Saturday, August 21, 2010

Maps maps maps

MapMyRun (or Walk, or Bike, or whatever) is generally the best tool for tracking this kind of stuff. However, the web page layout is spectacularly bad. When you view a route, look how much of the (1920 x 1176) page is dedicated to the map:

Also in this morning's map tool criticism category: Google My Maps. I love it, but it's bad when it comes to printing. However, there is a terrific 3rd party tool at that prints maps along with the titles and descriptions of places and, here's what's special, the titles and descriptions are keyed by icon to unique places on the map. When you print with google, you can't tell what description belongs where. Also, the taurich tool allows you to print the descriptions in columns, which helps a lot.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Extreme forecast disparity and weatherunderground have some explaining to do.

These are the results for the same zip code. I tried the neighboring zip code same type of difference. Naturally, I hope the cooler forecast is accurate.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Silly product names: Nostrilla

Popsicle Progress

After several rounds of faux-creamsicles (made from plain yogurt, orange juice concentrate, and water at 2:1:1), I've ventured into bananas. This is from Martha Stewart's blueberry pop recipe, but I used strawberries instead. And next time, I won't add 3 TBS of sugar. I think it probably doesn't need any sugar at all, actually. And that's using plain yogurt, not the recommended vanilla yogurt (warning: I like tart yogurt).

Monday, August 02, 2010


I'm nostalgic for these beets my roommate grew last year.