A fun, frivolous one-trick-pony Tumblr. Inspired by a Mediterranean restaurant in my neighborhood that swaps Δs for As and Σs for Es in their logo, this blog regularly publishes examples of swapped-in geometrically similar letters from various alphabets, regardless of the letters' phonetic similarity. In post descriptions, I also try and swap the original phonemes back in; thus GRΣΣK becomes GRSSK, and (mild) hilarity ensues. Submissions welcome! Shout-out to Bulgaroktonos for blog-naming inspiration.
I made a tumblr to upload scans of my kids' art and homework. Check out JFK and Hitchcock before you decide that sounds utterly boring.
Warranty Porn is a collecting of super high quality products that come with great warranties. My thesis is that a great warranty is the best product quality indicator there is on the market. [more inside]
I work at a public garden as a gardener. I have recently started up a tumblr blog for the garden in addition to my own personal tumblr blog which I've introduced in a previous Metafilter Projects post. [more inside]
Prompts for professional writers in un-creative fields. [more inside]
The Oracle of Mefi is a collection of intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over Mefi. [more inside]
My interviewing website, called Conversus, is a place where people can tell any story they want. My experience interviewing includes as a radio, television, print reporter and as well as a freelance videographer and writer, and through my work as a public affairs officer. Because I have talked to hundreds of people during my career (maybe thousands), I have a good sense for what motivates people to share, namely asking a simple question and then, listening. I have had many five minute conversations with strangers who's stories could've been made into indie film sagas, only to have them disappear never to be seen again. I think these interactions are the stuff that fuel us and give us empathy for each other. [more inside]
I stay in a lot of hotels for work, and have become fascinated with the bizzarre carpet patterns often found in the hallways. I have collected them here for your viewing pleasure.
[Citation Needed] - The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing is a collection of some of our all-time favorite entries from the blog of the same name. It has over two hundred examples of so bad it's funny Wikipedia writing with commentary from me and Josh Fruhlinger (from the Comics Curmudgeon blog.) And best of all, it's free for the Kindle for the next few days!
Meme Pool is a Tumblr blog that "evolves" new posts. Genotypes are post tags, phenotypes are Creative Commons images from Flickr, and mutations are introduced by the blog's followers. I wrote it in Python. Here's a more detailed description.
Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
A new photoblog documenting Portland one square foot at a time. Flora, fauna, graffiti, food, art, &c. A few new pictures each day. [more inside]
Astonish your friends with these Canadian facts, many of which are up to 100% true! [more inside]
Chronicling the great and under-appreciated pants of our time. [more inside]
These are all my shirts. I’m going through my closet shirt-by-shirt until I’ve worn them all, posting pictures and short histories.
Satirical, 1st person weblog about current "hot topics" [more inside]
I have been collecting screenshots of clever stunts and UI details in web apps and thought I'd make it a tumblog and generally available. What can I improve? Thanks for all suggestions (and even submissions of course)
Sex and Paradoxes is a new tumblr I've started. It's pretty much exactly what it says it is. NSFW!
My attempt to turn some of the existing LOLHIPSTERS sites on their ear by way of deconstruction. At least, that's the highbrow explanation. At the very least, I want to satirize the mocking of my hipster brethren around the world.
Ok guys, hypertext novels sure are the worst. Here's another nonetheless. [more inside]
I started a tumblr of miniature and tiny things. [more inside]