Monthly Archives: July 2008

Toronto homicides

The Torontoist blog posted some excellent articles on homicide statistics for Toronto, Greater Toronto, downtown Toronto, and Toronto vs. other North American cities. The focus is on studying the stats to determine whether the city is a dangerous place, and … Continue reading

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One of the things that has saved me in my short stint here at Seattle is the fantastic Google Transit service. I don’t have a car, and navigating the bus schedule tables and maps in the unintuitive local transit website … Continue reading

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Angelus Novus

Found at Steven Johnson’s “The Ghost Map”: “A Klee painting named “Angelus Novus” shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his … Continue reading

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Project awareness mock-ups

Jeremy Handcock, a friend and colleague from the University of Toronto, posted some pretty cool mock-ups of team awareness for software projects recently. I’d love to get to play with a tool like this, and I know I’m not the … Continue reading

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PlanetEye launches!

PlanetEye, an online travel website that links geotagged pictures with local expertise, maps, and more standard travel services, is a start-up that I’ve been watching closely for a while — a good friend of mine is heavily involved in it and … Continue reading

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Torture in Guanajuato

The Human Rights Commission of Mexico recently declared that the police of my home state of Guanajuato, Mexico, systematically torture people to obtain information and confessions (link in Spanish). Of course I’m not surprised –I don’t think anyone is–, and … Continue reading

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