Vappu balloon sellers in Helsinki

It’s Vappu  today, the most enjoyable day in Finland. Gifting a balloon is a custom here and buying one is expensive on the street, €25 is what I hear. Not surprising that lots of vendors are around already. 

Tech in a Madrid Café in 2003

Madrid Café 2003
Madrid Café 2003

This is what I used for on-the-go tech in 2003 sitting in a café in Madrid. A Psion 5mx and a brick Nokia mobile phone  The Psion had a great form factor that had a keyboard that was just big enough for touch-typing and small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. It also had the wonderful benefit of being distraction-free. 

Not forgetting the camera, a Canon Powershot S30. A remarkably pocketable device for the time. 

Follow the legend – Graphic ideals for displaying data

I really enjoyed this post about how to convey information in graphs. Taking a simple Excel and changing it so that it conveys information more clearly. 

To accelerate that understanding, upgrade your line graphs to be efficient and truthful. Some broadly applicable principles should guide you to the right neighborhood.

http://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2017/11/13/remove-the-legend

Read the whole article for more. Perhaps Microsoft can upgrade this graphic capability for charts in the future in Excel.

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening – Helsinki, Finland – 23 July 2017

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening - Helsinki, Finland - 23 July 2017 . . . . . . . #summer2017 #samsungs7 #galaxys7 #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #july #july2017 #23july #23july2017 #hietaranta #bulevardi | by polnamara

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening – Helsinki, Finland – 23 July 2017

#summer2017 #samsungs7 #galaxys7 #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #july #july2017 #23july #23july2017 #hietaranta #bulevardi

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea – Helsinki, Finland – 23 May 2017

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea – Helsinki, Finland – 23 May 2017

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea - Helsinki, Finland - 23 May 2017 . . . . . . #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #taivallahdenkesäteatteri #hietaranta #hietaranta

#helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #taivallahdenkesäteatteri #hietaranta #hietarant

Painters at Ruoholahti – Helsinki, Finland – 12 May 2017

Painters at Ruoholahti - Helsinki, Finland - 12 May 2017  #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #artist #artists #painting #painterslife #painters #easels #may12 #12may2017 #12may #bluesky #friday #fridayafternoon

Nice view of painting students practising on a clear blue sky day in Ruoholahti, Helsink, Finland.