🐦Make Your Plants Tweet, Send Your Friends Pinatas, and Search the Net the Old Way
Your Plant is tweeting at you. It wants water
Hello friends! Hope you’re having a great week.
Guess what I bought this week! 😊 I found a copy of MSCHF Mag Vol. 3 at my local Barnes and Noble.
(Heck, if you live in near Nashville, check out the Barnes and Noble in Coolspring. There’s still a few issues in the Magazine rack. Hint. Current Issues Section. Look everywhere).
Yes, I know - I talk about MSCHF a lot, but they’re super cool. If you’re new to The Land of Random and crazy stuff like MSCHF, go check them out at mschf.xyz
It’s chock full of so many wild ideas, I honestly don’t know where to start. I just bought it tonight, so I won’t be giving y’all the full scoop this week but . . . I will next week. 😀
I will warn you . . . you will never think the same way about ticks ever again . . .
Well, let’s get started shall we? Grab your coffee and let’s jump right in.
🌿Make Your Plants Tweet
Ever wanted to know if your plant has enough water to drink?
Well, there’s a plant named Monstera that talks every day about its moisture.
When Monstera is thirsty, she lets SaraBee know that water is needed.
How does it work? Well, using arduinos you can make your plant talk to you via Twitter.
Seriously! Sara Bee made a pretty awesome Github project using a Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor, a Raspberry Pi, code, and the Twitter API.
The really cool thing about this project is that it illustrates how something as mundane as a houseplant can be made “sentient” with its own voice. In essence, this plant is now “smart” thanks to a constantly updating sensor! So cool!
Check out the project at the link.
🦙Send Your Friends Pinatas
Ok. So you’re sitting at your computer staring at 1800 Flowers, or those chocolate fruit flowers, trying to figure out what to send your friend for their birthday.
Well, I got something much, much better for you.
And it’s one of the most random but brilliant gits I’ve ever seen.
Why not send your friend a Pinata filled with candy?
Seriously. Look at this CUTE little Pinata. 😍
Maybe it’s just me and my randomness, but I feel like this would be a pretty cool gift. to someone. The candy selection is even pretty decent, including “Skittles, Starbursts, Laffy Taffy, Double Bubble, Airheads, etc.”
Also - they start at $19.99, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than those Chocolate Pineapple bouquets. 🤔
This is a brilliant little niche that has a lot of room for growth. I could see a lot more little companies creating cool little gifts like this.
A gift filled Nalgene bottle? A shoebox filled with cool gifts? With some fancy packaging and tape, there’s a lot of cool stuff that could be done here.
Check it out at the link!
🔍Search The Net The “Old Way”
Remember when Google just showed you search results? Many Years ago?
Yeah, there was an ad or two, but nothing like there is now. Now there’s definitions, “People also search,” YT videos with highlighted sections, and many other tidbits. Heck, there’s time when I search Google, read the Google tidbit, and never click on a link.
Google has singlehandedly transformed the way we think about the internet. Once upon a time, we searched to discover new sources of information. Now - we often settle for whatever Google decides is the right piece of info we need.
Don’t get me wrong - I find these features quite useful a lot of the time, but I often yearn for the old days. Heck, using DuckDuckGo or Brave Browser even transforms the browsing experience.
For example, let's take a search for “Spiderman” on Google. You get all this extra info. Videos, People Also Ask, Etc. Is this stuff that we’re actually looking for? Not Necessarily - but it could be relevant.
Here’s what the OG 10 link Google Search looks like. Remember these days? Just 10 blue links?
That’s right. Just links taking us wherever we want to go. There’s a really neat tool called “Simple Search” by Markup that allows you to experience that simplicity once again. It’s available as a Chrome or Firefox extension.
Check it out - and the intriguing article about the changes to Google here at the link.
🐙The Land of Random
Yes. Random Links. Just For You, my friend.
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This is one of the most relaxing and cool websites I’ve seen in a while. It simulates light, color, and fluid in a seamless way I’ve never seen. All I gotta say is - you implement this on your site and your bounce rate will plummet.
An Interactive Adventure
Take a delightful interactive journey on a trolley on this awesome little website. Very Relaxing.
This cool Google Analytics alternative looks pretty neat. It’s privacy-focused, and you can export your analytics at any time. It has a decent free plan too!
Japanese Dennys on Fleek
NGL, I want to go to this Japanese Dennys. This menu is on point. Check out the story and the beautiful Dennys Bento Boxes.
The Struggles of Cutting an Onion
🎵TikToks You Can’t Miss
I remember this aesthetic. Do You?
It’s an illusion? I want to believe . . .
Ah Yes - The SpOoKy Aesthetic
Store your Pizza in your hoodie pocket
One of those magical places where even I could take a good picture
Apparently this is a movie trailer - Dang!
Is the signed Title included too?
Well, thanks for reading this week’s issue of The Land of Random! See you next week! 😀