Friday Link Pack 01/17/14

The Seattle Archipelago

It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming year? Let me know!

Writing:

Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally
Impressive new numbers regarding the ever expanding market of digital reading. In a lot of ways what we seem to be seeing isn’t a replacement of books but a whole new secondary market. Exciting.

22 Reasons Why Commas Are The Most Important Things In The World
Some very valid examples showing why commas are very important. (Thanks to Drew Gerkin for sharing this on Twitter.)

The Onion Reviews ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’
It’s good. Watch it.

Art:

Timelapse of Austin Parkhill painting “Ringle”
Great video showing Parkhill working on his ultra-realistic paintings at an impressive scale. Beautiful work.

UPDATE: You can see higher res versions of this and more on Austin Parkhill’s website as well. Check it out at: http://www.austinparkhill.com/

Random:

So Much for Net Neutrality
As a citizen of the internet you should be educated on this subject. It’s bad for the internet and that means it’s bad for you. We’re now just one step closer to letting enormous companies monopolize our open platform.

The Seattle Archipelago
Jeffrey Linn, a campus planner at the University of Washington, has created a fascinating map showing what my hometown would look like based on a 240′ rise in sea level should all of the world’s ice sheets melt. Hummm…

The Raddest Scuba Mask Ever
Since I’ll be under water eventually, here’s a scuba mask that created breathable oxygen on it’s own. No tanks. So cool. Just in time.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Hoard of the Wizard-Beast
A team up tale from H.P. Lovecraft and R.H. Barlow. Clearly weird fiction writers like to abbreviate their first names.

Farewell Gif of the Week:

What is this...I don't even.

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5 thoughts on “Friday Link Pack 01/17/14

    1. Thanks for the updated link Austin. I’m still able to hear the audio on the YouTube videos, but I’ll update the post with the link you provided as well.

      Keep up the great work man. It’s seriously impressive stuff.

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