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‘I Love Charts’ from Sid the Science Kid

It's good to see PBS is teaching strong values to grow up with with Sid the Science Kid and this lovely chart song (below). A…

Data.

Dear reader, After much thought and arguments with myself, I've decided to quit data. It's been almost two years writing for FlowingData and almost four…

Because It’s Friday: Correlation

It's time like these I feel like one big nerd. [via xkcd | Thanks, Mickey]…

Because It’s Friday: The Trilogy Meter

Dan Meth plots out the trilogy meter - a series of charts that show his level of enjoyment of each movie in the trilogy: These…

Decide What to Do For Her On Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day can be tricky. Do you get her flowers? Chocolate? Is it time for jewelry or a corn dog and a blow pop? This…

Are You a Freelance Data Visualization Designer/Consultant?

I frequently get requests or propositions for data visualization projects, but I almost always have to turn them down - not because they're not worth…

Because It’s Friday: Escalators

[via xkcd | Thanks, Justin]…

Top FlowingData Posts for 2008

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but as I looked back on the FlowingData archives, it feels like ages since…

Vote for Open Government Data

The title reads, "Barack Obama is going to appoint the nation's first CTO. What are the top priorities?" I don't know about you, but I'm…

Wanna Work For Stamen Design?

I don't normally put up job postings, but this opportunity is too cool not to. Stamen Design, in San Francisco, has an opening for…

Reminder: It’s Election Day

A quick reminder -- it's election day in the United States. If you're registered to vote, take the few minutes out of your day and…

Download Your Free FlowingData Wallpaper

I don't remember when I made this desktop wallpaper, but it was probably during one of those nights when there was nothing good on…

Highlights from Wired NextFest in Chicago

I was in Chicago last week for Wired NextFest – it was impressive, beautiful, engaging, and imaginative. While I had fun presenting some of my…

Pie I Have Eaten and Pie I Have Not Eaten

Gotta love Fridays. Have a good weekend everyone. Go have yourself a slice of pie. [via Zoomdoggle | Thanks, Canna]…

Google Results for X Girls, Y Cups

Some will find this amusing while others won't get it at all. If you don't get it, consider yourself lucky. Have a good weekend, everyone.…

Why is MC Hammer Talking About Analytics?

"Analytics, at the end of the day, is going to be the engame." Ok, MC Hammer. If you say it is, then I will believe…

LEGO-powered Project Time Management

Speaking of physical graphs, looks it's time management with my favorite childhood pastime - LEGOs! Each row represents an hour and each color indicates a…

Beginner’s Guide to FlowingData – A Guided Tour

Our FlowingData community went up from 2,641 subscribers last month to about 4,100, so more than a third of you are new. Welcome (and thanks…

Will Dark Knight Beat Titanic for Biggest Movie of All Time? [POLL]

Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, has been breaking records left and right. After only 10 days, the movie…

A Taxi Cab Exploded in My Driveway

Through the Internet, sharing data has -- you know what, I'm not even going to try to make this relevant. A car exploded in my…

My Ugly Experience with the JetBlue Kiosk

Photo by TR4NSLATOR As I write this, I'm waiting for my connecting flight to New York on the way to Berkeley for the workshop…

Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest – Kobayashi vs Chestnut

It's July 4th weekend which means lots of burgers and hot dogs across America. It also means it's time for Nathan's annual hot dog eating…