The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I'm puzzling over all these globes …

In addition to the Mova Globe, Bunny also thought I would enjoy this globe:

[As if regular jigsaw puzzles were hard enough.]

A three dimensional 540 piece jigsaw puzzle of the Earth—an actual nine inch globe. Of course, that's the finished piece. This is what I was faced with when I started:

[A pile of pieces.]

It certainly didn't hurt that each piece was numbered on the back.

[To make sure you have every piece] [It's a numbers game ...]

It was quite fun, and it felt a bit like making the Death Star, in an odd way.

[I started with a bottom-up approach ... ] [The land was easy to put together, but the Earth is 75% water ... ] [So I decided to change to a top-down approach to things.] [The Earth is hollow!  Hollow I say!] [But I managed to puzzle this out.]

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