Monday, October 30, 2017

Caitlin Doughty, Memoir of a Mortician



Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. 

On her website, Caitlin Doughty describes herself as 'a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser.' I first stumbled on her through her morbid and interesting Youtube channel (Ask a Mortician), where she discusses everything from life as a mortician, corpse decay rates, and ghost marriage.

She is the founder of the Order of a Good Death, a non-profit that focuses on removing the stigma around funeral services, and return dignity to funerals without bankrupting families.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Quick Cover: Dragon Age Inquisition - Once We Were by Malukah


A great cover from Malukah of the Dragon Age Inquisition song Once We Were . If you haven't already heard her other awesome songs,, then I highly suggest exploring her channel.  She's a great musician, and does a ton of nerd-related song covers (Dragon Age, Skyrim, Lord of the Rings) as well as original songs.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Six Website to Learn Programming


It can be tough to narrow down which websites that you should use to learn programming. Below are six websites that will give a basic understanding of programming and front-end web development.
  1. Codecademy
  2. Free Code Camp
  3. Learn CPP
  4. W3Schools
  5. Harvard - CS50 Intro to Computer Science
  6. The Odin Project


Read reviews of these programming sites here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thrifted Transformations | Youtube Channel for Repurposing Thrift Store Clothes





Thrifted Transformations is an incredibly interesting channel where April find thrift store pieces and transforms them into cool modern pieces. In the video above you can watch her transform a denim mumu into a cute string dress with unique embroidery.



Her channel also has DIY costume ideas, and general DIY ideas such as: upsizing a shirts,making a bandeau swim suit, and quick fixes for thrift store finds that don't require a complete refashioning.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

(Gotye) Somebody That I Used To Know - Sungha Jung (ukulele)




The Youtube, Sungha Jung, plays Somebody that I Used  to know on the ukulele. This guy is so talented. He's a South Korean musician who plays a ton of different string instruments.



You can watch and listen to more of his work on his website: http://www.sunghajung.com/

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

List of Free Resources to Learn Anything

Wanna learn how to do all the things? Use the resources found below. They should all be free -  freeish.


3D modeling
Digital Painting:
Vector Drawing:
Digital Music Production:
Music MIxing:
  • http://mixxx.org/
  • For digital music production there is also reaper, you can use the demo (which is like the full version) as long as you want(and not only during 60days as advertised). : www.reaper.fm
  • Audacity
Photo/Image Editing:
Go to school and take courses:
Learn programming:
Learn about Cyber Security!
Make a game:
Learn a language:
Play old arcade games:
Learn how to fly a flight sim:
Nothing Needed
  • Write a book or short story. No Internet needed. Just word and your imagination.
Also for digital painting:
And for regular painting/figure drawing:
(New Masters Academy-they have gesture practice there too)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCliUF1c8m7MUspaCykJljSg
To practice gesture:
Reference libraries for people:
Palette selector (A THING THAT HELPS YOU PICK COLORS THAT GO GOOD TOGETHER)
Can't think of what to draw? Here's an image randomizer of things to draw
Edit: I didn't post the original post, credit is up top. But I am adding things others are suggesting.
Edit: added formatting which I just learned. So that's a free thing.

This is a list that I'm saving so that I can find it again later. The original list was found on Reddit /r/askreddit