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Structured text editor component for the web
In a deplorable lapse of judgement, I decided that I would be the person to fix the sorry state of online content writing, where sites currently either use crude HTML or Markdown input fields, or infuriating WYSIWYG components. Seven months later, there is ProseMirror, an alpha-stage piece of software that might just grow into the editor I want the web to use. It even does collaborative editing because some problems are just hard to resist.
posted by marijn at 12:49 PM on August 18, 2015 - 6 comments


Through 50 States in 70 Days (with an American flag)
General Peter Pace (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and his wife asked my friend Larry, a retired Maine schoolteacher, to carry an American flag through all 50 states. He invited me to come along as navigator and trip photographer.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:53 PM on August 20, 2015 - 2 comments


Scenes from a peep show log book
I worked at a famous peep show for five years and we had a log book where we would talk about things that happened at work. I'm taking tidbits and posting them on this blog. It's a work in progress as I am nowhere near getting them all photographed and uploaded and even further away from annotating it as much as it needs.
posted by josher71 at 6:54 AM on August 30, 2015 - 2 comments


Brian & Lindsay Will Totally Eat That
I created this show - the first video series from our media network MaximumFun.org. It's called Brian & Lindsay Will Totally Eat That, and I made two very nice young people eat all kinds of weird stuff and I'm very proud of it.
posted by YoungAmerican at 6:42 PM on September 1, 2015


Reel of work from 2011 to 2014
A reel that showcases a selection of my work from 2011 to August 2014. tessmartinart.com Unless otherwise stated, all clips are from personal films.
posted by tessmartin at 7:10 AM on May 1, 2015


The Pocket Radio Theater Presents: The Bootleggers
It is March 1921. After the U.S. Congress passes the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, the sale and import of alcoholic beverages becomes a FELONY. The amendment does nothing to slack the thirst of a nation in the grips of the excesses of the JAZZ AGE, however, and an entire generation of CRIMINALS, LOW-LIFES, CHARLATANS, and RAKEHELLS rises to meet the challenge of supplying that thirst. THE BOOTLEGGERS follows two ROCHESTER rumrunners as they smuggle booze across Lake Ontario in an old sailboat while avoiding the LAW, the GANGSTERS, the WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION, and the occasional GREAT LAKE SQUALL.
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns at 9:54 AM on April 22, 2015 - 1 comment


MODERN HORROR TALES
Ten morbidly modern sources of the dreads in daily life.
posted by The Whelk at 8:22 AM on April 14, 2015 - 6 comments


The Green Fence Project
For many Los Angeles residents, the green fence represents dramatic change. Its arrival signals a tear down of an older home and months-long construction of a mcmansion on their street. The Green Fence Projects documents the transformation in one neighborhood that's seeing a growing number of these tear downs and build ups.
posted by tallthinone at 12:34 PM on April 9, 2015 - 2 comments


Irish-American Dining
Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, an ongoing project looking at food that is explicitly Irish-American. With recipes!
posted by maxsparber at 6:41 AM on March 16, 2015 - 14 comments


LimeGong
The seventies remembered. An ongoing review of a fascinating, under appreciated decade – 1970 to 1979. A look back at the culture, news, music, art and notable people of the era.
posted by davebush at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2015 - 4 comments


BetterWithArt - A blog for art lovers, lookers and makers
What it says on the tin! My goal is to share my enjoyment of art in an unpretentious, accessible fashion. Dedicated to the premise that life is better with art. Hope you like!
posted by ecorrocio at 8:00 PM on February 23, 2015 - 7 comments


Irish for Americans
An ongoing project to identify Irish words used in American English, especially by members of the Irish-American community.
posted by maxsparber at 9:50 AM on February 11, 2015 - 10 comments


The first science fiction anthology to focus on the immigrant experience
How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens explores the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting, with fiction and poetry from Sturgeon winner Sarah Pinsker, James Tiptree, Jr., Award winner Nisi Shawl and Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award winner Ken Liu, as well as 32 other writers, most of them themselves immigrants or the children of immigrants.
posted by joannemerriam at 10:38 AM on February 11, 2015 - 3 comments


Drinking My Way Through the Literary 1930's
I have been reading and reviewing drinks from the 1935 recipe book, So Red the Nose, along with the books they are based on.
posted by Alexandra Michelle at 7:41 PM on January 31, 2015 - 7 comments


Moshpit Memories
Moshpit Memories contains seven years' worth of trivia, anecdotes and gig reviews from my old diaries as a music fan at the height of UK pub rock, punk and ska. I started the diaries in 1975, when I was just 16 and ended them in 1981. Among the gigs I saw – and have described here - you’ll find a 1977 Clash show in a sweaty little club (plus the NYC appearance which gave us London Calling’s cover two years later), Lynyrd Skynyrd supporting the Stones at Knebworth, pre-fame encounters with both Ian Dury and Shane MacGowan, the Damned becoming the first punk band to play a major London venue, the Ruts frantically improvising on the first night Malcolm Owen went missing and a couple of wonderfully chaotic label revue tours by Stiff and 2-Tone. Live music in Britain has never been more exciting, I had an almost indecent amount of fun and you can read all about it at the link above.
posted by Paul Slade at 6:53 AM on January 1, 2015 - 4 comments


THE GUEST
I produced a new movie called THE GUEST. It comes out this week in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, and San Antonio. The film is currently at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and played at Sundance, SXSW, and the Toronto International Film Festival. It's by the same writing/directing/producing team as YOU'RE NEXT. You can see the trailer and theater listings on our official site.
posted by kcalder at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2014 - 8 comments


True Music Facts Wednesday
On Wednesday, September 4 last year, I sent a friend a piece of music trivia and (jokingly) claimed that it was "just like we do every Wednesday." Then I decided to actually start doing it. Yesterday marked entry 52 - one year of "True Music Facts Wednesday." All 52 entries are posted at the link, and I have previously posted 3 of the stories to the Blue (1, 2, 3). Other favorites include the genesis of the "Amen Break," the story of Vaughn Meader's rise to (and sudden fall from) superstardom, Blues Traveler's hidden-in-plain-sight taunt in "Hook," the story of Jason Everman's stints with two of grunge's biggest bands, the hip hop #1 that was inspired by Spuds MacKenzie, the joke offer that (maybe, almost) reunited John and Paul in 1976, and the accidental, serendipitous creation of "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
posted by AgentRocket at 10:14 AM on September 4, 2014 - 2 comments


Let's build a browser engine!
I work for Mozilla as a web browser developer. I've found that it's hard to learn the inner workings of a browser, so I started building a “toy” HTML/CSS rendering engine designed to be easy to understand and modify. This is the first in a series of articles that will explain the code I wrote, and also walk you through the process of writing your own toy rendering engine from scratch.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:49 AM on August 8, 2014 - 3 comments


Mario: animated short
In Italian playgrounds a song is chanted that dates back to World War I. This paint on glass animation tells this dark tale of a soldier who returns home from war to find his girlfriend has left him.
posted by tessmartin at 2:27 PM on July 14, 2014 - 2 comments


Digital Covers for Over 400 Children's Books
I'm digitizing the covers of a significant portion of my children's book collection and posting them to my Flickr account. Among the items in that collection is a book shaped card game called Dr. Quack which is sort of like Mad Libs. I've parsed out the story and the accompanying cards into a twitter feed just for snicks and giggles. The rest of the books are typically either science books, textbooks, or early examples of cross media licensing based on comic strips, radio shows, TV shows, or movies.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:27 AM on September 27, 2013 - 7 comments


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