Archive for August, 2017

The Sistine Chapel of Sewage [video]

Monument to “Deafy”, The Legless Bricklayer

According to RoadsideAmerica.com –

“Little Will” Boular was born September 9, 1869. He lost his hearing when he was four, then his legs when he was 12 (They were run over by a train that he didn’t hear coming). He was best known as “Deafy” (dee-fee), and although he had a pair of prosthetic legs, he refused to wear them.

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Native American Chef Sean Sherman [video]

Monument to the Laboratory Mouse

According to Atlas Obscura –

The Monument to the Laboratory Mouse can be found in a courtyard at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Akademgorodok, Russia, a research facility associated with Novosibirsk State University that seeks to better understand the nature of DNA. The mighty mouse is of the anthropomorphic variety, with glasses, dressed in a lab coat, and studiously knitting a DNA double helix.

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Meet Hungary’s Cowboys – The Csikós [video]

How Breeding Has Changed Dogs

 

This article quickly covers the questionable traits bread into various dog breeds in the last 100 years.

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Is This 23 Year-Old The Next Einstein?

According to secondnexus.com –

Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the U.S. The Cuban-American Chicago native graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in just three years with a 5.0-grade point average, the highest possible, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard with full academic freedom — meaning she can pursue her own study on her own terms without staff interference.

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Size Does Matter [video]

Solar Eclipse 101 [video]

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

From Cheezburger.com –

The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are still accepting entries till September 30th but while the judges are warming up, we can already take a peek at some of the funniest submissions of the contest.

 

The Last Peaceful Place on Earth [video]

Gravit Designer – FreeFile Review

Gravit Designer is a vector graphics editor – great for making illustrations. Gravit Designer is an online app as well as a desktop program. The desktop version is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS. Mobile versions are in the works. I took a look at the online version and the Windows portable version, which requires no installation. The online and desktop programs are identical.

The Good – All of the essential tools are present. If you are familiar with Illustrator, you will know what to do. If not, take some time to explore the tools. Links to tutorial videos on YouTube are available on the left side ‘Tutorials’ tab. A large collection of shapes and premade illustrations are available on the left side ‘Libraries’ tab. The interface is well organized. The default purple theme can be changed to dark or light themes. Illustrations can be exported as pdf, svg, png, or jpg.

The Bad – The online app had issues rendering the workspace in Firefox, my browser of choice. I tested 3 other browsers, and found rendering issues in Microsoft Edge, but Chrome and Vivaldi had no problems. If you want to try the online app, use Chrome. Gravit Designer is not compatible with Illustrator files. There are few user adjustments or settings.

— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —

Is Gravit Designer a replacement for Illustrator? No. However, it is all most people need to create illustrations. For the casual illustrator, it’s ideal. I recommend using the desktop program to avoid the browser issues altogether.

Download Gravit Designer HERE

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