TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook TrackingFacebook surveils everyone's web browsing regardless of whether they have an account or not, as described in this paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1717563
A simple way to prevent any packets being sent to or received from Facebook is to set up filtering using iptables. On most GNU and Linux distributions, you can run the following three commands as root:
iptables -A INPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -d facebook.com -j DROP
The URL can be changed for other sites as well if you wish. Eg - for Twitter's "tweet" buttons run the same commands but using platform.twitter.com as the domain to reject. I also recommend adding Facebook's content delivery network: fbcdn.net to the blacklist.
For more documentation on iptables, I recommend the Arch Wiki - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Iptables
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
More adventures in filmmaking!I had another whirlwind of a weekend making a movie in 48 hours. This was the horror event, so I have been beyond excited for this one. I originally pulled Found Footage for the genre, but because we had access to the Red Epic, we didn't want to waste such an amazing camera on such a lame genre, so I went for the wild card, which turned out to be Cannibalism.More Like This
I went home and Christopher and I wrote the script. We probably wrote it too haphazardly as later during filmmaking, we realized a few things didn't make sense, but what can you do for a 48 Hour film? Saturday we began shooting. A lot of the cast and crew had difficulty finding the location, so people ended up late and then disaster almost struck. We discovered we had no sound equipment. Luckily, other members of our crew had equipment nearby, so that took care of that, we just ended up starting a little later than planned. We fought wind, rain, and daylight and therefore we didn't get as many coverage shots as we would have liked
Drawing References & ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012More Like This
EVEN MOAR SKIN SWATCHES!
The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc
Virtual Tech Defeats Artist BanMore Like This
Virtual Tech Defeats Artist Ban
Zodiac by Tomoji-ized
The Chinese government doesn’t like what the visual puns of contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s sculptures say about Chinese society so they harass him in every way short of actual martyrdom.
Art is all about creativity and a very creative method has been executed to set up Weiwei’s latest major exhibition outside of China. Invited to present his art in the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, he was thwarted by Chinese officials imposing a travel ban on the artist. This should have nixed the extremely site
Pessimist's Reading List - Physics of the FutureThis is the third installment of my journal series "The Pessimist's Reading List," chronicling books that show us that there's much cause for optimism in the world. See my first two reviews here - The Pessimist's Reading List - Abundance and Pessimist's Reading List - Better AngelsMore Like This
Physics of the Future - by Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, futurist, television personality, and popularizer of science, takes a look at what the world might look like in a hundred years. He interviews hundreds of scientists and talks to experts in many fields to put together a stunning picture of planet earth in the year 2100, and the decades leading up to it, with the narrow focus on the advancements of science and technology, their impact on our day to day lives, and humanity as a whole.
Kaku discusses the role of computers, how they will become increasingly smaller, more powerful, and cheaper,
Several ways to get publishedQ: I am wondering. How do i go about getting one of my mangas published? i thought you might know the answer.More Like This
A: If you post it on DrunkDuck or Deviantart it's count as published, digitally, but it doesn't mean your publisher on digital world is obligated to pay you for it, if you publish on your own site, maybe you can earn ad money from it.
For book publishing, there are two major ways to go: go submit to a publisher, or be your own publisher. Publishing is both easy and hard, depending on the scale of publishing you want to go for.
-Nation/world wide book publishing is what most refer to as "being published" (It means being "commercially published")
There's Commercial publishing, and Self publishing, below I will talk to you about both worlds.
Just know each have their ups, and downs, either are perfect, choose what you like most for yourself.
Disclaimer: the publishing process and possibilities shared may not be the same world wide, it's more specific toward US an