Posts Tagged ‘google’

Streetview gallery

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Thanks to Google Streetview’s new 95% coverage of the UK, which went live yesterday, here’s a visual history of all the houses I ever lived in over there, until I moved to Ireland. Obviously I’m not telling you where they are, though :)

1971-1987

1971-1987

1987-1993

1987-1993

1993-1996

1993-1996

1996-1998

1996-1998

1998-2000

1998-2000

(Although the cars have been spotted out and about in Ireland, there’s no coverage here yet…)

HOPG – HIG screenshots

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

So, I’ve just noticed that some of the Google HOPG tasks involve updating the HIG screenshots.  I don’t know if the other HIG authors were alerted to this, but I certainly wasn’t.

Apart from a degree of discourtesy to the HIG authors, this oversight is surely particularly unhelpful to the people who claimed the tasks, as the maintainers who will ultimately decide if their work is fit for inclusion have not been around to offer advice as they were going along.

Also, FWIW, the draft version of the HIG already has several updated screenshots in it, so hopefully nobody has wasted their time duplicating those.  I’ll review what I can this week, but this is my last working week this year and I have other stuff taking priority.  So maybe Bryan, Seth, Anna etc. could help out here too, if they’re reading :) 

Google Swag

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Was slightly surprised to find a Google Summer of Code 2007 t-shirt in the mail this morning– had forgotten I’d even signed up as a mentor. Obviously my services weren’t required this year, which is probably no bad thing for the would-be protégé.