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guardian:

Ski photography competition – in pictures

Four of the world’s best action sports photographers were invited to Killer Loop Click on the Mountain, a photography competition in the Courmayeur Mont Blanc area. Accompanied by a team of professional snowboarders, skiers and an Alpine guide, they had four days to shoot a portfolio. See more

Photographs, top to bottom: Tim Lloyd (1), Marius Schwager (2 and 3). 

andrewfishman
andrewfishman:

Eliza Bennett, “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” 2013
This has been making the rounds on the internet in the last few days, for good reason.  It’s a remarkable tribute to “women’s work,” appearing both agonizingly painful and stunningly beautiful.  
The work is a conscious inversion of gender roles, by applying a traditionally feminine craft in a way which exemplifies the traditionally male values of strength and suppressing any expression of pain.  
Visit her website for a more complete explanation.  

andrewfishman:

Eliza Bennett, “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” 2013

This has been making the rounds on the internet in the last few days, for good reason.  It’s a remarkable tribute to “women’s work,” appearing both agonizingly painful and stunningly beautiful.  

The work is a conscious inversion of gender roles, by applying a traditionally feminine craft in a way which exemplifies the traditionally male values of strength and suppressing any expression of pain.  

Visit her website for a more complete explanation.  

This is not the world of the systems hacker. When you debug a distributed system or an OS kernel, you do it Texas-style. You gather some mean, stoic people, people who have seen things die, and you get some primitive tools, like a compass and a rucksack and a stick that’s pointed on one end, and you walk into the wilderness and you look for trouble, possibly while using chewing tobacco.
from one of James Micken’s truly excellent writings on programming and CS.
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Fast becoming my favorite blog.

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2013 National Geographic Photo Contest

As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.

During the contest, come back weekly to see our editors’ top picks. Want to be your own judge? View every photo, choose your own faves, then share them with family and friends. Contest ends Nov. 30, 2013. (National Geographic)