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Crayon The Grids

Crayon The Grids

October 14, 2014

“Here!” exclaimed Jebediah as he nosed his schooner onto a fan of fertile loam. Come sundown, a makeshift corral encircled his livestock, and by Sabbath eve, the crown of a crude barn rose above the neighboring hummock.

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Tweet-Bokeh-O-Rama

Tweet-Bokeh-O-Rama

May 9, 2013

Transmissions from a new project on the data frontier:

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Literally Billions

Literally Billions

April 8, 2013

Last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world’s population topped seven billion, and now stands at approximately 7,077,490,000 as of noon Eastern, April 8, 2013.

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Petri Dish

Petri Dish

January 30, 2013

Now, for your amusement, a pure HTML5+Javascript interpretation of computer science classic The Game of Life:

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Above Sea Level

Above Sea Level

November 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy stripped the political haze from one of climate change’s core truths: when the oceans rise, they’ll submerge land, inundate homes, and destroy lives.

How high will the seas swell? And how fast? No one knows for certain.

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Dance, Factors, Dance

Dance, Factors, Dance

October 29, 2012

Upon first sight of Brent Yorgey’s brilliant Factorization Diagrams, I knew that I should take his lovely little dots and make them dance.

Our first tango would be inspired by the digital clock, with a separate diagram for each of hours, minutes, and seconds.

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His And Hers Redux

His And Hers Redux

September 19, 2012

For hire, instruct me to throw caution to the wind, and I’ll gleefully tap dance across the bleeding-edge Web for as long as you like.

Here, however, color me conservative. Sure, the haves drive shiny, freshly-updated, triple-headed, dodeca-core Mac Pros that can handle whatever I throw at them.

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Beefspace, Revisited

Beefspace, Revisited

August 27, 2012

A while back, I created two fanciful maps of a hypothetical, earth-penetrating, inverse-squared burger force, as broadcast by the 36,000-plus domestic restaurant locations of the eight largest U.S. fast food chains. Recently, I upgraded my Visualizationator’s speed by a few orders of magnitude,

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