Friday the Eighth of December, 2017

kevan.org - Scrabble Capital
"In response to Brett Smitheram's call to make Croydon the 'Scrabble capital' of the United Kingdom, an attempt to calculate the current Scrabble capital of the United Kingdom, on the basis of highest word score." (filed under: cities creations scrabble)

Glanced at: Croydon's own champion wordsmith says the borough could become 'Scrabble capital' as he launches new night out - Croydon AdvertiserPlace name data for UK Towns, Cities and Villages with CountiesThe most precious Bronze Age artefacts were made with cosmic materialsMarble Race: Top 10 Most Thrilling Marble Racing Videos! - YouTubePantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838Bat cave solves mystery of deadly SARS virus and suggests new outbreak could occurGame-Defining Concepts The Doubling Cube Games PrecipiceYehuda: Monopoly VersionsCoventry: from Ghost Town to city of culture | UK news | The Guardian
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Wednesday the Sixth

To Identify Whale Sharks, Scientists Looked to the Stars - Atlas Obscura
"Researchers and citizen scientists can upload a photo of a whale shark they’ve seen—ideally, the patch of spotted skin just behind its left gill slits." (filed under: fish software space)

Glanced at: Bean machine - WikipediaDungeon of Knowledge'Mountain of God' the Weirdest Volcano in the WorldSmuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts | Science | The GuardianThe Roger Bucklesby Bench Plaque Is Real, Sort OfWhat counts as cheating? (POLL) | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek

Thursday the Thirtieth of November

kevandotorg/nanogenmo-2017: Tillman, Victor Lima, KOD
"The Merchant of Venice, through the 1897 Robinson Telegraphic Cipher [...] The Tempest, through the International Code of Maritime Signals, 1969 [...] Romeo and Juliet, through a list of Internet acronyms from Ed's Web Site, a 2008 Geocities page." (filed under: creations nanogenmo)

Glanced at: Backgammon GlossaryHow to time travel with Google Maps - CNETVettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower - WikipediaGeology of Britain viewer | British Geological Survey (BGS)Camera left on Yorkshire beach films itself setting off for German island | World news | The GuardianThe Bullet Journal, Minus the Hype, Is Actually a Really Good PlannerAdvice: Substitute Damn Every Time Youre Inclined to Write Very | Quote InvestigatorBuilding an Accessible Game Library on a Budget - 2017 Meeple Like UsAcquisitions & Consumption - You're Welcome in this Hobby Meeple Like Us

Friday the Tenth

'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite | EurekAlert! Science News
"Almost like a puppeteer pulls the strings to make a marionette move, the fungus controls the ant's muscles to manipulate the host's legs and mandibles." (filed under: parasites ants fungi puppets)

Glanced at: Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability' | Technology | The GuardianDigital Trends was onboard the ill-fated Las Vegas self-driving shuttle | Digital TrendsRoguelight by Daniel LinssenGiant coconut crab sneaks up on a sleeping bird and kills it | New ScientistThe Emergence of a Fovea while Learning to Attend The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research BlogThe British Museum podcast: The purrrplexing story of the British Museum cats The British Museum BlogHow David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes - YouTubeSend scam emails to this chatbot and itll waste their time for you - The VergeHow Its Made - 635 Mechanical Singing Birds - YouTube

Wednesday the First

Punchdrunk's Kabeiroi: a shapeshifting six-hour mystery tour of London | Stage | The Guardian
"At one point I gave (sedate and self-conscious) chase to a woman I was sure was shouting my name. She turned out to be extremely drunk and absolutely nothing to do with the show." (filed under: theatre pervasive london)

Glanced at: The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won't | WIREDMost of UK's fruit and veg is from other EU nations 'so Brexit impact may be dramatic' | Environment | The GuardianDomino Chain Reaction (short version) - YouTubeAmsterdammers v tourists: 'It's worst when they throw up in your plant box' | Cities | The GuardianGitHub - NaNoGenMo 2017: National Novel Generation Month, 2017 editionWhen Was America Great? The Answer Depends On Your Age - The AtlanticChillers and Thrillers: Monster Mash, or How To Create A Monster, Part 2The 'spaces between buildings' Seoul's first architecture biennale | Art and design | The GuardianSecrecy makes our buildings unsafe - BBC News

Tuesday the Thirty-First of October

To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own | Business | The Guardian
"While consumerism and materialism are often used interchangeably, taken literally they are polar opposites. If you really loved your car, the thought of replacing it with a new one would be painful." (filed under: money psychology society)

Glanced at: Contents of Maggie Stiefvater's BrainHalite AI Programming Challenge | Halite AI ChallengeWikipedia: The Text Adventure - Large Hadron ColliderBritish Museum | Free Listening on SoundCloudFrequently Asked Questions | Heinz KetchupGatwick drone incident - 2 July on VimeoScreeps - MMO strategy sandbox game for programmers

Tuesday the Twenty-Fourth

Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above
"Individual recognition, however, wasn’t the point; any dot could be followed backward or forward in time, which opened up all sorts of investigative possibilities." (filed under: surveillance police air secrets time)

Glanced at: McCovey Cove - WikipediaOther Days, Other Eyes Bob Shaw | Solar BridgeA Battleground (@royalebot) on TwitterBetter Boxes through Foam Core | BoardGameGeek

Wednesday the Eighteenth

The magic lantern game system – Analog Games
"The Larklamp Game Lantern is a wooden lantern that stands about ten inches tall. Game boards made of shadow and light are cast from patterns cut into the lantern’s removable side-panels." (filed under: light board games)

Glanced at: Being German is no laughing matter | 1843What Can City Ants Teach Us About Evolution Amid Climate Change?Weed's seeds evolve quickly in the city : Nature NewsThe magic lantern game system Analog GamesWildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 the winners | Environment | The GuardianWhat Facebook Did to American Democracy - The AtlanticFabled Lands: Therefore let us confuse and scatter them

Saturday the Thirtieth of September

Tsunami Enabled Hundreds of Aquatic Species To Raft Across Pacific | Newsdesk
"Much of the debris the scientists found rafted ashore was made of fiberglass or other plastic materials that do not decompose and could easily survive six or more years at sea." (filed under: plastic water transport)

Glanced at: The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You | WIREDLudoquist Board Game Cafe by The Ludoquist Kickstarter1926 - Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace) - Fritz Kahn (German-Jew) - cyberneticzoo.comLumisty - Glassfilm Enterprises Inc.Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace] on VimeoThe IKEA DictionaryPoetweetPoetweetPoetweet

Friday the Twenty-Ninth

Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED
"Visitors are allotted about 90 minutes to explore the museum, but it’s hard to imagine what you’d do during that time if you weren’t taking photos." (filed under: museums photography design)

Glanced at: Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after two women with overlooked botanical works19th-century harpoon gives clue on whales - The New York TimesHeat Signature: Blood and Charity | roBurky on PatreonResources for Card Game Makers | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeekStrange Eons: a tool for customizing paper-based gamesNew Alcatraz-themed east London bar 'fetishises misfortune' | Society | The GuardianHow Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations IanVisits

Monday the Eighteenth

Two Ex-Googlers (@2xgbot)
"Two ex-Googlers want to replace your charity shop with a metal sarcophagus that crowdsources its supplies." (filed under: creations twitter future)

Glanced at: Great snippet from a Miyazaki interview. Anyone happen to know where I can find the rest? - ImgurOpen Beta Testing begins! | Mottainai: Wutai Mountain | BoardGameGeekHave we reached peak Hans Zimmer? | Film | The GuardianPfeilstorch - WikipediaThe Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To CompleteMain de justice Wikipdia

Wednesday the Thirteenth

Fatberg blocking London sewer could become museum exhibit | Culture | The Guardian
"Alex Werner, lead curator for the new museum at the Museum of London, told the Guardian the fatberg “calls to attention the way we live our lives in a modern city”." (filed under: london pollution museums)

Glanced at: House Address Twins Proximity The Unusually Named Blog -
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