Martian Maps, Maps, Maps
(This is a part of Martian Series I’m queueing in this moment)
So, compared to Earth, which is mapped often already, and the Moon, which has been fully mapped using NASA”s Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter, Mars hasn’t been mapped as often. The highest resolution global topographic map of Mars until now is produced using MOLA data (Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter), which, although pretty precise in altitude, only has the resolution of about 463 m/ pixel. But! Based on MOLA data alone, there are a lot of interesting Mars maps in different style being produced. Basically this post was born because of me stumbled upon this vintage-style Mars map created by Eleanor Lutz a.k.a. Tabletop Whale. I knew that there are a lot of interesting (data-wise and style-wise) maps on Mars, so I will share a few I can think of.
(Update: She has also created a set of planetary and astronomy related map including a new Mars one)
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s MAD Museum
This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.
What: Going to Birmingham for The Big Bang Fair
Where: The MAD Museum, 1 hour train from Birmingham
Impression: Going to Stratford upon Avon for Shakespeare, but this museum’s one of my favourites (proven by the amount of photos)
Entrance fee: : 5.5 GBP (condession) 6.8 GBP (adult) , 4.50 (children 6-15). You can get 10% discount by bringing a Stratford-Upon-Avon map booklet (forget which one) . Also included in 2 for 1.
Overhaul and Revamping
It seems like a sudden decision, but this weeks this blog will receive quite big overhaul and revamp. Basically I want to write this under my real name and merge some of my online presence together. I was thinking of getting a new domain name and maybe move this blog to self hosting, but after some thinking, that will come for later. Anyway, blog articles will suddenly come streaming and design will change quite drastically, but I’m hoping that it’ll be good. I’m still quite paranoid and insecure about me writing under my real name though.
Anyway, for people here knowing myself in real life, hello! Although it’s written as different person, I am still me. Hopefully this me is not giving you that much of a shock.
Make Your Own Font
Surfing the web and having interest in typography casually, other than serif and san serif there are also a line of fonts categorized as handwritten fonts. Being “handwritten”, of course basically it had to be started as handwriting. Have you ever thought about making your own handwriting as font? Making digital diary seems more real, making digital card more personal, making your cheat sheet seems like it’ s handwritten (or is it just me?)
Ky’s Exchange: Selfish Ride
One man car! Never see one in South Korea before this…