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

 

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.

pasttensevancouver:

Eaton’s Marine Room restaurant, 515 West Hastings, 1954
Now Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings was originally Spencer’s Department Store, and then Eaton’s and Sears before becoming SFU’s downtown campus.
Two years before this postcard was produced, Jim Munro and his twenty year-old bride Alice relocated from Ontario to a pink stucco house on Arbutus Street across from Kitsilano Beach because Jim got a job at Eaton’s. After a decade in Vancouver, the couple moved to Victoria and opened Munro’s Books, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The couple is no longer together, but he’s still running the store and she’s now a Nobel Laureate. For a taste of how the city came across in her stories, see “Alice Munro’s Vancouver.”
Source: Blizzy63 via flickr

pasttensevancouver:

Eaton’s Marine Room restaurant, 515 West Hastings, 1954

Now Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings was originally Spencer’s Department Store, and then Eaton’s and Sears before becoming SFU’s downtown campus.

Two years before this postcard was produced, Jim Munro and his twenty year-old bride Alice relocated from Ontario to a pink stucco house on Arbutus Street across from Kitsilano Beach because Jim got a job at Eaton’s. After a decade in Vancouver, the couple moved to Victoria and opened Munro’s Books, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The couple is no longer together, but he’s still running the store and she’s now a Nobel Laureate. For a taste of how the city came across in her stories, see “Alice Munro’s Vancouver.”

Source: Blizzy63 via flickr