Tuesday, February 27, 2007

subway maps 

on the one hand, the idea of having one website where you can find a subway map for any city in the world is really rather awesome.

on the other hand, the Boston map doesn't show the complete green lines -- you'd never know that a B, C or D line existed. The E line is shown, but isn't labelled. If the other maps are missing similar information, then they're really not that helpful....

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sprechen Sie was? 

Hanne Blank recommends the Before You Know It software from Transparent Language. Apparently you can download a free Lite version in any of 41 different languages. I need to give this a looksee, since i suspect that would mesh nicely with my tendency to study a language for a few lessons and then get bored and wander off. :)

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

fond memories 

The Cat Came Back

this was one of our favorite songs in elementary music class. and then, just after high school, I went to an animation festival and saw this film based on the song and thought it was glorious. i never saw it again.... til now! ye gods, i love the internet!

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

it'd be cooler if my memory was better 

How many metros around the world have you been on?

sadly, there are many cities that i know i've been in, but that i cannot actually remember whether i've been on their subway or not. like, say, Vancouver, which i visited only LAST SUMMER. i know i took a bus; i know we drove a lot; i have no idea if we actually went underground. sigh.

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not that i get lost all that much, honest! 

this is a lovely combo of Google Maps and the MBTA -- verrrrrrrrrrry useful. heck, it's even got the Silver Line on it, which i'm pretty darn clueless about, so yay for that!

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

cool audio bits from Norton Anthologies 

readings of various stories/poems -- i'm most looking forward to listening to the Beowulf and Canterbury Tales stuff, but some of the later things also look cool.

recordings of songs included in various Shakespeare plays

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Friday, June 23, 2006

how big? 

a REALLY big page.

(if you view source, you'll see hidden messages that you probably wouldn't come across unless you've got a LOT more time on your hands than i do....)

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

useful is overrated 

pi10K - lets you choose 10 musical notes, assigning each one to a digit between 0 and 9, and then plays the first 10,000 digits of pi. not exactly melodic (well, not the notes I chose!), but i like it.

found via The Math Less Traveled

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