What color is your name?

Synesthesia is a condition where your senses can overlap. For example, you could smell colors, or see sounds!

Bernadette has a type of synesthesia whereby letters and numbers appear as colors within her brain (grapheme-color synesthesia) and has created a lovely map of those colors so we can experience it as well.

What Color Is Your Name allows you to enter your name, and see the colors that it produces. A wonderfully simple idea grounded in Bernadette's reality.

You may be surprised by what you find. For me, I'm a long combination of blues, with a yellow flair right at the end. You can play around with random names, and also browse the projects twitter account, and see everyone sharing their colors!

The project has done a fantastic job of raising awareness of the condition, and to boot, allows you buy a beautiful clean print of whichever word you choose. Which makes for a wonderful, and unique gift as well as a perpetual talking point!

Color me interested

Run your tweet on a virtual 8-bit computer.

This is a true gem in the realm of microcode. BBC Micro Bot is am amazing tweet-bot, with a simple premise. @ it some BASIC code, and it will reply with an animated rendering of the result.

This project is fairly fresh, but already yielding fantastic results. I many ways can show us all how such a small amount of code can result in something so beautiful and animated.

For the tweets below, you can see both the code and the outcome. I've tried to identify and link out to the theory or idea behind the code if I can spot it easily.

With all creative code… playing around with it is an incredible opportunity to learn while explore your own creative side! Remix, resend and create something new! If you've got something you're proud of, edit this post in GitHub to share it!

Here, we have Sierpiński's Triangles. Its amazing how much complexity can be pulled from recursive code!

An instance of the beloved 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10… a beautiful staple in the world of generative code. The randomization of two characters shows so much complexity and beauty!

Random triangle generation, colors, and fills. Really such simple code, that sucks you into the screen.

Its projects like this that really show how powerful visual code can be!

More please.

It hurts to play, but you'll keep on coming back.

This game hits me on one big and mighty level… I like a game that makes me suffer.

This game will shoot a deep painful ache right into your human existence, one jump at a time.

The appropriately named Leg Breaker is a game for Mac, Linux and Windows… a platformer, like so many before it. The catch being, in each level, you can only jump twice.

When you jump, your leg breaks. When you jump again… well, your other leg breaks. At that point, you're left crawling upon the ground in a stumbling mess. Which you may actually want, depending on the puzzle.

Show me how it goes?

Are you the best, that's ever been, like no one was before?

At this point in our lives, Poke'mon is one of, and will always be one of the best selling and most popular games on existance… but with time everyone's attention fades. Still, a huge community of people stick with the game and follow it through its many stages.

For me, I fell off in the last few years… BUT!

That doesn't make this amazing quiz, POKEMON MASTER any less interesting and fun.

The idea is simple. If you've ever played the beloved “WHO'S THAT POKEMON”, well then you know all the rules. See the Pokemon. Guess the pokemon. The added complexity is that, although the pokemon isn't shaded up… the range is between literally every pokemon ever… not just the easy to guess ones.

And the tech?

A side-project about butts. No more, no less.

I've always been a fan of the weirder side-projects that're out there.

They take you out of your comfort zone, out of your work zone, and put you in a special place where you can explore anything and everything in the world.

One morning, Pablo Stanley woke up and decided to embark on a side-project adventure. That journey was the creation of buttsss.com.

In Pablo's own words:

I doubted myself at every step, with a voice in my head telling me, “Butts? Pablo, this is terrible. Stop!”

Buttsss is not only a creative outlet, but also the world's fullest and most complete collection of illustrated butts. From the Triple Butt and Space Butt all the way to the UX Butt and the Business Butt, they're all accounted for!

Butt I haven't had enough.

Minimalist note-taking has never been easier.

Note-taking is as old as time and over the years there have been various note-taking apps with new takes on what works… and since everyone is different, each app has its own audience!

Manifest.App is a great grid-based, sticky-note-esque note-taking app, (built by Jonathon Toon) that runs nicely in your browser.

Manifest utilizes a neat grid structure, ensuring your notes sit nice and cleanly on the page. You can click and drag, adding as many notes as you like. The pinboard streteches nicely to your whims, working great on both big and small screens.

In an effort to keep things as simple as possible, features are scarce (in a good way). This keeps your notes short and precise, without the need to overflow the page.

What's running behind the scenes?