Archive for November, 2008

OECD Statistical Explorer

Friday, November 7th, 2008

picture-8.pngNice statistics exploration tool.

Peace Index

Friday, November 7th, 2008

picture-6.pngThe ground-breaking Global Peace Index (GPI) has been expanded and updated with the latest available figures for 2008, a year on from the completion of the first GPI, which ranked 121 nations according to their relative states of peace.

The index is composed of 24 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, which combine internal and external factors ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. These indicators were selected by an international panel of academics, business people, philanthropists and peace institutions. The GPI is collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

iMedia Browser

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

picture-5.pngDo you like the media browser that Apple includes in some of its applications, but wish you could use it from any application? Now you can.

Download the free Karelia iMedia Browser and use it whenever and wherever you need to access your library of photos, music, videos, and bookmarks. (Requires Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” or 10.5 “Leopard.”)

The Story of Stuff

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

picture-4.pngFrom its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.