June 18th, 2021

Well hello at last.

I somehow forgot to send out today’s links, so I’m sending them now. Shout out to the Pacific coast of North America.

Sadly: only three links this week. It was a super busy week for me. They’re still good.

Let’s gooooo!!!

Ming Lu

Ming Lu

“As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomena, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep-rooted.”

She makes a roast chicken out of traditional Chinese porcelain.

Some pretty great work here.

Readify.Me

Readify.Me

“readify.me provides a safe, easy, open-source solution that allows you to read articles in peace – all without the need to download any software, create an account or even store any cookies!”

The fact that this site needs to exist is really sort of sad.

I find embedded videos needlessly distracting and annoying. As a result I often copy all the text and just paste it in a text editor to read the article. Super annoying.

Note that not all sites work well with it, but it helps.

Rocketpult

Rocketpult

An EXTREMELY challenging but (in my opinion) super fun game.

And there we go! Fridayyyyyy!

Happy Friday, and happy Spring (in the northern hemisphere.)

See you next Friday everybody!

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June 11th, 2021

Oh heyyyy. Welcome to Friday!

And where I live it finally really feels like June. Ahhhhhh.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and feeling positive.

It’s links time!!

Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

Flashbak’s Sheldon D. does an extended “then vs. now” on jet-setty 1960s tourist destinations and their current run-down, dilapidated state.

Depressing, but also quite well done.

Forekast

Forekast

“Forekast is the calendar of the internet — a collection of the most epic events ever experienced by mankind.”

Wellll “most epic” is pushing it.

UK Game show “The Cube” is coming back!!

Yesterday was “National Rosé Day”!

Fun. 😊

Draw all roads in any city at once

Draw all roads in any city at once

Pictured: My neighborhood.

It reads in map coordinates and known map data about rods / streets / avenues, and then represents that as a line drawing.

It’s pretty freakin’ fast too!

Jumphase

Jumphase

A platformer where nearly everything can be a landing surface. It’s a bit of a brain-breaker. Super fun and very satisfying when you complete a level.

Sent in by Rebecca N. I like it!

Well there we go. Friday!!! With links! It’s a miracle!!

(just kidding.)

Have a fantastic weekend everybody. See you in seven days!

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June 4th, 2021

Happy Friday!

June! We made it to June.

And where I live we’re getting an intense heatwave. Whuhoooooo…. (?)

And now it’s time for the links let’s goooooo.

Posters for the Japanese National Pillow Fighting Contest

Promo Posters for the Japanese National Pillow Fighting Contest

The title of this page is (in Google translated English) “A collaboration between Airi Hatakeyama and the All Japan Pillow Fight Tournament! Liven up Ito City by throwing pillow fights!”

Look at the composition of these posters! Holy crap!

Sent in by Miko C.

Agatha Yu: Play

Agatha Yu: Play

“Here are the souvenirs of my odd making adventures.”

A super talented artist and animator.

These are gold.

h/t: swissmiss

Dicebuilder

Dicebuilder

Design your own custom die. Then export it as an STL file and you can 3d print your custom die / dice.

Pretty awesome! Sadly there is no gallery of the existing creations but I love this.

Keep it Powered

Keep it Powered

You are a little robot with limited battery power. You have to hit all hte battery icons. Jumps cost extra power.

A pretty challenging little platformer.

Bonus Link!

CatBirds

Catbirds

Just like it says…

D’awww?

And there we go!

Friday Linkssssss!

Happy Friday again. Stay safe, stay dry, stay cool.

See you next week.

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May 28th, 2021

Welcome to Friday everybody!

And it’s the last one of May 2021.

You did it! We did it! June is next.

And now: To the links!

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed – The New York Times

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed - The New York Times

[self explanatory]

This is extremely well researched and executed.

It is paywalled, but it is worth it.

Kick the Ball Back

Kick the Ball Back

“Come on then!”

Click and hold the foot, and carefully kick the ball back to the kids.

It’s hard!

Japanese Mascot Characters Get Stuck

Japanese Mascot Characters Get Stuck

I’m late to the game on this one but… they’re funny!

Arrow Hero

Arrow Hero

Press the same arrow direction as the one shown when it’s over the target area.

It gets challenging very quickly. Tougher than it sounds. Super fun!

Sent in by Sarah C.

Well there we have it. Friday has been Linked! Huzzah!

Have a Happy (hopefully warm) Friday, and an excellent weekend!

See you next week folks.

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May 21st, 2021

Welcome back Friday fans!

And where I live it’s a long weekend.

Not that that means as much with… all of this going on.

But still!

And now: to the links!

ARTE Concert

ARTE Concert

A huge collection of live performances, crossing most genres, for free, online.

Car Design History

Car Design History

“A data visualization celebrating the work of the great Italian design studios”

Kind of a weird interface but man if you love mid-century European sports cars this site is for you.

Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions Apply

“A mini-game about pop ups, and the deviousness of websites and apps”

This is pretty well conceived.

Cats n Wires

Cats n Wires

A fun, challenging, tiny, adorable platformer.

Hey look! We made it! It’s Friday!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody.

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May 14th, 2021

Hey it’s Friday!

That was a very fast week, and I’m seeing a LOT of people getting their Covid vaccines (me included)!

Yay!

Much more positive feeling this week. I like it. We need it!

And now: to the links!

Social Media in Real Time

Social Media in Real Time

[self explanatory]

Not tracked here yet: TikTok

Every Noise At Once

Every Noise At Once

A huge, HUGE list of musical genres, each of which will play a sample of that type of music when clicked.

From baroque cello to progressive house to black metal: this site has it.

The interface is a little daunting but it’s very comprehensive.

Sent in by Trevor L.

Jonk Photography – Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

Jonk Photography - Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

“As a child, I saw a wildlife documentary that marked my life. It focused on the melting of the ice caps and its consequences on polar bears’ life. I still remember this bear that struggled to swim and find a piece of ice floe. It seems that ‘children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.’ (Dr Haim Ginott). This vision marked me so much that during all my childhood, every time any of my parents did anything that seemed bad for the environment, it told them this sentence: ‘Watch out, you kill the bears!!'”

“Jonk” is photographer Jonathan Jimenez.

Some great work here. And quite a story.

PanoPuzzle

PanoPuzzle

A 3d puzzle you can turn, zoom into and out of, and slowly solve.

I find this super challenging.

Sent in by Traci T. (who is addicted)

Well there we go. Friday Links!!

Happy Friday. I hope your weekend is excellent.

Stay safe, and see you next Friday!

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May 7th, 2021

Welcome, Friday folks!

My week was a little slammed so I unfortunately only have three links this week. Sorry.

And happy Friday!

Let’s roll!

See Inside A 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

See Inside A 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made

What a ridiculous but beautiful thing.

Cereal Offers

Cereal Offers

A compendium of all the free toys and extras that were promoted via a packet in a cereal box going back to the 1940s.

Nostalgia!

Brick Breaker

Brick Breaker

A well made clone of this classic arcade game.

I suuuuuck at the original but using a normal mouse turns out to be the perfect interface.

And there we go. Links! Friday!

Happy Friday and have an excellent weekend.

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April 30th, 2021

Fridayyyyy!

And it’s the last one in April 2021! We made it again you guys!!!

And now it’s links time!

How Pfizer Makes Its Covid-19 Vaccine

How Pfizer Makes Its Covid-19 Vaccine

(self explanatory)

What a specific, complicated process.

Recipe Convertor

Recipe Convertor

“Input your recipe or ingredient into the big textbox on the left, choose your options (which should be self-explanatory), and then hit Auto Convert, or one of the specific conversions.”

This is honestly fantastic.

I switched mostly to volume-based measurements in the past few years for baking. This site is a godsend.

Three.js

three.js

A 3d visual… thing… in your browser.

You can edit it but honestly that part looks really complicated. Still! Very well done. (And hosted on GeoCities?!)

Physics Tetris Clone

Physics Tetris Clone

Variable gravity, bouncing, etc. Makes it suuuuuper hard to line anything up.

Not even really a game just… odd.

And there you go. Friday: allll linked up!

I hope your Friday is great, and that your weekend is calm and relaxing.

Stay safe everybody. And see you next Friday!

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April 23rd, 2021

Well happy Friday everybody!

Busy week!

I can slowly, slowly see things getting better. Still a ways to go. I hope you’re all staying safe and warm and as happy as you can be.

It is links time!

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

Johnny Cash Has Been Everywhere

An insane but very cool Google Map hack that puts place markers for every city and town mentioned in the Johnny Cash hit “I’ve Been Everywhere”.

It also tabulates the distance between each location so you can see how many miles are traveled throughout the song.

Fantastic!

The Endless Acid Banger

The Endless Acid Banger

“The music you hear is generated in your browser by a randomised algorithm, below you can see the notes and parameters that are currently in use. You can also interact with various parameters and buttons manually.”

If you leave it alone it will progress on its own.

Explore georeferenced maps

Explore georeferenced maps

“In our ‘Map images’ resource you can access and view all the maps we have scanned as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1970 and relate primarily to Scotland.”

Very cleverly executed although the user interface is a bit chunky.

Endless Captcha

Endless Captcha

Exactly what it claims to be.

As someone who regularly has to test his own code which frequently involves multiple captcha runs, no thanks. But knock yourself out!

And there we go!

Friday: All linked up!

Happy Friday! Have an excellent weekend.

See you in seven days.

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April 16th, 2021

Hello at last Friday fans!

Apologies for the lack of links last week but it’s the first time in six years I hadn’t posted, and I needed the break.

But we’re back!

And it’s now late-April! That was fast.

Links time!

Species In Pieces

Species In Pieces

“In Pieces is an interactive exhibition turned study into 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces.”

Beautifully executed.

Yamuchi No. 10 Family Office

Yamuchi No. 10 Family Office

“Assets that have no meaning or purpose simply turn into cold, lifeless cash—and that is why we at the Yamauchi No. 10 Family Office are constantly looking for new meaning in our assets.”

Uhhhh… what?

A dynamically scrolling 3d web… thing!

Cabbibo

Cabbibo

A weird 3d explorable…. Thing. (Notice a trend?)

Each individual item can be clicked on and explored in more detail. Lots of interesting stuff here.

Beautiful. Mysterious.

Press Button

Press Button

Sorrrrt of self explanatory. Press button! Other times: create the button, THEN press the button.

A little addictive. More challenging than you probably think. Also way, way too short. But still amazing!

There we go! Friday: alllllll linked up!

Happy Friday, and have an excellent weekend.

See you next Friday.

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