March 31st, 2017

We now join your Friday, already in progress…

Here we go!

MapFight

This app overlays one country’s map on top of another to get a sense of the size difference. Kind of cool!

Rich McCor: Paperboyo

Rich McCor: Paperboyo

“London-based paper artist and photographer Rich McCor (aka. paperboyo) has a way of seeing the world from a slightly different perspective. By adding a simple paper cutout to the foreground of famous buildings or other popular tourist attractions, he creates novel moments in time…”

This guy is super talented. Such a great idea.

Arinze Stanley: Larger-Than-Life Hyperrealistic Portraits

These are super impressive.

Red Remover

Click red things to remove them in as few moves as possible. Starts off pretty easy, but as usual… (ugh!)

Sadly: no bonus link this week.

But it’s still Friday everybody!! Yaaaaaay!

Okay. Off I go. Have a lovely weekend!

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March 24th, 2017

Well we finally made it back to Friday!

And now it’s Spring!! And not St. Paddy’s Day. And stuff.

And! Links…

P I N K   T R O M B O N E

P I N K T R O M B O N E

“Bare-handed procedural speech synthesis”

You move a series of very basic controls and a computer voice makes the noises that those effects would produce.

This is hilarious. But also ingenious.

Open MCT

This app replicates the environment used to command and control the NASA Mars rovers. There are a variety of things you can examine and play with. It’s a bit daunting, but fascinating. There is an intro tutorial but not much other information. Still fun to mess around with.

Listen To The Cloud

Ambient music + radio chatter from your airport of choice = background bliss (sort of.)

Making the rounds-ish.

String Theory

A neat puzzle game involving spacey-looking physics. Fun!

Note: This game requires GPU acceleration, which may be turned off by default in Chrome. (Try Firefox if so.)

Ta daaaaa! You have been Friday Linked!!

Have a great (warm?) weekend.

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March 17th, 2017

Welcome to the final Winter Friday in 2017.

About damn time, I hear you say.

And now: some linkages-es… es.

1917 Free History

“‘1917. Free History’ is a project that enables participants to find out about the history of 1917 from those who lived during this defining moment of twentieth century history.

“The project consists entirely of primary sources. It includes not a trace of invention. All the texts used are taken from genuine documents written by historical figures: letters, memoirs, diaries and other documents of the period.”

Specifically this is about Russian history in the year 1917, encompassing the build-up to the revolution. All of the information is posted as if it were via social media. It’s a pretty interesting read.

Before The Flood

A site created in support of the documentary released last year, hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio. IT shows (among other things) the effect of major sea level rise on predominantly American metropolitan areas.

I Know Joshua Smith: Works

I Know Joshua Smith: Works

“Joshua Smith is a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in Norwood, South Australia.”

“His miniature works primarily focus on the often overlooked aspects of the urban environment such as grime, rust, decay to discarded cigarettes and graffiti perfectly recreated in 1:20 scale miniatures.”

These are simply fantastic!

Madalin Stunt Cars 2

This requires Unity and definitely takes a while to load.

After that it’s a wide-open playground of ramps and loops and whatnot.

Controls are a little weird, but it’s certainly fun.

Smosh.com: 27 of the Best (and Most Hideous) Face Swaps of 2016

“…here are some of our favorite nightmare face-swaps from 2016 (plus a few classics that made their way around the internet again because they’re THAT GOOD!)”

I lol’d.

A lot.

And there we go! Links!!

Enjoy your (hopefully warm) weekend everybody.

See you in seven days!

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March 10th, 2017

You have arrived… at your Friday Links!

Sadly, no bonus link today. Got too slammed.

Here we go!

Parastone.uk: Hiëronymus Bosch Figures

Parastone.uk: Hiëronymus Bosch Figures

Parastone is a pretty old company, and they have many artisans working for them. They decided to make a series of figurines based off of imagery in Bosch’s seminal “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” tryptich. These are fantastic.

Whose Streets? Our Streets! [NYC 1980-2000]

“New York’s streets were turbulent in the 1980s and 1990s, as residents marched, demonstrated, and rioted in response to social changes in their city as well as national and international developments.”

This is an engrossing site promoting several photographers’ works during this time period, and promoting a new book.

Sort of making the rounds.

Signs From The Near Future

“We better get used to them…!”

A tumblr with some wonderfully realized faux-future images of signage we might (!) end up seeing in the coming decades.

The site does not credit an artist, but these are quite well done.

Tangram

A very, very challenging puzzle game. Use all of the pieces to create the shape. Definitely addictive. Great idea.

Thanks once again for joining me for your weekly dose of Friday Links!

See you again next week.

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March 3rd, 2017

Welcome back Friday Fans.

Here are some links!

Moodica

Moodica.com

Claims to be “Relaxing videos catered to your mood.”

A great little background idea. Choose a scenario and just let it play.

Beautifully shot!

They have apps for Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Logo Book

“Discover the worlds finest logos, symbols & trademarks.”

This is an impressive catalog of over 5000 logos from around the world, organized into different categories.

If you’re a design or branding nerd, this could eat up a good portion of your day, I imagine.

My Fridge Food

You enter the ingredients that are in your fridge, and this site supplies a pretty broad variety of recipes that can be made with them.

There are a lot of other sites that perform this function but I haven’t seen one with this much variation before. Nicely done.

Leaf Me Alone

An oddly addictive little platformer. Cleverly rendered. Fun!

Bonus Link!

The Atlantic: Timeline

“Tell us your birthday, and we’ll show you how the world has changed during your lifetime.”

In my case the key dividing line was before and after texting via cellphone. Interesting.

And there we have it, your Friday Links for the first Friday in March 2017!

Spring is neeeearly here (but will the weather act that way? Hmmmm…)

See you next week, everybody.

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