September 29th, 2017

There are only thirteen more Fridays left in 2017. Hard to believe!

But here we are – Friday!

And here are your Friday Links!

David Jablow

David Jablow

He claims to be a “Doodle Pad Defacer” and his work is friggin’ genius.

Sorta kinda nsfw, but wwwwow some brilliant work here.

Stolen Camera Finder

Stolen Camera Finder

“Use the serial number stored in your photos to search the web for other photos taken with the same camera”

An ingenious idea!

I would note that if you perform some kind of editing on the photos, that can remove the exif data this relies on.

But still! Look at the map. Crazy.

Branded in Memory

Branded in Memory

Logos, drawn from memory, by more than 150 people

Some interesting analysis here.

Ballz Online

Ballz Online

A challenging “brick breaker” clone with some interesting differences. The number on the brick indicates how many hits until it breaks. You can run out of hits before the level is done. Difficult but entertaining.

Bonus Link!

World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Arrives in Tokyo

World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Arrives in Tokyo

What a bizarre structure. Beautiful. Weird. I wonder what the acoustics are like.

These have been your Friday Links, for the last Friday in September 2017.

Have a great weekend!

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September 22nd, 2017

It is the first day of Autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet.

Welcome!

And also: time for some links!

80s.nyc

80s.nyc

If Google Street View existed in the 1980s, this.

Sort of.

A really interesting collection of stories and photos from that era.

Merriam-Webster: Time Traveler

Merriam-Webster: Time Traveler

“When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! Enter a date below to see the words first recorded on that year.”

1967 has “labelmate”, which I think is a fitting one for my birth year.

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image

The examples get across what this is doing, but you can also upload your own.

Note: only faces. 🙂 It can’t 3d render anything else. (Yet)

Candy Bubble

Candy Bubble

Really just “Bubble Bobble”, but for your browser, and with very pretty graphics.

Bonus Link!

Gallery Doppelgangers

https://www.boredpanda.com/museum-lookalikes-gallery-doppelgangers/?page_numb=1

A fun little gallery of people who discovered their nearly exact likeness in classic artworks. These are fantastic!

Have a Happy Friday, and see you next week!

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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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