According to this map, the Adirondack State Park is less than half a square mile in size! You can click the map to find more fun updated Google Maps stuff. Read more at Google LatLong (via Techcrunch via Almanack)
Dang it, do have to Twitter now too? Someone might owe me lunch for snagging the best user name.
6:54 AM – Hey, it’s kinda fun to be part of the worldwide disaster of epic proportions!
7:45 AM – Seeing reports that things are coming back up in the USA, but not yet here in NNY.
8:00 AM – Happy to report that I’m logged in. FF extensions still buggy, but that’s OK. Weird, I had to fill in a CAPTCHA after logging in, but before the Inbox. Never had that before.
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If so, then you’re also not likely monitoring your web statistics. It’s so easy to get ripped-off these days, but also so easy to avoid. This is something you have to do – YOU, the person who pays the bills.
Power users have always used Google for everything, including travel. Today the vast majority of all travelers are using the internet for every phase of their consumptive cycle and it is no surprise that Google’s market share continues to rise.
Some days back I was searching Google Maps and noticed the “Explore this Area” link. I guess I was too busy or something to fully digest the implications of this. Then, I notice the “More” layer appear next to “Map”. Photos from Panoramio?
Ever since I saw the reference to I Am Legend and the post-apocalyptic squirrel on grassy logo, I can’t stop seeing Will Smith dancing around as the Fresh Prince. I love that show.
A fun and relatively productive Governor’s Tourism Shindig was the activity of the day. It’s good to “come down from the hills” and see some city people every now and then. I even got a haircut just for the occasion. I’ll give you my highlights and some bonus pictures after the jump.
"These trails are constructed for motor vehicles operating at a high rate of speed" ... "The state argues that the new trails will enable DEC to close routes in the interior of the Preserve, enhancing its overall wildness."
"Public hearings are going on right now in towns and cities across New York state. In all there are a total of 102 different parcels being affected by various proposed changes, some of them major and some minor."
"How nature and the outdoors are appreciated or experienced differs across cultures. We must therefore continue to understand what people care about and why, as well as how forests are viewed, valued, and being used by our changing communities."
"The destinations presented in the media are generally so unattainable by most people that they might as well be on the moon–and don’t even bother going if you’re not wearing expensive, high-tech apparel and using modern, high-priced gear."
"The Adirondacks may be relatively young mountains, but their distinctive grey granite, anorthosite, originated 1.1 billion ago, so deep in the earth's crust that only continental collision could have formed it."
"The Tribe believes the County’s efforts to impose taxation or regulation of businesses on tribal land is not only unlawful, it creates an undue economic burden that is harmful to our community’s economic development and enterprises."
"... our legislators decided to turn it over to a sketchy non-profit corporation that is not subject to the same scrutiny under the FOIL [Freedom of Information Law] and Open Meetings Law that every other agency is."
"In my opinion, a lot of the problem is that ORDA and the Convention and Visitors Bureau don't work together, year round, for the common goal of promoting the community, for the benefit of the whole region."