Sunday, January 29, 2006


So we all remember when the Google Satellite images were released. Everyone started looking at the view of their rooftops from outerspace. A royal waste of time, but cool anyway.

Yesterday, I'm on the phone with Steve, and he forces me to download Google Earth. What an even more fabulous waste of life!

Now, I can have the whole Earth satellite mapped on my desktop. I can type an address, and the earth will spin around and zoom me into any location. For no reason whatsoever, I spent some actual breathing moments looking at Bagdad, Paris, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, and my house.

But now, absolutely superb wastes of passing seconds on God's Earth have merged with 24!

Meet JackTracker!

What is JackTracker, you ask? Just think Google Earth Satellite interfacing mixed with key locations from each Season of 24, complete with screen shots from the program and commentary on if the location exists.



Blogger Steve Scott said...

What an astonishing delight! You can so some serious data mining on that site. How long will it be for someone to set that up in real time? I predict within the next two years fox will set up a website that will feature real time interactive features. For example, you would watch 24 with your computer turned on. After choosing your time zone, you would be able to log into a CTU computer and receive pictures, video feeds, maps, secrets, and emails as the show unfolds. Of course, there would be advertising on the website. . .

I am glad to know that there are people out there that are massively more addicted to the show that I am.

Did you follow the link to the Flickr gallery?

8:32 AM  
Blogger The Dean of Cincinnati said...

What would be really astonishing is to use this web interface to track the other characters' minutes when they are not featured onscreen!

10:47 AM  

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