Tyson Ibele made an incredible particle simulation tool (it was in the bio). He also made some animations to show it off. This website uses a GAN to create realistic portraits from anime face
AMAZING, AMAZING, ANIMATIONS 💫 SERIOUSLY, THE ANIMATIONS ARE INCREDIBLE.
Can you imagine Walt Disney animating individual grains of sand by hand?
This past week, I found a few different things that show how impossibly good digital versions of reality have become. Soon we won't need it at all anymore.
I also found proof that you can genuinely do anything if you start in Open Source software.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Tyson Ibele made an incredible particle simulation tool (it was in the bio). He also made some animations to show it off.
Sous-Pants, this one is for you (not exclusively) and you'll love the ribbon man and the creepy sand but if weird is what you want, then...
You can see, but never unsee, the worm person here.
This website uses a GAN to create realistic portraits from anime faces, paintings, and regular portraits. 😲
With every refresh of the page, you will get a new image that looks like Manet started it but needed to duck out to the bank to pay a bill, so he asked Bosch to "fill in the blanks".
For the most part, the network gets the bulk of the face without an error. Away from the focal point things can get messy.
This week's ReplyAll episode on how one guy went from building open-source enryption software to trafficking meth out of North Korea is great. 🕵️♀️
Big pharma is partnering with Instagram influencers to sell you drugs and medical devices. Ewww.
Forget the white lab coats and stethoscopes. If you want to sell drugs, a private plane and supermodels is a more effective tactic.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Ballooning is relaxation without the fear. 🎈
Made with Three.js, in Australia, very cool.
This is my pen of the week: SVG icons that animate when hovered over; make my heart flutter.
This is amazing. When life gives you lemons make a still life with pure CSS and no images. 🙌
SMMRY will summarize an article in 40 sentences MAX!
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Best standing desk and how to pick one that matches your needs. 🕴️
I didn't really have a category for this one, but you can see my desk in one of the photos so I had to include it.
The weirdest logo in the history of each MLB team. ⚾
The weirdest logo of all? Tigers from 1927-28 and late 50s.
4 reasons why you should design without color first.
Designer Hunt is not a strange Van Damme dystopian film about the internet. 🏹
It's just a place where you can connect with designers for fun or profit.
🥇 World of WordPress
How we prepared our themes & plugins for the block editor in WordPress 5.0.
China reveals plans for first solar power station in space. 🌞
I feel obligated to share anything that sounds like the plan of a James Bond villain.
Call me Ishmael, and then watch a harpoon successfully spear a piece of space junk.
Well, that's all from me this week. Now, I will cram a few more Moby Dick references in, if I may:
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it Tweeting.
If you're like Ishmael, then you might have an everlasting itch for forwarding newsletters. You love to share fascinating reads, and delight in beautiful websites.
Finally, if you received a forward then sign up is a good eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can is a pretty, pretty, pretty good twelfth.
Have a great week,