Monday, June 27, 2005

I can't explain why after having not posted for a very long time I am suddenly moved to post multiple links to interesting data visualization "projects". In any case, that is what I am up to this morning, particularly since I am five days away from my last day working for Lockheed Martin. Long story, nobody likely cares. So, with a bit of the STS (Short Timer's Syndrome), I am surfing all the blogs I know and love and bringing back the finds that most interest me for all of you to enjoy.

A bit sobering this time around. Many folks have found interesting ways to use Google Maps, like finding the cheapest gas in your area or sex offenders in Texas. Well, how about mapping out, over time, the hometowns of American casualties in Iraq?
Tube efficiencies or lack thereof. Well, just an neat QT movie that illustrates the overall inefficiencies of the London Underground. Sharing for those folks who use it and for those who love interesting data visualization.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Cybernetic parrot sausage. Also, Gefilte Fuck. No connection. OR IS THERE?!?! Dan-dan-daaa!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Airline pilots are eligible for Darwin Awards too. Good thing. Added goodness: the NTSB report.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Pop quiz. Take a look at this photo:

Quick like a bunny - was he arrested for:

1) Drugs
2) Vagrancy
3) Being the mastermind of a sophisticated international counterfeiting operation

Answer here.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Thursday, June 09, 2005

When they made this film, I'm not sure this is what they had in mind.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Search and destroy. That is all.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Predictably, the new pope is not exactly a big fan of gay marriage. However, in denouncing the notion, he manages to tie himself into rhetorical knots that make a Fire Island game of Naked Twister (NSFW duh) look like a choir practice session. Wait, that's not a good contrast ... oh well. Damn those gays! How dare they desire to commit themselves to each other in a loving life-long relationship! Damn them all to Hell!
"Creationism: God's gift to the ignorant".

No surprise: that the author of this excellent article is Richard Dawkins
Surprise: that the article appeared in a Rupert Murdoch paper. Congratulations to the editors of The Times for having evolved a pair. But don't hold your breath waiting for it to show up on Fox News.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Reprobates presents: the proper etiquette for addressing people with surnames of the form de Something.