Several crafty types have created homemade moving compass wedding invitations for their weddings including a heirloom quality one made of recycled chip board, a super fun interactive one posted on Crafster with a great compass related poem, and some artistic hand drawn maps and compass invitations by Pier Gustafson. On the basic logistics side, many
I know, another xkcd comic, but I just couldn’t resist:
In between class sessions on my first day as an Assistant Professor at Coastal Carolina, I ran across this great comic from xkcd…and had to post it because I think the same thing every time I see painted traffic instruction on a road here in the US.
The FTC is mandating that in 2011, light bulbs get new labels that emphasis luminosity more so that watts. If you take a look at the labels shown at the link, it features quit a bit of new information to help buyers determine the best bulb for their needs. The emphasis on lumens over watts is a good change, as it’s
Or so people believe, studies show. Wired News is reporting a couple of experimental studies that suggest people think “North” is a harder route to travel than “South”, even when moving in a fairly localized area. The perception, apparently, is that North is uphill and South is downhill. On trips to North Carolina, when I was
Looks like you’ll have to get in line with the other 1,100 or so towns that have applied. Apparently there is a LOT of demand for 1gb fibre network. The map at the link shows the spatial distribution of the towns that applied. It shouldn’t be any huge surprise that the coasts seem to have
So I was online last night trying to locate bulk orders of Altoids tins (Don’t Ask) and stumbled across the Where’s Sindy game on the Altoid’s website a game they launched in 2007 that involves using Google Earth to follow a trail of clues to locate Sindy the Altoid’s Cinnamon girl. If you remember, Where
If you ask me, this should go into the “duh” file, but I’m glad someone did the numbers to prove it – Daylight Savings Time uses more energy. Indiana recently changed their laws to require all the counties in the state to adopt DST. In the past, 15 counties had opted out of the practice.
Today at lunch we were kicking around some ideas on connecting various content with other content or to a location in a user friendly way and I couldn’t get past the thought of a touch interface. The problem is that we are still tied predominantly to a few things in the tech arena that makes
Ran across this interesting post: the best government blogs and why they’re the best. With the exception of NASA, none of these have a direct geospatial tie. In fact, all but one of them are CIO’s of their respective organizations. It sorta makes sense it would start there, but I’d like to challenge anybody in local, state,