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Mid-May Link Dump

One of those things that you spot everywhere once you’re aware of it.
Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex: Collecting the Bizarre Stuff Sold in the Back of Comic Books
Those ads were even more fascinating for kids outside the US.
Demoing and displaying JavaScript at the same time using CSS
I had no idea you could make browsers display scripts that way.
Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives
Some of these are wonderful.
HTML5 Audio - The State of Play
It’s still a bit of a mess I’m afraid.
Scamworld: ‘Get rich quick’ schemes mutate into an online monster
The sales pitches might seem amusingly ridiculous, but don’t lose sight of the fact that they’re preying upon desperate, gullible people.
iMame4All for iPad: The Xcode Project
Yes, you can install MAME on an iPad without jailbreaking. If you have Xcode. And can get everything to compile.
John Rambo seeks redemption in the afterlife. The funniest Flash game I’ve seen in ages.
A Signmaker’s Textbook
I’ll bet all of the Ns are the right way up.
From Hate Mail to 1 Million Likes
I’m not surprised that Webcam Toy has proved popular on Facebook, it’s perfect social-viral material. What did surprise me was hearing that he’s not had any sponsorship/buy-out offers.
Hartverdrahtet - Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes
Yes, everything — the code, graphics, effect, music, etc. — fits in 4KB.
MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone
It wouldn’t surprise me if this ends up as another $1M Kickstarter project.
Star Castle 2600, the Story
A very impressive achievement on a very old console with very limited capabilities.
Excluding popular sites can bring obscure oddities to the surface.


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