November 27th, 2020

Welcome back Friday people!

It’s the holidays! And it’s Friday. And by golly we’re going to get through this!

Are you with me?

Let’s go!

Just Give Me Positive Good News

Just Give Me Positive Good News

(Specifically about Covid-19)

e.g.: “Major milestone as zero active coronavirus cases achieved in Victoria (Australia)”

“Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost price”

A good idea!

Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio

Choose a format and listen to an already-in-progress show from the 1930s and 40s.

Especially if you’ve run out of Netflix during this pandemic, this is stuff you can put on in the background.

Cleanly designed. I like it.

Atlas Obscura: My Hunt for the Original McDonald’s French-Fry Recipe

Atlas Obscura: My Hunt for the Original McDonald’s French-Fry Recipe

An actually fascinating little read, plus a bit of corporate and culinary history.

Plus, you know: French Fries!

Road Fury

Road Fury

Controls are a little iffy. You have to keep your mouse within the tiny gameplay area. Shoot at cars to blow them up, then collect the cash that flies up.

Challenging!

And there we go. There it is. Awayyyy we go. Yup yup yup…

Have an excellent Friday, I hope your Thanksgiving (such as it was) was lovely. And have an amazing weekend!

The holidays (such as THEY are) are here!

Happy Friday!

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November 20th, 2020

Ok so happy Friday everybody.

Where I live, things are about to lock down even further, so we could all use some Friday distraction I think.

Here we go!

Forensic Architecture: The Beirut Port Explosion

Forensic Architecture: The Beirut Port Explosion

A really detailed, exhaustive investigative report and video about the massive port explosion that happened this past August in Beirut, Lebanon.

Fantastic work! Really engrossing and well done.

24h Sunrise/Sunset

24h Sunrise/Sunset

“24h Sunrise/Sunset” is an installation that displays a realtime sunset and sunrise somewhere happening in the world with the use of CCTV.

Created by Dries Depoorter whose manifesto states that he “creates artworks about surveillance, privacy, social media and machine learning. Dries is based in Ghent, Belgium.”

A beautifully executed project.

Cruise Mapper

Cruise Mapper

I know. 2020! Cruises?!?!

But there they are.

You can filter by cruise company, and see where they are, right now, in the Earth’s oceans.

Onion Or News?

Onion Or News?

“Is the following headline from the satyrical The Onion or a real news outlet? Try to guess!”

Harder than you might think (especially this year.)

Et voila! Les links du vendredi.

I hope your Friday is fantastic.

Stay safe. Stay warm. Stay sane.

See you next Friday everybody.

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November 13th, 2020

Happy Friday… the thirteenth! [orchestra!!]

I hope things are as well as they can be where you are. This year. It does not stop…

But now! To the links!

The Queen And The Crown

The Queen And The Crown

A pretty excellent virtual showroom of the costume design and art direction for The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit.

Created by Netflix. Quite well done.

Note: if you haven’t seen the shows, this site does feature some spoilers. I am a huge, huge fan of the Queen’s Gambit.

Short Trip – Alexander Perrin

Short Trip - Alexander Perrin

“Short Trip is the first instalment in a collection of interactive illustrations created for the web.”

More info here.

There’s a hint of Richard Scarry going on here and I am here for it.

Van Gogh Worldwide

Van Gogh Worldwide

“Van Gogh Worldwide is a free digital platform providing art-historical and technical data about the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890).”

Browse, virtually, the complete works of this seminal artist.

Tower Climb

Tower Climb

Click on the side with no spikes to continue climbing. Also: climb faster than tyhe rising water / fluid.

Quite challenging!

Bonus Link!

Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

“This Presidential Library is an attempt to provide the American and International communities a place to reflect on what the rise of White Nationalism has meant to our country and try to eradicate it from our political discourse.”

Featuring a “Covid Memorial”, a “Wall of Criminalty”, and an Alt-Right Auditorium.

It appears to be a genuine thing. It has open hours, etc.

Sent in by quite a few subscribers.

We have reached the end for this week.

Thanks for following along. I hope your weekend is most excellent.

Stay safe! See you next week.

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November 6th, 2020

Yaaaay it’s Friday!

And it’s November. And where I live, we’re experiencing bizarre high temperatures. (Not normal!)

But it’s Friday! And it makes me happy.

Links time!

Noises Online

Noises Online

It describes itself as “Premium Masking Sounds”. It’s a series of ambient loops of nature sounds like rain, ocean waves, birds, etc.

Click to play. Long-click to stop. You can turn all of them on if you want (!!!)

Kind of interesting.

Slinkachu

Slinkachu

“Slinkachu (b. 1979, Devon, UK) has been “abandoning” his miniature people on the streets of cities around the world since 2006. His work embodies elements of street art, sculpture, installation art and photography and has been exhibited in galleries and museums globally.”

This is extremely detailed work. Really well executed. Lovely.

The Great Plague of 1665 Through the Eyes of Samuel Pepys

The Great Plague of 1665 Through the Eyes of Samuel Pepys

“We ask ourselves: how did people feel then about the threat of the illness, since they did not know what caused it and had no cure? How did they cope, emotionally, with its impact? What role did government play in the control of the epidemic, if any?”

Sounds familiar, hey?

An interesting read.

Tok Tik Color Pick

Tok Tik Color Pick

As you watch different colors drip into a can of paint, try to predict what the final color will actually be.

It’s super challenging. A weird little game but I liked it.

Alright! Links! Friday!

Friday Links!

Have a great (abnormally warm?) weekend!

See you next Friday.

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