This blog is an eclectic collection of interesting things I've found on Tumblr, the rest of the web, and beyond. Its name is taken from this quote by Dinah Craik:"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

Posts tagged with ‘infographic’

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ilovecharts:

Baseball Nation
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45278 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45279 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45280 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45281

gov-info:

CBO Gov Doc/Data: The Federal Budget in 2013

For those who are not very familiar with the federal budget, it can be a challenge to find out how much the government spends and takes in each year and what programs and revenue sources account for the largest portions of those budgetary flows. Having just released the latest budget projections for the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated the budget infographics, which provide answers to those questions and others.

For key facts about the federal budget for 2013 and a visual history of the federal deficit and debt over the past 40 years, check out: The Federal Budget in 2013.

Find more information about other components of the federal budget, such as how receipts from individual income taxes have fluctuated over the past 20 years, how much the government spent on health care programs and defense in 2013, how such spending has changed over time in the RevenuesMandatory Spending and Discretionary Spending infographics.

Where Do the Poor Live?
How to Choose the Proper Knife for Every Type of Food [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Number of Farmers’ Markets and CSA’s Per State
5 Years After The Crisis, Big Banks Are Bigger Than Ever
About the Bullets.

NFL Salaries by Team and Position

Scientific evidence for the benefits of dietary supplements. A great infographic from donnaromer:

(via Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements)
  “This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. So when new research comes out, we can quickly update the data and regenerate the image. (How cool is that??)”
Experience this live infographic by David McCandless & Andy Perkins.
Here is the Google Doc source if you want to see the raw data:
http://bit.ly/qSCE4p
I am a big fan of visualizations for a well summarized big picture view. But the real utility is when they become doors that you can walk through more than once. A realtime, constantly changing data source that updates a sophisticated presentation layer is far more useful.
Next … give me a way to subscribe to this living visualization along with notifications that let me know when the spheres of interest change and are relevant to me. I will walk through that door every time. 

Scientific evidence for the benefits of dietary supplements. A great infographic from donnaromer:

(via Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements)

 This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. So when new research comes out, we can quickly update the data and regenerate the image. (How cool is that??)

Experience this live infographic by David McCandless & Andy Perkins.

Here is the Google Doc source if you want to see the raw data:

http://bit.ly/qSCE4p

I am a big fan of visualizations for a well summarized big picture view. But the real utility is when they become doors that you can walk through more than once. A realtime, constantly changing data source that updates a sophisticated presentation layer is far more useful.

Next … give me a way to subscribe to this living visualization along with notifications that let me know when the spheres of interest change and are relevant to me. I will walk through that door every time. 

Where is the technology talent going? (via)

This really shows you the head to head battles going on in Silicon Valley. For every 15 people who left Google for Facebook, the GOOG was only able to steal one from Zuck. Microsoft was hit even harder, losing 30:1 vs Facebook. But the most painful of all was the Yahoo! exodus to LinkedIn: 43 Yahoo employees joined the newly IPO’d professional network for every one swimming the other direction… wonder if that has anything to do with their CEO’s career path?

Where is the technology talent going? (via)

This really shows you the head to head battles going on in Silicon Valley. For every 15 people who left Google for Facebook, the GOOG was only able to steal one from Zuck. Microsoft was hit even harder, losing 30:1 vs Facebook. But the most painful of all was the Yahoo! exodus to LinkedIn: 43 Yahoo employees joined the newly IPO’d professional network for every one swimming the other direction… wonder if that has anything to do with their CEO’s career path?

From felixsalmon:

A history of bank megamergers. I remember nearly all of these pretty well, but must admit I don’t recall HF Ahmanson.

From felixsalmon:

A history of bank megamergers. I remember nearly all of these pretty well, but must admit I don’t recall HF Ahmanson.

From laughingsquid:

Native Foods of San Francisco