Roads of Miami to Puget Sound under 5 minutes



I was finally able to gather some videos of my road trip. This the video of only the roads, kind of boring... My road trip from Miami Beach, FL to Puget Sound, WA :-)

The exact route was:
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Alabama State
  • Mississippi State
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Grand Canyon National Park, AR
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • The Sea Ranch, CA
  • Golden Beach, OR
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • Astoria, OR
  • Bellevue, WA
Watch it in HD at https://vimeo.com/55197405


A photo posted by Korat (@kor_at) on


A photo posted by Korat (@kor_at) on


A photo posted by Korat (@kor_at) on


A photo posted by Korat (@kor_at) on


A photo posted by Korat (@kor_at) on

In the mean time...

I will be posting about my 10 day road trip from Miami to Seattle with a lot of photos and videos very soon. I've been busy and need more time to gather visuals for the posts.

In the mean time, enjoy this time-lapse video that I made from my balcony looking towards Puget Sound, WA




Settling in (-:


Road trip from Miami, FL to Seattle, WA

Screen capture of Google Maps.

Here is the first entry of my road trip from Miami, FL to Seattle, WA. I'm extra excited about this. I've always wanted to do a very long road trip by myself.

I will do whatever I can to update and write more sharing photos of my trip along the way. So keep checking back here to read and see what I've been up to.

I'm planning to drive only during the day light. Here is the main route of my road trip. According to Google Maps, it will take 73 hours (just the driving)
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Grand Canyon National Park, AR
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Astoria, OR
  • Bellevue, WA
Until my next post, so long! I'm hitting the road on Sunday (July 29)

Is Google losing its touch?

I was somewhat relieved to read this blog by James Whittaker, a former Google employee. Kind of a proof of things, we see from our point of view (developers, seo experts), are pretty much the same from inside the giant Google. For the last 8 years, a lot of online businesses suffered because of Google's changes in it's algorithm - Florida update of 2003Panda update of 2011. I do not blame Google for these sudden changes, however the way they handled the situation is the issue for me.
Among technical peoples, we always said "Google used to be a great search engine with the most accurate SERP". Like Whittaker says "not anymore". At SEO and e-commerce conferences, we had opportunities to listen Google employees since 2002. Their intentions were obviously good, however they did not think most of their decisions thoroughly. Now I'm not sure of their intentions.
Let's hear what James Whittaker has to say about Google. I couldn't agree more to Whittaker.

Perhaps Google is right. Perhaps the future lies in learning as much about people’s personal lives as possible. Perhaps Google is a better judge of when I should call my mom and that my life would be better if I shopped that Nordstrom sale. Perhaps if they nag me enough about all that open time on my calendar I’ll work out more often. Perhaps if they offer an ad for a divorce lawyer because I am writing an email about my 14 year old son breaking up with his girlfriend I’ll appreciate that ad enough to end my own marriage. Or perhaps I’ll figure all this stuff out on my own.

Read the all the blog entry at Why I left Google by James Whittaker.

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