Monday, 4 April 2011

Wrong Aspect Ratio

Squashed old clips are too often seen in modern news footage. A better option would be to crop, rather than squeeze, to fit the latest broadcast proportions.

Image & more Wikipedia.

Viral Hoaxes

Many warnings you'll see online about computer viruses, especially those spread via social networking sites such as Facebook are actually viral hoaxes. Rather than there actually being any threatening virus, the hoax warning, often actually a prank, spreads by sneaking past the rational part of the reader's brain and hooks onto the ancient emotional response to protect the group & thus finds its way via the fingers & keyboard to a newly replicated incarnation online.

So the next time you spot a viral hoax just ignore it or post this link :-)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Wealth: Fair Share?

The graph below is based on some of the data at

It shows how top 1% own over a third & bottom half own just 1%. Still trying to refine how best to display this.