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The San Francisco Rent Explosion


lestweforgetbvhp:

Hm. For one bedroom.

terebiti-mu:

(VisuAlgo - visualising data structures and algorithms through animationから)
アルゴリズム・プログラミングの理解が進むようにと、アルゴリズムを記述したプログラムコードを一挙にビジュアル化することで、アルゴリズム&プログラミングを同時に学習できる一挙両得なサービス。実行中のコードと、それによる変化がビジュアル化されるので、とてもわかりやすいですね。

terebiti-mu:

(VisuAlgo - visualising data structures and algorithms through animationから)

アルゴリズム・プログラミングの理解が進むようにと、アルゴリズムを記述したプログラムコードを一挙にビジュアル化することで、アルゴリズム&プログラミングを同時に学習できる一挙両得なサービス。実行中のコードと、それによる変化がビジュアル化されるので、とてもわかりやすいですね。

Infogr.am Ambassador Eva Constantaras helps Kenyan journalists explain lag in development in data driven way

infogram:

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For four days, 14 journalists from North Rift  Kenya came together for a data journalism workshop led by Internews data journalism trainers Eva Constantaras and Dorothy Otieno.  They investigated how to produce more in-depth stories on health and education topics through data journalism.

We were happy to contribute free Infogr.am Pro accounts to participants who went on to produce their own data visualisations following the training. The distance from Kenya’s open data community in Nairobi makes it challenging for journalists from rural areas to produce data stories after such workshops because of access to data, trainers and editors, who provide the training, mentoring and support needed to produce data journalism.

Here are some of the outcomes:

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you could flip this one upside down, too. 

you could flip this one upside down, too. 

mukenope:


Websites listed are just a bunch of sites I find useful, helpful, and entertaining. Hover over the link for a short description.

For studying: Wolfram|Alpha / Cliffs Notes / Spark Notes / Khan Academy / Study Guides and Strategies / Mathway / Scholarpedia
Facts: Fact Slides / Mass Energy Scale / Why Is The Sky Blue? / Human Error / Brain Map / Here Is Today / Daily Routines / Periodic Videos
Layouts and Design: Lovely Charts / Draw / Bubbl / Printable Paper
Editing: Sumo Paint / Kleki / Creative Nerds / Pattern Library / Project 330 / Llama Font / Sketch Toy / Paletton
Writing:  ILYS / Written Kitten / Inkle Writer / One Word / Hatch’s Plot Bank / 911 Writer’s Block / Prompt Generator / Tip of My Tongue / Character Chart / Universal Etymology Dictionary / Acronym Finder / Word Frequency Counter / Polish My Writing
Language is a Virus: Writing Prompts / Cut Up Machine / Text Generators
Language: Duolingo / Live Mocha / Forvo / Hello Mylo / Digital Dialects
Online Classes: Coursera / Hogwarts Is Here / Chess Academy / Justin Guitar / How To Play Piano / Music Theory / Code Academy / MIT OpenCourseWare
The Quiet Place Project: The Quiet Place / The Thoughts Room / 90 Seconds Relaxation / The Dawn Room / It Will Be Okay / The Dreams Room (Comfort Spot)
Sounds: Rainy Mood / Sound Drown / Nature Sounds / Coffitivity / Simply Rain / Soft Murmur / My Instants
Feel better: Fatal to the Flesh / Emergency Compliment / Gives Me Hope / Make Everything OK / The Nicest Place on the Internet / Love For The Elderly / Butter Up / Am I Awesome?
To keep you calm: Calm / Stress Analyst / Do Nothing for 2 Minutes / Chillouts / Rainy Day Simulator
To keep you distracted: This Is Sand / Silk / Imagination / Planetarium / Bouncy Balls / Anasomnia / Tentacles / Fractal Gears / 360 Aurora Borealis / Pollock
When you need someone to talk to: Survivors Chat / Anxiety Space / Mental Health Chat Rooms / Blah Therapy / Crisis Chat
Feeling Nostalgic?: Nick Reboot / Snes Fun / Classic Games Arcade / My 70s TV / My 80s TV / My 90s TV / AOL Dial Up / Pica Pic / YTTM
Music: Chordify / Key Chords / Trntbl / Singing Horses / Cmd / Drinkify / Wub Machine / Stereomood / Every Noise At Once / Jukebox Time Machine / Party Cloud / Muszc / Midomi / The Infinite Jukebox / Unhear It / Musicovery
Movies: Run Pee / Quotacle / Movie Body Counts / After Credits / Does The Dog Die?
Personality Tests: Jung Typology Test / Color Quiz / 16 Personalities
Cooking: All Recipes / Start Cooking / Egg Watchers
Animal Related: Cat Like Icon Maker / Shelter Pups / Put You In A Better Mood / Bee Dogs / Gruntle
Translators: Morse Code Translator / Binary Translator / Mayan Glyphs Translator / Bad Translator / R2D2 Translator / Drunk Post Translator
Can’t decide?: Random / Yes, No, Maybe / Just Flip A Coin / WhereTF Should I Go To Eat / WhereTF Should I Go To Drink
Others: Realtime World Statistics / Similar Sites / Pointless Sites / The Useless Web / Read Any Book / Time To Sleep? / Pizzarithmetic / Shady URL / Future Me / Shut Up And Take My Money / Instructables / Taste Kid 

mukenope:

Websites listed are just a bunch of sites I find useful, helpful, and entertaining. Hover over the link for a short description.

For studyingWolfram|Alpha / Cliffs Notes / Spark Notes / Khan Academy / Study Guides and Strategies / Mathway / Scholarpedia

Facts: Fact Slides / Mass Energy ScaleWhy Is The Sky Blue? / Human Error / Brain Map / Here Is Today / Daily Routines / Periodic Videos

Layouts and Design: Lovely Charts / Draw / Bubbl / Printable Paper

EditingSumo Paint / Kleki / Creative Nerds / Pattern Library / Project 330 / Llama Font / Sketch Toy / Paletton

Writing:  ILYS / Written Kitten / Inkle WriterOne Word / Hatch’s Plot Bank / 911 Writer’s Block / Prompt Generator / Tip of My Tongue / Character Chart / Universal Etymology Dictionary / Acronym Finder / Word Frequency Counter / Polish My Writing

Language is a VirusWriting Prompts / Cut Up Machine / Text Generators

LanguageDuolingo / Live MochaForvo / Hello Mylo / Digital Dialects

Online Classes: CourseraHogwarts Is Here / Chess Academy / Justin Guitar / How To Play Piano / Music Theory / Code Academy / MIT OpenCourseWare

The Quiet Place Project: The Quiet Place / The Thoughts Room / 90 Seconds Relaxation / The Dawn Room / It Will Be Okay / The Dreams Room (Comfort Spot)

Sounds: Rainy Mood / Sound Drown / Nature Sounds / Coffitivity / Simply Rain / Soft Murmur / My Instants

Feel betterFatal to the FleshEmergency Compliment / Gives Me Hope / Make Everything OK / The Nicest Place on the Internet / Love For The Elderly / Butter Up / Am I Awesome?

To keep you calm: Calm / Stress Analyst / Do Nothing for 2 Minutes / Chillouts / Rainy Day Simulator

To keep you distracted: This Is Sand / Silk / Imagination / Planetarium / Bouncy Balls / Anasomnia / Tentacles / Fractal Gears / 360 Aurora Borealis / Pollock

When you need someone to talk to: Survivors Chat / Anxiety Space / Mental Health Chat Rooms / Blah Therapy / Crisis Chat

Feeling Nostalgic?: Nick Reboot / Snes Fun / Classic Games Arcade / My 70s TVMy 80s TVMy 90s TV / AOL Dial Up / Pica Pic / YTTM

Music: Chordify / Key ChordsTrntbl / Singing Horses / Cmd / Drinkify / Wub Machine / Stereomood / Every Noise At Once / Jukebox Time Machine / Party Cloud / Muszc / Midomi / The Infinite Jukebox / Unhear It / Musicovery

MoviesRun Pee / Quotacle / Movie Body Counts / After Credits / Does The Dog Die?

Personality TestsJung Typology Test / Color Quiz / 16 Personalities

Cooking: All Recipes / Start Cooking / Egg Watchers

Animal RelatedCat Like Icon Maker / Shelter Pups / Put You In A Better Mood / Bee Dogs / Gruntle

Translators: Morse Code Translator / Binary Translator / Mayan Glyphs Translator / Bad Translator / R2D2 Translator / Drunk Post Translator

Can’t decide?Random / Yes, No, Maybe / Just Flip A CoinWhereTF Should I Go To Eat / WhereTF Should I Go To Drink

OthersRealtime World Statistics / Similar Sites / Pointless Sites / The Useless WebRead Any Book / Time To Sleep? / Pizzarithmetic / Shady URL / Future Me / Shut Up And Take My Money / Instructables / Taste Kid 

datarep:

How common is your birthday: when do women tend to give birth ?
Source: UCanDoEat (reddit)

datarep:

How common is your birthday: when do women tend to give birth ?

Source: UCanDoEat (reddit)

bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
Coggle 
Lucidchart
Mural.ly
Blumind
MindMeister
Mindmaple
Mindomo
NovaMind
Popplet
Scapple
Tree Sheets
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)
XMind
FreeMind
Oak Outliner
Work Flowy
The Outliner of Giants
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
Gedit
Google Docs
Kate
LibreOffice
Microsoft Word
My Writing Spot
NoteTab
Open Office
Quabel
Ted
Vim
yEdit
Making notes? Here you go:
CintaNotes
Evernote
KeepNote
Memonic
MS OneNote
Scribe
SuperNotecard
Tomboy
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Aeon Timeline 
Dipity
Preceden
Tiki-Toki
Timeglider
Timeline
TimelineJS
TimeToast
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Liquid Story Binder XE
LitLift
PangurPad
Scriptito
Scrivener
Writer’s Café
Yarny
yWriter
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Dark Room 
FocusWriter
JDarkRoom
Momentum Writer
OmmWriter
Q10
Writemonkey
Zen Writer 
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
Cold Turkey 
FocalFilter
Freedom
InternetOff
Keepmeout
Nanny
Productivity Owl
RescueTime
SelfControl
SelfRestraint
Simple Blocker
StayFocusd
Strict Workflow
Time Doctor
Waste No Time
Website Blocker
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 
AutoCrit
EditMinion
Grammarly
LyX
SlickWrite
SmartEdit
After the Deadline
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
Acrobat
InDesign
Calibre
CutePDF
Jutoh
Mobipocket Creator
PagePlus
PageStream
PDFCreator
Scribus
Sigil
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
750 Words
One Page per Day
Oneword
Penzu
Write or Die
Written Kitten
Focus Booster
Spaaze
AutoREALM (Map building software)

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

bleedforyourtypewriter:

Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:

Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:

Making notes? Here you go:

Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:

Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:

Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:

Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:

So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 

All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:

I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:

Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

http://trailsoftrust.tumblr.com/post/82014061161/wellesley-colleges-twitter-wellesley-friends


trailsoftrust:

Wellesley College’s Twitter (@wellesley) friends.

Friendship network of the Wellesley College Twitter account’s friends. Each node represents a Twitter account (labeled by account name, rather than screen name), and an edge between two nodes indicates that they are friends on Twitter.

There are four automatically detected communities, differentiated by color in the graph (purple, orange, green and blue). Although nodes are grouped into these communities based on their connections in the network, the groups contain related accounts: the purple group is made up of official college accounts and professors from Wellesley, the two green and orange groups contain celebrity and news accounts (the green predominantly local and the orange national), and the blue group other colleges and education related accounts.

'I Will Personally Pay For Every Member Of The Westboro Baptist Church To Fly To Iraq Right Now'


satumitsumi:

nergal-junior:

(To Westboro Baptist Church)

"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life," Hills said on his UK television program "The Last Leg," "how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?"

Hills then took his suggestion a step further by making a generous offer. “I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”

GUYS

THEY ACCEPTED

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(Source)

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They better not pay for tickets up front. WBC has a long history of announcing many more of their homophobic protests than they actually show up at. They’re extraordinarily skilled at trolling the media: every time they announce they’ll picket a funeral, the get press coverage, even though they show up less than 30% of the time.


sandandglass:

Source


ezequiellasnier:

iGeo / Open source software, adding an interface to Processing (piGeon).

Is free and open source 3D modeling software library in Java for computational design in architecture, product design, interaction design and more. iGeo is designed to provide functionality of code-based 3D modeling, practicality of use in computational design practice and extensibility to cooperate with other data processing components and real-time input/output interaction interfaces to other various media in Java.

"Likewise, data visualization is a halfway house: a stopping place on the path from data to decision."

m.e.driscoll: data utopian: data visualization is a halfway house 

yesmachine:

To understand is to perceive patterns. Via the excellent @datavis people.

Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper

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Side note:  

I forgot my notebook & bought a spare at CVS today.  In a meeting, I turned it over, and noting the Made in China designation, I remembered a poem I learned from the author years ago, about the people in the factories making paper pads & notebooks:

Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper
Martín Espada

At sixteen, I worked after high school hours
at a printing plant
that manufactured legal pads:
Yellow paper
stacked seven feet high
and leaning
as I slipped cardboard
between the pages,
then brushed red glue
up and down the stack.
No gloves: fingertips required
for the perfection of paper,
smoothing the exact rectangle.
Sluggish by 9 PM, the hands
would slide along suddenly sharp paper,
and gather slits thinner than the crevices
of the skin, hidden.
The glue would sting,
hands oozing
till both palms burned
at the punch clock.

Ten years later, in law school,
I knew that every legal pad
was glued with the sting of hidden cuts,
that every open law book
was a pair of hands
upturned and burning.

from City of Coughing and Dead Radiators, 1993
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY

Copyright 1993 by Martín Espada.
All rights reserved.

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