Google Is Now Instantaneous

I was posting some new pictures to Flickr just now, and i wanted to name this picture after an old line from I Love Lucy. I typed in the title, and later Googled it to see if I spelled it right. I didn’t, but the #1 result in Google was THAT VERY PICTURE. Google now takes less than 14 minutes to update its cache.

I went to the office on Saturday to get some work done, but the weather was so nice that I gave up around 3 p.m. and just walked aimlessly around town. I visited a comic shop, bought some old back issues of Starlog magazine from my childhood, picked up some cookies and a beer and sat in a park in the Village. The streets were really alive with people for the first time. Or rather, alive with people who were on the street by choice, not because they had to be somewhere. The gelato stands were a feeding frenzy and park benches everywhere were packed. Every business’s windows were open, every outdoor table was full.

Later on I ambled my way to a coffee shop to set up camp by the open door.

Here are some of the photo highlights for the last week:

the last unicorn
amusing trash
my early morning transit ride
bear runs loose in Union Square
Fab 5 Freddy runs loose in Union Square
the privacy of homelessness
the complaints of homelessness
F stop symmetry
specializing in male DVD
clock tower one and two
nothing to see here