July 30th, 2021

Welcome to the final Friday of July 2021.

I can’t believe that’s already here. So fast.

I hope you’re all doing well, or as well as you can be.

It’s links time!

New Yorker: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century

New Yorker: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century

“Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town, whose fortunes boomed and then busted along with the region’s copper mines.”

Wwwwwow. There have been so many of these photographic discoveries over the past decade. Super interesting (to me at least.)

h/t: Kottke. Great find!

Meat Purses And More By Rommydebommy

Meat Purses And More By Rommydebommy

Get ready to gross people out on public transit. 🙂

These are amazing.

Find The Farthest City On Earth From Anywhere Else.

Find The Farthest City On Earth From Anywhere Else.

“Have you ever wondered what cities are furthest away? What Country really is on the opposite side of the world to you? Use Furthest City to search any world city with a population of over 100k.”

For me (Toronto, ON, Canada) it’s Perth, Australia.

Who is the Boss?

Who is the Boss?

A super addictive infinite shooter.

Suddenly it’s 1988 again!

And there we go! Liiiiinks! On a Friday!

Happy Friday, and have a lovely weekend.

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July 23rd, 2021

Well hellooooo Frrrriday!

As of today I an fully covid-19 vaccinated and immune-system adapted. I’m excited!

I hope you are all doing well.

It’s links time!

The Alternative Limb Project – Imaginative and bespoke prosthetics

The Alternative Limb Project - Imaginative and bespoke prosthetics

“Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, Sophie’s creations explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity.”

What a unique project. Prosthetic limbs that look futuristic, artistic, austere, whimsical.

I love it!

Sent in by Jennifer R.

The Print Shop

The Print Shop

An online version of this super popular mid-80’s software for creating and printing custom greeting cards, posters, banners, etc.

I used this in my high school. This actually works (and is just as slow as the orignal.)

This is making the rounds. I wonder if we’ll actually see some old-school banners in people’s homes, etc.

h/t Miss Cellenia (among many, many others)

Chromeography

Chromeography

“7. chromeography
“Fading one image into another and making those colors dance!”

Well all righty then!

A pretty cool artwork-examining interface for sure.

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Sort of likie a tiny, minimalist version of Tempest.

I found it pretty addictive.

Hey look at that: We did it!

Happy Friday. Happy Weekend!

Stay safe and we’ll see you all next week!

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July 16th, 2021

Happy Friday!

And welcome to late-July. I can’t believe how fast this year feels.

I hope you’re all doing well, and safe, and health, and as happy as can be.

And now… the links.

Shopping guide: The ultimate directory of home furnishings in virtual Apple keynotes

Shopping guide: The ultimate directory of home furnishings in virtual Apple keynotes

“Behind every great virtual Apple keynote is an equally impressive collection of modern furniture and tasteful objects from top designers across the globe. Poring through all six online-only Apple events, I’ve cataloged more than 100 chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, books, and accessories that fill the sets.”

Michael Steeber from 9to5mac created these rooms. Really beautifully done.

Paint By Number Generator

Paint By Number Generator

Exactly what it says. Wow.

I haven’t tried this, but a few subscribers have and it’s kept them going through the pandemic.

What an original idea.

Kai Group: Paper Razor

Kai Group: Paper Razor

“It is different from the plastic razors that have been the mainstream until now.

“The world’s first ‘Paper Razor™’ made of paper and metal.”

Some fairly straightforward paper folding is involved.

A great idea! I haven’t tried it yet but I want to.

Hatchet Toss

Hatchet Toss

It’s the QWOP of hatchet videogames.

Pictured: my only bullseye. It took forever.

I nearly chopped my own foot off several times. Realistic!

Ta daaaa! We did it!

Happy Friday everybody. See you again next week.

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July 9th, 2021

Heyyy Friday!

I took today off as a vacation day, AND I just got my second covid vaccine dose. Yay!

So before I start to feel any side effects, it is links time. Here goes.

Open Puppies

Open Puppies

Random puppies. Hit the space bar for the next one.

Infinitely addictive.

Lightyear.fm

Lightyear.fm

What year’s music would you hear if you could decode radio frequencies while hurtling away from Earth?

Super selective, and I sense a UK resident may have made this. Still cool.

HowTo: Running the 1G Analog Phone from 1997

HowTo: Running the 1G Analog Phone from 1997

“Analog mobile phones were popular in the 90s and the last operators ended their service only in 2007. Is it possible to run this phone now?”

This takes quite a bit of effort but he does make it work. Super interesting.

My first phone was a Nokia. It got pretty warm.

There Is No Game

There Is No Game

A whimsical little time waster.

When you figure the little tricks out it’s pretty fun.

It takes time.

There we go.

Happy Friday! And Happy July!!

Have a lovely weekend, and see you next Friday!!

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July 2nd, 2021

Hooray for Friday!

I hope you’re all keeping well and safe (and definitely cool!)

Crazy year, 2021 is. Phew.

It is links time!!

Sally Kent: Pod Series

Sally Kent: Pod Series

Custom made porcelain “pods” contain sculptures of seeds and seed pods.

Beautiful work. Her other work is pretty wonderful as well.

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

“To avoid execution, he had to prove he committed forgery– not treason.”

A pretty fascinating read! I find art forgers and counterfeiters super interesting. It’s such a specific skill.

McSweeny’s: FAQ: Canada

McSweeny's: FAQ: Canada

Since yesterday was Canada Day / Indigenous Child Memorial Day.

“Q; What is Canada’s motto? A: E Pluribus Denim”

Idle Arkanoid

McSweeny's: FAQ: Canada

Arkanoid but instead of frantically trying to catch the ball, you simply buy and add add-ons, etc.

Sort of like a “Pro Manager Arkanoid” kind of idea.

All done! Alllll linked up!

Happy Friday!

See you next week everybody.

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