At first I laughed at the labels for the temperature control in my freezer, but then I decided they made a lot of sense. After all, it’s either ‘cold’ or it’s ‘colder’. It’s the ultimate level of abstraction for a freezer.
On a related note, does anybody know why Flickr decided that this photo was taken in ‘Harris Green, Victoria’ (see the ‘Additional Information’ metadata to the right of the photo)?
Better than our fridge, which has a dial reading from 1 to 10 — with no indication whether 1 or 10 is colder.
Is the question about the photo location a trick question?
Apparently it’s a neighbourhood in Victoria.
It’s notable that Flickr is translating GPS coordinates for pictures in that way (akin to a picture labeled “Kitsilano, Vancouver”) but it’s probably the most granular level of geographic data that most people would feel comfortable about having their photo explicitly tagged with.
At the risk of being a nut, btw, I’d like to say what a great interface that is.
There’s reasons why you might want to have direct access to the true temperature, but this freezer control probably isn’t calibrated tightly enough to provide a reliable temperature correlation. And for all that, it works.
Ryan: Interesting, I’ve never heard of the name ‘Harris Green’ for this neighbourhood. It turns out we live in it.
That said, according to this map from the City of Victoria, we’re not actually in Harris Green:
Harris Green is actually the name of the boulevard on Pandora. The plaque is on Cook St. and Pandora, named after some early bureaucrat (could be our first mayor) of Victoria.
Harris Green itself (the boulevard) is subject of attention from street people, drug addicts, private school kids jogging during the school year (nice match isn’t it?), city and park planning inactivity, and I walk across it to get home when I get off the bus each day.
I might add the “neighbourhood” and the shopping center (London Drugs and Market on Yates) are named after the green as well.
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