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Extending a Wordpress theme for a client.  It’s one of the most hipster themes I’ve ever seen and the sample content is in hipster ipsum. Look how faint that font is. Do hipsters like squinting or something? It’s not like those fashion thick rimmed glasses have a reading prescription in them or anything.
If you’re looking at the preview image, it’s the text above the rounded rectangle button.

Extending a Wordpress theme for a client.  It’s one of the most hipster themes I’ve ever seen and the sample content is in hipster ipsum. Look how faint that font is. Do hipsters like squinting or something? It’s not like those fashion thick rimmed glasses have a reading prescription in them or anything.

If you’re looking at the preview image, it’s the text above the rounded rectangle button.

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Choc-chip Banana Custard Ice-cream

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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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rhodeskc:

The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting

Jesus fucking Christ, they were recording our business meetings at my last company?!

Filed under: Shit I don’t miss when working with my old company.

Past and current and freelance.

Unfortunately it’s just reinforcing the idea that I need a seachange.

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(via news.com.au)

General world knowledge according to some members of the American news media:

  • Perth, the capital of Western Australia is located in the state of Tasmania, on the east coast of the island continent.
  • The Pacific Ocean is now the Coral Sea. This one isn’t too bad, I suppose. The Coral Sea is actually a marginal sea just a bit north.  They probably flipped a coin because their label was placed kinda between the Coral and Tasman Seas.  I suppose we can blame bing for that. At a certain zoom, that is sort of what it implies.
  • Kuala Lumpur is now in Indonesia.  We’re only talking about a flight from Malaysia on Malaysia Airlines.  It’s just like Canadians getting mistaken for Americans.
  • The Australian Prime Minister is John Abbot.  Portmanteau of John Howard and Tony Abbott? I guess I can understand that. There were times we generally felt the same way about both.

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We’re creating a short film about WA, by WA. We’ll be selecting favourites which celebrate everything we love and even loathe about this unique state. To get involved hashtag #ThatsSoWA on your Instagram images or videos.
I like that they’re welcoming negative things about WA from people as well. I should take a photo of one of the restaurant strips when everything is closed on Monday. Because #ThatsSoWA.

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rhodeskc:

skunkbear:

Yesterday there was some big news in the world of physics - scientists detected evidence of “cosmic inflation” - the first exciting moments of the Big Bang. 

Cosmic inflation was first described by Andrei Linde and his colleagues in 1983. The new evidence — called the “Holy Grail” and “missing link” of cosmology” —vindicates Linde’s work. Stanford University shared this video of Linde hearing the news:

Chao-Lin Kuo, one of the physicists behind the new discovery, surprised Linde at his home.

"Renata [Linde’s wife] tells me, ‘It’s probably a delivery - did you order anything?’" Linde said. "Yeah — I ordered it 30 years ago and it finally arrived."

That GIF set is all kinds of awesome.

One of the most touching parts of this (all of it was really rather squishy) for me was after the nod when Renata just comes out and gives him this big hug.

Science is beautiful.

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disoriented:

smatter:

guys read the fine print its hilarious

Okay, the ads are nicely done regardless, but the fine print is the cherry on top.

"Through the transformative power of rock ballads."

(Source: bluebombardier)

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sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

Saw a screencap of this on Facebook. Had to dig through the last user’s posts to find this so that I could reblog.
I’m in tears.

sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

Saw a screencap of this on Facebook. Had to dig through the last user’s posts to find this so that I could reblog.

I’m in tears.

(Source: housecatincarnate, via ohmightysmiter)

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