Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


One for the Mad Oilman

Gutenkarte has come up with an idea that would almost make me consider reading a book on-line.

history of the peloponnesian war

They've sent the book's text through a parser that pulls out geographic locations and plots them on a map. That's pretty cool right there. But then, they also provide the text side-by-side with the map (click the Browse option at upper right once you've selected your text), and when you mouse over a locale, the map adjusts to center on that location.

I don't feel a whole lot of interest for this with fiction, other than general curiosity, but for historical accounts I think it's incredible! Now if someone could figure out how to parse in a timeline, and genealogy charts, I can imagine that I just might be able to retain something from a history book for once.

[via information aesthetics]

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