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Palantir Knows Everything About You

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:21:59 +0000

Businessweek profile on Peter Thiel's dystopian data-mining operation



NVidia’s image inpainting with neural networks

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:27:07 +0000

next-level content-aware fills



Mimi Choi’s makeup artistry

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:35:21 +0000

intensely disturbing makeup illusions



SmugMug buys Flickr

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:51:47 +0000

they want to keep it going, but hard to imagine the archives staying online indefinitely



Ready Player One is the roadmap to digital dystopia

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:09:00 +0000

the utopian belief that technology would make all voices equal instead of amplifying existing social inequality



SkyKnit

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:02:46 +0000

Janelle Shane trained a neural network to generate knitting patterns, and Ravelry knitters made them



Sexual harassment was rampant at Coachella

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:00:29 +0000

the writer herself was groped 22 times



The new Nancy comics are pretty great

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:57:20 +0000

for the first time in its 85 year history, it's drawn by a woman, a pseudonymous webcomics artist



Multiplayer Minesweeper

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 02:22:45 +0000

you probably need the distraction right now



Joe Veix on YouTube Face

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:50:27 +0000

exaggerated facial expressions in thumbnails is "clickbait, attaining human form"



Leap Motion open-sources low-cost AR headset design

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:24:59 +0000

the hand-tracking experiments by Keiichi Matsuda are incredible



Jelly Mario

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:23:23 +0000

world 1-2 is unnerving



FontCode

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:54:11 +0000

embedding hidden information in text documents by slightly modifying glyphs



Minit, an adventure game played 60 seconds at a time

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:47:21 +0000

can't recommend highly enough; out now for PC/Mac, Xbox, PS4



Cloudflare announces 1.1.1.1, free privacy-conscious DNS

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:32:33 +0000

instantly switched



xkcd’s right-click

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:06:25 +0000

turn on dark web mode



Firefox announces Facebook Container Extension

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:08:03 +0000

quarantines your Facebook identity in a container inaccessible to third parties



Sketch Machine

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 02:45:39 +0000

fun little looping animation tool by Casey Reas



ViperCard

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:23:52 +0000

open-source recreation of HyperCard; you can run emulated stacks on the IA too



The Internet Archive’s Handheld History Collection

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:49:32 +0000

handheld electronic games emulated by MAME, now in Javascript



Constellations

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:47:12 +0000

weird little peg string game; try it as a musical toy



Pro Publica/Mother Jones exposé on age discrimination at IBM

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:35:16 +0000

they systematically and illegally targeted older workers for layoffs



March For Our Lives

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:59:48 +0000

838 events happening worldwide on Saturday, hope to see you there



Behind the scenes of Spike Jonze’s “Welcome Home” Apple commercial

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:48:12 +0000

one of the best ads I've ever seen






GQ feature on the solitary success of Stardew Valley

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:38:49 +0000

nearly five years of obsessive, solo development fortunately found an audience



Twitch streaming every episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:35:10 +0000

to celebrate Fred Rogers' 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the show



XOXO returns in 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:20:51 +0000

we're back after a year off, kicking things off with four talented artists livestreaming an XOXO mural all day today



Kottke.org turns 20

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:52 +0000

"kottke.org isn’t so much a thing I’m making but a process I’m going through"



Charlie Warzel on Bitcoin mining towns and local backlash

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:41:26 +0000

cryptocurrency prospectors setting up shop in Montana, Washington, and Wyoming for cheap electricity



Inside the booming black market for Spotify playlists

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:31:10 +0000

the new payola



The Broccoli Tree: A Parable

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:19:19 +0000

"If we hoard and hide what we love, we can still lose it; only then, we're alone in the loss."



Heather Havrilesky interviews Daniel Mallory Ortberg on coming out as trans and his new book

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:14:02 +0000

Ortberg continues to be an internet treasure; the book's out today



Only Slightly Exaggerated

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:47:47 +0000

Oregon's tourism board commissioned a Miyazaki-inspired animation blending magical creatures with real-life Oregon locations



National Geographic confronts its racist history

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:50:45 +0000

related: New York Times adding obituaries for prominent women it originally ignored



Inside Cuba’s El paquete semanal, a weekly 1TB dump of copyrighted media

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:40:33 +0000

absent of broadband, industrious pirates are charging for coordinated Sneakernet file transfers, including YouTube videos and magazines with ads



The Rubik’s Contraption

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:06:44 +0000

building a robot to solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds



Steamed Hams Inc.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:51:39 +0000

inspired by Steamed Hams But It's All Star



Hypercard Zine

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:38:39 +0000

an upcoming zine of new Hypercard stacks



The Verge on the history of Know Your Meme

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:18:11 +0000

not mentioned: Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron's arrest for stealing from Syrian refugees



You Think You Know Me is now available

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:42:45 +0000

my wife's delightful Kickstarter-funded card game is out, so I made a website for it



Jeremy Keith on forced SSL, AMP, and abuse of power

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:21:04 +0000

Google and Mozilla are trying to improve the web, but making new barriers to entry



Vi Hart’s Peace for Triple Piano

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:04:41 +0000

"a spherical video in a mathematically triplified space with symmetry in space-time"; how it was made



One Hour One Life

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:22:18 +0000

Jason Rohrer's new game merges Passage and Sleep Is Death into something completely new



Future Fonts

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:36:52 +0000

get access to fonts in development at a deep discount; like Steam Early Access for type designers



Battleship Solitaire

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:28:24 +0000

like Picross meets Battleship



You Got This!

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:21:41 +0000

a free 20-page zine about making web apps with Node



Buzzfeed profiles the Florida teens working to stop mass shootings

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:20:36 +0000

this is amazing



Every art reference in BoJack Horseman

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:54 +0000

I want that Hockney print



Add “View Image” back to Google Images

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:14:49 +0000

sorry, copyright maximalists, I can't live without it