Internet time out

Heads up to our loyal followers: It’s our summer break, so we are hitting the pause button to take an “Internet time out” for the remainder of May and most of June. We will thus be blogging a lot less frequently, perhaps once a week, during this time.

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Parking in D.C.

We love to walk around different neighborhoods whenever we visit a magnificent city like Washington or Havana. During one such walk, we could not help but notice the relative level of complexity of D.C.’s parking laws. 

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Vanity plate art

We discovered the work pictured below, created by artist Mike Wilkins in 1987, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. (Now that we are back in the States, we will blog about our impressions of Havana in the next day or two.)

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Assorted Cuba links

1. Is it unethical for Americans to visit Cuba? (via Market Watch)

2. Luxury mall in Havana (via Slate)

3. Meet Cuba’s first internet entrepreneurs (via TechCrunch)

4. Cuba after communism (via Council on Foreign Relations)

5. Jacob Forever (via YouTube)

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Keep moving

Keep moving and go visit some other website, since we won’t be blogging during the next two weeks. (We will be visiting the University of Havana and going on a family vacation in Cuba until the middle of May.) Hasta pronto!

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Happy anniversary, Sydjia!

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World population visualization

Although all the countries in the world are represented in the bubble chart below, only the labels of those countries with the largest populations are shown (via

The Population of Every Country is Shown on this Bubble Chart

Hat tip: Cliff Pickover

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Who wore it best? (graduation cap edition)


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