My brother, a couple of friends, and I have been tossing around the idea of going to Germany sometime. After all, I’ve studied the language for two years now and want to make an attempt to use it before I inevitably forget it. Since plane tickets are a little expensive in the summer, we decided we’d hit up Google Maps to see how it suggested we get there. They estimated that it would take about 30 days to get from our house to Berlin. That includes a 3,462 mi swim across the Atlantic Ocean … and you thought the Iron Man Triathlon was a feat.
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I wonder if Google has a disclaimer to fall back on in case someone attempts to follow these directions and drowns.
While Stan and I were on our trip back to West Chicago from Pennsylvania, he made some comment about his requirements were he to work for the government or the military. I shot a brief video with my digital camera.
Adam showed me this amusing movie this afternoon. If you want a funny perspective on the Mac vs. Windows debate, check it out.
Mic & Mac
I was writing an e-mail to Dr. Welch, my SDL staff group’s advisor and before sending, Thunderbird’s spell checker popped up with the following suggestion for his name:
Really, it’s not all that funny at all 2 minutes later and I don’t know why I am posting this. But, eh, maybe someone will find it amusing. If I’m going to take the time to write, I should write something meaningful. Maybe I’ll give that a shot later.
So, Software Engineering has finally gotten the best of me. I was writing a sequential list of eight numbers. Instead of starting at one, I began with zero, as one would index an array. It took me until I got to three before I realized what I had done.
Someone save me!
So while we were out eating at the mall tonight, Jon Dickman commented that the only way a burrito better than Chipotle‘s could be made would be if Google made it.
With the high rate of attacks on women in secluded parking lots, especially during evening hours, the Minneapolis City Council has established a “Women Only” parking lot at the Mall of America. Even the parking lot attendants are exclusively female so that a comfortable and safe environment is created for patrons.
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