Burglar breaks into “escape room” business, panics, and calls 911. Check out 60 years of urban change from 5 U.S. regions.
🎈 MAKE IT POP, OR THE CLOWN GETS IT.
This week we found a workaround for time traveling. We also break some taboos and find there's more than one way to clean a laptop.
Then, we round it all out with a game mod straight out of my dreams.
📰 From the Newsroom
Burglar breaks into “escape room” business, panics, and calls 911.
Quick read and chuckle
Because if you, like me, have a "Kill Room" then you already know how effective they are.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Check out 60 years of urban change from 5 U.S. regions.
❤️ this. Move the slider from present to past and back again. You can revel in changes to 47 cities over the decades.
Paper toilet lets you unravel a never ending roll of toilet paper.
Not as good as the real thing, but damn enjoyable.
Do it on a touch screen for ultimate thrills.
Big Clapper is a robot who will always give you the applause you deserve. 👏
A torn existence for this robot; forever suspended between cheerful and creepy.
The strange lips are one thing, but the eyes which were designed to follow you. Everywhere. Always.
Perfect for weddings!
Gravity Points is funkier than a wardrobe full of James Browns. 🕺
You start with particles, and you click to set up gravity points.
The particles swirl around the gravity points.
Multiple gravity points are drawn to one another, and eventually, they will explode.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Clock Shop has a lot of code and 111 different clocks. ⏰
How to clean your filthy, disgusting laptop.
Just 4 steps! Bless the succeeding NYT and Jolie Kerr.
A pretty tasty expanding and collapsing hamburger menu. 🍔
Everyone is excited about this one. Create beautiful images of your code — from your terminal.
A great UI is just part of the deal; you can customize fonts, themes, window controls and much more.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Font Memory Game is the best way to learn the differences between fonts. 🧠
I will always give a solid thumbs up to any card-based memory game I stumble upon.
NPR are sharing the secrets of their immersive storytelling projects. 🤫
I want to do this when I grow up
An introduction, for me at least, to Hypothesis-Driven Design. You starting with an idea, form an educated guess about how to improve it. Then experiment with all the moving parts.
Get started with accessibility with this YouTube playlist.
From those Microsoft kids
A playlist of short videos ranging on hierarchy, properties, and behaviors for UI elements, captioning, and more.
Check it out just to see the animated host. He is always looking away from the camera but in a really weird way.
What kind of ethics do front-end developers need?
Be part of the solution
A guide to developing a moral framework for devs. There's a pretty good checklist towards the end that provides an impact based lens for an ethical revolution.
👩💻 Misc Tech
Bizarre glasses promise to cure your motion sickness.
While they might cure motion sickness, they also cause a pretty severe case of being pissed off. At least, from what I can see of the models in the gif.
All new! Colored X-rays using CERN technology and algorithms.
Coolest GIFs ever
A father and son team create a scanner that reveals your gooey insides in living color.
You can see everything (including the watch).
🤔 Articles of interest
Chinese tech firms increasingly copied by the rest of the world.
The falcon has flown the coop
For me, this was crystallized when I saw the success of WeChat when living in China. It usually took a few months before expats would fall deeply in love with it.
And once they fell, then they...well, you know how social media works.
China is leading multiple worlds in electric car manufacturing. 🏎️⚡
Grain of salt, but still...
Check out the numbers:
China produced 595,000 electric vehicles. Sold 579,000.
Rest of the world produced 540,000 electric vehicles. Sold 486,000.
🙃 Backwards talking dreams - Fun stuff
If you loved Doom and you loved Seinfeld, then this game is for you.
A reason for living
Possibly the greatest mod of a game ever.
This week's Seinfeld references are brought to you by Verizon.
I guarantee you that Moses was a tweeter. You wander through the desert for 40 years and you're not going to have an occasion to rant a little bit? Have a rant on Twitter.
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