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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The map that does not end

I like maps (and I have a large collection of road maps I've collected over the years), but I really like maps that are unusual or that have a unique projection, like the Dymaxion map (which can be folded up into an icosahedron) or the Upside Down World Map where north is at the bottom (north at the top appears to be a Western convention; maps of Japan by the Japanese tend to put east at the top, because that's where the sun rises).

But this linear map of Lake Michigan (link via Jason Kottke) is something I've never seen before. It's also continuous in that you can wrap the top edge to the bottom edge. Very neat.

No, it's the Muppets

Bunny and I watched the second epside of “The Muppets” (and not “The Muppet Show” as I related last week) and this time, it actually elicited a few chuckles from the both of us, giving the show another one episode chance. But they really do need to work on the Fozzie subplots. Fozzie as a souvenir taker-cum-kleptomaniac just didn't work—it had a rather painful ending.

But Miss Piggy and Josh Groban dating? That plotline was amusing.

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