Funemployment Diary, Entry #18: Hints of My Activities and Whereabouts

by Joey deVilla on July 11, 2012

I’ve been getting emails and Facebook messages asking about the Secret Side Trip I’m currently on. I thought I’d share some photographic hints.

To make things a little easier, here’s another hint: I took the colour photos. The black-and–white ones are simple Google Images finds.

Another hint: at the time of this writing — 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, which is not necessarily the time zone I’m in — the temperature is 13 degrees C.

I took both colour photos in this post yesterday.

Also noteworthy: there are a lot of bicycles and cafes in the area.

I’m having fun here, and I’ll eventually be able to tell all. In the meantime, have fun guessing!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

John Bristowe July 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

This would be so much easier if you’d stop scrubbing the Exif metadata from your photos, Joey. *eye-roll*

Brian G July 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I guess I’m really patient because I’m just waiting to hear your story when you can reveal it 🙂

Darren James Harkness July 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

John – there’s only one place in North America that specific train car runs. 🙂

Joe D July 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

That train looks like the commuter train in Chicago.

Paul Schreiber July 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I’d recognize those Caltrain seats anywhere. And five bucks says that’s University Avenue.

Greg Lo July 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

You’re in Berkeley?

Paul Schreiber July 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Caltrain doesn’t go to Berkeley.

Rohan Jayasekera July 12, 2012 at 1:29 am

All comments on entry #17 have disappeared. How secret is this really?

Re. the commuter train, are you writing “Source Code”? In the language of K+R?

Eva July 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

So, I’m bored at work, and I managed to find the hotel from the previous post.

I know the train in the picture, and did a Google image search for hotel lobbies at some of the places it stops. Can I say which hotel it is?

Eva July 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Oh, it wasn’t the search for hotel lobbies that found it. It was a search for hotels with red pillars. Google is really good at finding the random stuff I tell it to look for!

Anonymous Coward July 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

The hotel lobby in the previous post on the topic makes me think of Mexico, so my guess is somewhere in the southern states.

Eva July 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I think the look they’re going for is “early/mid 20th century European”.

Anonymous Coward July 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Found the ol’ bird! Nice.

Anonymous Coward July 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Eva – those chandeliers, floor tiles, plain white (stucco?) walls, and imposing dark fireplace all combined were what made me think Mexican-inspired. So I’m not that far off.

Richard July 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

The two people are kernigan and ritchie. Which refers to “The C Programming Language”

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