1. himteckerjam:

    lalondes:

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

    Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

    Scarleteen is invaluable.

    And Scarleteen needs your help.

    During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

    This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

    This is devastating.

    If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

    Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

    And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

    Dude, Scarleteen saved my shit back in the day. They’ve been around since 1998 and I assure you, they deserve every single penny you can throw at them!

    (via adriofthedead)

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  2. 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

    (via crossyloid)

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  4. niki-van-awesome:

    spring-loaded-jesus-candles:

    fireghostshigher:

    A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this.  Keep in mind this is the simple version.

    The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism.  Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era.  Note also how thin he is.  This is because the Buddha fasted a lot.  He was born Siddhartha Gautama.  Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.

    The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha.  This is a common misconception in the West.  That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero.  Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha.  Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.

    This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.

    This has been an informational post.  Have a nice day.

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.

    I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.

    (Source: internetdoashouting, via crossyloid)

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  5. yeahwriters:

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    referenceforwriters:

    Hemingway App

    thetrolliestcritic:

    Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

    Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

    This is awesome!!!

    (via fixyourwritinghabits)

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  6. 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!

    (via blankfacecat)

     
  7. reginechassagnarly:

    sign this right now

    the goal of the non-binary petition is flawed, this one is much more realistic and has a serious concrete goal that will help people definitely more than harm them (which the nb petition has the possibility of doing) 

    (via adriofthedead)

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  8. lalondes:

    REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    i’m assuming that you’re all familiar with tumblr saviour at this point - i use tumblr saviour every day for blocking nsfw content while i’m at work, not to mention wiping my dash of blood, gore, and theamazingatheist. tumblr saviour is invaluable, honestly. we all know that. and we’ve all wished that we could just tumblr saviour the entire internet, right?

    well, hold on to your hats, because this app, silencer, is functionally tumblr saviour for the entire internet.

    this is a goddamned godsend. i’ve tried it out with a few annoying and triggering terms, and it works like a fucking charm. spoilery tweets about what happened on last sunday’s breaking bad? gone. incessant royal baby facebook posts? evaporated. i literally cannot express to you how happy this app makes me and how helpful it has been.

    it also comes with custom “mute packs” - sets of buzzwords about popular events or spoiler-prone tv shows that you can just automatically mute, and voila, your twitter and facebook feeds are clean.

    i wouldn’t be making this post unless i was dead fucking serious about making sure that you all have this in your lives. download it here.

    (via adriofthedead)

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  9. staff:

    Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

    We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

    (via riningear)

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  10. guys? I want to do something…

    aph-eyebrows:

    Okay, if you are seeing this on your dash can you PLEASE STOP AND READ? 

    thanks, because I want you to read this and do as it says if it is right.

    If you are 

    - stressed about anything or everything

    -depressed about anything

    -upset about anything at all

    -going through any sort of rough time at all

    -insecure about anything

    REBLOG THIS. Please don’t skip, please.

    I want to tell you something.

    (via archaicmodernist)

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