Tag Archives: Notes and nonsense


The AuthaGraph

The problem of projecting the Earth’s spherical surface onto a flat page has vexed cartographers for centuries. Here’s one brilliant solution, the AuthaGraph, designed by Hajime Narukawa. This rectangular world map is made by equally dividing a spherical surface into 96 triangles, transferring it to a tetrahedron while maintaining areas proportions and unfolding it to be a rectangle. The world map can be tiled in any direction without visible seams.

Sweaty, noisy, crowds are rubbish

The news media report that Randwick City Council has banned alcohol consumption in its beachfront parks, especially Coogee, for the rest of summer after Christmas crowds left a disgusting mass of garbage. Fair enough. But what I totally fail to understand is why anyone, drunk or sober, would want to be part of a sweaty, noisy, crowd on a hot summer day … let alone on Christmas Day.