#Play links


## What is this?

There are still lots of people having fun on the internet. I'm tracking them down and listing them here. Email me at jb@lot23.com if you have ideas for more!

## January 2019

* [This is from 2004 and it’s still great](http://interconnected.org/glancing/2004/02/etcon/)
* [I don’t know what this even is, but they’re having fun](http://www.tuesdayknightgames.com/a-pound-of-flesh)
* [Raph Damico gets it](https://laughingkaiju.com)
* [Vole.WTF](https://vole.wtf/blah/) seems pretty great.
* [Ten Years Ago](http://www.tenyearsago.io) shows you the internet as it was ten years ago.
* [Ryan Kuo](https://rkuo.net) has a lot to say about technology.
* [Shun Sasaki is a graphic designer](https://sasakishun.tumblr.com/archive).

## December 2019

* [Glitch.com is making a new publication and are looking for submissions](https://glitch.com/culture/introducing-glimmer-call-for-writers/)
* [Kevin McGillivray made a template for tracking weeks of your life](https://glitch.com/~life-in-weeks-template)
* [Michael E Karpeles knows his purpose on the web](https://mek.fyi)
* [Hunter Loftis runs PlayfulJS](http://www.playfuljs.com)
* [An esoteric programming language based on ancient Chinese](http://wenyan-lang.lingdong.works)
* [Dr Fox is a wizard with a newsletter](https://fox.substack.com/about)
* [This Wizard asks you to Choose One Word](https://www.cleverness.com/word)
* [The Cloud Appreciation Society](https://cloudappreciationsociety.org)
* [The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy on Hypercard](https://archive.org/details/H2G2_HyperCard)
* [Building a Slack client in Windows 3.1](http://yeokhengmeng.com/2019/12/building-a-new-win-3-1-app-in-2019-part-1-slack-client/)
* [The Sleep Blanket](https://twitter.com/Lagomorpho/status/1149754592579600384)
* [The AI Dictionary](https://shelfbrain.com) also has a [Twitter bot](https://twitter.com/AIDictionary/)
* [FLASHBack - A weekly chronicle of the classics of Flash Animation ](https://radwolf76.tumblr.com/tagged/radwolf76FLASHBack/chrono)

## November 2019

* [Dramatickers is a fansite for a J-Pop band and I love these band interviews](http://www.dramatickers.com/clammbon-guide-book-interviews/)
* [Every emoji being used on Twitter, in real time](https://observablehq.com/@rlesser/emoji-storm)
* [Threadgames](https://www.reddit.com/r/ThreadGames/) is a place on reddit where people have fun
* [moises.ai is magic technology that splits vocal and music tracks for you](https://moises.ai)
* Waxy.org, which inspired this page, posted [painting with CSS](https://waxy.org/2019/11/painting-with-pure-css/#comments)
* [Two hacker conferences could have started a war but had fun with it instead](https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/11-11-2019/from-bogans-to-bubble-tea-the-wellington-hacker-war-that-wasnt/)
* [This person is automating an old Simpsons game with Javascript](https://github.com/taviso/sharapi)
* [A thread where people suggest what to put in 4x4x4 boxes](https://ask.metafilter.com/338973/Do-you-have-tiny-wonders-I-need-20-of-them)
* [Archaeology of Taste](https://archaeologyoftaste.com/what/) is a project about food memories
* [The World According to Sound](http://www.theworldaccordingtosound.org/2016/04/19/39-giraffes.html) is a 90 second podcast.
* [The Band](http://theband.hiof.no) has the sort of in-depth website most fans would love their band to have
* [National Novel Generation Month, aka NaNoGenMo, has begun!](https://tinysubversions.com/notes/nanogenmo-2019/)

## October 2019

* The [Neil Young Archives](https://neilyoungarchives.com) are fun
* [Callum Prentice does fun code experiments](https://callumprentice.github.io)
* This is a game to play in person called [Junk Nest City](http://ifyoulived.org/new_website/games/junk.html)
* [default filename tv](http://defaultfile.name) shows videos uploaded without changing the filename.
* [Syrmor’s channel is like Humans of New York in VR](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV8Qe8z3RDLiAV7E0WP7-Fg)
* [VRFavs](http://www.vrfavs.com) lists absolutely all VR resources on the web
* [A link to a Grateful Dead concert that links back to mentions on Reddit. A great idea that can be used in lots of contexts.](https://www.herbibot.com/?show=1972/8/27)
* [Click anything on this page at random](https://wiki.xxiivv.com/#home)
* [Dwitter](https://www.dwitter.net) is a challenge to see what you can write with 140 characters of Javascript
* [Pouet.net](https://www.pouet.net)
* [Papers We Love](https://paperswelove.org) is a repository of academic computer science papers and a community who loves reading them.
* [Cameron’s World](https://www.cameronsworld.net/) is a love letter to the early web.
* [Bob Dow is having a lot of fun](https://www.gmpuzzles.com/blog/about-grandmaster-puzzles/) (He also has a swing in his house)
* [The Art of Puzzles](https://www.gmpuzzles.com/blog/about-grandmaster-puzzles/) is a blog about puzzles.
* [Incredible Doom](https://www.incredibledoom.com/issue01) is an incredible 6 part comic about growing up online in the 90s
* [Lincoln Stewart is selling his records in an interesting way](https://www.volver.to/how-it-works/)
* [Orange Grove Tool Sheds and Utility Boxes of Oliva, Spain](https://www.volver.to/sheds/)
* [Keith Pille explains in comic form how he almost worked at the CIA](http://www.keithpille.com/kpcia/)
* I like [this generated art from @deconbatch](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGvn6w7UcAAEi-n?format=jpg&name=small)
* @decconbatch did [We Dream In Colour](https://deconbatch.blogspot.com/2019/10/we-dream-in-color.html)
* [Over The Wire](https://overthewire.org/wargames/) is a way to learn hacking via simulated wargames
* [Jeff Bridges is having a great time on the www](https://www.jeffbridges.com/main.html)

## September 2019

* [letter.wiki is for penpals in public.](https://letter.wiki/conversations) People are using it for [tough but respectful conversations](https://letter.wiki/conversation/129)
* [Newsboat is an RSS reader for the terminal](https://newsboat.org)
* [Kartik Agaram is writing a computer from scratch](https://github.com/akkartik/mu#readme)
* [After 5 years, tilde.club has returned and the mailing list thread is nuts and wonderful](http://tilde.club)
* [Wiby is a search engine for finding personal pages](https://wiby.me)
* [Danielle Baskin is amazing, and she has a dial-up startup](https://daniellebaskin.com/)
* [Internet Pizza Server, from 1997](http://beej.us/pizza/)
* [Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing](https://rcveeder.net/flyfishing/) is a text based game.

## August 2019

* Any old school bloggers still blogging? [Yup.](https://ask.metafilter.com/337066/Any-old-school-bloggers-still-posting)
* [Jonathan Fly plays with bots](https://iforcedabot.com)
* [A bunch of people reporting what creative projects they did in August](https://tildes.net/~creative/g5w/what_creative_projects_are_you_working_on_august_2019_edition)
* [Wait But Why is back with a story about all of society.](https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/story-intro.html)
* [Joel Simon is amazing](http://www.joelsimon.net), check out the [upcoming images you’ll be able to make at artbreeder.com](https://twitter.com/JanelleCShane/status/1165382276831596544)
* [Artist Max Siedentopf has fun with passport photos](http://maxsiedentopf.com/passport-photos/)
* [Squirrel Grand Prix Furmula One](https://youtu.be/v-cNrFeaYWo)
* [Channelvoid streams live music visualisations on Twitch such as this one](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/289584217)
* [Atticus Bones has lovely generative art](https://atticusbones.tumblr.com)
* [Saskia Freeke has been making daily art since 150101 and it’s great](https://sasj.tumblr.com)
* [Playful world of creative math: a design exploration](https://early.khanacademy.org/early-math/)
* [Listen to Wikipedia](http://listen.hatnote.com)
* [How Generative Music Works is engaging storytelling on a complex topic.](https://teropa.info/loop/#/title)
* [Tero Parvianen writes detailed essays on his site like this one about web audio.](https://teropa.info/blog/2016/08/19/what-is-the-web-audio-api.html)

## July 2019

* [This anonymous person keeps sending toads as texts](https://mobile.twitter.com/grain_death/status/1154431264591613953)
* [Really Mean Nuns is visualising different algorithms](https://www.reddit.com/user/reallymeannuns/posts/)
* [32 year old single mom using financial forums to plan for a better life, and being cheered on.](https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/comments/cdu8k5/32_black_woman_single_mom_raised_in_hood_drug/)
* [Remember the million dollar homepage? Domains on it are expiring and you can have them for cheap.](https://☠☠☠☠☠.ws)
* [This Krish Raghav comic tells us reggae has roots in … China?](https://www.topic.com/redemption-songs)
* [Ben Grosser does music and social networking experiments](https://bengrosser.com/projects/)
* [The David Rumsey Map Collection is a lot of fun](https://www.davidrumsey.com)
* [Violent Penguin is a wonderful example of creating without over-thinking.](https://accumulationofthings.com/things/tag/violent-penguin/)
* [DigitalHumanism.org finds old computing magazines and displays a random one](http://digitalhumanism.org)
* [A lot of us are doing web/app things for love.](https://inessential.com/2015/06/30/love)
* [It’s portfolio day and these artists are doing great stuff](https://twitter.com/i/moments/1148699814244147200)
* [Brendan Schlagel made a personal canon](http://www.brendanschlagel.com/canon/)
* [Wait But Why on Jeopardy betting. We need more blogs and essays like this.](https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/06/did-james-make-the-right-final-jeopardy-bet.html)
* [Runyourown.social is helping people run tiny social networks. Think of it like an art project!](https://runyourown.social)
* [Datamosher is a gif bot that posts glitchy things](https://twitter.com/DATAM0SHER)
* [Old link, but I am amazed by telehack.](https://waxy.org/2011/06/playable_archaeology_an_interview_with_the_telehacks_anonymous_creator/)
* [One Hour, One Life is an art game parenting and society simulator built by one amazing person.](http://onehouronelife.com)

## June 2019

* [Fast Forward was a cassette magazine from the early 80s](http://spill-label.org/FastForward/)
* [Flow State shares music that’s good for working to.](https://flowstate.substack.com/p/june-28-2019)
* Buster Benson is running a [very thoughtful community](https://discordapp.com/invite/UhcXNFX) that’s leading to great thought [provoking discussions like this](https://buster.substack.com).
* [Geoff Manaugh writes a wonderful blog.](http://www.bldgblog.com)
* [Eleanor Lutz is working on an atlas of space](http://tabletopwhale.com/index.html)
* [redmer hoekstra draws animals combined with objects](https://www.behance.net/redmerhoekstra)

## May 2019
* [Fronkonstin draws beautiful things in R](https://fronkonstin.com/2019/03/27/drrrawing-with-purrr)
* [Home of Hell is an interactive fiction game](https://accumulationofthings.com/twine/homeofhell000.html)
* [Dylan K made it easy to bring Edward Tufte’s style to websites](https://dylan-k.github.io/tufte-bootstrap/)
* [Worldbuilding Stack Exchange is where world builders ask and answer questions](https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/)
* [The Daily Minimal shows a nice geometric design every day.](https://www.dailyminimal.com)
* [“cat” is a command that reads files. So someone made “lolcat”](https://github.com/busyloop/lolcat)
* [Robin Sloan uses little bursts of AI creativity to assist when he’s writing](https://www.robinsloan.com/notes/writing-with-the-machine/)
* [Generalist academy shares one interesting thing every day](https://generalist.academy)
* [Wonderland is an agency with a “play” section](https://wonderlandams.com/play)
* [ReasonableFantasy highlights fantasy women that aren’t hypersexualised](https://www.reddit.com/r/reasonablefantasy)
* [Worldbuilding is an amazing community on reddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/top/?t=month)
* [Junkiyoshi is generating art and sharing the code](https://junkiyoshi.com)
* [William Van Hecke has been writing his guide to life](http://jetfuel.metalbat.com/blah/ftd.html)
* [Robin Sloan is very curious and likes to share his discoveries](https://desert.glass/newsletter/week-14/#text)
* [Craig Mod walked 710 kilometers in Japan and it changed him](https://craigmod.com/roden/026/)
* [Sage Jenson's physarum](https://sagejenson.com/physarum)