Tuesday the Nineteenth of March, 2019

Pole position: human body might be able to pick up on Earth's magnetic field | Science | The Guardian
"Each participant was asked to enter the cage and sit still on a wooden chair in the dark, facing straight ahead towards the north." (filed under: magnets brains)

Glanced at: The Fairy of the Phone (1936) | BFI
Recently listened to:
Nothing yet today.

Friday the Eleventh of January

The Flexicat: A card game system for new games, or to emulate way too many existing ones – The Wrong Tools
"Each of the 88 card names has one letter emphasized in bold. Below the name, each card has 0-3 dots to suggest a point value, with rarer letters having more points." (filed under: games cards hacking cats) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: Alien theories understandable after mysterious signals, say scientists | Science | The GuardianEngland Wants You to Camp in Abandoned Medieval ChurchesIts Raining Spiders in Brazil | Science | Smithsonian

Friday the Fourth

This Village Used to Make 60% of the World’s Paintings—Now Its Future Is in Jeopardy - Artsy
"Individual workers each focused on a specific compositional element—background details, or eyes, or trees—dutifully painting their part and then passing the canvas along the chain." (filed under: art illusions china)

Glanced at: Hungry gap - WikipediaThe Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic

Monday the Thirty-First of December, 2018

Very Slow Movie Player – Bryan Boyer – Medium
"It can be noticed, glanced-at, or even inspected, but not watched." (filed under: films technology time hacking)

Glanced at: BBC Radio 4 Extra - The PrisonerNew discoveries at Pompeii come amid renaissance at site | World news | The GuardianBanner Blindness Revisited: Users Dodge Ads on Mobile and DesktopYouTubers video of fart glitter package was a partial hoax | Miami Herald

Thursday the Twentieth

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace - The Verge
"After hoverboards started exploding in 2016 and Amazon became more vigilant about safety claims, sellers started buying each other’s products, setting them on fire, and posting photos in the reviews." (filed under: internet shopping lies scams)

Glanced at: Harris Tweed Luxury Fringed Scarf Autumn Check Pure New | Etsycode challenge - Build a digital clock in Conway's Game of Life - Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Stack ExchangeUsing data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movieGatwick flights remain suspended as drones reappear over runway | UK news | The GuardianSolitaire Chess - ThinkfunChogueWe Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed HeadThe drone crackdown: if a trained eagle can't stop them, what will? | Technology | The Guardian

Tuesday the Eleventh

4,000-Year-Old Game Board Carved into the Earth Shows How Nomads Had Fun
"Archaeologists say that the rock shelter and it's ancient game board were used by nomadic cattle herders during the Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago." (filed under: games board history stone)

Glanced at: Game Systems - Part 4What is behind the spread of a mysterious allergy to meat? | News | The GuardianTIME Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians | Time.com

Monday the Tenth

Cragne Manor
"The game was written and programmed by more than eighty authors. Each contributor was assigned one room. We didn't tell anybody what was going on in anybody else's room." (filed under: if secrets)

Glanced at: No move is a good move for the Guardian columnist 63 years in post | Paul Chadwick | Opinion | The GuardianQuipu - WikipediaAnchorhead - DetailsScorched rice - WikipediaMeet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again - The Washington PostYour Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and Theyre Not Keeping It Secret - The New York TimesPodcast Roulette

Thursday the Sixth

CQ archive
"Concrete Quarterly is published by The Concrete Centre and encompasses design guidance, aspiration, inspiration, vision and latest projects." (filed under: construction architecture history)

Glanced at: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - WikipediaTwo images of the miners' strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

Friday the Thirtieth of November

NaNoGenMo entry 2018: "Out of Nowhere"
"...a 50,000-word stage play generated from the English example sentences given in late 19th and early 20th century European phrasebooks. Among a cast of seventeen, each character is assigned their own phrasebook and will only use verbatim sentences from it in their speech." (filed under: nanogenmo language creations)

Glanced at: William Cantelo - WikipediaMartin Creed: Toast review plenty to chew on in show of surprises | Art and design | The GuardianStrange earthquake waves rippled around Earth, and nobody knows whySentinel Island's 'peace-loving tribe had centuries of reasons to fear missionary | World news | The GuardianDaymark - Wikipediaextremely_great_expectations.txtChoose Your Safari Adventurehttps://github.com/NaNoGenMo/2018/issues/65Velvet Black Sky -- 100 stories from an alternate universeVocabularyclept poem - WikipediaCompany Tried to Patent My Work After a Job Interview Patent PandasThe Commons: The Past Is 100% Part of Our Future | Flickr BlogRock gong - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Twenty-First

A vast 4,000-year-old spatial pattern of termite mounds: Current Biology
"Each mound is composed of approximately 50 cubic meters of soil that required the excavation of over 10 km3 of earth, equivalent to ∼4000 great pyramids of Giza — making this the greatest known example of ecosystem engineering by a single insect species." (filed under: insects history architecture emergence) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: AlgoTransparencyThe Story Behind That IKEA Photo of AmsterdamHigh score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification | Business | The GuardianThe Exeter Book riddles in context - The British LibraryThe Bees (Virgils Georgics: Book IV) TheTLSTrain to Busan (2016) - IMDbJust One | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDecrypto | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDNA barcoding - WikipediaAvoid London for days, police warn motorists amid swarming protests | Environment | The Guardian

Tuesday the Thirteenth

'It's impossible!' – Christian Marclay and the 24-hour clock made of movie clips | Art and design | The Guardian
"But four or five is very hard. At five, the baker gets up, the street cleaner gets up. But between, in that weird hour – you’re not going to rob a bank at 4am." (filed under: art time films)
This artist uses jigsaw puzzles, with the same die cut pattern, to make these terrific mashups / Boing Boing
"I favor puzzles from pre-digital years, when the picture was typically a photograph of a single subject, such as a galloping horse or a ballerina or the Empire State Building." (filed under: art mutation puzzles)

Glanced at: Mel Andringa's Mosaic Art | Flickr - Fenixlight Limited - Lost In Vivo midnight secret changes | Rock Paper Shotgun - The Fox in the Forest | Board Game | BoardGameGeek - Christian Marclay, Telephones, 1995 - YouTube - Favorite sequences from Christian Marclay's "Videoquartet": 1. No - YouTube -
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