October 18th, 2019

Yup. It’s Friday!

Where I live it’s getting seasonably colder. That was fast.

Here we go!!

TokyoBuild

TokyoBuild

“There’s a certain allure to Tokyo’s storefronts – the colors, the textures, the urban decay – that have inspired many artists and designers. For Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin (yes, he was indeed named after the boy in Winnie the Pooh) that inspiration came when he had the opportunity to visit Tokyo for the first time last year. Upon returning, he began a side-project called TokyoBuild.”

A series of mini dioramas of decaying storefronts found throughout Tokyo.

These are quite detailed. I love it.

Yes there is an Instagram account.

Bored Panda: 30 Worst Advertising Slogans And Taglines

Bored Panda: 30 Worst Advertising Slogans And Taglines

Definitely what it says it is. How did any of these get approved?

Let’s Read Yahoo! Internet Life, February 2001!

Let’s Read Yahoo! Internet Life, February 2001!

Holy crap. So much going on in this article. Monica Lewinski as a net entrepreneur. k.d. lang promoting the Rio MP3 player. Radiohead webrings. (Webrings?)

It’s only 18 years ago. So much of that is just… gone.

Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?

Can You Draw a Perfect Circle?

My best score after numerous tries was 93.2%. It’s quite sensitive.

It’s challenging! Mercilessly addictive.

These have been your Friday Links for October 19th, 2019.

Have an incredible (and hopefully warm) weekend everybody.

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October 11th, 2019

Fridaaaaaay!

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

I have some links. Are you ready? Here we go.

Photos of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

Photos of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

From the Atlantic. Very large image scans from this historic fair.

So crazy.

Gnossiennes No. 1 (infinity)

Gnossiennes No. 1 (infinity)

Originally by Erik Satie. Using generative code (which they also provide for free,) it generates the music forever.

Someone should do that for Eno’s “Music for Airports

What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World

What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World

“…Knolling is a type of flat-lay photography, where different objects are arranged at 90-degree angles from each other, then photographed from above. The look is symmetrical and pleasing to the eye and allows people to see a variety of objects in a single picture; perfect for demonstrating equipment or an inventory, for example.”

Puzzle Platformer Square

Puzzle Platformer Square

A fun, simple little game.

The gravity reverses – as well as the direction controls – resulting in some brain-twisting controller functions.

I really enjoyed this!

And so this concludes our Friday Links for October 11th.

Have a great (long?) weekend!

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October 4th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And welcome to spooky October. Spooooky

Let’s go!

Maurizio Savini: Bubblegum sculptures

Maurizio Savini: Bubblegum sculptures

“Are you thinking, “Hold on – is this BUBBLEGUM?!”… yes, yes it is. These sculptures – from high heels to crocs {the animal, not the shoe} – are the work of Italian artist Maurizio Savini.”

Very detailed.

McSweeney’s: J.D. Salinger’s Spiderman

McSweeney's: J.D. Salinger's Spiderman

Expertly written. Loved it.

How many US cities can you name?

How many US cities can you name?

You keep guessing, and it keeps including statistics. Sadly no timer. (That would be neat. How many can you name in 5 minutes?) The screenshot above is mine at the 4 minute mark. Do your worst!

Spooky-land

Spooky-land

A really fun motorcycle race-and-jump game.

The physics are super fun. Surprisingly challenging!

And there we go. Links: Done!

Have a happy Friday and a lovely weekend.

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September 27th, 2019

Howwwww is it already the last Friday in September? So crazy.

Welcome! To your Friday Links!

Let’s get started…

Design With AI

Design With AI

“AI Driven Logos for your Brand”

They’re pretty pedestrian but once in a while they have some interesting output.

It’s still a work in progress, and it costs money to customizer them, but this is interesting.

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

“What is your ex-wife’s newest last name?”

Electrio

Electrio

“Connect all the electrons in a single chain. Lines must not overlap each other.”

It gets pretty challenging pretty quickly. I like it!

Sent in by Brigit A.

And that’s that! Poof! Done! Links! Friday! Done!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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September 20th, 2019

If you can believe it, it’s Friday!

Here we go!

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

“Sideman James Jamerson, Paul McCartney’s musical hero and a co-author of the Motown sound, is a great illustration of the bass’ importance in pop and R&B history.”

This type of visualization is pretty mesmerizing and educational to watch.

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

Three dimensional dioramas in a space the size of a wristwatch.

Really beautifully done.

Rotary Signal Emitter

Rotary Signal Emitter

“Artwork by Reuben Sutherland for Audiovisual duo Sculpture”

A good little tumblr featuring several custom Zeotropes and other artworks.

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

“A platformer without falling.”

It’s challenging in totally different ways. I like it!

This concludes our weekly link dump.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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September 13th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Friday… THE THIRTEENTH!!

And it’s the second-last Friday in Summer 2019. Wah.

But it’s Friday! And we’re going to get through this!

Let’s go!

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Note: definitely use headphones.

Turns out my hearing is better than I thought! (And I had chronic intermittent hearing loss for the past several years.)

It goes a little fast but it’s a good little tool. And it’s free!

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Specifically his exhibit “SÓLIDOS DEFORMES” project is quite something. They look like rock erosion but they’re made from huge books. Difficult to describe. Really well done.

A Library For Bartenders

A Library For Bartenders

“For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.”

Now you can learn to make a “Punch Royal” the way George Washington would have wanted it.

Crack The Balls

Crack The Balls

Carefully position where you will drop your missile, and it bounces and smashes a series of balls on the way down.

A little addictive. Not bad.

Well there ya go! All Friday’d up in here.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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September 6th, 2019

Welcome back!

Second last Friday of Summer 2019. (Or for you southern-hemis: Winter 2019.)

So fast.

At least we have these links to get us through it! Let’s go!

GoodAfterNine: Rings

GoodAfterNine: Rings

Beautifully rendered rings with animal faces, most notably birds.

Really lovely.

R2bEEaton’s Phonetic Reverser

R2bEEaton's Phonetic Reverser

“When we say “phonetic reverser” we mean that rather than simply reversing the order of letters, we show you exactly how to pronounce something backwards.”

What an odd, but entertaining tool.

There’s also a YouTube video describing the development process of this… thing. Interesting!

Nailing jelly to a wall: is it possible?

Nailing jelly to a wall: is it possible?

“In this experiment I attempt to establish, one way or the other, the validity of the old proverb.”

This is quite old, but I find it fascinating.

Incremental Memory

Incremental Memory

A fast-paced memory game. You are shown a series of boxes for a brief amount of time and must correctly select their location.

It ramps up pretty quickly.

Extremely challenging!

And that is that! Done! Kaput!

Have a great Friday everybody! Thanks for reading along at home / work / wherever.

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August 30th, 2019

It’s Friday!

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

And it’s sunny! And warm!

And Friday!

OK let’s go…

AnalyzeWords

AnalyzeWords

“AnalyzeWords helps reveal your personality by looking at how you use words. It is based on good scientific research connecting word use to who people are.”

Specifically your Twitter words.

Star Trek Motion Stabilized

Star Trek Motion Stabilized

“When the USS Enterprise was hit with an enemy attack, it would rock the entire starship, throwing crew members over equipment and to the floor. Most people know the effect on the old Star Trek television series didn’t have the budget to put the set on a shaker, and the old school movie magic effect was created simply by shaking the camera and have the actors throw themselves around the set as if the room was in sudden movement.”

I mean it’s funny, but also (to me) shows the physicality that the performances required to sell the whole thing.

It may be cheesy, but it works.

Mapgen4

Mapgen4

“Paint mountains, valleys, and oceans on the map! It will simulate evaporation, wind, and rainfall to determine biomes and rivers.”

Sort of rudimentary output but still pretty fun. And it runs in your browser!

Pocket Pilot

Pocket Pilot

A fun, early-80s style shooter.

I like it!

That’s what I’ve got for you.

Have a great (long?) weekend.

See you next Friiiiiiday!

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August 23rd, 2019

It is Friday at last.

And only one more left in August already. How did that happen?

Are you ready?

Okay!

Kirsty Elson

Kirsty Elson

“Unique driftwood sculptures, created in Cornwall”

Delightful tiny dioramas made of items found by the seashore.

Sent in by Julia M.

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

“It’s really a remarkable discovery,” says Drew Wilburn of Oberlin College, a specialist in the ancient Roman practice of magic. “Finding magic and evidence of the practice of rituals like this, it’s pretty uncommon.”

From Atlas Obscura of course.

Caution: graphic desriptions of earthquake death.

Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music

Can’t tell your breakbeat from your tech house? Now you can.

Works a lot like Google Maps, but for electronic music.

Zoom in to a particular genre and click on a segment. An example track will play.

Exhaustive and well made.

One Tap Quest

One Tap Quest

Carefully time your click, and hope your little dude makes it across the playing field.

The tension can be quite something.

And there we go!

Enjoy you nearly-last August Friday.

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August 16th, 2019

I’m so glad it’s Friday!

And there are these links to share!

Let’s go.

Dan Marker-Moore: Eclipse

Dan Marker-Moore: Eclipse

This is the total solar eclipse on July 2nd, 2019 near Santiago, Chile.

Mr. Marker-Moore is a photographer and cinematographer based out of Los Angeles.

Prints are of course available.

There’s also a link to how he achieved these shots.

So good.

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

This is an important series of essays which discuss the historical “long tail” of racism in American society, politics, policy, etc.. Really well presented also.

Sent in by several subscribers. Thank you.

McSweeney’s: Critically Acclaimed Horror Film of the 2010s or Your Ph.D. Program?

McSweeney's: Critically Acclaimed Horror Film of the 2010s or Your Ph.D. Program?

Expertly written by Erica Vause.

VoxelBot

VoxelBot

Think “Q-Bert”, but in a more pastel palette.

And that is that, y’all. (“Y’all”?!)

See you next week!

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