December 18th, 2015

Welcome back, Friday! And welcome to the last Friday before the Winter Solstice.

Where I live it is unseasonably warm so I feel a bit conflicted about that.

But anyway we have these websites to look at…

Flowing Data: A Day In The Life Of Americans

Flowing Data: A Day In The Life Of Americans

“This is a simulation of 1,000 people’s average day. It’s based on 2014 data from the American Time Use Survey

This is a great visualization of the breakdown of an average day in the life of a typical American citizen. Must have definitely taken some effort to create all of this.

Got Rhythm

“Can you keep the rhythm when the beat drops out?”

Addictive. Love it.

Madeon’s Adventure Machine

This is a great little web installation that lets the user create remixes based on tracks from the new album Adventure from the musical artist Madeon, a.k.a. Hugo Pierre Leclercq. I think it’s really wonderfully done.

Christmas Cat

A cute little xmas-themed puzzle game. Good for the little ones!

Bonus Link!

Apollo 17

A site that replays the media from the launch, orbit, landing and return of Apollo 17 in real time as it happened 43 years ago. You can start from the very beginning or jump into whatever day they’re currently on.

And here are some reads!

Some good reads this week, and I’m choosing from those that don’t have anything to do with guns or gun ownership or gun violence.

Kernel Mag: The world before ‘Star Wars’

It’s challenging to remember a time before the existence of Star Wars. This article breaks down the status of most of the sci-fi and fantasy movies that existed from 1976 to 1977, before George Lucas effectively reset the whole movie-making industry. It’s an interesting read.

Happy almost-holidays everybody!

And Happy Friday of course.

See you in 7 sleeps!