So, reddit has a thing called the reddit switcharoo. Setup: someone posts something ambiguous, eg “Look who I got a photo of!”, which is (obviously) a photo of the poster posing beside a famous celebrity. Someone will inevitably comment “[celebrity], I didn’t know you were a redditor! Who’s that guy beside you?”, or similar (and that’s just the most common setup; there are many variations, but they all involve humorously discussing something/one that wasn’t the original focus of the post). The next comment will be something along the lines of “Ah, the old reddit switcharoo!”, and there’ll be a link to the last comment with that message (or a similar one), which will have a link to the last one before it, and so on. It’s all curated via a specialised subreddit, /r/switcharoo.
At any rate, I’ve fallen down the switcharoo hole. I’m 250 links in and finishing for the night. But, for the last twenty or thirty posts, this song has been playing. It makes everything AWESOME. Seriously.
Absolutely awesome. Also, it doesn’t list what region roaming charges occur in, so this could mean no more roaming charges for EU citizens, at the least within the EU, at best worldwide (doubtful). Also also, they also voted to enshrine net neutrality into EU law.
From colonial cartographers to digital depictions, the continent is being sold short, says Think Africa Press
“Mapmakers have always claimed objectivity,” he says, “and cartographers always imagine they’re creating maps from some omniscient God-like position. When it comes to Google Maps, however, the reality is that they’re being produced on the west coast of America.”
I’ve been wanting to draw something from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind books for a while now. Here’s the protagonist, Kvothe in the city of Tarbean.
Process wise, this was a self-inflicted exercise in patience. This image has been sitting in my head for months, but I’ve avoided it, knowing how much work would be required to do the city justice. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not this level of complexity helped or hindered. Something more abstracted/vague may have given me a better result, sooner.
At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. Given its name and stereotypical depiction it’s somewhat surprising to learn that the small country named after ice is home to no less than 30 active volcanic systems.