UbuWeb is a thoughtfully curated, giant online archive of avant-garde material. Everything on the site can be downloaded for free. Some of my favorite sections of the site include Conceptual Comics, Outsiders, and Film and Video. I'm always pleasantly overwhelmed by the number of rabbit holes I want to venture into while I'm navigating the site. It's easily one of my favorite corners of the internet to spend my time on. At the end of UbuWeb's "about" page, they state "By the time you read this, UbuWeb may be gone. Never meant to be a permanent archive, Ubu could vanish for any number of reasons: our internet service provider (ISP) pulls the plug, we get sued, or we simply grow tired of it."
After the St. Louis State Dispatch wrote that a government website was leaking the social security numbers of workers, Missouri Governor Mike Parson demanded that the journalists who reported the security failure be prosecuted as "hackers" for "decoding" the "HTMLM" (sic). The newspaper agreed to hold off publishing any story while the department fixed the… READ THE REST
Not long ago I posted a screenshot of a Teletext-style theme for Boing Boing. Though that was just a HTML mockup, Rhys Jones went right ahead and implemented it on Teefax, the online Teletext emulator. Perhaps we've found the future of the web! The weird compelling joy of simple technology that gets you where you… READ THE REST
With print journalism dying a slow and painful death, adjacent businesses are also becoming obsolete. In San Francisco, newspaper kiosks were an early casualty, so the city's Arts Commission teamed up with the company that owns the kosks, JCDecaux, to make the 60 or so structures available rent free for creative uses. No, you can't… READ THE REST
Though you've probably missed your window of opportunity to take advantage of ample at-home time (well, unless these morons have anything to say about it), your home should still be a beacon of peace. That said, it's currently decorated more like a hopeless abyss of old puzzles looking to be finished and scenes from a… READ THE REST
Run out of things to do with the family? Because you all went through your activity book during quarantine, you're probably doing literally anything to kill time these days (especially since COVID restrictions are still being upheld by the world's finest and brightest). No sweat, we've got a new hobby for you and the whole… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Set yourself up for the new year by treating yourself to learning. When you learn a new language, you can go see the world and interact with new cultures. It also… READ THE REST