David Weinberger writes, "Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution. The metadata, in the standard MARC21 format, is available for bulk download from Harvard. The University also provided the data to the Digital Public Library of America's prototype platform for programmatic access via an API. The aim is to make rich data about this cultural heritage openly available to the Web ecosystem so that developers can innovate, and so that other sites can draw upon it. This is part of Harvard's new Open Metadata policy which is VERY COOL."
British artist Stuart Semple has set "Tiffany Blue" free. You may remember he's the guy behind the blackest-black ink, the blackest-known substance, the pinkest pink, and the related battle with color hoarder Anish Kapoor. Semple's latest offering is Tiff, a "super flat matte high grade shade" acrylic paint that mimics Tiffany's trademarked robin's-egg blue." He… READ THE REST
It's been more than a decade since the original 8-Bit Trip, but Rymdreglage hasn't been sleeping. Hello, finally, we are done with this video, we have been working on it for around 9 years (not full time). We hope you enjoy it. READ THE REST
Face masks with bendable "Baby Yoda" ears, big ears, "Scooby Doo" ears, and elf ears (and more!) are available from Kikimora Studio, a "High Fashion Circus" entertainment company in Miami, Florida. If you're wondering how a layer of spandex will keep the coronavirus at bay, you'd probably better off with a N95 or KN95 mask.… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST
There are plenty of simple pleasures in life, but if you're a coffee lover, you know you can't measure the value of that little brown bean. From making mornings bearable to aiding in enjoyable conversation with friends, coffee is an essential part of your daily routine. Whether you're hoping to become a skilled barista or simply want to impress… READ THE REST