Sep 242012

Helsingin sanomat has a nice article on changing face of the city.

Ancient postcards are complemented with an exact replica of the scene in 2012, and the border between the two can be dynamically slid to reveal how the features of the area have evolved.

Helsinki split by time

This image is towards Katajanokka, showing one of the ugliest buildings known to man: Alvar Aalto’s Enso-Gutzeit HQ, a piece of white marble absolutely no-one needed.

Jan 152011

Wikipedia 10 yearsWikipedia turns 10 today. Sure, it’s occasionally mired in misinformation and controversy and has been publicly punked multiple times, but wikipedia’s nonetheless a good starting point for most kinds of deeper search.

(Recent topics checked: “witch house” as a musical genre, the names of guest stars on “NCIS: Los Angeles”, the chronology of eighties Macintosh computer releases. And many others.)