Adventures in the Lone Star State

The Progression of Surfing the Net

I came into work today all ready to work on an internal web app that I’m building. I have yet to make meaningful progress today because of a number of distractions. First, I had to help Michele move six boxes of wrapped fudge to the 7th floor. After that, I got to my desk and proceeded to check any updates on Facebook, read the news, etc. I came across a NY Times article (hat tip: Xaida) on the best travel spots for 2008. Number eight on the list is Death Valley, a place that I’ve wanted to visit for several years (if you’re interested in going, please let me know). Anyway, from Death Valley, I jumped onto Google Maps to get a better look at the area. Then I noticed a big gray box: government land in Nevada. I started thinking to myself, “I wonder where Area 51 is…” I then hopped on Wikipedia and started reading about it. I momentarily got distracted by HMMWV’s, but I quickly returned to see if I could locate Area 51 on Google Maps.

So there you have it: Facebook => NY Times => Death Valley => Google Maps => Area 51.

One thing to note about the image found below…check out all of the craters. These were made from various bombs that the Air Force tested. Look at the one near the top; it’s over 500 feet wide!

December 11th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

2 Responses to “The Progression of Surfing the Net”

  1. Elise Says:

    I also checked out the NY Times places to visit today. I found myself on google doing research on all of the places I want to visit now…

  2. Fernando Says:

    Do you have any places in particular that you’re looking at?

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