Configuring Google Earth for a tour 

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It's Monday, May 3, 2010

Good Morning, ! Sunday morning greeted us with snow and very uncomfortable wind. So we decided on a day of rest and catching up on email. Yesterday, I didn't mean to pooh-pooh Monument Valley. Those majestic spires are definitely very unique and very interesting sights. That is why Millions of people come from all over the world to look up at them and shiver in awe, and to take memories and pictures home. Those lonely spires only pale, when you drive SR95. There you see forests of multi-colored rock spires, from ochre to black, from apricot to orange to dark wine colored, and often many colors in contrasting bands. Some of the craggy spires have countless round holes of different sizes. The holes are from once living things that died, sunk into the mud to the bottom of the ocean and eventually turned to oil and gas, while the mud turned to stone. It is anybody's guess whether the holes were once filled by an ocean dweller, or by something washed into the ocean by a river. The high incidence of holes in some areas, and total absence in others, definitely makes me think that the areas with lots of holes were once a river estuary or delta, where dead land animals flushed towards the ocean by a flood Millions of years ago, have sunk into the mud. All those spires and craggy, steep and colorful mountains and canyons are totally awesome, and well worth a trip. If you can't get there, here is a Google Earth tour of it: SR95, save, then run ( You need Google Earth installed to run that tour. ) Keep in mind that Google Earth smoothes the details of steep mountains and canyons, no matter how rugged and craggy they are, to be able to show a fast tour on even an old computer. It will still be an awesome trip! Have FUN! DearWebby
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An airport ticketing agent was working at the counter and began asking a passenger the required security questions. "Have you received any objects from an unknown person to carry aboard the airplane today?" "No," said the woman. "Did you pack your own suitcase?" she inquired, pointing to the traveler's rolling carry- on bag. "Yes," she answered. "Has your bag been under your control since you've been in the airport?" "Well, no, not exactly," the passenger said with a sigh. "The silly thing keeps either trying to go every which way, or else it's trying to trip me. I feel like I am under IT's control."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Steven Simmons, 49, in Marion, Florida VERY Bad Example: Teacher caught stealing from student's lockers Students sick of getting their lockers broken into and having their money disappear set up a cell phone camera to hopefully catch the crook in the act. Deputies said the video showed the crook was Steven Simmons, 49, their PE teacher. It's news that spread quickly at North Marion High School. “There's videos going around and forwarded messages of his mug shot, and it's crazy,” said Shelby Revels, a North Marion High student. Deputies said at first Simmons denied going into the lockers. However, when confronted with the video, they said he confessed to stealing money from students for years. This year, it totaled around $400. “When you think about it, like, he does have a job,” Revels said. “He can work for his money. Why would he steal it, especially from the school he works at. I just think that's insane.” A spokesman for Marion County Schools said Simmons has nothing negative in his employee file after working in the school district for 25 years, which makes this all the more surprising to those who know him. Deputies said after years of thefts and no other suspects, the video played a key role. “It wasn't until a student set up this video and actually caught the teacher doing it and he was able to say look you can clearly see it's the Physical Education teacher,” said Jenifer Lowe, a spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A school spokesman said it's possible the student who recorded the cell phone video will get in trouble as well, because students are not supposed to use their phones during the day. School officials said they are not allowed to record video in locker rooms because of privacy. There is no word on what the repercussions for the student will be. --- I have a hunch that they will have a major discipline problem and quite possibly some major vandalism, if they punish that student.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Maia re: Google Earth Dear Webby I downloaded Google Earth, but the whole thing is a bit intimidating. How do you set all those parameters for a tour? I am afraid I will mess it up for good. Can you 'splain it in simple terms? Thanks Maia Dear Maia Don't worry, you can always restore the defaults. There is a button for that at the left bottom corner in TOOLS, OPTIONS in Google Earth. If you download and save the tour file, that I mention at the top, it will set the parameters for you. If you want to set them for a tour of your own, set the camera angle to 80 degrees, the distance to 1000 Meters / 3000 feet and the speed about half way. You can always increase the speed, if your computer can handle it, without smoothing and glossing over too many details. In the 3D part in the options, set the height exaggeration to 2:1. At a camera angle like 80 degrees, that gives you the best results. While you are reading this, I will be driving UT-12 Save that and run it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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