Category Archives: Cool Links

Linkwrap: Wifi Strength and Markov Chains

Victor Powell ( created this interactive D3.js explanation of what Markov Chains are.   MIT’s SENSEable City Lab created this cool analysis of address-books in Portugal. The gist of it is that there are more contacts-per-person in large cities, but those networks aren’t more inter-connected (the idea of “urban villages”).   PHD student Jason Cole… Read More »

Linkwrap: All Kinds of Disasters

Isoscope shows you how far you can travel from any location in a given amount of time. Could be really useful when you consider the next item:   NUKEMAP is for the more paranoid of you. It lets you detonate a hypothetical nuclear weapon and see what the damage would be like.   A map… Read More »

Linkwrap: Optimus Johnson and Khaleesi Rodriguez

This is an interactive map of all the weather anomalies in the US since 1964. They plotted over 3 million anomalies. Nice!   Deadspin did this analysis of user vs. expert picks in the NCAA bracket.   Apparently Khaleesi is a more common name for 2012 girls than “Betsy”. This is the actual Social Security… Read More »

Linkwrap: Spending and/or Invading

This weird looking ball thing is a cool D3.js interactive spherical Voronoi diagram that shows where the airports are. The south Indian Ocean is extremely isolated in terms of airports, which has implications for MH370.   Where in the world is Ukraine? According to many Americans, it’s in northern Canada or Greenland. To make things… Read More »

Linkwrap: Interactive Circles, Triangles, Blobs

I’d like to apologize for the layout of the site being horribly messed up all week. I like to do my development straight on my server, which is a terrible methodology. This is a cool interactive visualization of the global flow of people. It was also featured in Quartz this week. Another great interactive tool… Read More »

Linkwrap: Water, Wind, Earth and Bitcoin

Did you know there’s a new logo?It’s really clever because it has exactly 30 dots (I mean maybe, but you should count them anyway). * * * This is a moving map of the wind. It looks really nice. The Bitcoin 500 — the largest 500 traders on MtGox based on the leaked private ledger.… Read More »

Linkwrap: Bad Graphs, Good Graphs, and Graphs about Babies

Hypothesis testing explained with a cool interactive D3.js visualization. Top 10 worst graphs in academic papers. I’m considering creating a segment where I post a bad graph every week. Conditional probability explained in another cool D3.js interactive visualization. F is now the second least popular letter in baby names, after Q. Even X and Z… Read More »