Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Google Maps Satellite Upgrade


As noted in the Google Maps Mania blog, Google Maps's satellite imagery has been updated for the vast majority of it's coverage area. Resolution is now about 4x better, so you can almost identify what kind of cars those are. And the images have been updated with 2006 shots in many areas. So, if the images weren't from directly above, you'd be able to tell we painted our house relatively recently!

Sleepless in St. Louis

Dear Sleepless,

I'm sorry to hear that your child has a fever and hasn't slept well tonight. It is good that you say her fever's finally broken and she is resting peacefully next to her mother in your bed -- however unfortunate that may be for you. Still, I can't help but wonder what you are doing awake at 4:30 in the morning while your family is sleeping.

Sweet dreams,
--Mr. Obvious

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Pretty much everyone who reads this blog also read's this one. So, you already know that as of last Monday, my hair has started to thing on top and stick up in strange pointy configurations on the sides.

Indeed, I've officially moved from the ranks of tech-junkie to pointy-haired, acronym creating, buzz-word using manager. That's how it looks on paper, but really, I think of it more like this. I think that having a very strong technical background can be valuable for a technical manager. I also think that I don't have to entirely lose that technical skill in becoming a manager. I also know I'm completely naive about what management will entail.

So, I'm thrilled to be managing our St. Louis development team. It's a good bunch of people.