This is how version numbers get ruined.
(Source: travelingcolors, via the-travelers-soul)
Iron Man was sold out yesterday afternoon so I hung out with a swan. (at The Swan Boats)
Ah, this explains a few things about GeoGuessr. The blue shaded areas represent parts of the world covered by Google Street View imagery.
MapCrunch is more fun if all you want to do is see random locations one after another with the option to locate them on a map. Just keep pressing the green “Go” button and be a virtual tourist.
Kim Jong Il, jealous of Seoul’s Olympic Games in 1988, decided to create his own. He called it The World Festival of Youth and Students. To prepare, Pyongyang was cleared of people who were disabled and shorter people had to take ‘height medicine’ to grow taller.
GeoGuesser isn’t as extensive as I first thought. I regularly see repeat locations, which seems incomprehensible given the amount of Google Street View data that must be out there. So the database must contain a relatively small set of hand-selected spots.
And there are a metric buttload of locations in Australia. Whenever you don’t know where a town is try dropping the marker in Western Australia and you won’t be too far off.
I was hoping the site was driven by an algorithm that would slowly reveal all sorts of exotic locations in the world. The creator says improvements are coming. Anyway, I appreciate the effort and the fun diversion for an hour or two.
Close, but lightning bolts don’t end in arrowheads. Unless maybe Zeus is throwing them.
Nitpicks aside, Degrees is a decent little menu bar app for current weather conditions.
I’m really enjoying the Google Street View mashup game GeoGuesser. It can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to choose the correct part of the world. The satisfaction of pinpointing a location within a few miles is worth it.
(via Jason Kottke)
Vernona Jarbeau, 1885 (by George Eastman House)
I have no idea what’s going on here, but I like it. She looks much more a part of 2013 than 1885 (!).