Archive for April 2008

Strawberries from Irvine

April 30th, 2008

I recently purchased strawberries at a national grocery store chain in Richmond, VA. They were grown in Irvine, CA – over 2,000 miles away. I recognize arguments endorsing local produce such as reduction of oil consumption and support for small local farmers. However, I wonder if the subjective definition of “local” requires reconsideration. Advancements in

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Creating a TF2 Map

April 19th, 2008

Eric and I began discussing ideas for a Team Fortress 2 map months ago, but I became discouraged after working for hours on different versions of the map in Valve’s 3D map editor, Hammer, only to discover upon testing that the design was all wrong. After some consoling and much bribery that may have included

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Aviation Accidents

April 8th, 2008

Using data provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, I created a map of aviation accidents occurring between 1983 and 2007. The data includes 9,389 aviation accidents resulting in 19,740 fatalities in all 50 states. I neglected to illustrate Alaska and Hawaii on the maps but will include them in a future version. The first

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