So check this out: I have been geotagging my pictures for a while, for the most part. Smugmug reads the GPS data and uses Google to show a map of where I was when I took the picture. Only one of my galleries has the GPS data — I’ve been uploading pictures stripped of exif data — but take a look at this gallery. When it loads, click on the “Map This” button in the upper right. When you get the map, click on a green ‘dot.’

Now is that cool or what? BTW, one location is a little off. Can you guess which one? Think about it.

Birds at Palo Alto BaylandsThere’s an article in this morning’s Chronicle about Michael Bernard Loggins. He’s created his own words to mean things he needs to say. For example, there’s Unclude, v. Keeping things you don’t appreciate out of your life. The one that is particularly apropos to me is “Blank-Trip” – a trip that doesn’t result in what you wanted. My trip to the Palo Alto Baylands this morning was a working definition of “Blank-Trip.”