Archive for March 22nd, 2009

This is something that completely blew me away.

For anyone who hasn’t seen this yet, Google Street View is an extra layer in Google Earth that shows you eye-level panoramic photographs by a click from the regular Google Earth aerial picture. Click on a camera icon in that are lined up along the roads and you zoom in to a 360° panorama photographed at street level. You can also get there by looking for an address in Google Maps and then clicking on the “Street View” link.

76 Worcester Road, Sutton, Surrey

I went on a nostalgic trip to visit various places I have lived in (like the above, which is the house I grew up in for the first 18 years of my life) and walked routes along streets just like I did 20 or 30 years ago. Just totally amazing.

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More hope in sight for a cure to Parkinson’s disease.

After having watched my father die of this disease, I am always on the lookout for hope that there will be a cure before I get too old. From what I understand, it is not a hereditary disease as such, but the propensity to contract it does appear to run in families.

Of course what I’d like to see would be a complete cure, but I’ll start with a relief if that’s what’s on offer.

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