Guest Post: Mr. Cheney’s Victory Lap

August 30, 2011

Definitely Op-Ed porn, but a must read!!

Guest Post: Mr. Cheney’s Victory Lap

Submitted by Gonzalo Lira Mr. Cheney’s Victory Lap

Dick Cheney is taking a lap around all the talk shows, peddling his … Read more

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Hurricane Tracking Resources

August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Tracking Map – New York Times –

Hurricane Irene Tracking Map – –

Hurricane Irene Storm Surge Tracking & More – Weather Underground –

Tropical Depression 10 (the next storm) – –

New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

August 26, 2011

New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

For more important and up to date information please visit

To find your home’s zone, please go to  (note works best in Firefox)

Welcome to New York City, 1609

November 26, 2010

Stumbled on this last weekend researching my New York City neighborhood of Greenwich Village.  Thought it was an extremely cool concept, with a whole new and almost endless project for Google maps.

Hey Google Map guys!  Once you map the whole globe by van, can you then try mapping the whole globe again by century, decade, year?

How amazing would it be to take any spot on earth and be able to watch its metamorphosis chronologically?  Assuming the Google Map guys keep on doing what they are doing, this may be possible in 10, 20…100 years time.  But it would be fun to go backwards from today.  I’d love to see Manhattan, block by block, in chronological stop motion.  We might learn something about building cities if we could look at history that way.

In any event the link below to is best described by the summary in the site owner’s own words.  Click on the image of the website to be directed to their page or feel free to cut an paste the address:

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Find out here, by navigating through the map of the city in 1609. You can find your block, explore the native landscape of today’s famous landmarks, research the flora and fauna block by block, and help our team continue to rediscover 1609.

The Welikia Project

Why ‘Welikia’? And Where’s Mannahatta?

Text to Animation Website

September 23, 2010


This video has made the rounds and won a lot of popular acclaim.  The creator has probably gotten funding for a feature, and the website that helped create it has put itself on the map.  I posted an earlier entry on Text to Speech, so I felt it was relevant to provide a link.  Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to making my own short.

The website is called