January 1st, 2016

Happy New Year!!

And obviously: Happy Friday!

Let’s get this party started…

Star Wars Intro Creator

[self explanatory]

Well done!

Gingerbread Overlook Hotel from ‘The Shining’

Making the rounds. The incredible amount of effort that went into making this is astonishing. Very well done.

Archillect

“Archillect [archive + intellect] is a synthetic intelligence (or artificial intelligence, depending on the point of view) made to find and share inspiring visuals over social media channels. She is a living inspiration archive. She is a digital muse.

She currently has an active Twitter profile, a Facebook page, and a Pinterest board where she converts unhappy human beings to inspired artists.”

This is fascinating to me.

Where Is 2016

Do you remember the game Myst from way back in 1993? This is kind of like that, but in this game you’re in search of the year 2016. Challenging and addictive. Well done.

Bonus Link!

Fractal Gears

A dynamically generated series of turning gears arranged in fractal geometry. All done using HTML5 and JavaScript. You can play with the settings as well. Crazy.

Some reads!

“A Visit From St. Nicholas” in the style of Earnest Hemingway

[Self explanatory…?]

Why Do We Sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ On New Year’s Eve, Anyways?

Digg.com’s Dan Fallon gets to the bottom of this lingering question.

New Year’s Resolutions Are Bad For You. From Time magazine’s Jessica Lamb-Shapiro. Worth a look.

And there you go. The first Friday Links of 2016: done!

Let’s do this again in a week!

Happy New Year everybody.

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