Aug. 21st, 2015

Are you ready?

Can you handle it?

It’s Friday!

Here are the links…

Terra Flamma

Los Angeles based photographer Stuart Palley takes long exposure photographs of the devastating wildfires which have recently been ravaging California.

They’re breathtaking. Amazing.

The website is undergoing an upgrade to WordPress, so I’ve linked to the Instagram page instead. This is the work of Brad Anderton as a way of dealing with chronic pain. It is phenomenal.

Hat tip to Cassie P. for the find. Fantastic.

Orange #Futureself

“There’s been a lot of change over the last 20 years, what will it look like in another 20?”

You get to interview an oddly-created “future version” of yourself to find out what will have changed in 20 years. (Note: You have to grant the site access to your computer’s webcam and microphone.) This is making the rounds and appears to have taken some real effort to achieve.

Rickshaw City

A fairly challenging parking game where the steering wheel is super extreme. (You turn way sharper than you probably want to.) Takes some getting used to but it’s satisfying when you complete each level.

Suggested by Matt S.

Bonus Link!

The Pep Talk Generator

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“You are the only person who knows you. You are the only person that can make something happen.”

Might be a good way to start your day.

Some reads!

The Real Housewives Of Ancient Egypt Had 8-foot-long Prenups

A neat article I tripped across this week.

“The 2,480-year-old marital document, written in demotic script […] was made to ensure that if the union between the signers didn’t work out, the wife would be adequately provided for. Her compensation would include ‘1.2 pieces of silver and 36 bags of grain every year for the rest of her life…'”

[Related: archaeologists may have discovered the tomb of Nefertiti recently.]

Oh and P.S.: For this weekend, maybe try playing this playlist compiled a few days ago by Barack Obama. I love this era!

See you next week.