Jul 15, 2014

I usually find Weird Al Yankovic’s songs annoying, but this is pretty good.

Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
I’ve learned that just because The City never sleeps doesn’t mean I have to stay up and keep it company.
From “I moved to Manhattan 13 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned”

(Source: thrillist.com)

Apr 24, 2014
Before you make a promise, think about whether you will want to keep it if and when your circumstances change. This is how you earn a reputation.
Thomas J. Sargent, to the graduating class of UC-Berkeley, May 16, 2007

(Source: files.nyu.edu)

Feb 8, 2014
It just goes to show that a cartographer can channel all the geometric rigor in the world only to have his invention sniffed at and discarded because it isn’t familiar, isn’t pretty, or just plain looks funny.
Projection Smackdown: Cahill’s Butterfly vs. the Dymaxion Map - Wired Science (via iamdanw)
Jan 5, 2014
harkaway:

theblindgiant:

UN acknowledges digital privacy right: http://www.zdnet.com/despite-us-opposition-un-approves-rights-to-privacy-in-the-digital-age-7000023708/

I think - I think - there is a cultural clash growing here between a US constitutional perception that deifies free speech but asserts privacy only by implication, and an opposing one which is shared by continental Europe and assorted other nations - notably those with negative experiences of totalitarianism.

Food for thought.

harkaway:

theblindgiant:

UN acknowledges digital privacy right: http://www.zdnet.com/despite-us-opposition-un-approves-rights-to-privacy-in-the-digital-age-7000023708/

I think - I think - there is a cultural clash growing here between a US constitutional perception that deifies free speech but asserts privacy only by implication, and an opposing one which is shared by continental Europe and assorted other nations - notably those with negative experiences of totalitarianism.

Food for thought.

Jan 4, 2014
donohoe:

The Day of the Doctor

Not a very timely reblog, but always relevant.

donohoe:

The Day of the Doctor

Not a very timely reblog, but always relevant.

Dec 31, 2013
xwidep:

Scales

Take that, people who insist on all things metric.

xwidep:

Scales

Take that, people who insist on all things metric.

(via ilovecharts)

Dec 25, 2013
wtf-viz:

Benefits of infographics.

wtf-viz:

Benefits of infographics.

Nov 29, 2013

harkaway:

This is my to-read pile for The Kitschies. The majority of these books were delivered in the last two weeks.

You will note that the pile is tall enough to join the Metropolitan Police Service (though not the City of London Police) but would be at a slight disadvantage shooting hoops with Santa Claus.

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