Chris Schmidt (crschmidt) wrote,
Chris Schmidt

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Holy crap, Google Maps Satellite Imagery is flirking cool.

I spent more than 30 minutes last night just crusing around the country. The most amusing part was going to my old dorm, then starting to cruise north. Most people don't really understand that other than the school, there is very little in Champaign Urbana - this definitely proves it. This is a good example of the kind of thing you really do feel if you're there: leave town, and you've got nothing around for miles.

Another cool one is the move I made at 14, mostly because the imagery in that area is something you can crank up to maximum zoom and still see: you can see the pool behind my second house, even.

I think that I'm going to be spending a lot of time playing with this, just like mendel.

Kristan, Jess and I shot skeeball last night. I also played on "Police Trainer", a game that used to be at a local movie theatre when I was a lot younger, cost twice as much, and I was never allowed to "waste" my money on it. I loved that game. I think I'll have to visit Space Center more.

Kids were at Grandma's last night, Jess and I ended up cleaning the bedroom at 11pm. I'm almost done with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I'm now listed as a contributor on the FOAF Specification: check out the list at the bottom. It reads like a "Who's Who" of Semantic Web giants, which makes me feel pretty cool. The code that got me there is in my redland tools section.

Masahide has done it again, creating a nifty image annotater which may actually cause me to annotate some of my images. The thing is simply incredible, and it's all Javascripty goodness, so I think I can copy it locally and hack it, which would be awesome. I'll never cease to be amazed by his work.

There is a beautiful blue sky outside today.

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