*writes “like” on a cigarette and puts it in my mouth*
It’s a simile.
i hope iphone 6 is a flip phone
News: Fear replaced communal atmosphere in Donetsk’s Jewish community as armed men handed out a leaflet Passover eve calling on Jews register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship.
I’m scared of what would happen after they register…
I googled it. Multiple news sources are covering this. This is actually happening. This is terrifying.
My first thought is that this would lead to something bigger. I don’t know if it would be on the scale of the Holocaust, but registering of Jews was an early part of it.
i want to reblog this 1000000000000099999 times im fucking flipping my fucking shit here
after kansas city shooting i fucking like didnt sleep and now this and i feel like fucking harry potter when theyre all like figuring out voldemorts coming back “it feels like it did before…HE’S back”
except antisemitism never left, it never disappeared
i duno how to handle this fear and these fucking horrible feelings and the fear and anxiety and
this needs way more notes
i read that its unclear where the flyers came from
and the government might not be behind it
The Donetsk People’s Republic (Russian: Донецкая народная республика, Donetskaya narodnaya respublika) is a self-proclaimed state, declared on 7 April 2014 by several hundred activists who currently occupy the Regional Administration Building and the City Hall buildings in Donetsk, as well as other cities in the region.
According to Michael Salberg, director of the international affairs at the New York City-based Anti-Defamation League, is currently unclear if the leaflets were issued by the pro-Russian leadership or a splinter group operating within the pro-Russian camp or someone else.
*pushes for saccharine reboots of gritty originals*
*makes millions of dollars*
Rene Magritte Paintings
im sure you can aspire higher than to be with someone you consider dumb?
"Fuck it all (honest final exam version) music video"
This video is perfect omg
Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)
Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”
My first day of art history class when I was 19 we looked at L’Absinthe by Degas and I thought it was hilarious, like the end of a Seinfeld episode where everything’s gone wrong, and that’s why I encourage people to look at art even if they don’t understand it, because you never know what you’re going to find until you look
*finds boyfriend and makes him propose so we can do engagement photos in the style of American Gothic*
bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (pages 57-58)
Crucial to communication.
Every day I fall a little more in love with bell hooks.
Those pauses, and less rapid speech, are really important for many native people too. Unfortunately, in mixed groups we are often rushed, or our pauses are taken as invitations to cut us off or interrupt up. I have found some Settlers ensure there are no silences in their speech by using verbal fillers… ‘Um, uh, mmm’ etc. Many ndn speakers will not use those verbal fillers and it gets interpreted as finished speech.
I read an article for class by Diana Eades, who worked linguistic analysis of the Robyn Kina case, but I can’t find it online. To sum up, Robyn Kina was wrongly convicted of murder (she killed her husband in self defence) and spent 5 years in jail, partially because everybody who was supposed to be helping her didn’t understand the differences between Aboriginal English and the Standard Australian English they spoke - including the meaning of silence. I did find an outline by Eades of the main features of Aboriginal English aimed at primary school teachers, for those who are interested:
"To take one further example, silence in AE conversations is frequently a sign of comfortable interaction and is not interpreted as a breakdown in communication. Aboriginal people like to use silence while they develop their relationship with another person, or simply while they think about what they are going to say. However, in the mainstream use of English in Australia (as in many western countries), silence in a conversation is an indication that something is going wrong. People try to avoid silences, and, if one develops, there are efforts to fill it. So, even though silence has the same linguistic form (or sounds the same) in both AE and SE, it does not have the same meaning."
The persistence of Ms. Jackson
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast
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:
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:
w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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!