Author Archives: Enrique Guerra-Pujol

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 datashown.com):

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Who wore it best? (graduation cap edition)

    

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“Same stats, different graphs”

Do you know what “stimulated annealing” is? If not, then check out this cool project by Justin Matejka and George Fitzmaurice. The full title of their excellent work is “Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical … Continue reading

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