Have you ever wondered where the weird name comes from, what the site was like before it was a blog, and how it all got started? This posting has all the answers. [Read more...] about The EagerEyes Origin Story
Archives for September 2016
Why spend countless hours writing a blog like this? What do I get out of it? What do I hope to accomplish? What is the purpose? [Read more...] about Why I Do This
This site has gone through many different looks and designs. I haven't kept count, but I'd be surprised if it was fewer than ten. So far, they have all either been off-the-shelf generic designs or ones I had created myself. For its tenth birthday, I decided to splurge and get eagereyes a complete makeover: a new theme and a real, custom logo. [Read more...] about Meet the New Logo and Theme!
I have opinions. I state those opinions. Not everybody likes my opinions. And sometimes it's not just a matter of opinion, but also of tone and approach. Criticism can be a useful tool or it can be an angry attack. Figuring out which is which isn't always easy while you're doing it. [Read more...] about The Controversies
Just ahead of the first decade of this website's history clicking over, here's a look back at where things started. Some of those postings were terrible, some of them were quite prescient or are even still popular. [Read more...] about Eagereyes’ Early History
October 1 marks the ten-year anniversary of this website. Well, it’s really older than that, but the first posting in its modern history is dated October 1, 2006. To celebrate, this week will see a posting every day, so hold on to your hats! [Read more...] about The Ten Years of EagerEyes Blogstravaganza
I gave a talk at Information+ earlier this year that has now been posted. It's about pie charts! And it was a fun talk, too. [Read more...] about Talk: Pie Charts – Unloved, Unstudied, and Misunderstood
We just announced next year's Tapestry Conference – the fifth episode (chapter? act?)! It will take place on March 1st, 2017, in St. Augustine, FL. We have three exciting keynotes, and we're looking for your talk proposals, posters, and demos! [Read more...] about Tapestry 2017: St. Augustine, FL on March 1st
So turns out Ben Shneiderman is into pies! Actual pies that is, but in the form of charts. Rather than, you know, the other way around. Feast your eyes on delicious-looking chart pies!
[Read more...] about Ben Shneiderman’s Chart Pies
Randall Munroe has done it again. His latest xkcd comic is an enormous timeline of the Earth's temperature, showing the enormously long time we have temperature estimates for, and how little it has changed until very, very recently. [Read more...] about Link: xkcd’s Earth Temperature Timeline