Your Neighborhood in 5 Keystrokes

Ben Fry has posted this neat little java map that lets see where all the people who share the first digits of your zip code live.


Return of the King (The DystopiaBox Comment)

1. The parts of the movie that compressed long sections of the book into vivid scenes were well done.
2. The parts of the movie that expanded short phrases of the book into lush scenes were overdone.
3. Gollum's story was handled very nicely.
4. The Hobbits' story suffered from trying to reap more than was sown.
5. For the first time in the trilogy, some of the effects seemed more about FX than about Middle Earth.
6. It mildly disappointed this eager viewer, but not nearly so much as the last two installments of "The Matrix" or the prequels to "Star Wars"
6. I'll see it a few more times, I'm sure.


Microsoft Releases a Utility to Remove Inappropriate Symbols from the Microsoft Office System

Apparently it was easier to remove Nazi-appropriates symbols from the software than the entire ruthless-dictator-rid-the-world-of-thine-enemies mentality behind it. Found via Typographica