Hurricane Sandy in Wind Map

If you haven’t yet checked out Wind Map by Hint.fm, now might be the most dramatic view you might see in a while. Using hourly data from the National Digital Forecast Database, it shows the organic flow of wind over terrestrial US. It uses HTML5 Canvas so you do need a modern browser to see it. Here’s a live GIF …

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iPhone vs Foursquare: comparing what they know about me

One of the biggest technology news this week has been the announcement made by Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, researchers at O’Reilly, that theiPhone keeps a log of every location you have been to over the past one year and more. One could argue that it isn’t really news but it definitely is a rude surprise to most people. More …

Religious stereotypes visualized using Web Seer

Blame it on the Voices covered a venn diagram published by reddit user prateekmi2 today which shows the search terms that people use for different religions on Google search. It exposes the different words associated with different religions and the common words are equally interesting. Web Seer is another visualization tool built specifically for comparing and contrasting google search suggestions …

Are people really moving into Seattle?

Forbes recently published a visualization based on IRS data which shows where Americans moved between 2008 and 2009. You click on the city name that you are interested in and it shows you a dense sets of lines showing migration paths. Red lines show that there was a net number of people moving out whereas black lines show a net …

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Do you monitor your energy consumption?

Puget Sound Energy uses Energy Guide to provide very interesting analytical tools to see your energy consumption. It’s similar to tools by Google and Microsoft, both of which do not work with my PSE account. I hadn’t noticed this visual before which compares our energy consumption with other similar dwellings in the area: I am not quite sure what we …

Long exposure shows Roomba cleaning path

If you have been following my tweets, I am a big Roomba fan. I have been quite fascinated by the way the Roomba seems to get every part of the room, detects corners to spend more time and energy there etc. The user manual that comes with it tries to explain that the seemingly random motion is actually a concerted …

Why I love my Saturn Ion: A visual graph of my MPG

We have a 2004 Saturn Ion. Check out the awesome MPG we get on it: This is real data. From actual data points my wife and I have painstakingly recorded each time we fill up. The spikes in the chart above correspond to road-trips. You can tell by the nature of the spikes that we have not taken more than …

FeedFlix: How much does Netflix actually cost me?

  If you have always wondered if you are extracting your money’s worth from your Netflix subscription, head on over to FeedFlix. Just “connect with Netflix” and it will fetch your data using Netflix’s APIs and quickly give you graphs like below: I am paying an average of $0.44 per movie – this includes movies I get as DVDs and …

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Facebook friends visualization tool for Many Eyes

I wrote a small Facebook application that scans your friends list and finds how they are related to each other. It prepares the data in a format compatible with Many Eyes. You can visualize this data in Many Eyes to see the connections between your friends. About the visualization: The people on the left are my high school friends, the …

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Visualize your WordPress activity using the Many Eyes plugin

Do you want to see how chatty you have been in the blogosphere? Is there a trend in your periods of lull and heavy activity? I wrote a plugin that helps convert information about your blog posts into data compatible with Many Eyes. You can install this plugin onto your WordPress installation and then you are just one click away …