February 24, 2008
Naked saunas, 3D Flash globes, and other infographic goodness
- My wife and I are nervously quizzing each other on these expert (and very funny) baby care instructions (boosted wholesale, it would seem, from David Sopp’s Safe Baby Handling Tips). [Via]
- Wable is “a coffee table that displays a user’s web activity via physical bar graphing.” Yes, I remember pining for such a thing not ever. (Are Venn-diagram kiddie pools next?)
- Concentric circles are coming for us!! The Onion has fun with news infographics.
- Seeking to place events into geographical context, Yahoo has created a 3D NewsGlobe using Adobe Flex. ComputerWorld’s got background on the project. [Via]
- In similar vein of “Learning America Smarter,” check out the naked saunas, black metal, and ass-beating of Scandinavia. (And you thought it was all chilling out with MDF.) [Via]
- The Gough Map is said to be the oldest accurate map of Britain, dating from around 1360.
- My little brother Ted let me ride along last month as he drove his garbage truck. This safeyman image (somewhat dodgy iPhone-cam quality, sorry) I snapped in his cab shows the truck really putting the “screw” back in “screw of Archimedes.”
- “Do not iron while wearing shirt (on an iron-on decal)”: more good advice from the safetyman chronicles. [Via]
- I can get behind this “Faith healing sign” at Disneyland, not to mention Serbian children escaping a triangle.[Via]
- Blogging software has made self-publishing seem simple, but beneath the covers, a whole lot’s going on. Wired has a Flash-based diagram showing what all happens when one hits “Publish.” [Via]