big print

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tired of staring at our empty walls, I somewhat impulsively went onto japan photo’s website last night and ordered a 60cm x 90cm print of this photo:

if it turns out okay, our apartment may get filled up rather quickly… maybe this is the solution to that needed coat of paint!

fake tv

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latest cool thing at the gadget store:

FakeTV simulates the light of a real HDTV television. From outside the house, it looks like someone is home watching TV and the burglar is encouraged to pick an easier target.

switched to wordpress

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my frustration with comment spam + my newly found free time = my decision to make the switch to wordpress.

pretty swanky, but a pain to transfer all my photos… slowly chugging through but it will be awhile before all the old photos properly show up.

my old blog can still be accessed here.

worldmapper.org

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proportion living in poverty

proportion living on over PPP $200 a day

proportion of mopeds and motorcycles

proportion of species that became extinct between 1500-2004

class auction

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Wharton takes it one step further, allowing students to sell their courses (for points) to other students. It’s all done through a Web site. Buyers and sellers are anonymous, so buddies can’t make deals. Wharton also uses a second-price auction in which the highest bidder wins, but he or she pays the amount of the second-highest bid. Economists like the second-price auction because they think it encourages more honest bidding.

In other words, Wharton has what may be the most sophisticated, and most confusing, course-registration system ever devised…

The Chronicle of Higher Education

ayiti: the cost of life

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unicef’s online game this time: your goal is to help the Guinard family get an education and improve their lives.

haiti, the game?
haiti, the game?

UNCCC blog

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Wednesday, 12 December, 3:00 p.m. — Yesterday it was penguins. Today it is snails. The complaint was that governments were moving at a snail’s pace in addressing climate change.

And an update: the jackets and ties worn this morning have not lasted. By afternoon, most participants all looked like NGOs again.

and here are some korean polar bears (CBC story on Canadians storming out when Environment Minister Baird cancelled an appearance in Bali).

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