Friday, October 29, 2010

the three most scenic flights in america

1. Punta Arenas - Santiago
Sit on the east side of the plane and soak in views of the Andes for
the entire flight. Highlights are the massive icefields in the south
along with the glacial lakes, Fitz Roy, and Torres del Paine.

2. Los Angeles - east
Views of the Grand Canyon are just as grand from the air, especially
since it takes an hour to fly over it.

3. Los Angeles - Seattle
Sitting on the east side, beaches in SoCal, followed by Yosemite,
followed by the volcanoes in Oregon and Washington.

Friday, October 22, 2010

a few random things

  1. By the end of November, I think I would have seen Chinese films at five different theatres in Seattle - 3 within walking distance from my place (Central Cinema, Egyptian, Harvard Exit).

  2. About Windows Phone 7 - a lot of fuss has gone on about how there are only a few thousand apps compared to iPhone's hundreds of thousands. In the end, the ones that I need are there (OneBusAway, Foursquare, Facebook, Google Voice) along with some others that I use sporadically (Flashlight, Fandango, YouTube, Shazam, Yelp, Messenger). The only ones missing are the Seattle Times and Instapaper. If you're looking for a fart app, sorry!

  3. 125 more miles till 200k on the 1993 Honda Accord. Miles driven this month: 25.

  4. Miles biked this month: 250+

  5. I've spend a lot of time wondering how the insane "ramps to nowhere" interchange on SR520 at the Arboretum were intended to be if complete. I finally found the answer.

    The plan:

    The result:,+Seattle,+King,+Washington+98102&ll=47.644466,-122.297047&spn=0.005775,0.013937&t=h&z=17

  6. I live on 13th Ave E, but at one point it was to be called Randolph St.