January 22nd, 2021

Happy Friday everybody!

This week feels different somehow. I wonder why? We’ll probably never know.

And now! Your Friday Links!

Find Satoshi

Find Satoshi

“A Six Degrees of Separation puzzle. Is it possible to locate a man given only his photograph and first name?”

The independent sleuthing in this story is really something else.

h/t kottke (again)

Olafur Eliasson: Atmospheric Wave Wall

Olafur Eliasson: Atmospheric Wave Wall

This work “creates a dynamic experience activated by the motion of passersby; by the motion of the earth in ration to the sun as light moves across it; and by changes in the season and weather”.

It’s installed in Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower.)

Put Bernie Anywhere!

Put Bernie Anywhere!

Enter a street address, and this web app will put the Bernie Sanders sitting meme in that location.

Actually kind of amazing.

Powerline.io

Powerline.io

A multiplayer Tron-like racing game. Don’t cross the streams!!

Feels easy for a while, then suddenly incredibly challenging.

And there we go!! Links! On a Friday!

Friday Links!

I hope you are all well, and safe, and healthy, and calm.

Happy Friday!

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January 15th, 2021

Happy Friday!

Looks like we made it!

And it’s now mid-January. That feels fast to me.

I hope you are all doing as well as possible. This is already quite a year. Yikes.

Let’s begin!

Quant Fund Or Metal Band

Quant Fund Or Metal Band

Suuuper challenging. I averaged about 50/50.

Checkboxes

Checkboxes

Simple: check the box.

Oh look: more checkboxes!

Repeat. Forever.

Paul Cocksedge Studio: Please Be Seated

Paul Cocksedge Studio: Please Be Seated

“Please Be Seated was a landmark commission for London Design Festival and British Land, located in the busy thoroughfare of Finsbury Avenue Square. It was designed as a rippling wave of wood that rises up to form arches for people to walk through, and curves under to create spaces for people to sit, lie, and relax.”

Looks fantastic. Remember sitting in groups?

Just Pong

Just Pong

Well: yes, but you can earn upgrades.

Starts off slow. Gets interesting after that.

And that’s that! Friday Links! On a Friday! In January! In 2021!

Stay safe everybody. Happy Friday!

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January 8th, 2021

Well hello there, Friday!

I mean: what a week! Yikes!

I hope you’re all as safe as you can possibly be. It’s the thirteenth month of 2020. We’re going to get through this.

Links time!!

Microsimulation of Traffic Flow: Onramp

Microsimulation of Traffic Flow: Onramp

Kind of interesting. You can control numerous paramters of the simulation: how many lanes, max. speed, what kind of road, etc.

It is kind of weird what causes backups. Several factors can cause them.

User Design

User Design

A gorgeous website discussing Soviet industrial design. Great user interface, great writing, really well done.

A See-Through Steel Church By Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

A See-Through Steel Church By Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

The architect’s website doesn’t provide any further info. What a great looking structure!

2020 Game

2020 Game

Avoid wildfires, the coronavirus, collect toilet paper at the grocery store, etc.

This! Game! Has! Everything!

And there we go! Friday! 2021! We did it you guyyyyys!

See you in seven days. Definitely stay safe. What a week.

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January 1st, 2021

If you’re reading this, two things have happened.

1: It’s Friday!

2: It’s 2021!!!!!

We did it!! We made it out the other side of a terrible, terrible goddamn year!

Welcome to the First Friday of 2021! Happy New Year!

As there are every year there are big lists of lists of lists of the best “something something” of the year. Here are a few of my favorites that will keep you occupied and probably shopping for many hours.

Barack Obama!

Miss Cellania.

A really diverse and comprehensive list of lists from Larry Ferlazzo.

And of course: Year End Lists.

Happy New Year!

And Happy Friday!

Let’s get going…

Flight Patterns

Flight Patterns

“The hub of logistics creates a dance of take-offs and landings as the aviation industry delivers people and goods around the world.”

Even though right now there aren’t that many flights going on, this is a beautifully realized site.

Bongo.cat

Bongo.cat

Play bongos! As a cat! Or cowbell! Or bad piano!

What a goofy little site!

Gravity Points

Gravity Points

Created by Akimitsu Hamamuro. Kind of mesmerizing.

Color Tiles

Color Tiles

“Click on a blank space.

“If the color matches the nearest neighboring tiles,vertically or horizontally,

“from the clicked space, you get the matching tiles.”

Note that you can only make four mistakes and the game ends.

Challenging!

Well there we go! 2021 already off to an okay, fun little start.

I hope you are all well, and warm, and safe, and dry, and not stressing out too much.

We got through 2020! That is definitely a huge accomplishment!

Let’s struggle through.

I’ll hopefully see you next Friday.

Thanks for following along from home.

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