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    Things that have come rushing from my pen as if it were a firehose, and as if the words were water

    1. Já’s new map: switching from raster to vector

      Maps

      In a talk I gave to L?SA, the Icelandic association for geographic information, I argue that we need to think about maps as software now

    2. ‘It astounds me to be able to look at a map and know to the square metre where my buttocks are deployed’

      Blog

      How do traditional paper maps compare to today’s digital maps?

    3. Price of .org domains has risen by 3% annually, far below 10% price cap

      Blog

      The wholesale price of a .org domain could have risen 10% a year since 2003, increasing from $6 then to over $27 now. But in reality the price has risen by an average of only 3% annually. Now price caps have been lifted, what will happen next?

    4. What if it were our city?

      Maps

      What impact would the Fat Man atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945, have on modern-day Reykjavík?

    5. Which planet is closest to Earth?

      Visualisations

      The BBC’s Sky at Night programme said our nearest neighbour is Mars but one viewer disagreed. Was he right? Let’s find the answer using Python and R

    6. The rise and fall in support for British political parties

      Visualisations

      How the distribution of the popular vote has been shared between Britain’s main political parties since the 1950s

    7. 2017 in review

      Annual reviews

      A look back at last year’s books, podcasts, video games, and more

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      2007—2021

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    Travelogue

    Over the sea and far away

    1. And so to bed

      Argentina 2007

      Back home, being kept company by a certain Mr. Jet Lag, I write a mini-review of my time in Argentina

    2. On the art of idling

      Argentina 2007

      Of the great arts one learns during one’s student years — idling, Jedi, drinking — idling is the most useful. I put it to good use in Río Gallegos

    3. Sheikh, rattle, and roll

      Argentina 2007

      Friday night in Ushuaia, Argentina. Five travellers go in search of the nightlife in Ushuaia, and end up somewhere … shady

    4. Tierra del?Fuego

      Argentina 2007

      As a child I imagined Tierra del Fuego to be filled with volcanoes. It’s not. Here’s a brief glance at that most southerly part of Patagonia

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      Travelogue

      2005—2007

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    North Atlantic Radio

    A podcast mostly about the Web

    1. North Atlantic Radio episode 16

      North Atlantic Radio

      With three-dimensional printing on the cusp of going mainstream, how will it affect the way we shop, build parts, and make films?

    2. North Atlantic Radio episode 15

      North Atlantic Radio

      Brian talks about his new book, Designing with Data

    3. North Atlantic Radio episode 14

      North Atlantic Radio

      Brian talks to Drew Neil about the joys of collective nouns

    4. North Atlantic Radio episode 13

      North Atlantic Radio

      Brian talks about Luke Wroblewski’s book, Web Forms Design: Filling in the Blanks

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      North Atlantic Radio

      2009—2010

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