NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) tracks Santa every year! There are loads of things to click on as you track Santa across the GeoWeb, including being able to see Santa’s journey in Google Earth by clicking on the “track Santa in 3D” link. Better hurry, Santa has already passed by a group of Whales […]
If you’ve not come across Wordle it’s worth a look – a great tool for visualising complex text data sets. Here is one I prepared earlier (!) for Exeter Universities top 500 keywords (minus the words Exeter and University – they just skew the results too much)
Fascinating visualisation of historical browser market share here. The data is coming from w3schools, which does tend to be skewed towards techies (i.e. more Firefox users, for example) so should not be treated as a globally relevant sample, but for change over time there’s a lot of good data displayed very cleverly.
That got your attention didn’t it? Not that we regularly blog naked, erm anyway, I am actually referring to the University of Exeter 3D campus which is taking shape. Rich has done a great job simplifying our campus model ready for texturing and applying textures to the first model. You have him to thank for […]
Earlier last week Wikipedia took an unusual step – and banned certain IP addresses that belonged to Volvo from editing Wikipedia web pages. Why? Because some staff for Volvo’s own IT department had been using Wikipedia to post racist and defamatory content. You’d think the IT folks would know that IP addresses are tracked and […]
Social networking has rapidly moved beyond just a casual pursuit by the technically minded, and become a world wide obsession with all ages and all types of people involved. But even for something that is now so commonplace, most people are still not really sure what to do with it, which means most businesses are […]
A little lighthearted blogging for the weekend …
The folks over at Common Craft, famous for making the complex easy to understand by shooting videos of paper based cartoons, have just released a new overview of Cloud Computing: Well worth a look if you’re still not sure why there’s so much hype over this concept. Makes it much easier to understand why companies […]
Not been to Japan recently? Then you’ve probably not come across QR Codes … Quick Response Codes, to give them their full name, are a sort of advanced bar code, but instead of a series of vertical bars like traditional bar codes they are actually composed of black and white blocks in a square shape. […]
I have just discovered WordPress for the iPhone. As an experiment this is my first post. Interestingly this free app offers quite a few facilities for managing your blog whilst mobile, including the editing of pages, blog entries and even managing comments. Send us more comments, don’t be shy!