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Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:41:52 +0000


The Year in Memes

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:38:56 +0000

Select All goes deep with the internet's own calendar

Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:19:46 +0000

stunning feat of engineering, albeit at one frame every three minutes


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:51:53 +0000

artists reimagine the covers of their top 10 albums of the year


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:46:06 +0000

like the power of Heroku with IFTTT's remixing

Hacker News bans political stories for a week

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:28:00 +0000

"the epitome of privilege"

The Outline

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:54:04 +0000

Joshua Topolsky's new site makes some pretty bold design choices

B.S. Detector

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:46:56 +0000

browser add-on to denote unreliable news sources on Facebook

Late Night Work Club’s STRANGERS

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:42:08 +0000

lovely compilation of indie animators; don't miss Lovestreams at 21:08

Internet Archive to mirror Wayback archives in Canada

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:03:42 +0000

"The history of libraries is one of loss."

Bird Sounds

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:54:24 +0000

using machine learning to cluster and visualize audio

Reddit is tearing itself apart

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:38:18 +0000

the Trump subreddit is slowly dominating the site through manipulation and inaction

Lois Lane on Facebook

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:32:02 +0000

face recognition is Superman's other kryptonite

Slack client for the Commodore 64

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:30:29 +0000


Jenn Schiffer and Lucy Bellwood at XOXO 2016

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:13:24 +0000

Two talks from this year's XOXO worth watching, from engineer/artist @jennschiffer and cartoonist @LuBellWoo.


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:45:09 +0000

OpenType font that mingles charts with text

Seagulls! (Stop It Now)

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:57:38 +0000

the sequel to Bushes of Love, both masterpieces

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:05:42 +0000

your eyes are your wallet

Auralnauts’ Attack of the Phantom Past

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:02:06 +0000

fifth episode of their brilliant Star Wars remixes; worth it for the opening alone

OK Go’s new music video was filmed in 4.2 seconds

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:28:48 +0000

as usual, the behind-the-scenes is as interesting as the final product

Holiday Hole

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:39:48 +0000

this feels like a metaphor for something, but I don't know what

A Mathematician’s Perspective on the Divide

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:22:32 +0000

Vi Hart argues that age was the critical factor for the election

Liza Daly’s Generative Blackout Poetry

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:19:59 +0000

For NaNoGenMo, @liza made Blackout—a Python script that generates blackout poems in the style of @austinkleon.

Go to Bed

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:41:41 +0000

A few weeks ago, I was rummaging through the Internet Archive’s computer magazine collection and stumbled on these cover illustrations from the Midnite Software Gazette, a Commodore user newsletter that ran from 1980 to 1987. Now, I think about them every time I’m up too late, like tonight, working on my computer well into the night.

Owlchemy’s Mixed Reality update is unreal

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:48:59 +0000

dynamic lighting and transparency with proper depth

A Good Bundle

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:24:08 +0000

absurdly great bundle of 151 indie games, 100% of proceeds to ACLU and Planned Parenthood


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:08:41 +0000

animated 4K interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Secret World of Stuff

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:48:36 +0000

compilations of animator Sean Charmatz's Instagram shorts

in/ex troversion

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:43:28 +0000

short student animation visualizes the feeling of social exhaustion

Looking back at Homestuck, the “internet’s first masterpiece”

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:26:18 +0000

I first wrote about it five years ago this month

John Roderick and the Myth of No Effort

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:15:56 +0000

John Roderick and the myth of no effort—if your work is hard, you're a failure. If it's easy, you're a fraud.

Bandcamp traces the subgenres of vaporwave

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:13:21 +0000

the Bandcamp blog is killing it; see also: Orange Milk Records, Japanese chiptune, Sammus

Who Will Command The Robot Armies?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:55:22 +0000

yet another amazing talk/essay from Maciej Ceglowski

Everything Is Fucked (Keep On Going)

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:49:57 +0000

a 60-second song from MetaFilter's Josh Millard

Full-color video player built in Factorio

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:44:02 +0000

this is just astounding; how it works

IFComp crowns its first non-parser game

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:51:18 +0000

For the first time in its 22 year history, @ifcomp's winner can be played without a keyboard.

Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:51:43 +0000

or just the HUD

Winter in America

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 03:09:50 +0000

a road trip through Donald Trump's America in the days before the election

Teaching good manners to soldiers in the 1940s

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:33:19 +0000

"Ladies do not like the whistling" and other advice from a 1949 Army guide to personal conduct.

Quick, Draw!

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:36:07 +0000

train Google's neural net with your crappy drawings

Washington Post interviews a fake news profiteer

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:46 +0000

"satire," my ass

Watching the Election from The Post-Truth Future

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:41 +0000

Christina Xu on fake viral news in China

Jason Scott on porting VLC to the browser

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:53:01 +0000

like the Emularity, a project with huge potential to make archived works more accessible

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:13:11 +0000

adorably strange browser game about online profiling

The end of, the internet’s biggest and best music collection

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 02:26:12 +0000 shut down, deleting the internet's biggest and best music collection


Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:15:06 +0000

an interactive love story set in the multiverse, directed by Swiss Army Man's DANIELS

Death and MetaFilter

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:22:05 +0000

Josh Millard on coping with death and loss in long-running, close-knit online communities