A nice short and sweet post for you today. Last year my first post of April was about the a prank that I pulled on many occasions but sadly offended someone. I wrote Did My April Fool’s Day Joke Overstep the Mark? to remind myself that I wouldn’t be playing that prank any more even though I know that it will be played by others as I witnessed today on my wife’s cousin’s Facebook page.
But today is not about the pranks I pulled although I did pull two this morning in some Facebook groups and although one fell a little flat with someone calling me out on the whole April Fool’s Day prank thing early, the other one went swimmingly to plan. But I pulled the plug on that very quickly because, well…
Yep, it escalated quickly. Some might say too quickly.
A little later in the morning however, as I was looking at where a regional area of New South Wales is in conjunction to my home office, I noticed the Pac Man option next to the satellite option on Google Maps. So naturally, I clicked it. And what appeared before my very eyes was a playable Pac Man game on the map of the small country town I had just looked up.
And then I got really excited. What if I could play Pac Man around the streets in my own suburb. What if I could make Pac Man and his nemeses, the ghosts run around my very street. So I pressed “home” and Google Map’s magical GPS locating device landed on my house and this is what I was presented with;
How freaking cool is that?
So is Google the coolest company ever?
Did you play Pac Man on Google Maps today?