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Monday, January 22, 2007 - 00:00

If I was starting a big Actionscript 2.0 project - I would use the CASA framework. I work with some of the people who built it - and have used aspects of it. It is really great because it helps you write code that cleans up after itself really well. There is lots of great documentation and it is open source - yay.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 00:00

"Connecting the dots" has become a euphemism for scapegoating Arabs and Muslims across the world for war and global insecurity. Tracking the Threat does a good job of distracting us from the real dangers that face us: nuclear war, global warming, and a war which is led by the wealthiest nation on the poor of the world in the name of 'fighting terrorism.'

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 00:00

Description from Site: Retrievr lets you find flickr images by drawing rough sketches of them. Finding images on Flickr is mostly textual (tags, keywords) or social (contacts, friends, groups). Retrievr is, like images, visual. At the same time it's our testbed for image retrieval algorithms, so that when you add an image to a page in System One, it gets you the potentially most similar pictures back in realtime.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 00:00

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Saturday, August 20, 2005 - 23:00

"CHALLENGE: Let's make data on world development understandable, enjoyable and free!"
Gapminder.org

Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 23:00

Wordcount.
From the site: "WordCount is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it is."

Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 23:00

The Most Important Election of our Lifetime ~ Spot the Difference Quiz Game! ~

It is common knowledge that this is 'the most important election ever' - but can you tell the
difference between the two main candidates?

This quiz is intended to question just how significant the difference between Bush and Kerry really is. I hope that people find it provocative as well as thoughtful. Please follow the link at the end

Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 23:00

Make massive posters with Rasterbator. You can upload an image using this flash app, which then allows you to decide how many pices of paper you want it printed on. It turns your images into the black and white dotted images that you see in newspapers so that it scales well. You recieve the resulting image in a pdf file. Brilliant.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 23:00

Newsmap "is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information.

Friday, February 27, 2004 - 00:00

Chris MacGregor regularly updates his Flazoom blog with links to Flash sites that are easy to use and functional as well as make use of its ability to display information graphically and dynamically. It should also be noted that Chris is the author of the most popular map in the first they rule - '7 most powerful.'