Andrew Godwin has just released an excellent mapping project, visualizing a few London Underground stations, complete with public corridors, escalators, spiral staircases and platforms. The maps are 3D models, which you can pan and zoom inside the browser. Digging into the source is also worth a look, since it uses some nice canvas and three.js guts.
Poking around his other work, the Twin Tubes map is also worth a look - the underground network with each individual track visualized.
For quite a few months I have been working on creating a full set of zoom-able slippy maps for World of Warcraft. After much dithering, it's finally ready, along with an article about its creation and the WoW internals needed to build it.
After seeing this post on MLKSHK, I want to find out if it was true - are there really that many phrases in modern use that were coined by Shakespeare? Turns out it's mostly true, with many of them being Shakespeare originals and a few more being popularised by him.
While any kind of heavy-duty factory machinery is inherently interesting to engineers, there is something particularly awesome about a video sequence that's captioned with "Automatically aligning the mushrooms". Set to trance music.
With all the current excitement about leaked password databases, I thought I'd take the time to make doing it the right way a bit easier. If you're working on a PHP app, start using lib_bcrypt right now.