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Tech industry April Fool's joke generator
For startups who haven't executed on their minimum viable funny yet.
posted by bwerdmuller at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2014

Egress Methods
Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity.
posted by aparrish at 3:38 PM on March 20, 2014 - 5 comments

TileArray is a web application that converts uploaded images into photo mosaics of up to 6400x6400 pixels. Users can create, preview, download, and personalize their creations, then share them through social networks and in a gallery at the site.
posted by quarantine at 9:53 AM on March 20, 2014 - 3 comments

Soundslice interactive sheet music player
Sheet music / guitar tabs rendered entirely in the browser, synced with a real audio recording. Slow down without changing pitch, loop sections, resize notation dynamically. Demo video.
posted by adrian_h at 1:21 PM on March 17, 2014 - 9 comments

Steller - Story telling app.
An iPhone app that lets you make stories out of photos, videos and text, and then publish it and share it. And you can read other peoples stories.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:08 PM on March 12, 2014 - 5 comments

Finnegans Sleep
I took the first few paragraphs from the first ten chapters of Finnegans Wake, printed them onto strips of paper, then punched out the vowels (always Y!) and ran the cards through a punchcard music box player mounted on the wall in my bathroom.
posted by stokast at 9:06 AM on March 10, 2014 - 1 comment

UX Launchpad
Hello! UX Launchpad is a one day design course in Seattle. The event is built with non-designers in mind, and so far we've had a great blend of developers, PMs, fine artists, and interaction designers looking to learn more. Classes are designed to be small and hands-on.
posted by jragon at 7:09 PM on March 1, 2014

DotDotCo: All Signs, All The Time
Who loves signage? I love signage. I also love constantly taking pictures of signs while traveling, and figured it'd be nice to start a tumblr of pleasant signs. Handsome signs, that's all.
posted by redsparkler at 10:59 AM on February 17, 2014 - 2 comments

Notes To Self
Just a simple app to store and organize notes. Still very beta. Uses the browser's localStorage or google drive for note storage so you don't have to sign up for anything, or remember another username/password. If you have a minute, take a look, and let me know if you find anything that didn't work like you'd expect it to, of it you have ideas about how to make it more useful.
posted by nihlton at 12:08 PM on February 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Straight Outta Downton
It's what it sounds like -- a rap about Downton Abbey based on N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton." An animated music video of sorts, just for fun.
posted by edlundart at 9:03 AM on February 5, 2014 - 4 comments

I work in maps but am generally frustrated with the way the field is taught: so this is my attempt at making educational materials that dial down the corporate tie-ins and talk about concept. I also write about the process of making it and am planning on illustrating & printing it for free/cheap for students.
posted by tmcw at 5:06 PM on January 9, 2014 - 3 comments
Send me an email with your manuscript attached, and I'll print it out and mail it to your publisher for you.
posted by jsturgill at 6:24 PM on January 27, 2014 - 5 comments

Picflood presents an unfiltered stream of pictures publicly posted to Twitter, updated in real time, with or without a filter for text in the tweet. Because of the specific Twitter API stream that Picflood hooks into, users see only a small subset of Twitter photos, but they still come through fast enough that it's hard to fully process each image before it disappears. Very NSFW.
posted by quarantine at 9:59 AM on January 27, 2014 - 3 comments

thinkContext: Progressive Browser Extension
thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing. It works by matching the URL of search engine results, sites you visit or text advertising against a database of progressive campaigns. If it finds a match it inserts unobtrusive icons into the browser. Currently it pulls information from a Union Hotel Guide, an Ethical Restaurant Guide, the Stop Rush Limbaugh advertiser database, The Green Pages, the Bechdel Test Movie database, and the B Corporation directory.
posted by thinkcontext at 8:38 AM on January 18, 2014 - 2 comments

Blorpy: Interesting stories found in comments
Internet comments are a cesspool, but I love them. I've been finding and sharing an interesting comment, mostly ones that tell a great personal story, every day for almost the last year at Some are from Metafilter, some from Reddit and some from Quora. Example posts: More about my reasoning and my thoughts on comments in general here: Comments Aren't Crap
posted by mulligan at 1:46 PM on December 8, 2013 - 4 comments

The Good Notes Are Circled
This is a blog where I hastily transcribe a bit of music and then circle some of the notes that I like.
posted by danb at 11:27 PM on December 10, 2013 - 3 comments

Warranty Porn
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.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:38 PM on December 12, 2013 - 5 comments

A History of the Future in 100 Objects
What are the 100 objects that future historians will pick to define our 21st century? A javelin thrown by an enhanced Paralympian, far further than any normal human? Virtual reality interrogation equipment used by police forces? The world's most expensive glass of water, mined from the moons of Mars? Or desire modification drugs that fuel a brand new religion?
posted by adrianhon at 12:27 PM on December 9, 2013 - 1 comment

Twitter: @FactsAboutEggs
Joke facts about eggs, on Twitter
posted by aubilenon at 11:01 PM on December 3, 2013 - 2 comments

Horace Rumpole on "You're The Expert"
You're The Expert is a live show and podcast that makes academic research fun and accessible through comedy. I appeared on a special episode taped at the Boston Book Festival in my capacity as a rare book and manuscript librarian at Harvard's Houghton Library. Also available from Stitcher or as a direct mp3 link.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:21 PM on October 29, 2013 - 2 comments

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