Thursday, February 5, 2009

Odds & Ends

-- Google Earth will now let you explore both the ocean and time! A new historical feature lets you see satellite images from different time periods. From SF Gate: Former Vice President Al Gore, now known for his environmental activism, highlighted the Grinnell Glacier in Montana for the audience of Google executives, partners and press, starting with aerial image from 1991 and then showing subsequent photographs in which the ice field dramatically shrinks in size. "My hope is that people around the world will use Google Earth to see for themselves the reality because of the climate crisis," said Gore, who also serves as a Google adviser.

-- The smell of maple syrup that has been a NYC mystery has finally been solved. Apparently it comes from a plant in New Jersey.

-- The TED Conference, a gathering of brilliant people, is going on now and I'm terribly sad that I wasn't invited. Bill Gates tried to give them all malaria, just to prove a point.

-- Last night's gay party at Northeast Kingdom,a Bushwick first, was a big, big success. I'd like to give a shout-out to organizers Jeff Hnilicka & Scot Bowman for their efforts. The next party is Wednesday, March 4, and every first Wednesday of the month after that. Just take the L train to Jefferson, starts at 11pm.

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