Archive for March, 2007

London Fawming.

I took the above photo yesterday in Regent’s Park, London. The folks here are part of an informal gathering of “fawmers” (participants in the FAWM.ORG challenge I help organize) that we set up here in the UK… plus a few friends who were along for the fun. Present here are, clockwise from front: my jacket, […]

Bath, Stonehenge, and Time Warps.

Last weekend, on St. Patrick’s Day, we rode some trains out to Bath. I say trains (plural) because we not only had to go from Cambridge to London, but en route to Bath from London, we had to dismount our train in Swindon. Apparently a “lorry” (truck) was oversized and ran into a bridge ahead […]

Greek to Me.

Two of the Ph.D. students in the group at the Cambridge Computing Lab I’ve gotten to know pretty well here are Greek. As in, from Greece… their names are Andreas and Nikiforos (or Niki). Now, since I’m letting my hair grow out long, it’s at this annoying intermediate stage where I must wear hats all […]

Daffodils.

I’m going to hijack my own post for a minute to admit that I had reservations about doing a blog. I wish I could tell you about the quiet triumphs in my day–the professional discoveries, satisfying work, a concept mastered, new people with whom to collaborate. However, very little of that is appropriate for general […]

Cartograms.

Today I stumbled upon Worldmapper, a fascinating website that collects world census data on various and sundry things (population, emissions, AIDS, income, infant mortality, exports, etc.) and creates cartograms, or maps with rescaled geopolitical boundaries to reflect not actual landmass, but some other property.
I had to try to figure out how to make my own! […]




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