Notes from February 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in February 2017.

Tips and tricks




  • Novel Updates - Human translated novels, Chinese. Korean and Japanese to English.


  • 1000 Errors - laser cut art, clothing, prints - an awesome collection of layered laser cut art.
  • Random International - Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, the studio now includes a larger team in London and Berlin. Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, Random International’s work invites active participation. I liked the fly exibit.



  • Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) - Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.


  • dev-books - Analysed more than 40,000,000 questions and answers on to bring you the top of most mentioned books (5720 in total)


Data, tracking, and Visualizations

  • TRAKT - Automatically track what you’re watching. Find where to watch TV & movies and discover what’s hot.
  • A Million lines of code - A visual graph of how big a million lines of code is.



Vancouver / Local


  • USB KILLER V3 - When plugged into a device, the USB Killer rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power lines. When the device is charged, -200VDC is discharged over the data lines of the host device. This charge/discharge cycle is repeated many times per second, until the USB Killer is removed.


  • Air Console - AirConsole is an online platform that transforms your browser into a video game console and your smartphones into gamepads.
  • Danmaku Death - “Barrage”, “Curtain Fire” or “Bullet Hell”. Many bullets will attack you. Avoid them all and destroy the enemy!
  • Lightbot - Lightbot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.
  • The Battle of Polytopia - The Battle of Polytopia is a turn based strategic adventure. It’s a game about ruling the world, fighting evil AI tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. Auto generated maps make each game a new experience, with unlimited replay value. Pick and choose among different tribes. Wander in the dark cold forests of Barduria, explore the steamy Kickoo jungles or claim the lush field of the Imperius empire.



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