Tags: tumblr

Panorama Fail

The image-stitching algorithm is trying its best.

The Camera in the Mirror

Kubrickian pictures taken by the Google robot wherein it captures its own reflection.

Hamburger Fancy: Archive

This Tumblr blog has the grandiose ambition of being “a showcase of the hottest hamburger icons on the web”, but amazingly, they’ve actually succeeded in documenting every single example of a cool hamburger icon.

Signs from the near future

We better get used to them…

Screen shots of computer code

There’s something very satisfying about this televisual sleuthing:

Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.

Tab Closed; Didn’t Read

Usually I find these kinds of name-and-shame collections to be unnecessarily mean-spirited. In this case, the sites being named and shamed are themselves guilty of far worse rudeness.

Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

I bet you’re going to just keep clicking and clicking and clicking…

Ask About Going Home

Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.

Sigh, JavaScript

A great little Tumblr blog from Dan Mall: a collection of sites that don’t work at all if JavaScript isn’t available.

‘Sfunny, I was talking about just this kind of thing at An Event Apart today.

They’re Using It At Coffee Shops

You can’t demo a digital product without a cup of coffee on a wooden table.

Design Jargon Bullshit

Fodder for a Markov chain.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who’s Next?

Yet another cautionary tale on why you should be homesteading instead of sharecropping.

ANAGRAMATRON

There’s something quite lovely about this: pairs of tweets that are anagrams of one another.

Building the Great Libraries of the Internet with a DNS time machine by Ben Ward

Ben proposes an alternative to archive.org: changing the fundamental nature of DNS.

Regarding the boo-hooing of how hard companies have it maintaining unprofitable URLs, I think Ben hasn’t considered the possibility of a handover to a cooperative of users—something that might yet happen with MySpace (at least there’s a campaign to that effect; it will probably come to naught). As Ben rightly points on, domain names are leased, not bought, so the idea of handing them over to better caretakers isn’t that crazy.

Own your turf - Austin Kleon

Prescient.

I Don’t Want Your Fucking App

Doorslamming.

Textastrophe

These are mostly just mean …but kinda funny.

Tech companies that only hire men

Job postings that only use male pronouns.

See, this is why using “they”, while technically incorrect, can often be the least worst option.

Abandonedography

Armchair travelling to Ballardian locations.

Histories Past

Documenting history through photography.

Adiphany

Clever advertising.

National Geographic Found

Celebrating 125 years of National Geographic, this Tumblr blog is a curated collection of photography from the archives. Many of the pictures are being published for the first time.

Our Incredible Journey

A collection of those appalling doublespeek announcements that sites and services give when they get acquired. You know the ones: they begin with “We’re excited to announce…” and end with people’s data being flushed down the toilet.

Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Another Tom Scott project:

I had to take one more quick, cheap shot — and I think a Tumblr blog is the quickest, cheapest shot it’s possible to take.

Bargain Bin Blasphemy

I think there might be some subliminal messages hidden in these album covers.

Missed High Five

Schadenlulz.

YOU CHOSE WRONG

Documenting all the ways you could die in a choose-your-own-adventure book.

Guardian Truncation Team

Celebrating the work of the tireless men and women who shorten headlines so they’ll fit on your iPhone.

rekall

The not-so-new-but-hella-fun aesthetic.

Your Logo Is Not Hardcore

Quadrants created by two crossed lines in an X formation. Hardcore.

80’s Touch

The Old Aesthetic. It’s eighties-tastic!

CONSUME CONSUME

I’m sure there’s a theme connecting all of these pictures. I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.

Context-Free Patent Art

This is wonderfully random: illustrations used to illustrate patent applications but without the context.

Deutsch Doodles

These lovely doodles from Carla give me Fernweh for Germany.

The Daily Torygraph

There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).

THE MEW AESTHETIC

You can’t have a zeitgeisty internet meme without cats.

Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.

Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!

flux machine

Beautiful, funny, and disturbing Gilliamesque animated .gifs.

dawdlr

A twitter for the Long Now from Russell Davies. You can submit an answer to the question “What are you doing, you know, more generally?” to:

Dawdlr, c/o RIG, 32-38 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4RQ

HTML5 nurse

Sometimes the good folk at HTML5doctor.com get asked questions that might be better suited for a real, medical doctor. These are those questions.

MOUSTAIR

Funny but creepy. Freepy.

Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.

danah boyd | apophenia » Tumblr disappeared me…

Yet another reason to host your own content instead of sharecropping; danah boyd wakes up one morning to find her Tumblr account has been moved to a different URL.

kim jong-il looking at things

There appears to be an endless supply of subject matter for this.

Link Rot « The Bygone Bureau

Brilliant; just brilliant. Connor O’Brien remains skeptical about the abstract permanence of “the cloud.” The observations are sharp and the tone is spot-on.

If your only photo album is Facebook, ask yourself: since when did a gratis web service ever demonstrate giving a flying fuck about holding onto the past?

That's Not Art

Garret Murray turns the snark up to eleven. "People post ridiculous 'art' to Tumblr. These pieces frequently make it into Popular. I reblog them here and call them out for being stupid."

Third time’s a charm « Davidville

Tumblr has just added a shedload of new features.