ilikelookingatnakedmen:

Flick through this exquisite and invaluable volume of cosmology and natural history held by the Bodleian Library. 

emiii-chan:

Gifs & stills from my darker colors coordinate video
—> blog post

kayliemalinza:

tsunly:

DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

  1. DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

DON’T CHANGE A CHARACTER’S PERSONALITY FOR A SHIP

THIS APPLIES TO ORIGINAL MEDIA ALSO

m-azing:

FOR THE TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE I’VE TOLD TO WATCH IT: Jodhaa Akbar with English subs, in parts here: 1 2 3 4 5 

total run time is close to 4 hours, but there is an intermission cue so you have a good place to stop if you can’t pull through the whole film at once

what are you waiting for, go let this slow burn ust costumepornfest into your life. let it change you.

joy-ang:

Curried Meat Pie

I made a guest pie for Eyes on the Pies!

CRUST: I like to use my food processor to mix the crust ingredients together. One of the most important things I’ve found is to chill everything (including the flour) and to let the finished dough sit in the fridge for at least a few hours. I followed the Most Helpful Positive Review from this recipe (and not the actual recipe itself), it’s my go-to crust recipe.

FILLING: This was my first time trying to make this filling and I really liked how it turned out! I loosely followed this recipe. The changes I made included leaving out all of the “dessert”-like spices: the cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon (and that’s why I renamed it a curried meat pie vs. a traditional tourtiere).  I added ½ tablespoon of Maggi, a pinch of salt, ½ tsp curry powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/3 cup of peas. I cut it down to just 1 chicken bouillon cube and doubled the garlic.

OVERALL: I’d make it again. Next time I would add a little more curry powder, though! 

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!

Actual Starbucks Ice Coffee

no-more-ramen:

Not sure if this has been submitted, but this is literally how we make ice coffee at starbucks.

Brew your coffee at double strength. Meaning if you usually put in 2 scoops of grounds for your machine, do 4.  

Once its done brewing, add ice directly to the hot coffee. Its best to put equal parts ice to coffee, but you don’t have to if you want it stronger/weaker. It was brewed at double strength so this won’t water it down. Mix it up!

As for sweetener and cream you can do whatever you like. You can go to your local starbucks and buy any syrup (except seasonal ones) or just use what you do normally. I advise against powdered sugar though - it won’t dissolve well. Some supermarkets have liquid sugar too, or the flavored creamers might be the cheapest option if you like both cream and sugar in your coffee.

I’ve seen some other methods but a lot of those take prep work or wait time - having to let it cool overnight or wait for coffee-ice cubes to freeze. This takes as long as it would take to brew coffee normally as long as you have ice cubes ready. 

betterbemeta:

For all your period pieces, victoriana, steampunky, Fallen-Londony, and other adventures.

Beware, there likely will be appalling sentiments concerning race and gender by today’s standards; this is a work published in 1909. Let’s all glean the good bits from it, shall we, and leave the antiquated pre-civil-rights parts where they belong?

raspbeary:

requested!! its just some stuff ive learned idk dont trust me too much, i had the parts for this laying around for days and was too lazy to put text on it i also added a collage of some chests ive done last minute

gourmetgaming:

Pokémon – Old Gateau

With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…
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gourmetgaming:

Pokémon – Old Gateau

Difficulty: 1 Heart

With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…

Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!

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