I figured that, with the crazy deadlines looming, I should force myself to get away from the computer for at least a little while, so I took a walk in the snow for half an hour. Near the end, cthulhia
showed me this map on the floor of a big atrium in a building near here. It's all done in different colors of stone in the floor. There are maps of what Boston looked like (coastline and such), 8 different panels starting in 1630. And then there was a huge map of downtown Boston, with a decent amount of detail. It had T stops, bodies of water, and some buildings. Very cool. I was thinking that there has to be some neat kind of game that could be played on there. Maybe use it for miniatures combat or something.