Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Links!

Leading off, from Eric Higgins-Freese, and what an incredible project: The First World War in 261 Weeks: Meet all the characters of the Great War. Here's a description:
Every week of the war a new character, introduced by the main events of that particular week. The series will run from 28 June 2014 (shooting at Sarajevo) till 28 June 2019 (Treaty of Versailles).


Don't click on the following link if you haven't read The Englishman's Daughter yet, but if you have, you'll want to see this: Solved: the riddle of executed First World War soldier Robert Digby.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is an epic, epic piece about science fiction fonts: Alien | Typeset in the Future.

From Les Bowman, and this is an absolutely tremendous article (three parts): The man with the salmon plan: One biologist's radical dream for the Great Lakes came true when millions of salmon were brought in from the Pacific. The world's largest freshwater ecosystem has been a giant science experiment ever since.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is a fantastic interpretation of mythology: Kick his ass, baby, I got yo flower.

From Steven Davis, and this is fantastic: Sashimono Woodwork.

From Michael Gilbert, and these are some spectacular pictures of--fog: Dallas in the fog.

From Jim Bradley, and this was made by an animator at Dreamworks, mixing his son's antics with some very clever special effects wizardry.

From Chris Pencis, and I think I would enjoy living in Norway: Norway's cool in-ground bicycle lift for conquering steep hills.

From DQ Reader My Wife, and this will hopefully have meaning for Eli 13.4 someday: College hockey players undervalued in the NHL draft and here’s why.

These are all quite beautiful: The most stunning drone pictures of 2014.

From Steven Kreuch, here's a fascinating article about Coke's Freestyle machine: Dean Kamen Reinvents Coke's Soda Fountain.

From Tim Steffes, and this is sneaky clever: Playing With My Son: An experiment in forced nostalgia and questionable parenting.

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