Tulum, Mexico 2016

Back in NY, just returned from an fantastic short break in Mexico with Steph. We stayed at the gorgeous Casa Malca in Tulum for 4-days. So beautiful and peaceful. Wish we could’ve stayed longer.

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Taken with the Leica Q #nofilter

View photos in the gallery.

One of the highlights while we were there we catching an couple of electronic musicians, producers, and live performers from Córdoba, Argentina.

One made beats and played them with Ableton Live and a MIDI keyboard. The other jammed live with a chromatic harmonica & pedal FX. It was like deep space Vangelis. Perfect for the setting. Perfect for the vibe.

Needed the break after putting a shift in at work (see last few posts) but feeling recharged and inspired. Don’t spend your money on stuff. Spend it on experiences and memories.

Mapumental

Mapumental is a collaboration between MySociety and 4iP that makes use of all the nation’s bus, train, tram, tube and boat timetables and turns them into a service that’s vastly more powerful than the traditional journey planners.

YouTube link.

It’s currently in Beta, but you can sign-up for an invite.

via Everythingisbrilliant

Your Personal Annual Report

More niceness from Dopplr:

“We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008.

To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 – President Elect Barack Obama.”

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Full size image  

If you’re a frequent traveler who hasn’t tried Dopplr yet, make 2009 the year to give it a go.

http://www.dopplr.com/

Social Atlas. Dopplr makes their City Pages public.

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Matt from Dopplr came in to do a lunchtime talk at glue about 3 months ago. They do some amazing data driven visualisations and their site looks drop dead goregous in a browser or on a mobile.

They’ve had internal city pages as collections of information and tips for Dopplr users for over a year, but now they’ve made them public.

Perhaps the most noticeable, eyecatching thing about the new pages is the inclusion of Creative-Commons-licenced photography of the world’s cities powered by Flickr.

So if you’re looking for places to have breakfast in Amsterdam, Dopplr has suddenly become a whole lot more useful.

Read the full blog post:
http://blog.dopplr.com/2008/11/27/new-city-pages/

Follow my pathetic travels:
http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/hellokinsella