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February 29, 2012
TV Is Broken (or: why cable is the new landline)
Touch Arcade's behind-the-scenes on Beat Sneak Bandit (one of the most addictive games I've ever played, a brilliant one-button rhythm game)
Robot quadrotors perform the James Bond theme (they play pretty well for mindless killing machines)
February 28, 2012
A Year of Links (Tom Armitage's physical book of Pinboard bookmarks and the code to make your own)
Scott Schiller's HTML port of Survivor for the C64 (the source is on Github; I loved his making-of photos)
February 27, 2012
Jesse Thorn's 12 Point Program for Absolutely, Positively 1000% No-Fail Guaranteed Success (some solid advice from inspiring, independent people)
Ze Frank bringing back The Show (yay! all my Kickstarter dreams are coming true)
February 26, 2012
Swear Cuts (editing this year's nine Best Picture nominees to eight minutes of profanity)
DrunkEliza (written in Entropy, a programming language that decays variables as it runs)
Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh's sadistic 24-hour game for Pirate Kart V)
February 25, 2012
Admiral Grace Hopper demonstrates a nanosecond (the legendary computer programmer appeared on Letterman in 1986) [via]
Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer discuss adventure games (amazing 35-minute chat; related: they added new rewards to the Double Fine Adventure)
February 23, 2012
Adrian Chen unmasks the creator of @horse_ebooks (some great Internet detective work)
Coinbox Hero (from the creator of Achievement Unlocked; love the memetastic ending)
February 22, 2012
Stripe's Capture the Flag (hack six levels and get a t-shirt, and maybe a job)
Kickstumbler (try the video-only mode)
February 21, 2012
10 Seconds from Every Top 100 Song Ever (grabbing the loudest point is surprisingly useful for spotting choruses)
Google to sell HUD glasses by year-end (coming soon, the entire history of you)
Wired profile on the GitHub team (the article is on Github, and they're accepting pull requests!)
Dutch scientists to create first lab-grown hamburger this fall ($316,000, cheap; take that, Fleur de Lys)
February 20, 2012
Eternal copyright: a modest proposal (Adrian Hon plays with the absurdities of copyright law) [via]
February 17, 2012
36 Copyrighted Suns
Peanutty (learn to code while playing puzzles; related: Code Hero)
YouBeMom (4chan for moms; anonymous, ridiculously active, and often brutally honest)
Twitter Friends Map (simple app that I've wanted for ages, spawned from Paul Irish's Lazyweb issue tracker)
Caterina Fake announces Pinwheel (sign up for the beta)
Unmanned, a game by MolleIndustria and Jim Munroe (shave, pilot a UAV, play videogames, sing One Vision, and contemplate your actions)
February 16, 2012
escapes.js (nice JavaScript library for rendering ANSI art)
Gawker digs up Facebook's internal content moderation guidelines (they use oDesk contractors to moderate flagged material)
John Gruber gets a one-on-one demo of Apple's Mountain Lion (moving much further in the direction of iOS)
Everything Is A Remix, Part 4: System Failure (final episode of the absolutely essential film series; go support Kirby's new project)
2QWOP (finally, multiplayer flailing)
February 14, 2012
The Verge's analysis on apps that upload your contact list (finally, the data journalism article that everyone wanted after the Path debacle)
Paul Ford's 100 Ways to Say I Love You ("60. Yell it over your shoulder as you are pushed into the squad car.")
Super Mario Bros. Crossover 2.0 (new skins span multiple eras of console gaming)
Texting Level: Expert (Adam Ellis's photo conversation from Vegas to New York)
A Ship Adrift (an imaginary airship piloted by an AI autopilot based on real weather patterns; follow it on Twitter)
Bret Victor's Inventing on Principle (amazing talk that gets increasingly amazing; I want that code editor and iPad app)
February 13, 2012
iOS '86
The Dark Room (a silly one-room YouTube adventure)
Eclectic Method recreates 99 Problems with film clips (like a frenetic take on Matthijs Vlot's Hello)
February 12, 2012
Reddit bans child porn subreddits (a near-immediate response to SomethingAwful's campaign)
Wildlife Control's Analog or Digital (HTML5 pixel art video using the Soundcloud API) [via]
February 11, 2012
Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker (or: why some songs give us chills and provoke an emotional response)
Rise of the Independents (a response to DHH's post on the non-"startup" startup)
Raiding the Lost Ark (incredible fan-made compilation of archival commentary on Raiders of the Lost Ark)
February 10, 2012
Chimp displays stunning visual memory skills (try it yourself, little monkey) [via]
MG Siegler on VEVO employees pirating a football game ("Why would VEVO pirate content? Because it was easier than getting it legally.") [via]
GQ on Terry Thompson and last year's exotic animal massacre in Ohio (Ohio's lax laws on personal zoos leads to tragic results) [via]
Game developers react to Double Fine's $1M fundraising success ("did you hear? the death-rattle of a million middle men")
DataEast's Movie Opinion Meter (using the awesome dataset from Information Is Beautiful's Hollywood budgets design challenge)
Kickstarter's craziest 24 hours (a minute-by-minute breakdown of the most insane day in Kickstarter history)
February 9, 2012
Horse_ebookmarklet (turn any site into Horse_ebooks)
The Puzzlejuice Emails (in-depth look at the evolution of the visual design of one of my favorite iOS games)
February 8, 2012
Double Fine's Kickstarter project to make a new point-and-click adventure (best project video ever; I backed it so hard)
Interactive ASCII fluid dynamics animation (based on this JS simulation) [via]
What Popular iPhone/Android Apps Know/Transmit About You (ignore the awful visualization and skip to the table; Angry Birds sends your contacts to third parties!?)
Path apologizes, deletes user address books (they never should've done it in the first place, but this is the right way to handle it)
BBC tracks down an Internet troll (as the Daily Dot points out, he's more of a racist asshole than a troll) [via]
February 7, 2012
PressPausePlay (stylish documentary on the digital media revolution of the last decade)
February 6, 2012
Restored Disneyland footage from 1957 (only open for two years in this video)
Robot readable world (found footage from machine-vision tests)
February 3, 2012
Avería, the average font (preview them all) [via]
February 2, 2012
How and why Mark Jaquith became an atheist (gripping personal story of the life-affirming shift from faith to evidence) [via]
Where's the Pixel? (find and click on the black pixel; you may need to clean your screen first) [via]
ARTINFO on the chilling effect of the Prince v. Cariou copyright ruling (the journalist mentions me and Kind of Bloop)
Darkness (a brilliant 24-hour comic by French cartoonist Boulet) [via]