October 13th, 2017

Friday…

…the thirteenth! [orchestra!]

And time for your Friday Links!

Native-Land.ca

Native-Land.ca

“Native-Land.ca is a resource to help North Americans learn more about their local history.”

Note: this can take a little time to load, but it’s impressive.

First nations tribe information overlaid on a Google map of North America. Start with just territories.

You can include overlays for certain treaties, and first nation languages, or you can select just one and investigate its history, culture, languages, etc.

This has clearly taken some significant effort. Well done.

Eiko Mori: Toast Art

Eiko Mori: Toast Art

“Eiko Mori Food Coordinator / Cooker / iPhone 7 / Kobe / JAPAN”

These are just delightful! She’s currently on a Hallowe’en kick and it is amazing.

If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts

If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts

Funny / concise

Universal Paperclips

Universal Paperclips

Your role is to be an A.I. with simple controls that lets you figure out the market for manufacturing and selling paperclips.

It’s hard to explain but I found it extremely addictive. It’s not really a game. More like an economic simulation? I guess.

It’s interesting.

It’s surprisingly making the rounds.

And that’s what Iive got.

Happy Friday everybody!

See you in a week.

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October 6th, 2017

Happy Friday! I can’t believe it’s already here again.

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

And now: links!

The Nib: This Comic From 1990 Accidentally Predicted Trump’s Wall

The Nib: This Comic From 1990 Accidentally Predicted Trump’s Wall

Crazily prescient! Amazing. And on top of that, a pretty great piece of work. From a July 1990 issue of Heavy Metal Magazine.

2017 Fall Foliage Map

2017 Fall Foliage Map

For the continental US only. Hmph.

Great idea though!

I could only find an Ontario map for Canada. It’s pretty well done though.

JustPano: Where Is Waldo? 360-degree Version

JustPano: Where Is Waldo? 360-degree Version

Oof that hurts my eyes. But it’s a fun variation on the puzzle. 🙂

Super Mario Icy Tower

Super Mario Icy Tower

…winter is coming…

Surprisingly challenging. Also note: this was not created or endorsed by Nintendo (“Softendo”?!) so it may not last long.

Fun!

Bonus Link!

Things More Heavily Regulated Than Buying A Gun In The United States

Things More Heavily Regulated Than Buying A Gun In The United States

McSweeney’s strikes again. Written by Sarah Hutto

[self frikkin’ explanatory] Ugh!

And there we go. Allll Friday’d up!

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody!

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September 29th, 2017

There are only thirteen more Fridays left in 2017. Hard to believe!

But here we are – Friday!

And here are your Friday Links!

David Jablow

David Jablow

He claims to be a “Doodle Pad Defacer” and his work is friggin’ genius.

Sorta kinda nsfw, but wwwwow some brilliant work here.

Stolen Camera Finder

Stolen Camera Finder

“Use the serial number stored in your photos to search the web for other photos taken with the same camera”

An ingenious idea!

I would note that if you perform some kind of editing on the photos, that can remove the exif data this relies on.

But still! Look at the map. Crazy.

Branded in Memory

Branded in Memory

Logos, drawn from memory, by more than 150 people

Some interesting analysis here.

Ballz Online

Ballz Online

A challenging “brick breaker” clone with some interesting differences. The number on the brick indicates how many hits until it breaks. You can run out of hits before the level is done. Difficult but entertaining.

Bonus Link!

World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Arrives in Tokyo

World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Arrives in Tokyo

What a bizarre structure. Beautiful. Weird. I wonder what the acoustics are like.

These have been your Friday Links, for the last Friday in September 2017.

Have a great weekend!

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September 22nd, 2017

It is the first day of Autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet.

Welcome!

And also: time for some links!

80s.nyc

80s.nyc

If Google Street View existed in the 1980s, this.

Sort of.

A really interesting collection of stories and photos from that era.

Merriam-Webster: Time Traveler

Merriam-Webster: Time Traveler

“When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! Enter a date below to see the words first recorded on that year.”

1967 has “labelmate”, which I think is a fitting one for my birth year.

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image

The examples get across what this is doing, but you can also upload your own.

Note: only faces. 🙂 It can’t 3d render anything else. (Yet)

Candy Bubble

Candy Bubble

Really just “Bubble Bobble”, but for your browser, and with very pretty graphics.

Bonus Link!

Gallery Doppelgangers

https://www.boredpanda.com/museum-lookalikes-gallery-doppelgangers/?page_numb=1

A fun little gallery of people who discovered their nearly exact likeness in classic artworks. These are fantastic!

Have a Happy Friday, and see you next week!

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September 15th, 2017

It is now mid-September!

Mid! I kind of can’t believe it. This year is zipping by.

And: It is now links time.

Dance Tonight

Dance Tonight

A WebVR experiment from LCD Soundsystem and Google.

I had not sounded off previously about this, but the new LCD Soundsystem album – American Dream – is my favorite new musical release in quite some time.

(It’s also the band’s first #1.)

Christie’s Auctions – Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection

Christie's Auctions - Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection

A really wide-ranging auction of personal items of the classic American actor Audrey Hepburn.

A lot is super, super pricy, but there are some comparitively affordable items. I love that they include old-school Hollywood “Call cards.” (What time to be up, to be in the car, to be in makeup, on set, etc.)

Pictured: Annotated script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Estimate: 60,000 – 90,000 GBP. Ulp!)

Diana Rakasko: Pastry Art

Diana Rakasko: Pastry Art

Her work is so amazing. It’s also probably delicious.

Via: Colossal

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles

A straightforward jigsaw puzzle game, but with the added feature of using a randomly selected image from the Unsplash website.

Bonus Link!

Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment

Sort of making the rounds.

These are fascinating.

And there you are. Linked up!

Have a lovely mid-September weekend everybody.

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September 8th, 2017

Happy Friday!

It is link time 🙂

Nov. 4, 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in color

Nov. 4, 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun, in color

There have been a variety of examples of new colorization of vintage historic black and white photographs over the past few years.

This one was commissioned for an exhibit entitled “The Discovery of King Tut” at Premiere Exhibitions in NYC. The colorization was performed by “Dynamichrome“, aka Jordan J. Lloyd, who is releasing a hardcover book of some of his works.

These are gorgeous. You would never suspect they were taken in 1922.

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

Nerd alert: I have been wanting to know this information since I was ~11 years old. I continually question whether any alien intelligence will understand any of how to do this. It’s so… weird. And archaic by today’s standards. But I love that we as a species sent this out into the universe.

Windy.com

Windy.com

This is a great (and timely) web interface to examine current wind conditions around the world. It’s extremely fast, especially considering the vast amount of data it’s visualizing.

You can even do forecasts! Pretty great.

UnPuzzle

UnPuzzle

You drag squares and puzzle pieces apart to clear the board.

A fun little time-waster.

And that’s all I have this week.

Stay safe, everybody. See you next week.

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September 1st, 2017

Welcome to your Friday, and your links, and your Friday Links!

And where I live: it’s a long weekend! Huzzah!

Here we go…

The Polar Coaster – A Drink Coaster Drawing Machine

The Polar Coaster – A Drink Coaster Drawing Machine

“I designed this machine to draw custom, round drink coasters.”

The mechanical parts are 3d printed, and the electronic parts use arduino with some custom software.

A delightful little project! It is mesmerizing watching it work. I’d love one. (And: xmas is coming…)

Coin

Coin

[self explanatory]

Somewhat addictive.

Instagif Camera

Instagif Camera

“I built a camera that snaps a GIF and ejects a little cartridge so you can hold a moving photo in your hand! I’m calling it the ‘Instagif NextStep’.”

A pretty involved project, but also kind of neat.

Swarmation

A multiplayer pixel arrangement game. Every time I’ve been on there’s been only three of us. (This screen grab shows me and only one other player.) You have to make shapes within a certain amount of time to earn points.

Definitely challenging. Maybe a bunch of Friday Links members can fill this up. 🙂

Bonus Link!

This is How Canada Talks

This is How Canada Talks

An actually interesting statistical analysis of how Canadians refer to certain things.

A similar map was made a few years back for American names for similar things.

I find it interesting.

And so Happy Friday (eh?)!

Have a great (long?) weekend. (eh?)

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August 25th, 2017

If you can believe it: it’s Friday!

No joke. It really is. We did it guys!!!

So. Links!

Accidental Wes Anderson Sets in Real Life

Accidental Wes Anderson Sets in Real Life

[self explanatory!]

Beautiful!

Dani Ives | Fiber Artist

Dani Ives | Fiber Artist

Dani’s medium is felt and wool via needlepoint.

Her work is extremely lifelike! So good.

You can, of course, buy some. Her Instagram is also recommended.

Mr. Pip’s Double Cross

Mr. Pip's Double Cross

“The most beautiful dice game in the world.”

Sort of a bid-placing / odds-increasing dice game.

Created by Pip Tompkin Studio (check out their work.)

A great looking package. $34 for the game. Looks fun! (But also like it could be argument city, but still fun.)

Amateur Surgeon

Amateur Surgeon

Oddly enough, a puzzle game. 🙂

Not for the easily squeamish, but well made.

Bonus Link!

Bibo Bi-Hotell

Bibo Bi-Hotell

“BiBo is a Bi hotel for solitary biis. Today, solitary veins are difficult to find a natural place to winter and threaten to eradicate several species of bees. By hanging this product on the balcony or in the garden, several bees will find a sleeping place. Solitary bark is harmless to us humans because their bones are too weak to penetrate our skin. BiBo is made entirely of natural materials. The outside of the body is painted to protect the bones from getting wet. The front of the body is untreated and will over the years have a beautiful silver gray patina.”

Beautiful. Helpful. Save the beeeees! (“Biiiiiis!” ?)

Thanks for playing along at the Friday Links!

See you all again next week.

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August 18th, 2017

Given recent events: what a week! (I could have put that for every week I guess.)

But we made it to Friday.

So: here are some links!

[Lego] Building Guides: Technology

[Lego] Building Guides: Technology

“Feeling nostalgic? You’ll find building guides for my latest Lego® retro-tech models on this page. Just click the desired model to download the building guide as PDF.”

There are some incredible works here. Retro 1970s desk with a TRS-80 terminal? Check. Commodore 64? (or Vic-20?) Check.

All created using Lego. Crazy!

Mashable: 1970s Stock portraits

Mashable: 1970s Stock portraits

“For when you need a shot of “reclining businessman with shoes.”

Yikes!

Sent along by Alissa M.

MANIFESTO

MANIFESTO
“L’ARCHITECTURE DU MOYEN-ORIENT [1930-1990]”

(Architecture of the Middle-East) (i.e.: Before digital cameras. 🙂 )

A tumblr gallery with (unfortunately) no further details, but the imagery and the structures are just lovely.

MicropolisJS

MicropolisJS
An in-browser, JavaScript powered build of the original SimCity game!

I used to love this game (on a Mac II back in 1991.)

This is pretty similar. Really well done.

Bonus Link!

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s Hand Carved Oddities.

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s Hand Carved Oddities.

Sculptor and artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, from Chiba, Japan, hand carves miraculously surreal “glitch art” sculptures that are absolutely jaw-dropping. Really well done.

These have been your Friday Links!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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August 11th, 2017

Happy Friday everybody!

It is linkages time!

Superformula

Superformula

A pretty fun little math -> graphing… thing. It never shows you the formulas, it just changes the shape based on your modifications.

The only info provided is a link to the Wikipedia entry for superformula

, which you math nerds may also find interesting.

Brewdog: Make Beer Not Walls

Brewdog: Make Beer Not Walls

“BrewDog has today announced plans to open a new craft beer bar that ‘straddles’ the border between the USA and Mexico.”

Brewdog is a microbrewery with locations in the US, the UK and other select international cities.

They don’t much like the idea of “build a wall”. So they’re doing this instead.

Ten Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

See what the internet was doing on today’s date, ten years ago.

Especially this year, it’s a little jarring (and normal.)

Big

Big

The goal is to grab and move the red ball, and to avoid all the blue balls. Your red ball gets larger the longer you hold it.

It’s tricky.

Sent in by Jennifer R.

Bonus Link!

Project Subway NYC

Project Subway NYC

“Like most New Yorkers I am constantly amazed and annoyed by the city’s subway system, and Project Subway NYC is a product of this love-hate relationship. It is a collection of sketches, photographs, and architectural drawings.”

The isometric diagrams of the stations = gold! I’m ordering this poster of Lexington and 59th.

You are now llllinkkkkkked uppp!

🙂

Happy Friday everybody.

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