CoverSpy is a fascinating blog that makes me miss those beautiful short moments one shares with one’s fellow New Yorkers. Here’s the creators’ description: “A team of publishing nerds hits the subways, streets, parks & bars to find out what New Yorkers are reading now.”
Doane Paper is practical and perfect. A combination of lined paper and graph paper, Doane Paper makes sense. I haven’t used it yet, but I am thinking of trying an entirely Doane semester in the fall. I’m always disappointed when I ruin a lovely page of handwritten notes by attempting to draw a matrix or graph without a grid to follow, so Doane paper might just be the perfect tool for keeping my notes tidy and my lines straight.
Thanks to my academic advisor for reminding me that this gem exists. “Animator vs. Animation” is a hilarious Flash animation by Alan Becker. If you’ve ever animated something in Flash, you will really appreciate this. You might also want to watch “Animator vs. Animation Part 2” if you are sick of the Windows XP desktop.
The other day, I discovered http://nooooooooooooooo.com/, home of the “Instant No Button.” Turn your volume up and visit this page whenever you find yourself in an epic fail sort of situation.
Rediscovered via BlinkCast. Jessica Hagy comes up with humorous and insightful graphs, draws them out on index cards, and posts the cards on the site Indexed. She’s been making these clever graphs since 2006, which leads me to believe Indexed may have been one of the early inspirations for the internet’s recent graph craze (see GraphJam).
Here’s “Rural Astronomy” from Indexed:
Found via Hello Bauldoff. Lately I’ve been seeing some exciting new twists on classic arcade games pop up on the internet. Two months ago, I posted about First-Person Tetris, a dizzying rendition of the well-known puzzle game. Today I discovered Browser Pong, created by Stewart Smith, and I think it’s one of the coolest browser-based games I’ve ever seen. Smith’s other work is also really interesting, so play the game and then make sure to check out the rest of his website.
Andrew McDonald‘s blog post “A Pictorial Guide to Avoiding Camera Loss” made me laugh. What a clever idea, and a perfectly executed one at that! I like the way this guy thinks. He recently published a children’s book called The Greatest Blogger In The World, which I think I need to buy because I imagine it is what my life would have been like if I had been born ten years later.