September 15th, 2017

It is now mid-September!

Mid! I kind of can’t believe it. This year is zipping by.

And: It is now links time.

Dance Tonight

Dance Tonight

A WebVR experiment from LCD Soundsystem and Google.

I had not sounded off previously about this, but the new LCD Soundsystem album – American Dream – is my favorite new musical release in quite some time.

(It’s also the band’s first #1.)

Christie’s Auctions – Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection

Christie's Auctions - Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection

A really wide-ranging auction of personal items of the classic American actor Audrey Hepburn.

A lot is super, super pricy, but there are some comparitively affordable items. I love that they include old-school Hollywood “Call cards.” (What time to be up, to be in the car, to be in makeup, on set, etc.)

Pictured: Annotated script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Estimate: 60,000 – 90,000 GBP. Ulp!)

Diana Rakasko: Pastry Art

Diana Rakasko: Pastry Art

Her work is so amazing. It’s also probably delicious.

Via: Colossal

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles

A straightforward jigsaw puzzle game, but with the added feature of using a randomly selected image from the Unsplash website.

Bonus Link!

Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment

Sort of making the rounds.

These are fascinating.

And there you are. Linked up!

Have a lovely mid-September weekend everybody.

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September 8th, 2017

Happy Friday!

It is link time 🙂

Nov. 4, 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in color

Nov. 4, 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in color

There have been a variety of examples of new colorization of vintage historic black and white photographs over the past few years.

This one was commissioned for an exhibit entitled “The Discovery of King Tut” at Premiere Exhibitions in NYC. The colorization was performed by “Dynamichrome“, aka Jordan J. Lloyd, who is releasing a hardcover book of some of his works.

These are gorgeous. You would never suspect they were taken in 1922.

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

Nerd alert: I have been wanting to know this information since I was ~11 years old. I continually question whether any alien intelligence will understand any of how to do this. It’s so… weird. And archaic by today’s standards. But I love that we as a species sent this out into the universe.

Windy.com

Windy.com

This is a great (and timely) web interface to examine current wind conditions around the world. It’s extremely fast, especially considering the vast amount of data it’s visualizing.

You can even do forecasts! Pretty great.

UnPuzzle

UnPuzzle

You drag squares and puzzle pieces apart to clear the board.

A fun little time-waster.

And that’s all I have this week.

Stay safe, everybody. See you next week.

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September 1st, 2017

Welcome to your Friday, and your links, and your Friday Links!

And where I live: it’s a long weekend! Huzzah!

Here we go…

The Polar Coaster – A Drink Coaster Drawing Machine

The Polar Coaster – A Drink Coaster Drawing Machine

“I designed this machine to draw custom, round drink coasters.”

The mechanical parts are 3d printed, and the electronic parts use arduino with some custom software.

A delightful little project! It is mesmerizing watching it work. I’d love one. (And: xmas is coming…)

Coin

Coin

[self explanatory]

Somewhat addictive.

Instagif Camera

Instagif Camera

“I built a camera that snaps a GIF and ejects a little cartridge so you can hold a moving photo in your hand! I’m calling it the ‘Instagif NextStep’.”

A pretty involved project, but also kind of neat.

Swarmation

A multiplayer pixel arrangement game. Every time I’ve been on there’s been only three of us. (This screen grab shows me and only one other player.) You have to make shapes within a certain amount of time to earn points.

Definitely challenging. Maybe a bunch of Friday Links members can fill this up. 🙂

Bonus Link!

This is How Canada Talks

This is How Canada Talks

An actually interesting statistical analysis of how Canadians refer to certain things.

A similar map was made a few years back for American names for similar things.

I find it interesting.

And so Happy Friday (eh?)!

Have a great (long?) weekend. (eh?)

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