Life in Austin


Information vs Knowledge
via Greg Russell


Information vs Knowledge

via Greg Russell



the remote, secluded and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range five hundred years ago during the ming dynasty. during the early spring season, when these photos were taken, the terraces, once planted, are irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create these images.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier
(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

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Stunning Fluorescent Landscapes Painted on Female Bodies by Photographer and artist John Poppleton

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Elim Garak: probably the shadiest, most fascinating, most versatile, (and sometimes most sassy) person of interest on Deep Space Nine

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Attack life and take chances, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You just keep trying, if it don’t work now, it will work later. You may be right or wrong, but you tried, and that’s important, that’s growth of a person.

You make a mistake, forgive yourself. If those that you love make a mistake, even a terrible mistake, forgive them too. Don’t hold it against them. They are your family, you have to look after them.

My Grandpa’s words of wisdom to me, words that I live by to this day. 

RIP Grandpa … Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express. - Randall Munroe, XKCD

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And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” - Joseph Rodman Drake

Let’s not forget what Memorial Day is actually about.

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