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CallGov.us
CallGov.us is a simple tool for calling your senators and representatives in Congress -- you can create scripts and calls-to-action, track your calls, and share with friends.
posted by anotherthink at 3:08 PM on November 29, 2016 - 3 comments


Hive Mind Playlists
Magically translate AskMe song recommendations into Spotify playlists (it takes a minute or two).
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 7:52 AM on November 27, 2016 - 5 comments


Making a PBJ in 2016
After having read enough articles about exasperation about there being just too much stuff in JavaScript, I decided to write one as well – about my trip to the grocery store!
posted by ignignokt at 10:06 AM on October 4, 2016 - 4 comments


A long post about three months' worth of mass shootings
I wrote up a list of all the mass shootings that had happened in January, February and March of this year, and posted it to Facebook. Each event had a brief write-up from whatever news source I could find. Following the list are a bunch of words about the results of posting the list to Facebook, trends noticed, and a brief bit about what it's like, emotionally, to actually compile that list.
posted by FeatherWatt at 8:10 PM on October 13, 2015 - 2 comments


a month of YouTube viral video data
I went thru a month of the top videos on YouTube and found some interesting things.
posted by darkpony at 12:53 PM on June 8, 2016


syzer - find large files in directories
Have you ever wanted to quickly find the largest files within a complex directory, but have trouble remembering the syntax for the find command? This might come in handy.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:32 AM on May 20, 2016 - 2 comments


Handle Your Business: a short book about managing your tiny business
A few years ago a friend of mine who owns a small consulting business was freaking out about their tax bill. Another posted about *their* huge tax bill and how they were going to have to go on a payment plan. Then a third was trying to figure out their retirement options. My book Handle Your Business is for them, and if you run (or want to run) a small business, it's for you too.
posted by zrail at 10:36 AM on May 4, 2016


Daily condensed MLB game videos, delivered to your inbox
This was my weekend project - it delivers a link to MLB's condensed game videos (12-15 min long) direct to your inbox every day at 7AM EST. I find it useful to keep up-to-date with what's going on with my team in a different time zone.
posted by The Ted at 7:03 AM on April 27, 2016 - 2 comments


lexiconjure
A twitter bot that uses machine learning to define invented words, posting truncated definitions on Twitter and complete ones on Tumblr. Tweet @lexiconjure a made-up word, and it'll define it for you.
posted by TheMadStork at 9:08 PM on February 20, 2016 - 4 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


Composer's Sketchpad
Composer's Sketchpad is an iPad sequencer-ish app for quickly jotting down musical ideas. In brief, the app presents you with a giant pannable and zoomable canvas that you can draw musical notes on. I wanted to create a modern take on sheet music, but without any of the legacy limitations; as a result, you can start each note at any time and bend it to any pitch, giving you the ability sketch out expressive solos and complex rhythms with no extra effort. (You can also turn on time or pitch snapping if you like.) Navigation, editing, and playback are carefully designed to be as frictionless as possible, and over 100 different instruments (as well as a percussion set) are available. Your music is saved automatically without any limit on the total number of sketches. Apple Pencil supported!
posted by archagon at 2:18 PM on January 11, 2016 - 5 comments


What Your Facebook Birthday Wish Says About You
Building on the groundbreaking research of Virginia Heffernan, I have finally, after months of tireless research, completed my exhaustive taxonomy of Facebook birthday wishes. Published in the "Daily Shouts" section of the academic Journal of Upper East Side Sociology (aka "The New Yorker").
posted by ericbop at 10:13 AM on January 7, 2016 - 2 comments


Goal Horns!
I made a twitter bot, @goalhorns, that tweets out a randomly selected NHL goal horn every few hours.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:43 AM on November 20, 2015 - 1 comment


Explaining Einstein's General Relativity on its 100th Anniversary, with the BBC
It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of General Relativity! The BBC recorded a conversation with me about Einstein's ideas, and they turned that recording into a short animated video. If you want to know more about general relativity, then (in my extremely biased opinion), this is a simple and fast explanation of the basic idea. (Also, I do not own the shirt that my animated avatar is wearing, but I wish I did.)
posted by freelanceastro at 1:17 PM on November 18, 2015 - 2 comments


Tufte CSS
Style your webpage like Edward Tufte's handouts!
posted by daveliepmann at 3:35 PM on August 3, 2015 - 2 comments


Knock knock jokes via autocomplete
This bot creates knock knock jokes by hitting up autocomplete on Google. This is perhaps the dumbest bot of all time. And yet! I am compelled to share amazing jokes like these.
posted by ignignokt at 6:57 PM on July 21, 2015 - 4 comments


Counterfeit Content
My short, sorry stint in SEO was the strangest job I've ever had. I was asked to create hundreds of imaginary webmasters and write little "About Me" biographies of their lives for fake blogs that only Google's webcrawlers were meant to read. They gave me the site name, I wrote the bio, and a coworker added manipulated photos. I did this for many months. I began to get bored... and then I began to get weird.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 4:06 PM on June 30, 2015 - 4 comments


Uber, but for
Why spend time and effort coming up with "Uber, but for _____" jokes when you can put a robot to work to do it for you?
posted by moonmilk at 7:57 PM on May 25, 2015 - 11 comments


106.js
Play an 80s synth in your browser with 106.js, a MIDI-enabled emulation of the Roland Juno-106 synthesizer. Chrome/Desktop only. Github repo here.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:26 AM on May 18, 2015 - 9 comments


Expansive Thoughts, a Tweet Splitter/Separator
Split messages and comments into 140 character chunks.
posted by royalsong at 12:51 PM on May 17, 2015 - 3 comments


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