Still "Brent's pile o' stuff" but at least now there are sections.
- Oktapodi — for those who like Pixar-style short films
- The Great Language Game
- Ultimate Tic Tac Toe
- Analog Synthesizer — this is what "synthesizers" were like when I was a kid, except there was no magic "preset" loader — you twiddled all the knobs and "patched" the stages together in a line using actual patch cords
- Akiyoshi's illusion pages — I find these fascinating
- Baroque.me: visual representation of Bach Cello Suites No. 1, Prelude — keep the pointer away from the balls and give it a few seconds to get rolling — then you can grab the balls and throw it off track
- Boohbah Zone — click all the things
- Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog robot goes outdoors (AlphaDog is an update to their BigDog model)
- Boston Dynamics is also working on the Sand Flea which can jump pretty high!
- Meanwhile, DARPA's Cheetah bot is faster than Usain Bolt
- German AI research center developing a robotic chimp possibly for use on the Moon
- Draw a Stickman — second time through, try drawing a snake or a paperclip or something...
- Classical music animations
- Jumping Glass
- Liquid Particles
- Lightsabre Badminton and Lightsabre Princess Bride
- The Scale of the Universe
- instrumental video nine (this is not your father's tokyoplastic drum machine)
- Pipe Dream from Animusic.com
- The Checkershadow Illusion
- 8 foot 11 — scruuuunch!
- Rotate & Roll (fun little physics-based game)
- What's Inside Head & Shoulders?
- First-Person Tetris
- Stubborn "nail houses"
- In search of the click track
- Amazing Tetris play — keep watching and being more amazed — special level at the end
- Straight Up Chess — "playing with fine art"
- Fantastic Contraption (another physics game)
- Poke the Penguin (with new defenses)
- The eyeballing game
- People Bucket — a physics-based adventure
- Sunny Day Sky — a happy little bear-with-umbrella game; great music
- Tower Bloxx: build your own (teeterin') city!
- If Star Wars had come out two decades earlier (and Saul Bass had done the credits...)
- Squirrel Obstacle Course
- Human Tetris (Japan game show)
- Cat Alarm Clock
- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Vuvuzela
- They're Taking The Hobbits to Isengard! (I think the cheezy Casio music is the funniest part — well, that and the look on "Stareagorn's" face)
- Quiz sites like Sporcle
- Real-life Space Invaders
- Singing Tesla Coil
- Tim Fort's Kinetic Art (not your father's dominoes); worth watching all the way through
- Castle Smasher (catapult)
- Line Rider
- Merry Christmas
- Goggles: The Google Maps flight-sim
- Can you exercise both hemispheres of your brain at once? (Flash; click "JOUER" (play) to start the "JEU" (game))
- Amazing 3D chalk drawings
- The mouse pointer game (Flash)
- Rubik's cube: two-handed in 10.48 sec or one-handed (!) in 20.09 sec or while lip-syncing; also proving the maximum moves required to solve any cube (currently 26)
- Optical Illusion: Big Spanish Castle
- Lemmings (original)
- Bilbana (race cars)
- Goldburger to go (Rube Goldberg game)
- Websites as graphs, one of the coolest visualizations I've seen in a while
- The case of the 500-mile email
- Animator vs Animation and Animator vs Animation 2
chase me (Hexstatic's "Master-View" album is cool),
clive the frog,
- Amateur (very clever) — Lasse Gjertsen — who had previously done Hyperactive, and a Flash version so you can try yourself
- Quartet on one instrument (a viola de gamba)
- Guitar, a la hammered dulcimer (simply amazing)
- Rad Monkey electric cowbells (they have a pickup)
- Top 10 Most Curious States of Equilibrium
- Tokyo Plastic Drum Machine (you'll have to click a few places to get it going)
- Tokyo Plastic Music Box
- Yeti Sports - Yeti-Penguin baseball, Orca Slap, etc.
- Throw Paper
- Benford's Law: in a set of multi-digit numbers, numbers with "1" as the first digit occur more frequently — can be used as a way to detect fraud
- Warthog Launch - 40 levels
- Credit Card Prank and
Credit Card Prank II
- LEGO logic gates
- Guide to Roguelike Games and
- Animated Engines
"The contact lens of Sauron" — apparently this gag was done
on a "Family Guy" episode. I first heard the joke when reading these
two comments on this Schneier Blog page on border security:
So, will Boeing's "Eye O' Sauron" system designed for the Mexican border fail for the same reasons? — Sean
No... as long as he's got his contact lens in, we're okay.
"Thanks, but snow thanks" — this sums up my feelings about further
further frozen precipitation this year.
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