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September 21 2011


September 19 2011



Ежедневные короткие новости про OpenStreetMap, особенно про русскоязычную его часть.

Sizes comparison visualisation tool | SocialCompare - Comparisons community

Compare sizes visually. This tool helps you to compare visually sizes of different objects.

September 18 2011


The big list of free Kindle tools |

There are quite a few programs and web services that can be really useful to Kindle owners. This post compiles 17 of these that every Kindle user should know

September 11 2011


10 удивительных игр, в которые вы можете сыграть со своим мозгом

Интересные переведенные статьи и материалы из Западного (англоязычного) Интернета для всего интернет-сообщества.

22 способа обновить свой мозг

Интересные переведенные статьи и материалы из Западного (англоязычного) Интернета для всего интернет-сообщества.

August 30 2011

03:20 - Track Your Life

Track, record, report and share health, medical and personal growth data using's free, secure and easy to use mobile and web-based tools. - Track Your Life.

Metrics for Software Projects

Programeter is the analytics solution for software teams. With Programeter you can track the development progress and product quality throughout all the software development life cycle.

Data Shirts for Charity

Do good with data: wear good data. All profits from these products will be donated to the American Cancer Society (

August 27 2011


Язык цветов - Цветочный этикет

Я послал тебе черную розу в бокале золотого, как небо, аи...? (А. Блок)Она и без слов все поняла, потому что умела читать язык цветов. Искусно подобранный букет может заменить целое послание.

iYou - Description

iYou™ is a research project developed by Niels Schrader and Bert Kommerij in collaboration with Waag Society and software developer Michał Ejdys. The project is financially supported by the Dutch Cultural Media Fund.

August 25 2011


Revolutions: Choropleth Challenge Results

Oh my, that was fast! Less than 24 hours after the Choropleth Map Challenge was laid down, no fewer than 5 hackers responded with complete solutions for plotting the US unemployment data on a color-coded map, each in less than 20 lines of R code. Overall, the results were very close to the FlowingData original. There were some data-matching problems, which were solved either by using a shape file and matching FIPS codes, or doing some data cleaning to match by county name. I'm always amazed by the resourcefulness and ingenuity of R programmers. Each solution takes a slightly different...

August 24 2011


Russian Federation | Data

Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.

Почему умирают русские - Июнь 2009 - Журнал – Сноб

Николас Эберстадт – экономист и демограф, автор в общей сложности семнадцати книг. В течение последних тридцати пяти лет он пытается найти ответ на вопрос, почему жители Российской Федерации умирают в таких количествах и с такой скоростью, с которой не умирало население ни одной страны в мирное время. С каждым поколением продолжительность жизни россиян сокращается, хотя ей положено расти.
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