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February 1, 2019

Value of residential land in the U.S. by county


Average for one acre between 2012 and 2017.

Dots sized by number of households and are placed in the center of each county.

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[via Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Washington Post]

February 1, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yesterday once more: The internet, 10 years ago today


"See what the internet was doing on February 1, 2009."

Fair warning: there goes the decade.

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February 1, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top 10 Tips for Public Speaking

Public Speaking 2

Courtesy of Ramona J. Smith.

Who the heck is she?

I'm so glad you asked.

Last August, she was crowned Toastmasters 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking.

These tips will be included in her upcoming ebook.

February 1, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


It's an eight-part Polish alternative history political thriller on Netflix.

Quite good, and the first such series I can recall watching that is set in Poland, which means I got to see the country up close for some eight hours.

This sort of thing will have to do for the next couple years before AR/VR take such visits to a qualitatively different, far more intense level.

February 1, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)



This is what happens when scientists start messing around with light bulb DNA.

But I digress.

From the website:



Lamp/Lamp gives the mundane light bulb an absurd twist by adding a second socket.

Features and Details:

• Designed by Hiranao Tsuboi

• Made in Japan

• LED bulb



$79 (bulb only: base and cord not included).

February 1, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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