I have too many likes on my other blog. This is the storage trunk for them all.

:)
"You're just as bad as racist white people. You generalize and discriminate due to race just like all other racists in this world."

fyeahcracker:

Link me to how I’m discriminating against white people and what I’m holding back white people from. Show me what white people don’t have access to because I’m telling white people that they have to examine their position of privilege in this country. Show me how “you have to critically examine that you benefit from being white” is the same as doing or benefiting from this

But yeah, white people’s feelings :*(

I actually changed my mind, I’m adding more

Whoa, it does not stop

I will fucking wait for the link and bookmark this message. Messages like this are exactly why the fuck white people need to be critical of their positions of privilege… this is disgusting. On what fuck level on what planet is saying “you need to actually stop racism and recognize that you can’t just dodge responsibility for benefiting from privilege” the same as this? Link me. Link me to the negative consequences of white people examining their privilege you disgusting fucking child lol


Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!


zeroing:

David Agenjo

(Source: durianspam)


O.

sierrademulder:

You take into your body, like a deadbolt,

the very weapon used in the thousand-year
war against yourself. The war which

taught you to carry your keys like a fist 

of butchery at night. Which taught you 
any jackal can look just like a man: 

your grandfather, your cousin, your friend, 

your uncle. Really, what else can become
and unbecome a weapon so quickly?

Guns do not melt after firing. A dagger

will not go limp as a snipped lily in your hand.
But, now, here, it is only a bayonet in theory.

Only a threat on paper. Now, your body 

is all yes and open windows. It is summer. 
It isn’t actually summer but inside your body, 

it is all July, no mosquitos. All itch, no scratch. 

Your body charms the snake from the basket. 
Your body takes in the homeless and bathes them 

with your tongue. You are the socket.

The shock. The source. Forever, it seems,
the act of being entered has been compared to

the act of being broken into. To be the swallower 

and not the sword. But what takes more strength?
Tell me, what takes more mercy?


- Sierra DeMulder


silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.


"If you're bothered to, you mind sharing the recipe?"

kazuos:

Of course! (for butter cookies)

  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tablespoon orange juice
  7. 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Mix the first six ingredients together in a large bowl (I used an electric hand mixer) until fluffy.
  • Gradually stir in the flour to your mixture by hand until it’s all well mixed together. Refrigerate the dough for 2 to 3 hours (I did mine for about 2 hours 15 mins) so that it firms up.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out half the dough at a time on a floured board until it is about 1/8” to 1/4” thick, or however thin you desire.
  • Next cut all your cookies and place them on an ungreased baking sheet (I put mine on aluminum foil and they ended up coming off very easily).
  • Bake for 6-10 minutes, or until your cookies are lightly golden brown underneath.
  • Take cookies out, let them cool for about 15-20 minutes, enjoy! :D

sassygayalexkralie:

So I may have possibly previously mentioned a certain productivity-enhancing extension so you all know I’m Good for this, right, I know what I’m talking about, I got the goods, slyly opens trenchcoat

It’s 2014 and everyone’s talking about how they’re gonna make it their year - well HabitRPG is one of the best productivity tools I’ve ever used and it makes even the most difficult and laborious of tasks so much easier, and helps beat procrastination like nothing else I’ve ever used.

It’s free, so you might as well give it a try before you go back to school, college, or work!


thatwrongthing:

time for a LONGASS MAKEUP POST because I love seeing what everyone smears on their faces and I wanna join in

I probably shouldn’t buy fancy products but occasionally buy them anyway, so this will be a nice mix of drugstore favorites and whatever I justified buying from sephora (but I’ll wear it EVERY DAY, she said) 

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MAKEUP 4 THE GARBAGELY INCLINED

agonyandagony:

i am O B S E S S E D w/ watching makeup tutorials and knowing people’s routines and finding out what ~products~ they use and basically any scenario in which people are PUTTING THINGS ON THEIR FACES. LUV IT. LIVE 4 IT. BUT ALSO, i am an idiot!! and lazy! i only JUST THIS YEAR (MY 27TH ON EARTH) learned how to make myself look OKAY, BASICALLY. I AM NOT AN EXPERT. that’s fine! “BASICALLY OKAY” IS ESSENTIALLY “MODELESQUE,” IMO. LOOKING “FINE” IS THE SAME AS LOOKING “FIIIIIINE” IN MY BOOK. MAYBE YOU ALSO STRIVE FOR OKAY-NESS. HERE ARE MY SECRETS 4 MEDIOCRITY.

i like to call today’s look is AW FUCK I SLEPT IN MY MAKE-UP AGAIN. it is my only look.

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