May 27th, 2022

Hooray for Friday!

And where I live it’s finally warming up. (Despite some quite insane weather last weekend.)

It’s links time!!

Persepolis Reimagined

Persepolis Reimagined

“Twenty five hundred years ago, in what is now southern Iran, stood and ancient city of awe-inspiring beauty. Built by powerful kings, it served as the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid, Persia – the largest empire of its time. Today we know is as Persepolis.”

An incredible virtual recreation of this iconic city from the Getty Center. Well done.

Outhorse your email

Outhorse your email

“Disconnect from work and let the horses of Iceland reply to your emails while you are on vacation. (Seriously)”

This hilarious idea took many months of training to realize. (My favourite statement: “Did we really teach the horses of Iceland to type on a giant keyboard? Yes, we did.”)

Unreal. A funny, kind of amazing concept. Also sort of making the rounds.

The Secret History of the Lost Champagne Cellars Under the Brooklyn Bridge

The Secret History of the Lost Champagne Cellars Under the Brooklyn Bridge

“Washington Roebling hatched a deal with the owner of a small Brooklyn wine shop, Rackey’s Wine Company, which made use of the vaults in the base of the Brooklyn Bridge (near Front Street, under the ramps leading up to the anchorages) as a cellar to store his inventory”

Note: This is a real story. Not the Onion.

Robrik

Robrik

A seemingly straightforward platformer but… oddly quite challenging.

Addictive!

Sent along by Jennifer R.

Well there we are. Alllll linked up on a Friday! At the end of May!

Have a lovely weekend. See you next Friday!

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May 20th, 2022

It’s Friday everybody!

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

And now it’s also Links time!

LeoLabs

LeoLabs

A visualization of all of the known / identified / unclassified objects in low-earth-orbit (LEO)

It is fascinating watching them all zoom by your city up close.

Lays Around The World

Lays Around The World

A site documenting the extremely wide array of different flavours of Lays potato chips in different countries around the world.

Thailand: yes!

Symphony In Acid

Symphony In Acid

A web… presentation… art… thing, from Max Cooper.

Rendered in your browser completely using html, css, and javascript.

It must have taken a while to create this.

It may not look like much from the screenshot but this thing is extremely dynamic. Really interesting work. (Also I love Max Cooper’s musical works.)

1996 “me” would be having a heart attack at the notion of programming this…

Cue Billiard Club

Cue Billiard Club

Some pretty specific mouse+keyboard controls to put spin / english on the ball, but it’s a fairly decent simulation.

Note that the cue is like a sort of slingshot. Pull and then release.

We did it! Links! On a Friday! Whuhoooo!

Have an excellent (long?) weekend everybody.

See you next Friday.

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May 13th, 2022

Welcome to Friday… the thirteenth!! [orchestra!!]

Sadly I only have three links for you. I ran out of time.

Here we go!

what if apple had developed a pocket macintosh back in the day?

what if apple had developed a pocket macintosh back in the day?

“For those who are wondering what a marriage of the first Mac computer and a Game Boy pocket would look like, designer Rex Sowards has the answer. With the ‘Macintosh pocket’, the designer seeks to enliven an Apple product comparable to the beloved iPhone of today that could match back at the time.”

This is an actual prototype developed by Rex Sowards.

It would likely have been completely unaffordable. And probably quite hot. But it sure looks cool!

Logle

Logle

The “Wordle” knock-offs just keep coming… 😊

Can you guess a corporate logo in fewer than 9 tries?

Sometimes quite challenging. Sent in by Ashy T.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Kick ‘n’ Run

Cristiano Ronaldo: Kick 'n' Run

Basically Railway Runner, but for some reason featuring football mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Still fun!

Well there we are. All linked up on a Friday (the thirteenth.)

Have an amazing, hopefully warm, weekend.

See you next week!

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May 6th, 2022

Welcome back to Friday!

And welcome to May of 2022. We made it!

And it’s links time…

Bartosz Ciechanowski: Mechanical Watch

Bartosz Ciechanowski: Mechanical Watch

“Over the course of this article I’ll explain the workings of the mechanism seen in the demonstration below. You can drag the device around to change your viewing angle, and you can use the slider to peek at what’s going on inside.”

This is delightful!

Over the pandemic I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos of people restoring things, and one of those things has been vintage, broken mechanical watches. These devices are still very impressive.

h/t/: kottke (again),

but also making the rounds. (Worth it.)

Antonin Personnaz’s Autochrome Dreams Of Early 20th Century France

Antonin Personnaz’s Autochrome Dreams Of Early 20th Century France

“Autochrome” = the earliest colour photography process. These are from 1907 to 1914. Not a lot of saturation, but some pretty amazing composition. Beautiful.

COVID 19 Tattoos: The Best Coronavirus Tattoos

COVID 19 Tattoos: The Best Coronavirus Tattoos

“The Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic is a serious time. And, in serious times we all need a little break. That is why we are trying to lift your sprits with a bit of fun.

“And what can be more fun than tattoo lists?”

Gary The World Eater

Gary The World Eater

Click and move the character to move. It continuously drops TNT, so avoid blowing yourself up.

Challenging!

Huzzah! We have now been Friday Linked!

Happy Friday! And have a fantastic weekend!

See you next week.

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