A new comic series we're launching today in the Incredible Doom universe (that Metafilter has been so kind to!), Eternal September is an intimate, harrowing series about teenagers navigating the wild, dangerous days of the early web. You can read Issue 1 free online today, and you'll be able to read the entire series for free as it's posted to followers. No ads, no trackers, no middlemen, we're going back to our roots on the open web. [more inside]
You might also like... A crowd-sourced short story MetaFilter meta-collection spreadsheet! Anyone can add to it directly. Or add to it by filling out this form. Sort by publisher, author, word count, audio, buyability, and more. [more inside]
A couple of years ago I made a free 8-week writing course in podcast form. Starting from Jan 1st I'm releasing a new, bigger version called The 100 Day Writing Challenge. [more inside]
A gut-wrenching coming of age story of unlikely alliances, magic, daring escapes, young love, and crime sprees, all squeezed over 2400 baud modems. We're so proud to be finally releasing the entire 6-issue print and web comic Incredible Doom free for everyone to read online, no strings attached. We also made a new little video to give you an idea of what it's like. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
It's here! After a year, a new release of the free computational design development environment PUPPICAD. Almost 4000 visual programming modules available, with new advanced computational geometry modules added such as splines, contour cutting and convex hull generation. The full Windows Media3D namespace and the Helix 3D Toolkit have been converted into visual programming modules, so that you can do pretty much anything you can imagine. New mathematical modules for expression evaluation and matrix algebra are also available. Lots of example programs, and a quick-build menu for common geometry objects make it easier then ever to get started. This version can generate visual programming modules on the fly from .NET DLL files, so that users can expand features without having to write any code.
Wonderful Christmastheme is an album of Christmas music by members of Theme Music, a Facebook group in which there is a theme posted every two weeks, and members of the group -- who range from professional musicians to non-musicians singing into their phones -- perform songs that fit the theme. It turns out quite a few Themesters like Christmas music. [more inside]
I've been working on this app for sometime, I think that I have it looking pretty slick. Hopefully it can be of some use of some master chefs out there :) Description --> Welcome to one of the best Kitchen Timers on the Market! Roasting Veal? Like your beef ribs rare? This timer can be your best friend in the kitchen. Features custom presets a finger controlled timer dial, and recipe presents that are searchable by item. Run this timer in quiet mode or enjoy a little nostalgic clicking, just like the real thing. Download it today and get cooking
Hi all! Our company has been experimenting with this crazy comedy project in which we perform the internet, completely verbatim. We've done a bunch of one-night engagements of the project with new themes every time, and for the first time ever we have a 16-performance run. We're performing weekends through May 5th in the west village of NYC. [more inside]
You see an abandoned on the city street. You list it. Anyone can claim it. Basically we've developed an app that whenever you see something like a couch, TV, BBQ, etc. that's been dumped on a street corner, you whip out your iPhone and take a picture of it. The item goes onto a big map, so that anyone can browse and get it for free!
A friend and I decided we wanted to get some Android development under our belt. What better way than to make a retro-themed videogame that harkened back to one of the favorites from my youth? Droidius: 1945 is a short, vertical shooter with old-school graphics and a kickin' rad soundtrack to match. Only a daring ace with skills to match can defeat Hitler and the Nazi Menace. Will you deliver victory? Or defeat? It's at your skillful fingertips!
Show your Solitary with the 99% via a free-use Poster by Molly Crabapple and myself as a reminder that anyone who can't afford to buy a politician is a part of the cause.
I made a new font by averaging all the fonts on my computer.
Every week day, I post a link and a little write-up to a free album, single, or EP. By free, I mean a recording posted by the artist or their label that is available for instant download, pay-what-you-want download, or we'll-email-you-a-link download. (I research enough to be sure the download is legitimate and working at time of post.) Genres are all over the place but include electronic, ambient, indie rock, pop, chiptune, etc. Want to fill your mp3-playing-device for free? Do it here.
For several months now, my first online game, Parliamentarian, has been in a playable testing phase. Even after months of testing, it's still a little rough around the edges, but our small player base seems to enjoy it. The game could use some more players, though, which is why I turn to Metafilter Projects. Vote on bills, stand in elections, and guide your political party and state to dominance in a Dune-like science fiction setting. After signing up, you will have to wait for your state to hold new elections.
It's an app that generates pairs of colors at random, then puts them in a pattern, then lets you adjust and save those colors. [more inside]
I spend a good deal of time in South America and need to keep in touch with work and family, based in the US. Here's some travel communications advice based on what I've learned, most recently from a 4 month stay in Ecuador.
Radiant City, the second album by Good Old Neon, is now available as a free download from our website in a range of formats. Tracks are published under Creative Commons, so feel free to use them in your own non-commercial works. It's electronic indie/pop/rock - Katamari meets Tango-era Fleetwood Mac, or Brian Eno jams with Yeah Yeah Yeahs after Karen O gets on the wrong plane. Something like that. [more inside]
"The Worst" is a St. Joseph, MO-based weekly pop culture podcast hosted by Kellen (me) and Justin. There's some local stuff that might only be of interest if you're from the Kansas City/St. Joseph/Lawrence/Omaha area, but mostly we keep our topics broad. RIYL: You Look Nice Today, Comedy Death Ray, etc. It's something we do strictly for fun, and we hope the fun is infectious. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Free image of the GRAR! Monster for all you DIY artists and remixers and mashers out there. Internet anger has never been more stylish or affordable.