August 18th, 2017

Given recent events: what a week! (I could have put that for every week I guess.)

But we made it to Friday.

So: here are some links!

[Lego] Building Guides: Technology

[Lego] Building Guides: Technology

“Feeling nostalgic? You’ll find building guides for my latest Lego® retro-tech models on this page. Just click the desired model to download the building guide as PDF.”

There are some incredible works here. Retro 1970s desk with a TRS-80 terminal? Check. Commodore 64? (or Vic-20?) Check.

All created using Lego. Crazy!

Mashable: 1970s Stock portraits

Mashable: 1970s Stock portraits

“For when you need a shot of “reclining businessman with shoes.”

Yikes!

Sent along by Alissa M.

MANIFESTO

MANIFESTO
“L’ARCHITECTURE DU MOYEN-ORIENT [1930-1990]”

(Architecture of the Middle-East) (i.e.: Before digital cameras. 🙂 )

A tumblr gallery with (unfortunately) no further details, but the imagery and the structures are just lovely.

MicropolisJS

MicropolisJS
An in-browser, JavaScript powered build of the original SimCity game!

I used to love this game (on a Mac II back in 1991.)

This is pretty similar. Really well done.

Bonus Link!

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s Hand Carved Oddities.

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s Hand Carved Oddities.

Sculptor and artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, from Chiba, Japan, hand carves miraculously surreal “glitch art” sculptures that are absolutely jaw-dropping. Really well done.

These have been your Friday Links!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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August 11th, 2017

Happy Friday everybody!

It is linkages time!

Superformula

Superformula

A pretty fun little math -> graphing… thing. It never shows you the formulas, it just changes the shape based on your modifications.

The only info provided is a link to the Wikipedia entry for superformula

, which you math nerds may also find interesting.

Brewdog: Make Beer Not Walls

Brewdog: Make Beer Not Walls

“BrewDog has today announced plans to open a new craft beer bar that ‘straddles’ the border between the USA and Mexico.”

Brewdog is a microbrewery with locations in the US, the UK and other select international cities.

They don’t much like the idea of “build a wall”. So they’re doing this instead.

Ten Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

See what the internet was doing on today’s date, ten years ago.

Especially this year, it’s a little jarring (and normal.)

Big

Big

The goal is to grab and move the red ball, and to avoid all the blue balls. Your red ball gets larger the longer you hold it.

It’s tricky.

Sent in by Jennifer R.

Bonus Link!

Project Subway NYC

Project Subway NYC

“Like most New Yorkers I am constantly amazed and annoyed by the city’s subway system, and Project Subway NYC is a product of this love-hate relationship. It is a collection of sketches, photographs, and architectural drawings.”

The isometric diagrams of the stations = gold! I’m ordering this poster of Lexington and 59th.

You are now llllinkkkkkked uppp!

🙂

Happy Friday everybody.

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August 4th, 2017

How is it already August?

And already Friday?

And already time for your Friday Links?

How?

wavegrower

wavegrower

A tumblr of some mesmerizing math-based graph animations. Beautiful.

Pics of Earth from Space Station

Pics of Earth from Space Station

“SS Exp 52 (Jun-Sep 2017) & a few from 50 & 51”

A really extensive map compendium of photos taken by individual members of the ISS crew. You can filter by specific astronauts, location, and it has a handy pathway guide for the August 21st Solar Eclipse.

I like everything about this.

Comic Book +

Comic Book +

“The majority of our books belong to what has been termed the Golden Age of Comics. This began primarily with newspaper reprints and then ‘went up, up and away’ with the introduction of Superman. Styles changed, new genres superseded old and then a new era dawned, the Silver Age of Comics, of which we also have many examples.”

A huge collection of “golden age” comics, online, for free.

I came for the weird horror comics of yore, like The Beyond or Forbidden Worlds, but wow they have a lot of content here.

h/t: boingboing

Rolling Turtle

Rolling Turtle

A simple, fun, challenging little game. I like the interface animations too.

Sent along by Lauren M.

Bonus Link!

Craft beer — so hot right now. But what city is the microbrew capital of the US?

Craft beer — so hot right now. But what city is the microbrew capital of the US?

A great data-centric synopsis of the current state of microbrew beer in the US.

With excellent data visualization techniques. I really liked this.

Links! Completed!

Where I am it’s a long weekend, so that makes this Friday extra good. Hopefully it is for you too.

Happy Friday!

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