Note: I was supposed to have attended Stephen Few’s three data visualization classes this week in Portland, but preparations for a client presentation in Paris next week made attending impossible. Dashboard Insight posted a synopsis of a post Stephen did on Data Visualization and the Blind. My wife has worked in Special Education for over […]

Here was a interesting article from Kareen Liez at Naldz Graphics. Enjoy! Michael Flat Design One of the hottest topics in design is Flat UI. Many design blogs and websites have talked about this and there had been various reactions from the audience worldwide. We can also see that many websites had adopted flat design […]

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] The Battle of Borodino On 7 September, at the Battle of Borodino, the Russians sought to fight a battle of attrition. Knowing that they […]

Continuing The March Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s march in detail. [2] Polotsk, Smolensk and on to Borodino To the north, on the French left flank, Oudinot had been charged with linking up with Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald […]

Every since I was a little boy, I have had a fascination and love affair with the puffin. I have little puffin figures and photos all around my house. Leanne Burden Seidel [SOURCE] noted that every five years, National Trust rangers carry out a puffin census on the Farne Islands, off the northeast coast of […]

Today is the third and final part of my series of selected images from a massive late 19th century tome entitled simply Magic, subtitled Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, including Trick Photography, compiled and edited by Albert A. Hopkins. The book takes a thorough tour through the popular magic tricks and illusions of the day, […]

Today is Part 2 of selected images from a massive late 19th century tome entitled simply Magic, subtitled Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, including Trick Photography, compiled and edited by Albert A. Hopkins. The book takes a thorough tour through the popular magic tricks and illusions of the day, including along the way many delightfully […]