A website with detailed information on the global black market. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly pixel art. 🤠
🐇 BLACK MARKET PRICES AND CSS MAGIC TRICKS
This week starts with a thoroughly researched evaluation of the global black market. It's a time waster of interesting and depressing items. I have also included some slight of CSS that tickled my fancy. Along the way I also found some terrifying articles that mades me hear "Hasta la vista humans" in my head all week. It was unproductive.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
This is a very interesting website with a comprehensive account of black markets all over the world. It is like the CIA World Fact Book of the underbelly.
Cheer yourself up with this awesome pixel art from the greatest western ever made. I also shared his classic TV pixel art waaaaay back.
Nuclear Pissing Contest
This is a great way of telling the entire story of the French nuclear testing in the Pacific. It's not a happy story, sorry, but it's a good CTA.
Second Palette Cleanser
My personal favorite is: Iron Maiden
Which is more famous, the band or the torture device?
This is a weird way to end the first section. Snails working hard, being abducted by aliens, chillin', and driving. Oddly satisfying.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
CSS Is The Ultimate Illusion
It's just kind of cool.
I See Your Hovering Gradient And I Raise You A Tracking Gradient
The gradient capped peak rises to new levels every day.
Sea plants bobbing along with your mouse. Relaxing.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
No Theatrics Involved
This is pretty detailed with steps for making your own proposal template, just don't make your proposal indecent.
The design of the actual site feels like it predates the sites on display. It makes the web design trends from 1995 to 2005 very dislocating.
If You Connect It, They Will Hack It
Old skool hacking here with no network connection needed. If you have light sensors, a telescope, and shady apparel you too can be light bulb hacker.
Slaughterer Of The Flies
The Dutch Government literally gave a hunter a "All I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirt. I don't think you can give those shirts ironically anymore. But you still get to put bounty hunter on your resume, and that ain't bad at all.
Font Choices Made Easy
I have to be honest, I love anything that makes font selection less mysterious for me.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
I like that we're now actively trying to create the future from the Terminator. Hey, if it feels right do it.
Researchers discover that a General Dark Factor of Personality (D-factor), or evil-mindedness, exists among the human population. I'm pretty sure we won't see "What's your D-factor?" quizzes on Facebook.
🙃 Backwards talking dreams - Fun stuff
Science I Can Get Behind
I have a young son, he's awesome, and this article is going to be very valuable for me in the coming years.
🔖 Nice work if you can get it
Exit. Any Stage Will Do
They have reasonable rates with the full-time leaving you just ¥50,000 ($450) out of pocket. The sliding scale includes options for part-timers at a cut-price ¥40,000. They even have a loyalty program with a ¥10,000 discount for serial quitters.
Riffing on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: those who receive a forward, and the people who have the job of doing the forwarding.
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Have a great week,