May 14th, 2021

Hey it’s Friday!

That was a very fast week, and I’m seeing a LOT of people getting their Covid vaccines (me included)!

Yay!

Much more positive feeling this week. I like it. We need it!

And now: to the links!

Social Media in Real Time

Social Media in Real Time

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Not tracked here yet: TikTok

Every Noise At Once

Every Noise At Once

A huge, HUGE list of musical genres, each of which will play a sample of that type of music when clicked.

From baroque cello to progressive house to black metal: this site has it.

The interface is a little daunting but it’s very comprehensive.

Sent in by Trevor L.

Jonk Photography – Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

Jonk Photography - Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

“As a child, I saw a wildlife documentary that marked my life. It focused on the melting of the ice caps and its consequences on polar bears’ life. I still remember this bear that struggled to swim and find a piece of ice floe. It seems that ‘children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.’ (Dr Haim Ginott). This vision marked me so much that during all my childhood, every time any of my parents did anything that seemed bad for the environment, it told them this sentence: ‘Watch out, you kill the bears!!'”

“Jonk” is photographer Jonathan Jimenez.

Some great work here. And quite a story.

PanoPuzzle

PanoPuzzle

A 3d puzzle you can turn, zoom into and out of, and slowly solve.

I find this super challenging.

Sent in by Traci T. (who is addicted)

Well there we go. Friday Links!!

Happy Friday. I hope your weekend is excellent.

Stay safe, and see you next Friday!

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May 7th, 2021

Welcome, Friday folks!

My week was a little slammed so I unfortunately only have three links this week. Sorry.

And happy Friday!

Let’s roll!

See Inside A 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

See Inside A 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

What a ridiculous but beautiful thing.

Cereal Offers

Cereal Offers

A compendium of all the free toys and extras that were promoted via a packet in a cereal box going back to the 1940s.

Nostalgia!

Brick Breaker

Brick Breaker

A well made clone of this classic arcade game.

I suuuuuck at the original but using a normal mouse turns out to be the perfect interface.

And there we go. Links! Friday!

Happy Friday and have an excellent weekend.

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April 30th, 2021

Fridayyyyy!

And it’s the last one in April 2021! We made it again you guys!!!

And now it’s links time!

How Pfizer Makes Its Covid-19 Vaccine

How Pfizer Makes Its Covid-19 Vaccine

(self explanatory)

What a specific, complicated process.

Recipe Convertor

Recipe Convertor

“Input your recipe or ingredient into the big textbox on the left, choose your options (which should be self-explanatory), and then hit Auto Convert, or one of the specific conversions.”

This is honestly fantastic.

I switched mostly to volume-based measurements in the past few years for baking. This site is a godsend.

Three.js

three.js

A 3d visual… thing… in your browser.

You can edit it but honestly that part looks really complicated. Still! Very well done. (And hosted on GeoCities?!)

Physics Tetris Clone

Physics Tetris Clone

Variable gravity, bouncing, etc. Makes it suuuuuper hard to line anything up.

Not even really a game just… odd.

And there you go. Friday: allll linked up!

I hope your Friday is great, and that your weekend is calm and relaxing.

Stay safe everybody. And see you next Friday!

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April 23rd, 2021

Well happy Friday everybody!

Busy week!

I can slowly, slowly see things getting better. Still a ways to go. I hope you’re all staying safe and warm and as happy as you can be.

It is links time!

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

An insane but very cool Google Map hack that puts place markers for every city and town mentioned in the Johnny Cash hit “I’ve Been Everywhere”.

It also tabulates the distance between each location so you can see how many miles are traveled throughout the song.

Fantastic!

The Endless Acid Banger

The Endless Acid Banger

“The music you hear is generated in your browser by a randomised algorithm, below you can see the notes and parameters that are currently in use. You can also interact with various parameters and buttons manually.”

If you leave it alone it will progress on its own.

Explore georeferenced maps

Explore georeferenced maps

“In our ‘Map images’ resource you can access and view all the maps we have scanned as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1970 and relate primarily to Scotland.”

Very cleverly executed although the user interface is a bit chunky.

Endless Captcha

Endless Captcha

Exactly what it claims to be.

As someone who regularly has to test his own code which frequently involves multiple captcha runs, no thanks. But knock yourself out!

And there we go!

Friday: All linked up!

Happy Friday! Have an excellent weekend.

See you in seven days.

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April 16th, 2021

Hello at last Friday fans!

Apologies for the lack of links last week but it’s the first time in six years I hadn’t posted, and I needed the break.

But we’re back!

And it’s now late-April! That was fast.

Links time!

Species In Pieces

Species In Pieces

“In Pieces is an interactive exhibition turned study into 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces.”

Beautifully executed.

Yamuchi No. 10 Family Office

Yamuchi No. 10 Family Office

“Assets that have no meaning or purpose simply turn into cold, lifeless cash—and that is why we at the Yamauchi No. 10 Family Office are constantly looking for new meaning in our assets.”

Uhhhh… what?

A dynamically scrolling 3d web… thing!

Cabbibo

Cabbibo

A weird 3d explorable…. Thing. (Notice a trend?)

Each individual item can be clicked on and explored in more detail. Lots of interesting stuff here.

Beautiful. Mysterious.

Press Button

Press Button

Sorrrrt of self explanatory. Press button! Other times: create the button, THEN press the button.

A little addictive. More challenging than you probably think. Also way, way too short. But still amazing!

There we go! Friday: alllllll linked up!

Happy Friday, and have an excellent weekend.

See you next Friday.

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April 9th, 2021

Hi all.

I got too busy this week and sadly have no links for you today.

Also my city returned to a stay-at-home order for the next month. Rough week.

I hope your Friday is still awesome. It’s warming up! The days are getting longer!

See you next Friday.

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April 2nd, 2021

Hello Friday Folks!

It’s Good Friday and I have had a super busy week, so this week: only three links. My apologies but I need the downtime.

Here we go!

Relax.app

Relax.app

A website that guides you through meditative breathing exercises to calm you down.

I haven’t used it extensively but a few subscribers recommended it.

Land Lines

Land Lines

You draw a line, this tiny piece of AI / ML matches it to a specific line in satellite imagery.

Steer through the Suez Canal

Steer through the Suez Canal

[Self explanatory]

As expected: Pretty challenging, but also a super rudimentary interface.

There we go! Simple!

Happy Good Friday! Happy Easter weekend. Happy Friday!

Stay safe everybody. It’s already April!

See you next Friday.

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March 26th, 2021

Heyyyyy Friday!

It’s the last Friday of March 2021!

Look at how fast that went! Unreal.

I hope you are all doing very well.

It’s links time!

Royalties Calculator

Royalties Calculator

Want to see how much your favourite musical artist earns from Spotify, YouTube Music, etc. via streaming?

A great little tool. Fairly comprehensive!

When Was I Conceived?

When Was I Conceived?

[Self explanatory]

Based on your birth date, this site provides the week you were likely conceived as well as some trivia about that week and your birth date.

Is That Ship Still Stuck?

Is That Ship Still Stuck?

“That ship” being the now infamous “Ever Given” freighter.

As of right now: Yes!

Created by Tom Neill.

Smash Karts

Smash Karts

A super challenging multiplayer version of a Mario Kart-ish game.

I suck at it but you might do better.

Ta daaaa! Friday Links! Delivered!

Happy weekend. See you next Friday!

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March 19th, 2021

Well hello Friday!

This is the last Friday of Winter 2021. Huzzah!

I hope you’re doing just as well as you can be.

It’s links time!

Zoom Escaper

Zoom Escaper

This site, which will require access to your microphone, will add extra audio to your Zoom connection so you can beg out of a Zoom meeting.

Crying baby, a man weeping, urination (?!?!) — all can be added to your feed so you can say “Sorry guys, I have to take care of something.”

There is a tutorial video.

Weird. Very much a 2021 invention. Also making the rounds.

Photographer Captures the Cast of ‘Little Women’ in Traditional Wet Plate Portraits

Photographer Captures the Cast of ‘Little Women’ in Traditional Wet Plate Portraits

“These dramatic, sepia-toned photographs were made using the collodion process—a photography style invented in 1851. This process, sometimes called tintype or wet plate photography, requires that the photo be taken while the plate is wet with light-sensitive chemicals and exposed before the plate dries.”

Fantastic!

Your Arbor

Your Arbor

“Is that company you just bought shoes from paying a fair wage to its workers? Is your new shirt made from a company who is exploiting child labour?”

An interesting little site. Search for any company to find out whether they are worth your hard-earned money.

The Blocks

The Blocks

Create a complete shape from the blocks provided.

Soothing background music.

Ta daaa! We did it you guys!

Happy Friday!

See you next week everybody.

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March 12th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday everybody!

And happy (?) pandemic anniversary. We made it this far! (Hopefully all of you did.)

We have to keep hanging in there. We’re so close.

And it’s Friday!

Here we go.

Random Rijks

Random Rijks

Loads a completely randomly selected artwork from the Rijks Museum collection. Refresh for a new randomly selected item.

“While the Rijks Museum is quite large, most of its collection is not readily available to see for the general public. This project allows people to take a deep dive and see objects they might never see otherwise.’

Great project.

Jan 6 Evidence

Jan 6 Evidence

“Since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, hundreds of volunteers have scrutinized photos and video of the event. They have reviewed thousands of hours of footage, created timelines, identified and tracked persons of interest, synchronized videos, and provided analysis.

“This site is an effort to help organize and visualize this crowdsourced information.”

Based on this story from HuffPo.

For His Newborn Daughter’s Photoshoot, This Dad Recreated Famous Paintings He And His Wife Love

For His Newborn Daughter’s Photoshoot, This Dad Recreated Famous Paintings He And His Wife Love

That headline is a mouthful but WOW the work going on here is fantastic.

Just A Platformer

Just A Platformer

[self explanatory]

The most basic platformer game of all time. Still pretty challenging.

Ta daaa! Links! On Friday!

Thanks for following along at home. I hope you’re all doing as well as you can.

See you next Friday!

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