It appears that Google has finally sent its Street View camera car to Bellingham.

I was just browsing the new Mac update of Google Earth (which has a really cool new feature that lets you see what parts of the Earth are in daylight and night right now) when I saw they finally have some street view photos available of The City of Subdued Excitement.

It's not very comprehensive coverage (no surprise there), mostly consisting of I-5, the Guide Meridian, Sunset Drive, Chuckanut Drive, and a few other random places, but at least it's a start. My neighbourhood isn't covered. Sorry, you don't get to see me standing on my porch in the buff smoking in this release.
Wow, I had forgotten all about this:
Honourary Canadian Citizenship certificate
I got this on April 11, 1998, more than a decade ago.
It's still out there on the net, and I only rediscovered it because I have Google Alerts set up to notify me when my name is mentioned somewhere on the Internet. From time to time, it "re-finds" old stuff that has been floating around out there for years (or in this case, decades), and alerts me to their presence.

Get your own honourary Canadian citizenship here.
Time I posted the previous LJ entry (the ENGL 351 story assignment): 14:55.

Time Google Blogs Alert email arrived letting me know Google had crawled the page: 16:02.

Time elapsed between publishing this story and it's being crawled by Google: 1hr, 7mins.

Damn. That's fast. Talk about an accelerating culture!


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