Monday, July 18, 2005

He's got the whole world in his RAM...

As a father to be, you can well imagine how preoccupied I am with the impending change in my life. A blog seems like a great place to get that sort of thing off my chest and wax lyrical about what's to come, my hopes and fears etc.

With that in mind, I want to write today about Google Earth.

Goodness me! I haven't been so impressed with a piece of software since Ghostbusters on the Commodore 64. Google Earth is just marvelous, and if you have a broadband connection and a reasonable graphics card (it doesn't have to be top of the range or anything) I recommend you install it NOW. (Oh, I think you need a PC too, so Mac owners will have to wait. Sorry.)

It's basically a piece of software with which to view satellite imagery of the Earth. I can zoom in from space to see my house quite clearly. Great stuff!

(I'm playing about with a new way to upload images to Blogger here. They will look smaller than the files I upload, but when you click on them they'll show the full image. I'll give it a try and see if I like it.)

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