dafuq?! where the fuck?
Iran being 'two years away from having a nuclear weapon' - which they have been now since 1984.
The Meme of our Years.
Memorabilia from the Shitwind collection.
xkcd doing what xkcd does. Randall Munroe charts a brief timeline of interracial and same-sex marriage, through the lens of popular approval and population.
You might have thought I was not going to continue with the “What I Did to Recover” list, since it’s been a number of weeks since my last post. (Life was too busy for the last couple of weeks!) But, we still have a lot of things we can add that you and I have done to “recover” from bipolar disorder.
So, here are more things we can add to the list:
· I accepted that I was not the enemy; seeing the disorder instead as the enemy named the “mood monster.”
· I stopped focusing on my mistakes and instead chose to learn from them. And I began to focus on the next right decision.
· I decided I was not going to be victimized by bipolar. Nor was I going to have a daily pity party over it.
· I decided to love and care for myself the same way that I loved and cared for my grandchild.
· I stopped waiting for the medicines to do something “magical” (i.e. “change everything”) and started working my recovery by taking one little step at a time.
· I decided that my past did not define me; nor does bipolar.
· I stopped looking for the passion to live again; rather, I decided to simply live again and look for passion along the way.
· I stopped comparing myself to others. Instead, I started to compare myself to the “old-self” and with the better self I was becoming.
The list is so long that we are working on a website that has little “memes” for each item on the list. Please add to the list. I am keeping track of all of your responses and adding them to the list for the website along with your first name.
The Washington Post editorial board:
How to resolve this? A police “back door” for all smartphones is undesirable — a back door can and will be exploited by bad guys, too. However, with all their wizardry, perhaps Apple and Google could invent a kind of secure golden key they would retain and use only when a court has approved a search warrant.
Just use their magic to help the good guys. Maybe if Apple and Google can’t figure this out, they can get help from the computer science department at Hogwarts.
initiating MAXIMUM OVERBIRD
Cartoonist Ellen Foley has illustrated her struggle with finding a way to treat her diagnosis of bipolar disorder without sacrificing her creative process in her self-described graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.
Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, cartoonist Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity and her livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She analyzes the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder as she struggles with the strengths and limitations of a parade of medications and treatments.
images by Ellen Forney
via Huffington Post
One of the first things they taught us in ID Rendering 101 was about reflections: You need a sky and you need some earth, and placing these correctly indicates the contours of whatever you're drawing up. Nowadays software takes care of all that, but in the days of hand rendering, you created sky and earth with markers, Prismacolors, charcoal or an airbrush. And getting the gradations was just a matter of layering strokes and/or going over it with your fingers.
But in this video, hot rod artist Glen Weisgerber shows us how he does it "When the compressor goes down or the power goes out," i.e. not using an airbrush, but an actual bristle brush. At 23 minutes long, the demo isn't short, but it's worth a scan-through to watch him go from zero to done:
Am I the only one who got the design-school-flashback stress jitters while watching him? I almost found myself glancing towards my window to see if the sun was coming up yet.(more...)