your brain can be sorta brutal to you. or at least mine is. a whole lotta negative nonsense like a slow drip, whispers or shouts, all at once or sometimes thankfully infrequent. in summary, “you’re such an asshole.”
since turning down the job offer in january and asking leadership to allow me to do my work the way that i find most engaging, my entire work life has become… well, sort of awesome.
i’m focused on the things i know matter. i’m putting aside distractions. i’m available to the people who need me in a way that i’ve sorely missed.
and, i realize, i’m not an asshole.
not that i was ever really thinking i was an asshole, but you know, the slow drip of negative nonsense… it’s not exactly confidence inspiring.
but lately, and in very real ways, i’ve made some incredibly positive impacts through my interactions at work. i’ve actually made several situations and issues (both mundane and complex) materially, absolutely, undeniably better.
i did that. i was a force for good. i created a net positive. me.
so to that negative voice in my head i say “fuck off.”
and i also say to me “be kind to you, so you can be kind to others.”
peace starts with your own noise. start there.
note to self: “you are not an asshole.”
I am one of those! So much better than getting it through Time Warner. Now if they could just lower than monthly rate to something closer to Netflix...
Impresionante fábrica que produce en serie aviones de papel, realizada con piezas de lego.
La materia prima es la misma que la de los aviones de papel que se realizan artesanalmente: una hoja DINA4. A partir de ahí, solo hay que introducirla por un extremo de la línea de ensamblaje y observar cómo va pasando por todas las fases hasta que, aproximadamente un minuto después, aparece por el otro extremo en perfectas condiciones de vuelo para despegar automáticamente.
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Not cool SCOTUS, not cool.
All photos © Ryan Deboodt Photography
Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt (previously) recently returned from a trip to Laos where he spent two days exploring Tham Khoun Xe, one of the largest active rivers caves in the world. Stretching nearly 4.5 miles (7km) underground, the cave system is extraordinarily remote and Deboodt was permitted to photograph and film beyond where tourists are normally allowed to visit. The immensity of the subterranean space is staggering, with an average ceiling of almost 200 feet (60m) and width of 250 feet (76m) it’s hardly imaginable a space like this could exist underground.
Deboodt brought an arsenal of camera and video equipment as well as a drone to capture the expansive interiors of Tham Khoun Xe, much of which he edited into a short video included below. You can follow more of his cave photography from around the world on Facebook or Instagram, and read an interview about the endeavor on Smithsonian.
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Still watching ST Enterprise. Liking it quite a bit.
It's about time.
Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it’s difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet we were promised.
The site was created by filmmakers, photographers and art historians as part of an upcoming documentary by Pieter van Huijstee titled Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil. The ‘interactive documentary’ not only lets you explore the painting in incredible detail down to the most minute brush strokes, it also includes sound design as you move through various sections of the painting and a series of audio essays describing over 40 areas of the painting! This might be the crowning example of how to educate the public about a masterwork painting online, I wish there was something like this for more artworks.
The documentary and interactive exhibit coincide with the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, which is also being celebrated by the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands that is currently exhibiting 20 paintings and 19 drawings by the “Devil’s Painter”—the vast majority of his surviving works.
To see more paintings in vivid detail you can also explore the Google Art Project (they beat us for a Webby a few years ago, but we’re not bitter). Also related: A new Bosch painting was identified in Kansas City last week. (via Metafilter)
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#amusementpark #santamonicapier #losangeles #california #stuffedanimal #dragons #prizes (at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier)