Google news travels faster than I do these days, but just in case: Check out Google Maps Satellite feature. Look up an address, then click "Satellite" in the upper right to switch to an overhead photo of the location. It zooms and pans just like the map view, and you can even plot driving directions on the photo.
Then check out Matt Haughey's mash-up of satellite images and Flickr annotations to document his childhood, and the "memory maps" of others playing along. (Nothing Google-specific about Matt's idea or satellite photos on the web, but Google's interface is just plain inspiring.)
Stanford Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium, webcast and archived. Noted so I'll remember to revisit after C-One designer Jeri Ellsworth visits Stanford on May 18, but there are other good ones in their list.
State of Idaho House Concurrent Resolution No. 29, "stating legislative findings and commending Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for the production of the movie "Napoleon Dynamite."
WHEREAS, the State of Idaho recognizes the vision, talent and creativity of Jared and Jerusha Hess in the writing and production of "Napoleon Dynamite"; and
WHEREAS, the scenic and beautiful City of Preston, County of Franklin and the State of Idaho are experiencing increased tourism and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, filmmaker Jared Hess is a native Idahoan who was educated in the Idaho public school system; and
WHEREAS, the Preston High School administration and staff, particularly the cafeteria staff, have enjoyed notoriety and worldwide attention; and
WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's most famous export; and
WHEREAS, Tina the llama, the chickens with large talons, the 4-H milk cows, and the Honeymoon Stallion showcase Idaho's animal husbandry; and
WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring therein, that we commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural culture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Idaho, advocate always following your heart, and thus we eagerly await the next cinematic undertaking of Idaho's
Adopted, April 6, 2005, 69-0-1 (zero nay votes). (Article in the Idaho Statesman.)