October 29th, 2021

Welcome to the last Friday in October 2021! That feels way too fast.

And Happy Hallowe’en!

It’s links time!

This Climate Does Not Exist

This Climate Does Not Exist

A site where you can pick out your actual house / building, and apply climate crisis events to it. It generates a photo that shows what a severe flood, fire, or other climate impact will look like.

It’s pretty realistic!

Scary. Important.

Atomic Camper Is The Crazy Cool RV Spaceship Of Your Dreams

Atomic Camper Is The Crazy Cool RV Spaceship Of Your Dreams

“It’s got everything you need for camping at Area 51, including a ray gun. Seriously, a ray gun.”

Weirdly this is not a vintage camper. This was created in 2012 by a man named Bill Guernsey, a copier serviceman from Anchorage, Alaska.

What a great little tiny home!

Louise Durham: Stained Glass Sculptures

Louise Durham: Stained Glass Sculptures

These are gorgeous! You can buy them. Each one is quite unique.

Stupid Zombies

Stupid Zombies

Try to kill all the zombies with as few shots as possible.

Your bullet keeps bouncing off of hard surfaces.

It’s challenging! And pretty fun.

Well there we go!

Happy Friday! Also the daylight saving change (fall back, for North America) occurs this Sunday, which feels way too early.

Have a great weekend and a lovely Hallowe’en!

See you next Friday!

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October 22nd, 2021

Hello and welcome to Friday.

Due to another crazy busy week, I sadly only have three links for you. As a Canadian, I apologize.

Here we go!

Liska Flower clay art

Liska Flower clay art

Her work is really interesting. Like a 3-d Van Gogh kind of visual style, using “air-dry clay”.

Beautiful work.

h/t: Kottke.

Julien’s Auctions: Property From The Collection Of Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark

Julien's Auctions: Property From The Collection Of Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark

Long a mainstay of mild horror film and TV, Elvira’s estate is up for auction.

The auction takes place on Hallowe’en, 2021.

Escape Or Die

Escape Or Die

Basically a virtual escape room where your character can die if they don’t figure it out in time.

I am not very good at this one, but perhaps you are better.

Well there we go. All Friday linked up!

Have a fantastic weekend everybody. See you next week.

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October 15th, 2021

Happy Friday!

I hope you’re all doing as well as you can be. We’re slowly seeing things get better. We can do this.

And now it’s also links time!

Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

“designer / baker in los angeles”

Discovered via an L.A. Times story about a cake designed from a Persian rug!

Extremely precise design work, in cake frosting!

Her work is incredible! And also looks delicious.

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

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Note: it goes well beyond one million. It’s an interesting graphical representation problem.

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

…Using Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning.

I’m a few weeks late to this but it is honestly fascinating.

It is purely speculative how close this could be to what was actually in Beethoven’s head at the time, but sytlistically it’s definitely on to something.

Related: OpenAI Jukebox (featured here previously.)

A Very Long Baguette

A Very Long Baguette

A customer has ordered a 16ft baguette. You and a partner (or you, performing as both players) must deliver it in one piece from the kitchen, which is several rooms away.

Suuuuper challenging. Probably much more fun with a friend. (Even more challenging for one player.)

Hey that was the Friday Links!

We’re halfway through October today, and there are only 15 more shopping days until Hallowe’en!!

Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!

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October 8th, 2021

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend!

I hope you are all doing well. It’s links time!

Pampshade Handcrafted Japanese Bread Lamps

Pampshade Handcrafted Japanese Bread Lamps

“Yes, that’s really a lamp, and yes, it’s really made out of bread—really!”

But at what cost???

Weird yet attractive.

1939 Delahaye Type 165

1939 Delahaye Type 165

I mean LOOK at this car!

Holy crap!

The writing covers a boatload of technical details for those who care but honestly it’s just such a beautiful, elegant design.

Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman

“Janet Echelman sculpts at the scale of buildings and city blocks. Echelman’s work defies categorization, as it intersects Sculpture, Architecture, Urban Design, Material Science, Structural & Aeronautical Engineering, and Computer Science.”

Ms Echelman creates large scale net sculptures in urban centers in Amsterdam.

These must look amazing in person.

Deer Simulator

Deer Simulator

It’s not very much but it sure does take a while to load.

A fun little time-waster.

Sent in by Tianna S.

And there we go! Allllll linked up for the (long?) weekend!

Happy Friday! See you next week.

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October 1st, 2021

Hello Friday people.

I unfortunately only have three links for you this week. I got busy.

I hope you are all well. Welcome to October!

Let’s go!

Two Worlds – David Doubilet

Two Worlds - David Doubilet

Some very striking photography of what happens above and below the water line in several distinct geographic locations around the world.

“The ocean covers more than seventy percent of our planet, and yet we rarely glimpse its depths – and especially its exquisite beauty as documented by legendary photographer David Doubilet. His work in and on water has set the standard for decades.”

This is also a forthcoming book by the photographer.

A Stroll Down Flatbush Avenue circa 1914

A Stroll Down Flatbush Avenue circa 1914

“While researching some mysterious manhole covers on a recent walk, I found the treasure trove that is the New York Historical Society’s ‘Subway construction photograph collection, 1900-1950’. After perusing the photos online, I noticed several that seemed to be aligned in an organized sequence.”

Created by Chris-to-Fear Whong.

Slide Box

Slide-Box

W,A,D to move, arrow keys to move boxes.

A clever, original platformer. Super fun.

And there we go!

Have a lovely Friday, and a fantastic Weekend.

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