My week was a little slammed so I unfortunately only have three links this week. Sorry.
And happy Friday!
See Inside A 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Ever Made
What a ridiculous but beautiful thing.
A compendium of all the free toys and extras that were promoted via a packet in a cereal box going back to the 1940s.
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.
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
What a specific, complicated process.
“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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
“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.
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.
Hello at last
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.
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.”
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.”
A dynamically scrolling 3d web… thing!
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.
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.
I got too busy this week and sadly have no links for you today.
Also my city returned to a stay-at-home order for the next month. Rough week.
I hope your Friday is still awesome. It’s warming up! The days are getting longer!
See you next Friday.
Hello Friday Folks!
It’s Good Friday and I have had a super busy week, so this week: only three links. My apologies but I need the downtime.
Here we go!
A website that guides you through meditative breathing exercises to calm you down.
I haven’t used it extensively but a few subscribers recommended it.
You draw a line, this tiny piece of AI / ML matches it to a specific line in satellite imagery.
Steer through the Suez Canal
As expected: Pretty challenging, but also a super rudimentary interface.
There we go! Simple!
Happy Good Friday! Happy Easter weekend. Happy Friday!
Stay safe everybody. It’s already April!
See you next Friday.
It’s the last Friday of March 2021!
Look at how fast that went! Unreal.
I hope you are all doing very well.
It’s links time!
Want to see how much your favourite musical artist earns from Spotify, YouTube Music, etc. via streaming?
A great little tool. Fairly comprehensive!
When Was I Conceived?
Based on your birth date, this site provides the week you were likely conceived as well as some trivia about that week and your birth date.
Is That Ship Still Stuck?
“That ship” being the now infamous “Ever Given” freighter.
As of right now: Yes!
A super challenging multiplayer version of a Mario Kart-ish game.
I suck at it but you might do better.
Ta daaaa! Friday Links! Delivered!
Happy weekend. See you next Friday!
This is the last Friday of Winter 2021. Huzzah!
I hope you’re doing just as well as you can be.
It’s links time!
This site, which will require access to your microphone, will add extra audio to your Zoom connection so you can beg out of a Zoom meeting.
Crying baby, a man weeping, urination (?!?!) — all can be added to your feed so you can say “Sorry guys, I have to take care of something.”
There is a tutorial
Weird. Very much a 2021 invention. Also making the rounds.
Photographer Captures the Cast of ‘Little Women’ in Traditional Wet Plate Portraits
“These dramatic, sepia-toned photographs were made using the collodion process—a photography style invented in 1851. This process, sometimes called tintype or wet plate photography, requires that the photo be taken while the plate is wet with light-sensitive chemicals and exposed before the plate dries.”
“Is that company you just bought shoes from paying a fair wage to its workers? Is your new shirt made from a company who is exploiting child labour?”
An interesting little site. Search for any company to find out whether they are worth your hard-earned money.
Create a complete shape from the blocks provided.
Soothing background music.
Ta daaa! We did it you guys!
See you next week everybody.
Welcome back to Friday everybody!
And happy (?) pandemic anniversary. We made it this far! (Hopefully all of you did.)
We have to keep hanging in there. We’re so close.
And it’s Friday!
Here we go.
Loads a completely randomly selected artwork from the Rijks Museum collection. Refresh for a new randomly selected item.
“While the Rijks Museum is quite large, most of its collection is not readily available to see for the general public. This project allows people to take a deep dive and see objects they might never see otherwise.’
Jan 6 Evidence
“Since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, hundreds of volunteers have scrutinized photos and video of the event. They have reviewed thousands of hours of footage, created timelines, identified and tracked persons of interest, synchronized videos, and provided analysis.
“This site is an effort to help organize and visualize this crowdsourced information.”
this story from HuffPo.
For His Newborn Daughter’s Photoshoot, This Dad Recreated Famous Paintings He And His Wife Love
That headline is a mouthful but WOW the work going on here is fantastic.
Just A Platformer
The most basic platformer game of all time. Still pretty challenging.
Ta daaa! Links! On Friday!
Thanks for following along at home. I hope you’re all doing as well as you can.
See you next Friday!
We made it! This was a packed week for me so I’m happy to see Friday again.
It’s links time!
Fake History Portrait Animation
Using (of course) some A.I., Twitter user “
Fake History Hunter” briefly animates some well known historical portraiture.
It’s just small, slight little movements, but the effect is very impressive.
Worn On TV
Want to find that outfit from a show you love? This is where to do that.
Weirdly: No Wandavision! (yet)
A neat little sample looping… thing.
Uses samples from the
band of the same name.
A tiny remake of 1987’s OutRun.
Kind of addictive.
Huzzah! We did it!
I hope your Friday is wonderful, and that your weekend is so good.
Stay safe. Stay well. See you next Friday.