ENTRIES TAGGED "stamen"

Four short links: 22 March 2012

Four short links: 22 March 2012

Watercolor Maps, Inside Displays, Numbers API, and Chinese Mobile Activations Boom

  1. Stamen Watercolour Maps — I saw a preview of this a week or two ago and was in awe. It is truly the most beautiful thing I’ve seen a computer do. It’s not just a clever hack, it’s art. Genius. And they’re CC-licensed.
  2. Screens Up Close — gorgeous microscope pictures of screens, showing how great the iPad’s retina display is.
  3. Numbers API — CUTE! Visit it, even if you’re not a math head, it’s fun.
  4. China Now Leads the World in New iOS and Android Device Activations (Flurry) — interesting claim, but the graphs make me question their data. Why have device activations in the US plummeted in January and February even as Chinese activations grew? Is this an artifact of collection or is it real?
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Seeing the Future of Mapping in Crimespotting

Seeing the Future of Mapping in Crimespotting

This week Stamen Design released San Francisco Crimespotting. It’s a crime map and notification system that allows for time and crime trend analysis. SF Crimespotting has launched just over two years after the release Oakland Crimespotting (Radar post). Stamen had been waiting for crime data all this time and with the launch of DataSF they are able to use an official API for crime data. SF Crimespotting is very similar to the initial release for Oakland.

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Four short links: 27 May 2009

Four short links: 27 May 2009

Hacker Browser, Design and Engineering, Twitter Data, Fire Eagle Updater for OS X

  1. uzbl — lightweight WebKit-based web browser controlled with vim-like keystrokes, controllable through a FIFO for scripting, and all the “features” (bookmarking, history, changing URL) happen through external scripts. For the hardcore. (via joshua on delicious)
  2. A Conversation With Eric Rodenbeck About Usefully Cool Design and Engineering (Jon Udell) — if we could only distil Stamen down to their barest essence, we could make a fortune selling it on the black market …
  3. Twitter Data — using Twitter as a conduit for messages that have semantic markup. My gut reaction is that I’d prefer pure JSON in the data tweets, because a hybrid gives you poor use of the limited bandwidth and there seems no strong reason to care about human readability. (via Ted Leung)
  4. Clarke — elegant OS X updater for Fire Eagle that uses Skyhook to determine your location.
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