January 31st, 2020

Welcome back!

It’s the last Friday of January 2020. We did it!!

Let’s take a look…

Metallica Frontman’s Built-From-Scratch Vintage Car Collection

Metallica Frontman's Built-From-Scratch Vintage Car Collection

“Hetfield, a lifelong car enthusiast, views his collection as a form of expression to convey his artistic energy and distinctive personality.”

The cars were all customized by Rick Dore Kustoms.

On display now at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.

However, it’s completely sold out, sorry.

There are some frankly gorgeous designs here. Just amazing.

If you like this kind of thing, I also recommend Chip Foose.

Apple Archive

Apple Archive

A carefully curated archive of all things Apple Computer, from 1977 through to today.

Beautifully designed.

Etsy: moleculartstore

Etsy: moleculartstore

“UK based store selling handmade embroidered creations”

Buries the lede: these are detailed embroideries of internal medical anatomy.

Created by Firdusi Khan from Cardiff, Wales.

These are great!

Tomolo

Tomolo

Tomolo runs. Your only task is to make sure he jumps at key moments.

Surprisingly challenging!

There ya go! There ya have it! There it is!

Enjoy your fabulous Friday.

See you in seven days.

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January 24th, 2019

We’re back!

And it’s Friday.

And we’re back.

And there are links!

And let’s go!

Bond Suits

Bond Suits

“Matt Spaiser is a graphic designer located in New York. After years of research, he founded The Suits of James Bond in 2010, creating the ultimate resource for James Bond style and the first catalogue of all of 007’s outfits.”

He does mean: all of the suits. Not just the Bond character: any male character. Nearly every outfit, from every scene, of every James Bond film. Crazy.

Lego Ideas: International Space Station

Lego Ideas: International Space Station

864 pieces!

$99

“Coming Soon on February 1, 2020”

Yes please.

Royalty Now

Royalty Now

“I wasn’t aware when I started this one that Alexander the Great would look like a modern day member Harvard Crew team, yet here we are. 😂”

“What royalty from the past would look like today”

Created by Becca Saladin. I couldn’t find any other details about her. This is some great work.

Guess My Word

Guess My Word

Start with any word you can think of and the game will merely say whether that word is before or after their word.

One new word per day. Or you can try a hard word for more variety.

It’s tricky but you can narrow it down.

I found this very enjoyable.

And there we go! Allll linked up.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and have a fantastic weekend!

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January 17th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Busy month so far on my end. Crazy. FYI.

Letttt’s begin!

Celebreedy

Celebreedy

“This new bot on twitter, tumblr and (shortly) Instagram, posts blended celebrity pictures. The proportions are chosen at random, though never more than 60% of either, to ensure that the resulting image sits right in the uncanny valley.”

They really just turn out looking (to me) like “normal, ordinary people”.

Lei Xue

Lei Xue

A Chinese artist who creates crushed aluminum cans in Ming Dynasty porcelain.

h/t: Colossal.

His other works are pretty amazing too.

Tom Whitwell: 52 things I learned in 2019

Tom Whitwell: 52 things I learned in 2019

“#8: Drunk shopping could be a $45bn /year industry, and only 6% of people regret their drunk purchases.”

A very wide range of discoveries. I found this interesting.

Dungeon Basket

Dungeon Basket

A pretty simple platformer with some clever features.

Sent along by Ashy T

There you have it! Links! On a Friday! Friday Links!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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January 10th, 2020

It’s Friday! At friggin’ last.

Especially this week: we made it. (I hope most of you made it. This was a terrible week. 😟 )

Let’s see some new links…

Judith Hope: Puppets

Judith Hope: Puppets

Ms. Hope makes some incredibly intricate, really detailed puppets, including some weird choices like (among others) bactriophage. (?!?!) Her Instagram is also worth a follow.

Just amazing. And Bananas!!

The London Time Machine

The London Time Machine

A great little map mashup using “The Morgan Map of 1682” and current satellite photographs to show (a) how accurate that very old map was and (b) how the terrain has changed in 338 years.

Vatican Library Online

Vatican Library Online

A really vast, really carefully curated archive of a lot of material in the physical Vatican Library.

It’s a bit daunting to use – among other things, you should probably understand Latin – but wwwwwow the history in this collection.

It’s making the rounds, and rightly so.

NGSnake

NGSnake

It’s the original “Snake” game, but way, way faster.

Super hard.

I hope your weekend is calm, peaceful, happy, etc.

Happy Friday.

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January 3rd, 2020

Welcome to Friday!

Welcome to 2020!

Let’s begin…

We’re obviously seeing tons of “best of 2019” lists. I’m sure you’ve already seen several of them.

The one I will link to, is IMDB’s “Most Anticipated Movies of 2020” That’s a nice alternative to lists of stuff we all saw last year. (Although, note, for some reason “Top Gun II” is on that list, and yet Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is not. Very confusing.)

But having said that:

Kottke: The Best of the Best-of-the-Decade Lists

Kottke: The Best of the Best-of-the-Decade Lists

He finds the good ones. You could spend a week here. Consume with caution.

I’ll include one more to round it out.

Reddit’s Favorite Mindblowing Facts of All Time, Fact-Checked

Reddit’s Favorite Mindblowing Facts of All Time, Fact-Checked

I hemmed and hawed about including this one, but it’s got some interesting findings.

Suggested by several subscribers.

Lego: Maximum Security Prison

Lego: Maximum Security Prison

(I mean it’s 2020!)

“In this two floor setup a fully functional prison was designed to fit on a 32×32 base panel. “

Somewhat making the rounds.

Firework Jumper

Firework Jumper

An unusually challenging jumping platformer.

Addictive and (to me) super frustrating game, but you might enjoy it.

Well Happy New Year everybody!

Hopefully see you next week.

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