You know those days when you come home to an empty house, having spent half the morning in a hospital gown and a doctor doing ultrasound scans on your testicles, and then half the afternoon trying to work your way through a pile of immediate website fixes before getting to the stuff that you promised someone in another unit that you’d finish in two days and that was three and a half weeks ago?
Well, this video is something akin to an antidote to those kind of days. According to b3ta.com this is “just a bunch of Americans mucking around and miming to Harvey Danger‘s ‘Flagpole Sitta’.”
But I think we all know that it’s more than that. This video embodies the hope of a new generation, it questions the fundamentals of western civilisation as we know it, it captures the Zeitgeist of … oh, just watch the video and make up your own mind.
Have you seen the new feature on Google Maps: Street View? It allows you to see a 360° high-resolution view of certain cities at street level. Currently the only cities available are in the USA (from West to East):
San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Check out the video (imbedded above) on YouTube of the Google Maps Street View; it’s a very entertaining introduction, created by the fine folks at the Googleplex.
Closer to home
I’d love to see this implemented for St Andrews, so that we could use the information on the university website (will mash-ups be available for Street View too?); we currently use Google Maps on the University maps page.
Microsoft, however, are one step ahead and can provide Scotland’s oldest university with the following wonderful aerial views of St Andrews at Live Search Maps. (The postcode linked to, by the way, is where my office is.)