Welcome to Friday!
Great to be here…
Okay: links time!
A vastly expanded Santa tracker from previous years. Sort of like an advent calendar for interactive xmas-related games and other things. But it also includes a kid-friendly code lab, so the little ones can get their feet wet with programming. That is a great idea.
Really well done.
This has been making the rounds but in the past week it was extremely flaky, so I held off. This is a portal into Archive.org’s “Wayback Machine” which emulates what old web browsers used to look like when browsing old websites. An exceedingly nerdy recreation, but well done (when it works.)
…specifically an 18th century wig. An odd choice but well done.
Sent along by Traci T.
Basically you guide a cube through a series of obstacles. It starts off simple but becomes pretty hectic pretty quickly.
Here’s a fun fact: You probably do know more than a few of these, but there are some interesting ones in here, like the Japanese tradition of reserving KFC orders 2 months in advance…
Finally, I strongly recommend Kottke’s Holiday Gift Guide, whose suggestions echo a lot of the same stuff I would have suggested, but from a source I like a lot.
Have a great weekend, Friday fans!