Nov. 29th, 2013

It is the last Friday of November, 2013.

Welcome to December! (And the weekend!)

Heeeeere we go…

» 24 Hours Of Happy

“The world’s first 24 hour music video”
Pharrel Williams represent!
Sent in by Kate S.

» Kano: Make a Computer

A really cool repackaging of a Raspberry Pi computer primarily aimed at kids. Only $119 (USD). This would be an amazing xmas gift. (In my opinion.)

» Just One Book

“If I could pick just one book for you to read…”
Single-book recommendations from individuals. Some interesting choices here. Great for those of us who are in a reading rut.

» Catchy Orbit

This is a pretty addictive little flash game.

Bonus Link!

» 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

Some very interesting entries in here. A sample:

Incredible wastefulness – I was aghast at the amount of stuff people wasted every single day. Food, electricity, water, paper…in India, we reuse stuff until it can only be thrown away.”

Have a happy, happy Friday.

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Nov. 22nd, 2013

Well welcome back, Friday! Where have you been…?

Let’s get started!

» FastCoCreate: Famous Photos Reframed as Cellphone Selfies

Clever. Funny.

» priceonomics.com: What It’s Like to Fail

“The following is the personal story of David Raether, a former comedy writer for the sitcom Roseanne who later became homeless. It is adapted from his memoir, ‘Tell Me Something, She Said.'”
Heartbreaking. Inspiring. Sent along by Ashy T.

» The Roaring Twenties

“The Roaring ‘Twenties website is dedicated to that challenge, attempting to recreate for its listeners not just the sound of the past but also its sonic culture. It offers a sonic time machine; an interactive multimedia environment whereby site visitors can not just hear, but mindfully listen to, the noises of New York City in the late 1920s, a place and time defined by its din.”

» Medieval Shark

“Judgement day is upon us, as the prophecy foretold. The master of death has come to claim the world. But only a child fears dragons, a real threat emerges from the depths.”
Crazy little flash game. Very fast too. Fun!

Bonus Link!

» You Must Be

A very odd pickup line generator by Darius Kazemi.
A sample:
“Girl, you must be a shopper because you are a commercial agent who compares the merchandise and prices of competing merchants.”
Just in time for the weekend…

Happy Friday everybody!

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Nov. 15th, 2013

Ahhhh Friday. Life is good!

Ready? Ready!

» Multitrack Love

Select a song. Play the song. Isolate individual tracks of the song. Amazing.

» Natan Dvir: Sandy Now and Then

“Photographed for The Weather Channel special ‘One Year After Sandy’ feature. Images photographed between Oct 30 – Nov 04, 2012 and Oct 09-16, 2013.”
Israeli photographer Natan Dvir shoots a series of before and after shots of areas of New York affected by hurricane Sandy.

» Wars on Kinkade

Step 1: Find paintings by cheesy artist Thomas Kinkade.
Step 2: Add in elements from Star Wars.
Step 3: Enjoy.

» Drawfender

You draw items to stop projectiles and other things from hurting your character.
Nicely done.
Sent in by Traci T.

Bonus Link!

» The Man Who Invented the Calendar by B.J. Novak

A sample:
“January 3rd—Getting so many compliments on the calendar. One guy came up to me and said he’s going to organize his whole life around it—literally, someone said that!”

Have a happy, relaxing Friday, fellow Friday fans.

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Nov. 8th, 2013

Ohhhhhh boy. Friday. You know it.

Buckle up. Let’s go.

» The Atlantic In Focus: Nikon Small World 2013

“Started back in 1974, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to be a judge in this year’s competition, and am happy to finally be able to share some of the winning images with you.”
Amazing. Beautiful.

» Lori Nix: The City

“Since 2005, Lori Nix has been meticulously at work on her series entitled “The City.” Building tiny dioramas in her studio in Brooklyn, she then photographs the intricately detailed constructions with an 8 x 10-inch view camera.”
This is currently showing at Clampart.

» A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore

“Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.”
Beautiful!

» Helicopter

Click and hold mouse to go up. Release to go down.
It sounds easy, sure…

Bonus Link!

» Does Rob Ford Smoke Crack?

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[allegedly]
See also: Is Rob Ford Still Mayor.

Have a great, great Friday everybody.

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Nov. 1st, 2013

Welcome to November.

And your Friday Links!

Since I missed Hallowe’en last week, a couple scary links will appear here. Boo!

» The Bold Italic – Insane Photos from the Very Top of the Golden Gate Bridge

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I experienced mild vertigo. Did you?

» The Atlantic: The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

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Let’s hear it for the cotton gin!

» The psychedelic and grotesque proto-GIFs of the 19th century

These are fascinating. Created by carefully scanning and animating several zoetrope strips.

» Thing Thing Arena

A crazy shooter game.
Note that this takes a while to load, but in my opinion it’s worth the wait.

Bonus Link!

» Scroll Down To Riker

Funny. Semi-addictive?

Have a happy Friday!

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