Stupid Internet Tricks

September 17, 2004 | 5 comments
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We’re going to the Temple tomorrow, three hours away, and I was sitting here pondering where we might eat lunch (I’m extremely pregnant and pretty much living from one feeding to the next.) in a city I don’t know that well. So, I went to Yahoo! maps, typed in the address of the Temple, clicked on ‘show restaurants’ and ‘all cuisines’ and there you have it. Every restaurant in a five mile radius, location shown on map, and no panicked u-turns because you passed a place that looked good or settling for fast food because you don’t know if there will be a better option in another block.

I love the Internet. You could never do something like this without the net. So. What are your favorite Internet tricks?

5 Responses to Stupid Internet Tricks

  1. LoneWriter on September 17, 2004 at 9:46 pm

    When traveling to a new area, I always visit http://www.roadsideamerica.com/ first. How else will I know the location of the largest ball of twine in Minnesota, or the fact that a piece of cowling from the Battleship Maine is downtown Woburn, Massachussetts?

  2. Karen on September 17, 2004 at 10:49 pm

    http://www.biddingfortravel.com tells you how to use priceline to your advantage (all the tricks of adding areas etc.), and a good idea of how much to bid. I have scored some amazing hotel deals both in the U.S. and Europe.

  3. Measure on September 18, 2004 at 1:13 pm

    “How else will I know the location of the largest ball of twine in Minnesota?”

    That’s easy. Just follow the big sign that says “Twine ball exit 50 Miles”

  4. Bryce I on September 18, 2004 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite internet trick is making an hour or two of time disappear.

  5. Chad Too on September 21, 2004 at 5:18 pm

    I’d post some of my favorite tricks, but I’m too busy trying to find places i’ve never heard of on a map over at Geosense. I’ve become an addict. Help!