Archive for June, 2010

Poor li’l neglected blog

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 | Bloggity goodness | 4 Comments

It’s the blog’s 8th anniversary today (or, according to m@, Czeltic Day).

Unfortunately, I doubt I’ll have enough time to go find some fun links to post for you today. Sorry.

It’s a good day for Flickr sets

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Bloggity goodness, Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

The one in the post below is still my fave, but this one’s pretty good, too.

Author Douglas Coupland (who also happens to be one of my favorite writers) has taken the iconic Penguin book cover design and created a series of book covers to explain the year 2010 to folks in 1935.

Speaking to the Past is a little bit depressing. I’m not sure I’d actually want to show it to people in 1935. But it’s definitely interesting, and I did get a bit of a chuckle out of numbers 16 and 32.

Locals vs. Tourists

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Bloggity goodness, Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

This may be my new favorite set on Flickr. Eric Fischer has created a set of maps for several dozen major cities around the world and used geotagged images to determine where in those cities locals take photos (blue dots) and where tourists do (red dots).

Some cities have expected results (find Times Square/Rockefeller Center/Central Park on the NYC map/a>*), but some are more unexpected. Rome, for example, seems to have almost no photos from the locals.

Another fun thing about the set is that other Flickr users are using notes to identify landmarks in each map. It definitely helps explain some of the clusters.

(via The Morning News)

*As a side note, I was kind of amused at the fact that I’ve now spent enough time in Astoria, Queens that I could identify most of the locations of the locals’ hotspots there without having to consult a map. Thanks, Piler Arms residents, for making that happen.