Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The true size of Africa

I am a major map geek, and enjoyed this comparison of the size of Africa relative to other countries. You could lose the USA, India and China in there and still have space for more.

http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2010/10/true-size-of-africa.jpg

The UK, in case you're wondering, is about the size of Madagascar, on a good day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vignette: Eris in Catford

Shambling through Catford on a Sunday morning, I see 'Discordia' embalzoned scarlet-red on a yellow truck trailer.

What? Have Eris and her disciples come at last to South London? What chaos has still to be spread here?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vignette: geek metaphor FAIL

Walking down the Moseley Road with Shutterbug carrying beer in a long-handled bag, each holding one strap. So we look like this.
Magpiemoth strap bag strap Shutterbug
I tell her that we look like a Tie-Fighter, all sides and only a little middle. She looks at me blankly and I realise I’ve just not just stepped over the geek metaphor horizon, I’ve hurtled right across it.
I laugh at myself all the way back to the house.