Posts from June 2012

More Underground Maps

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.

Truth will out

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.

Home Insurance Building

This custom Lego creation a simply amazing - more than 80,000 bricks to re-create the 1884 Chicago Home Insurance Building, the world's first skyscraper.

You can view the full photo set to see the 60 individual segments.

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Mushroom sorting

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.

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Early world maps

A fascinating look at early maps of the world. The relative scales vary wildly.

Shut up and use bcrypt

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.

I just met you...

This is an excellent idea for business cards.

Hopefully you're already familiar with the reference. And the meme.

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