Archive for the ‘Divers’ Category

Software Alternatives

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Very interesting website, where one can search for alternatives for specific software products. Type in ArcGIS, and one gets a full load of alternative software packages.

Rio+20: “May You One Day Forgive Us”

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

… something like this Ban said to a group of young people. “For too long we have we have behaved as though we could indefinitely burn and consume our way to prosperity,” Ban told delegates at the UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development today. “Now is the time to rise beyond narrow national interest. It is time to act with a broader, long-term vision. We are running out of time.” via

Write Together Online

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

MixedInk‘s collaborative writing platform allows groups of any size to weave their best ideas and language into a single text. Cutting-edge government agencies, news organizations, advocacy groups, and businesses use MixedInk to gather meaningful input and give their communities a voice.

Linux: Count the Number of Lines

Monday, June 4th, 2012

( find ./ -name '*.php' -print0 | xargs -0 cat ) | wc -l

Count’s the number of lines in any PHP files of a directory and it’s subdirectories. Via.

Only Few Brands

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Thinking buying somebody else’s stuff? A large part of our daily products goes back to only a few companies.

Animated Graph: How-to

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

In order to use the “dygraphs“, do the following:

  1. Prepare your values (for example, divide by 1.000.000; add “Date” to the right field, concatenate(Field-with-year,”-01-01″))
  2. Copy from Mac to Windows, insert into Excel, change date again to right format
  3. Save as CSV
  4. Replace “;” with “,”

TED: Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish – Diana Nyad

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Animierte Infografiken zur Schuldenkrise

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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SVG and Environmental Statistics

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I’ve build a neat SVG application. It uses data (via a direct database connection) from the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer (ex-GEO Data Portal). Lots of possibilities to play around with the data, for each variable some 40.000 data points.

The Story of Stuff

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

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PopTech 2008: Saul Griffith on Energy Use

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Which Font Is It?

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Seen a font in use and want to know what it is? Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database.

Speech: Guy Kawasaki

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Great speech of Guy Kawasaki.

Safari Plugin: Glims

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Glims adds a cocktail of features to Safari (Tabs, Thumbnails, Full Screen, Search Engines, Search Suggestions, Forms autocomplete on, Dated download folders, Type Ahead …)

Extract from PDF

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Able2Extract and Able2Extract Professional deliver PDF conversion to formatted Excel spreadsheets and more, including PDF to editable Word documents, PDF to PowerPoint (PPT), PDF to Publisher (PUB), PDF to Autocad, PDF to Open Office documents, PDF to HTML, PDF to Text, HTML to Excel, and Text to Excel.

Change Units

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Really useful and nicely designed website to convert between different units.

MODIS Blue Marble WMS

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

To get from here as WMS service.

Google Book Search

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Show a “timeline” for words appearing in books. Interesting.

Google Trends

Friday, April 1st, 2011

History of search results. Interesting.

Brisbane floods: before and after

Monday, January 31st, 2011

High-resolution aerial photos taken over Brisbane last week have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.