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Geocities-izer will make *most websites look as it they were created using GeoCities. Refresh is a browser project created by a coupla clever students. 🔮
🥊 WE SHADOW BOX AND DOUBLE CROSS ❎❎
Doctors prove that pixelation can bring you a lovelier complexion, or a rougher one if you want.
A whole new bunch of links for you this week. Including a few tricks to stop people from spying on you, or to help them depending on which way you perform the steps. We've got gross design mistakes and grosser web ethics.
We'll end with a good question...What do satellites see when they watch over us?
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Take your favorite site back to the era before web design had "rules", "standards", "quality".
Look into the Future
Much love for this project. Take a quick peek and you will see why. There's a bunch of great ideas for improving the browser experience. My personal favorite is the browsing history as a timeline.
Chef Kiss Amazing.
A very nice map with an awesome scroll thing happening. It also has some pretty nice data if that's your thang.
But mostly I'm in love with the changing map/dataset in a single page without clutter.
A Great Way to Celebrate Maturity
At a certain age, you can't enter ball pits anymore. Prejudicial and unfair? Sure.
And, that's why we needed a VR ball pit.
Who's the loser now Judge?
You see yourself everywhere endorsing some crazy stuff. This is a good story which could have been much, much worse.
📰 Newsletter of the Week
I'm spreading my reading wings to newsletters with a business focus, and this is pretty good one. It was recommended by a colleague who's into the entrepreneurial thing. This one has some pretty good stories, insights, and tips about living the dream.
Free Tip Check out the raw look at life as an entrepreneur. Big ups for this one.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
I'm contractually and spiritually obliged to share anything that references or is inspired by Boba Fett.
Spinners with just one language and the world against them.
Tutorial as Game
Finally, you can experiment with both cavepeople and CSS animation. Learn the basics of object animation and, eventually, launch your cavey into space.
Free AV Tools
A review of the most popular free AV tools on the market.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Technically, I guess this is a great article for beginners or non-design professionals. Buuuuuttt I see #4: Avoid low contrast for text copy on an image...this is a rule for the ages.
Classic 80s Simulator
Use your typing skills to release pens, level up skills, and get more followers.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
Next Level Donald Ducking
One of the imagined evolutions is the retention of baby fat for insulation which means I am officially highly evolved. Today is a good day.
All Kinds of Weird
There's a chicken farming culture out there which will blow your mind. The biggest revelation for me was that housebreaking a chicken is possible, if difficult. Chicken diapers = Instant likes on Instagram.
👹 No need to ask, they're dark operators
There's a lot of questionable stuff online, since the days of the pop-up we have been suspicious of the internets. This is a great article with a few of the most common dark web tricks. Also, check out how Amazon uses dark patterns in their review system to minimize the noise.
If you're wondering why it's so noisy over there, then ReplyAll will tell you all about how Amazon reviews are being gamed by sellers.
If you're still feeling good about the internet, then check out this guide to manipulating users with psychology.
Make 'em Click
This article argues that advertising is now less about creativity and more about taking a blunt-force approach.
🔖 Nice work if you can get it
Like it matters anyway. Not only can AI get 180 years experience in a couple of days, they now trash talk better than us.
This, this is the end.
Thunderbirds Are Go
Maybe they're born with it, maybe it's pixelation. Either way, they have a very Playstationy feel to me.
With the commercial space race getting hotter every second this is a good time to see what all those satellites are doing up there. This article covers what they see and why they, or someone, wants them to see it. Pretty cool.
I love nothing more than AI trash talk: the probability of victory is higher than 99%.
This week's unethical sign-off written with dodgy tactics.
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