Still "Brent's pile o' stuff" but at least now there are sections.
- Oktapodi — for those who like Pixar-style short films
- The Great Language Game
- Ultimate Tic Tac Toe
- Analog Synthesizer — this is what "synthesizers" were like when I was a kid, except there was no magic "preset" loader — you twiddled all the knobs and "patched" the stages together in a line using actual patch cords
- Akiyoshi's illusion pages — I find these fascinating
- Baroque.me: visual representation of Bach Cello Suites No. 1, Prelude — keep the pointer away from the balls and give it a few seconds to get rolling — then you can grab the balls and throw it off track
- Boohbah Zone — click all the things
- Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog robot goes outdoors (AlphaDog is an update to their BigDog model)
- Boston Dynamics is also working on the Sand Flea which can jump pretty high!
- Meanwhile, DARPA's Cheetah bot is faster than Usain Bolt
- German AI research center developing a robotic chimp possibly for use on the Moon
- Draw a Stickman — second time through, try drawing a snake or a paperclip or something...
- Classical music animations
- Jumping Glass
- Liquid Particles
- Lightsabre Badminton and Lightsabre Princess Bride
- The Scale of the Universe
- instrumental video nine (this is not your father's tokyoplastic drum machine)
- Pipe Dream from Animusic.com
- The Checkershadow Illusion
- 8 foot 11 — scruuuunch!
- Rotate & Roll (fun little physics-based game)
- What's Inside Head & Shoulders?
- First-Person Tetris
- Stubborn "nail houses"
- In search of the click track
- Amazing Tetris play — keep watching and being more amazed — special level at the end
- Straight Up Chess — "playing with fine art"
- Fantastic Contraption (another physics game)
- Poke the Penguin (with new defenses)
- The eyeballing game
- People Bucket — a physics-based adventure
- Sunny Day Sky — a happy little bear-with-umbrella game; great music
- Tower Bloxx: build your own (teeterin') city!
- If Star Wars had come out two decades earlier (and Saul Bass had done the credits...)
- Squirrel Obstacle Course
- Human Tetris (Japan game show)
- Cat Alarm Clock
- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Vuvuzela
- They're Taking The Hobbits to Isengard! (I think the cheezy Casio music is the funniest part — well, that and the look on "Stareagorn's" face)
- Quiz sites like Sporcle
- Real-life Space Invaders
- Singing Tesla Coil
- Tim Fort's Kinetic Art (not your father's dominoes); worth watching all the way through
- Castle Smasher (catapult)
- Line Rider
- Merry Christmas
- Goggles: The Google Maps flight-sim
- Can you exercise both hemispheres of your brain at once? (Flash; click "JOUER" (play) to start the "JEU" (game))
- Amazing 3D chalk drawings
- The mouse pointer game (Flash)
- Rubik's cube: two-handed in 10.48 sec or one-handed (!) in 20.09 sec or while lip-syncing; also proving the maximum moves required to solve any cube (currently 26)
- Optical Illusion: Big Spanish Castle
- Lemmings (original)
- Bilbana (race cars)
- Goldburger to go (Rube Goldberg game)
- Websites as graphs, one of the coolest visualizations I've seen in a while
- The case of the 500-mile email
- Animator vs Animation and Animator vs Animation 2
chase me (Hexstatic's "Master-View" album is cool),
clive the frog,
- Amateur (very clever) — Lasse Gjertsen — who had previously done Hyperactive, and a Flash version so you can try yourself
- Quartet on one instrument (a viola de gamba)
- Guitar, a la hammered dulcimer (simply amazing)
- Rad Monkey electric cowbells (they have a pickup)
- Top 10 Most Curious States of Equilibrium
- Tokyo Plastic Drum Machine (you'll have to click a few places to get it going)
- Tokyo Plastic Music Box
- Yeti Sports - Yeti-Penguin baseball, Orca Slap, etc.
- Throw Paper
- Benford's Law: in a set of multi-digit numbers, numbers with "1" as the first digit occur more frequently — can be used as a way to detect fraud
- Warthog Launch - 40 levels
- Credit Card Prank and
Credit Card Prank II
- LEGO logic gates
- Guide to Roguelike Games and
- Animated Engines
Ruben Bolling is the creator of the "Tom the Dancing Bug" webcomic.
One of the best is titled "Flowers for Trinitron," which contains an
eminently quotable exclamation. Sadly the comic doesn't come up at all
when you Google that phrase! This is a surprising fail for Google. So
I will do my part to remedy this situation; maybe Google will make the
connection by spidering this page.
(My tweet about this.)
Farewell forever, purveyor of inanity! — Tom the Dancing Bug, "Flowers for Trinitron"
"The contact lens of Sauron" — apparently this gag was done
on a "Family Guy" episode. I first heard the joke when reading these
two comments on this Schneier Blog page on border security:
So, will Boeing's "Eye O' Sauron" system designed for the Mexican border fail for the same reasons? — Sean
No... as long as he's got his contact lens in, we're okay.
"Thanks, but snow thanks" — this sums up my feelings about further
further frozen precipitation this year.
My contact information,
brief autobiography (such as it is), and