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Spotmaps - film colour blueprints
Spotmaps is an on-going project to map the colour footprints of different films. The website was designed to show off the completed image library.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 6:00 PM on January 1, 2013 - 2 comments

tipster: gratuity rates and customs for services anywhere in the world
Gratuities can be tricky: obligatory in some countries, but perceived as insulting in others. aims to help travellers with an intuitive interface: devices and browsers that support geolocation receive tipping rates for their current location, while others can look up rates from a database of countries.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 12:28 PM on December 30, 2012 - 7 comments

Franklin the Ladies' Cat
I finished an animated comedy short this summer, about a lovesick cat, which I am now turning into a YouTube series. Franklin the Ladies' Cat combines animation with live action, and episode 1 is up! Hope you'll help me spread the word if you like it.
posted by edlundart at 11:50 AM on December 7, 2012 - 5 comments

Cute-Fight: The Online Game For Real-Life Pets
Got a pet? Become their manager and challenge other fighters to a Cute-Fight! No pets? Join and you can judge the cuteness. If this sounds like the silliest idea ever, that’s because it is. We love silly.
posted by fraying at 9:49 PM on November 2, 2012 - 2 comments

Dabbler: One new hobby, each and every month
Ever wanted to learn how to pickle? Or stargaze? Or build kites, read tarot, make cheese, or bind books? It's always fun to learn something new, but sometimes you need a tiny nudge. Dabbler picks a topic every month and sends a little package to your inbox: notes, links, book recommendations, and everything else to help get you on your way.
posted by soma lkzx at 10:58 AM on November 25, 2012 - 5 comments

The History League
Faux sports team t-shirts for important people, events, and movements in history. What can I say, I like to combine a visual style that's usually associated with being "macho" and interests that are stereotypically considered "geeky". If you have any additional suggestions they'd be most welcome!
posted by Jezztek at 6:13 AM on November 24, 2012 - 15 comments

A generative music system that reroutes your keystrokes into a synthesizer before sending them back to what you're writing. Supports multiple instruments & scales, and aims for scriptable composition backends.
posted by tmcw at 10:17 AM on November 2, 2012 - 1 comment

Firefly Chinese (Tumblr)
A friend and I are working through the Josh Whedon TV series Firefly and translating the Chinese phrases in each episode. We post video clips from the show and audio clips of us pronouncing the phrases along with our non-expert analysis of the word usage. We've posted everything from the pilot ("Serenity") and we're now working on episode 2 ("The Train Job"). Hopefully we'll finish up in the next month or so but I figured we mind as well share now as folks all over are already celebrating the show's tenth year anniversary.
posted by jng at 5:33 PM on October 30, 2012 - 5 comments

Just Solve the Problem Month: Solve File Formats
In July of this year, I proposed the idea of Just Solve the Problem Month, a month (I chose November) where an untold mass of people descend on a problem that's probably a peach if only enough people descended on it. To try out this idea, I proposed solving a Problem that has dogged anyone who tried to rescue old electronic or online material: the File Format Problem. (That first link describes the File Format Problem in detail, but it comes down to there being a massive mess of formats out there from decades of computer use and operation, but scant collection of information about many of them.) The idea gained some traction, so here it is the end of October and we've ramped up the very first Just Solve the Problem Month with a Wiki,, where we'll be enumerating information, examples and links to most every file format we can discern. The hope is to have hundreds of people take on this issue and result in a version 1.0 of a directory of file formats, effectively "solving" the problem by providing deep and rich linkage on how to recover any old media in any old format. I've written an entry with a high-level overview of Just Solve The Problem: The File Format Problem, and an entry that's an extremely detailed version of same. I'd love for the lovely folks of MetaFilter who are interested in such a project to register for an account, or spread along the news of this project to the special overthinking classificarian in your life. The official start date is November 1st, but we've started working on the whole shebang now.
posted by jscott at 7:06 PM on October 26, 2012 - 1 comment

Quick Rotten
Rotten Tomatoes scores can be very helpful when trying to figure out what movie to watch, but I find their website to be incredibly slow and frustrating to navigate. Since Rotten Tomatoes has an API, I decided to make Quick Rotten as a way to quickly look up Rotten Tomatoes scores and get a sense of what critics think of new releases. My friend John Holdun then chipped in to make it look pretty.
posted by kcalder at 10:57 AM on October 18, 2012 - 5 comments

9,308 photographs of North Dakota
I got the most detailed map of North Dakota I could find, visited every dot on the map, and photographed something at every single spot.
posted by afiler at 2:05 PM on October 13, 2012 - 7 comments

heard - an itunes logger for osx
I wanted one slim bit of what provided - logging every time I play a song, and making that data easy to visualize. This is that bit - an open source OSX menubar app that outputs JSON.
posted by tmcw at 9:47 AM on October 1, 2012 - 1 comment

The Tweets of XOXO
This is a collection of tweets from the roughly 400 attendees over the 4 days of the XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon.
posted by bertrandom at 5:17 PM on September 20, 2012 - 3 comments

Collaborative Tweeting. Accept submissions via URLs, and delegate tweeting to other people.
posted by cellphone at 11:56 PM on September 16, 2012 - 5 comments

Paul Ryan Marathon Calculator
As a fairly ardent Democratic supporter and political junkie, the unrepentant mistruths of Paul Ryan's GOP convention speech annoyed me a great deal. As a distance runner, Paul Ryan shaving over an hour off of his actual marathon time, and putting himself into the much-envied group of runners who've achieved a sub-3 hour marathon, outright angered me. And as a web nerd, I figured I could at least help others understand what their Paul Ryan marathon speeds would be -- so I built a quick calculator to do just that. Enjoy!
posted by delfuego at 10:41 AM on September 4, 2012 - 3 comments

Tweetchive, a view of your Twitter archive
Tweetchive is a little web hack I made to show your past tweets in various views. The primary view is a map, there are also views of pictures and text and links. It's not really a finished product, but it's useful enough I launched it.
posted by Nelson at 11:50 AM on July 23, 2012 - 1 comment

Modista is Back
We announced Modista here on Metafilter four years ago. Three years ago, it was sued to the ground. Now, it's back. Shoes + computer vision = ?
posted by ajshankar at 6:55 PM on July 3, 2012 - 13 comments

Kicksaver: Find and save Kickstarter projects ending soon.
Kicksaver finds Kickstarter projects that will end soon without meeting their funding goals. If you have a few dollars to spare, you can help tip a struggling project over its goal and prevent it from losing the pledges made so far. It also tweets endangered projects a few times a day. This is a weekend project I made as part of my continuing effort to teach myself programming. It's completely noncommercial, open source, and not affiliated with Kickstarter in any way (although I do think they're pretty great).
posted by ecmendenhall at 6:05 AM on May 21, 2012 - 6 comments

Exploring The Abandoned Hospital Complex On Ellis Island
Everyone's been to the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island for school field trips and vacations. But did you know that the south side of the island features a 29 building hospital complex that has been completely abandoned for nearly 60 years? A rare glimpse into what remains, and how it can be saved.
posted by nycscout at 12:12 PM on May 8, 2012 - 2 comments

Ghosts With Shit Jobs
In the future, jobs still suck - but in whole new ways. By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the "ghosts" (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as "Ghosts With Shit Jobs."
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:45 AM on April 19, 2012 - 3 comments

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