I’m sick of people telling me that I need to drink more water and I would fix all my health problems (I had another dizzy spell this morning!) because it’s very clearly true. I’ve known this all along but I don’t care! I want an easier answer. I’ve been using your flowingdata to track how [...]
In 2002, when I was in India, the riots broke out in Gujarat. They were about (at least on the surface) a site in Ayodhya which had a mosque on it since the 16th century, but Hindus claim was the birthplace of Ram. In 1992 a group of extremist Hindus burnt down the mosque, starting [...]
This one’s for my mom. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/health/28real.html Apparently gargling with salt water during cold/flu season really does help. I’m unclear on whether it helps when you’re in the middle of the cold, or just preventatively, but it seems even during a cold would work: A saline solution can draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the [...]
ok it looks, and sounds, like a 12 year old kid…but this is my video I made for Unny’s party. The last 30 seconds is stopmotion, which I sort of like!
Outsourced is that new sitcom about a white American who goes to India to setup a call center. I thought it was pretty cute! I mean, it was no Community, 30 Rock, or Modern Family…but it had it’s moments (my favorite was still the mistletoe belt). The great thing about it is it’s equally offending both hardcore Americans [...]
I just found out about your.flowingdata somehow.. through twitter I can start tracking ANYTHING about my life, basically, and then do all sorts of nifty graphs to present them. You can check out the graphs on that link. You input data by sending private tweets like “weigh 160″ or “watched Back to the Future”. Eventually [...]
Brock’s favorite movie (it’s really good): Facts About Projection from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.
A Facebook friend shared this photo link (which I recaptured myself) on Google. Now that Google auto-fills in what it thinks you’re searching for, it’s a fun way of seeing what people think of Indians! I think it’s good that people are curious about the head bobbing. But why stop there! I just had to [...]
Bill Ranken did a series of dream maps where they placed points for ethnicities in different cities, ignoring the assigned geographic boundaries of “neighborhoods”. One dot represents 25 people of ethnicity X. Red is white, Blue is black, Green is Asian, Orange is hispanic. Bill did it for Chicago, and then Eric Fischer did it [...]
Newsweek made this infographic. I can’t figure out how to embed it. It sounds boring because it’s just how countries rank on 5 categories, but it has a very slick and fun interface. http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/15/interactive-infographic-of-the-worlds-best-countries.html If I have more time to play around with it I may find some nice things that I can say “check [...]