Category: Links

  • Galencia

    [Galencia, the 2017 Commodore 64 Game of the Year, is now available on Steam.](https://store.steampowered.com/app/887510/Galencia/) That’s right, a brand-new honest-to-goodness Commodore 64 game in all its 1980s glory ported to your PC (Mac coming soon). Full disclosure: Developer is a friend of my co-worker.

  • Finding and exploiting hidden features of Animal Crossing’s NES emulator

    >While looking for ways to activate the developer menus left over in Animal Crossing, including the NES emulator game selection menu, I found an interesting feature that exists in the original game that was always active, but never used by Nintendo. In addition to the NES/Famicom games that can be obtained in-game, it was possible…

  • Rough.js – A “Hand-drawn” Javascript Vector Library

    [Neat tool for drawing cutesy vector shapes](https://github.com/pshihn/rough): >Rough.js is a light weight (~9kB gzipped) graphics library that lets you draw in a sketchy, hand-drawn-like, style. The library defines primitives to draw lines, curves, arcs, polygons, circles, and ellipses. It also supports drawing SVG paths. There’s a lot of nuance to this, too. For example, there…

  • Universal Mega Dumper

    Unnaturally tempted by [this project](https://db-electronics.ca/wiki/projects/umd/), which has created a common platform for cartridge dumping w/ standard adapters for the major consoles. It auto-recognizes which type of cart you connect, too! > The Universal Mega Dumper (UMD) is a game catridge read/writer project designed around a Teensy++ microcontroller. The universality comes from the UMD’s ability to…

  • Metafilter needs help. Let’s help Metafilter.

    In [a post on MetaTalk](https://metatalk.metafilter.com/24814/State-of-the-Site-Metafilter-financial-update-and-future-directions), cortex lays it out for us. The site is currently running at about an $8,000/mo. The vast majority of their operating costs go to pay for kind, thoughtful, moderators and the folks who keep the servers running. If you can afford to support Metafilter, do it. The internet needs independent…

  • Retrobatch, a new batch image processor from Flying Meat

    [Looks like a heck of a swiss-army-knife of a tool][link]. It’s node-based, supports CoreML image classification and sorting, and yep… it supports AppleScript. FM’s suggestions for new use cases contain fun, weird, stuff like “Read an image from the clipboard, apply a drop shadow, and write it right back to the clipboard to paste into…

  • Super Mario World – Virtual Reality

    A [gorgeous VR version of the SMW map](https://www.artstation.com/artwork/zLlQd), rendered in Google Blocks. There is a (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwyeqoXErTk), too. Via [Chappel Ellison](https://twitter.com/ChappellTracker)

  • CSS Sans

    [A font constructed entirely by CSS](https://yusugomori.com/projects/css-sans/fonts). It is, essentially, a programmatic realtime typeface. I love how it degrades for older versions of IE: It’s not what I’d consider practical for production use. Still, CSS Sans is a hell of a demonstration of how far CSS has come since Microsoft shipped Internet Explorer 3 in 1996,…

  • Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook

    [Zeynep Tufekci with some strong medicine, for Wired](https://www.wired.com/story/why-zuckerberg-15-year-apology-tour-hasnt-fixed-facebook/): > In 2003, one year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard from the school’s intranet and asking users to rate their hotness. Obviously, it caused an outcry. The website’s developer quickly proffered an apology. “I hope you…

  • Crunch, an impressive new PNG compression tool for macOS

    Crunch is a macOS tool for lossy PNG image file optimization. It combines selective bit depth, color type, and color palette reduction with zopfli DEFLATE compression algorithm encoding using embedded versions of the pngquant and zopflipng PNG optimization tools. The example images are impressive. Obviously, you won’t want to use this on your archival or…

  • S L O W G R A M

    [Pay me $5 and I’ll print and mail you a copy of any picture you like on 4 x 6-inch glossy photo paper.][link] SLOWGRAM refuses to scale up or optimize. [link]: https://slowgram.extrafuture.com/ “SLOWGRAM”

  • Vice Sports: The Forgotten Story of the First Black Female Wrestlers

    [An excellent, necessary, article](https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/d3588k/the-forgotten-story-of-the-first-black-female-wrestlers): >Women’s wrestling was still riding high in the early 1950s and women across the country saw Burke, and no doubt her income, and wanted to follow suit—including a trio of sisters living in Columbus, Ohio. Babs Wingo was the first of the three to start training as a professional wrestler, followed…