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asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

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A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg - Imgur

A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg - Imgur

http://inhabitat.com/germany-produced-31-of-its-electricity-from-renewable-sources-for-the-first-six-months-of-2014/

Fuck yea, Germany!

Tumblr: Hashing Your Way to Handling 23,000 Blog Requests per Second - High Scalability -

engineering:

Check out this sweet write up our own Michael Schenck [michael] wrote on scaling Tumblr’s perimeter. 

At Tumblr, blogs (or Tumblelog) are one of our most highly trafficked faces on the internet.  One of the most convenient aspects of tumblelogs is their highly cacheable nature, which is fantastic because of the high views/post ratio the Tumblr network offers our users.  That said, it’s not entirely trivial to scale out the perimeter proxy tier, let alone the caching tier, necessary for serving all of those requests…

So, I did this thing…

redline360:

Nice way to hide the front license plate. #audi

Want

redline360:

Nice way to hide the front license plate. #audi

Want

borisandtasha:

<3  ~ 5.17.14

Why can’t you two always get along this well….

borisandtasha:

<3  ~ 5.17.14

Why can’t you two always get along this well….

I think it&#8217;s time I find a new game

I think it’s time I find a new game

Just gangsta-rigged the Arndale Octa board into my ARM Linux test environment.

Shout out to Canonical and Linaro for making the base install super easy.

Just gangsta-rigged the Arndale Octa board into my ARM Linux test environment.

Shout out to Canonical and Linaro for making the base install super easy.

Supreme Court unanimously restricts software patents. Here are 2 odd patents on the chopping block

Thank you, Supreme Court, for reducing the barrier to future innovation. I knew you guys had it in you!

Keep up the good work.

borisandtasha:

my little gentleman
12.30.13

Oh man &#8230; I forgot how tiny Boris used to be!

borisandtasha:

my little gentleman

12.30.13

Oh man … I forgot how tiny Boris used to be!