I should probably start posting to Tumblr again. Some of my blogs actually have readers!
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, I recommend grabbing NoiseTyper.
I do love NoisyTyper. If you use a mac, you should grab it. Or an editor that features something similar. Say, FocusWriter, a distraction-free writing environment. It’s free, too, and just as good as Writeroom. Which has to be one of the most overrated products ever.
The Google Maps folks debut their amazing “Trekker” camera in the Grand Canyon. #coolestjobever
On its first official outing, the Street View team is using the Trekker—a wearable backpack with a camera system on top—to traverse the Grand Canyon and capture 360-degree images of one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on the planet.
This week, photos are being gathered from portions of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, including the ridge, the famous Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, and more. These panoramic views will soon be live on Google Maps, giving everyone from real-life visitors to armchair travelers the opportunity to marvel at this beautiful, majestic site from the comfort of their computers or mobile devices.
Our newest infographic features some pretty shocking facts about our plastic surgery obsession. For example, teenage plastic surgery is on the rise. There were 14,000 procedures performed on teens in 1996, compared to 77,000 in 2011.
Super interesting on many levels, especially regarding the cost of these procedures. For example, an appendectomy at an outpatient surgical center costs $47,000 and takes 45 minutes or so to do by a general surgeon. The cost of a facelift, done by a highly skilled plastic surgeon, can take hours.
This is what happens when competition and paying for something with your own money, not an insurance company’s money, infiltrates healthcare. Costs decrease significantly and they mimic the actual cost of a procedure, not some arbitrary, highly inflated number.
Forget the plastic surgery bits above and read Jay’s point about costs.
Jay sees things in healthcare infographics that mere mortals don’t.
Well, we better get the costs down soon. I expect in the future surgery is going to be far more common than it is now.
In my life I’ve made a bunch of things. I’ve created and released a four iOS apps. I wrote, produced and directed a 12 minute documentary on Rosewood, an abandoned insane asylum in Owings Mills, Maryland. My intention with this paragraph is not to boast about the things I’ve done but to talk about…