs here and here), and there's plenty of other places to see... In spite of having spent at least half-an-hour looking, though, I still couldn't find the Great Wall Of China (which can't, incidentally, be seen from space).

Links of the day:

  • pool.dylantree.com/phorum5/read.php?1,293811 : A pictorial collection of some of the most hilarious album covers I've ever seen. A fine addition to one of the most extensive Bob Dylan discussion sites on the interweb. (Thank you for the link, Mary!)
  • www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs : Even more bad album covers - this time classified by genre. Remind me not to put my face on a piece of 12" square glossy card... (ThanTs)
  • earth.google.com : Two links in one blog entry? It's worth it (if you can!) - I promise!

Posted by james at July 14, 2005 10:26 PM

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