Growth of Target
Target has grown since 1962 to over 1600 stores. Flowing Data illustrates the growth of new Target stores over time.
Dell Laptop XPS M1530
I purchased a new Dell XPS M1530 laptop at the end of 2008. I've grown to prefer desktops for the preferred improvements in reliability, cost, and performance, not to mention I use a 22" LCD monitor. I really didn't want a laptop. Nevertheless, I was working on a contract that was going to require quite a bit of traveling and using the desktop on the road wasn't an option and the old Toshiba laptop I had was on it's last CPU cycles. More...
Website Tags As Images
Sala has an interesting application (Java Applet) that will display the tags of a specific Website as a graph or image. The images are generated from the tags for a specific web page. More...
Shakespeare may have thought All the world's a stage, but Julian Beever thinks all the world (or at least the sidewalk) is his canvas. Mr. Beever has some interesting artwork he calls pavement drawings. I don't think he actually digs up the sidewalk (pavement if you live in the UK), but it sure looks like it.
Visit Julian Beever's site to take a look at his portfolio of interesting chalk drawings.
NASA Visible Earth Pictures
NASA has a list of several (over 100,000) visible earth pictures at NASA Images. Many of these images are quite stunning as is this one titled The Blue Marble.