Me and my stuff. Usually design and cosplay.

leagueoflegends:

More awesome cosplay! Check out Singed’s eyes.

The PAX Twisted Fate in this photo is my friend Kyle. It’s his first cosplay, but he did an awesome job!

bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

Too bad the kid did his math wrong and it really wouldn’t save the gov’t any extra money. 

leagueoflegends:

Female Skarner! She misses her kind!

This is me at PAX East!

leagueoflegends:

Female Skarner! She misses her kind!

This is me at PAX East!

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

440-tuneit:

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

440-tuneit:

flagget:

440-tuneit:

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

Dammit I forgot to bring my pineapple to class

Fun fact: One time in my English class, this dude walks in like 10 minutes late. He’s carrying a pineapple with him. I figure he needs it for something later on in the day so I don’t think anything of it. Well about 5 minutes after he sits down, this dude pulls out his pineapple, starts turning it around in his hands, stares at it, and STARTS EATING IT. SKIN AND EVERYTHING. I DIDNT EVEN KNOW PINEAPPLE SKIN WAS EDIBLE. I don’t think I had ever been more confused in my life. I wish I still had the picture I took of it saved on my phone.

Oklahoma is a strange state

You have no idea

Reading that was an experience

i found the pictures



OH MY GOD

Yeah, we had that happen in my class. With a watermelon. That ice cream scoop in her hand? She’s using that to eat the thing. 

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

440-tuneit:

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

440-tuneit:

flagget:

440-tuneit:

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

Dammit I forgot to bring my pineapple to class

Fun fact: One time in my English class, this dude walks in like 10 minutes late. He’s carrying a pineapple with him. I figure he needs it for something later on in the day so I don’t think anything of it. Well about 5 minutes after he sits down, this dude pulls out his pineapple, starts turning it around in his hands, stares at it, and STARTS EATING IT. SKIN AND EVERYTHING. I DIDNT EVEN KNOW PINEAPPLE SKIN WAS EDIBLE. I don’t think I had ever been more confused in my life. I wish I still had the picture I took of it saved on my phone.

Oklahoma is a strange state

You have no idea

Reading that was an experience

i found the pictures

OH MY GOD

Yeah, we had that happen in my class. With a watermelon. That ice cream scoop in her hand? She’s using that to eat the thing. 

typeworship:

Pin-pricked ‘A’

This sparkling letter by typographer, Hilka Riba, wasn’t made with a pin (that kept crinkling the paper) it was created with a CNC Router. This allowed for the variance in hole size—extreme but worth it.

Spotted on the ever-awesome Twenty-Six Types 

ciahuang:

everything-creative:

A swarm of light. Omer Arbel created the 21 lamp series to be arranged in groups and it works great. He designed it for Bocci.

Everything Creative on Facebook

I like the white lights and the simple, clean look of paper because it gives of a sense of lightness and air. While illuminating the space.

ciahuang:

twistedlimb:

Journey to the mountains 3D papercut illustration created by Matthew Ellero for Digital Artist magazine 

I feel like I post a lot of paper art. But for some reason I like it? It crosses the boundaries between 2D and 3D work, turns graphic images into real life and dimensions. Also, I like the colors here and how the artist or artists always have a distinct style that shows through.

ciahuang:

helloyoucreatives:

A crosswalk in central Germany seeks to both inform and entertain pedestrians waiting to safely cross the street.

A cool way to get people interacting and to settle their impatience.

(Source: everydayuxblog)

ciahuang:

helloyoucreatives:

Lovely little idea from JVM Germany

A little advertising. I think this is really effective…especially choosing to only “renovate” a small billboard size portion and not the whole building, it makes the renovation stand out and allows people to actually see the difference between the two.

susurrations:

The judges sympathized with the notion that a woman should be able to have a reasonable expectation not to have secret photos taken up her skirt when she goes out in public, but ruled that current state law does not address that. Massachusetts’ “Peeping Tom” laws, as written, only protect women from being photographed in dressing rooms or bathrooms when they are undressed. Since upskirt photos are taken of fully clothed women in public, they don’t count, according to the court.

“A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is ‘partially nude,’ no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing,” the court wrote.

Robertson’s lawyers defended his actions by arguing the photos were a matter of free speech.

Upskirt photos are becoming increasingly common with the spread of camera phones, but the law is slow to catch up with new technologies. Under most voyeurism laws, women must have a “reasonable expectation of privacy,” which is difficult to prove when she is in public. The Massachusetts court is hardly the first to acquit men who take these photos; perpetrators in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Washington have all been cleared by judges because the laws on the books did not apply. In response to one case in which a man legally took upskirt photos of a 10-year-old girl, Indiana lawmakers passed an upskirt ban in 2011. Other states have considered but not passed similarly updated voyeurism laws.

Ummm…. this is kind of pathetic.