The annual 50 Richest Members of Congress project is big deal in CQ Roll Call land. This year 27 reporters, researchers, developers and fact-checkers worked on the project over the past 3 months. It’s generally a big hit and gets oodles of page views months and months after it goes up. This year we added lots more data, like breakdowns of asset types, with filtering, sorting and a graph view to help navigate through all the numbers.
Used Natural Earth’s raster files for the first time for the top map — their stuff is just gorgeous. And for you d3.js people: if the globe in the timeline look familiar, yes I repurposed Mike Bostock’s world tour. Page is here.
This interactive uses the newest version of my house districts map featuring faster load, render and zoom speeds.
Since I can’t really afford to get a new Leica M, I’ve been wanting to test a Sony NEX camera with my Leica lenses to see if that would be a good alternative to my aging M8. So I borrowed Dan’s NEX-7 and bought a cheap Leica M to NEX mount adapter from Amazon and took it with me on a short trip to Charlottesville/Shenandoah area.
In short, it’s not for me. I got a couple of nice shots (like the butterfly above), but largely it was a flop.