Google Maps’ Streetview [Nearly] Completes LA

Per Zach’s post at LAist, I can now find my house on Google Streetview:

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The quality of the images are much better too — here’s a great example of how ridiculous it is that my street is one-way: look at what the mailman has to do to get out the way of the Googmobile!

They did miss a couple of the smaller dead-end streets near me, but still — very cool. Now all I want is to be able to embed real-time traffic overlays!

LAist Anon Protest Video Gets 10k++ Diggs

Zach shot this at yesterday’s Anonymous protest across from the Church of Scientology on his Flip camera. Immediately after uploading it to YouTube (and before he even posted it to LAist), it was Dugg and is currently on its way to the Top 10 most popular Diggs of the year. The video itself is a testament to right-place/right-time, brevity and the the fact that you can play it straight from Digg. The content kinda gave me chills the first time I saw it. Way to go, Zach! Also gotta give credit to whomever submitted the Digg as the headline (“This is how police SHOULD react to protesters”) is perfect for Digg.

BarCampLA-5 Was a Blast

Best BarCampLA to date? Quite possibly. There were some amazing presentations — Hopefully presos / audio, etc will be posted online soon. I hosted PowerPoint Karaoke and almost died laughing. There was a very well used gong. Vinyl was spun, there was a Rickroll Train, a Rockband rocktackular, even a couple sessions delete with food artistry and consumption. Read my post from Day 1 at LAist. Check out the photos via flickr:

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