This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation. When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Your mileage may vary.
We love The Google, don't we? Most of my blog buddies are using The Google's blog software, we Google stuff all the time, we gladly use The Google Maps.
So when I kid, it's all in fun, right?
I look up City College of San Francisco. It's out by Balboa Park, far from downtown but very close to a BART station called... Balboa Park! Great for the car-free Matty Boy! Yay!
So I ask for directions from the BART station to the college. 4.1 miles.
That can't be right. The whole city of San Francisco fits in a 7 mile by 7 mile square. But then I look at the car directions.
Leave the BART station, get on the 280 freeway, drive about a mile and a half out of your way, turn around and get on the same freeway heading back, get off at the exit where you entered, drive to the college. 4.1 miles.
Okay, how about walking? 0.4 miles. Nobody walking is going to be idiot enough to get on the freeway when the whole thing is about a six minute walk, tops.
Anybody else experience such a goofy glitch on The Google? This is the first time I've seen it go so bad, which I why I mention it.
I kid. I kid because I love. Don't turn off my e-mail account, please.