Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not dMore Like This
How I nearly killed my computerI downloaded Windows Blue b. 9385 leaked build. I installed it on my Virtual machine.More Like This
Then I used Windows Blue, I found that IE had awesome brand new dev tools.
I decided to copy the Internet Explorer folder to port it to Windows 8.
I replaced the Internet Explorer folder on Windows 8 with the new Internet Explorer from Windows Blue.
I started Internet Explorer. I had hundreds of IE proccesses coming up (task manager). But NO IE window was showing.
It used 87% of my RAM (4GB).
I tried to close all the IE processes but I couldn't.
I shut down my computer by unpluging it (took too much time)
How I fixed the problem :
Windows 8 could still boot up, but I wanted to be sure that there wouldn't be a problem.
So I started Windows 7 (dual boot), I replaced back the files (yes I can access Win 8 files for Win 7).
Problem fixed, and I can open IE now.
*Yes, I download leaked builds, I'm bad *