Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroHayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Star Wars Technologies 1 from W3 and InternetSubject to change due to work in progressStar Wars Technologies 1 from W3 and Internet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Best Works of the World Wide Web (W3) or Internet
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List of Star Wars spacecraft http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_spacecraft
List of Star Wars starfighters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_starfighters
Fighters and Bombers
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just enough intriguing character moments to have us all gu
Install notes for Ubuntu/LinuxInstall notes for the Open-sources digital painting software I use on Ubuntu/Linux (12.04 ) ;Install notes for Ubuntu/Linux2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to install the recent version of them, in a terminal copy this line by line :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:achadwick/mypaint-testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mypaint
Krita 2.5.2 :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita
Gimp 2.8 and G'Mic :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-gmic
[update] more detailed infos ; on my blog [here]
HNNG:iconMeta-Fox:HNNG5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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So the bronies are in an uproar (Warning: vitriol)Full disclaimer: I like MLP:FiM. I have fancharacters. I have six MLP shirts (a 20% Cooler, an Equestria Girls, Dumb Fabric!, a Fluttershy "Yay", a Nightmare Moon, and a Doctor Whooves) and collect the toys -- brushable dolls? Blindbag ponies? 5" plushies? I got 'em. I love the show.So the bronies are in an uproar (Warning: vitriol)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So there's been con drama going amongst the MLP:FiM fan community recently, and a lot of people are in an uproar about "NOT ALL BRONIES ARE LIKE THAT".
They're offended that they're not getting recognition for "not all being like that".
Know what I think?
You deserve to be offended.
If you are pitching fits about this... realize that whether the events of the con were "factual" or not? This happens in your fandom. People are being harassed, threatened, and physically assaulted. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia run rampant in the fandom. (Pro fucking tip: rape jokes are never, ever, ever funny.)
And yet, the only thing you whine about is NOT ALL BRONIES AR
THE MAKING OF GURREN LAGANN!!!!The making of one of the greatest animated TV series ever made, GAINAX'S galaxy-shattering "TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!!"THE MAKING OF GURREN LAGANN!!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fascists attack!Last night the MPAA took down Megaupload and several staff members were arrested, on the grounds of copyright infringement.Fascists attack!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In response to this, Anonymous launched their biggest attack ever against organizations like the MPAA, RIAA etc and took down their websites.
Since the SOPA protest was received extremely well, it'll be exciting to see what other political moves the internet can make in future.
The fascists won't be able to beat down protesters on the internet like they did with Occupy Wall Street.
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Contest 08 - Aliens of Star WarsContest 08 - Aliens of Star Wars1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Thanks to all who entered, commented, favorited, and voted for the entries!
I hope to see y'all for the next one, and don't forget to claim your prizes below if you won by noting the gift-givers. ^.^
Aliens of Trek
For this contest you'll be depicting your favorite aliens from Star Wars! Read on for more details!
- Your picture must include a Star Wars alien.
- Any character who's an alien is allowed.
- Creatures/beasts are also allowed. (Rancors, Katarns, Krayt Dragons, etc.)
- You can include normal human characters, but of course the al
BIOMASS 117: DELAYSDeLays, wE WeRe DeLaYeD.BIOMASS 117: DELAYS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It Is MoSt StAnGe. OuR AvAtArS CoUlD noT fOcUs On CaPtAiN. ThEy CoUlD NoT CatCh It.
...It Has WaNdeReD OfF InTo ThE DeAD CiTy.
ThIs TrIaL Is A MoCkeRy WhEn ThE AcCcusEd CaN JuSt WaLK OfF.
ZeE CaPtAiN MuSt HaVe A WeAkNeSs, SoMeWheRe In ThE MeMoRy oF tHeSe ProPerTieS.
It WaS DiFfiCulT To TrAcK dOwN AlL InStaNcEs Of CaPtAin.
SoMeThiNg WaS InTeRfERiNg WiTh ThE ScAn.
SoMeThiNg ThaT DiD NoT BeLoNg iN ThE PaSt.
SoMeThiNg ThAt KePt MeDdLiNg WiTh EvErYtHiNg.
A WeApOn oF PoWer GrEaTeR ThaN tHe FuRnAcE Of ThE StArS.
An EmISsArY oF DeAtH, HiDdEn iN PlaIn SiGht.
BuT WhY? WhY DoEs DeAtH ItSeLf PrOtEcT tHe AcCuSeD?
We ToOk ToO LoNg. We AsSuMeD tHiS WoRlD wAs InAcTivE.
It WaS NoT.
The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns...
ThE UnIoN MuSt KnOw.
ThEy WiLl NoT Be PleAseD wItH OuR fAiLuRe.
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-33 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
Commissions: OPEN - TEN slots only!!It's the summer and I said I would. Commissions are open, TEN SLOTS only for now, so grab 'em while they're hot!Commissions: OPEN - TEN slots only!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can check commission prices here:
Send me a NOTE if you are interested in a commission.
Commission requests in comments or in shout boxes will be IGNORED.
Notes sent when commissions are CLOSED asking for one will be IGNORED.
First Come, First Served.
If you are too late I may put you on a waiting list, depending on how busy I am.
Payment to be made via Paypal ONLY.
Send payments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will only start the commission after the transaction is complete.
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SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAYOctober something, something.SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today captain declared as "REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY".
The day begun with me getting smacked with a broken laptop and yells "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!".
I tried to protest that laptops weren't attacking people in the mornings back in the past. To this, Captain declared that in fact they didn't have to, because users were so addicted to reading their daily mail facts that every morning they woke up smacking their heads on their laptops.
Then my head was treated to a barrage of empty, metal SPAM cans with words "SPAM MAIL! DODGE THE SPAM! USE FILTERS!".
With these words, captain gave me two old tennis rackets. The tennis rackets had yellow duck-tape stickers on them with words "DELETE" and "BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESS".
The spam can attack didn't end there, Pilot's job for today was hiding behind building ruins and throwing the spam cans at me at random intervals with yells of "INCREASE YOUR GENITAL SIZE!", "RUSSIAN BRIDE LOVES YOU" and "I AM NIGERIAN PRINCE WITH 56 BILL
Moving 6 Billion Messages Without Being NoticedWe've just finished moving every message in every user's message center — all 6 billion of them — to a brand new set of database servers, and we managed to do it without anyone noticing. We didn't find much published material about the best way to do this, so we wanted to share a few details with you. It does get a little bit technical though so I won't be offended if you skip over some parts!Moving 6 Billion Messages Without Being Noticed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The data that powers message center was stored on one of our main sharded MySQL database clusters. That same cluster powers a lot of different features of the site and we recognised a lot of traffic was caused by this relatively simple but large set of data.
To free up capacity on that cluster, and help keep the site quick as we continue to grow, we decided to move the message center data to its own servers.
Some fun figures:~6 billion rows of data in 13 tables across 16 shardsAverage 5k, daily peak of 10k queries per second for this data across the clusterAverage 100k, daily
CSS Tricks HubHere you will find an overview of my CSS Tricks series tutorials I will post it as a journal, as I don't see it fit anywhere else.CSS Tricks Hub1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
List of the tutorials so far
Limiting .text width
Learn how to limit the width of your text to improve readabilty. It's an easy trick and solves the problem of extremely wide running texts, especially an issue on wide screen monitors.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 70/30
Due to the many different sizes a journal can have on dA, it is a good practice to think about how wide you want your skins to be. You will find the pros and cons of "fixed width" versus "responsive" skins.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 80/20
I say this a lot more than I should eDe"We're having pizza for dinner"I say this a lot more than I should eDe5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"We're gonna go to Walmart in 10 minutes"
"Go get me a cup of water pls"
"Get rid of all your llama stuff pls"
abSOLUTELY NOT. THEY ARE BURDENED WITH GLORIOUS PURPOSE
"But please they're invading your room and-"
YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO
I AM LOKI OF SASSGARD
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Tip of the Day: Staying SuccessfulOne of the biggest obstacles a person can face is to stay successful after being successful. Stay hungry! Let's go!!Tip of the Day: Staying Successful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o