Today, I came across this image. It is from a visualization contest sponsored by New Scientist (I think). It shows the Bible with a bar graph (below the horizon?) for the number of words in each chapter. The arcs on top represent the links between chapters (wonder how they did that? Theme? Word?).
Want to see a map of our city (Cacak)? Well, here you go. You should be able to go to flickr and get the full-size original version (well, as much as flickr would handle…20MB) if you want.
By the way, the individual scans are up on flickr. I thought I should be able to get a way good big image because I scanned everything in a grid. But huggin (the app I use to stitch pics now) didn’t really like it. if you want to give it a go, download the images and give it a whirl. Let me know how it comes out. All of the images can be found here.
As I mentioned in our podcast for September 28, 2008, here is a link to Don Francisco’s website.
September 28, 2008 Podcast
This week’s podcast. Issues discussed:
Close but Not Exactly
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To listen streaming here, click the read more link. (sorry, but the player doesn’t honor the setting I have to not autoplay. If I didn’t put it after the jump, you’d hear it right away. How agrivating.
Imperial to Metric and Metric to Imperial
I got tired of running to google to have their search box do my conversions for me. So, I came up with this quick reference sheet to tape above the stove in the kitchen. Feel free to download and use my imperial to metric and metric to imperial pdf.
Instead of just going one way, I tried to do two-way conversions. That way, I can estimate easily without thinking. Enjoy.
Rocket Man/Jet Man Crosses English Channel
I had forgotten this was today. national Geographic was supposed to broadcast it live, and I forgot. However….
The Rocket Man (yves Rossy) has crossed the English Channel today with nothing but wings on his back.
What do you think?
I was surfing the web today and came across a picture (click the read more link to see it). It made me stop, think, and wonder. As a Christian, I realize that lost people act…well…lost. But, in my mind, this goes beyond that. The picture has a young girl (perhaps < 10) performing what I see as a distincly American act (remember the scene in Top Gun? No, not that one…the other one. The one where Goose and Mavrick are keeping up international relations. Get the idea??), to a way older woman (80s or 90s) in a country where your anscestors and older people are supreme.
So, did the girl know what she was going? Who knows. I’ve met kids here in Serbia who are 5 or 6 and can cuss like sailors. And that is all of the english they know. Do they really know what they are saying? I don’t know. Probabaly not. I like to think not. But, I don’t know. If they don’t know, then what does that say about our country and what we export to the rest of the world? If they do know, shouldn’t that cause us Christians to think and share the love of Jesus with them?
I put the picture after the jump becase…well, I don’t know. If you want to see it, click through. If you don’t, don’t worry about it.
By the way, on the photographer’s website, he has a captiony type thing. Here it is:
I realize capture this moment when reviewed some photos I had capture that day on my PC.
Maybe she’s only joking, but what’s she doing, personally not permissible for me.
Why a little girl on her age doing act like that ?
Maybe she’s only follower from TV action, I don’t know.
I can’t understand.
Something wrong about young generation surroundings me.
Shame for me…but that fact I found on the street.
This is truly insane.