Feb. 23rd, 2007

Fridaayyyyyyyuh! Yes! [punches air]

» MyHeritage: Facial Recognition

Sent in by Damir and a really uncanny find. Upload a photo of your face. (Large enough, and facing forward enough.) They scan a database of celebrities to show you which ones you resemble. Mine is here. (Damir’s ishere.)
Insanely funny in most cases.

» Click Opera: Employee Of The Month

Speaking of photos… this blog listed a series of ridiculously hi-resolution employee photographs, inserting his own rather insane captions to describe their expressions. It’s kind of unsettling…

» Coltrane’s Giant Steps: Visualized

This takes a while to load (click on “Watch Movie”,) but is emminently worth it. I love Coltrane. The story behind this project is sort of interesting as well.

» Clocky!

Developed at MIT, Clocky is an alarm clock which, when you hit snooze, “will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide.” That’s an interesting way to start your day. 🙂

Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are.

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Feb. 16th, 2007

Friiiiiiidaaaaaay!

A little late, yes, but still ready to rock your Friday. Here goes.

» Much Better Than This

Awww? Yes: I am late for Valentines with this one. Still neat. Sent in by Bahar.
See also…. This guy appears to be an online installationist. Some neat / insane stuff in there.

» Age-O-Matic!

Find out how badly your job will age you… sort of. Not particularly realistic but a neat little gizmo. Sent in by Damir.

» Cheddarvision

Recommended by Sarah. Apparently (her words) the “highlight” is when they turn the massive block of cheese. What an odd site! 🙂 This has also been featured on numerous recent news reports.

» CG Sphere

A whooooole lotta digital artists submit their take on a cg-generated sphere.

Haaaaaaaaappy Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay!!

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Feb. 9th, 2007

Some Friday linkages to warm you up…

» Tangerine Panic

OMG! TANGERINES!!!
Dodge as many as possible. Sure: it sounds easy…

» OddCast Text To Speech Demos

Choose a language, choose a character voice (including accented voices.) Watch and listen. This must have taken a bit of time to create. Note: you can only use this a limited number of times. It’s pretty funny trying a french voice with english phrases.

» Vinyl Data: Videogames from an LP

In the late 70’s / early 80’s, numerous (predominantly British) vinyl releases featured a track at the end with data audio on it which resulted in a playable videogame for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. Nerrrrd alert! Pretty neat idea though.

» Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema

An incredibly thorough compendium of historical data on a film industry at a time when I wasn’t even aware that one existed. It even includes a listing of Victorian film projector styles.

Happy Friday!

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Feb. 2nd, 2007

First Friday in February! Whuhoo!

Happy Friday people. Here you go.

» Things My Boyfriend Says

A sample:
e: My hands hurt from doing the dishes.
me: You’re such a delicate flower.
e: How does it feel?
me: How does what feel?
e: Being punched in the face by a delicate flower?

Priceless!
[Note: possibly / probably nsfw]

» Gateway

Guide your robot through a series of mysterious and puzzling levels. This is somewhat similar to the PSP game “PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient”. Tricky, and addictive.
Sent in by DAM

» Steve’s Weird House

Possibly the most cluttered household in the world, never mind just Seattle. Some interesting stuff in here but… it takes a while to focus. 🙂

» Disney Studio: The Ropes

A booklet given to all new employees at Disney circa 1943. Apparently women weren’t allowed to… do anything…

Have a good weekend!

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