Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

Yet another awesome gallery from The Big Picture, the year 2008 in photos (part 1/3):

A Kenyan boy screams as he sees kenyan policeman with a baton approach the door of his home in the Kibera slum of Nairobi 17 January 2008.

Update: Another terrible picture from the same photographer:


The dark side of Brussels

We construct the building, we put the frame for the window, the bar… but ops, we forgot the window:


Did I say I wanted a door here? Forget about it:


Instead put the door over there, wherever you want:


Aha, typical souvenirs from Brussels: mugs, dishes, coffee… coffee?:


The 12th floor in the elevator, fine… but the building only has 7 floors. Is that heaven?:


You love it, or you hate it, but you don’t try to understand Brussels.

Straight to the map

OK, this is pretty cool:

GPS and photos with the N78

Yesterday I went to watch Ironman and on my way back home I decided to take some crappy pictures every 5 minutes to test the mobile’s GPS. The map above is the result (click to get the actual one): the trail starts at the cinema in the top-right region, and finishes in my place at the bottom-left.

To get the map I didn’t have to do anything special. Just uploaded the photos to Picasa and you’re done (I couldn’t make it work with Flickr yet). You get a map with your photos georeferenced, and a automatic KML in case you prefer using the Google Earth imagery.

During the last months at the office we’ve spent a considerable amount of work georeferencing our data and putting it on maps. A problem we’ve detected is that workers in the field do not have the necessary devices (software, GPS) to enhance the data-collecting or the post-processing. I can’t wait to see this technologies reaching the field.

Buying time

I’m sure you’ve already seen this recommendation in tens hundreds thousands of blogs already, but this website is really worth visiting:

Crescent Saturn

It’s the Astronomy Picture of the Day, a NASA initiative that publishes impressive astronomical images / photos in a daily basis, including comments from professional scientists. You know, an astronomical image is worth a thousand horoscope words.

And now that you’re entertained with the photos I have some extra time to fix a couple of technical issues around here… I’ll be back soon =:-)

Update — 1 minute later: I forgot to say you also have an official RSS feed for the entries.