October 15th, 2021

Happy Friday!

I hope you’re all doing as well as you can be. We’re slowly seeing things get better. We can do this.

And now it’s also links time!

Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

“designer / baker in los angeles”

Discovered via an L.A. Times story about a cake designed from a Persian rug!

Extremely precise design work, in cake frosting!

Her work is incredible! And also looks delicious.

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

[self explanatory]

Note: it goes well beyond one million. It’s an interesting graphical representation problem.

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

…Using Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning.

I’m a few weeks late to this but it is honestly fascinating.

It is purely speculative how close this could be to what was actually in Beethoven’s head at the time, but sytlistically it’s definitely on to something.

Related: OpenAI Jukebox (featured here previously.)

A Very Long Baguette

A Very Long Baguette

A customer has ordered a 16ft baguette. You and a partner (or you, performing as both players) must deliver it in one piece from the kitchen, which is several rooms away.

Suuuuper challenging. Probably much more fun with a friend. (Even more challenging for one player.)

Hey that was the Friday Links!

We’re halfway through October today, and there are only 15 more shopping days until Hallowe’en!!

Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!

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October 8th, 2021

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend!

I hope you are all doing well. It’s links time!

Pampshade Handcrafted Japanese Bread Lamps

Pampshade Handcrafted Japanese Bread Lamps

“Yes, that’s really a lamp, and yes, it’s really made out of bread—really!”

But at what cost???

Weird yet attractive.

1939 Delahaye Type 165

1939 Delahaye Type 165

I mean LOOK at this car!

Holy crap!

The writing covers a boatload of technical details for those who care but honestly it’s just such a beautiful, elegant design.

Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman

“Janet Echelman sculpts at the scale of buildings and city blocks. Echelman’s work defies categorization, as it intersects Sculpture, Architecture, Urban Design, Material Science, Structural & Aeronautical Engineering, and Computer Science.”

Ms Echelman creates large scale net sculptures in urban centers in Amsterdam.

These must look amazing in person.

Deer Simulator

Deer Simulator

It’s not very much but it sure does take a while to load.

A fun little time-waster.

Sent in by Tianna S.

And there we go! Allllll linked up for the (long?) weekend!

Happy Friday! See you next week.

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October 1st, 2021

Hello Friday people.

I unfortunately only have three links for you this week. I got busy.

I hope you are all well. Welcome to October!

Let’s go!

Two Worlds – David Doubilet

Two Worlds - David Doubilet

Some very striking photography of what happens above and below the water line in several distinct geographic locations around the world.

“The ocean covers more than seventy percent of our planet, and yet we rarely glimpse its depths – and especially its exquisite beauty as documented by legendary photographer David Doubilet. His work in and on water has set the standard for decades.”

This is also a forthcoming book by the photographer.

A Stroll Down Flatbush Avenue circa 1914

A Stroll Down Flatbush Avenue circa 1914

“While researching some mysterious manhole covers on a recent walk, I found the treasure trove that is the New York Historical Society’s ‘Subway construction photograph collection, 1900-1950’. After perusing the photos online, I noticed several that seemed to be aligned in an organized sequence.”

Created by Chris-to-Fear Whong.

Slide Box

Slide-Box

W,A,D to move, arrow keys to move boxes.

A clever, original platformer. Super fun.

And there we go!

Have a lovely Friday, and a fantastic Weekend.

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September 24th, 2021

Welcome to Friday everybody!

And it’s officially Autumn (in my hemosphere of the planet.)

Definitely feels like it already, too. I miss Summer and it was only a few days ago.

This week unexpectedly included two that have to do with Lego. It is what it is.

Let’s go!

Legendary Call of Duty Maps Recreated in LEGO

Legendary Call of Duty Maps Recreated in LEGO

Holy crap this must have taken months and months to complete.

Juho Könkkölä

Juho Könkkölä

“Folding ideas into reality”

The Finnish artist is an Origami master!!

Holy crap his work is amazing.

There are also video of his process, which is a lot.

Lego Ideas: Antique Cash Register

Lego Ideas: Antique Cash Register

This is currently classified as a “Lego Idea” but holw cow this should probably be an official set. Brilliantly conceived.

Relic Splatter

Relic Splatter

You can perform “jetpack” jumps by shooting your gun downwards to get to some hard-to-reach places.

Reminds me a little of Prince of Persia. Super fun and challenging.

And there we go!

Friday Links! Alllll figured out!

Happy Friday. And see you next week!

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September 17th, 2021

Welcome to Friday!

And welcome to a reduced Friday Links. I had a slammed week this week so I sadly only have three links for you.

Here we go!

Miguel Marquez Outside

Miguel Marquez Outside

“Public Projects – Michael Pederson”

Mr. Marquez (Pederson) creates realistic miniature city signs for things like pigeon landing spots, drain spouts, etc. Also quite lovely miniature living structures.

Update Faker

Update Faker

It’s not April fool’s day yet but keep this one in the back pocket.

Choose the OS and then hit f11 on the browser to make it fullscreen.

Space Huggers

Space Huggers

A side-scrolling platformer where you can also blow up your environment.

Challenging and fun.

And so there we go!

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

Happy Friday!

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September 10th, 2021

Well happy Friday everybody!

We are within September now. Just barrelling along in 2021. Keep going.

And it’s Friday! Yay!

Links time let’s goooooo…

CringeMDB

CringeMDB

“Can you watch the movie with your parents?”

[self explanatory]

Handy!

Related: Does The Dog Die? (Featured here previously.)

Where is this dish from?

Where is this dish from?

You’re presented with a photo, a list of ingredients, and a selection of possible countries.

The sheer volume of countries that make curries makes it super challenging. I like this!

Sent in by Tara P., but also apparently making the rounds.

The Oral History Of Idiocracy, Mike Judge’s Time Travel Triumph

The Oral History Of Idiocracy, Mike Judge's Time Travel Triumph

“In 2006, idiocracy predicted the future.

“The only problem? It did too good of a job.”

It is kind of amazing that this film got funded, produced, shot, edited and released. Even pitching this movie today would not get it anywhere.

Fantastic.

Tiny Town Racing

Tiny Town Racing

A weirdly designed game where you avoid cars and obstacles, collect reward items, and can power-up.

It’s fast!

My only complaint: why is it autoscrolling when you try to center the actual game? Stop doing that!

We did it you guys! We linked up Friday!

Happy Friday! And have a fantastic weekend.

See you next week.

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September 3rd, 2021

Welcome to Friday everybody!

We made it! It’s September now. Woooo!

And I have some links for you. Let’s go!

Phone Photography Awards 2021

iPhone Photography Awards 2021

I am late to the game with this one but there is some pretty excellent work here.

It blows my mind how good the cameras are on mobile phones right now. And the editing capabilities on most smartphones. Astounding.

Luke Jerram: Glass Microbiology

Luke Jerram: Glass Microbiology

Large, intricate, beautiful glass sculpture representations of a variety of known viruses.

Originally created in 2004, the artist recently revealed the obvious new addition of the SARS COV-2 virus this year.

Plus there’s a lot of other work there. Really well done.

Sainsbury Archive

Sainsbury Archive

How interesting! This UK grocery giant keeps an archive of its food packaging and advertising imagery going back to he 1950s.

Dead Estate CLASSIC

Dead Estate CLASSIC

A fun, cartoonish little shoot-’em-up.

Sort of addictive, and can get frantic the further you go.

Sent in by Hannah J.

And there we are! The first September Friday Links in the books for 2021!

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

Have a great (long?) weekend, and see you next Friday!

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August 27th, 2021

Hello Friday fans!

And where I live, it is friggin’ hot!!

But I’m glad Friday is here. I hope you’re doing well.

Let’s go!

Hiding Images in Plain Sight: The Physics Of Magic Windows

Hiding Images in Plain Sight: The Physics Of Magic Windows

“I recently made a physical object that defies all intuition. It’s a square of acrylic, smooth on both sides, totally transparent. A tiny window. But it has the magic property that if you shine a flashlight on it, it forms an image.”

Matt Ferraro has created an interesting thing and has the physics and other data to describe how he did it.

This has been making the rounds. It’s a dense read, but worth it.

SVG Wave Generator

SVG Wave Generator

“Create SVG waves for your designs”

Simple controls, lots of colour and layout options, and it generates the SVG code for you right there.

Pretty specific little tool but really well made.

How I Experience Web Today

How I Experience Web Today

Features every single possible interruptive feature we all see every day while just trying to read a simple web page. The only thing they missed was an auto-playing video that also follows you when you scroll.

I hate that this is now the norm for all websites. We’re interrupted to death.

Dodge

Dodge

WASD keys to carefully avoid oncoming obstacles without falling off the narrow track. It reminds me of Super Monkey Ball, but faster, and with just a red cube as your character. Super challenging!

Well there we go. Allll linked up.

I hope your Friday is excellent, and your weekend is calm and happy.

Stay safe.

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August 20th, 2021

Oh hello there Friday!

Late August, huge full moon, super hot outside… ahhhhh….

And links! On a Friday!

Here we go…

Nestflix

Nestflix

“Fictional movies within movies? Got ‘em. Fake shows within shows? You bet. Browse our selection of over 450 stories within stories.”

This has been making the rounds and it honestly is quite an accomplishment.

Some greats in here. “Gandhi II”?! Good lord!

Uniq Hotels

Uniq Hotels

“Against all boring hotels!”

I know we’re not all traveling again just yet. But this is a cool little tool. It includes custom setups in the middle of jungles, in the midst of forest land, etc. Some really interesting places.

3D Periodic Table

3D Periodic Table

Presented by Google.

Choose any element and see a 3d representation of its atomic model plus details about how the element is used.

Making the rounds.

Balloon Bump

Balloon Bump

Inflate and release as balloon so that it bumps into another balloon with the same value. And repeat.

Challenging!

Hooray! Friday Links! All set for the weekend.

I hope you’re all doing well. I hope your weekend is fantastic.

See you next Friday!

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August 13th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday… the thirteenth (!) everybody.

My city is back to 90% heavy rain again. Bleah. But it’s still August, still Summer, still Friday.

And it’s link time!!

YouGlish

YouGlish

This is an amazing, weird little site.

You type in a phrase, and this site finds one or more YouTube videos where someone said that phrase, and even plays from a few moments before the phrase was said.

This is a crrrrazy piece of tech. I kind of love it.

The Photography of Frank Oscar Larson – 1896-1964

The Photography of Frank Oscar Larson - 1896-1964

With a particular focus on the mid-1950s in New York City. Fantastic.

A good synopsis and gallery also available here.

Bauhaus Generator

Bauhaus Generator

Very basic interface. You can choose the color palette and just generate randomly. I found myself wishing I could “go back” to ones I generated three steps ago.

Well done!

h/t Kottke.

Endless Arrow

Endless Arrow

Aim and fire, then guide the arrow. Avoid obstacles. Hit bullseyes. Avoid cows.

It’s pretty basic but I like it.

Huzzah! Friday links… Allll set.

Happy Friday! And I hope your weekend feels longer than it actually is.

See you in a week!

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