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…Image compression can be beautiful?

JPEG Compression

Take an image and run it through the JPEG image compression engine about 600 times and then string them all together into a movie and the result will be unexpectedly beautiful:

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…It’s Website Wednesday: BoardGameGeek?

Monopoly

If you enjoy a good board game, then be sure to check out BoardGameGeek.

The site is designed to be all things board game, and features reviews, articles, ratings, images, play-aids, translations, session reports and a forum for almost every board game ever made from board game geeks all across the world,

It also claims to be the largest and most up-to-date place to go for all your gaming information needs, so despite a hectic layout, it’s probably worth spending a few minutes to poke around and see what the ‘Geek is all about, since there’s a wealth of knowledge hidden away in there somewhere.

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…Paper Critters lets you create DIY papercraft?

Paper Critters

I’ve shown you plenty of papercraft before, but with Paper Critters, you can create and share your own digital paper toys thanks to their easy to use Toy Creator.

Just choose your tool, pick a color, and create your masterpiece.

You can even upload your own image if you want to give it a personal touch, and then print your final creation and bring it to life.

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…Mac Mix will save you some cash?

Mac Mix

Mac Heads take note: Mac Mix could be your chance to save some serious cash on a bundle of the best Mac applications (Maclications?).

Unlike other shareware bundle events, which offer a discount bundle of pre-selected apps, Mac Mix lets you choose your own bundle. The end result is a bundle that has no fillers, and contains only the applications that you want and/or need.

Obviously there’s got to be a catch, so the discounts increase as you buy more apps. Any single app starts at 10% off, but if you buy three apps, that quickly climbs to 30%, and by 12 apps, you’re saving a full 75% off of the retail price. With 28 apps to choose from, picking out 12 good ones shouldn’t be too hard.

So what’s available?

Highlights include Parallels, MacGourmet, Forklift, HoudahGeo, TextExpander, Comic Book Lover, and much, much more.

Each app is categorized into one of five groups (productivity, web tools, image and video, system enhancements, and entertainment) and you can read up on each app before buying, including a star based rating system, and a bullet point feature list.

And if that’s not enough, part of the proceeds go towards planting trees to help out the environment, so you can probably get a write-off from the purchase of a Mac Mix if your tax guy is willing to be creative.

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…Pixish is a photo broker?

Pixish

Pixish wants to connect image makers with image buyers to form a collaborative smorgasbord of creativity. It’s “a way to engage creative people online to submit, judge, and source amazing images”.

Here’s how it works:

Pixish How It Works

For artists, “Pixish is a great place to find fun projects, ideas to fuel your creativity, and great prizes to win!”

For publishers, “Pixish connects you with a vibrant community of creative people, gives you tools to engage, and helps you find brilliant original work.”

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