This is a teaser video (and so, basically, an ad, but I ask of you... what is an ad? ok fine) which I produced for my day job at Occipital, but I think it's mefi worthy because its the first animated render of this complexity-level I ever did pretty much from scratch (with a lot of help and camera work by my co-worker Karla). [more inside]
when a site asks you to sign up for their thing and then the 'no thank you' link is some hot garbage. [more inside]
Remember the Million Dollar Homepage? It's a variation of that idea with 2 main differences: first, we updated the pixel grid to 2016 so now it's a 4K webpage (I suspect it's the first 4K page ever) and second, we don't get to keep any money. We don't even handle any money. You "buy" the pixels by donating to one of 5 different organizations and you just have to send us the receipt. Obligatory Medium post.
Display advertising on the web is kind of broken. It's become an escalating war of all against all, and gamers are the adblockingest demographic there is. Eudaimoneers wants to call a truce, bring back a little trust and integrity, and make things better for indie gaming site owners, for the gamers who visit their sites, for advertisers who want to reach them, and do some good in the process: we will donate 10% of our revenues to charities selected by network members every month. [more inside]
I have over 24,000 16mm educational films from the 1920s thru 1980s and have been sharing them at avgeeks.com (previously). But I still have a ton of films no one else has made available online in good quality, if at all. So every day during the month of August, I'm digitizing and uploading public domain 16mm films that anyone can watch, download and/or repurpose for their own projects, free of charge. They're being collected at av-geeks.tumblr.com, and include The Potheads, a bizarre amateur anti-drug film from 1968, a 1958 interview with Ansel Adams about his craft, sexy industrial porn, Any Boy USA, in which Mr. Whiskey explains the perils of the big city to our hero, and lots more. I'm uploading at least 3 new films a day; the goal is to get to 100 miles (240 hours) of film by the end of the summer.