March 27th, 2020

Welcome to the last Friday of March 2020.

We made it here. We can make it further.

This year man…

But it’s Friday dammit! And these are your Friday Links!

Let’s go!

CookMind

CookMind

“Find recipes with ingredients you already have. Keep an inventory of your kitchen. Create meal plans.”

Suggested by several subscribers.

A pretty great idea. There’s a whole shopping / shopping list part but obviously that’s going to be less helpful in the current age. You can see the number of recipes increase the more ingredients you select. Pretty great.

Dress David Rose

Dress David Rose

David Rose being the inimitable character from the TV show “Schitt’$ Creek”. Note: Only tops / shirts / jackets.

A clever little virtual paper doll.

Ew David!

Sent in by Ashy T. (Who is obsessed)

Filip Hodas Imagines Cartoon Characters’ Skulls On His Modern Art

Filip Hodas Imagines Cartoon Characters’ Skulls On His Modern Art

[self explanatory]

Really well done.

His Instagram is a hoot also.

Zamboni Simulator

Zamboni Simulator

Very chill. I spent longer on this than I expected. The “completionist” aspect of it is very satisfying.

See also (less effective but still fun): “Relax, Mow Some Grass“.

The controls are super sticky on that one, but the same idea. Also a cute isometric design.

And that’s that! Friday linked up!

Keep your head up. We can get through this.

Stay safe. Be careful.

See you next week.

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March 20th, 2020

Welcome, I hope, to Friday. And to Spring of 2020!

This is quite the year. That’s a phrase I’ve been saying since the new year, but especially now, nearly daily.

It is impossible NOT to talk about, mention, or think about COVID-19. I don’t want to further depress people, and this email list and website are here to act as a distraction from such depressing, overwhelming topics. But it definitely is challenging.

Keep your head up. Keep doing what you’re doing. We can do this.

Unfortunately I only have three links for you today. It’s my day off and I need to be offline after this. My apologies. Hopefully bonus links in the next few.

Here we go.

Netflix Party

Netflix Party

This is a browser extension you can install so that you can create a “party” and invite people to it.

Create the party, open a video in Netflix, and invite people to chat / video chat with you while you all watch.

Perfect for our current lockdown situation.

Sent along by Amy Z.

Quarantine Chat

Quarantine Chat

“Talk on the phone with someone else stuck at home.”

That “someone else” is randomly selected. It’s an interesting idea. I have not (yet) tried it, and we’re in an era where actually having phone calls has become really rare. But I love the notion of it.

Sent in by Tara P., who loves it.

Loop Tap

Loop Tap

A super minimal game. Tap when the ball is on the coloured segment.

Definitely challenging, and very addictive.

Recommended by Ashy T.

There you go.

Stay safe everybody. I mean it. We need you.

Happy Friday.

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March 13th, 2020

Friday… The thirteenth! [orchestra]

The first one of 2019. The next (and final) one for this year will be in November.

And also Fridaaaaaaay!

Here we go…

The Chef Who Carves Traditional Patterns Into Fruits and Vegetables

The Chef Who Carves Traditional Patterns Into Fruits and Vegetables

That chef being Takehiro Kishimoto.

Beautiful work! His knife skills are incredibly impressive.

His Instagram is worth a follow as well.

Sent along by Tianna S.

Cut / Fold Templates: Templates for Paper Mechanisms

Cut / Fold Templates: Templates for Paper Mechanisms

Anyone who’s been following my site for any length of time you know I’m a big fan of origami and other paper folding techniques to create sculptures, artwork, and other things.

This site iamazing. Some of the builds are extremely complex but look extremely satisfying.

Sent by several subscribers. Thanks!

Wash Your Lyrics

Wash Your Lyrics

Choose a song title and artist and click “generate”, and you end up with an instructional hand-washing poster with the song’s lyrics.

Making the rounds in light of COVID-19. Crazy.

Just Flip

Just Flip

Pull back, release, flip your little guy over obstacles. Click the left mouse button to increase spin.

Repeat!

Super fun little time-waster. And the sound effects are hilarious.

Have an excellent weekend! And please stay safe.

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March 6th, 2020

Well hello Friday!

This week has been busy. I hope everybody is doing okay.

Here we go…

Yoshihiro Suda’s Intimate, Wood-Carved Flowers

Yoshihiro Suda’s Intimate, Wood-Carved Flowers

“Japanese artist Yoshihiro Suda creates hyper-realistic sculptures of plants and flowers in the tradition of Japanese woodcarving.”

Yes. These are all made from wood.

Incredible work!

h/t: Swiss Miss.

Harold Feinstein: Photographer & Photography Trust

Harold Feinstein: Photographer & Photography Trust

“Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. When he passed away in 2015 the New York Times declared him: ‘One of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience.'”

The images here are fantastic. He wasn’t really “discovered” as a photographer of any note until his much later years.

The site also features a trailer for the documentary “Last Stop Coney Island“.

Is It Canceled Yet?

Is It Canceled Yet?

Created in light of the COVID-19 virus, but also featuring some zingers like “Google Reader” (r.i.p.)

See also: “Who’s staying home because of COVID-19?

Double Dodgers

Double Dodgers

You control a character who is walking down a sidewalk full of obstacles, while simultaneously playing a game on their mobile phone.

I suck at this game, and I consider that to be a good thing.

So happy Friday!

Enjoy your weekend folks. See you in seven days.

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