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RIP My Menchies: Thoughts on Going Viral
I had a tweet blow up for the first time and it changed the way I use Twitter and think of Twitter. Here are my thoughts on that.
posted by griphus at 8:12 PM on November 11, 2016


I Married a Jew
A meditation of what a crazy 1939 essay in The Atlantic can tell us about white fragility and the rise of Trump.
posted by maxsparber at 11:13 AM on November 17, 2016 - 2 comments


Blisters, corrugations, creases, cusps, furrows, grooves, undulations, wrinkles...
An atlas of thin film patterns.
posted by Mapes at 9:10 PM on November 21, 2016 - 1 comment


Cybersecurity for the Trumped
Because I'm worried for all those who now find themselves (soon to be) living under a government that they cannot trust, I've decided to try my best to help people enhance their online privacy and security. So I have started posting on this blog about the risks, and the things we can do to help avoid them.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:25 AM on November 22, 2016 - 6 comments


Girl With Pearl Earring
I worked on a video for Ted Ed, the educational branch of TED Talks. It’s about the Dutch Renaissance painter Jan Vermeer, and specifically, his painting The Girl with a Pearl Earring. It was created with frame by frame animation under the camera, some paint on glass animation, some Photoshop animation, and a lot of After Effects compositing. This blog post has a link to the video, stills, and behind the scenes shots.
posted by tessmartin at 2:20 PM on November 2, 2016 - 3 comments


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


ROAR!
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


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