Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3830 Hal and I are on the map

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A few months ago (last summer?) I happened to be stopped at an intersection when the Google Maps car went by.

If you go to https://www.google.com/maps/place/919+N+Concourse/@40.445829,-74.213752,3a,15y,318.04h,78.26t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sROo6PdNZcJUFKafqRsJglA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c234b38a33c909:0x3f9818f443aaac80 (I hope that link works for you) you'll see a little black convertible (Hal) with a little old lady inside (me).

If the link doesn't work, go to maps.google.com, ask for 919 N. Concourse, Keyport, NJ, pick up the little man (street view) and move him to the nearest intersection, drag the screen to face him the right direction, zoom in, and with luck, we'll be there.

I'm almost sorry I wasn't doing something embarrassing.


Anonymous said...

How absolutely cool! What happened with the screaming meemies (i.e., smoke detectors)?

the queen said...

I saw a google car go by and it never occurred to me that I might be in a photo.

~~Silk said...

Kris - Turned my daughter, the electrical engineer, loose on it. Turns out you have to hold the test button for a long time, like 30 seconds.

Queen - Might? Probably! Do you remember where? You have to look around a bit in that vicinity, because it's very time-dependent, especially at intersections.

~~Silk said...

Much later - well, it's gone now. They redid the street, I guess.