July 30th, 2021

Welcome to the final Friday of July 2021.

I can’t believe that’s already here. So fast.

I hope you’re all doing well, or as well as you can be.

It’s links time!

New Yorker: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century

New Yorker: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century

“Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town, whose fortunes boomed and then busted along with the region’s copper mines.”

Wwwwwow. There have been so many of these photographic discoveries over the past decade. Super interesting (to me at least.)

h/t: Kottke. Great find!

Meat Purses And More By Rommydebommy

Meat Purses And More By Rommydebommy

Get ready to gross people out on public transit. 🙂

These are amazing.

Find The Farthest City On Earth From Anywhere Else.

Find The Farthest City On Earth From Anywhere Else.

“Have you ever wondered what cities are furthest away? What Country really is on the opposite side of the world to you? Use Furthest City to search any world city with a population of over 100k.”

For me (Toronto, ON, Canada) it’s Perth, Australia.

Who is the Boss?

Who is the Boss?

A super addictive infinite shooter.

Suddenly it’s 1988 again!

And there we go! Liiiiinks! On a Friday!

Happy Friday, and have a lovely weekend.

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July 23rd, 2021

Well hellooooo Frrrriday!

As of today I an fully covid-19 vaccinated and immune-system adapted. I’m excited!

I hope you are all doing well.

It’s links time!

The Alternative Limb Project – Imaginative and bespoke prosthetics

The Alternative Limb Project - Imaginative and bespoke prosthetics

“Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, Sophie’s creations explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity.”

What a unique project. Prosthetic limbs that look futuristic, artistic, austere, whimsical.

I love it!

Sent in by Jennifer R.

The Print Shop

The Print Shop

An online version of this super popular mid-80’s software for creating and printing custom greeting cards, posters, banners, etc.

I used this in my high school. This actually works (and is just as slow as the orignal.)

This is making the rounds. I wonder if we’ll actually see some old-school banners in people’s homes, etc.

h/t Miss Cellenia (among many, many others)

Chromeography

Chromeography

“7. chromeography
“Fading one image into another and making those colors dance!”

Well all righty then!

A pretty cool artwork-examining interface for sure.

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Sort of likie a tiny, minimalist version of Tempest.

I found it pretty addictive.

Hey look at that: We did it!

Happy Friday. Happy Weekend!

Stay safe and we’ll see you all next week!

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July 16th, 2021

Happy Friday!

And welcome to late-July. I can’t believe how fast this year feels.

I hope you’re all doing well, and safe, and health, and as happy as can be.

And now… the links.

Shopping guide: The ultimate directory of home furnishings in virtual Apple keynotes

Shopping guide: The ultimate directory of home furnishings in virtual Apple keynotes

“Behind every great virtual Apple keynote is an equally impressive collection of modern furniture and tasteful objects from top designers across the globe. Poring through all six online-only Apple events, I’ve cataloged more than 100 chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, books, and accessories that fill the sets.”

Michael Steeber from 9to5mac created these rooms. Really beautifully done.

Paint By Number Generator

Paint By Number Generator

Exactly what it says. Wow.

I haven’t tried this, but a few subscribers have and it’s kept them going through the pandemic.

What an original idea.

Kai Group: Paper Razor

Kai Group: Paper Razor

“It is different from the plastic razors that have been the mainstream until now.

“The world’s first ‘Paper Razor™’ made of paper and metal.”

Some fairly straightforward paper folding is involved.

A great idea! I haven’t tried it yet but I want to.

Hatchet Toss

Hatchet Toss

It’s the QWOP of hatchet videogames.

Pictured: my only bullseye. It took forever.

I nearly chopped my own foot off several times. Realistic!

Ta daaaa! We did it!

Happy Friday everybody. See you again next week.

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July 9th, 2021

Heyyy Friday!

I took today off as a vacation day, AND I just got my second covid vaccine dose. Yay!

So before I start to feel any side effects, it is links time. Here goes.

Open Puppies

Open Puppies

Random puppies. Hit the space bar for the next one.

Infinitely addictive.

Lightyear.fm

Lightyear.fm

What year’s music would you hear if you could decode radio frequencies while hurtling away from Earth?

Super selective, and I sense a UK resident may have made this. Still cool.

HowTo: Running the 1G Analog Phone from 1997

HowTo: Running the 1G Analog Phone from 1997

“Analog mobile phones were popular in the 90s and the last operators ended their service only in 2007. Is it possible to run this phone now?”

This takes quite a bit of effort but he does make it work. Super interesting.

My first phone was a Nokia. It got pretty warm.

There Is No Game

There Is No Game

A whimsical little time waster.

When you figure the little tricks out it’s pretty fun.

It takes time.

There we go.

Happy Friday! And Happy July!!

Have a lovely weekend, and see you next Friday!!

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July 2nd, 2021

Hooray for Friday!

I hope you’re all keeping well and safe (and definitely cool!)

Crazy year, 2021 is. Phew.

It is links time!!

Sally Kent: Pod Series

Sally Kent: Pod Series

Custom made porcelain “pods” contain sculptures of seeds and seed pods.

Beautiful work. Her other work is pretty wonderful as well.

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

“To avoid execution, he had to prove he committed forgery– not treason.”

A pretty fascinating read! I find art forgers and counterfeiters super interesting. It’s such a specific skill.

McSweeny’s: FAQ: Canada

McSweeny's: FAQ: Canada

Since yesterday was Canada Day / Indigenous Child Memorial Day.

“Q; What is Canada’s motto? A: E Pluribus Denim”

Idle Arkanoid

McSweeny's: FAQ: Canada

Arkanoid but instead of frantically trying to catch the ball, you simply buy and add add-ons, etc.

Sort of like a “Pro Manager Arkanoid” kind of idea.

All done! Alllll linked up!

Happy Friday!

See you next week everybody.

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June 25th, 2021

Oh hey hi!

It’s Friday!

And we have some links to check out!

Here goes…

Theremin

Theremin

A web version of this vintage electronic music device.

Sounds cool! There are (of course) apps for it as well.

1974 Zagato Zele 1000

1974 Zagato Zele 1000

A tiny, electric vehicle from 1974. I had no idea.

Auctioned in 2018 by Sotheby’s.

It is surprisingly spacious inside. I question how safe it is but wow: quite lovely.

Sequencer64

Sequencer64

An interactive drum machine in your browser. Comes with several pretty decent default patterns. Nicely done!

Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot

Click to create circles for the ball to bounce off of. Attempt to get the ball to the black dot.

It is hard! But super fun.

We did it you guys!

I hope your Friday is excellent, and your weekend is awesome.

See you again next Friday!

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June 18th, 2021

Well hello at last.

I somehow forgot to send out today’s links, so I’m sending them now. Shout out to the Pacific coast of North America.

Sadly: only three links this week. It was a super busy week for me. They’re still good.

Let’s gooooo!!!

Ming Lu

Ming Lu

“As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomena, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep-rooted.”

She makes a roast chicken out of traditional Chinese porcelain.

Some pretty great work here.

Readify.Me

Readify.Me

“readify.me provides a safe, easy, open-source solution that allows you to read articles in peace – all without the need to download any software, create an account or even store any cookies!”

The fact that this site needs to exist is really sort of sad.

I find embedded videos needlessly distracting and annoying. As a result I often copy all the text and just paste it in a text editor to read the article. Super annoying.

Note that not all sites work well with it, but it helps.

Rocketpult

Rocketpult

An EXTREMELY challenging but (in my opinion) super fun game.

And there we go! Fridayyyyyy!

Happy Friday, and happy Spring (in the northern hemisphere.)

See you next Friday everybody!

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June 11th, 2021

Oh heyyyy. Welcome to Friday!

And where I live it finally really feels like June. Ahhhhhh.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and feeling positive.

It’s links time!!

Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

Flashbak’s Sheldon D. does an extended “then vs. now” on jet-setty 1960s tourist destinations and their current run-down, dilapidated state.

Depressing, but also quite well done.

Forekast

Forekast

“Forekast is the calendar of the internet — a collection of the most epic events ever experienced by mankind.”

Wellll “most epic” is pushing it.

UK Game show “The Cube” is coming back!!

Yesterday was “National Rosé Day”!

Fun. 😊

Draw all roads in any city at once

Draw all roads in any city at once

Pictured: My neighborhood.

It reads in map coordinates and known map data about rods / streets / avenues, and then represents that as a line drawing.

It’s pretty freakin’ fast too!

Jumphase

Jumphase

A platformer where nearly everything can be a landing surface. It’s a bit of a brain-breaker. Super fun and very satisfying when you complete a level.

Sent in by Rebecca N. I like it!

Well there we go. Friday!!! With links! It’s a miracle!!

(just kidding.)

Have a fantastic weekend everybody. See you in seven days!

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June 4th, 2021

Happy Friday!

June! We made it to June.

And where I live we’re getting an intense heatwave. Whuhoooooo…. (?)

And now it’s time for the links let’s goooooo.

Posters for the Japanese National Pillow Fighting Contest

Promo Posters for the Japanese National Pillow Fighting Contest

The title of this page is (in Google translated English) “A collaboration between Airi Hatakeyama and the All Japan Pillow Fight Tournament! Liven up Ito City by throwing pillow fights!”

Look at the composition of these posters! Holy crap!

Sent in by Miko C.

Agatha Yu: Play

Agatha Yu: Play

“Here are the souvenirs of my odd making adventures.”

A super talented artist and animator.

These are gold.

h/t: swissmiss

Dicebuilder

Dicebuilder

Design your own custom die. Then export it as an STL file and you can 3d print your custom die / dice.

Pretty awesome! Sadly there is no gallery of the existing creations but I love this.

Keep it Powered

Keep it Powered

You are a little robot with limited battery power. You have to hit all hte battery icons. Jumps cost extra power.

A pretty challenging little platformer.

Bonus Link!

CatBirds

Catbirds

Just like it says…

D’awww?

And there we go!

Friday Linkssssss!

Happy Friday again. Stay safe, stay dry, stay cool.

See you next week.

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May 28th, 2021

Welcome to Friday everybody!

And it’s the last one of May 2021.

You did it! We did it! June is next.

And now: To the links!

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed – The New York Times

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed - The New York Times

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This is extremely well researched and executed.

It is paywalled, but it is worth it.

Kick the Ball Back

Kick the Ball Back

“Come on then!”

Click and hold the foot, and carefully kick the ball back to the kids.

It’s hard!

Japanese Mascot Characters Get Stuck

Japanese Mascot Characters Get Stuck

I’m late to the game on this one but… they’re funny!

Arrow Hero

Arrow Hero

Press the same arrow direction as the one shown when it’s over the target area.

It gets challenging very quickly. Tougher than it sounds. Super fun!

Sent in by Sarah C.

Well there we have it. Friday has been Linked! Huzzah!

Have a Happy (hopefully warm) Friday, and an excellent weekend!

See you next week folks.

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