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UX Launchpad
Hello! UX Launchpad is a one day design course in Seattle. The event is built with non-designers in mind, and so far we've had a great blend of developers, PMs, fine artists, and interaction designers looking to learn more. Classes are designed to be small and hands-on.
posted by jragon at 7:09 PM on March 1, 2014

DotDotCo: All Signs, All The Time
Who loves signage? I love signage. I also love constantly taking pictures of signs while traveling, and figured it'd be nice to start a tumblr of pleasant signs. Handsome signs, that's all.
posted by redsparkler at 10:59 AM on February 17, 2014 - 2 comments

Notes To Self
Just a simple app to store and organize notes. Still very beta. Uses the browser's localStorage or google drive for note storage so you don't have to sign up for anything, or remember another username/password. If you have a minute, take a look, and let me know if you find anything that didn't work like you'd expect it to, of it you have ideas about how to make it more useful.
posted by nihlton at 12:08 PM on February 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Straight Outta Downton
It's what it sounds like -- a rap about Downton Abbey based on N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton." An animated music video of sorts, just for fun.
posted by edlundart at 9:03 AM on February 5, 2014 - 4 comments

I work in maps but am generally frustrated with the way the field is taught: so this is my attempt at making educational materials that dial down the corporate tie-ins and talk about concept. I also write about the process of making it and am planning on illustrating & printing it for free/cheap for students.
posted by tmcw at 5:06 PM on January 9, 2014 - 3 comments
Send me an email with your manuscript attached, and I'll print it out and mail it to your publisher for you.
posted by jsturgill at 6:24 PM on January 27, 2014 - 5 comments

Picflood presents an unfiltered stream of pictures publicly posted to Twitter, updated in real time, with or without a filter for text in the tweet. Because of the specific Twitter API stream that Picflood hooks into, users see only a small subset of Twitter photos, but they still come through fast enough that it's hard to fully process each image before it disappears. Very NSFW.
posted by quarantine at 9:59 AM on January 27, 2014 - 3 comments

thinkContext: Progressive Browser Extension
thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing. It works by matching the URL of search engine results, sites you visit or text advertising against a database of progressive campaigns. If it finds a match it inserts unobtrusive icons into the browser. Currently it pulls information from a Union Hotel Guide, an Ethical Restaurant Guide, the Stop Rush Limbaugh advertiser database, The Green Pages, the Bechdel Test Movie database, and the B Corporation directory.
posted by thinkcontext at 8:38 AM on January 18, 2014 - 2 comments

Blorpy: Interesting stories found in comments
Internet comments are a cesspool, but I love them. I've been finding and sharing an interesting comment, mostly ones that tell a great personal story, every day for almost the last year at Some are from Metafilter, some from Reddit and some from Quora. Example posts: More about my reasoning and my thoughts on comments in general here: Comments Aren't Crap
posted by mulligan at 1:46 PM on December 8, 2013 - 4 comments

The Good Notes Are Circled
This is a blog where I hastily transcribe a bit of music and then circle some of the notes that I like.
posted by danb at 11:27 PM on December 10, 2013 - 2 comments

Warranty Porn
Warranty Porn is a collecting of super high quality products that come with great warranties. My thesis is that a great warranty is the best product quality indicator there is on the market.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:38 PM on December 12, 2013 - 5 comments

A History of the Future in 100 Objects
What are the 100 objects that future historians will pick to define our 21st century? A javelin thrown by an enhanced Paralympian, far further than any normal human? Virtual reality interrogation equipment used by police forces? The world's most expensive glass of water, mined from the moons of Mars? Or desire modification drugs that fuel a brand new religion?
posted by adrianhon at 12:27 PM on December 9, 2013 - 1 comment

Twitter: @FactsAboutEggs
Joke facts about eggs, on Twitter
posted by aubilenon at 11:01 PM on December 3, 2013 - 2 comments

Horace Rumpole on "You're The Expert"
You're The Expert is a live show and podcast that makes academic research fun and accessible through comedy. I appeared on a special episode taped at the Boston Book Festival in my capacity as a rare book and manuscript librarian at Harvard's Houghton Library. Also available from Stitcher or as a direct mp3 link.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:21 PM on October 29, 2013 - 2 comments

oublio: most popular stuff on the internet
I made a site and I thought MeFi might find it interesting: It shows the most popular image on Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr in real time, as well as the most popular videos on YouTube each day: Now you can waste time on social media more efficiently!
posted by jeddie at 11:03 AM on November 12, 2013 - 8 comments

Decorated lunch bags for my two kids
For the past year and change, I've been sending my two sons two school with custom lunch bags that I make for them every day that they're at my house (i.e., half of the time). I've painted, drawn, collaged, cut, and stenciled. Sometimes I make an image based on a historical event that happened on that date; sometimes the boys request a particular illustration; and sometimes I just go with my muse. I guess there are a handful of parents doing this in various ways, so it's not the most revolutionary thing ever, but I'm pretty pleased with how a lot of the bags have come out, so I thought I'd share.
posted by Presidente de China at 10:03 AM on November 14, 2013 - 4 comments
We travel frequently to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, and have recently created a site based around our photo archive of the area. We mapped dozens of our photos onto a series of mountain panoramas, allowing the viewer to step between hilltops and view both the surrounding landscape and photos taken in visible locations.
posted by distorte at 9:26 AM on October 10, 2013 - 3 comments

Deeply psychedelic ANSI scroller is longest ever
Blocktronics' ACiD Trip won the Freestyle ANSI/ASCII competition at last week's Demosplash 2013 event at Carengie Mellon University. Created by 22 artists, it's apparently the longest ANSI scroller ever at 3,266 lines long. Scroll it yourself right here. For those not hip to the lingo, ANSI is the American National Standards Institute but in this case refers to the 256 character set used in early computer operating systems. It's basically an extension of the usual 128 numbers, letters, and symbols of ASCII. More shapes, the ability to create colors, etc.
posted by livejamie at 2:59 PM on October 11, 2013 - 1 comment

F*** Yeah Greenhouses!
Due to a relatively recent increase in my obsession with plants, during which I have accumulated enough houseplants that I need a spreadsheet to keep track of them, I decided to start a blog devoted to the darn things. Or, more specifically, to the custom-made areas dedicated to their growth.
posted by Dr. Send at 4:03 PM on October 16, 2013 - 7 comments

A Better Wayback Machine
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine, an archive of historical web pages dating back to 1996, has been greatly improved. The index is now updated every hour, there is a new front page, a new Availability API, a 404 handler that webmasters can use, and many other improvements. I think the most important new feature is the ability to instantly save a page and receive a permanent URL for use in citations.
posted by rajbot at 1:57 PM on October 29, 2013 - 2 comments

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