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New Year Link Dump

An assortment of pre- and post-festive leftovers:

Postmortem: Tale of Tales’ The Graveyard
I rather liked The Graveyard, and it’s interesting that, like Wolfire, they noticed a far higher conversion rate amongst Mac users.
One Two Fiver
A clever warm-up approach for writers.
Dear Happy Internet Traveler
OrangeCoat’s 404 page.
Car evolution
Addictive viewing, and once the car starts performing well you don’t want to close the browser window.
20 signs you don’t want that web design project
I’ve encountered 3-5, 7, 8, 10-13, 15, and 18-20.
sfxr
“MS Paint for sound effects”
Cute Things Falling Asleep
For those finding that Cute Overload isn’t overloading them with enough cute.
JSSpeccy: A ZX Spectrum emulator in Javascript
Pretty mindblowing for geeks of a certain age.
Toast Bandages
What better way to dress a minor wound? (a close second)
Bladder alert lost in translation; E-mail error ends up on road sign
My Welsh has never been good, and it’s a long time since I lived there, but even I’d have spotted these mistakes.
The Great British Sandwich
Hold the belly button lint, extra Space Raiders, thanks.
misprinted type
Some useful ‘grungy’ freeware fonts.
Gay marriage: the database engineering perspective
This is actually a decent introduction to why database design requires far more thought than many might realise.

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