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And look! I found some Friday Links!!
Nvidia AI Playground
Specifically the “Gaugan” tool.
You draw a basic form of material and this tool creates breathtaking, fairly realistic looking landscapes. Really impressive.
2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest
Until I found this I wasn’t even aware this was a category in National Geographic.
Some absolutely stunning work here.
“The idea behind myNoise is to use the noises you most enjoy to mask the noises you don’t want to hear: chatty colleagues, your tinnitus, or even your inner voice when you can’t shut it down!”
Kind of cool. A wide variety of choices too.
I Just Wanna Land
Left and Right arrows = direction
Suggested by Laura E.
And since it’s finally warming up, here’s a quick little
History of the Air Conditioner which I found interesting.
That’s what I’ve got!
Have a great (long?) weekend and see you next Friday.
I can’t believe Friday is already here!
And it’s the solstice! So good!!
Okay let’s go…
Why Time Flies
“Scroll down to see how time flies”
Expertly designed. Nicely done.
An Orbit Map of the Solar System
“This week’s map shows the orbits of more than 18000 asteroids in the solar system. This includes everything we know of that’s over 10km in diameter – about 10000 asteroids – as well as 8000 randomized objects of unknown size. This map shows each asteroid at its exact position on New Years’ Eve 1999.”
Includes a link to the
code that generated these views.
The Best Road Trips in North America
“From the Canadian Kootenay Rockies to Southwest hot springs, we found the most scenic stretches of road for epic summer adventures”
This is sort of making the rounds. Well researched and beautifully presented, this was suggested by many subscribers. It almost makes me want to get my drivers’ license again. 🙂
A massively multiplayer Mario Brothers game.
It is crazy. You see the “ghost” image of your fellow players. All done in the browser.
This is actually a pretty impressive achievement.
And there we are. We have become… Friday Linked…
See you next week everybody. Enjoy your solstice weekend.
It’s finally here again!
Awesome. And now: your Friday Links!
Mayank Thammalla: Echoes Of Venice
“I have visited Venice multiple times of the last few years and each time the reflections in the canals have inexplicably enticed me.
“Time became a fragment of the imagination and reality began to question itself.
I found a sense of calmness as the reflections assured me that my reality can be what ever I can imagine, that is not consumed by societies conceptions on the world.”
Some really beautiful work here.
Of course he has an
Bea Haines Artworks
Ms. Haines is making news recently because her medium is human ashes.
A very odd choice but her work is
“Use CityExtremes to discover the closest and farthest cities to any city.”
Some sites listing this have said it’s like “drilling through the earth” to see where you come out on the other side.
Several North American cities all end up in the ocean. Oh well.
In theory the farthest city from Toronto is Perth, Australia. I should go!
A 2d / top-down arcade shooter with pretty great graphics and “Asteroids”-like controls.
I like it! (I suck at it, but I like it!)
There we go! We did it! See? Easy!!
See you next Friday everybody.
Ahhh June. I like it! (Finally.)
View the current position and name of thousands of currently orbiting satellites.
It doesn’t deep link into their function, but it’s pretty cool
ReMake My Day
“In recent years, as many as one in 20 of Hollywood’s highest-grossing movies have been revamped versions of an original. While some remakes go on to be critically acclaimed Academy Award winners, others should have probably been left alone. We analysed the ratings and profitability of remade movies vs their originals to find out which versions are more successful.”
I’ll be honest I am definitely not a fan of the interface for this. You hover over a small dot to see the original film and it’s remake’s data, rankings, favorites, etc. But if you move too fast: where was that film?
Still: interesting. Also: could someone please write more original non-remake films? Thanks.
Rock Stars Eating Breakfast
On an entire website devoted to breakfast!
Sent in by Alli M.
Suuuuper addictive game.
Click to span a ball and then click again to put it at the end of a pendulum. Let it swing and release. Repeat until you reach the exit.
Challenging and very zen.
Not available on mobile yet but it sure should be.
Sent along by Traci T..
That, as they say, is that.
Enjoy your Friday! See you next week.