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Incredible Doom
Today my friend Matt and I are finally launching a new web & print comic series we’ve been working on for almost a year. It’s about teenagers in the '90s getting into life & death situations over the early Internet.
posted by churl at 1:22 PM on October 3, 2017 - 8 comments

Annotated Chicken Slaughter
Our farmer friend culled his flock of chickens and we went out to help. I wrote up a description of how to turn a live chicken in to something resembling what you would pick up at the supermarket. Content warning: includes descriptions of killing and processing chickens. Photos are mostly gore-free but may not be appropriate for everyone.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:37 AM on September 18, 2017 - 5 comments

Three unofficial Metafilter web-extensions
Rewrites of three existing Metafilter Greasemonkey scripts in web extension format.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 7:06 AM on September 25, 2017 - 3 comments

Call Ahead
I hate making phone calls, so I made a service to do it for me. Is a restaurant open? Does a store carry something in stock? Just text us, and one of our VAs will call for you.
posted by philosophistry at 7:43 AM on September 28, 2017 - 3 comments

Peer inside container ships using a radio
This software library helps you capture AIS messages broadcast by passing ships and then to join them with public data sets that reveal what the ships are carrying.
posted by refractal at 10:28 AM on September 26, 2017

Shtacks: Type a painting
I doodle on my iPad during my train commute. I finished painting the alphabet. So I made a site where you can type with paintings. Type in the grey text box to get an image. The image is resized to fit your browser window. On desktop browsers you can download the image as a PNG. Anything you type is appended to the URL, the back button works, and you can share the link with your image. Like this.
posted by device55 at 5:51 PM on August 13, 2017 - 2 comments

FatFinger is a library that allows you to run JavaScript full of typos. It will look at your code, attempt to guess at your intent, and do its best to make the code runnable. Rather than a tool to clean up code, FatFinger encourages the programmer to leave the code full of errors and fully embrace the chaos of JavaScript.
posted by rottytooth at 1:29 PM on August 9, 2017 - 9 comments

The truth has got its boots on: an evidence-based response to James Damore's Google memo
In which I have a very, very thorough walk through the relevant literature about gender and the workplace, and.... uh, cite over a hundred peer reviewed works in doing so while I refute effectively ever point I can find in Mr. Damore's 'memo.' I'm currently working on getting the footnotes linked within the piece and getting a functional table of contents rolling, but this is up and linkable for anyone as of right this second. All effort has been made to find non-paywalled PDFs of all links cited in the document.
posted by sciatrix at 10:46 PM on August 18, 2017 - 1 comment

Snakehead Trade Whiskey
I made whiskey based on frontier and Wild West recipes that called for tobacco, leather, and hot peppers. As well as gunpowder and a rattlesnake head. This is the story of making and drinking what seemed like potentially poisonous thing I have ever ingested.
posted by maxsparber at 8:54 PM on August 23, 2017 - 1 comment

Film photography website get!
I'm a film photographer based in NYC and I finally bit the bullet, scanned a load of negatives, bought a URL + hosting, and put up a website. Mostly black and white (some color), mostly medium format (some 4x5 large format or 35mm), in a couple different genres. There's some moody street work, a fun hot sauce expo, NYC Pride 2016, and much more for your delectation. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 10:42 AM on August 7, 2017 - 5 comments

Rassler, an 8-bit pro wrestling RPG
A retro-inspired pro wrestling role playing game I've been working on, set in the territorial era of pro wrestling (the 60s-80s more or less). It's pay-what-you-can and will be forever.
posted by zerolives at 11:59 AM on July 18, 2017 - 1 comment

Mk Mrc Grt Gn! A Disemvoweling Twitter Bot
Inspired by a tweet from (metafilter's own) Maciej Cegłowski, I made a dumb Twitter bot using Glitch one night that disemvowels 45's mouthspew on Twitter as if he were a dumb troll trying his best to annoy the mods. The resulting tweets are collected at @Dsmvwld_PTS.
posted by snortasprocket at 7:37 AM on July 28, 2017

"Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life"
It is with the greatest pleasure that I share with you Radical Technologies, the book referred to here, and for so much of which I'm indebted to conversations that have happened here.
posted by adamgreenfield at 6:24 AM on July 17, 2017 - 8 comments

I trained an A.I. to Ask Metafilter...
Last time, I trained an LSTM neural network to generate British placenames. This time, I trained one on Ask Metafilter questions to see if the questions it generated might tell us anything about humanity. (Spoilers: yes, of course it did).
posted by danhon at 5:00 PM on August 3, 2017 - 12 comments

AI Generated Movie Posters
I built this website to generate movie posters using a neural network. The titles and tag-lines are generated by the AI, everything else is somewhat designed and randomized. Super random, so occasionally offensive.
posted by OrangeGloves at 3:18 PM on July 10, 2017 - 8 comments

More cowbell
Yet another 0.999/1.000/1.001 phase music thingumy. For reasons unknown this comment popped into my mind today, and having some spare time, I did the next best thing.
posted by farlukar at 9:34 AM on July 1, 2017 - 3 comments

3 Generations of Tools, Photographed
I'm a third generation stagehand. My father and grandfather were both theatrical carpenters, and my father is also an antique tool collector. Many of the images are literally the drawers out of his roadbox and various tool chests at his home, others are some of my favorite pieces of his. I've been posting them with my recollections of a lifetime with these tools, or with stories from my father or grandfather.
posted by nevercalm at 6:33 PM on June 9, 2017 - 3 comments

Used Photos
I've just had a book of my photography published by Southern Glossary.
posted by komara at 10:22 PM on June 21, 2017 - 4 comments

I say Moo! You say Party! is a pure-Javascript website allowing you to script monologues and dialogues between ASCII-art cows. It was inspired by a combination of Tony Monroe's cowsay program and .party domains going for under three bucks. It is part of my ongoing campaign to increase the amount of silliness on the Internet.
posted by suetanvil at 7:07 PM on June 7, 2017 - 5 comments

One Light Portrait Project
I've been photographing everyone at my workplace. I have one light, a grey wall, and about 5 minutes per person.
posted by nevercalm at 11:03 AM on May 5, 2017 - 7 comments

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