- Magical gemstone D & D dice? Oh hell yes.
- Photopea is a free online photo editor. It can edit Photoshop, XD, and Sketch files.
- Jewelry and printmaking from Winged Lion on Etsy. This is truly beautiful work.
- Exploding Topics surfaces trends from searches, mentions, and other data.
- The Fake Science Newsletter is hilarious.
- Supper Mario Broth is a blog focused on obscure information about the Super Mario franchise.
- Citra is an open source emulator for Nintendo 3DS that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Johnny Depp is producing a documentary on Shane McGowan, the lyrical genius and soul of The Pogues. (via the excellent Recs Newsletter to which you should subscribe.)
This real time review of Jupiter Ascending is the best thing ever. I literally wish all movie reviews were modeled on this one.
- Generative placeholders lets you use generative art as image placeholders. What a wonderful idea.
- Temper is a simple little tool that helps you make a basic HTML file. (Via the always awesome Kicks Condor.)
- Legiblenews.com is a single page-a-day news recap sourced from Wikipedia’s current events and presented in text-only, static HTML (again via the amazing Kicks Condor)
- Boonsaikotik on Instagram is super beautiful.
- Holy shit glitch cats are a thing
- Ugurgallen’s Instagram is beautiful, fascinating, and darkly thought-provoking.
Kicks Condor’s HrefHunt No.9 is full of great blogs to read and follow.
- The Inn at the Crossroads creates recipes from the Game of Thrones, and other fictional universes. They have even made cookbooks.
- Tiny-helpers.dev is a bunch of single-purpose, online tools for developers. (H/T to Waxy.org)
- I had one of these plushy mushroom stools in my room as a kid.
- The Weird Book Room at Abesbooks.com is hysterical.
- Once more, with feeling: You should start a blog! And Fast.ai has a quick, easy, and free way to to do it without any coding. Best of all, everything you post there is yours. What are you waiting for? Stop giving your words and pictures to Facebook.
- There is a real good pizza dough recipe on github (whaaaaat?)
- Here’s great piece on the YO app. It was such a simple and ephemeral thing, and yet it was perfect. I was introduced to it years ago by a close friend and we spent a glorious few months sending each other YO’s. From the piece: “Zen teacher Deborah Eden Tull says: ‘Attention is the most subtle form of love.’ That’s all a Yo is, really. Just a little bloop of attention.“
- And again with my tumblr thing. Another gold-medal post mixing Google data, Pokemon, and late 19th century linguistics.
Jay Springett talks about blogging, and why you should leave the algorithmic-platform shit show and move to the Isles of Blogging. This glorious sermon resonates strongly with my current thinking about how the digital world has devolved over the last decade. Here’s a New York Times take on the topic. Its a fucked up timeline. The early part of the decade points toward a bright future full of promise where all our problems are solved by scrappy young entrepreneurs and glittering new technologies. By the end, well, I don’t have to tell you how it ends.
You should start a blog. Seriously. I promise I’ll read it.
The NYT has a great piece on the future of the internet. Rather than wallowing in the navel-gazing negativity-morass, this article focuses on the more positive possibilites that may arise from the problems of today.