Feb. 7th, 2014

There are seven more days until Valentines Day.

…Which is also a Friday!

Let’s begin…

» NYTimes: Is That a Luge in Times Square?

“Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s vision of new sporting venues across the boroughs fizzled, and New York lost its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. But what if the city had tried to get the Winter Olympics instead?”
Some great visual juxtapositions of winter Olympic courses within cityscapes of New York. Fantastic.

» Jauntful

A really innovative travel guide creator.
“Create a guide for friends vacationing where you used to live. Leave neighborhood tips for houseguests. Make sure your parents know where to go when they come to visit.”
Brilliant idea.
This is in a preview mode at the moment but I think it’s worth a look.

» Gigapixel ArtZoom

“Gigapixel ArtZoom is an interactive multi-billion-pixel panoramic image celebrating arts in Seattle.”
This is making the rounds but definitely impressive. Its creators have placed several easter eggs for you to explore and discover.
There is also a YouTube video about how this was all created. (Part 2 is available here.)

» Box Crash Course

This may be the most frustrating game ever made.
Yet I can’t stop playing it.
Sent in by Carla H.

Bonus Link!

» Breaking Madden: The Super Bowl, in which the machine bleeds to death

“For this, the season finale of Breaking Madden, there will be bitter cold and heavy snowfall. There will also be, Lord willing, the most one-sided result in the history of sports.”
In an attempt to test the limits of Madden 25 on an Xbox, Jon Bois modifies a bunch of settings to make the game woefully one-sided. Hilarity ensues.
If you’re a football fan, but especially a console game player of NFL football, I think you will be entertained.

Happy Friday everybody.