Carrot. The Homicidal Weather App

I’ve got a fine collection of weather apps in my life. And for that, I am thankful.

Weather Underground uses local weather stations for uncomfortably local reporting of conditions.

Weather Line is great at visualizing changes in conditions.

I’ve heard about Carrot for years. People like its salty personality, but I’ve also heard great things about the design and feature set.

Power users have always wanted to control sound volume, temperament and political leanings of their weather app. That dream is reality.

How abusive would you like your weather reports? Adjust personality here:

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Tired of apolitical weather apps? Me too. Now you can get your weather from a card carrying communist, fancy anarchist libertarian, or sleepy, agreeable centrist.

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I think setting the politics led to this when I found the White House on the location search game:

There are a lot of interesting capabilities baked into this thing. Here’s a couple:

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And it’s really good at being a weather app. A foul mouthed, angry, hateful weather app.

Highly recommended. It can do a lot of really cool stuff.

It’s not free, and it shouldn’t be. It’s too good.

Jigsaw Puzzle Mash-em-ups

Jigsaw puzzles. Bet you never thought about the possibility that some are often cut with the same mould. The puzzle pieces are the same, It’s just the pictures that change.

One you know that, and you have time on your hands, you can make awesome things:

…By selecting pieces from two or more compatible puzzles, I assemble a single “puzzle mashup” with surreal imagery that the publisher never imagined.



Taco Bot 2000

Snow the day before Spring semester starts?

Juggling lots of small but very sharp objects?

Difficulty wrangling lots of people?

Taco Bot cares not.

I’m going to be more like Taco Bot.

Elemental Haiku

From Science Magazine comes the greatest writing assignment idea I’ve ever seen. I think our Brandcenter writers could do it better.

A review of the Periodic Table composed of 119 science haiku, one for each element, plus a closing haiku for element 119 (not yet synthesized).