November 17th, 2017

We made it you guys! Friday! High fiiive.

Your reward: some links.

From Scraps

From Scraps

“I’ve been collecting scraps for a very long time. I turn them into very small objects that hold distinct memories.”

These are delightful.

Geode Generative Jigsaw Puzzles by Nervous System

Geode Generative Jigsaw Puzzles by Nervous System

Because Xmas is right around the corner.

These look both beautiful and exceedingly difficult.

Available for (expensive!) purchase here.

Tony Wu: Marine Life Photographer

Tony Wu: Marine Life Photographer

(Among other wildlife.)

These photos of humpback whales in Tonga are gorgeous.

He was nominated Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2017, winning in the “Behaviour: Mammals” category.

Prints are available for purchase.

Try. Die. Repeat.

Try. Die. Repeat.

You basically have to use the dead bodies of your previous attempts to complete sections of the levels.

Morbid but cool.

Bonus Link!

Make Trump Tweets Eight Again!!

Make Trump Tweets Eight Again!!

“We made a browser extension that converts Trump’s Tweets into their rightful state: a child’s scribble.”

Created by The Daily Show. I think this may actually be an essential browser extension in 2017. (And beyond?)

Sent along by Laura S.

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday everybody.

See you next week!

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November 10th, 2017

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s definitely Autumn weather.

Let’s look at some cool links…

Levon Biss

Levon Biss

Mr. Biss is a photographer who specializes in, among other topics, high resolution macro photography of arthropods. (Insects. Bugs. Creepycrawlies.)

His work is astonishingly vibrant.

He’s featured in a new book titled “Micro Sculpture” which is out now. Beautiful work.

Re:Scam

Re:Scam

“I’m an artificially intelligent email bot, made to reply to scam emails.”

Did you receive yet another (!) Nigerian scam message? Forward it to me@rescam.org and an A.I. will engage with the scammer for a lengthy back and forth that leads nowhere.

They feature some examples and claim it’s been somewhat effective.

Not a bad idea!

Andrew Waits: Boom City

Andrew Waits: Boom City

A selection of fireworks photographed in cross-section.

Kind of beautiful.

Pomg

Pomg

It’s Pong, but you play as the actual ball, trying to get into the goal of one of the paddles. You hit the spacebar as often as possible to change the angle the ball goes in. It is challenging! I loved it though.

Sent in by Erin W.

Bonus Link!

Enhancenet

Enhancenet

This is a dryly-written whitepaper on a method of de-pixelating and de-blurring images.

The results are pretty impressive!

And those have been your Friday Links!

Stay warm and dry out there!

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November 3rd, 2017

Welcome to November!

Unbelievable. Almost US Thanksgiving and then almost Xmas. So fast.

And now! The links!

NASA’s Carved Hallowe’en Pumpkins

NASA's Carved Hallowe'en Pumpkins

And we do mean “Carved”. Holy crap these are amazing.

Color by Klimbim

Color by Klimbim

Russian nobility portraits from the 1890s through the 1910s, colourized by “Klimbim”.

I’m loving the advances in custom photo colourization in the past several years. They look amazing.

Syrian artist and architect builds suitcase dioramas of homes refugees left behind

Syrian artist and architect builds suitcase dioramas of homes refugees left behind

“These are some of the harrowing scenes out of Syria, where conflict and civil war over the past six years have cost millions of people their homes, livelihoods, and, for many, their lives.”

In a suitcase, as a diorama.

These are (predictably) heartbreaking.

Infinity: To The Top

Infinity: To The Top

A relentless little arcade shooter. I suck at this, but you might not.

Sent in by Amanda C.

Bonus Link!

Anime Floppy Disks

Anime Floppy Disks

I know: “What’s a floppy disk?” 🙂

An odd little site. Note: sometimes also CD’s (I know: “What’s a CD?”)

Have a great Friday and a great Weekend everybody.

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October 27th, 2017

Today is Friday.

Today we also bid farewell to all the Fridays in October. Good job everybody!!

And now: linkages…es….

Where ‘La La Land’ was shot in L.A., scene by scene

Where ‘La La Land’ was shot in L.A., scene by scene

If you’re a fan of the film, and especially if you’re in L.A., this is pretty cool.

Sent in by Traci T.

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks And The Result Is Worth The Wait

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks And The Result Is Worth The Wait

Despite the long-winded click-bait-y title, this is a pretty great little find.

Similar, but yet different from the “Gallery Doppelgangers” from a couple weeks back.

Suggested by Scott D.

Should I Work For Free?

Should I Work For Free?

A helpful (?) flowchart. Way more options here than I was expecting.

The 100 Meter Scroll

The 100 Meter Scroll

Note: You need a mouse with a scroll wheel.

A little “exhausting” (in a first-world-problems kinda way.) 🙂

Bonus Link!

_estebandiacono

_estebandiacono

Mr. Diacono (from Buenos Aires) creates some pretty amazing 3D generated models and animations. His latex face-punch loop has been making the rounds, but his other works are definitely worth a look.

These have been your Friday Links, for Friday, October 27th, 2017.

Have a lovely Autumn weekend everybody. And Happy Hallowe’en!

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October 20th, 2017

Happy Friday everybody!

One more week to Hallowe’en! ooOOOOOoooo…

And now: some links.

Gastaloops

Gastaloops

“It started as a small project, just to try a set up in After Effects.

“But it grew and probably outgrown out of my best expectations.”

These are wonderful.

Noni Noni

Noni Noni

You draw things, and this interface identifies and renders it into an image.

It also does letters.

Pretty cool!

Conor Nickerson: Childhood

Conor Nickerson: Childhood

“Myself hanging out with myself, c. 1997-2005.”

Conor Nickerson photoshops his adult self into snapshots of himself as a child, sometimes wearing similar clothes.

This is really well done, and making the rounds.

Super Hot Pellet Muncher 2000

Super Hot Pellet Muncher 2000

A weird adaptation of Pac Man. Everything moves only when you move, and it moves a lot faster than the original. A little challenging to get good at, but definitely addictive.

Bonus Link!

Travel Scratcher

Travel Scratcher

A wall map which is covered by scratchable gold foil, so you can scratch off the countries you’ve visited.

An ingenious, if messy, idea.

An extra thing I wanted to include was this episode of the “Hurry Slowly” podcast on RadioPublic.com. It’s an interview with Jason Fried, the founder and CEO of Basecamp, and the discussion covers a lot of extremely important points related to how we work, how much we work, and how to balance our work with a health, content life. It’s one of the most interesting conversations I’ve heard on the subject. People who know me know I work a lot, and usually for very long hours. This is the kind of discussion that could save your life. I found it really insightful.

And there we go! All Friday Linked Up!

Have a great Friday, a great weekend, and see you in seven days.

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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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