Longbored Surfer

These are things that I've found around the interwebs that I like, and I want to share with your, or make a record for myself. Click the name to go to the site, or the # for a permalink back here.

2020.05.08 Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing

Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing

I'm not very interested in the math aspect of this, but the models seem like they'd be cool to have printed. Maybe having the models would help me care more about the actual math of it all. Who knows. #

2020.04.15 The Board Game Remix Kit

The Board Game Remix Kit

I really like alternate rules to existing games. Here, they've put together a great-looking set of alternatives to at least Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, and Trivial Pursuit. Perfect for so many of us being at home these days. #

2020.04.15 Generative Placeholders

Generative Placeholders

I don't do as much web development as I used to do, but dynamic placeholder image creation is always handy, and I'm somewhat fascinated by generative art. This checks all those boxes. Plus, you can easily self-host it, if you so desire. #

2020.01.07 xxiivv.com

xxiivv.com

I love what's going on here, though I definitely don't fully understand it. I originally was introduced to @neauoire through their work during Inktober and their Neauismea work. I'm still not familiar with the work it's based on, but I kept going back throughout the month. Regardless, the site, approach, work, GitHub stuff - I'm a fan of it all. #

2020.01.07 Kottke: What do you care about?

Kottke: What do you care about?

I've had this tab open for months (let's ignore the irony in that), but I think it has more to do with the constant message that I can be reminded of:

Know who you are, what you care about, and the difference you’re trying to make in the world.

I love Kathy Sierra's tips to combat information anxiety (or modern FOMO). Potentially what keeps speaking to me is summarized in this quote from Gandhi in the linked article by Doug Bradshaw:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. #

2020.01.06 DKNG - The National at L.A.'s Greek Theater Gig Poster

DKNG - The National at L.A.'s Greek Theater Gig Poster

They've nailed the Southern California beach scene here. I'd love to have a copy of this print, devoid of the elements for the band/concert/everything else. So good. #

2020.01.06 PuzzleBox Generator

PuzzleBox Generator

Late last year I got into 3D printing. For Christmas for my kids, I made a few of these, and then hid gifts inside. It was fantastic. I didn't want to post it on here, since who knows how tech-savvy kids are these days, and I didn't want to spoil the surprise. I've printed a variety of these, in different sizes, complexity, and with different options. They're great. #

2019.11.07 BBStylish

BBStylish

If you use BBEdit to write Markdown, this handy little thing helps you restyle the preview window of that writing. Over the years I've become a big fan of Markdown, so this was a no-brainer for me. I won't even get started on BBEdit#

2019.11.04 One Page Dungeon

One Page Dungeon

I haven't played as many tabletop RPGs as I'd like to, but I really like this one page dungeon generator. Really cool idea, and what a great execution. #

2019.11.04 Gordon MacKenzie’s Analogy To Explain Why Time Is Key For The Creative Process

Gordon MacKenzie’s Analogy To Explain Why Time Is Key For The Creative Process

I've witnessed this issue before - a place that felt they needed to be hyper focused on productivity, not seeing how some allowed time for creativity might alleviate their problems, or lead them in a newer/better direction. Interesting analogy. Moo-y bueno, if I make a bad pun.

A management obsessed with the productivity usually has little patience for the quiet time essential to profound creativity. #

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