ThinkStank

I'm Josh Millard, and these are my bad ideas. Some of them even get a DIDIT tag. If you decide to do one, let me know!

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- November 26 -

LARP Trek. Webcomic in which the crew of the Enterprise cope with a broken holodeck by playing something Geordi dug up: an “old-school role-playing game”.  
Their first campaign: a space station adventured called Deep Space Nine.
This is a for-real one.  The main site is larptrek.com and if you’re more into the tumblrs you can follow larptrek.tumblr.com as well.

LARP Trek. Webcomic in which the crew of the Enterprise cope with a broken holodeck by playing something Geordi dug up: an “old-school role-playing game”.  

Their first campaign: a space station adventured called Deep Space Nine.

This is a for-real one.  The main site is larptrek.com and if you’re more into the tumblrs you can follow larptrek.tumblr.com as well.

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- January 9 -

Mapstalgia

Mapstalgia!

Tumblr blog collecting drawings, done only from memory, of maps of video game worlds and levels and such.

I liked this idea enough that I made it happen today, so go check out Mapstalgia

And draw up a video game map and submit it while you’re at it.

Mapstalgia!

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- December 10 -

The Square Foot: a daily photoblog of Portland, one literal square foot at a time.
Using a camera and a one-foot-by-one-foot frame to grab little bits of the city within the bounds of a fixed constraint.
I haven’t been doing photography consistently enough, so this one’s actually happening for real.  Go check out thesquarefoot.tumblr.com.

The Square Foot: a daily photoblog of Portland, one literal square foot at a time.

Using a camera and a one-foot-by-one-foot frame to grab little bits of the city within the bounds of a fixed constraint.

I haven’t been doing photography consistently enough, so this one’s actually happening for real.  Go check out thesquarefoot.tumblr.com.

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- November 4 -

Jesus Markoving Christ
Randomly-synthesized good news using Markov chains and the words of Jesus as a source text.
~ alternate name ideas ~
The Gospel according to Markov
Christ, what a Markov
Go play with it.

Jesus Markoving Christ

Randomly-synthesized good news using Markov chains and the words of Jesus as a source text.

~ alternate name ideas ~

The Gospel according to Markov

Christ, what a Markov

Go play with it.

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- October 20 -

The Big Markovski
Randomly generated scenes from the Coen Brothers classic, using a markov process to synthesize dialogue from the original script.
Here it is, go abide.

The Big Markovski

Randomly generated scenes from the Coen Brothers classic, using a markov process to synthesize dialogue from the original script.

Here it is, go abide.

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- August 8 -

Lloydtube

Website that plays the audio to any provided youtube video against an animated gif of John Cusack, as Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything, holding a boombox over his head and yearning desperately.

This was surprisingly easy to hack together, so go get your lloydtube.com on.

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- April 7 -

Random William Carlos Williams Generator

Poetry-generation machine that uses word lists and randomization to create new riffs on WCW’s perennial “This Is Just To Say”, such as:

I have regurgitated
the nuclei
that were below
the satchel

and which
you were probably
building
for evening

Forgive me
they were bewildered
so bloody
and so ceaseless

Go make your own, at the William Carlos Williams generator.
 

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- March 29 -

Craigsleast

Blog that documents the questionable fringes of the Portland, OR craigslist “free” section: back issues of Runner’s World, gallons and gallons of used peanut oil, etc.

This idea is dumb enough and easy enough to implement that I went ahead and started it while waiting for a “free tv” post to go through.  So, hey:

CRAIGSLEAST

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- January 26 -

Previously, On The X-files
Random X-Files dialogue generator.  Uses dialogue from the show’s nine seasons, markov chains, and some screenshots to gin up a different random semi-coherent conversation every time.
This one actually exists, so go check it out.

Previously, On The X-files

Random X-Files dialogue generator.  Uses dialogue from the show’s nine seasons, markov chains, and some screenshots to gin up a different random semi-coherent conversation every time.

This one actually exists, so go check it out.

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- January 20 -

Mulder! Mulder! Mulder! - a compilation of every utterance of “Mulder” in one episode of The X-Files. 

Plus all the “Scully” instances, but there aren’t as many of those.  Patriarchy!

Oh and we updated Mulder’s Big Adventure so you should go read that again.


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