Naming credit goes to Peter. (I like to think the design lives up to its name.) Now that you have a bunch of birthdays you didn't know you had, you should all celebrate them - I think - with the 'share it' link, which is hopefully not too hidden within.
I read an unsettling number of children's books, thanks to my library-frequenting 4yo. I occasionally encounter awesome ones, and I'm going to start keeping a list so I don't forget them. I'll also try to post them here.
"I Want My Hat Back", by Jon Klassen. It's awesome.
I know a lot of iOS users, who use Chrome otherwise. As a mobile Firefox user who can no longer imagine a world before bookmark/history/password syncing, this could be a big deal. (You know who you are.)
An interview with Aaron Sorkin. He created Sports Night and The West Wing, and he's pretty much got one of the most distinctive voices in TV drama.
Oftentimes, I write about people who are smarter than I am and know more than I do, and I am able to do that simply by being tutored almost phonetically, sometimes. I’m used to it. I grew up surrounded by people who are smarter than I am, and I like the sound of intelligence. I can imitate that sound, but it’s not organic. It’s not intelligence. It’s my phonetic ability to imitate the sound of intelligence.
My weekend project: I have a long-time interest in web pages that give perspective to things that are otherwise hard to visualize. I put together this page, to visualize the size of planets & moons in our solar system - from two perspectives.
It uses some web technologies only supported by browsers in the last few years. (You'll need the latest if you're using IE.)
Data can be the source of data journalism, or it can be the tool with which the story is told--or it can be both. Like any source, it should be treated with scepticism; and like any tool, we should be conscious of how it can shape and restrict the stories that are created with it.
The Data Journalism Handbook is a free resource for those seeking to understand and present large amounts of information.
George Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon's invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
I'm using digital copies of these paintings as a basis for my own work which involves incorporating my friends, family and even some celebrities into the paintings using photoshop.