Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Follow Swine Flu Live

Just in case you weren't getting panicked enough by all the coverage on the TV, radio, internet, water cooler, you can now follow the live and breaking Google Map view of confirmed/probably/already dead outbreaks of Swine Flu around the world right here (as they're confirmed by the WHO - that's the World Health Organization, not the doctor, or the band from the 70's, just in case you were confused).

And apparently, it's been announced that it's still safe to eat pork, which is good, coz I set off the bbq pork ribs (country style) in the slow cooker before I left for work. And I'm going to enjoy every last drop of them tonight when I get in.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Google Street View UK - the real UK

So, big news today (or maybe yesterday) was the release of StreetView data for the UK. Of course, having all of those special cameras drive up and down high streets across the country mean that foreigners now get a real view of what actually happens on the streets of England. As can be seen from the photo, it normally involves a post-drinking binge puke in the middle of the pavement/sidewalk, something covered in very few brochures that I'm aware of. At least we were spared the pissing in the doorway on the way home (so far anyway).

Update - looks to me like Google is spoiling our fun, and took the image down. That's so not fair....

Update2 - however, you can just move a little further down the street and look back for the side view of the image 8-) Did I tell you I love technology?

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Maps, Google, Humour??

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Maps
  3. Click on Directions
  4. Type "New York" in the From section
  5. Type "London" in the To section
  6. Click Get Directions
  7. Look at instruction number 24

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Google Does Live Traffic

Well, red, yellow and green to indicate how busy it is. Guess it saves having to find the local news sites that do it now when you're travelling. I haven't tried it on the mobile version yet, but if you have, let me know if it exists in that format - that might be cool.

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