no but for real . Gangnam style call me maybe riptide we are young . lana releases her first album and changed pop forever . Frank ocean releases his first album . 1D premieres . grimes releases genesis . and the movies. don’t even get me started. the first avengers movie the last twilight movie hunger games the hobbit les mis. like them or hate them they were cultural phenomenons. minecraft was at its peak before it was deemed cringe and before the minecraft renaissance. 2012 was one of the last good years of youtube too . and everyone was rlly into moustaches for whatever reason
#wait 1d was not around before 2012?? #not even like 2010??? #ok someone in the notes said 1d was before 2012. i could have checked myself but dont care enough lol
Normalize disliking people and avoiding them without starting a conflict and insisting that they’re bad people. You don’t actually need to be able to call someone toxic and abusive in order to justify that you’re not vibing with them.
I do counted cross stitch, so I think that this building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is amazing.
The creator’s name is Raquel Rodrigo, an artist, and designer from Valencia, Spain.
It looks like graffiti from a distance, but close up, you can see that it’s actually a cross-stitch pattern affixed to this Philadelphia Naval Yard property building.
Take a look at the detail here. It must’ve taken such a long time to achieve this stunning final effect. She covered it with wire mesh like a giant cross stitch canvas.
What a brilliant idea.
According to the artist, she wanted to bring feminine art that has dressed homes around the world to the street. However, her idea was to use a cross-stitch pattern to do so instead of graffiti.
She now travels around the world, beautifying buildings and making various street art.
She prepares her detailed designs in advance. Then she unrolls them at the chosen location. Her desire is to bring a dash of color and creativity to the surrounding area. I wonder how long it holds up in the weather. I can’t even see where they attached the mesh. So pretty.
[“Not just any fungus could partner with any alga, however. One critical condition had to be fulfilled for a symbiotic relationship to arise: Each partner had to be able to do something that the other couldn’t achieve on its own. The identity of the partners didn’t matter so much as their ecological fit. In the words of the evolutionary theorist W. Ford Doolittle, it was “the song, not the singer” that appeared to be important. This finding sheds light on lichens’ ability to survive in extreme conditions. As Goward points out, lichens by their nature are a kind of “shotgun marriage” that arises in conditions too severe for either partner to survive alone. Whenever it was that lichens occurred for the first time, their very existence implies that life outside the lichen was less bearable, that together they were able to sing a metabolic “song” that neither can sing in isolation. Viewed in this way, lichens’ extremophilia, their ability to live life on the edge, is as old as lichens themselves and a direct consequence of their symbiotic way of life.”]
Today on ‘tumblr is Perfectly Functional With No Flaws Whatsoever’
so i know we’re all going wild over TumblrPremiumPlus or whatever the fuck but ive made a new discovery about the r//a///yba//n/s scam (or new to me) and since i spent the time i should have been writing up my thesis proposal doing Tumblr Science instead, i have to at least write it down
so my datemate got an IM from someone asking what 'the sunglasses scam’ was. That’s in quotes bc the specific phrasing will be significant later.
my datemate replies with a message more or less along these lines:
“The sunglasses thing was about a bot that would hack accounts. Once it had access to an account it would make a post about Ray-Ban sunglasses and if you clicked the link in the post it’d hack you too.”
Ey hits enter, but the message won’t send. Not unusual, we all know that tumblr IM wil just randomly glitch out when it feels like it. So ey hits refresh, and abruptly finds emself on the log-in page.
“Hi! It’s time to change your password!” the log-in page says.
My datemate is naturally suspicious about unexpectedly being asked to alter eir password, but, since ey practises basic cybersecurity and actually uses different passwords for every site, ey figures there won’t be too much risk. Ey resets eir password, logs back in, and types out the message to eir friend again.
Same thing happens. Message won’t send, ey’s booted back out to the log-in page, and told to change eir password again. So ey do.
The third time this happens, ey figures something has to be wrong with the message. I’ve been watching over eir shoulder for a couple of minutes at this point, so we do a bit of Sciencing to work out what the fuck is going on.
Hypothesis: Tumblr IM is, for some reason, flagging mentions of ray-ban.
Experiment: I send various ray-ban related words and phrases to my datemate via IM. If any of them refuse to send and I get kicked out on refreshing, we’ve found the culprit
Results: “ray-ban” is fine. “sunglasses” goes through no problem. the precise phrase “ray-ban sunglasses” gets me drop-kicked to the log-in page like i was trying to start a fight in a nightclub (or so i assume. ive never actually been out clubbing)
I do a bit of fucking around on text posts with that phrase to see if that achieves the same effect.
I even tried recreating the original scam post as close as i can get without linking to a malicious website.
not a peep. i stay happily logged in.
tumblrs solution to the ray-ban bots issue
was to blacklist the exact phrase “ray-ban sunglasses”
After abruptly hanging up on the conversation bc we were arguing and yelling, I successfully calmed down and was able to talk to my (ex) partner and we both apologized!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok this sounds like so stupid but like it feels good. Also you know that feel when a manipulator eggs you on, you retaliate and then all of the sudden they’re the victims bc you yelled 🙃
#the fact that he literally does not understand the magnitude of what he did is #1. infuriating and 2. unbelievable #also one of my friends did not respond like it was fucked up which makes me question it but like