Apr. 6th, 2007

Your Friday Links for a loooong weekend (for most people anyway.)

Here we go!

» Miwa Koizumio: PET Project

Sent in by Courteney B. (Hi Courteney!)
This artist takes plastic water bottles and creates sculptures of underwater creatures. They’re quite beautiful.

» The Criterion Contraption

A blog which started in 1994 in which the author is reviewing every single release from the Criterion Collection. This is a pretty daunting task for any normal person. He’s “only” reviewed 67 of them so far.

» QuoteGarden

Look up pertinent quotes for any topic or holiday. Pretty good resource if you have to give a speech of any sort.

» Eggs! Of! Destruction!!

An easter-themed version of Battlefield or Worms World Party. “Fire” your chicken’s egg at your opponent, using careful angle and velocity settings. Funny! (And addictive.)

Happy Easter / Passover / chocolate egg season everyone. Have a great weekend.

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Mar. 30th, 2007

Friday Friday Friiiidaayyyeeeee!

Whuhoo! Here we go…

» JacksonPollock.org

Create your own avant-garde dripping paint canvas. It’s somewhat therapeutic. 🙂
Sent in by Laura F. (by way of William D.)

» Lumi Lena Snow Castle

In Finland! This is similar to the Quebec ice hotel. I know: it’s officially spring. But it’s still a cool looking place.

» BookScans

“Scanned Images of Vintage Paperback Books”. (Note: this is only the covers.)
At the moment they are highlighting the “classic” The Werewolf Of Paris. There are hundreds of book covers scanned in this site. Some crazy titles in there. 🙂

» Break-In 2

From Mine Games. Sure it looke gruzzy but it’s a tense little game (and the second part of this game.) Fans of Metal Gear Solid will probably be awesome at it, unlike me.

Bonus Link!

» In-flight photography by a commercial pilot

I know what you’re thinking: so who’s flying the plane?!?! 🙂 Some amazing photographs from a pro-photographer-pilot.
From the same site: The Glamour of Flight

Have a great weekend, Friday people!

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Mar. 23rd, 2007

Another Friday, another Friday Links Email!

Here goes…

» Naoto Hattori: Surrealist Art

Some… rather insane artwork on here. This Tokyo / New York artist has a really distinct style. Beautiful and disturbing. (Possibly NSFW)

» Noah’s Ark Search

[Self Explanatory]

» CBC 1993 report on something called “Internet”

Unintentionally funny. This might get taken down soon (since it’s owned by the CBC.)
This has been making the rounds, so apologies if you had already seen it. Still funny!

» Men Of Mortuaries

They have a calendar (at last!) Possibly the most oddly disturbing yet hilarious thing I’ve seen in a while.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Mar. 16th, 2007

I am back! And, therefore, so are the Friday Links. Yayyyy!

Here goes!

» Lost As A Computer Text Adventure

A bit old but no less funny. And, yes, extremely nerdy.
Note: If you haven’t seen the show there are some spoilers.

» Hostile Skies!

Fly a WWI plane and shoot down “the enemy”. You also get to go up against the Red Baron (if you’re good enough.)

» The World Ice Art Championships

Ice carvers compete for artistic excellence. Some pretty amazing sculptures in this site. It’s an annual event.

» The Ancient Iran Photo Gallery

Several photographer friends sent me this one. In light of recent political events, it’s easy to forget what a hub of culture this region has been for millenia. Some really beautiful work here.

Bonus Link!

» The Rare Book Room

A place where you history / rare publication nerds can view hi-res scans of texts such as the Guttenburg Bible, among dozens of other invaluable historical publications. Pretty interesting. (To me at least.)

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Mar. 2nd, 2007

Welcome to the weekend. Where I’m from: it’s been a bit of a journey to get here.

Here are your Friday Links.

Just a warning: I am on vacation next week (Jamaica!), so there will be no Friday links next week. I’ll make up for it the following week. Even the Friday Links guy needs a vacation…

» San Francisco Bread Review

A website devoted to reviewing bread. I love bread but… this is kind of over the top. Witness this review of a loaf of french bread bought at a Safeway location.

» Nanaca CRASH!

Insane insane insane. And addictive. 🙂

» The BBC’s Senses Challenge

Test your senses. You may be surprised at the results.
There are other tests on that site as well. Interesting! (to me)

» Ask Moses

Hey: Passover is just around the corner… This is a website where you can ask Rabbinical scholars questions on “topics ranging from simple questions about Jewish holidays to complex inquiries on personal issues.” Available 24/6 (harrrr)
[Note: I am not religious.]

Happy Friday, and have a great week.

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Feb. 23rd, 2007

Fridaayyyyyyyuh! Yes! [punches air]

» MyHeritage: Facial Recognition

Sent in by Damir and a really uncanny find. Upload a photo of your face. (Large enough, and facing forward enough.) They scan a database of celebrities to show you which ones you resemble. Mine is here. (Damir’s ishere.)
Insanely funny in most cases.

» Click Opera: Employee Of The Month

Speaking of photos… this blog listed a series of ridiculously hi-resolution employee photographs, inserting his own rather insane captions to describe their expressions. It’s kind of unsettling…

» Coltrane’s Giant Steps: Visualized

This takes a while to load (click on “Watch Movie”,) but is emminently worth it. I love Coltrane. The story behind this project is sort of interesting as well.

» Clocky!

Developed at MIT, Clocky is an alarm clock which, when you hit snooze, “will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide.” That’s an interesting way to start your day. 🙂

Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are.

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Feb. 16th, 2007

Friiiiiiidaaaaaay!

A little late, yes, but still ready to rock your Friday. Here goes.

» Much Better Than This

Awww? Yes: I am late for Valentines with this one. Still neat. Sent in by Bahar.
See also…. This guy appears to be an online installationist. Some neat / insane stuff in there.

» Age-O-Matic!

Find out how badly your job will age you… sort of. Not particularly realistic but a neat little gizmo. Sent in by Damir.

» Cheddarvision

Recommended by Sarah. Apparently (her words) the “highlight” is when they turn the massive block of cheese. What an odd site! 🙂 This has also been featured on numerous recent news reports.

» CG Sphere

A whooooole lotta digital artists submit their take on a cg-generated sphere.

Haaaaaaaaappy Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay!!

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Feb. 9th, 2007

Some Friday linkages to warm you up…

» Tangerine Panic

OMG! TANGERINES!!!
Dodge as many as possible. Sure: it sounds easy…

» OddCast Text To Speech Demos

Choose a language, choose a character voice (including accented voices.) Watch and listen. This must have taken a bit of time to create. Note: you can only use this a limited number of times. It’s pretty funny trying a french voice with english phrases.

» Vinyl Data: Videogames from an LP

In the late 70’s / early 80’s, numerous (predominantly British) vinyl releases featured a track at the end with data audio on it which resulted in a playable videogame for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. Nerrrrd alert! Pretty neat idea though.

» Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema

An incredibly thorough compendium of historical data on a film industry at a time when I wasn’t even aware that one existed. It even includes a listing of Victorian film projector styles.

Happy Friday!

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Feb. 2nd, 2007

First Friday in February! Whuhoo!

Happy Friday people. Here you go.

» Things My Boyfriend Says

A sample:
e: My hands hurt from doing the dishes.
me: You’re such a delicate flower.
e: How does it feel?
me: How does what feel?
e: Being punched in the face by a delicate flower?

Priceless!
[Note: possibly / probably nsfw]

» Gateway

Guide your robot through a series of mysterious and puzzling levels. This is somewhat similar to the PSP game “PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient”. Tricky, and addictive.
Sent in by DAM

» Steve’s Weird House

Possibly the most cluttered household in the world, never mind just Seattle. Some interesting stuff in here but… it takes a while to focus. 🙂

» Disney Studio: The Ropes

A booklet given to all new employees at Disney circa 1943. Apparently women weren’t allowed to… do anything…

Have a good weekend!

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