So, back in January I stopped collating my weekly links on Posterous. I did, in a moment of madness, suggest that I would be doing something similar but different here on my WordPress blog. It’s now early May and nothing has happened. I’ve stalled.

What I do know is that, I’m unlikely to get things going again. This idea will sit, on bricks, slowly decaying.

Sorry.

However, before I really do put this idea beyond the back burner, to the great blog posts in the sky, I think it’s worth pondering some of the rather brilliant things I’ve favourite on Twitter, bookmarked on my browser and copied and pasted into an ever-growing Evernote, er, note. If for no other reason that it serves as a repository of decent links that you can come back to again and again for inspiration, I think it’s worth doing.

And so. For the last time – possibly – here is the longest list of neat stuff I’ve spotted between February 2012 and May 2012, minus a few things I can’t look at in my new job. WARNING: It scrolls for a long time.

In no particular order:

Stereogranimator

A tool from the New York Public Library that lets you create your own animated GFIs and 3D anaglyphs from over 40,000 stereographs in their possession.

http://stereo.nypl.org/

 

Food On My Dog

It’s food, on someone’s dog.

http://foodonmydog.com/

 

Kinect Russian Roulette

A hackday prototype that lets you use your hand to play Russian Roulette.

https://vimeo.com/35782736

 

Bearded Planner

Planners. With beards. In a Tumblog.

http://beardedplanner.tumblr.com/

Basic Comic

A comic about a nerdy boy who meets a robot who speaks only in the programming language, BASIC.

http://www.basiccomic.com/

 

WTF Is Mike Wearing?

A Tumblog demonstrating that Michael Jordan has absolutely no dress sense. Possibly.

http://wtfismikewearing.tumblr.com/

 

TinkerCad

3D printing, but aimed at kids. And big kids.

https://tinkercad.com/home/

 

Worst Album Covers

What happens when you search Google Images for the phrase, Worse Album Covers? This.

https://www.google.com/search?q=worst+album+covers&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&biw=1920&bih=1115&sei=mw-hT-u5CaLqmAXf4NCrCA

 

Fuck Yeah 1990s

The decade we all thought was amazing. Turns out it wasn’t that amazing.

http://fuckyeah1990s.tumblr.com/

 

Hand Drawn Indian Film Posters

Film posters in India that have been hand drawn. Full story.

http://asiaobscura.com/2012/01/indias-incredibly-cool-hand-drawn-movie-posters.html

 

Star Tips

Those really awful money-saving tips from rather rubbish magazines aimed at women, collected.

http://imgur.com/a/4OEQN

 

Multiplication Waterfall

An online tool that turns multiplication into rainbows.

http://www.itsbeenreal.co.uk/multiplication/

 

Bad Rave Flyers

Bad flyers for raves.

http://badraveflyers.blogspot.co.uk/

 

David Letterman Holding Records

A single-use Tumblr that should be fairly Ronseal.

http://davidlettermanholdingrecords.tumblr.com/

 

Newspaper Blackout

Creating poetry by blacking out newspapers and leaving only certain words readable.

http://newspaperblackout.com/

 

The Man Who Lived On His Bike

A short about a man who rides his bike over 382 days as a tribute to his father who has ridden over 120,000 miles.

https://vimeo.com/35927275

 

It Was Over When

That moment when you knew the relationship was done and dusted. Shared.

http://itwasoverwhen.com/

 

Literally Unbelievable

Stories from The Onion as interpreted by Facebook. Makes you weep for humanity, once you’ve stopped laughing.

http://literallyunbelievable.org/

 

Blocky Earth

A Web-GL experiment that turns Google Earth data into cubic blocks that show texture and elevation. Requires Chrome browser or equivalent.

http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/blocky-earth/

 

Colt Silvers Hide And Seek

Neat interactive music video for the Colt Silvers song, Hide and Seek.

http://www.hide-and-seek.fr/

 

What Would You Look Like..?

What would you look like as a superhero? Answer some questions and this site will show you.

http://whatwouldyoulook.com/

 

The Chimerist

A site that is showcasing iPad apps that are deemed the most interesting.

http://thechimerist.com/

 

Kaleidolism

A website that makes a kaleidoscope image of images that you can control using your mouse. It’s in HTML5.

http://kaleidolism.com/

 

Fifty Two Songs, Fifty Two Stories

Stories inspired by songs. Fifty two of each.

http://fiftytwosongsfiftytwostories.blogspot.co.uk/

 

5:46 AM – Paris Underwater

A short about Paris being submerged.

https://vimeo.com/28236362

 

Straw Poll

Create a poll in just a few minutes. Then share it.

http://strawpoll.me/

 

Cook Suck

A website full of photos people have uploaded to Facebook of terrible meals that they are proud of. The horror.

http://cooksuck.com/

 

Optillusions

Optical illusions that aren’t. Or are they?

http://optillusions.tumblr.com/

 

Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table

Poking fun at posh people’s vintage furniture and decorations. I think.

http://fuckyournoguchicoffeetable.tumblr.com/

 

Those Three Little Words

A series of disturbing cinemagraphs, in three acts.

http://cargocollective.com/diegoagullo/Those-three-little-words

 

Life Without Lights

A photographic project about energy poverty.

http://lifewithoutlights.com/

 

Starry Night (Interactive Animation)

An interactive version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Now on iPad, too.

https://vimeo.com/36466564

 

Bad Postcards

Does what it says in the title.

http://bad-postcards.tumblr.com/

 

A Safe Place For Chairs

Photos of abandoned chairs.

http://abandonedchairs.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Megamunden

Illustrations, murals, tattoos and products. All cool.

http://www.megamunden.com/

 

Orphion

A musical instrument for the iPad generation. Impressive.

https://vimeo.com/35131490

 

L.E.D. Snowboarder

Filmmaker, Jacob Sutton, took to the slopes and filmed a pro-snowboarder wearing a bespoke L.E.D suit. The end result is stunning.

http://www.nowness.com/day/2012/2/16/1893/jacob-sutton-s-l-e-d-surfer#replay

 

Realistic Pencil Drawings

It’s hard to believe these are created with just a pencil. But they are.

http://www.visualswirl.com/inspiration/realistic-pencil-drawings/

 

Poetry Bin

Write a poem and post anonymously. They can neither be edited nor deleted.

http://poetrybin.heroku.com

 

99 Problems In Film

Jay Z’s “99 Problems” recreated using film clips by those clever Eclectic Method peeps.

https://vimeo.com/36667856

 

Portraits Génétiques

Photographic similarities between members of the same family. Compelling stuff.

http://genetic.ulriccollette.com/

 

Book Flavor

Like Pinterest but for book covers.

http://bookflavor.com/

 

Maddie On Things

A dog, called Maddie, on things.

http://maddieonthings.com/

 

Over Coffee

A social network for coffee lovers.

http://over-coffee.com/

 

For Skateboarding And The City

A short about skateboarding. In a city.

https://vimeo.com/36168588

 

Devs Do Art

Artwork created by developers.

http://devsdoart.tumblr.com/

 

Faces Of Addiction

Quite harrowing at times, but also moving. A photographic project snapping pictures of addicts in New York.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/sets/72157627894114489/

 

Gimpressionism

Impressionist paintings with gimps in them. I don’t know either.

http://cargocollective.com/gimpressionism/GIMPRESSIONISM

 

KickStumbler

Find KickStarter projects easily.

http://fundhaus.com/

 

The Magnificent Map Of Rap Names

Another Ronseal link.

http://popchartlab.com/products/the-magnificent-map-of-rap-names

 

Loom

The story of a successful catch.

https://vimeo.com/24069938

 

Eagle Owl At 1000 Frames Per Second

A video capturing an owl approaching the camera, filmed at 1000fps.

http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/

 

Tory Cum Faces

The faces of Conservative Party MPs that someone suggests are the same ones they pull during orgasm.

http://torycumfaces.tumblr.com/

 

Visual Innovators

A special video that exposes visual innovators. This is of photographer, Clayton Sotos.

https://vimeo.com/37168265

 

Love Is Making Its Way Back Home

Using 12,000 pieces of construction paper, this video for Josh Ritter’s song was created.

https://vimeo.com/36873964

 

Matchstick Photography

Photographs created using burned or burning matchsticks.

http://fstoppers.com/pics-matchstick-photography-ignite-your-imagination

 

Be My Satellite

An initiative that aims to allow every individual on earth to be uniquely documented by satellites.

http://bemysatellite.net/

 

The City Of Samba

A tilt-shift film of the Rio Carnival. Amazing.

https://vimeo.com/37157187

 

Ciculi

A generative musical instrument.

http://www.earslap.com/projectslab/circuli

 

Little Tombstone

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Mostly good, though.

https://vimeo.com/34655941

 

Newsprint Poetry 2012

A bit like the blackout poetry I posted way back up in the list. One new one each day for 2012.

http://newsprintpoetry2012.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Reflection Of You

Disorientating video for Bear In Heaven’s song, Reflection of You. May make you feel sick.

http://youtu.be/tjW5rkXiQdc?hd=1

 

The Lively Morgue

Photographs from the archives of the New York Times.

http://livelymorgue.tumblr.com/

 

Cupcake Ipsum

Lorem ipsum but with cupcakes.

http://cupcakeipsum.com/

 

Starfield

An installation where a swing is used to create a large interactive starry sky.

https://vimeo.com/36892768

 

WTF QR Codes

The uses for QR codes that make you go: WTF. Most of them, if you’re me.

http://wtfqrcodes.com/

 

Are There Any Good Films On iPlayer?

One way to find out.

http://arethereanygoodfilmsoniplayer.com/

 

Droom

A short film noir. Reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and other such surreal things.

https://vimeo.com/34095447

 

Completely Unusable Stock Photos

Ronseal.

http://completelyunusablestockphotos.com/

 

Gumroad

Share and sell stuff – products, music, whatever – to people who follow you.

https://gumroad.com/

 

Dry Goods

What’s inside your store cupboard? Take a photo and share it here.

http://thestorecupboard.tumblr.com/

 

Batman Running Away From Shit

Does what it says in the title.

http://batmanrunningawayfromshit.tumblr.com/

 

Escher Girls

A look at the anatomically impossible depiction of women in comics.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/

 

Rats In Hats

Rats. In hats. Or wearing them.

http://ratsinhats.tumblr.com/

 

One Letter Change

Advertising, changing one letter to make a pun. Oh dear.

http://oneletterchange.wordpress.com/

 

Pictures Of People Scanning QR Codes

Careful, your sides might split.

http://picturesofpeoplescanningqrcodes.tumblr.com/

 

Hate Paste

Examples of poor code, posted for the geeks to snigger at.

http://hatepaste.com/

 

Excalibur Tower

The world’s highest climbing wall. Vertigo inducing stuff.

http://enpundit.com/2012/excalibur-worlds-highest-climbing-wall

 

Super Morrissey Bros

This Charming Man as it would sound on a Nintendo.

http://soundcloud.com/lazyitis-1/super-morrissey-bros

 

Map Portraits

This is a rather lovely site, showcasing portraits created out of maps.

http://www.nikkirosato.com/work/cut-map/

 

Any Decent Music

Get access to a broad range of opinion about new music and then decide for yourself if it’s really worth buying.

http://anydecentmusic.com/

 

Lego Space Shuttle

Sending a space shuttle made from LEGO into space. That is all.

http://youtu.be/bluQ4eOeBwo?hd=1

 

Featured By

A site full of lovely things you’ll want to share.

http://featuredby.com/

 

Emojicons

Japanese emoticons. Use sparingly.

http://emojicons.com/home

 

Draping

Sitting like Don Draper from the popular TV show, Mad Men.

http://draping.tumblr.com/

 

Scratched Faces

This is a set of photographs taken of faces painstakingly scratched onto walls in Shanghai by artist, Vhils.

http://www.booooooom.com/2012/03/12/street-artist-vhils-alexandre-farto/

 

Flying RC DeLorean

The car made famous in Back to the Future is here, in radio controlled form. Thanks you crazy Russians.

http://youtu.be/eA4U-6GmkUw

 

Sounds Of The Internet

A mixtape of sounds from websites with autoplay music.

http://soundsoftheinternet.com/

 

Melvin The Mini Machine

A brilliant Rube Goldberg machine called Melvin can travel and send postcards. Unlike his big brother.

https://vimeo.com/40539993

More info on Melvin (Big and Small) here: http://www.melvinthemachine.com/

 

Hipster Branding

For some it’s like holding up a mirror. If brands had their logos designed by hipsters.

http://hipsterbranding.tumblr.com/

 

Eiffel Tower Panorama

A series of panoramas of the Eiffel Tower you can pan around and enjoy.

http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/360-panorama-paris/index-en.html

 

Owner’s Eyes

Pets with their owner’s eyes. Freaky, but oddly compelling.

http://ownerseyes.tumblr.com/

 

RUIN

An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe.

https://vimeo.com/38591304

 

David Mitchell Is A Koala

Telly funnyman, David Mitchell, apparently looks like a koala. Judge for yourself.

http://davidmitchellisakoala.tumblr.com/

 

Forms

An ongoing collaboration between visual artists Memo Akten and Quayola; a series of studies on human motion, and its reverberation through space and time.

http://www.memo.tv/forms/

 

Is Boris Working?

A satirical (I think) website asking a single question of London’s Mayor, Boris Johnston.

http://www.isborisworking.com/

 

London Lives

Crime, poverty and social policy in the metropolis. From 1690 to 1800.

http://www.londonlives.org/

 

One Tiny Hand

One for the Beadleophiles out there.

http://onetinyhand.com/

 

Animal Pikchurs

Possibly the weirdest colouring book. Ever. From San Francisco in the 1970s.

http://www.reddit.com/tb/r4bw4

 

Floral X-Rays

Flowers, x-rayed.

http://www.brendanfitzpatrick.com/41864/401395/gallery/floral-x-rays

 

Full Circle

What happens when you put a video camera on a skipping rope? This.

https://vimeo.com/37077712

 

Fish: A Tap Essay

A short but heartfelt manifesto about the difference between liking something on the internet and loving something on the internet. If you’ve got an iPhone, download this now.

http://www.robinsloan.com/fish/

 

Whiteout News

Tippex and newspapers. Many Lulz.

http://whiteoutnews.tumblr.com/

 

Your KickStarter Sucks

A list of KickStarter projects that some people think are not up to scratch.

http://yourkickstartersucks.tumblr.com/

 

Guardian Picture Grid

A grid of images used on the Guardian newspaper website. Powered by the Guardian API. Click to link to the story.

http://guardianpicturegrid.appspot.com/

 

Advertising People Wearing A Scarf Indoors

I think it’s Swedish. Anyway, fairly self-explanatory.

http://reklamaremedhalsdukinomhus.tumblr.com/

 

Screenshots Of Despair

A Tumblog that catalogues online messages that evoke feelings of despair.

http://screenshotsofdespair.tumblr.com/

 

Time Is

An elegant way to see what the exact time is in your part of the world.

http://time.is/

 

IPRL

Talking of time… Some builders tell the time using planks of wood.

http://iprl.wz.cz/

 

Multiplayer Piano

An online piano that can be played by more than one user at a time. Also known as Modern Jazz.

http://www.multiplayerpiano.com/

 

Frame Of Mind

A cleverly edited piece of video showing two friends taking photos in Hawaii.

https://vimeo.com/38940289

 

Movies As Code

Films, expressed as code. Simple.

http://moviesascode.net/

 

Drawing Apparatus

Take two turntables, a pencil and some paper. Makeshift spirograph.

https://vimeo.com/31933085

 

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

Find out.

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

 

Pentametron

Algorhythmic iambic pentameters from Tweets. Poetry by machine, in other words.

http://pentametron.com/

 

L’Eclaireur

Recursive animations created for an installation.

http://www.subblue.com/blog/2012/01/06/leclaireur

 

Noisy Jelly

Jelly that makes music. Really.

https://vimeo.com/38796545

 

Cat Scientists Of The 1960s

If scientists of the past were cats.

http://catscientists.tumblr.com/

 

Rope Masks

Would anyone wear these in public? Still, they are quite something to behold.

http://ropemasks.tumblr.com/

 

Made In New York City

A list of apps and sites that were made in NYC.

http://nytm.org/made-in-nyc

 

Webcam Tears

The tears shed on webcams.

http://webcamtears.tumblr.com/

 

Hybrid Moment

The easiest way to check if you’re epileptic. And if you are, don’t click this link.

http://www.hybridmoment.com/

 

The Tutu Project

One man takes photos of himself wearing a pink tutu. He says it started as a lark. Don’t they all…

http://www.thetutuproject.com/

 

Solar System Scope

A neat way to view the solar system and learn all about it. You can even download it.

http://www.solarsystemscope.com/scope.swf

 

Grandad’s Photo Box

Photos taken from the photo collection of someone’s grandfather. Unique insight into a family’s life.

http://grandadsphotobox.tumblr.com/

 

Black Bike Vol. 1

Parkour on a bike.

http://youtu.be/zJHayGJGc0E?hd=1

 

Rear Window Timelapse

Hitchcock’s Rear Window re-told as a timelapse.

http://youtu.be/MlimmL5RKf0?hd=1

 

Tug Of Store

Decide what is stocked in this online shop in a virtual tug of war. If it wins, the product is cool.

http://www.tugofstore.com/

 

Maps TD

A tower defence game using Google Maps and 8-bit graphics.

http://www.mapstd.com/

 

Texts From Hillary Clinton

A site that purports to show you what Hillary Clinton texts to various people. Well, one of them actually is.

http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com/

 

Goths On OKCupid

What happens when you search only for goths on a dating website? This Tumblr, it seems.

http://gothsonokcupid.tumblr.com/

 

Drawn NYC

An artist does a little drawing each day as a warm up; posts them here.

http://drawnyc.tumblr.com/

 

Photo Timeline

Using Google Images to create a timeline of images.

http://hirmes.com/phototimeline/index.html

 

Celebrity Camera Club

Famous people taking photographs.

http://celebritycameraclub.tumblr.com/

 

Caine’s Arcade

The story of a 9-year old boy who built an arcade out of cardboard boxes inside his Dad’s Used Auto Parts store. And how one day his life changed forever.

https://vimeo.com/40000072

 

Kon Trubkovich

A Russian artist who creates art from glitch images on Russian television.

http://oh-wow.com/community/kon-trubkovich/

 

Shit Whiteboards Say

Things left on whiteboards.

http://shitwhiteboardssay.tumblr.com/

 

Static Flow Of Water

A speaker is used to vibrate water at the frequency of the camera’s shutter speed/frame rate. What that means is the water looks like it’s not moving. Neat, eh?

http://youtu.be/_PkgQQqpH2M

 

Old People Writing On A Restaurant’s Facebook Page

Oh, you old people crack me up.

http://oldpeoplefacebook.tumblr.com/

 

Wind Map

An art project that maps the wind flowing over the US.

http://hint.fm/wind/

 

Alphabetica

A type animation experiment. Love it.

https://vimeo.com/40110798

 

Chicken On A Raft

A pointless website showing a cartoon chicken on a raft. Music makes it though.

http://chickenonaraft.com/

 

NyanWaits

Like Nyan Cat, but with Tom Waits. Better than Chicken on a Raft.

http://nyanwaits.com/

 

Aye Eyes

A wall of eyes that follow your cursor. Freaks people out.

http://sheepfilms.co.uk/interact/eyes.htm

 

Thrift Store Monster Paintings

Works of art bought in thrift stores, then having monsters added as if they’d been there all along.

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/04/adding-monsters-to-thrift-store-paintings/?fb_ref=.T4pn9rYqHnQ.like&fb_source=home_oneline

 

Sloths That Look Like Musicians

Pictures of sloths that resemble musicians. Yeah.

http://slothsthatlooklikemusicians.tumblr.com/

 

David Shrigley Font

A font made out of artist David Shrigley’s handwriting. To download, visit the site.

http://www.davidshrigleyfont.com/

 

Obscura Day

It’s already gone, but that’s okay. This is a celebration of obscure places around the world. Maybe next year?

http://obscuraday.com/

 

Eat The Seasons

What’s in season in the UK right now? Find out so you don’t have to import food from thousands of miles away.

http://www.eattheseasons.co.uk/

 

Crap Brapps

Crappy brand apps. These are terrible. And I’m pleased to say I’m not responsible for any of them.

http://crapbrapps.tumblr.com/

 

Encyclopedia Metallum

The motherlode of heavy metal band information.

http://www.metal-archives.com/

 

People Who Don’t Know How To Spell Cologne

Clue: they say colon. Hilarity ensues.

http://www.sadanduseless.com/2012/04/twitter-cologne/

 

Asylum

Take a tour through an abandoned asylum.

https://vimeo.com/40005142

 

Slow Motion Stupidity

Super slow motion highlights from a Danish TV show where stupidity reigns.

http://youtu.be/lUZ-e2SkeMI?hd=1

 

Your Logical Fallacy Is

Exposing logical fallacies wherever they occur.

http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

 

Gameshows With Bees

Created because it can be done.

http://gameshowswithbees.tumblr.com/

 

What Should We Call Me?

A Tumblog of mostly animated GIFs that, when paired with the statement or questions, prove to be funny.

http://whatshouldwecallme.tumblr.com/

 

What Happens In Media Planning

In case you’re planning a career in media planning. This could well put you off. Similar to What Should We Call Me?

http://whathappensinmediaplanning.tumblr.com/

 

Death Of Facts

A satirical obituary. From the Chicago Tribune. Nicely done.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-huppke-obit-facts-20120419,0,809470.story

 

Movie Mimic

Travelling to places seen in the movies and then recreating the still. Clever.

http://www.moviemimic.com/

 

MyTube60

Make and share 60-minute mixes of YouTube content.

http://www.mytube60.com/

 

It’s Hard Not To Like This

Can you find the Like button?

http://www.itshardtolikethis.com/

 

Photoshop Troll

Oh, someone creates a free Photoshop request site and then uses the opportunity to troll.

Request for free: http://www.photoshoprequest.com/

Trollolololololling: http://www.photoshoptroll.com/

 

This Is Advertising Life

Animated GIFs show you what working in advertising is like.

http://thisadvertisinglife.tumblr.com/

 

London Aerial 1

Jason Hawkes, famous for this footage of cities from the air, treat you to one of London.

https://vimeo.com/40950267

 

Catalog Of Things That Don’t Exist

Ronseal. And funny.

http://catalogofthingsthatdontexist.com/

 

Klouchebag

The standard measurement for asshattery online. A bit like Klout, then.

http://klouchebag.com/

And that’s it. I have some more, but thought this was enough for now.