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September 30, 2011
The Morning After (the active fanfic community on Delicious abandoned it for Pinboard in the wake of the relaunch)
Most Popular Infographics You Can Find Around the Web ("a crapload of irrelevant data put together in a big vertical image") [via]
September 29, 2011
Rick Perry: The Bad Lip Reading (related: President Obama's turn) [via]
September 28, 2011
"It's the '90s." (an Everything Is Terrible supercut)
September 27, 2011
Joe Hewitt on the future of the web vs. native apps (don't miss his followup)
MAD's ThunderLOLCats takes on overused Internet memes (amused at how furious people are in the comments) [via]
YouTube founders launch new (some new stuff and tons still broken or missing, so I'm reserving judgment for now)
Glitch opens to the public (adorable MMO from the creators of Flickr, Game Neverending, and Katamari Damacy)
Typewriter Cocktail Machine (love the syringe-driven keyboard and liquid display, works without electricity) [via]
September 26, 2011
Kids React to Star Wars Kid (correction: he was never trying to do Star Wars moves; that was an assumption by people who first spread the video)
The Deleted City (spatial Geocities visualization with MIDI pulled from neighboring pages, built with Archive Team's backup) [via]
September 25, 2011
Schrödinger's Nyan Cat [via]
The U.S. State Capitals Supercut (related: The Movie Alphabet) [via]
Twin Peaks: Escape from Black Lodge for the Atari 2600 (trivia: a Twin Peaks game for the NES was planned but never released)
September 24, 2011
QR Time (for additional obfuscation, when someone asks for the time, show them this)
September 23, 2011
Tweetures (Kunal Anand's Processing visualization of Twitter users as single-celled creatures)
Last call to migrate your bookmarks (today's the last day to agree to the new TOS, or all your bookmarks will be deleted!)
Laura Bifano's Menagerie (pixel-ish animal paintings) [via]
September 22, 2011
Louis C.K. walks the AV Club through Louie's second season (this is the only TV show I watch regularly; if you haven't seen it, you're missing out) [via]
Marco Arment on Business Insider's borrowing (reminds me of All Things D's attribution issues)
Scientists reconstruct video from monitored brain activity (pieced together from 18 million seconds of random YouTube clips, this is epic jetpack science) [via]
Video Riot (make your own psychedelic YouTube mashups with WebGL luma key compositing) [via]
September 21, 2011
Warco, a prototype photojournalism FPS game (shooting with a camera instead of a gun)
Matthew Baldwin writes up his PAX experience for the Morning News (I regret not going this year, but won't miss it next year)
Something Awful's 50 Greatest Video Game Characters of All Time (don't miss the debate on Metafilter) [via]
September 19, 2011
Real-time face substitution (I could totally imagine this used in video chat for anonymity) [via]
Super Smash Land (incredible Gameboy-style demake of Super Smash Brothers)
Gamers solve molecular puzzle that baffled scientists (Foldit software leads to breakthroughs; the full paper) [via]
Jonathan Hardesty's Journey of an Absolute Rookie (epic nine-year thread of learning to paint by making and posting something new every day; before and after) [via]
At My Funeral (YouTube commenters choose the songs they want played when they die) [via]
September 16, 2011
My Family's Experiment in Extreme Schooling (Pulitzer-winning NYT writer enrolls his three American kids in a Russian school; don't miss the video) [via]
September 15, 2011
The Artist Is Present, real-time Marina Abramovic performance art simulation (if you want a better place in line, start playing before MOMA opens at 10:30am EST) [via]
Chat History (devastatingly sad story of mining Gmail for memories)
September 13, 2011
ifttt (like a minimalist Yahoo Pipes for mortals; check out all the popular recipes)
Phone Story, an anti-iPhone serious game for the iPhone (two hours after launch, it was pulled for violating multiple App Store guidelines)
Ludum Dare 21 winners announced (ranking the 499 entries from the 48-hour game competition)
September 12, 2011
Shoshana Hebshi handcuffed, jailed, strip-searched for flying while brown yesterday ("It's 9/11 and people are seeing ghosts"; here's the AP version)
George Lucas re-edits classic films (p.s. Alderaan shot first) [via]
8-bit Fashion (like Sword & Sworcery on the runway; related: Anrealage's real-life pixel fashion and store)
Ten is Love and Everything After (Anil's annual post commemorating 9/11; related: Neven Mrgan's Amerikanac)
September 11, 2011
Code Hero, learning game with a gun that shoots and edits Javascript (pretty much exactly what 1995-era Hollywood thought coding would look like in 2011) [via]
Ghosts with Shit Jobs, sci-fi documentary on crappy Western jobs in the year 2040 (written by Jim Munroe, who wrote an Inform 7 prequel for the film (walkthrough)) [via]
September 9, 2011
DIY side-scroller game in a box (made with paper, tape, popsicle sticks, a soda straw, and Teagueduino)
September 8, 2011
RIP Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder (a true visionary, he pioneered the ebook and open access to the world's knowledge)
VidRhythm (new meme-compliant video remixing toy by Harmonix for iOS)
September 7, 2011
Facial rigging with WebGL (also: skin rendering demo, both were made with three.js)
Jimmy Kimmel's touching tribute to his Uncle Frank (hard to watch; p.s. now might be a good time to call your oldest living relative) [via]
Food bloggers revolt after ConAgra hidden camera PR stunt (TLC "celebrity" chef and frozen lasagna backfires badly; nice twist in the last graf) [via]
9/11: The Photographer's Stories (oral history from pro photographers at ground zero)
Venus Patrol, Brandon Boyer's new indie gaming blog, on Kickstarter (his followup to Offworld, my favorite blog of 2009; the rewards are insane, with unreleased games by indie gaming's all-stars)
The Likeable Constitution (rank your favorite parts of the U.S. Constitution on Facebook) [via]
September 6, 2011
Shake to Undo for Mac OS X (reminds me of Hang Time for iPhone)
Jim Romenesko shuts down the Obscure Store (one of the oldest active blogs, it ran for 13 years) [via]
Little Boat (another brilliant animation by animation student Nelson Boles) opens to the public (the popular lists are usually offensive and entertaining)
Andrew Plotkin's My Secret Hideout (experimental procedural text toy for iPad from my favorite IF author)
September 5, 2011
Jason Scott's DEFCON talk on Archive Team (powerful talk highlighting their incredibly important digital preservation work)
Keygen Jukebox (songs bundled with warez serial code generators)
September 2, 2011
Google Correlate searches trends by drawing (Austin Kleon fed Vonnegut's story shapes in with amusing results) [via]
Markov Bible (random Markov-chain generated snippets from the King James Bible) [via]
going to the store (made for the recently-cancelled Everything on Channel 101) [via]
Yahoo retiring Maps API on September 13 (as if hundreds of mashups suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced)
September 1, 2011
Wikileaks Cablegate emails leak in full online (the Guardian published the password in a book, but they blame Wikileaks for lax security)