My personal favorites, here and elsewhere.
Sudden Abundance of Friendship: Technology isn’t making us lazy. We are.
Growing Old With Computers: Solving transactional problems with technology.
Reasonable Perspective: We haven’t mastered the tools we already have yet.
On Critiques: What criticism does, from an artist’s perspective.
The Great Age of Pirates: A recommendation for my favorite story of all time.
Feeling at Home on my Mac: The first apps I install on a new computer.
5by5craft: Mob Farming Changes: A post for the 5by5 Minecraft community, explaining how we solved technical problems affecting gameplay and server stability.
Things I’m working on now.
JosephRooks.com - Where I write about creativity & technology.
Large Bandwidth Collider - My tumblog, sometimes a staging area for new ideas.
Doodle Stream - Drawings straight out of my sketchbook.
5by5craft - Where I keep the 5by5 Minecraft server from imploding.
Random Nerds - Where I write about great stories and other nerd topics.
Dalrympled - The definitive tribute to Jim Dalrymple’s beard.
Color Merlin! - A Merlin Mann coloring adventure for the young at heart.
Pokémann - A Merlin+Pokémon mashup.
Notable things I’ve worked on, contributed to, finished, etc.
John F. Morrison & Kathy Rooks Estates - I suddenly inherited two estates and sorted them out while attending school full-time. (completed)
Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) - Seven years of camping, hiking, tying knots, and serving in leadership roles, ending with earning Scouting’s highest rank. (completed)
One Piece Episode 53.1 - I edited a couple of episodes of the One Piece anime adaptation to make it more consistent with the manga it was adapted from. (completed)
The Clock Crew - I co-led a community of 10,000 Flash animators from 2005 to 2008. (retired)
Clock Crew TV Collab 2 - I directed a collaborative animation project featuring work from 50 animators of all skill levels from around the world. (completed)
Flash Academy - I co-founded a weekly internet meetup for practicing Flash animation and creative critique. (retired)
The Official Moon Base Party of the United States of America @ Virginia Tech - I participated in a fake political party turned accidentally real student organization as an exercise in “what’s the most absurd thing can we get away with?” (retired)
Social Links & Other Ephemera
Things that aren’t projects, but have my name on them.
Twitter - My preferred social network.
Instagram - Photos taken with an iPhone.
Pinboard - A collection of interesting and useful things I find on the web.
Readmill - My highlights from books I’m reading.
Reddit - I mostly discuss technology & One Piece with fellow nerds.
YouTube - Where I make a fool of myself in front of a camera.