around the traps

  • Graffiti lane gets new canvas for Melbourne artists - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "That really is the lane where our next generation of artists will learn their craft and learn the culture of street art and the respect that goes with it," [the mayor] said. "Hosier Lane though is the highest expression of street art in Melbourne and has to remain that gallery space for our street artists."
  • The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | Wired Design | The map, created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is stunningly comprehensive. Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, it shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That’s 308,745,538 dots in all–around 7 GB of visual data. It isn’t the first map to show the country’s ethnic distribution, nor is it the first to show every single citizen, but it is the first to do both, making it the most comprehensive map of race in America ever created.
  • cortesi - Introducing The most succinct description of is that it is a service that turns events into sound. Why would you want to do that? Well, I believe that there are compelling reasons to make sound part of your monitoring stack. (have a listen to the soundscape based on github activity: github soundscape)
  • Impetus | Dominik Johann: Here’s the gist of Impetus: the game is, in fact, only 10 seconds long. After its countdown timer runs out, it’s over, permanently. There is no way of restarting or playing it ever again. The catch: most prominently placed on screen is a button that lets players reset the countdown, instantly and for everyone else to see, stretching the timeframe again and again. Sustaining the game’s life.
  • 18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style | Death and Taxes


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