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A Random Walk Through The Library of Congress: LOC Serendipity
The Library of Congress contains vast troves of digital resources. LOC Serendipity is a website that simulates the experience of exploring a library and skimming eye-catching or interesting titles. From books like, "Dainty dishes for slender incomes," which contains a delicious recipe for beignets, to the oddball early-1800's "Memoirs of the notorious Stephen Burroughs of New Hampshire" to "The forgotten book," published in 2018, this tool enables serendipitous and deeply engaging discovery every day. [more inside]
Underviewed: Searching YouTube Using Default Video File Names
Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it's unlikely that they've shown up in any searches. And it's very likely these videos haven't been seen by all that many people. [more inside]
Github Explorer: Finding random interesting software projects
Basically one part a way of finding interesting open source software projects on github, one part an experiment in discovery mechanisms. Like Wikipedia's Random Article feature, only less prone to giving you uninteresting things. [more inside]
Map and streaming playlist of the best non-commercial college radio stations.
After discovering two amazing college radio stations in my proximity (KZSU - Stanford and KFJC - Foothills College), I began listening not only from my car but wherever I had a high speed internet connection. Thus I began a mission to identify all similarly awesome stations in the USA/Canada. The result is 77 high-quality streaming commercial-free radio stations that you can load into a convenient playlist. Surely this beats the repetitive, commercial music discovery sites out there. It has been an extremely rewarding project for me, and I hope you enjoy it too! [more inside]