Posts Tagged ‘Cool Stuff’

If Escher had Legos

Posted: 05/07/2010 by Toby in Other
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For your inner cartographer

Posted: 04/11/2009 by Toby in Informative
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.. or just for your inner grapher, your inner graphic artist, your inner graphic design geek, or, if none of those apply, this one will: your inner cart.

For some reason this re-imagining of the interstate highway system just appeals to me on so many levels. I think it’s the density of information in one picture, clearly presented, uncluttered and easy to understand.

New Link

Posted: 20/10/2009 by Toby in Informative
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New link added under Cool Stuff:

National Public Toilet Map

Australia only, folks, sorry. The US is too busy pork barrel spending.

Speaking of, you shoulda seen @SenJohnMcCain’s tweets, he listed his top 10 wasteful spending projects.

# #1. $325,000 to study seismic activity in Memphis, TNabout 3 hours ago from web

# and the #1 project of the day…about 3 hours ago from web

# #2. $125,000 to replace a generator in La Grange Park, ILabout 3 hours ago from web

# #3. $130,000 to relocate the residents of 130 homes in DeKalb, ILabout 3 hours ago from web

# #4. $200,000 to retrofit a college radio station in Athens, OHabout 3 hours ago from web

# #5. $4 million for the Fort Madison Bridge in Fort Madison, WIabout 3 hours ago from web

# #6. $3.6 million for Coast Guard Operations Systems Center in West Virginiaabout 4 hours ago from web

# #7. $900,000 for the City of Whitefish Emergency Operations Center in Whitefish, MT (Population: 6700)about 4 hours ago from web

# #8. $300,000 to build a pier at the Coast Guard Academy in CTabout 4 hours ago from web

# #9. $800,000 for a portable battery recharging system in Tucson, AZabout 4 hours ago from web

# #10. $250,000 to retrofit a senior center in Brigham City, UTabout 6 hours ago from web

# Wasteful spending continues in Washington…so I’ve decided to resume the Top 10 earmarks of the day, starting w/ the DHS Appropriations Billabout 9 hours ago from web

3-D made E-Z

Posted: 31/12/2008 by Toby in Informative
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This is so rad, I love Google.  Google SketchUp is a free application for download, which allows you to create 3-D models of probably anything.  I haven’t tried to do anything serious with it yet, but I will soon do a layout of our condo, and then maybe a layout of a house idea I have.

Admit it to yourself, this is as exciting to you as it is to me, since now, finally you have no excuse to procrastinate doing 3-D models of whatever it is that’s rolling around in your head.

Instead of linking here, I put a link in the side bar under ‘cool stuff’