Time for another collection of random amazing things.
- Ask Slashdot: Terminally Ill – What Wisdom Should I Pass On To My Geek Daughter? – if you read nothing else, read this (the post, and the comments!).
- The subtle art of not giving a fuck.
- What 4chan thinks of Hacker News
- “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from
- The borderlands gun collectors club.
New websites worth following or bookmarking:
- Polygon – game news.
- Gamasutra – in depth game articles, developer/designer/creator centric topics.
- Programming humor: Code Chef, Devops Borat, I Am Devloper, W3C Memes.
- Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley – amazing.
- SXSW Douchebags – same as above, but for Austin.
- People I Want to Punch In The Throat.
- Write 365 – a blog about taking a year off to write a novel.
- Cool Tools – often linked from boingboing, random articles about gadgets and tools you didn’t know you needed.
- Dude, I want that. – similar to cool tools, but more like “if I had a trillion dollars and world hunger was solved, I’d buy these things.”
- More Pushups Than U.
- Banksy’s roommate.
- Bill Nye Tho (Facebook) (Twitter), different groups, rotating admins, usually amazing.
- Pinball Map – find your favorite pinball game, anywhere in the US.
- The Wirecutter – in depth gadget comparisons, think ‘best of’ articles.
- Geekbench Browser – compare performance of computers, processors, and mobile devices.
- Unsuck it – google translator for office buzzwords.
- Street Fighter Motion Sculptures
- Star Wars Bloopers Turned Into Hilarious Star Wars Trailer
- A Short introduction about occupied Palestine
- Pensado’s Place – famous record producer’s youtube show in which he interviews other record producers about music geekery. Be sure to watch the Butch Vig, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Charlie Clouser videos, at the very least.
- See how much color correction can change the feel of a movie
- Gridland – minecraft meets puzzle quest.
- Catlateral Damage Should Really Be Called Jerk Cat Simulator 2014
- Bombermine is 1000 player Bomberman
- FlapMMO – play flappy birds live online against other people, addicting.
- These Before and After GIFs Show Just How Fake Ad Photography Can Be – articles like these are a dime a dozen, but this is real movie/magazine grade photoshopping, fascinating.
- Community Immunity – Herd immunity explained in pictures your whole-foods-friends can understand.
- Bill Watterson – A Cartoonist’s Advice
Want more? See past link dumps.