"Word Crimes" by Weird Al is an anthem for every copywriter and grammar stickler.

DataViz applied to Pac-Man mazes…
via vizual-statistix:

For all the gamers who love the classic arcade games, here’s a map to guide your Pac-Man efforts. Darker areas are considered more dangerous, as you have a farther distance to travel before reaching an intersection. The lower half of the board is generally considered more difficult to clear, particularly the bottom row, where it is easy to be trapped by ghosts on either side.
There are a couple caveats/glitches, which affect this map. One is that there are four intersections (blue outline) where the ghosts cannot turn upward in scatter and chase modes.  Only when frightened can they turn upward at these intersections. There is also the infamous safe spot (hiding spot), outlined in green, where you can sit indefinitely without being touched assuming the ghosts didn’t see you move there.
Happy gaming!
Data source: http://home.comcast.net/~jpittman2/pacman/pacmandossier.html#CH2_Home_Sweet_Home

DataViz applied to Pac-Man mazes…

via vizual-statistix:

For all the gamers who love the classic arcade games, here’s a map to guide your Pac-Man efforts. Darker areas are considered more dangerous, as you have a farther distance to travel before reaching an intersection. The lower half of the board is generally considered more difficult to clear, particularly the bottom row, where it is easy to be trapped by ghosts on either side.

There are a couple caveats/glitches, which affect this map. One is that there are four intersections (blue outline) where the ghosts cannot turn upward in scatter and chase modes.  Only when frightened can they turn upward at these intersections. There is also the infamous safe spot (hiding spot), outlined in green, where you can sit indefinitely without being touched assuming the ghosts didn’t see you move there.

Happy gaming!

Data source: http://home.comcast.net/~jpittman2/pacman/pacmandossier.html#CH2_Home_Sweet_Home

Happy birthday Nikola Tesla!

Happy birthday Nikola Tesla!

DataViz: How much each country’s residents spend on food as a percentage of income (via digg):

Kind of revealing actually.

DataViz: How much each country’s residents spend on food as a percentage of income (via digg):

Kind of revealing actually.

Happy Birthday America!  Here’s a playlist to celebrate July 4th, via my music blog- skewgee:

To celebrate Independence Day, here’s my playlist of songs to grill, dance, and watch fireworks to celebrating the complex history of the American experiment!

GIF: All 16 saves by Tim Howard in Team USA’s World Cup game against Belgium (via @SBnation)

Visualizing Belgium’s whopping 39 shots against Team USA in their World Cup game yesterday

Visualizing Belgium’s whopping 39 shots against Team USA in their World Cup game yesterday