March 30th, 2018

Happy Friday!

The last Friday in March. Another fast month. Crazy.

Let’s get started!

Scarfolk Council

Scarfolk Council

“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum.”

Some great artwork and overall design work here. Scathing.

h/t: Kottke.

Outrider: Bomb Blast

Outrider: Bomb Blast

“Experience the power of a nuclear blast in your area”

Since it’s 2018, we were bound to see another of these simulators. This one is pretty lean but definitely gets the point across.

17 Harmless April Fool’s Pranks That Are Easy To Pull Off

17 Harmless April Fool's Pranks That Are Easy To Pull Off

Actually funny!

128k – a detective game

128k - a detective game

“You have been assigned to find a lost password that’s hidden in an old Macintosh.

“This is a difficult game, please give it time.”

A pretty great little Original Mac simulator too. To a point.

Have a lovely (long?) weekend, and a wonderful Friday!

See you next week. Stay safe!

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March 23rd, 2018

It’s Friday again! Which I love. Which you love!

We love Friday!

And so here are some links…

Old Toronto

Old Toronto

“Old Toronto is an open-source map tool created by Sidewalk Labs that provides block-by-block browsing of historic Toronto photographs. The tool maps more than 30,000 (and growing!) historic city photographs from the City of Toronto Archives, which holds more than 1.7 million photographs dating back to 1856.”

This is great. There are some examples (e.g.: this one ) that show quite a progression across a really long time period. Really well done.

And so refreshing to see a thing like this that is finally NOT only made for New York City. 🙂

h/t CBC MetroMorning

Where Is Roadster?

Where Is Roadster?

A site that tracks Elon Musk’s “Starman” Tesla Roadster’s orbit in real time.

Check back in eight months. It’ll be interesting to see what they add to this site (if they do.)

Stanley Kubrick Memorabilia Auction: Aste Bolaffi

Stanley Kubrick Memorabilia Auction: Aste Bolaffi

“Stanley Kubrick memorabilia from the collection of his assistant Emilio D’Alessandro up for auction, including Jack Torrance’s jacket in The Shining and the Eyes Wide Shut clapperboard.”

Gravisim

Gravisim

The goal is to shoot a projectile into a somewhat stable orbit.

Also: you can fire multiple times, so the projectiles also react to each others’ mass and velocity.

It’s tricky. I like it.

And this is the end of today’s Friday Links, the first of Spring 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere.

Have a great, great weekend everybody. See you next week.

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March 16th, 2018

Happy Friday!

Next week = sprrrinnnnng! (in my hemisphere.) I’m pretty excited because this winter has felt… well… super long.

And now! Some links. And this week it appears to be predominantly art-oriented.

Alma Haser: Within 15 Minutes

Alma Haser: Within 15 Minutes

“Alma photographed sets of identical twins and made them into identical jigsaw puzzles. She then swaps every other piece of their puzzles, completely mixing them half and half.”

This is some quite beautiful work.

h/t: kottke

Josef Schulz: Sign out

Josef Schulz: Sign out

“Photographer Josef Schulz created striking images of something typically mundane to most Americans, by taking deadpan photos of roadside corporate signage and removing all branding and text. It is a curious comment on how forms and graphics work together to make something as a whole.”

Exhibit portfolio here.

Diana Sudyka: Postage Stamp Storybook Scenes

Diana Sudyka: Postage Stamp Storybook Scenes

“Chicago-based Illustrator Diana Sudyka uses vintage stamps from Europe as the starting point for fanciful paintings created using gouache, ink, and watercolor.”
Not included on the artist’s website.

Monopoly.io

Monopoly.io

This is a weird, 3D-rendered, multiplayer online version of the board game Monopoly.

It’s buggy (the creators even tell you that) but it’s neat.

Invite your friends!

And that’s what I’ve got for you. That’s it. No more. Okay? God!

😉

Happy Friday everybody!

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March 9th, 2018

Happy Friday! And welcome to your Friday Links.

Let’s begin…

Disco’s glory days were a kaleidoscope of yes

Disco’s glory days were a kaleidoscope of yes

“Emerging from its urban working-class origins in the early 1970s, disco got real big real quick.”

This feels much longer ago than I was expecting.

Don’t Call Me Oscar (2018)

Don't Call Me Oscar (2018)

They’re back. 🙂 A family recreates still images from the current crop of oscar-nominated films. Cleverly done.

Little Quill Studios

Little Quill Studios

Rachel Beltz is an illustrator who works at a teeny tiny visual scale.

Some great work here.

Tanks!?

Tanks!?

A pretty challenging, weird, funny, cleverly designed little 2-player game. Fun!

Bonus Link!

Unbelievable Latte Art

Unbelievable Latte Art

Including, pictured here, 3D animals.

They don’t say how long each of them take to make but holy crap: some incredibly talented, patient people make these things.

This has been your Friday Links, for Friday March 9th, 2018.

Have a great (daylight savings) weekend. See you in a week!

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March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday!

And welcome to March. That was fast.

Links time!

Six Degrees Of Wikipedia

Six Degrees Of Wikipedia

You can see the interconnections between really different topics, people, places, etc.

What a great idea!

Dogs In Food

Dogs In Food

Some great photography that maps the faces of several breeds of pooches into carefully photographed culinary delights.

Yes, of course, there is an Instagram.

Jelly Mario Bros.

Jelly Mario Bros.

It’s not really the game it’s just… you’ll see. 🙂

Flappy Doge

Flappy Doge

If it’s possible, it’s even harder than normal Flappy Bird.

You’re welcome?

And this concludes the Friday Links!

Happy Friday! And have a lovely weekend.

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