The Monocle Gesture

September 5, 2009 at 4:57 am | Posted in Humor, Reference | Leave a comment
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Accuse people of being bourgeois the way they do in Maracaibo.

Forvo

August 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Posted in Reference | Leave a comment
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How to say any word in any language.

How People Spend Their Days

August 2, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Posted in Journalism, Reference | Leave a comment
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The New York Times, in another fabulous interactive visualization, reveals how people spend their days.

Instructions for Arabic Calligraphy

July 26, 2009 at 1:58 am | Posted in Crafts, Design, Reference | Leave a comment
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Tutorials in some of the most amazing written art in the world.

Artist’s Guide To Human Types, by Joumana Medlej

July 26, 2009 at 1:52 am | Posted in Art, Drawing, Reference | Leave a comment
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Available in three parts.

The Best Words

July 26, 2009 at 1:25 am | Posted in Literature, Reference | Leave a comment
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These words are awesome, and you should use them.

Every Color Has A Name

July 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Reference, Webware | Leave a comment
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No, really.  Every single color.

The Perfect Scarf Knot

July 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Reference | Leave a comment
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The very best in scarf-typing technique.

The Big Religion Chart

July 16, 2009 at 9:19 am | Posted in Reference, Religion | Leave a comment
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In case you need to check up on where a particular religion stands.

A Tiling Database

January 14, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Design, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment
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Need some tiling patterns?  Or possibly hundreds of them?  Look no further!

The Thypott Art Galleries

December 6, 2008 at 8:27 am | Posted in Art, Reference | Leave a comment
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Just in case you need a crash course in the Great Masters.

1001 Rules For My Unborn Son

November 23, 2008 at 10:02 am | Posted in Reference | Leave a comment
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One man, on a quest to convey hipness to his son before he grows too old to be hip, prepares a work for the ages.

Charity Navigator

October 17, 2008 at 12:44 am | Posted in Reference, Webware | Leave a comment
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Find a charity you can trust.

The 2008 Black Box Voting Tool Kit

September 14, 2008 at 1:59 am | Posted in Politics, Reference | Leave a comment
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The top 5 things you can do to stop election theft.

Free Books To Read & Download

September 14, 2008 at 1:45 am | Posted in Books, Gratis, Literature, Reference | Leave a comment
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How about 25 places to read books for freeOr 50 places to download them?

Word Spectrums

August 22, 2008 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Reference | Leave a comment
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Lovely visualizations of Google’s immense Bi-Gram database.

The David Rumsey Map Collection

August 13, 2008 at 9:24 am | Posted in Cartography, History, Reference | Leave a comment
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A vast collection of maps, some of which have a Google Maps overlay of real satellite photography.

Maps of India

August 11, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Cartography, Economics, History, Politics, Reference, Religion | Leave a comment
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They’ve got maps of IndiaLots and lots and lots and lots of maps of India.

Internet Movie Firearm Database

August 11, 2008 at 12:42 am | Posted in Film, Reference, Weapons | Leave a comment
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A wiki devoted to identifying exactly which guns appears in which film.

Every Topic In The Universe Except Chickens

July 29, 2008 at 7:51 am | Posted in Humor, Reference | Leave a comment
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An ambitious proposal to concentrate all Wikipedia vandalism on the article for “Chicken.” Behold the fruits of those labors.

Making A Handwriting Font From Scratch In 24 Hours

July 19, 2008 at 1:09 am | Posted in Drawing, Reference, Software | Leave a comment
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A travellog of a font explorer, boldly venturing into the territory of his own handwriting and bringing back the story of how he did it.

The Periodic Table of Videos

July 16, 2008 at 4:10 am | Posted in Chemistry, Education, Reference, Science | Leave a comment
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The University of Nottingham would like to take you on a journey across the periodic table of elements, one Youtube video at a time.

How To Write Strong Arguments

May 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm | Posted in Education, Philosophy, Reference | Leave a comment
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The Pyramid of Argumentation, Maslowtized.

Sorting Algorithms, Visually Conveyed

May 10, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Posted in Reference, Software | Leave a comment
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You’ve heard Quicksort is fast.  Now see for yourself how fast.

Lessons In Electric Circuits

May 10, 2008 at 8:11 pm | Posted in Books, Crafts, Reference, Technology | Leave a comment
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Free electrical engineering textbooks are just the thing you need to start a new and dangerous hobby.

The Language Of Lagomorphs

April 19, 2008 at 5:38 am | Posted in Biology, Reference | Leave a comment
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Everything you need to know to become a rabbit whisperer.

“Calculus Via O Notation” By Donald Knuth

April 15, 2008 at 4:46 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment
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The legendary computer science guru writes, in 1998, that “if I had the opportunity to deviate from the existing textbooks, I would certainly make major changes by emphasizing several notational improvements that advanced mathematicians have been using for more than a hundred years.

What Every American Should Know About The Middle East

April 5, 2008 at 1:22 am | Posted in History, Reference | Leave a comment
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A 2-minute primer of the absolute minimum you should know about the Middle East.

Voronoi Diagrams

March 14, 2008 at 8:42 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Whether you’re making stained glass or figuring out where to set up your ice cream stand, Voronoi diagrams have something for you!

The Fxtbook

March 7, 2008 at 5:51 am | Posted in Books, Gratis, Reference, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

“Algorithms For Programmers,” a handy guide.

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