Archive for September, 2021

Those new travel time signs around Melbourne

One things I’ve noticed in the past year or so around Melbourne is a plague of variable message sign trailers parked beside main roads. Each one offers travel times to a single random suburban destination, via two different routes. So what gives? The example I found was on Anderson Road in Sunshine, and offered travel […]

Another OCR adventure with Google Image Search

A few years ago I discovered that Google Image Search applies OCR to indexed images, enabling it to return results for text that have never appeared online. Well, now I’ve found another example. Some detective work The story started two months ago, when Victorian residents were allowed to go further than 5 kilometres from home […]