5/31/07

MC Escher New York?


The way Google Maps stitches together some of the images makes this image of the Empire State Building look Escher-esque.

5/30/07

Limited memorial

This is a grim newspaper item:
FORT LEWIS, Wash. - So many Fort Lewis soldiers are being killed in Iraq that the Army base will no longer hold individual memorial services.

Starting next month, Fort Lewis will hold one memorial a month for all the dead soldiers.

The Fort Lewis acting commander, Brig. Gen. William Troy, told staff last week that the number of soldiers in harm's way will preclude individual services.


Meanwhile, whatever happened to the daily track of Iraq war casualties? I reckon news services stopped reminding us of it every day once it surpassed the number of people killed in the Trade Centers attack.

FYI...as of today (May 30th, 2007):

  • U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 3461

  • Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 9

  • Total 3470

  • Latest Coalition Fatality: May 30, 2007

5/23/07

My first Google Map


Here's my first attempt at using google maps.

See if you figure out what this map represents.