June 26th, 2020

Welcome to Friday everybody!

Officially Summer now. That feels good. Next week is a lot of holidays in North America. That also feels good.

But today is Friday! And you know what that means…

When You Use Face Swap App On Your Tattoo…

When You Use Face Swap App On Your Tattoo…

I love technology…

I could never have predicted this happening. It’s great.

NYTimes: How The Virus Won

NYTimes: How The Virus Won

“It started small. A man near Seattle had a persistent cough. A woman in Chicago had a fever and shortness of breath.”

A beautifully executed dynamic scrollable website story.

Also a devastating breakdown of the compound failures to stop this virus from spreading in the US.

Fun with statues! (36 Photos)

Fun with statues! (36 Photos)

Old, but I had not seen it. Maybe you hadn’t either. They’re funny!

Survival Ball

Survival Ball

Basically an arkanoid / breakout / pong game, but with extra tension.

Fun! Tense!

We have arrived at the end for this week.

I hope you are all safe, and healthy, and calm, and as happy as possible during all of this.

Enjoy your Friday, and the coming Summer week.

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June 19th, 2020

Well how do ya like that? Friday! Huh!

All of a sudden.

This week was fast for me. Hopefully normal for all of you. Hope you’re all hanging in there.

Links time! This week I sadly only found three great ones.

Here we go.

{Shan, Shui}*

{Shan, Shui}*

“Procedurally-generated vector-format infinitely-scrolling Chinese landscape for the browser.”

The result looks like a 15th century Chinese landscape scroll.

Codebase here.

Beautiful!

NoPaint

NoPaint

“Press PAINT if you like what you see or NO if you don’t”

A sort of randomly self-generated art… thing. But with human intervention and encouragement. Weird little site.

End Of Run

End Of Run

Use arrow keys or your mouse to move your square. Square counts up. You want to cover the target square with the same number.

It’s challenging!

It also has some delightful music.

And that’s that! All linked up.

Enjoy your Friday, and your weekend.

See you in seven days!

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June 12th, 2020

It is Friday!

And we’re halfway through June already.

I hope you are all safe and well.

It’s links time! Here we go.

Window Swap

Window Swap

“Open a new window somewhere in the world.”

Volunteers live stream the view outside their window. I like this.

Virus Cafe

Virus Cafe

“You are matched with a random partner

You are given a deep question to discuss

You have 2 minutes to discuss it!”

So basically: brief chatroulette for covid-19.

Note: it installs a browser extension. It only uses Audio and Video. If none of that not your jam, totally understood.

A Parade of Earthly Delights: Floating Bosch Parade Celebrates Painter Hieronymus Bosch in Spectacular Aquatic Event

A Parade of Earthly Delights: Floating Bosch Parade Celebrates Painter Hieronymus Bosch in Spectacular Aquatic Event

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Lots more on Instagram and YouTube.

Circular

Circular

Capture coins, avoid the bad guy. Simple. (Simple?)

Very addictive game which actually has delightful chiptune music.

Ta daaa! Friday. Links. Friday Links!!

Thanks for following along.

Happy weekend! (What’s that?)

See you next Friday.

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June 5th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Apologies, this week was busy. And not a good one. And so I only have three links. And so I’m sorry.

1910’s America In Color

1910's America In Color

Using a film process known as “Autochrome”, color photography was possible far earlier than you may think. It was just very complicated and expensive.

Something about very old photography that either is color or has been colorized using modern techniques really makes it feel like it’s right now.

Related tangent: Marina Amaral is at the forefront of this and I thought it was worth mentioning her work.

Map Crunch

Map Crunch

“Explore the world via Google Street View. MapCrunch teleports you to a random place in the world. Discover the vast array of imagery captured by Google in 50 countries, featuring spectacular scenery, magical moments and the utterly unexplainable”

I’ve posted a few of these over the years but this one has some truly unique destinations.

Since none of us can travel for real right now, this is okay.

Spend Bill Gates’ Money

Spend Bill Gates' Money

Only $90 billion left…

That is what I’ve got.

Happy Friday! I hope its a good one where you are.

Hang in there. Have a great weekend.

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