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mcconnico: “Everybody you ever met in your life was brought to...

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-09-28 04:25


“Everybody you ever met in your life was brought to you for a reason” | Found by John Beck McConnico (via @rudaycursi)

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cypulchre: OP:  Majormistakes to r/gaming “What the Doom...

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-09-28 01:51


OP:  Majormistakes to r/gaming

“What the Doom demons saw”

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itsfunnytome: via

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-09-27 23:17
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Make a series of contrasting colors with Python

Akkana Peck - Sun, 2015-09-27 19:27

[PyTopo with contrasting color track logs] Every now and then I need to create a series of contrasting colors. For instance, in my mapping app PyTopo, when displaying several track logs at once, I want them to be different colors so it's easy to tell which track is which.

Of course, I could make a list of five or ten different colors and cycle through the list. But I hate doing work that a computer could do for me.

Choosing random RGB (red, green and blue) values for the colors, though, doesn't work so well. Sometimes you end up getting two similar colors together. Other times, you get colors that just don't work well, because they're so light they look white, or so dark they look black, or so unsaturated they look like shades of grey.

What does work well is converting to the HSV color space: hue, saturation and value. Hue is a measure of the color -- that it's red, or blue, or yellow green, or orangeish, or a reddish purple. Saturation measures how intense the color is: is it a bright, vivid red or a washed-out red? Value tells you how light or dark it is: is it so pale it's almost white, so dark it's almost black, or somewhere in between? (A similar model, called HSL, substitutes Lightness for Value, but is similar enough in concept.)

[GIMP color chooser] If you're not familiar with HSV, you can get a good feel for it by playing with GIMP's color chooser (which pops up when you click the black Foreground or white Background color swatch in GIMP's toolbox). The vertical rainbow bar selects Hue. Once you have a hue, dragging up or down in the square changes Saturation; dragging right or left changes Value. You can also change one at a time by dragging the H, S or V sliders at the upper right of the dialog.

Why does this matter? Because once you've chosen a saturation and value, or at least ensured that saturation is fairly high and value is somewhere in the middle of its range, you can cycle through hues and be assured that you'll get colors that are fairly different each time. If you had a red last time, this time it'll be a green, or yellow, or blue, depending on how much you change the hue.

How does this work programmatically?

PyTopo uses Python-GTK, so I need a function that takes a gtk.gdk.Color and chooses a new, contrasting Color. Fortunately, gtk.gdk.Color already has hue, saturation and value built in. Color.hue is a floating-point number between 0 and 1, so I just have to choose how much to jump. Like this:
def contrasting_color(color): '''Returns a gtk.gdk.Color of similar saturation and value to the color passed in, but a contrasting hue. gtk.gdk.Color objects have a hue between 0 and 1. ''' if not color: return self.first_track_color; # How much to jump in hue: jump = .37 return gtk.gdk.color_from_hsv(color.hue + jump, color.saturation, color.value)

What if you're not using Python-GTK?

No problem. The first time I used this technique, I was generating Javascript code for a company's analytics web page. Python's colorsys module works fine for converting red, green, blue triples to HSV (or a variety of other colorspaces) which you can then use in whatever graphics package you prefer.

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-09-27 18:08

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spankmehardbarry: me when people try to show me their baby...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-09-27 15:34


me when people try to show me their baby pictures


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pkatkins: Rainy day in Busan

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-09-27 04:26


Rainy day in Busan

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-09-27 01:51

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nihilminus: DUNE NOISE, VHS / NEW ORLEANS / 2:29 AM

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 23:17



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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 20:43

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spiderkiss: poppypicklesticks: maraudere: Josh Thomas talks...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 18:08




Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

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nudityandnerdery: benedictatorship: thebaconsandwichofregret: ...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 15:34







this girl was sent by the lord above to save humankind

its been estimated that 600 million or so has been poured into marketing minions so if we estimate the tuition at 40,000 dollars then about 150 students

that’s depressing

i don’t know what’s more depressing,that 600 million dollars has been spent on advertizing minions or that 600 million dollars will only pay the tuition of 150 US college students

…… oh my god

You guys…. I’m not saying anything about Minions marketing here, but just math:

150 times $40,000 is $6 million. $600 million would be 15,000 students at $40,000 each.

Don’t skimp on the math classes, okay? That shit is important.

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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 04:26

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deerylou2: (via /r/malehairadvice discusses the pros and cons...

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-09-26 01:51


(via /r/malehairadvice discusses the pros and cons left v. right-sided hair parting)

But which one is hotter

The answer explains many of my poor life choices

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Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-09-25 23:17

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wilwheaton: sigmatique: pebbles5ever: hypno-angex: suklaaaa: bunnyinafez: iwantfitbody: madame...

Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-09-25 20:43















petition to rename the usa ‘south canada’

what about alaska

are we then normal canada

canada a bit to the left


What about South America? Is that just America? Or South South Canada?



i cried my ass of laughing




I’m not even from Canada but I approve this change of names



Milky Eh. I just died.


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giizhigaate: clatterbane: haydengise: ultrafacts: bvb-killjoy...

Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-09-25 18:09













These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”

The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone.

In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said.

Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?”

The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.”

Actual tears.. hnngh

Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily.

where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang

My friend told me about this a few years ago when I really needed this. They really are the nicest people in the world and I love them!!


This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on

Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks.

Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”

( Article)

More about BACA, from their site

The fact that a native man started this brings tears to my eyes…

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Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-09-25 15:34

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yallaintgotfiestas: I’m crying omg. IVE BEEN SAYING THIS THE...

Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-09-25 04:26


I’m crying omg.

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