17 January 2008

(Macworld '08) Steve Jobs keynote : http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/15/live-from-macworld-2008-steve-jobs-keynote/

Geography Lessons for Online Retailers : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2664&trv=1

Triangulation of Hierarchical Hexagon Meshes : "Hexagons have emerged as a new discrete global grid (DGG) cell. Hexagon grids have advantages over rectangle and triangle grids: hexagon neighbors share an edge, and not a degenerate point; hexagon centers are equidistant, and don't vary with direction or latitude. ...However, a typical DGG contains hexagons of multiple resolutions: Hexagons that are close to the viewpoint will be small (at fine resolutions in the hierarchy); hexagons that are distant from the viewpoint will be large (at coarse resolutions in the hierarchy). The use of larger hexagons in the distance results in faster rendering without degrading the image quality. Two problems occur in such a multi-resolution hexagon DGG: There will be either gaps or overlaps where adjacent hexagons are not of the same resolution." Via http://www.cs.queensu.ca/home/gradseries/index_2004.html (Matt Guenette)

Torontoist focuses on absolutely everything related to Toronto : http://torontoist.com/about.php (including arts, events, news, advertising, photography, street art and graffiti, food...).

(Definition) "horizon": is a seam within representation. It simultaneously enables and negates fundamental dichotomies such as inside and outside, finitude and transcendence, distance and immersion, the intelligible and the sensible, embodiment and disembodiment, and the subjective and the objective.

Drawing instructor : http://360.yahoo.com/thomasdraws

(GooglePlex10UPprint) Added as one of this guy's favorite Flickr'd images ------->>>>>>>>

"The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude." - Voltaire
"So Geographers in Afric-maps, With Savage-Pictures fill their gaps;
And o'er unhabitable downs, Place Elephants for want of towns." - Johnathan Swift, 1733

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