Mon, 07 Mar 2005

Impressive LEGO structures

Andrew Lipson's LEGO Page has some pretty impressive constructions made from LEGO bricks. The mathamatical models are nice, but some of the reproductions of Escher drawings are just amazing. (Even if he did cheat a little on "Waterfall".)

Software Hate

Yes, it's true. I hates software. (Though, as of yet, not very much.)

Weather Porn

NOAA seems to be adding some nice features for Internet-based weather information. I like all the info available from the Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office, especially the text forecast and hourly short-term forecast grid (also text-based).

The case of the 500-mile email

One of my favorite networking tales is The case of the 500-mile email, now happily ensconced at ibiblio.org.

Website Code

Just as reference for later perusal:

Book-Related Websites

I was doing a bit of browsing today and ran across several websites that I figured I'd record for later reference.

Newsmap

newsmap is a visualization of Google News. It gives you headlines in color-coded bands by category, sized by how many places are reporting the same story, and shaded by age. This is information pornography of the highest order. It uses flash. It may accomplish what even Strongbad and weebl and bob have so far failed to do -- get me to install Flash on my home computer.

newsmap comes from the same person who wrote social circles, which also looks interesting. I may see if I can put together something similar with Perl and Graphviz.


Phil! Gold