Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Returning Update

Well I've safely made it back from our trip and I have been raving about it since. The entire time was really quite incredible, we had so much fun, saw so many sights, and drove a LOT of really beautiful country. I will be posting our photo gallery soon with more highlights as well.

Now a few findings that I wanted to share:
  • Walk Score - http://www.walkscore.com/ -- This website is pretty cool and gives you a score of how "walkable" your neighborhood is in regards to how close you are to local places like libraries, groceries, bars, etc... my neighborhood in Berkeley score a 91 of 100. What's yours?
  • Google Maps Terrain view! -- Google Maps has finally released a new view which provides you with topographical information on the terrain of the land. It doesn't provide elevation heights, which would be nice. Also, a friend mentioned how neat it would be if you could see the underwater terrain as well. Maybe?
  • Visual Studio 2008 Ships -- There are supposedly a lot of really great features in this new release. I'm not sure if I'll take the leap just yet, although I'm awfully anxious to try it out.

2 comments:

  1. My neighborhood, which is perched above the main intersection in Madison, scored an 88/100. At first I was surprised by this, then I thought that it was fairly logical, considering everything is pretty much within walking distance in this town.

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  2. My walk score is 22… I was rather upset with it. And I was surprised to know that there is another score called drive score to evaluate my house. I found the way to calculate it online at Fizber site (http://drivescore.fizber.com/). I’ve got much better results – 44.

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