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Updating CGP Grey’s Europe diagram

I looked at CGP Grey’s Europe diagram yesterday and saw that it was outdated. Latvia and Lithuania are now in the Eurozone, and not just in the EU. I started with a blank sheet and worked my way through.

I also added the four countries that use the euro but aren’t in the EU: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican. I did not add Montenegro and Kosovo to this zone: if I added them, I’d have to add Zimbabwe, as they all use the euro but aren’t approved by the Council to do so.

My diagram is rather simple, as it only shows what is useful to a person travelling or working in Europe. Nothing extraordinary like this one from Wikipedia:

 No comments   2018   design   Europe   my projects   release

“Events in the Riviera” website

I started working on this project in July, when I saw ugly event posters being put up around Sanremo. To fix this, I made a classy three page document.

It then occurred to me that the official posters were already put up, therefore my design could not get widespread until next month. Secondly, Sanremo isn’t the only city to host interesting events, so a logical continuation of the project would be encompassing events happening in the surrounding area.

To make sure everyone knows what’s happening, I made a website, which, unlike posters, can be edited at any time. I’ve been updating it ever since. I’m now searching for a person that would do so for me.

I know, it doesn’t pop: it’s bare-bones. It’s not hosted on my server yet. The speed of adding new events is limited by how quickly I find something interesting, plus there’s no mechanism for updating. That’s why it’s still in beta. Tell me what you think: robertblinov.net/misc/riviera

P. S. I’m now going to document every update I make. Today I added a checkmark that appears on events that I verified by visiting. This system will not always work as events usually happen at a certain time, but it works nicely on those that last several days.

 No comments   2018   my projects   Sanremo   website