Friday, 21 May 2010

The Strange Case of the Dual Perspective Google Map

This morning, while looking through Google Maps at some parts of Cardiff in which I used to live, I found the following odd mix of perspectives. The top image is what appears on Google Maps (reduced in size). The lower part of the image appears to have been taken from below (from the south looking north), whereas the upper part of the image appears to have been taken from above (from the north looking south). The two have then been stitched together seamlessly. Interesting how the invisible seam seems to be down the middle of a street in which I used to live.


This is even more evident when the image is rotated through 180 degrees, as can be seen in the image below:


To see the top image as it appears on Google Maps, click here.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Simplicity, Complexity and Creativity

'Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, that’s creativity.'

Charles Mingus

(Shades of Confucius?)

Friday, 14 May 2010



Monday, 10 May 2010

Learning to write with my right hand …

Each month, since 10th February, I have been putting on this blog, a scan of my attempts to write with my right hand – me being naturally left-handed. Such a scan would have been due today, except that I have decided instead to limit my daily right-handed handwriting practice to a total of 100 days. Although my right hand handwriting isn’t perfect, I now feel confident enough to think of myself as being (at least semi-) ambidextrous. The 100th day occurs on 20th May i.e. in just 10 days time. So, I have resolved to leave the next scan, due today, until then.

To see how things have been progressing click: Handwriting.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Found - 2


Found while going through some old notes. Something I did using an Apple Mac over a decade ago.