A curated directory of boilerplates to help you start your projects!
framework  tools  code 
may 2017
Submarine Cable Map
The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from the Global Bandwidth Research Service and is updated on a regular basis.
maps  internet  technology  visualization 
february 2017
A global map of Accessibility
A new map of Travel Time to Major Cities - developed by the European Commission and the World Bank - captures this connectivity and the concentration of economic activity and also highlights that there is little wilderness left.
maps  visualization 
february 2017
What every coder should know about gamma
This is my attempt to offer a comprehensive explanation of gamma, focusing just on the most important aspects and assuming no prior knowledge of it.
color  color_theory  graphics  image_editing 
january 2017
Taito (kanji)
Taito, daito, or otodo is a kokuji ("kanji character invented in Japan") written with 84 strokes, and thus the most graphically difficult CJK character—collectively referring to Chinese characters and derivatives used in the written Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.
language  wikipedia 
january 2017
Extreme ironing
Extreme ironing (also called EI) is an extreme sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing.
december 2016
The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting
In colonial times, penmanship was basically secret code.
history  typography 
december 2016
The Importance of Acoustics in Food Storage
Insect Noise in Stored Foodstuffs appears to be an industrial document produced by the 5th International Working Conference On Stored-Product Protection. This CD presents the sound investigation of the French team of Bunsel and Andrieu who used sensitive microphones with narrow frequency responses made to detect and identify the sounds of insect larvae which may be inhabiting otherwise quiet containers of grains and cereals.
acoustics  food  research  science 
december 2016
How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for Your Product
Choosing the right UX metrics for your product can be a tough challenge. The HEART framework by Google can help you proceed with confidence.
september 2016
anri sala: ravel ravel unravel
at the heart of anri sala’s ‘ravel ravel unravel’, are the performances of a single piece of music, that of french composer maurice ravel’s 1930 ‘concerto in D for the left hand’.
music  piano  video  art  installation_art 
may 2016
52-hertz whale
The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz.
wikipedia  sound  animals 
march 2016
pacapong by kingPenguin
Pacman + Pong + Space Invaders. Available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
game  game_jam 
march 2016
Engare is a game about movement and geometry.
game  visual_complexity  interactive  math 
march 2016
Visions of the Future
At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future.
space  astronomy  design  illustration  posters 
february 2016
MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms
Christine Ortiz is taking a leave from her prestigious post as a professor and dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a radical, new nonprofit university that she says will have no majors, no lectures, and no classrooms.
education  technology  online  learning  non-profit 
february 2016
Constellation - Melissa McGill
A new constellation emerges over a abandoned island in the Hudson River: 50 miles north of New York City, Melissa McGill's public art project transforms a castle ruin.
installation_art  art  astronomy  history  hiking 
february 2016
Beer distribution game
The beer distribution game (also known as the beer game) is an experiential learning business simulation game created by a group of professors at MIT Sloan School of Management in early 1960s to demonstrate a number of key principles of supply chain management.
game  trade  business 
february 2016
We Buy White Albums
I collect numbered White Albums and currently have 1,368 copies.
music  art 
december 2015
Muut: The complete discussion system for your site
Forums, commenting and messaging right on your site. Unlimited posts, users and traffic, for free.
forum  community  service  tools 
december 2015
Pricing | Muut
Free 14-day trial. 24/7 customer service. No credit card required.
community  startup  tool 
december 2015
The Fletcher Capstan Table
Fletcher Burwell-Taylor is a British luxury furniture maker.
We design and build the unique Fletcher Capstan Table.
furniture  hardware  hack  math 
december 2015
Edible Impacts - Home
Organic food business consultants
food  people 
december 2015
Untorch | Viral Marketing Tool for Email Sign Ups
Email signup viral marketing growth hacking thing
startup  marketing 
december 2015
Cushion - Expenses
Simple project scheduling, budgeting, and invoice tracking
startup  freelance  infoviz 
december 2015
Monospaced font with programming ligatures
Fira Code is a Fira Mono font extended with a set of ligatures for common programming multi-character combinations
fonts  typography  code  ligature 
december 2015
The Surprising Truth About IKEA vs. Custom Cabinets
After last week’s look at the new IKEA kitchen cabinet system, we turned to seven Sweeten experts for guidance on the central question that most homeowners hit very early in kitchen renovation projects: should you buy custom cabinets or pre-fabricated cabinets?
home  decor  furniture  remodeling 
december 2015
Semihandmade Doors for IKEA® Cabinets
Semihandmade makes custom doors for IKEA® kitchen, bathroom, closet and media cabinets in everything from one-of-a-kind veneers to reclaimed lumber!
home  decor  remodeling  furniture 
december 2015
Willamette River Historical Stream Channels
This lidar-derived digital elevation model of the Willamette River displays a 50-foot elevation range, from low elevations (displayed in white) fading to higher elevations (displayed in dark blue).
posters  art  technology 
november 2015
What Web Can Do Today
Can I rely on the Web Platform features to build my app? An overview of the device integration HTML5 APIs
html  html5  web2.0  web  webapp  webdev  mobile  reference 
november 2015
Rev - Transcription, Captions, Translation
Online audio transcription, video captions and document translation services.
For immigration, business, legal, academic and personal needs.
november 2015
Understand users with Lookback
User experience recordings made simple. Lookback allows you to remotely record the screen, face, voice and touches of your users.
usability  research  testing 
november 2015
The Tiny1 is a small and powerful camera that delivers excellent image quality in low-light situations.
photography  astronomy  startup 
november 2015
Mother Earth Mother Board
The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest wire on Earth.
tech  technology  writing  internet 
november 2015
Dark corners of Unicode
here is a collection of curiosities I’ve encountered in dealing with Unicode that you generally only find out about through experience
code  language 
october 2015
The True Size Of ...
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
maps  interactive  politics 
october 2015
Wizards of Sound
Friends on the other side of the table spoke across the breadbasket without having to raise their voices. Although we were aware of a general buzz, it all happened at a comfortable distance. It was two hours of acoustical paradise.
acoustics  sound_design 
october 2015
Contract Killer Stuff & Nonsense
We’re Stuff & Nonsense, a UK website design studio with a big reputation around the world because we design flexible websites that look fabulous on every type of device.
design  freelance  contract 
august 2015
Mandala - A Planetary Musical Palindrome by Daniel Starr-Tambor
With more than 62 vigintillion individual notes, “Mandala” is the longest palindrome in existence. Composed using the first nine partials of the Natural Harmonic Series repeating at the accelerated tempos of our solar system, Mandala would continue without repetition for over 532.25 septendecillion years.
music  math  youtube  video  bach  astronomy  art 
august 2015
Discover exciting pairings in seconds with Foodpairing® technology.
food  startup 
august 2015
Neil's Neck of the Woods | Salvaging a Barn and Other Things
Your Own Private Retreat ~ Lodging Along the Road Less Traveled Make a reservation or find out more information for your upcoming getaway, family reunion, group retreat, or wedding in the woods. Our basic rates start at $125 per couple, per night, with a 2-night minimum. Other flexible options are available for your getaway needs.…
travel  vacation 
july 2015
Bengali Letter Typography
Low shutter speed photography to capture stylized light painting Bengali typeface in a dark room.
photography  typography 
july 2015
The Fallen of World War II
Data-driven documentary about war & peace
documentary  infoviz  dataviz  interactive  history 
july 2015
#30DAYStoSHINE_Home :Edible Impacts
Sustainable / organic eating on a budget
june 2015
purifycss/purifycss · GitHub
purifycss - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.
css  library 
june 2015
Hopper - When to Fly and Buy
Hopper analyzes billions of flights to help you find the best deals and the best times
to fly and buy. Start your flight research with Hopper to save time and money.
june 2015
Cheap Flights - Find Cheap Airline Tickets with Skyscanner
Skyscanner's flight search will help you find cheap flights and airline tickets to your favorite travel destinations. Book direct with no fees at Skyscanner.
june 2015
CreativeLive: Free Live Online Classes - Learn. Be Inspired.
Take free live online classes taught by the world's most inspiring instructors. Join CreativeLive and start learning new creative & business skills today.
education  learning  courses  design 
june 2015
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks
I'm training RNNs all the time and I've witnessed their power and robustness many times, and yet their magical outputs still find ways of amusing me. This post is about sharing some of that magic with you.
neural_network  code  image_recognition  visualization 
june 2015
It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me
In English, there's an idiom that notes confusion: "It's all Greek to me." Other languages have similar sayings, but they don't use Greek as their point of confusion, and of course — there's a Wikipedia page for that.
language  infographics  infoviz 
may 2015
Solved by Flexbox
This site is not another CSS framework. Instead, its purpose is to showcase problems once hard or impossible to solve with CSS alone, now made trivially easy with Flexbox.
css  webdesign  layout 
may 2015
Unusual articles
This page is for Wikipedians to list articles that seem unusual. These articles are valuable contributions to the encyclopedia, but are a bit odd, whimsical, or something you would not expect to find in Encyclopædia Britannica.
wiki  wikipedia  funny  random 
may 2015
Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English
Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this 2007 survey paper.
data  data_mining 
may 2015
Johari window
The Johari window is a technique created in 1955 by two American psychologists, Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1914–1995), used to help people better understand their relationship with self and others.
psychology  wikipedia  framework 
may 2015
Touch Pianist
Tap in Rhythm and Perform Your Favorite Music
javascript  web_audio  piano  music  interactive  webapp  fun 
may 2015
An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated. With apologies to Richard Scarry.
illustration  humor  funny  startup  blog  tech 
april 2015
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