Archive for June, 2005

MassStats

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Ever wanted to see crime statistics in Massachusetts? How would you like to look at an overview of the outrageous house prices? There’s all that and much more at MassStats, a neat, interactive map site that provides visualizations of census data.

Lost stuff

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

All of you Lost fans (who also are geeks) might get a kick out of Lost Explained! It’s very zorky.

Also, more Lost-related stuff:
* Sawyer’s wittiest quotes
* Lost Haikus
* DriveSHAFT’s website
* Oceanic Air’s website

Happy Birthday, Trae!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Happy Birthday, Trae!

Now, everyone go to his website and hit reload 37 times (giving him the traditional one hit per year and one to grow on, in a webby way).

About stolen cameras

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Nat, it really stinks that this is the second 20D that’s been taken from you. It’s an extremely long shot, but if you have the serial numbers, you might want to put something about each in the Photo.net stolen equipment registry.

Also, you might want to look into a “personal article” insurance policy for your camera (and other electronics) equipment, for the future. You should be able to find one that insures against breakage and loss (theft, accidently leaving it somewhere, etc.). It’s usually not too expensive (much cheaper than the camera equipment) if it is a personal policy. Again, Photo.net has some more info on the subject.

In addition, If you currently have renter’s insurance, you might want to check to see if it may actually cover the stolen equipment, even though it wasn’t stolen from your residence.

Use your hands

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

The Tactapad looks like a neat, new device… but unfortunately: it doesn’t really exist (outside of a prototype) and I’d bet that it wouldn’t work with Linux. It’s also going to be way too expensive when (if?) it comes out ($1000+ is crazy).

It still is a neat idea, however.

Back home

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

I’m back home. It’s nice to be non-travelling.

So what did I miss since the end of GUADEC? (Unfortunately, Planet GNOME doesn’t seem to have any sort of archive…)

By-the-way: Germany pictures soon! (: