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Thursday, September 20, 2012

we are SO stealth

not even the great google knows where we are!

I have a friend coming to visit from out of town.  I wanted to e-mail her directions to our humble abode.  Simple thing, right?  Google maps??

I put our address in, pulled up the map, got ready to forward it along (what did we do before the internet?).  But then I looked closer.  That's not our house.  It's a house down the street and around the corner.  We don't live down the street and around the corner.

I checked my typing.  Had to be a typo.  I typed it again.  Again I was directed to down the street and around the corner.  I tried more things - spelling each word out instead of abbreviations, abbreviations instead of full words, fresh load the page and start from scratch.  Each time, down the street and around the corner.



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So this is a bit of a mystery.  I know we used to be on google's A-list.  Satellite view.  Street view.  Map view.  The whole google kaboodle.  Now they're directing to another house.

Chaco's probably behind it.  He does these, sometimes unallowed things when he gets bored.  And Chaco, if you're bored now and hacking onto my screen, close it and go do your homework.

No, he couldn't really hack google.  hahahaha... could he?  Either way, it might help explain the mysterious case of the missing pizza delivery.

Whatever the cause, I'm sure my friend will find me.  We don't need no stinkin' google.
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17 comments:

  1. Ha Ha surely he wouldn't hack into Google, try typing in the address of a house up the street and around the corner, it may just point right at you then :)

    Funny how we got by before Google.

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    1. What's creepy is, they direct to a house that doesn't even exist. Maybe it's poltergeist activity.

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  2. I also seem to remember the roads down there being a bit like spaghetti. I still can't find my way around without my native boyfriend.

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    1. Hmmm, maybe it's just to make google work for their billions. Looks like it's working!

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  3. Every once in a while they like to confuse people to keep them on their toes. I have to specify directions whenever ordering Chinese food.

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    1. Pizza is one thing. I don't mess with Chinese - for that I pick it up myself!

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  4. I never trust Google Maps or Map Quest completely. They typically send me some roundabout way to my destination. But they usually DO reach my destination. I've never had a situation where they brought me to some other place! If this is Chaco's doing, I think you should be worried! :-)

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    1. Yes, this is a first. Gotta be Chaco.

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  5. I think it might be for the best that Google can't find you xD. And yea, I remember when I looked up my old place a long time ago, I was able to physically see my house from the satellite. Very creepy xD.

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    1. It is pretty creepy. In street view, one of my neighbors is outside cooking on his grill.

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  6. I've often wondered how accurate Google maps is. I left on my MEcation today, without my hubby's IPad... so I had no blue dot to let me know if I was on the right track. All I had was printed out directions from Google. At one point, I saw signs at a different exit than the one Google had told me to go. I literally said out loud, "Okay Google maps...I'm trusting you on this one." This time Google was right.
    I sure hope your friend can find your place. Just be sure your neighbor is out cooking on his grill so she can recognize it. (That would freak me out to think I was 'caught on tape' in my own backyard!)

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    1. Maybe that's the key. We must speak out loud to Google Maps. I'll go try shouting my address at it.

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  7. I have always treated Google's locations as very vague - last time I looked up a place it showed me a field full of cows!

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    1. Hmm. Were the cows kissing? That's how I now picture British cows thanks to you.

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  8. A homeless dog's rescue was facilitated by Google Maps. Worked out pretty well for that pooch: http://www.wimp.com/getsrescued/

    And if Chaco's responsible for deflecting searches to around the corner, he's got some serious computer kung fu!

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  9. "Stinkin'" Google?

    Wash your mouth out with soap!

    HAS to be the kid! ...not my beloved Google. Say it ain't so.

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