Names Generators Names Names are often a problem to come up with, so there's a variety of generators for people, places, and things! General Extreme Fantasy Names For those more over-the-top fantasy names, suitable for grim heroes, overpowered heroines, and the general over-the-top types of character. Or parents with no thought of a child's future! Greek Namers It produces greek-sounding names - they may not translate to anything, but they'll sound right! Dark/Evil Names Dark Elf Names Not all elves are nice, after all. Species/Specific Angel/demon Name Generator Generates names for angels and demons for characters or your own pantheons and hierarchies. Theme Western Names Next time you've got a story on the American Fronteir or the Weirded-out West, come here for quick names and ideas! Locations Realms Need to give a Kingdom, Provice, or other setting an interesting title like "Dragon's Empire" or "Kingdom of the Great Grail"? Ships Pirate Ship Names For your more "piratey" sounding ships. More Resources!
Irish Comic News » COMICS ON ICN: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls Sarah Elliott has been posting her latest comic work in progress on facebook over the past while and it caught my eye. I asked her would she let me post it when it was done and happily she agreed. I’ll let her explain what it’s all about: I did this for my final comic assignment in college in Ballyfermot and continued it on afterwards. Sarah’s Links: @CranberryVulcan (Tw) @whereismyraptor (Inst) Like this: Like Loading... MySpace Frosty Words Generator Love the Here and Now: Blogging 101 Tips So you want to start blogging? Don't know where to begin? I have been in your shoes; heck I still I am. Blogging is a continuous journey of learning. There is ALWAYS something new to learn. Patience If you're anything like me you want things to be perfect right now. Social Media This is a must. Pictures and Graphics There are quite a few free photo editing programs available online. More often than not though, I use my iPhone to edit my pictures. Adding fonts to your iPhone is not as hard as it may sound. You can read more about my favorite photo editing apps here. Camera If your camera phone takes poor quality pictures you may want to consider buying a camera. White Posterboard What? Tribe Do you have a blogging tribe? Planner Organization is a must when blogging. Perspective Now that you're blogging, you may find that your eyes are open to so much more. Time Let's face it; blogging takes time. Blog Designer I know nothing about blog design. Some of these are pretty basic, I know.
Creative design Users Love Simple & Familiar Designs – Why Websites Need to Make a Great First Impression We form first impressions of the people and things we encounter in our daily lives in an extraordinarily short timeframe. We know the first impression a website’s design creates is crucial in capturing users’ interest. In our study we investigated how users’ first impressions of websites are influenced by two design factors: Visual complexity — how complex the visual design of a website looks Prototypicality — how representative a design looks for a certain category of websites Users Love Simple & Familiar Designs – Why Websites Need to Make a Great First Impression The Sketchnotes Channel at Core77 The Sketchnotes channel allows one to learn more about sketchnotes, including a great overview of a new kind of visual thinking and some basics to get started off. The Core77 Sketchnotes channel The Space of Design Models of the process of design are relatively common. The Space of Design Repeat-x repeat-y
DJ / DJane – Namen Generator Wenn du Schwierigkeiten bei der Erfindung eines DJ Namens hast, dann kann dir der DJ Namen Generator zumindest dabei helfen, Ideen zu sammeln! Letztlich sollte dein DJ Name nicht aus einer x-beliebigen Liste stammen, sondern aus “deinem Herzen” kommen. Du und dein Publikum müssen sich mit dem Namen identifizieren können. Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren! Hier erscheint der zufällige Deejay/DJane Name: ??? Gefällt dir der DJ Namen Generator? Infos: Deejay Namen Generator Die Idee zu diesem simplen Zufallsgenerator kam mir schon zu Beginn der Website www.der-perfekte-dj.de – jedoch hatte ich keine Lust, dieses nützliche Werkzeug zu programmieren. Momentan befinden sich 532 Präfixe und 176 Suffixe in der Datenbank; daraus ergeben sich exakt 93.632 Kombinationsmöglichkeiten. (6/5/2010) Natürlich solltest du nicht erwarten, dass jeder der knapp 100.000 zufällig generierten Deejay Namen ein Knaller ist. Die Zukunft der zufälligen Deejay Namen
This android's muscles and tendons allow it to move like a human Hmm — did you see the post about the supply-hauling robot from yesterday? To me, it looked (and trotted) startlingly horse-like. I will take a gander! I'm certainly not trying to talk down on engineering that I couldn't imagine undertaking, but I just don't think of human anatomy as the end-all be-all of design. I feel the same way about automobiles. And internal combustion engines. I think they're doing both actually. Some actuators are fast but difficult to control precisely. But I agree. Part of the driving force to make service robots 'look like us' is to make the general consumer public more comfortable and less afraid of them because they're scary alien looking machines. Comment Pictures/Images, Graphical Text Generator, HTML Generator, Picture Comments for Facebook :: MyNiceProfile.com
Common Blogging Questions As a blog designer and social media consultant, I receive a lot of questions in my email inbox. And you’d be surprised how many are repeats! So I thought I’d start a series where I compile them in a list with no frills answers. Consider it a grab n go resource guide for you to pin whenever you get stuck! I’m hoping to do this regularly, so if you have a question you’ve never found a great answer to, send it my way at Julie@fabulousblogging.com. 1. Let me start by saying that some themes are more obnoxious than others. This doesn’t look cool. It looks lame. There’s too much space. So to solve that, you can do two things — either hold down the shift key and hit enter (which is quick and dirty and I’m not really a fan), or– simply write out your list the ugly way, highlight the whole thing, and then hit the bullet or numbered list option. This doesn’t look cool.It looks lame.There’s too much space.Voila! When you want to break out of the list and continue writing, hit return twice. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Open The Pod Bay Doors, MAL: The Rumpus Interview With Lori Emerson It is summer and the Rocky Mountains loom large and golden over Boulder, Colorado, where the university spreads out in matching brown-yellow stone. Schools of mountain bikers zip past the traffic on their way up, up, up—where endless blue skies and wild spaces await. But I am on my way down, down, down: I’m visiting the Media Archaeology Lab, housed in several rooms of the lower level of an ordinary-seeming house just a block or so off campus. Walking into a room full of computers that are practically pre-historic in computer-years, I feel the sort of reverence one feels at a museum—at first I want to stand at a distance and take photos. The MAL has recently opened itself up to artists’ residencies, in addition to being open to the public. I spoke to Lori Emerson by e-mail, shortly after my visit. The Rumpus: What kind of people tend to visit the Media Archaeology Lab? Emerson: Unfortunately, as of about six months ago, the MAL used up its last bit of funding. Rumpus: Zork!
Guild Wars Namegenerator (beta) - PORFL.de - what the ..?! Welcome to the Guild Wars Namegenerator! With this tool you can create name suggestions for your character of every race and gender. Please also have a look at the fantastic german Guild Wars Fansites Wartower.de and Guild-Wars2.info. Please remember that the current database is small. At the moment Guild Wars has a sign limitation of 19 chars for each character name. The selection "sound" helps to filter the names after their pronunciation. By the way: If you have suggestions or if you want to criticize something, you're allowed to mail me. There is no guarantee that any of the generated names are available in game. Certainly this tool can also be used for other games like World of Warcraft, AION and similar fantasy RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons or The Dark Eye. Changelog © 2011 ArenaNet, Inc.
Kaleidoscopic Floor Installations Made of Mirrors, Crystals and Glass by Suzan Drummen In an act of patience and precision that boggles the mind, Dutch artist Suzan Drummen creates sparkling floor installations using an array of individually placed mirrors, crystals, chromed metal, optical glass and precious stones. That’s right, the thousands of objects in each of her artworks are placed and stacked by hand and sit completely loose during the exhibition. The fractal-like patterns in each installation form a sort of temporary 3D carpet that alters the space in which its installed by reflecting light in all directions. But even the slightest disturbance, an accidental step or dropped object, could send pieces from the unprotected installation flying, a true testament to the artist’s trust in the viewer. Installation CBK Amsterdam, 2011 Installation Amstelveen, 2012 CBK Emmen, 2013 Installation 2 Museum Valkhof, 2012 And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!
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