2022 Korea

Seoul in 2022

The current metro area population of Seoul in 2022 is 9,725,417 (archived) with 5,015,941 women and 4,709,476 men in the city. The density is 15.7 thousand people per square kilometer.

One year in South Korea from September 2021 to September 2022 was an amazing experience.

I miss being able to walk everywhere. Step out of the Dongpyeon apartment and there are 3 bakeries within a 5 minute walk. Pharmacies, doctors, libraries, convenience stores, pet stores, unmanned 24-hour ice cream store, Paris Baguette … it is astonishing how livable the cities in South Korea are.

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2021 Space

Dare mighty things! (on Mars)

The Mars Perseverance rover landing is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever watched:

Also, my name is on Mars!

2020 Coronavirus

Millions (not the good kind)

How quickly is the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, one wondered.

76 days to the first million, 12 days for 2, 3, 4, and 5 million, and as of July 18th, 2020, 5 days from 12 million to 13 million.

edit: increase height of iframe because 28 25 days later we’re at 20 million

note: Situation Report 209 was the final daily COVID-19 Situation Report. “Beginning tomorrow [August 17, 2020] we will begin publishing the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update which will focus on analysis and interpretation of the evolving epidemiological situation.”

another note (see Data Overview and Visualizations section): Starting June 19th, 2021, “daily counts of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths reported to the WHO headquarters on Saturdays and Sundays will be updated on the following Monday.”