Monthly Archives: August 2008

Meaning of a Name (Gustav)

Most people would be aware that a Hurricane that has been named Gustav is currently moving into the Gulf of Mexico and there is currently lots of media attention on New Orleans. Most of the news is about evacuations and stuff like that given that the City is built foolishly close to sea level, in lots of cases below sea level. (New Orleans Elevation Map).

Now here is the fun part I did a little search for ‘Gustav’, and Wikipedia came up with a wonderful result:
Gustav, Gustaf or Gustave (meaning “staff of the gods”)

The name is an old Swedish name, and their have been at least six Swedish kings with the name.

So all I can say now is, for the love of god get out now will you still can because the” Staff of the gods” is coming.

For more information on the name Gustav you can read the article Gustav (name) on Wikipedia

Google Street View Now Avalible in Australia

Damn I missed my chance to put something in my front yard for Google street view, but anyway I can see my house. Google Street view allows you to take a virtual tour of the streets on which they have taken photos with their fancy 360 degree camera system. One thing that disappoints me is however that they could have used this as an opportunity to fix some of the map mistakes that exist in my local area, for example the Pacific Highway in the area of Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads. The image you see below is the intersection of Sharra Boolavad and Brunswick Valley Way, not the Pacific Highway like it shows. The highway was upgraded but the map was not.