why do moms get so pissed about how many empty water bottles you have in your room 


ART: Sunsets Viewed Through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

Photographer Bing Wright‘s newest project, Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, is a series of images that capture the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors.

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The last texts SR sent.

Thank you to their SO who sent these in and does not want to be identified by name.  They’d like to point out that Phoenix is a nickname and was not their preferred nor their legal name.  (They were a big FoB fan.)

-Number 2

Holy shit. Stop-Rapunzel killed herself. How do I even react to this? Well first off. My deepest condolences. I’m so sorry this has happened. Second. On this blog it says to not send anyone hate. So I’d like to say
Do Not Send Hate. This is un-fucking-believeable. I am so at a loss for words. I’m really sorry this has happened. -Hook

Absolutely disgusting.

Is this what you wanted, social justice warriors?
Is this what you wanted the culmination of your fight for so called equality to end in? Death? Someone taking their own lives?

What are you doing, what will you do now? Sitting in your first world country on your comfortable computer knowing that you killed a woman.
And yes, it’s as much your fault as much as Rapunkzelicious’ herself, would you like to know why?

Because you knew. You know.
You know and I know you know, that your movement is cancerous.
Pustules, disease rotting it from the inside out and yet you chose—choose, to do nothing about it. And you won’t now. Because I know you, I know you and yours and you don’t care, you never cared about anything or anyone you don’t care about social justice, you don’t even know what it means.

You just want an excuse to spew hate, an excuse to bully others, and I’m sure, I’m certain, that there are tumors now in your group sitting at their computers who don’t care, who approve even.


All of you, Killers by proxy.
I suggest you all take a good long look at yourselves, I suggest you take a good long look in the mirror and decide now if this is what you want social ‘justice’ to be. You all decide right now if this is the kind of thing, the kind of person you want in your movement. The kind that kills so willingly, so eagerly.

This isn’t justice.
This is murder.

~A seething, Moderator Dave

Just leaving this here.

I don’t even know what to say about this.. My god.


Hiding My Eyes Out Of Shame (source)

Any TF2 cosplayers at fan expo tomorrow? ;D

I’m going as fem!scout.





I am so excited for the new Godzilla movie, I am freaking out. I remember hearing about plans for the new Godzilla movie back in 2010, but the wait is almost over. Just a bit over a month until it is released!!! The last movie came out like 10 years ago!

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


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:

Dash - by General Assembly


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:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP


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



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


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!