July 27th, 2018

We have arrived… at Friday.

And it’s the last one of July 2018. That felt way too fast.

Here… are your links…

Evan Leeson (ecstaticist)

Evan Leeson (ecstaticist)

Mr. Leeson’s nature photography is gorgeous.

He plays with light via dew that’s condensed on the plants he photographs. Really interesting effect.

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

This is an incredible read which I thought was worth sharing.

Nearly everybody I know is having rough sleep this year – I mean: 2018 right? – so this seems to be a timely article.

The CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual

The CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual

From 1948. Declassified some time in the 1980s.

These guys were assholes. 🙂 Lots of sneaky, frustrating ways to cause strategic damage to your opponents’ plans.

Full text is available at Project Gutenberg. It’s an interesting read.

Orbity.io

Orbity.io

“An online multiplayer orbiting simulation.”

This is a very challenging game. The goal is to launch from the earth into a stable orbit for as long as possible. That is not easy at all. I keep running out of fuel. You only have a small number of controls and there’s a lot to crash into.

Still: fun!

Bonus Link!

They Fight Crime!

They Fight Crime!

“He’s a suave pirate boxer living undercover at Ringling Bros. Circus. She’s a plucky hip-hop Valkyrie from Mars. They fight crime!”

An odd little single-use website.

Sent in by Ashy T.

And this concludes the Friday Links for July 2018.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody.

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July 20th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday!

Are you ready? I’m ready!

Let’s go!!

Below The Surface Amsterdam

Below The Surface Amsterdam

“Along the banks of the Amstel, at its mouth in the IJ, a small trading port originated about 800 years ago. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012.”

This is a really comprehensive website documenting allllll the stuff they found when they dredged the River Amstel.

I find this fascinating.

It’s making the rounds. It’s worth it.

Road Trip

Road Trip

“This app will read to you about the places and points of interest you drive by.”

As you drive, as long as you have location turned on, and an active network connection, this app will ready from wikipedia entries found

in my case (at my office, not driving) it decided to tell me about The West Mall, a Toronto neighborhood.

You can skip ahead. It seems to primarily talk about geographic locations, not necessarily pop culture or historical topics.

But it’s also pretty new. I love this idea.

Random Object Generator | Science Museum Group Collection

Random Object Generator | Science Museum Group Collection

[self explanatory]

It updates every 10 seconds. It really is “random”, too.

Microbe Chain

Microbe Chain

Basically: keep your little microbe inside the circle.

It gets pretty difficult. There are also “power-ups”, not all of which are beneficial.

Bonus Link!

badly photoshopped timmy

badly photoshopped timmy

“turns out Timothée Chalamet has been an inspiration to artists as far back as da Vinci”

Odd. But I like it!

It’s apparently blowing up also. Yay! (Yay?)

Happy Friday everybody!

See you next week.

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July 13th, 2018

Well helloooooo Friday! (…the thirteenth!!) [orchestra]

And welcome, to your Friday Links!

It’s another hot one where I live. Get ready.

Here we go…

Papermau

Papermau

This is a blog that documents paper models used in dioramas.

Some of them are quite intricate.

I wish I had this kind of time available to me. 🙂

Torn Apart / Separados

Torn Apart / Separados

“A rapidly deployed critical data & visualization intervention in the USA’s 2018 “Zero Tolerance Policy” for asylum seekers at the US Ports of Entry and the humanitarian crisis that has followed.”

A pretty comprehensive data visualization of the chaotic “zero tolerance” immigration policy currently in place by the US governement.

The credits are worth a look for a breakdown of how this all came together.

Mini Strandbeest Assembly Kit

Mini Strandbeest Assembly Kit

This is a model kit you can build in your own home.

What’s a strandbeest? Here.

2048 Solitaire

2048 Solitaire

The number matching of 2048 with the card stacking of solitaire.

I like it, and I’m also currently terrible at it.

There are mobile versions. You’re welcome.

And that’s what I’ve got. That’s it. Done. Kaput!

Well… for this week anyway.

Have a lovely Friday, and a spectacular weekend.

See you in seven days.

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July 6th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday!

I know we’re done with all the fireworks etc., but what the hell: set some off anyway this weekend!

But first! Some links.

librairie_mollat

librairie_mollatThis independent library in Bordeaux started photographing their staff and other people matching up book covers with their faces.

Much like the “sleeveface” epidemic of a few years back using LP covers (covered here a few times.)

It’s pretty great!

h/t: Colossal.

Dead Coins

Dead Coins“A Complete List of ICO Exit Scams & Extinct Coins”

800 and counting. (Probably even more by the time I publish this entry.)

I was not aware of just how many scam bitcoin knock-offs there were. Crazy!

Faces Of Auschwitz

Faces Of Auschwitz“The goal of the project is to honor the memory and lives of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners by colorizing registration photographs culled from the museum’s archive and sharing individual stories of those whose faces were photographed.”

Colorization really does make things feel more present, more recent.

This is an important project.

h/t: Nag On The Lake.

Traffic Car Racing

Traffic Car Racing

A little clumsy in its design but it’s certainly a challenging game.

Avoid cars (duh), collect orbs.

Sent in by Amy S.

Bonus Link!

Daily Itinerary Of The Killer In A Slasher Movie

Daily Itinerary Of The Killer In A Slasher Movie

“10:07 PM— I follow a couple of teenagers from the camp into woods. I know what they’re up to and I DON’T LIKE IT.”

And there we go. Links! On a Friday!

I hope your (not long) weekend is fantastic.

Happy July!

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