A cool color explorer
I’m really bad at describing colors. Anything outside of the Crayola 8-pack and I’m in trouble. It appears to be an old post, but the doloreslabs blog use mechanical turk to figure out how people name a bunch of different colors. Here it is in their words: The [below] picture contains about 1,300 colors and the names for them that Turkers gave. Each is printed in its color and...
Google’s Official Profanity API →
This is awesome/hilarious.
More fun with 1.usa.gov data
I took another look through the 1.usa.gov data, this time to see if there is a difference in the distribution of browsers between the different top-level domains (nasa.gov, fbi.gov, weather.gov, etc.). First let’s take a look at the overall browser usage for the data that I’ve collected. You can see that Internet Explorer is the most popular, followed by a near tie between Firefox,...
bitly blog: Some Hacks from the 1.USA.gov... →
bitly: Many thanks to everyone who came out to our 1.USA.gov hackathon! It was great to see so many friendly hackers and open data enthusiasts collaborating and sharing ideas (and devouring 11 pizzas in about as many minutes). Our friends at USA.gov posted a summary of the hacks created at all… Here’s bitly’s recap of some of the 1.usa.gov projects, featuring my bald...
Making a pretty "superfeed" homepage
My friend Kevin has the coolest website, which consists of a “superfeed” of consisting of time-woven updates from his flickr, delicious, google reader, etc. I recently came across Skeleton, a nice and simple grid system fo building websites. I decided to start pulling content my blog, twitter, tumblr, etc, and arrange all of them on one page. The result, I think, is pretty good. The...