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Experience Vermont as a local, through interviews and tours
We want to introduce folks to the amazing artists and craftspeople that call Vermont home, and I’ve been interviewing them in a new YouTube series. I (and sometimes terrapin) also share a weekly tip or recipe from our own craft hobbies, primarily brewing, cooking, knitting, and dyeing. This week’s videos feature an interview with MeFi’s own Jessamyn West, and her tutorial on making your own mossarium.
posted by turtlegirl at 6:50 AM on February 8, 2018


I made a Blockchain
Cryptocurrency is our future, there's no doubt about it. So I set out to make my own Blockchain, which required mining some coin, which I call JimCoin™. Some smart people invested early and before long the chain was growing.
posted by bondcliff at 3:33 PM on January 20, 2018 - 17 comments


Box breathing box
I wanted a device for box breathing, the technique where you breath in/hold/out/hold for 4 seconds. A device that wasn't a phone or computer. I built one, out of wood, plexiglas, metal, transistors, and a tiny bit of code. Then gave it the photo studio treatment, shared the code, and wrote about the experience.
posted by tmcw at 7:50 AM on January 5, 2018 - 7 comments


Inauguration Livestream
I felt like I should build a little web resource for the big day, and so: inaugurationlivestream.com.
posted by cortex at 2:12 PM on January 19, 2017 - 4 comments


Two Asians talk about all of this shit.
Race Invaders is a podcast hosted by myself and my friend Tim Yang, in which we discuss social justice, politics, culture, and probably more geek shit than is necessary, but we like it.
posted by Errant at 8:42 AM on January 4, 2017 - 10 comments


Wikinaut
Wikinaut is a compendium of intriguing, unusual and extraordinary Wikipedia excerpts.
posted by Operation Afterglow at 12:52 PM on January 10, 2017 - 3 comments


Onward! Do a few daily tasks before surfing.
A desktop Chrome Extension that blocks addictive sites until you've completed your daily tasks. You can download it from the Chrome Webstore or customize it and install manually from the Github repo.
posted by gwint at 7:08 AM on January 13, 2017


xn--qeiaa.ws: Emoji Domain Registration
Domains can be more than just letters and numbers. Most people have no idea they can just type a bunch of hearts in their address bar and go to a domain... and yet, it works!
posted by ph00dz at 10:11 AM on December 8, 2016 - 2 comments


Travels With Brindle
As many of you know, I play the ukulele. I got a public performance license for the MBTA this year and set a goal to play at all 63 of the T stations with performers' areas between now and 28 May 2017.
posted by pxe2000 at 7:33 AM on December 12, 2016 - 1 comment


A cat may ask a question of a librarian
A tiny epistolary tale for Halloween, involving cats and wasps.
posted by metaquarry at 6:02 PM on October 31, 2016


The Corey Press
I've just completed a major revamp of my website, The Corey Press, where I keep all my weird wooden blockprints. Need some medieval alien abductions? Done! Old school Pokemon battles? Sure! More Cthulhu Mythos than you can shake a stick at? You betcha. I'm really proud of my newest piece, a Mothman-inspired ouija board.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:41 AM on September 15, 2016 - 6 comments


From Garching to Innsbruck in 7 days
I’ve recently finished my master’s degree in computer science at the Technical University of Munich and will walk to my hometown in Austria over the course of seven days, starting tomorrow (14 September, 9:00 CEST). This website is my hiking journal.
posted by wachhundfisch at 9:15 AM on September 13, 2016 - 3 comments


Pokémon in Space, Pokémon in the NYPL
It's a pair of Twitter bots: Pokémon in the NYPL, which sends Pokémon into the depths of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, and Pokémon in Space!, which uses the Astronomy Picture of the Day as a guide for Pokémon space exploration.
posted by ignignokt at 7:52 AM on July 17, 2016


confirmshaming
when a site asks you to sign up for their thing and then the 'no thank you' link is some hot garbage.
posted by danb at 7:02 AM on March 26, 2016 - 2 comments


Eudaimoneers is an invitation-only boutique ad network for indie gaming publishers and gaming fans
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.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:18 PM on September 22, 2015 - 7 comments


HOW many eggs?
So, my friend and I, (both librarians and enthusiastic eaters) who did a previous food-related project, have a new one where we make things we've always wanted to eat from our favorite books. We are far from the first to have this idea, but we get kind of intense about it.
posted by exceptinsects at 7:03 AM on August 11, 2015 - 9 comments


A new unofficial website for Vernon, Vermont
In 2014, the state of Vermont passed an updated Open Meetings law that required, among other things, that towns with official websites post minutes of board and committee meetings within 5 calendar days. While most towns have no problem with that (the minutes are required to be available in 5 days at the Clerk's office, anyway), some of them decided to turn off their website entirely rather than comply — including my home town, Vernon. Unofficial websites are now popping up in some of these towns, and with a co-conspirator I've just launched this one for Vernon.
posted by beagle at 10:02 AM on August 13, 2015 - 2 comments


me irl
Me irl is a subreddit where every post must be titled "me irl". The prompt is to post "selfies of the soul". It has 250k subscribers, and is responsible for several of the highest scoring links on reddit of all time, including #7. This is the burden I carry with me.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:02 PM on September 2, 2015 - 9 comments


The Mosquito Crate: a CAPTCHA Exclusively for Spammers
This summer, our forums were inundated with spam. Lots and lots of spam. Because I can't mail the spammers a crate of mosquitos, I made a CAPTCHA that only they can see, and that can't possibly be answered correctly.
posted by bigbigdog at 6:02 PM on September 2, 2015 - 6 comments


Monkey Pop: The Experiment
Monkey Pop is a local 2-player game you play on a shared keyboard. You can play it right in the browser, or download a Mac or Windows version. Computer only, no mobile version, sorry. It's sort of a retro single-screen platformer in the vein of Joust or the original Mario Bros, except with monkeys and saws and brain control helmets.
posted by churl at 5:14 PM on July 27, 2015 - 2 comments


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