J! Archive is a fan-created archive of Jeopardy! games and players. There are 406,945+ clues from the 37 seasons of the show. Godspeed, Alex Trebek.
Joe Pastry is "a good baking reference website I found …. AND NO ADS OR ANNOYING 7 PAGE STORIES BEFORE THE RECIPES" -- [Reader S].
"Do you love pasta? Well, do what our Grannies say, and subscribe to Pasta Grannies. Every Friday, you'll watch Italian 'nonne' in their own homes making traditional pasta dishes - as well as other delicious food like gnocchi, breads, soups that are typical of their region. Enjoy!" -- recommended by [Reader K.]
earth is a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers and updated every three hours. Ocean surface current estimates are updated every five days. Ocean waves are updated every three hours. Aurora updated every thirty minutes. -- [recommended by Reader K.]
Tonematrix Redux: It's a pentatonic step sequencer. Which means you click tiles and make music. [suggested from Reader K.]
Swearalong with The Allusionist
Swearing can be a stress relief and The Allusionist Swearalong is here for us all to help us swear together, while apart
Draw Logos From Memory
Draw logos from memory! How hard can it be? We have seen these logos on the daily for years. Easy peasy. One would think.
Get an em dash
"Em-dash is complicated, and she's not about to let you forget it. It takes three keys to create her, after all... She is something of an attention-grabber, and can be a bit touchy-feely, but she only means to help people connect. She's a lover—not a fighter". But what those three-keys again that produce a proper em dash? I can never remember - which is why I love Get an em dash.
If you are prepping for Thanksgiving Dinner or dinner party or have any other occasion when you need multiple timers with labels so you can rememer what's on deck then you might appreciate this simple glitch app, Kitchen Timer.
Mr. Sandman Tiktok
There are no universals when it comes to favourite videos, but Mr. Sandman Cat has the market share of a great deal of hearts, including mine. If you would like to see the pre-cursor video to Mr. Sandman Cat, check out This 17-Year-Old's Insanely Viral TikTok Of Her Cat Is Taking Over The Internet
The Deep Sea
Today you should take a moment to explore The Deep Sea
BBC Shipping Forecast
"The Brits are not the only ones who love The Shipping Forecast. There's something poetic about its language. "Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea: Westerly 4 or 5 at first in east Lundy, otherwise variable 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in Fastnet. Fair. Good. Shannon, Rockall: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later in west. Mainly good." Once you crack the code, I feel the experience only improves.
"Like Christmas lights gently floating in midair Fireflies always add a little bit of magic to the forests they live in". This explorable explaination by nicky case is about fireflies, but it's also about something more. "What small-scale interaction will you make today, little firefly?"
Pachelbel train horn
When I played this 2:42 video one morning, my daughter came in from the other room because she could not make sense of what she was hearing. I restarted the video we watched Pachelbel train horn together and it cracked us up.
OpenStreetMap Haiku will write you a Haiku based on your location. It starts in New York City, but if you look carefully, in the bottom left hand corner, there is a link that reads locate meSometimes these location-inspired haikus are barely better than random string generators, but if you look around, occasionally you land on a perfect poem.
eXHALeR is a free website / breathing app to help with your yoga, square breathing, or meditation exercises. Inhale. Hold. Exhale. Hold.
Below the Surface
Below the Surface is a remarkable digital collection of artifacts collected from the Amstel river from when a new metro line was built between 2003 and 2012.
#metkids is not just an interactive map of NYC's Met Museum geared towards kids... it's probably one of the best interactive maps I've experienced.
Host Paul Barbato is on a mission to profile every single country in the world. Alphabetically. He started with Afghanistan and today, five years later, he is up to Romania. Paul's channel, Geography Now! is warm, silly, deeply human, and a wonderful reminder of how big our world really is. While it's fun to see what Paul says about a country you know a lot about, its those introductions to places outside of what we know that are so important.
4 PRODUCERS FLIP THE SAME SAMPLE
Andrew Huang makes music and videos about making music. I love his channel and I really love his series 4 Producers Flip the Same Sample. While the parts in the video that have the producers explaining their processes is kinda interesting, its the sheer display of creativity and range of musical responses to the same source that really impresses. I have listened to the most recent video in the series on repeat. Headphones recommended.
Some love the Summer reading season, but I love using Winter as my excuse to bundle in blankets up and read on the sofa. I buy many books from my local independent bookstore but I also use Library Extension to find out whether items on Amazon or my Goodreads "to read list" are already available to be at my public library.