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A place for some photos I take and some things that I like.
The memory of a sunny day (at United States Botanic Garden)

The memory of a sunny day (at United States Botanic Garden)

theclockworkaesthete:

My Macbook Pro laptop will be 8 years old in June. It has travelled across the country, up and down the east coast, survived being in airport luggage, Megabus luggage, being dropped at least twice, being knocked off my dorm bunk when my roommate was fooling around in the top bunk, dogs pulling it off the sofa, etc. It’s running on a knock-off battery because the battery made for it was defective and swelled up, causing permanent damage that included completely disabling the track pad. The disk drive hasn’t worked for about 3 years now. It is held together with duct tape and prayers and/or black magic. It forgets where its wireless card is, sometimes. But its hard drive is all there and has never let me down. It got me all through school and then some, and is the machine on which I do pretty much all my photography and web design work.
Last week, the back of the screen literally started falling off. I haven’t been able to move it since (as we speak it’s open on my bed, resting against my lamp) because I’m terrified it will completely fall off if I move it. 
Since I’m not really comfortable with just asking people for money,  and my photography is just about the only skill I have to offer, I’m holding a print drive through my Society6 page to help ease the cost of a new computer. 
Even if you can’t spring for a print (I know $17 is a lot to ask), please boost this post? Every little bit helps. 
Regular Prints || Framed Prints || Canvases || Stationary || Totes

theclockworkaesthete:

My Macbook Pro laptop will be 8 years old in June. It has travelled across the country, up and down the east coast, survived being in airport luggage, Megabus luggage, being dropped at least twice, being knocked off my dorm bunk when my roommate was fooling around in the top bunk, dogs pulling it off the sofa, etc. It’s running on a knock-off battery because the battery made for it was defective and swelled up, causing permanent damage that included completely disabling the track pad. The disk drive hasn’t worked for about 3 years now. It is held together with duct tape and prayers and/or black magic. It forgets where its wireless card is, sometimes. But its hard drive is all there and has never let me down. It got me all through school and then some, and is the machine on which I do pretty much all my photography and web design work.

Last week, the back of the screen literally started falling off. I haven’t been able to move it since (as we speak it’s open on my bed, resting against my lamp) because I’m terrified it will completely fall off if I move it. 

Since I’m not really comfortable with just asking people for money,  and my photography is just about the only skill I have to offer, I’m holding a print drive through my Society6 page to help ease the cost of a new computer. 

Even if you can’t spring for a print (I know $17 is a lot to ask), please boost this post? Every little bit helps. 

Regular Prints || Framed Prints || Canvases || Stationary || Totes

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hyggehaven:

Chinampa (Nahuatlchināmitl [tʃiˈnaːmitɬ]) is a method of ancient Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.

Sometimes referred to as “floating gardens,” chinampas were artificial islands that usually measured roughly 98 ft × 8.2 ft (30 m × 2.5 m).[1] Chinampas were used by the ancient Aztec [Aboriginal Peoples].[2] In Tenochtitlan, the chinampas ranged from 300 ft × 15 ft (91 m × 4.6 m)[1] to 300 ft × 30 ft (91 m × 9.1 m)[1][3] They were created by staking out the shallow lake bed and then fencing in the rectangle with wattle. The fenced-off area was then layered with mud, lake sediment, and decaying vegetation, eventually bringing it above the level of the lake. Often trees such as āhuexōtl [aːˈweːʃoːt͡ɬ] (Salix bonplandiana)[2] (a willow) and āhuēhuētl [aːˈweːweːt͡ɬ] (Taxodium mucronatum)[4] (a cypress) were planted at the corners to secure the chinampa. Chinampas were separated by channels wide enough for a canoe to pass. These “islands” had very high crop yields with up to 7 crops a year.[5]

photo:  Iraun permakultura (1), Aztec Chinampas model by Te Mahi, Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa (2)

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i-like-butt:

"your homework still isn’t done? what have you been doing this whole time??"

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hinofriends:

 

lunulata:

No really. Watch this.

Ancient Chinese instrument, the sheng, which originated back in 1,100 BC, and it can perfectly replicate the music in Mario.

It even makes the coin noises.

I was not expecting that level of “perfectly replicates”. Holy crap!

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