Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here are a few things I've run across today:
  • Both on and offline, I've been getting a lot of questions about my weight loss. How did I do it? What did I give up? Did I follow a program? Do I still eat meat? The answers are: It's complicated, not as much as you'd think, no, and yes. I still eat meat, but not a lot, and it's locally and humanely produced. But if you're weighing the omnivore vs. vegetarian thing, here's an good introduction: Are vegetarian diets ok? (and by the way, this is an awesome book. I read it cover to cover and it changed the way I think about food.)
  • Google Street View is now a 50-state enterprise (welcome, Aloha State!).
  • Splurb is attempting to bring you what's currently buzzing on the web.
  • 10 of winter's most intriguing films


fletch said...

It would be interesting to know how much gas Google Street View is saving. I was recently in the market for a rental house in a somewhat unfamiliar city. Using the street view, I could see the neighborhood and in most cases the house itself and make decisions without having to drive there. It also helps to know an address visually so you don't bypass it when going there. Street View is one of those ideas that people like me sit around and dream about, but think its too outlandish and far out to make happen, yet it HAS happened already. Far out.

alice said...

I've used it more times than I can count for looking up a place I've never been to before. I've also had some fun going back and visiting places I haven't seen since I was a child (like my family's beach haunts along the coast of South Jersey). The user photos are very cool, too!