Friday the Twentieth of September, 2019

Kugel fountain - Wikipedia
"Pressurized water flows between the sphere and socket, creating a mechanical hydrostatic bearing that is nearly frictionless. The sphere can weigh thousands of kilograms, but the efficient bearing allows it to be spun by the force of a hand." (filed under: water physics art)

Glanced at: Horatio Clare calls for magazines to stop toy-tat giveaways | The BooksellerChessgammon - smokingames
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Thursday the Twelfth

Use the 20-Second Rule to Form Better Habits - Lifehacker
"Achor recounts how just moving his guitar to be in immediate reach instead of 20 seconds away made him practice more." (filed under: time)

Glanced at: Invasion, the 5th-Grade draw-it-yourself card game - Questing BeastHow Incredibly Lazy People Can Form Productive HabitsOne in five genetics papers contains errors thanks to Microsoft Excel | Science | AAASA Fast Exciting All-Action Game Tim WorthingtonDuell | Board Game | BoardGameGeekUsing Fractal Neural Networks to play SimCity 1 and Conway's Game of Life at Variable Scales - EXAG_2019_paper_21.pdf

Friday the Sixth

Snaddering: Board Games to Create and Play
I've got a board game doodle book out next month, with Viviane Schwarz. "Snaddering is a way to rapidly invent a board game about anything with your friends." (filed under: games design nomic books creations board)

Glanced at: The National Puzzlers' LeagueTypo | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Friday the Twenty-Third of August

Digital Ludeme Project - Project
"The combination of disciplines and methods is unique enough to warrant the founding of an entire new field of study: digital archeoludology." (filed under: board games history mysteries)
Monopoly for Socialists - The Globalist
Hungarian game from 1960. "They do not build houses — nor hotels, either. The aim of the game, in proper socialist fashion, is not to amass an empire of property and wealth. It is to successfully buy, pay for and fully furnish an apartment." (filed under: games history politics board)

Glanced at: A Zen Guide to Paper and Pen GamesGazdlkodj Okosan! | Board Game | BoardGameGeekOpen House London 2019Mock Duck East Asian Stir-fry | Vegan | The Tofu DiariesSchadler 2001.pdfList of Cluedo characters - Wikipedia

Monday the Twelfth

The world is chaos. Escape rooms make sense. - Vox
"So much of real life is taking actions that don't matter. [...] You're using your faculties and senses in ways that you're not accustomed to, and you’re impacting the world around you in ways that are not normal." (filed under: games design puzzles)

Glanced at: Dice Cup Sets Artistic Mug Travel Mug 999OnlyDungeon Solitaire by MushSecretly Public Domain

Tuesday the Sixth

Tardigrades may have survived spacecraft crashing on moon | Science | The Guardian
"Because the moon is considered lifeless, Nasa’s office of planetary protection does not frown on missions that spill Earthly organisms on its surface." (filed under: space science)

Glanced at: ReviewMeta.com - Amazon Review CheckerHow Akira Kurosawa films command the weather | BFIHow Polio Inspired the Creation of Candy Land - The AtlanticBlockfield - Wikipedia

Tuesday the Thirtieth of July

TreeTalk
"By using your location, [TreeTalk] will create a circular walk from your home, or any other address, and will take you past interesting trees in your local neighbourhood." (filed under: trees london maps walking)

Glanced at: Twilight Strategy | Twilight Struggle StrategyBoar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities | World news | The Guardian

Friday the Twelfth

Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly? - Retrocomputing Stack Exchange
"...by moving the cursor you were telling windows that you are the most important event running. When you stop interacting windows gives priority to other events. So installing programs even when in foreground would give priority to less important events." (filed under: computers history delusions time)

Glanced at: The Mind | Mind Games | File | BoardGameGeekLecardo | Board Game | BoardGameGeekGames with sequentially numbered cards AKA Games you can play with a 6 Nimmt deck | BoardGameGeekMonopalmsHeres what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian

Tuesday the Second

Futuristic sounds to make electric buses safer hit wrong note | World news | The Guardian
"There is a danger that there is going to be so many different wacky sounds from lots of different companies that it going to be really hard to work out what is a vehicle and what is something else in a city." (filed under: transport sound london illusions)

Glanced at: 14th,December,2009 In kanazawa, Japan - YouTubeThe Clangers introduced by Sir Michael Palin | Science MuseumRise in population of crows and avian predators linked to pheasant shoots | Environment | The GuardianWhy are England's roadsides blooming? - BBC NewsWorlds Tiniest Tic-Tac-Toe Game Is Made of DNA Tiles | Smart News | SmithsonianSo You Want to Eat a Tree - Gastro ObscuraTurf maze - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Twelfth of June

London Pavement Geology
"There is a wealth of high quality rock samples of all types to be seen in the capital, mostly visible to the public from the pavement." (filed under: stone london maps) (via: viv)

Glanced at: order and chaos solved? | Order and Chaos | BoardGameGeekBBC iPlayer can show programmes for a year instead of 30 days | Media | The GuardianGlobal dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery | Nature Ecology & Evolution

Tuesday the Eleventh

Playing the Picturesque – installation by You+Pea
"The [RIBA] installation takes the form of a series of scaled folly structures extracted from real picturesque landscapes, extended into interactive virtual game environments through digital projections." (filed under: architecture simulations)

Glanced at: No Thanks, Coffee Keeps Me Awake: Individual Caffeine Sensitivity Depends on ADORA2A Genotype - Throne and the Grail | Board Game | BoardGameGeek - River Wandle at Morden :: Flood alerts and warnings :: the UK River Levels Website -
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