george karbus used the light from the aurora borealis to photograph his girlfriend, kate hamsiaora, and, by chance, a passing belgua whale beneath the arctic ice of russia’s white sea. walking thirty meters out on to the ice, they drilled a hole thirty centimeters deep and descended into the minus two degree celsius water.
saw one of these things for the USA. decided we needed an english version.
Leicestershire looks pretty hardcore. Rocky as shit. I love it.
aaayyyyyy check out Bristol! we looking pretty fine if i do say so myself.
Ah, Cambridgeshire: flat and marshy.
REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.
This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
So, so happy that someone took over the safe2pee database, and seems to be doing a kickass job of it!
An awesome project a friend of mine has been involved in - showing the nearest loos that are intersex/trans*/gender nonconformist accessible! Absolutely wonderful idea!
An awing fuck-ton of big cat references.
And here’s a link to a spectacular image that helps distinguish types of big cats. It’s insanely helpful, and you’d be doing yourself a majour disservice if you don’t use it:
Please note that in the first cheetah GIF, the head has been insolated. When running, the head will bob up and down slightly. Not a lot, but just know how the head attaches to the neck and how that moves when the body is oscillating up and down when they run, like in the second GIF.
[From various sources]
Library Sphinx: When it comes to libraries, not all change is (necessarily) bad
New blog post, on the Humans of New York NYPL post and “pro”-library campaigners.
Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr visits the National Archives!
Earlier this month we were thrilled to welcome Tumblr’s own Liba Rubenstein (libawr), Director of Politics & Causes outreach as a special guest to the Federal Tumblr Working Group Meetup at the National Archives.
These meetups are an opportunity for government agencies on Tumblr to share information, tips, policy questions, best practices, and technical support for working on the platform. We were joined by fellow tumblarians (and future tumblarians?) from 11 other agencies and bureaus in all, including:
Keep reading for some of Liba’s Tumblr tips and her answers to our questions on engagement, metrics, helping users in distress & more »
(Source: blogs.archives.gov, via thelifeguardlibrarian)