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Use Mint to Manage Your Finances

Mint was released last week. It's an online application that brings financial data from all of your credit card and bank accounts into one place. Think Quicken online and free.…

My Love-hate Relationship with ArcGIS

ArcGIS can do a lot for you in terms of speeding up the mapping process, which is great, but here's my dilemma: do I really want to put in all…

Why I Do Not Swivel Data

I've been back and forth on whether or not I wanted to post about this. Two reasons: I feel blasphemous feeling this way; and I'm not sure if I'm working…

Many Eyes on The Times U.S. Open Blog

There was a post on The Times U.S. Open blog debating on the state of American tennis compared to the rest of the world. Right in the middle of the…

More Mapping from amMap Offering Flexibility

Yes, more mapping. Map, map, map. amMap offers a Flash-based mapping tool that you can download and customize to your liking. Ammap is an interactive flash map creation software. Use…

Browser Statistics Firefox Add-on

I just added the Browser Statistics add-on to my Firefox browser. On the bottom left corner, it shows the number of kilobytes downloaded for the current page, total number of…

Xtimeline to Explore and Create Timelines

Xtimeline allows you to explore all sorts of user-created timelines from the US war in Iraq to the life of Angelina Jolie to the history of pornography. I think the…

Grab Data with templatemaker

Adrian Holovaty released templatemaker yesterday. Adrian is probably best known as the guy, featured on YouTube, who played the MacGyver theme song. So clearly, he a man a many talents.…

Hans Rosling: Providing Data, Inspiring Change

Okay, so this video has been posted probably on thousands of blogs already, but you know what, I don't care. Hans Rosling gives an amazing talk on poverty and life…

Diet and Weight Loss Tracking with Viz

Weight loss is a difficult task for many, further complicated with so many diets -- Atkins, Jenny Craig, etc -- and lack of motivation. Fatsecret aims to make weight loss…

Time Series Tool Like Google Finance

Chronoscope is a work-in-progress time series visualization tool that lets you explore data similar to that of Google Finance. It's written in Java, unlike Finance, which uses Flash/Javascript, and uses…

Same Big Mac Data, Different Platform

I went to Swivel, to see how they did with the same Big Mac data I visualized on Many Eyes. Swivel uses a Google Maps interface with an overlay: It…

Cost of Big Macs Worldwide

I was playing around at Many Eyes, and it was amazingly easy to map some data on the Big Mac. The data set was simply two columns: country name and…

Macromedia Flash: First Impressions

Flash or Processing? For now, Flash. For quite a while now, I've been back on forth on my data viz weapon of choice -- Flash or Processing. With Processing free…