Title text: Edward Tufte's 'The Visual Display of Quantitative Information' is a fantastic book, and should be required reading for anyone in either the sciences or graphic design.
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The Blogosphere is a blanket term for all the blogs on the internet, that link together and share information to the extent that the term "blogosphere" arose to describe the collective of blogs. This comic proposes a new structure for defining all blogs by: a fractal of blogs.
Edward Tufte is a statistician who worked on data visualization and wrote books on the subject, including "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information", as mentioned in the title text.
|TripMaster Monkey says|
|118th Post!!||A riff on the "first post" phenomenon.|
|OMG||Common acronym for "Oh My God", often used in messaging.|
|DeCSS||DeCSS was a piece of code for decrypting DVDs. There was a significant effort to prevent this code from being distributed, which triggered the Streisand effect.|
|Casemod your Boyfriend!!|
|FLICKR||A well known photo sharing site.|
|They're saying on Kos that|
|http://slashdot.org/articl||Slashdot is a technology-related news website frequented by geeks.|
|Cory Doctorow is a little upset about copyright law.||This is an understatement. Cory Doctorow is a strong activist in this area.|
|Hey guys what if Google is evil?!?|
|I'll sleep with you for a FreeIpods deal.|
|FirstPsot!!||Some users on sites that accept comments will race to write the first comment (usually saying something like "First post!" or some variation thereof).|
|Snakes on an I don't Even Care Anymore||There were many jokes about Snakes on a Plane where a supposedly new movie to come out was named "Snakes on a ______". Clearly this person is tired of those jokes. See also 107: Snakes on a Plane! 2|
|CSS||Reference to Cascading Style Sheets.|
|[RSS icon.]||RSS is a standard for web feeds.|
|is AYB retro yet?||The shoot-'em-up game "Zero Wing" on SEGA's Genesis console features an English translation so terrible it has long been a source of memetic humor. The line in question is, "All Your Base are belong to us!"|
|Google Google Google Apple Google Goog|
|Cheney totally shot a dude!!!||A reference to Dick Cheney hunting incident.|
|Watch this toddler get owned by a squirrel!!!|
|Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers||A reference to a widely circulated video, captured at a developers' conference, features a perspiring Ballmer chanting the word "developers"|
|I installed a Mac Mini inside ANOTHER Mac Mini!|
|Check out this vid of Jon Stewart|
|9-11 <-> Trent Lott!|
|Kryptonite™ locks vulnerable to "keys!"||In about 2004, it was demonstrated that some tubular pin tumbler locks of the diameter used on Kryptonite locks could easily be opened with the shaft of an inexpensive Bic ballpoint pen of matching diameter, and this was widely reported.|
|Interesting post! Check out my blog, it has useful info on CARBON MONOXIDE LITIGATION||An example of a spam comment found where users can comment.|
|FIREFLY!!||Reference to Firefly (TV series)|
|Boing Boing||Reference to collaborative blog site Boing Boing.|
|MAKE Blog: DIY baby|
|My friend has a band!!|
|Jon released an exploit in the protocol for meeting girls.|
|So I hear there's a hurricane.|
|We should elect this dude!|
|Google Maps is da best!!|
|Moderation: +1 Sassy||A joke on Slashdot's moderating mechanism. Each post can get a moderation that consists of a score (+1/-1) and a reason (Insightful/Funny/Troll/etc.) "Sassy" is not one of the standard reasons.|
|<3||Emoticon for a heart.|
|I shot a man in Reno check it out on YouTube!||The first half of this line comes from Jonny Cash's song "Folsom Prison Blues", which is "But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die". The second half turns it around, because people often say "I did X, watch it on YouTube".|
|HEY LOOK ROBOTS!|
|Net Neutrality!||Net neutrality is a hot topic. It is the principle that ISPs and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally. There is great debate as to what level this should be enforced or not, and whether it should be regulated.|
|Dupe!||A common note if the same thing gets posted twice on some forum. (Short for "duplicate".)|
|Hey look I got Linux running on my tonsils!||People would often brag about getting linux to run on strange hardware, from toasters to esoteric computers. This is taken to the ridiculous extreme of tonsils.|
|Look alive, blogonauts!|
|A Beowulf Cluster... of BLOGS!!||A Beowulf cluster is a computer cluster of computers networked together resulting in a high-performance parallel computing cluster. For a while, it was a fad to get one running on various strange platforms. This is a facetious example.|
|SPOILER ALERT||Often stated on the top of a post that contained spoilers. (See Spoiler (media).)|
|Dupe!||This is the second instance of this, and therefore a dupe itself.|
|You have been eaten by a Grue.|
|Ruby on a monorail||A riff on the name Ruby on Rails, a common platform for web applications.|
|Xeni found some porn!|
|Linux on Rails!||Another riff on the name Ruby on Rails.|
|404||Probably the most common error gotten in a web browser: HTTP 404.|
|o.O||An emoticon indicating confusion.|
|Don't slam the source when you close it.||The original phrase (generally spoken from parents to children) is "Don't slam the door when you close it." This twists it around to refer to Closed source software.|
- From the makers of the Blogosphere, Blogocube, and Blogodrome comes
- the Blogofractal
- [A large rectangle subdivided into rectangles in a fractal pattern, most with a phrase or word inside.]
- [Mostly left to right from top-left corner.]
- TripMaster Monkey says
- 118th Post!!
- Casemod your Boyfriend!!
- They're saying on Kos that
- Cory Doctorow is a little upset about copyright law.
- Hey guys what if Google is evil?!?
- I'll sleep with you for a FreeIpods deal.
- Snakes on an I don't Even Care Anymore
- Comments (0)
- ¡play games!
- [RSS icon.]
- is AYB retro yet?
- Google Google Google Apple Google Goog
- Cheney totally shot a dude!!!
- Watch this toddler get owned by a squirrel!!!
- I installed a Mac Mini inside ANOTHER Mac Mini!
- Check out this vid of Jon Stewart
- 9-11 <-> Trent Lott!
- Web 7.1
- Kryptonite™ locks vulnerable to "keys!"
- Interesting post! Check out my blog, it has useful info on CARBON MONOXIDE LITIGATION
- HELP ME
- Boing Boing
- MAKE Blog: DIY baby
- My friend has a band!!
- Jon released an exploit in the protocol for meeting girls.
- Howard Dean?
- So I hear there's a hurricane.
- We should elect this dude!
- Google Maps is da best!!
- Moderation: +1 Sassy
- Trackable URL?
- I shot a man in Reno check it out on YouTube!
- HEY LOOK ROBOTS!
- Net Neutrality!
- Friends Only.
- Cowboy Neal
- Hey look I got Linux running on my tonsils!
- Look alive, blogonauts!
- Cafepress cockrings
- A Beowulf Cluster... of BLOGS!!
- SPOILER ALERT
- You have been eaten by a Grue.
- Ruby on a monorail
- DNF Released!
- Xeni found some porn!
- Linux on Rails!
- Don't slam the source when you close it.
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