Links for April 29, 2012

Links for April 24, 2012

  • Radio Time Machine
    “Hello, I’m a musical time machine. Go back in time to hear how popular music has changed from 1940 to today, as told by the Billboard Top 100.”

Links for April 23, 2012

Links for April 19, 2012

Links for April 18, 2012

Bill Plympton couch gag for The Simpsons.



Bill Plympton couch gag for The Simpsons.

Links for April 16, 2012

Links for April 15, 2012

  • Drawn – Twitter Text Art Car Commercial
    ‘A Twitter profile from Smart Argentina (@smartArg) features all the frames to a text art animation, a car commercial… the idea being that you press / hold the ‘j’ button on your keyboard to automatically jump to the next tweet in succession.’
  • Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
    ‘An initiative for knowing the people behind a website. It’s a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.’
  • Initializr – Start an HTML5 Boilerplate project in 15 seconds!
  • HTML5 Boilerplate
  • Emilio Gomariz – today and tomorrow
    Animations made from OS X UI transitions.
  • Why Food Isn’t the Point – Kill Screen
    ‘The artist is still performing a real, physical service in preparing a meal, but the food itself is not the endpoint. His game is to underline the social aspect and the fundamental transaction of cooking: the actual dinner is secondary to his preparation of the meal for you, and the staged context that you enjoy it in—in this case the unlikely background of an art museum.’
  • Gamasutra – Features – Defender’s Quest: By the Numbers
    ‘The upshot is that on Kong, the score depends more on the first impressions of a large audience, trends downwards over time, and is more vulnerable to one star hate-reviews. On Newgrounds a devoted fanbase of site regulars can gradually raise the score and easily offset drive-by down-ratings. Shortly after launching, our score on both sites was around 4.11. It’s plateaued on Kong, but it’s up to an unbelievable 4.40 on Newgrounds!’

Links for April 14, 2012

  • Drug-free migraine treatment and more with TheraSpecs Glasses
    ‘Some light can irritate nerves in the eyes and brain. That nerve irritation contributes to headaches, eyestrain, painful light sensitivity (photophobia), and can trigger migraine attacks. TheraSpecs block the unwanted light to provide immediate and lasting relief.’

Links for April 13, 2012

  • Computer Science for Non-Majors Takes Many Forms – NYTimes.com
    ‘Jeannette M. Wing, head of the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University, wrote a manifesto arguing that basic literacy should be redefined to include understanding of computer processes…. There is little agreement within the field, however, about what exactly are the core elements of computational thinking. Nor is there agreement about how much programming students must do, if any, in order to understand it.’