02 October 2005

the ultimate in apathy

it's official: i am addicted to google earth. apparently the same photos are used in both google earth and the 'satellite' feature of google maps, but damn if google earth isn't 20x cooler. you can zoom in/out with yer mousewheel, fly across the world (makes for some dizzying travel), change the angle of the terrain, and get overlays of parks, restaurants, schools, cemeteries, etc. one thing is, pics of anywhere outside the US are poor at best, and little overlay info exists. that will change with time, i am certain.

so i've spent all weekend looking at the Winchester Mystery House, Cabrini Green and the Robert Taylor Homes (sounds like an awful band), Cook County Hospital (still there!), cemeteries at O'Hare airport, and another cemetery i have visited.. for as hard as it is to find, it's nice they put a label right on it. thank you, google earth!

note: how interesting/sad is it that i spent all night looking at overhead views of chicago projects, while due to neglect, my own apartment looks like one of them...

4 comments:

scott said...

you totally have to check this out. Right now I'm watching an ostrich.

geekgrrl said...

realplayer? fuck that. they could have an ostrich buggering a zebra and i wouldn't watch real.

scott said...

get Real Alternative. It's a free RealPlayer emulator or something, but without all the evil RealPlayer crud.

geekgrrl said...

!!!!!