The web’s best hidden gems
I asked Kottke.org readers to tell me what were the best web sites that they knew about that most people have never heard of. Norm
kottke  inspiration  design  humour  society  funny  designthinking 
4 days ago
What are the Muppets? - biology tv plateofbeans | Ask MetaFilter
By which I mean, in the Jim Henson Universe, are there any hints/explanations about how Muppets occur?
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
4 days ago
On The Turing Completeness of PowerPoint (SIGBOVIK) - YouTube
Video highlighting my research on PowerPoint Turing Machines for CMU's SIGBOVIK 2017 Read the paper: http://tomwildenhain.com/PowerPointTM/Paper.pdf Download the TM: http://tomwildenhain.com/PowerPointTM/PowerPointTM.pptx Original video (without live background noise): https://youtu.be/sdkxWqsk17c Please check out my other videos for (slightly) more serious work.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
4 days ago
How to walk through walls using the 4th Dimension [Miegakure: a 4D game] - YouTube
An explanation of how walking through walls would actually look like if you could move in 4D, using the 4D video-game Miegakure (http://miegakure.com) For more details, see this blog post: http://marctenbosch.com/news/2014/08/new-trailer-how-to-walk-through-walls-using-the-fourth-dimension * We will make more videos explaining the fourth dimension using the game. Subscribe to the channel if you are interested! * In this game the fourth dimension is not time, it is a fourth dimension of space. So if you count time the game is a 5D game. It is a correct representation of a fourth spatial dimension. * Yeah it's actually "around" walls, not "through!" * There are *infinitely* many 3D worlds stacked on top of each other, even if in the introductory Wall Level the ground texture makes it seem like there are only two. A more complex example is the shape at the beginning of the trailer, which is a true 4D shape called the 120 Cell, as explained here: http://marctenbosch.com/news/2014/04/what-is-that-shape-at-the-end-of-the-trailer-hd-screenshot/ * From the perspective of a regular 3D observer standing next to the wall the player character would suddenly disappear, and a few moments later reappear on the other side of the wall. * See also: Flatland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatland)
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
5 days ago
Oblique Strategies
Simple, random creative prompts to help relieve creative block.
creativity  inspiration  reference  tool 
5 days ago
" 0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color."
webdesign  design  tool  colour  designthinking 
5 days ago
Cool Tools
"Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it."
video  book  blog  diy  review  recommendations 
5 days ago
Booooooom was launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada. It is Canada’s highest traffic art blog and an authoritative voice in the new contemporary arts scene, highlighting emerging talents, and launching the careers of many young artists internationally.
art  blog  design  inspiration  photography  music  designthinking 
5 days ago
Behind The Name
"Find the meaning, history and popularity of given names from around the world. Get ideas for baby names or discover your own name's history."
language  reference  etymology  names 
5 days ago
Total HTML Agnosticism | CSS-Tricks
A couple of good posts on technology agnosticism lately. Brad Frost says the design system itself is higher level than any particular technology: ... it do
html  progressiveenhancement  webdevelopment  bestpractice  designthinking 
6 days ago
A Complete Guide to Grid
"CSS Grid Layout is the most powerful layout system available in CSS. It is a 2-dimensional system, meaning it can handle both columns and rows, unlike flexbox which is largely a 1-dimensional system. You work with Grid Layout by applying CSS rules both to a parent element (which becomes the Grid Container) and to that elements children (which become Grid Items)."
css  grid  layout  webdesign  webdevelopment 
6 days ago
The invisible parts of CSS
How things like the box model work under the hood.
css  webdevelopment  programming 
6 days ago
Our nation, in numbers. USAFacts provides a comprehensive, nonpartisan view of the state of our union.
data  economics  finance  datamining  usa 
6 days ago
Rijksmuseum – The Museum of the Netherlands - in Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum, museum of the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
art  inspiration  museum  designthinking  webdesign 
6 days ago
Star Wars: Troops [HQ] - YouTube
Troops is a mockumentary film by Kevin Rubio, which made its debut on the Internet in 1997. The film is a parody of COPS, set in the Star Wars universe. In the film, Imperial stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron patrolling the Dune Sea on the planet Tatooine run into some very familiar characters while being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show Troops. The film jump-started the modern fan film movement, as it was one of the first short films to bring fan films into the digital age, taking advantage of internet distribution and affordable production and special effects equipment, as well as fans with movie-quality costumes. Rubio shot the film on location on the El Mirage Dry Lake. Rubio finished the film while working at the Fox Kids Network, and was able to use well-known voice talent in his cast, including Jess Harnell, Cam Clarke, and announcer Bill Farmer. http://www.swtorstrategies.com
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
7 days ago
Immersed birds
Young Design Studio located in Mexico City. We create beautiful and
functional products, furniture and experiences.
art  design  wood  sculpture  birds  mexico 
8 days ago
The 9 Types Of Hangover We've All Endured
<strong>You really shouldn&#39;t experience any of these more than twice a week.</strong> Please read sensibly.
humour  funny 
8 days ago
Gitta de Ridder - "Till the Day That I Die" Official Video - YouTube
Official Video for "Till the Day That I Die" of Gitta's Debut Album 'Feathers' Website: http://www.gittaderidder.com Subscribe: http://goo.gl/i6aeW4 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gittaderidder Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gittaderidder Song Written, Recorded & Produced by Gitta de Ridder Mixed & Mastered by Coen Dingemans Directing & Cinematography by Hannah Lovell // http://hannahlovell.co.uk/ - Till The Day That I Die - How big do you feel when you close your eyes feel it shrink, feel it grow, feel it’s rise how far do you feel when you close your eyes feel the ground fall away from the skies nevermind all else we are blind but I don’t mind, I don’t mind you do whatever you like oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die How does it change when you close your eyes do you feel, do you know, do you try How can it be that when we close our eyes we are here yet we’re somewhere else aligned we are out of our minds but I don’t mind, I don’t mind you do whatever you like oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die Oh I don’t mind, I don’t mind we do whatever we like oh my handsome it was love at first sight and I will love you till the day that I die
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
10 days ago
Drip - Quick & Easy Email Marketing Automation Software
Drip provides a free email marketing automation solution to help you qualify leads and shorten the sales cycle. Get started right now.
email  marketing  tool  automation  campaign  newsletter 
10 days ago
Full-featured web-based diagramming and flow chart tool.
diagram  tool  chart  worldwideweb 
12 days ago
An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race.
game  space  twine  text  adventure 
12 days ago
How to enrich your otter. | MetaFilter
Puzzle play. Hoop dreams. Inhaler use. Snow days. Piano playing. Frisbee. Cup stacking. Hoses. Snowmen. Ball pit. Pumpkins (and monkeys). Pumpkins (and goPros). Fish in a bottle. Frozen shrimp in a bottle. Green jello. Rainbow trout. Sea urchins. Clam shells. Water slides. Ice. Candy corn.Things to stick tiny paws in.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
12 days ago
An ISACA Global Survey Report: Breaking Gender Barriers
"More than half of global executives say they
face a shortage of
capable tech workers
—a shortfall that is preventing businesses from
growing as rapidly as they would like.
With women holding only one in four technology jobs, the field lacks
an immense amount of brainpower—and potential for innovation.
Companies must consider whether they are hiring or promoting the
best available talent.
What can businesses do to change this? To gain insight, ISACA
conducted a study of women currently working in technology fields
around the globe."
equality  feminism  study  gender  technology  business 
13 days ago
Sure Languages Interpreting
From our Exeter offices, we deliver a suite of language services including professional translation, copywriting, interpreting, voiceovers and DTP.
translation  i18n  language  society  Interpretation 
13 days ago
Ancient History Encyclopedia
The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.
encyclopedia  history  reference  antiquity 
13 days ago
Robotopia is a browser based programming environment for kids and young adults. The goal is to introduce kids to basic programming concepts with cute little robots.
children  education  programming  robots 
13 days ago
Chimichurri Recipe - Food.com
This TOO easy sauce, of Argentine origin, makes your steak taste like it was just dragged through the garden! Great on rare, chargrilled, flank steak.
chimichurri  sauce  recipe  argentina 
14 days ago
Your vs. My
"Labeling stuff with “My” imitates the point of view of the user. It is as if the user has printed out labels and stuck them to various objects: My Lunch, My Desk, My Red Stapler. Except the user hasn’t done this, you (the site) did it for them.

Labeling stuff with “Your” instead reinforced the conversational dialogue. It is how another human being might address you when talking about your stuff. Even with MySpace, people say things like “I saw what you put on your MySpace."
copywriting  userinterface  userexperience  webdesign  socialsoftware 
14 days ago
Historically, sea-slang for gossip - a scuttlebutt is basically a watercooler on a ship.

Scuttlebutt is a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform.
network  social  socialnetworking  distributed 
15 days ago
xg - eyes gaze warping 2
Deep learning to change where eyes in a photo look.
demo  javascript  machinelearning  art 
15 days ago
Marpi Studios
"Marpi’s creative work revolves around building 3D worlds, creating immersive Virtual Reality experiences, Interactive Art events, and storytelling."
art  programming  design  inspiration 
15 days ago
Executives and Safety
This is the third post on where Executives and Agile Experience diverge. It relates to the attitude towards creating a safe environment to work in and in particular the attitude towards "Get it done" individuals. "Get it done" Individuals Executives love "Get it done" individuals. "Get it done" individuals agree a set of outputs and…
agile  management  business 
16 days ago
Welcome To My Life | Cartoon Network Mini - YouTube
Watch this exclusive short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school. CN GAMES: http://bit.ly/CNGames SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/109Y6wq WATCH MORE: http://bit.ly/1RBYuNi About Cartoon Network: Welcome to the Cartoon Network YouTube Channel, the destination for all of your favorite cartoons and videos. Watch clips from shows like Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe, Clarence, Adventure Time, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball and more! Connect with Cartoon Network Online: Visit Cartoon Network WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/90omi9 Like Cartoon Network on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/SULxhQ Follow Cartoon Network on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/XqeBXf Follow Cartoon network on TUMBLR: http://bit.ly/1B3nUQF Welcome To My Life Short | Cartoon Network Mini http://www.youtube.com/user/CartoonNetwork
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
16 days ago
Scrolling on the web: A primer
"Scrolling is one of the oldest interactions on the web. Long before we had pull-to-refresh or infinite-loading lists, the humble scrollbar solved the web’s original scaling problem: how can we interact with content that’s stretched beyond the available viewport?"
userexperience  webdevelopment  browser  performance  javascript  scrolling  pamoja 
18 days ago
Grid Garden
A game for learning CSS grid layout
css  game  grid  learning  webdesign  webdevelopment 
18 days ago
Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients
Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise and raise your profile. But can you achieve this without drawing on manipulative methods of generating traffic?
blog  contentstrategy  society  conversation 
19 days ago
What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory
30 hand drawn maps of the world are combined and averaged.
map  mapping  data  art  geography 
19 days ago
A Spacial Model for Lossless Web Navigation – freeCodeCamp
"As a part of the Browser.html project, I’m working on a spatial model through various user interactions and animations. This should help users better understand what’s going on and how to navigate the web most effectively.

Users have developed certain behaviors and expectations we want to build upon. Instead of replacing existing workflows, we want to enhance them."
animation  navigation  userexperience  pamoja  timeline  from instapaper
20 days ago
Here’s How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider
We pay our monthly Internet bill to be able to access the Internet. We don’t pay it to give our Internet service provider (ISP) a chance to collect and sell our private data to make more money. This was apparently lost on congressional Republicans as they voted to strip their constituents of their privacy.
security  internet  privacy  VPN 
21 days ago
PouchDB & CouchDB: An interview with Nolan Lawson
With so many databases out there to choose, it’s hard to know which one will work best with your project’s infrastructure. Nolan Lawson , software developer and…
database  technology  internet  worldwideweb  pouchdb  couchdb  from instapaper
21 days ago
Forever creeping on the front row crowd. Soz
photographer  photography  gig  live  music  from twitter_favs
21 days ago
One question email survey.
survey  business  statistics  data 
22 days ago
Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software
Transcribe saves thousands of hours every month in transcription time for journalists, lawyers and students all over the world.
audio  transcription  tools  software  productivity  dictation  writing 
22 days ago
Very interesting piece of tech. OCR for mathematical equations, which can then import them into a visualiser so you can play with the variables
ocr  app  mathematics  maths  android  ios  api 
22 days ago
Completely Meat Chocolate Pie | MetaFilter
Research scientist Janelle Shane has been training a neural network to generate cooking recipes, based on 30 MB-worth of recipes. The results thus far have been interesting, to say the least. Would you perhaps like to try Beef Soup With Swamp Peef And Cheese? Or maybe Salmon Beef Style Chicken Bottom? Or maybe some delicious Star * ?
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
23 days ago
Strange Beasts on Vimeo
A sci-fi short about augmented reality. "Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?
ifttt  vimeo  video  augmentedreality  fiction  future 
25 days ago
✨3 CSS Grid Features That Make My Heart Flutter | Una Kravets Online✨
Thoughts about front-end development and design. And probably other ramblings by Una Kravets.
css  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment 
26 days ago
Your friend , eating the Watermelon of Knowledge.
funny  renderconf  adactio  photographer  from twitter_favs
26 days ago
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