For the Vis II project I have been looking at the data for the 2011 IEEE Visualization Contest. Find more about the Contest and the visualization I developed here.
For the needs of the Visualization and Visual Analytics II class, I have developed a visualization for Lake Michigan. Using this visualization you can explore Lake Michigan temperature and water velocities over time. Feel free to download a copy here
The a2hosting site was hacked and because of my quals,I had no time to get it back up.
Fortunately I passed my qualifiers, went for a nice recharging vacation in Greece and now am back in Chicago. Site is up again and today is the second day of the spring semester!
3 days ago I went through my first major thunderstorm in Chicago!
Since I am not used to this kind of weather, it was kind of weird! We had winds of 40mph and were under a tornado watch. In the Loop the sirens were activated and people went into basements. Some windows of the Willis Tower broke because of the high winds and the surrounding blocks were sealed.
Finally the thunderstorm passed without any major incidents and there actually was a tornado touchdown after the thunderstorm moved east, in Indiana.
Weeks have passed without any major contribution to the development of my own wordpress theme.
The development itself is not so difficult, while the web design portion is kinda of tricky since I am not an Illustrator or Photoshop expert. Until I actually learn how to use those tools, I decided to stick on a free template. I think I like this template, it’s easy to follow. If I get good feedback, I will keep it! My next updates will include filling up the empty pages and standardizing – configuring this theme.