Well the seven millions pageviews are fast approaching ^_^
And yep I'll do another Kiriban for the occasion
Quick reminder : the Kiriban is a popular custom among Japanese web pages. Basically if you are here when my page reach the #7 000 000 hits, take a screenshoot, send it to me and you'll get a free request of ( almost ) anything from me.
Only thing is this time, the Kiriban won't have priority over other works and will be in queue ( I have quite a list right now ^^ ; )
Having two persons getting the number is possible in case of server lag I believe, but it's VERY rare. So please don't cheat, I don't want to go through photoshop to detect false screenshoots..
It is worth noticing that on the last Kiriban my page made a jump of several thousands in ten minute XP
On others news, I will soon do an updated version of the Felarya map
It's going to be a pretty big project as I want to have at least slightly more realistic distance informations this time XP And browsing through different maps, I came by chance across something I didn't know about earth maps but that is pretty interesting.
Basically the map we know and use the most is the Mercator model and ... it's wrong ! It exaggerates massively the scale towards the poles, giving an erroneous picture of the relative sizes of different countries. For example Greenland looks as big as South America whereas it is in fact one ninth the size.
Granted, it's bound to happens because our earth is spherical and a cartographer will always have to distort it one way or another if it is to be printed on flat paper, but for example the Peters model do a better job at conveying the actual countries' size, although the price paid is that countries are progressively squashed towards the poles and stretched across the equator.
The Peters model:
It's where you realize Africa actually represents nearly one quarter of Earth's total land area !