September 25th, 2020

Heyooooo!

It’s Friday!

And I’m back. And we’re back. And everything is back!

Linkingness…. ss…

Cinetrii

Cinetrii

“Cinetrii analyses reviews to infer possible inspirations behind a film. Enter a title to find other works that may have inspired (or been inspired by) it, along with the quotes that determine the connection.”

This is a great, great little tool!

Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

These are just beautiful.

They’re located in a few different locations.

Ben Ashton: Empire

Ben Ashton: Empire

Weirdly glitch portraits of British Empire figures.

Interesting work. Kind of whimsical.

Stickman Hook

Stickman Hook

Click to swing from one or more anchor points to break through a wall.

Starts super simple but rapidly gets quite challenging.

And there we go! Friday is again alllll linked up!

Thanks for following along at home everybody. I hope you’re safe and healthy and well.

See you next week!

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September 18th, 2020

Hello friends.

For a change I have to take a break this week. I was having a hard time finding new sites to feature, and as time ran out I decided: This week will be a hiatus.

I’ll be back at it next week. Apologies for the absence of Friday Links this week.

Stay safe! We’re gonna make it through this year. One foot in front of the other.

See you next week.

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September 11th, 2020

It’s finally Friday again!

Also, I know: “What is time?”

I’ll tell you what time it is! It’s Friday Links time!

My Physics Lab

My Physics Lab

“Click on one of the physics simulations below… you’ll see them animating in real time, and be able to interact with them by dragging objects or changing parameters like gravity.”

Super interesting! Well done.

Zoom Earth

Zoom Earth

“Near Real-Time Satellite Images”

Really fascinating, especially when severe weather is on the approach.

Sent along by Lisa R.

Audio Tool

Audio Tool

“Audiotool is a collaborative online music production studio right in your browser.”

The results are pretty impressive. I wonder how long this took to develop. Crazy!

FS History

FS History

Microsoft Flight Simulator, from 1982 – 1989, rendered in your browser.

It works! This is a bit of a trip. Super difficult to control in my opinion. A very, very light touch is required.

And so there we go! Friday alllll linked up!

I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. We’re going to get through this year.

See you next week everybody.

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September 4th, 2020

Hey Friday people!

Welcome back!

Let’s go!!!

Press Play To Pause Your Thoughts

Press Play To Pause Your Thoughts

A lovely, random little site that I feel like we definitely need in 2020.

Sketch2Website

Sketch2Website

“Transform any hands-drawn design into a HTML code with AI.”

Wow it really works!

Sound Of Colleagues

Sound Of Colleagues

For all of us in lockdown, this site plays the ambient sounds of a typical workplace environment.

It was created by Swedish Advertising agency Familjen STHLM as a reaction

to this spring’s strict work from home policies in Sweden. Enjoy!

Oddly comforting.

Tanuki Sunset

Tanuki Sunset

In which you play a skateboarding raccoon.

Beautiful looking game! Super fun.

Friday Links! Success!

Have a great (long?) weekend!

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August 28th, 2020

Welcome to the last Friday of August 2020. (Also known as March 180th, 2020.)

And look!

Links!!

Prosthesis: Mech Racing | Alpha Mech Pilot Program

Prosthesis: Mech Racing | Alpha Mech Pilot Program

“Fourteen years ago our team had a grand vision for a global racing league that would pit multiple world-class athletes in head-to-head competitions, through complex, technical obstacle courses, wearing giant, powered mech suits.”

This is bananas!

I would 100% watch the hell out of these competitions though.

Somewhat making the rounds. What a crazy project!

Hey speaking of crazy projects…

Harrods for Everything

Harrods for Everything

Harrods for Everything is the apt title of a huge 1,525-page catalogue from about 1912, produced by the famous London department store which is still in existence today.”

This is fantastic. Look how much the entire world has changed just by leafing through this.

It took a pretty gargantuan effort as well.

Note: hteir server is not super fast. Takes a while to load. Still cool.

h/t: metafilter

Related: you can buy a print version of the 1901 T. Eaton Co catalog.

Hey speaking of catalogues…

IKEA kataloger: 1950-2020

IKEA kataloger: 1950-2020

Yes. You can browse all of the Ikea catalogues between 1950 and 2020.

This one is the

first one that came to my family’s mailbox in May of 1981. (in English.)

Well done.

Hole.io

Hole.io

You move a small hole, make things fall into it, and the hole grows. You also slow down the bigger you get.

Avoid other competing holes.

Simple! Challenging.

It’s kind of like Katamary Damaci, only you use gravity instead of stickiness.

And there we go: links! On a Friday! Friday Links!

Enjoy your last weekend of August 2020. Stay safe. Be well.

See you in seven days!

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August 21st, 2020

Well hello Friday!

This was a packed week. Time to let loose a little bit.

To the links!

Virtual Vacation

Virtual Vacation

Choose what speed you want to go, choose your city, and meander around the place you chose.

I picked Toronto and it was snowing. 🙂 I’m okay with that.

Webamp – Winamp 2 in your browser

Webamp - Winamp 2 in your browser

It also includes some of the visualizations. Via javascript. That must have been some crazy effort.

Join me as I relive 2000 – 2008 music playing at my enormous desktop PC.

The Statues Are Fighting Back

The Statues Are Fighting Back

“We have all heard about people taking down statues as a part of protests and riots that have been happening recently. Meanwhile the statues around the world have apparently started to fight back…”

Kind of funny.

Sent in by Kate S.

Flap!

Flap!

“you can be a bird”

Kind of a Mario Bros. take on Flappy Bird.

There we go. Friday allll linked up.

Have a great Friday, and a fantastic weekend.

See you next Friday.

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August 14th, 2020

Well hello Friday!

Mid-August already! That was fast. We’re getting through it people!

And now: some links!

Street View of 1940s New York

Street View of 1940s New York

“Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of every building in the five boroughs of New York City. In 2018, the NYC Municipal Archives completed the digitization and tagging of these photos. This website places them on a map.

Zoom in! Every dot is a photo.”

This is, no joke, a serious undertaking.

Making the rounds hell yes.

Africam Channels – LIVE

Africam Channels - LIVE

Watch African wildlife via a series of 24/7 live streams.

Life-like 3d render of Frederic Chopin

Life-like 3d render of Frederic Chopin

Carefully created by 3d artist Hadi Karimi based on several photographs from Chopin’s life as well as his death mask.

Fantastic!

Imp

Imp

Another side-scrolling platformer. Your character “explodes” at predictable moments, which you need to use to progress further in the game.

Fun!

Sent in by Traci T.

And there you have it. Friday all linked up.

I hope your day is good, and that you are well, and that you have an excellent weekend.

See you next Friday!

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August 7th, 2020

Hello Friday folks.

It’s August!

One foot in front of the other…

Let’s go!

Future Me

Future Me

“Write a letter to the future”

Enter your email address, or the address of someone you want to receive the message. Write the message. Set a date for it to be sent.

I’ve seen a few of these since the 1990s and most of them disappeared, but I still think it’s a cool concept.

Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

Discovered on BoingBoing.

“This project is inspired by a YouTube trend where Gen Z’ers film themselves listening to Queen, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin for, astonishingly, the first time.”

“I want to quantify this: music that I assumed was culturally pervasive, but in actuality has no reason to be revered by folks outside my generation.”

A super interesting quiz / treatise on multi-generational penetration of music.

Is This the New Vivian Maier? Alberto di Lenardo

Is This the New Vivian Maier? Alberto di Lenardo

“…Stashed away in the space were more than 8,000 stunning photographs that the man, Alberto di Lenardo, took throughout his life, still perfectly preserved in all their hyper-saturated Kodachrome glory.”

A lot of Kodachrome here. Beautifully shot.

There is an Instagram feed as well.

Lifespan Candle

Lifespan Candle

You are a candle.

When you get lit, you melt, meaning you only have so much time to do things.

A super challenging side scroller.

Found by Alexis S.

And there we go! Friday! Linked up again.

I hope you are all as well as you can be.

Hopefully see you again next Friday.

Stay safe!

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July 31st, 2020

Oh hello there, Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend! Yaaaaaay!

I hope you are all safe and well. No joke at all.

Also farewell to July. Holy cow that was fast. (To me.)

OK! Friday Links time!

Michael Velliquette: Paper Sculpture

Michael Velliquette: Paper Sculpture

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“Michael Velliquette is a paper sculptor whose intricate works combine exuberant abundance with an inventive formalism.”

These almost look like they’re 3d printed. I imagine they look stunning in person.

Well done.

Photoreal Roman Emperor Project

Photoreal Roman Emperor Project

“Using the neural-net tool Artbreeder, Photoshop and historical references, I have created photoreal portraits of Roman Emperors. For this project, I have transformed, or restored (cracks, noses, ears etc.) 800 images of busts to make the 54 emperors of The Principate (27 BC to 285 AD).”

This is fascinating. Incredible work.

Note: There are links to different eras of the leadership which feature more of the artwork.

Somewhat making the rounds, and for good reason.

Geoquiz

Geoquiz

The game gives you a country and you have to correctly click on it on the map.

Super challenging. I’ve been trying to just memorize African countries. If they had it for just that, I’d probably be using this every day.

Anyway: great!

Metamaze

Metamaze

A fairly challenging side-scroller with some great sound effects.

Fun!

There we go. Friday links!

Have an excellent (long?) weekend, and see you next week.

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July 24th, 2020

Yaaaaaaaay Friday!

For me this was a fast week. But good! Hopefully for you as well.

Let’s begin!

MyHeritage: Photo Enhancer

MyHeritage: Photo Enhancer

“Enhance your family photos automatically with the world’s best deep learning technology. Faces will come into sharp focus!”

This is amazing.

You can upload any photo that has bothered you for how blurry the image was, and this will bring it into reasonable focus.

Just a great idea.

Sent in by Janet P.

Supercook

Supercook

Not sure what you want to eat? Only have a few ingredients in your fridge / cupboards?

Enter your ingredients here and it will provide a variety of actually pretty great recipe choices.

My only issue is the sorting of ingredients. I spent a good amount of time trying to find “potatoes”.

But also: once you choose an ingredient, it suggests other ingredients.

Potato News Today

Potato News Today

“A no-frills, no-nonsense daily account of breaking global potato news stories”

I came for the assumed “hilarity” of the site (it IS hilarious!) but then stayed for this story about McCains, a huge Canadian packaged food company, coming up with innovative regenerative farming practices.

But it’s still kind of funny.

Perfect Peel

Perfect Peel

Press and hold to peel a variety of unlikely fruits and vegetables in a very satisfying way.

Oddly: in the screenshot, I’m peeling a… football? Weird. (But delicious?)

Sent in by Traci T.

And there ya go. Linked. For Friday!

Have a great weekend everybody. Stay safe. Hang in there.

See you next week.

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