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Postby rublev » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:13 pm

hey okay serious question for anyone who is remotely good at photoshop because i am definitely NOT good, in that i only started using it properly a month ago or whatever.

So i need to put my e-portfolio together for uploading in my applications. I got the free trial for a month but it seems to be a bit different to the version i used in class before the holidays which is annoying.

my main issue - when i used it in class, when i inserted images into a new canvas (after opening the individual files in photoshop and selecting all and copying etc) i could change their size by holding down a key and then dragging a corner in and out... this meant i could put several images on my canvas and arrange them etc, but when i try it in the trial version i just move the image around the screen rather than change the size???? does that make sense? I know i can change the size in the original file but that gets very fiddly as it's all about specific numbers.

i kno this must be photoshop 101 but honestly it's driving me insane and there are so many icons and buttons and tool bars to click i don't know what to do

help me care tagers if you can !!!!!
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby maj » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:22 pm

@tomsfood @yubbermax

RJ: That is an S.U.V; Humans ride in then because they are slowly losing their ability to walk.

Penny: Jeepers, its so big!

Lou: How many humans fit in there?

RJ: Usually, one.


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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby rublev » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:24 pm

@exprof THANK YOU!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!! :D
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby nevergreen » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:28 pm

i'm sure some of you remember me smashing my finger towards the end of october? well my finger healed up pretty well, but the nail has just been bruised for the past month and i was surprised it hadn't fallen off yet. this morning i actually peeled some of the bottom of the old nail off thinking it was some cuticles and there's actually a new nail underneath. i was told a new nail would grow and i guess in hindsight this is the only way it could, but the human body is so interesting it's amazing. maybe other people will find it cool as well. image isn't rly nsfw at all but i'll put it in spoilers anyway
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby donut_milk » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:47 pm

What is the point of going into work today? Barely anyone in the office let alone in the city. 3 hours left...
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby RomanEmpire » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:33 am

Anyone know of any good resources to learn money management? I recently started using mint.com to help with budgeting.

What I usually do is that once I get paid I immediately use it for important stuff like sending test scores to colleges, put some in my savings, and then use the remainder for whatever I want. Once college application related stuff is over I'm gonna start putting more in my savings.
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby jrisk » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:56 am

I just downloaded the free trial for YNAB (You Need A Budget) and I really like it and I'll probably buy it. To learn more about money management, /r/personalfinance is a good place to start. I like how YNAB puts it though - give every dollar you get a job; whether it's being put in savings, paying the bills or for buying clothes.
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby missrowan » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:13 pm

I used a payphone today. The future is now.

(seriously these things still exist??? what a time to be alive.)
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby yubbermax » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:01 pm

How do I accurately capture the color of the sky at night?
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby Syeknom » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:05 am

Had my first ever falafel last night, i get what the fuss is about
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:14 am

What is postmodernism

Also what is modernism

They both get really weird in similar ways
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Postby harmsalmon » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:31 pm

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby INNIT » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:24 pm

DeafIdiotGod wrote:What is postmodernism

Also what is modernism

They both get really weird in similar ways



fragmentation, multi-perspectives (think "As I Lay Dying" by Faulkner or "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Stevens) and a rejection of past literary conventions are the first things that come to mind when I think about modernist literature

concrete definitions for stylistic/theoretical movements are difficult to develop, especially as you move towards modernism and postmodernism
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:33 pm

When you walk past a glossy car and the sun reflects into your eyes

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby wiggly--woo » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:46 pm

filling in job applications is so unbelievably tedious. can't even imagine what it's like for the poor bastards who have sift through them all.
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby rublev » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:40 pm

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Postby JewTurk » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:37 am

DeafIdiotGod wrote:What is postmodernism

Also what is modernism

They both get really weird in similar ways


I'm pretty out of the loop, but, from my understanding of it...

Modernism is just like "this is it" whereas postmodernism is like "is this it?" and then metamodernism (or post-postmodernism) is "this is it" as in satire as far as I could understand.

Thesis, antithesis, synthesis comes to mind.

When I think of postmodern literature I think of Vonnegut/Pynchon/Palaniuk/DFW, authors who kind of question society, the self-awareness is already there but they still question things. Those are the only authors I personally have read that make me think of postmodernism so I could very well be missing quite a few and or mislabeling authors.

Modernist literature would be just cognizance more or less as far as I've understood it. Kafka, Hemingway, Nabokov and probably Fitzgerald are the only authors I personally have read that come to mind.
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby ramdomthought » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:37 am

i normally don't hate spiders

tonight i hate spiders

rip me this thing that i failed to kill will exact revenge
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Postby brlmski » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:56 am

can we change the topic name back yet
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby ramdomthought » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:01 am

the spider hasn't resurfaced

it might be dead

it might just be waiting
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby smiles » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:14 am

pomo plays w/ the tropes and expectations of modernism/confront the failure of modernism. also may play with the structure of the novel itself.
fragmentation, metafiction, pseuo-science fiction or fantasy, parody, intertextuality, these kinds of things.

wouldn't call dfw postmodern. he's much too romantic in a sincere way.

you could call it metamodernism if you want but i don't want to talk about that.
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Postby smiles » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:49 am

perceived failure of modernism was more prevalent in architecture compared to literature.

I mean lots of postmodernists rejected the idea of a particular subjectivity (something like a single stream of consciousness) for a more pluralistic and open interpretation. pomo deals with/or questions being through multiplicity/parody (calvino, delillo, david mitchell) rather than exploring an interpretation of reality/knowledge (joyce, hemingway)

i don't understand Heidegger enough to give you a good answer.
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Postby hmwut » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:26 am

i understand modernism as a western embrace of new order, built from enlightenment ideals, romantic expression and 19-20th century science. nietzsche, kierkegaard, marx, darwin, flaubert, seurat and many many others broke from the traditional passages of their fields of thought and expression. those with access to these new concepts and feelings found much of their society lacking in comparison, rejected the tradition of the Christian past and accepted/developed emergent ideas and values.

developing western science was/is a primary influence of modernism. the work of scientists like freud, einstein, tesla, mendel, pasteur gave western society a vocabulary and toolset for a strange but thrilling new reality. quauntum physics, germ theory, genetics, brain mapping, the modern state, mechanical transportation, industrial production, abstract art, photography, movies. the future was clear, and it was embraced.

postmodernism is a reaction to modernism. disillusionment with modernism's belief in the new, or at least what modernism historically proposed. inattention to human dignity, spiritual and moral vacuum, destruction of environment, lack of direction are all things that postmodernists observed in modernist society and sought to capture in their work. i understand postmodernism's major catalyst to be World War 1, further spread by 2.

the modern society had a modern war, and it was horrifying. the devastation of industrial warfare, urban poverty, pollution and mutation, fascism and eugenics, reliance on technological constructs, the atomic bomb, rampant nationalism and militarization etc are all disturbing creations of modernism. postmodernists dwells on the consequences of modernism with a language formed by people like heidegger, foucault, derrida. in doing so they seek to either replace or adjust the systems that modernism put into place.

modernism has, in it's rejection of tradition created things without known precedent. today we wake with a very real threat of apocalypse, environmental or nuclear. humanity in it's ambition characterized by modernism has gone beyond it's past reach, places where old world tradition (the validity of which we increasingly become aware of) has never stepped. the fear of the unknown that naturally follows is fuel for postmodern thought.

modernism and post-modernism are both alive, their respective ideologies are present in every aspect of society in a range of conflict. they are a binary of contemporary discourse, thesis and antithesis slowly synthesizing.

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby sknss » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:23 am

Just wanted to thank you all for helping me in my revisions
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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby rublev » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:10 am

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby fun_yunchables » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:47 pm

i have anxiety about my anxiety counseling tomorrow

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby frogosaurus » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:22 pm

Important to note that po-mo theory (although this is getting more into critical theory) is very much interested in different perspectives, to generalize. Whether its anti-orientalism, multicultural approaches, feminism, queer theory, etc etc, there's a lot of emphasis on different ways that groups access reality. Modernism, despite being very anti-establishment at first, was still very much dominated by a single narrative, that of white, western, heterosexual males. Post-modernism rejects the notion that there is a single, or even a handful of acceptable narratives or ways to construct reality.

@smiles, your characterization of DFW as a romantic is (I think) a great way to distinguish him from his contemporaries. There's a really great interview of him where he says: “What the really great artists do is they're entirely themselves. They're entirely themselves, they've got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it's authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings.” Hard to imagine other authors of his ilk saying something like that.

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby ramdomthought » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:51 pm

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Re: ramdom jorts

Postby INNIT » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:14 am

frogosaurus wrote:Modernism, despite being very anti-establishment at first, was still very much dominated by a single narrative, that of white, western, heterosexual males.


was it though? modernism saw huge emergences in not only the female voice but also the african american voice, the harlem renaissance being perhaps the best example of this. not to mention the interesting dynamic occurring in harlem whereby white people wanted to be a part of "black culture" (or at least, observe it). i don't think modernism was dominated by a single narrative, especially when we compare it to 19th century victorian literature.

pomo is a reaction to modernism but drawing solid lines between modernism and postmodernism is frankly, a poor way to approach either concept. fragmentation and multi-perspectives were very present in modernist literature. the moderns were the first to experience the destruction of modern war and were the first to dwell on the themes of disillusionment that many attribute to postmodernism. modernist writers laid the foundation for poetic experimentation, both through imagism and through fragmented post-war poetry. the postmoderns may have continued this experimentation, but the ground work was set out by the moderns, who emerged out of a much more conservative literary period.

postmodernism doesnt only react to modernism but it develops it. a loss of modernist subjectivity seems to be an important feature of postmodernism, perhaps prompted by the even more destructive second world war. experimentation on the novel and the poem which began in modernist literature intensified as authors began to employ metafiction, paradox and parody.

i should mention that i'm speaking about both modernism and postmodernism within the context of english literature, and don't understand how either movement developed within philosophy, psychology, etc.
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Re: ramdom jorts

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