Olympic Medal Count Fluid Bubble Chart Online Map

Here’s a fluid bubble chart of the Olympic medal count, the coolest online map ever. Move the scale on the top to get a feel of how powerful this flash powered application really is.

One interesting note in the geopolitical context is how in 1980, USSR, the eastern block, Cuba and all the communist governments dominated the show (in the absence of US), but China, which we believe was strongly influenced by USSR, did not medal at all.

As for this year, the larger dots are mostly represented by developed nations, with only a few exceptions.

Aligned Theme for WordPress - Site Reboot

Aligned for WordPress theme is available for download at WP Pro! I will support this theme on that site.

We broke the 800px barrier this evening when we switched to Aligned- a theme originally designed by Thomas - The Undersigned for the Habari Project. We ported over the theme to WordPress to skin our own site. This nifty grid based theme is in beta and as you may notice, it can use a bit more styling to handle the various forms we have on this site and of course the IE bugs. We also went to a center aligned design, which was long over due as most visitors did …

Contemporary Design Inspiration

Design inspiration can come from multiple sources. One of the furniture sets in La Furniture, a contemporary furniture store reminded me of a piece of art in the form of furniture from the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. With bold primary colors, the whole set could brighten up a dull or plain interior. In terms of a business model, I am not sure how unique pieces like that sell, but I am sure it strikes out to be interesting enough for those who like something unique at affordable prices, and although it may not be the mainstream target audience choice, there are always picky people with good taste. It’s cool and contemporary, and would serve as …