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staff:

We’re very excited to welcome Spanish into our roster of supported languages!
Spanish is now our seventh language, following English, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Turkish – with more on the way.
You can switch languages on your Preferences page, and follow the new Spanish Staff Blog.
And if you’re nearby, why not stop by a Tumblr meetup organized by one of our Spanish communities? There are meetups coming up in  Sevilla, Barcelona, La Serena, San Juan, Buenos Aires, Valparaíso, Alicante, and more.
¡Olé!

staff:

We’re very excited to welcome Spanish into our roster of supported languages!

Spanish is now our seventh language, following English, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Turkish – with more on the way.

You can switch languages on your Preferences page, and follow the new Spanish Staff Blog.

And if you’re nearby, why not stop by a Tumblr meetup organized by one of our Spanish communities? There are meetups coming up in Sevilla, Barcelona, La SerenaSan Juan, Buenos Aires, Valparaíso, Alicante, and more.

¡Olé!

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Finishing a Game

makegames:

As I work towards completing my own game, I’ve been thinking a lot about finishing projects in general. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of really talented developers out there that have trouble finishing games. Truthfully, I’ve left a long trail of unfinished games in my wake… I think everyone has. Not every project is going to pan out, for whatever reason. But if you find yourself consistently backing out of game projects that have a lot of potential, it could be worth taking a step back and examining why this happens.

 

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Indian girls hold up their name change certificates during a ceremony in Satara, some 250kms from Mumbai, on Oct. 22. More than 100 Indian girls named “Unwanted” by their parents are to get new names this weekend as part of a campaign to tackle bias against women that has led to the country’s huge gender imbalance. The girls named “Nakusa”, which means “unwanted” in the local Marathi language of western Maharashtra state, got rid of their first name for good under an initiative in the district of Satara.
PhotoBlog - 285 girls make fresh start in India by changing their names from ‘Unwanted’ (via npr)

(via npr)

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hipsterpuppies:

JULY PUPDATE
• Hipster Puppies: The Book is out now in a store near you. Why don’t you buy one for someone you love or tolerate
• We made the New York Magazine Approval Matrix, which calls us “brilliant” and “lowbrow.” My publishers are enthusiastic about how low we rank on the lowbrow scale considering the number of blowjob jokes that made the cut. Hi, mom!
• Vol. 1 has an in-depth Q&A with the creator of Hipster Puppies, which is a true honor considering they usually cover books with more than 150 sentences in them.
• I did not come up with the Google+ pupster, but he’s awesome.
• Info on the Brooklyn release party and the limited edition Hipster Puppies cassette is forthcoming. Needless to say, if you like in New York, prepare to be very psyched.
[photo of scout via emilia b]

hipsterpuppies:

JULY PUPDATE

Hipster Puppies: The Book is out now in a store near you. Why don’t you buy one for someone you love or tolerate

• We made the New York Magazine Approval Matrix, which calls us “brilliant” and “lowbrow.” My publishers are enthusiastic about how low we rank on the lowbrow scale considering the number of blowjob jokes that made the cut. Hi, mom!

Vol. 1 has an in-depth Q&A with the creator of Hipster Puppies, which is a true honor considering they usually cover books with more than 150 sentences in them.

• I did not come up with the Google+ pupster, but he’s awesome.

• Info on the Brooklyn release party and the limited edition Hipster Puppies cassette is forthcoming. Needless to say, if you like in New York, prepare to be very psyched.

[photo of scout via emilia b]

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npr:


After a black day, I play Haydn,
and feel a little warmth in my hands.
The keys are ready. Kind hammers fall.
The sound is spirited, green, and full of silence.
The sound says that freedom exists
and someone pays no tax to Caesar.
I shove my hands in my haydnpockets
and act like a man who is calm about it all.
I raise my haydnflag. The signal is:
“We do not surrender. But want peace.”
The music is a house of glass standing on a slope;
rocks are flying, rocks are rolling.
The rocks roll straight through the house
but every pane of glass is still whole.

- “Allegro,” by Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Poem translated by Goran Malmqvist.

npr:

After a black day, I play Haydn,

and feel a little warmth in my hands.

The keys are ready. Kind hammers fall.

The sound is spirited, green, and full of silence.

The sound says that freedom exists

and someone pays no tax to Caesar.

I shove my hands in my haydnpockets

and act like a man who is calm about it all.

I raise my haydnflag. The signal is:

“We do not surrender. But want peace.”

The music is a house of glass standing on a slope;

rocks are flying, rocks are rolling.

The rocks roll straight through the house

but every pane of glass is still whole.

- “Allegro,” by Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Poem translated by Goran Malmqvist.

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latimes:

Hard work, devotion to one another propel triplets to success: The work ethic was instilled early in the triplets, who helped their father at his Pasadena barbershop. And they had strong community support, Hector Tobar writes. This fall they all set off for prominent colleges.
Photo:   Nicole, Aubrey and Charles Walker, from left, at a high school graduation in Pasadena in June.

latimes:

Hard work, devotion to one another propel triplets to success: The work ethic was instilled early in the triplets, who helped their father at his Pasadena barbershop. And they had strong community support, Hector Tobar writes. This fall they all set off for prominent colleges.

Photo: Nicole, Aubrey and Charles Walker, from left, at a high school graduation in Pasadena in June.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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latimes:

To the chaos in Seal Beach, firefighters bring focus, skill and heart: Scott Belshe and his colleagues from Station 44 in Seal Beach find a world falling apart in the Salon Meritage. Their instincts and experience carry them through; the tears would come later.

For a few seconds, time seemed to slow as he scanned the room, pausing on the victims, each apparently shot at close range, each forming a snapshot in his mind. He put down an EKG monitor and an orange case filled with IV fluids, bandages and medications and for the next half-hour, instincts — honed by 21 years experience — guided him through the worst mass killing in the history of Orange County.

Photo:   Paramedic Scott Belshe was one of several emergency-team members at the scene of the mass shooting. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

To the chaos in Seal Beach, firefighters bring focus, skill and heart: Scott Belshe and his colleagues from Station 44 in Seal Beach find a world falling apart in the Salon Meritage. Their instincts and experience carry them through; the tears would come later.

For a few seconds, time seemed to slow as he scanned the room, pausing on the victims, each apparently shot at close range, each forming a snapshot in his mind. He put down an EKG monitor and an orange case filled with IV fluids, bandages and medications and for the next half-hour, instincts — honed by 21 years experience — guided him through the worst mass killing in the history of Orange County.

Photo: Paramedic Scott Belshe was one of several emergency-team members at the scene of the mass shooting. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)