Quick bites about whatever interests me, amuses me, or not.

 

explore-blog:

Words library patrons use to describe the library of their youth (top) vs. the library of the future (bottom). The Atlantic explores.

Still, there is the immutable, unquantifiable heart of what a library is

Have You Got Self Esteem Issues?

So you thought we are currently living in the most difficult era to maintain our healthy self-esteem? Think again.

Have You Got Self Esteem Issues?

So you thought we are currently living in the most difficult era to maintain our healthy self-esteem? Think again.

"I believe in myself. I believe in unicorns." I would also have accepted "abandon all hope." #hiking #Squamish #SeaToSummit  (at Shannon Falls Provincial Park)

"I believe in myself. I believe in unicorns." I would also have accepted "abandon all hope." #hiking #Squamish #SeaToSummit (at Shannon Falls Provincial Park)


Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000
A print from around 1882 depicting a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the opera. Many types of aircraft are shown including flying buses, limousines and, what are presumably, police vehicles.

Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

A print from around 1882 depicting a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the opera. Many types of aircraft are shown including flying buses, limousines and, what are presumably, police vehicles.

World Airports Voronoi


Each region is closer to a particular airport than any other. This partitioning of the sphere is called a spherical Voronoi diagram, and was calculated by d3.geo.voronoi, which is currently under development.

nprchives:

A memo from 20 years ago, today.

Key quote: “The internet is a collection of computer networks that is connected around the world…A code of ‘netiquette’ exists among users and within user groups, but otherwise, you pay your money, find your niche and take your chances.”

via Johnny Kauffman at NPR 

Updated Science: Understand Groundhog Day

fakescience:

Understand Groundhog Day

  • Since publishing this in 2012, we trained the groundhog to predict the outcome of important sporting events (its accuracy is just as low and our lab is broke).
pasttensevancouver:

Graphic designer, 1946
Source: Photo by Jack Lindsay, City of Vancouver Archives #1184-2755

I’m going to stop complaining about my lack of desk space.

pasttensevancouver:

Graphic designer, 1946

Source: Photo by Jack Lindsay, City of Vancouver Archives #1184-2755

I’m going to stop complaining about my lack of desk space.