Aug. 29th, 2008

Hello Friday people. And welcome to your last Friday links of August (sigh).

Let’s begin!

» Beijing Olympics Stadium

Actual page title is: “Beijing Olympics Stadium: about 30 min. before Men’s 100m Final”
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A 360-degree view of the entire Bird’s Nest stadium from the point of view of the photographers.
Created by Finnish photographer Kari Kuukka.

» Pixlr

An unbelievably powerful simulation, in flash, of photoshop. Nicely done!

» Shipment Of Fail

“Teh original I can haz shipments of fail blog” Indeed.
Rather strange but still funny. Also somewhat NSFW. (Caution!)
Sent in by Melmel

» Ultimate Potato!

Another inasne flash game (in a good way.) It may look crude but it’s still fun.
Sent in by Jennidub (who’s back from vacation.)

Happy Friday everyone. And for some of us, it’s a long weekend!


Aug. 22nd, 2008

It’s Friday! And as a bonus, this Friday Links is half-Olympics-oriented!

Let’s begin…

» Beijing Olympics Rendered in Lego

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Is there anything that hasn’t gotten this treatment? This is one of the better ones I’ve seen.

» New York Times Olympic Medal Map

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Lots of people have been sending this one in but I’ll credit it to Miko because she was first. You can view every olympic year back to 1896.

» Things In Books

“people from all over the world are sharing the strange things they’ve found in their books.”
Kind of an interesting roam through people’s personal libraries.

» Orbit Runner

Use newtonian physics to keep planets and their satellites from hitting the sun or each other. Addictive!

Happy Friday everybody.


Aug. 15th, 2008

A good mid-August-Friday to you.

Here we go.

» Walk Score

“Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.”
Fantastic idea. My own neighborhood scores a respectable 73 out of 100. (It actually should score higher, they’re missing a bunch of items.) Try yours!

» Origami Joel: Masks

Fantastic. Origami artist Joel Cooper has several pieces for sale (or sold out) and many pieces in public installations.
His flickr site also features lots of other amazing work.
Sent in by Ana D.

» Tampon Crafts

Insane. 🙂
Sent in by Miko, who is fascinated.

» Curveball

An endlessly re-playable 3d-ish version of pong. It’s more fun than it sounds.

Bonus Link!

» Bubble Calendar

“a poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day”
Sent in by Ashy, who will drive everyone nuts. 🙂

Have a great weekend.

Happy Friday everyone.


Aug. 8th, 2008

Yes, the Olympics have arrived…

But so have your Friday Links!

Here we go…

» Search Me

A very cool, very visual search interface. Marrying Google results with an iPod / CoverFlow interface. Very impressive (and useful!)
Sent in by Alex I.

» NASA Images

Brought to you by both NASA and the Internet Archive. This site purports to be an archive of every known photograph, audio and video recording from space ever produced by NASA.
Interface is a bit heavy (JavaScript definitely required) but in my opinion it’s certainly worth it.

» Overheard At Western

“People say stupid and hilarious things at UWO all the time.”
Yes there are simmilar sites, but this one finds some bizarre exchanges.

Professor: Okay, pretend it’s 1939 and you’re Mackenzie King. What do you do?
Student: Is this hypothetical?

» The World’s Hardest Game #2

It’s maybe not the world’s hardest, but it has its frustrating moments.
Sent in by Traci T, who is addicted.

Bonus Link!

» Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren’t Allowed To See On Google Maps

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Have a great weekend, everybody.


Aug. 1st, 2008

Happy Friday! And welcome to your first day of August.

Awayyyy we go.


A grassroots website which rivals the actual TTC website (that being the website for the Toronto Transit Commission.)
Unlike the official site you can look up routes to and from pretty much any destination in Toronto. It includes route availability information and is tightly joined to the Google Maps API. An SMS interface (ie: text messaging) is in the works. Great site!

» Business Guys On Business Trips

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If you’ve ever worked in an office of any sort, at any time, you may find this either very funny, or very sad.


This, I would have to say, is an ingenious invention. It’s a solar-powered LED light which you can screw into that now-toxic nalgene bottle you’re probably considering throwing away. Only $25. An ingenious invention.
Sent in by the Stoob, who found it here.

» Totem Destroyer

This is a tricky flash game. The goal is to blow up some blocks without causing the golden idol from touching the ground. (However you do want to get it closer to the ground.)
Sent in by Ashy.

Have a great weekend everybody!