Well, here’s a nice surprise – another album from General Fuzz. Click on the album cover to jump over to the music and listen for yourself. Tomorrow, I’ll load this new album up and see what I can crank out in the office with headphones on. Thanks, James!
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières just issued their annual report for 2009 (click here for PDF). Some numbers that jumped out at me were: 7,932,403 Meningitis Vaccinations 1,419,427 Measles Vaccinations For comparison, I note that the total population of Hong Kong is 7million, and San Francisco is 800,000. That is a *lot* of […]
Still having a hard time grasping the scale of the earthquake in Japan. Most of the news in California is focused on the nuclear power plants at Fukushima, but the following struck me about the earthquake: it was one of the top 10 biggest earthquakes ever recorded the main island is now 8 ft to […]
Today was election day here in San Francisco. When I first started getting election pamphlets in the mail months ago, I simply tossed them into recycling along with the junk mail. Eventually, it struck me that there seemed to be a lot, so out of curiosity, two weeks ago I started collecting them, putting all […]
Here’s a nice experiment showing people drawn to do something good, simply because its fun! Check out some of their other experiments on thefuntheory.com. Anyone know of other examples like this?
Trying an experiment this year instead of the usual tent. Some friends of mine had these last year, and they were great. Obviously, well insulated means warm at night, and cool in the day – all wonderful things at BurningMan. However, they also kept the dust down, and kept the light out, so you could […]
Every year at Burning Man, Emergency Services handles a range of incidents. Here’s an infograph showing incident data for the last 3 years, broken down by incident type. The source data is freely published on afterburn.burningman.com, but I really like how they visualize the data. This layout is immediately familiar to burners and is visually […]
The countdown for Burning Man is well underway, so this infograph was a timely discovery. Amidst all the other data, the comparison with other large events struck a chord with me. The complexity of logistics at Burning Man makes 50,000 people seem like a lot of people… until you see it alongside Glastonbury Festival (137,000), […]
The Burning Man Film Festival was in the Red Vic theatre on Haight Street this weekend; I almost missed it, but stopped by tonight to watch a few hours of assorted short films. This was a good way for me to remember the sights and sounds of it all – and of course, there was […]
Towel Day is held in memory of the death of Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001). This year, Tiffney arranged a lunchtime reading of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy for Towel Day. In between the work meetings, and office interrupts at the office, it was really great to take time to pause, sit, re-read portions […]