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Lorem Ipsum
I have done broad nib calligraphy for the last two years. From somewhat rough beginnings, I have gotten pretty good!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:47 AM on September 3, 2016 - 2 comments

From Garching to Innsbruck in 7 days
I’ve recently finished my master’s degree in computer science at the Technical University of Munich and will walk to my hometown in Austria over the course of seven days, starting tomorrow (14 September, 9:00 CEST). This website is my hiking journal.
posted by wachhundfisch at 9:15 AM on September 13, 2016 - 3 comments

A Visual History of Urbanization
This map shows a 5,700-year timelapse of the world's cities being born one-by-one, starting with the first known city, Eridu, in 3700 BC. The data is from one of the coolest academic studies I've come across in a long time, which compiled a comprehensive dataset of the world's cities and their historic populations, from 3700 BC to 2000 AD.
posted by mgalka at 7:07 AM on June 20, 2016

History of Sweeney Todd
Some years ago, I heard that Sweeney Todd was based on a true story and I began setting out to do more research on the matter. I quickly discovered that the source which claimed the story was true was highly questionable, but it led me into my own historical search, finding ultimately that the story of Sweeney Todd began as a French story -- and possibly as an urban legend relating to some early 19th century city planning.
posted by Peregrine Pickle at 11:14 PM on May 9, 2016

What Happened to Country Music?
I analyzed 50 years of country music lyrics to show how much they've changed.
posted by neat graffitist at 8:11 AM on May 1, 2016

Tangemeenie - The Big Dismal
It breaks my heart it had to go down this way, but I'm finally releasing the last album my wife Lori and I made as Tangemeenie before our recent split. I'm in between paying gigs at the moment and our family is in a difficult transition period, so if nothing else, consider buying it and spreading the word to help a fellow human being out.
posted by saulgoodman at 9:25 AM on February 26, 2016 - 2 comments

Economic Justice & Abuse in the Music Industry
A deep dive into how abuse by higher ups in the music industry is both an economic and social issue, and how our perceptions of those in power can bias us against supporting victims. It touches on two recent cases of shady and sexually abusive behavior from two record label heads (Calvin Johnson of K Records, Michael Gira of Swans) and the #freekesha movement.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:24 PM on February 26, 2016 - 1 comment

Hillary Clinton Voted for the War
Sign up for daily reminders.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:17 PM on February 28, 2016

Write Pay
I make money writing online. This project explains some of the nuts and bolts of how I do that successfully.
posted by Michele in California at 1:32 PM on February 17, 2016 - 7 comments

I made a guitar
I built a solid body electric guitar from scratch and wrote a rather long, detailed account of the process. Only partly a how-to, I wrote about what was required, what I learned, mistakes I made, and what I'd do different next time.
posted by bondcliff at 6:46 AM on January 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Money Boss
Ten years ago in this space, I announced my new money blog called Get Rich Slowly. With your support, that blog grew into a business and a career. Now I've launched a new money blog called Money Boss, which covers "advanced personal finance". Money Boss is about achieving early retirement and financial independence, about mastering your money -- and your life. Because it's great to get rich slowly, but I believe you can do better!
posted by jdroth at 8:01 AM on January 19, 2016 - 4 comments

The Last Days and Strange Death of Horace Greeley
On November 13, 1872, a week after he lost the most lopsided Presidential election in history, and two weeks before his death, Horace Greeley wrote a letter to nobody, fueled by the paranoia brought on by a nervous breakdown. The letter is a heartbroken litany his debts and mistakes, some real, most imaginary. This is that letter.
posted by kleinmatic at 1:53 PM on January 10, 2016

I illustrated a children's book!
posted by the_blizz at 1:02 PM on October 8, 2015 - 3 comments

The Astronaut Instruction Manual
It's an astronaut instruction manual. For pre-teens.
posted by Mike Mongo at 6:27 PM on October 19, 2015 - 1 comment

Into The Fire
Into The Fire (youtube - vimeo) is a short stop motion film about death and what comes after, made this weekend as part of the 2015 Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge.
posted by dng at 10:28 PM on October 4, 2015

Death is the Mother of Beauty
An instrumental doom metal album.
posted by gwint at 10:17 PM on September 23, 2015 - 3 comments

April 86 - You get a free Kindle book, I get published
I'm trying to get my new novel April 86 published through Amazon's new Kindle Scout program. If you go to the link and click "Nominate Me", and enough other people do so, you will all get a free copy of the book. So what's the book about? Read on . . .
posted by Outlawyr at 8:34 AM on September 6, 2015 - 7 comments

10 cent stories, typewritten while you wait
For two years I've been busking with a typewriter and a sign that says "10 cent stories typewritten while you wait". Just today I got an essay about it published in the toast and I've begun putting all of my stories and pictures of people I wrote them for on twitter @10centstories or #10centstories
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns at 11:17 AM on September 9, 2015 - 5 comments

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

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