Mottos.

Before you say anything, yes, I have posted a forum like this. But that one was old and outdated, now I want to hear your new MOTTOS!!! 1. A brief statement used to express a principle, goal, or ideal. 2. A sentence, phrase, or word of appropriate character inscribed on or attached to an object. 3. A maxim adopted as a guide to one's conduct. Firstly, I'll start off by telling you one or two of my mottos:   This is tough, but you are tougher. Push yourself to the limit, then exceed it. Thats just 2, I could list a load more, but it'd take too much space. So... Whats your motto?

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What is your motto?

Do you have a motto? Of course you do! Who doesnt! Well, actually, alot of people don't. But anyway... Do you have a motto? Good, then share it here! Im sure everyone would love to know what your motto is. To start off, Ill tell you mine: If its worth doing, its worth overdoing.

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What is your winning slogan?

E.g. "It's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done."or "Never, ever, bloody-anything, ever."What's yours?L

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This is why Makers do what we do

David Malki, who draws the Wondermark online comic, has been doing a series of DIY-themed strips for the past two weeks.  The last one, with Maker's mottos, is a great presentation of why we do what we do.

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Our Approach

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."-Buckminster FullerThis is such a great quote- that's what we always strive to do. Everyone who makes, builds, or creates should probably adopt this as their motto, because such paradigm shifts are the only real way to change the world. Oh, and Buckminster Fuller is totally awesome.

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How can I make a decent drinkable wine like the Bible or Romans did ?

I always wondered how they made wine in the old days of the Bible and Romans! All they had was some urns and grapes! So I want to keep it simple! (KISS) Keep it simple stupid is my motto! Anyone got a clue? I don't want any chemicals or fancy equipment either, so ?

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A "Greener, cleaner, quieter, smarter" giant in the sky.

.An Airbus A380 flew this Friday from Filton, near Bristol, UK, experimenting a new synthetic fuel : a GTL (Gas To Liquid) based fuel.This new synthetic fuel, which emits less pollutants, is intended to replace kerosene."Greener, cleaner, quieter, smarter" is the motto we could read on the fuselage of this giant of the sky.Airbus is planning a first flight 100% powered by bio-fuels in 2009.http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gq6b9_ogzADl78sRB8HeYMUess9wLet's hope Boeing will take it as a challenge, so we will compete to make the "Greenest, cleanest, quietest and smartest" planes ... ! =o)

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How to Survive School: A Never-ending thread of tips, tricks and (coff coff) comments

We all went to school sometime, right? I bet more than half of you are still in school. School School Schooooooooool. We all hate it. We all know it. And yet, we still go there. It's like death, but without dying right? Yeah. Actually, no. I went a bit over the top, but it's bad. I'd rather be here, making and sharing instructables than there, doing algebra. So, what I'm trying to say is: SCHOOL IS UNAVOIDABLE BUT IT CAN BE EASIER! That's our motto here and we're STICKIN' to it! (Unless someone comes up with a better one. >.>) So, thanks guys! I'll be posting the rules, guidelines and how to become a "School Basher". I'll let you know EVERYTHING. Thanks.

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Making an entire home portrait studio from scratch.

Ok I have decided today.... I am going to buld an entire home portrait studio From start to finish to take pictures of my little girls. Im going to build everything except the camera and tripod, and make it as cheap as possible while still keeping to the motto "simple stupid". Here is the list i have so far. soft box, reflector umbrella, back drop, backdrop stand,sitting box,power supply with switch (or switches havent decided yet), adjustable lights, light stands, and back drop holders. I will be posting the instructables as I go along. If anyone can think of anything else I may need please let me know.

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Halo Reach Portrait/Poster

A While ago i made this cool Poster Of My Brother, Cousin And my own Halo Reach Characters. It Includes The character, The Emblem, and The Rank of your gamertag on Halo Reach.It Also Has A personal motto (Optional), A Personal Backround and Your name Plus Your own Service tag (Ex-Mine is 112). I chose for mine to not include a backround but that was my choice. I am Experimenting with Halo 3 Characters too. If you would like your own Halo Reach Poster Fill Out Form Below Then Pm Or Email To me.(I will make faster if Emailed as I check email more often) If you want to preveiw Just the character Download A program called Vanity. ~Higley1089  (Also I Only Need first name Not last.) Email-Joshua@Jhigley.com First Name and Service tag- Helmet- Left Shoulder- Right Shoulder- Chest- Wrist- Utility- Knee Guards- Visor Color- Primary Color- Secondary Color- Gamertag-

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A fun music game (explaination of the title is on the bottom)

Title: Deeez Nuuuts The premise of the game: 1. Turn your MP3 Player or Music Program to random. 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 3. You HAVE to use the title of the song that shows up. 4. Put any comments in brackets *[ ]* after the song name. 5. Send this at least 10 friends. 6. Anyone receiving this message has to do the same, and if they don't, then they're obviously Communists. 1. If someone says, “Is this okay?” you say Intro- Soulja Boy 2. How would you describe yourself? Do the right thang- Ludacris 3. What do you like in a guy/girl? Ain't I- Young LA 4. How do you feel today? Can't believe it- Tpain 5. What is your life’s purpose? Don't get mad- Soulja Boy 6. What is your motto? Crack a bottle- Eminem [nice motto lol] 7. What do your friends think of you? Can't tell me nothing- Kanye West [am I really that bossy?????] 8. What do you think of your parents? Big Poppa- Notorious BIG ([awl] 9. What do you think about often? Undisputed- Ludacris [wtf] 10: What do you think of your best friend? Kiss Kiss- Chris Brown [WTF??????????] 11. What is 2 + 2? Last of a dying breed-Ludacris ft. lil wayne 12. What do you think of the person you like? Mrs. Officer- Lil wayne [nah] 13. What do you want to be when you grow up? Holiday- Green day 14. What will you dance to at your wedding? Go DJ- Lil wayne [ok then, the song's great lol] 15. What will they play at your funeral? Party like a rockstar- Shop boyz [wtf????] 16. What is your hobby/interest? My name is- Eminem 17. What is your biggest fear? Bapes- Soulja boy [roflololol] 18. What is your biggest secret? Pass it to Arab- Soulja boy 19. What do you think of your friends? Crank dat batman- pop it off boyz 20. What will you Title This Note? Deeez Nuuuts- Dr. Dre (ROFLOLOL) #20 is why the title is like that.

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New Animal Welfare Organization

           Hello, I would like to share a concept I have been initiating for the past few weeks. I am seriously considering starting a new international organization website for the welfare of animals. Targets of interest would be adoptions, animal abuse petitions, awareness of social and domestic problems, and more. The main aspect of this organization will a website dedicated to spreading news about related topics to the world.      This would be a nonprofit NMI (no money involved) organization, and I am already aware of the legal steps necessary to start a charity of this kind.       Furthermore, I would like to hear popular opinion on the following points; -Name: The name would be AnActs. "An" is short for both "ANimal" and the word "an" itself. -Motto: "Animal Acts of kindness go a long way." -Growth: AnActs would start as a local organization, based in Ohio, and we would hopefully spread around the world with the creation of our website. -Staffing: We would need a full-time staff of moderators for the website, volunteering with the incentive of service hours and professional skills. -Real-life contributions: AnActs would be involved in rescue and biological services both in domestic and natural domains.      If you could give your opinion on any or all of the above points, or anything else in general about the proposed "AnActs," it would be deeply appreciated. Also, if you are interested on being involved in the initiation of this organization, feel free to contact me via Private Message-but be aware, this is in the VERY early stages of development.       If you want to see the test community, see the recently started AnActs community on Google Plus. We are already gaining members! If you have a Google Plus account, feel free to join and share!      I (Nerfrocketeer) have large amounts of experience both in starting NMI organizations (the NK3AE) as well as working in Nature. I am NOT, however, a professional in any field relating to animals. I would really appreciate your input. -NK  

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Job Opening: Instructor & Teaching Assistants for BlueStamp Engineering

About The Program: BlueStamp Engineering is a summer program in New York, NY, Houston, TX, and San Francisco, CA where high school students individually build engineering projects. Students select and build a project of interest (e.g. solar powered electronics, robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.)with a motto of "learning by doing". Students go through the entire process of making the devices and support their work with full documentation. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits customized designs. Please visit our 'Meet The Students' page  to see what previous students have built.  For detailed information about the 2013 program, please visit our 'Info' page. BlueStamp is looking for independent, motivated, kind, and technical people to join our 2013 staff.  We will hire one 'Lead Instructor' and two 'Teaching Assistants' in San Francisco for part-time summer work. Strong performers may be offered the opportunity to take on a more prominent role as the program expands. Position Responsibilities: -All staff will assist students in creating their projects.  This will include teaching engineering techniques and concepts, tools and safety, technical documentation, and troubleshooting methods. Instructors/TA's will guide students to ideas, approaches, and sources of solutions without "just doing it for them". -The Instructor will be responsible for guiding class everyday, ensuring students meet project requirements on time, and supervising the TAs. The instructor will also engage students a month before the program begins, spending 2-8 hours per week over phone/email to help students select a project and order the required parts. -TAs will supplement the instructor's experience in guiding students as all 3 staff members will come from different engineering disciplines. -Where qualified, staff will give lectures and lead discussions regarding topics of student interest (e.g. Alternative Energy, Electronics, Automotives, Entrepreneurship, World Challenges, etc.) Candidate Requirements: -Education and practical experience in one or more of the following three areas: (1) Electronics Hardware, (2) Firmware/Software, (3) Mechanical Design and Drafting. -Extensive experience with building, designing, and troubleshooting devices or prototypes for school, work, or as a hobby. Applicants should be able to showcase and discuss, in depth, any of their projects. -Skilled in troubleshooting problems and using the engineering tools of their discipline. -Experience teaching/leading students (e.g. instructor roles, youth camps, tutoring, mentoring, etc.). -Ability to think and act quickly on a project to identify solutions that can meet goals on a rigid, aggressive schedule. -Desire to share the excitement of designing and engineering with high school students, while motivating students through the challenging and frustrating stages of prototype construction. -Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision is a must. -Be the type of person that can "Get Things Done" Program Logistics: -Class meets Monday-Friday for 6 weeks for 4 hours per day starting in San Francisco on 6/10, Houston on 6/17, and New York on 6/24 (excluding 4th of July). -TAs will be paid $13 - $16 per hour, Instructors will be paid a stipend of $4,000-$5,000.  All staff are paid as a contractor and are eligible for a significant performance-based bonus. -Each class will be made of 10-12 motivated students who have passed a rigorous application process. -All staff must pass a background check. To Apply: Submit a resume to our 'Contact Us' page.

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MAPPING FESTIVAL 2012 /// LINE UP

The Mapping Festival is an international cultural event dedicated to VJing and its neighbouring disciplines, that is to say audiovisual art in the broadest sense of the word. Created in 2005, the Mapping Festival is already in its eighth edition. Year after year, it continues to attract a broader public and to put an emphasis on the most forefront artists while introducing their work and creations built of all kinds of new and innovative technologies. --- You’ve asked for it on Facebook, you’ve desperately looked for it on our website, you’ve even tried to rob us information on Twitter, but there was nothing to do about it, we’ve kept the secret until the very last minute. Less than two months before the eighth edition of the Mapping Festival, taking place this year from May 10th to 20th in Geneva, we’ve finally decided to reveal the line-up. For this 2012 edition, the Mapping Festival remains true to its motto “Visual – Audio & Deviant Electronics” and presents an architectural mapping of the Museum of art and history, takes you on a fairground stall, gives you the opportunity to discover La Gravière, invites you to a Secret Label Party, a new audiovisual label, and make you lose your bearings with such performances as Dieu est un DJ, Loop me or La Caputxeta Galàctica. Want to know more? We’re getting to the heart of it … This year, we’ve decided to unveil our program step by step. You will find below our global line-up, but some focuses will follow, to keep the party going! But let’s not make you languish any longer… Ladies and gentlemen, here is the line-up of the 2012 Mapping Festival: EXHIBITION @ Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC) /// from 10 to 20/05 Preview: 10/05 Pascal Dufaux (CA) Déjà vu Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ/FR) Eyjafjallajokull Daniel Canogar (ES) Scanner Aleksandra Dulic (CA) In a Thousand Drops… Refracted Glances Frederik De Wilde (BE) UMwelt-VIRUtopia Danny Perreault (CA) Flow ARCHITECTURAL MAPPING @ Musée d’art et d’histoire /// 19/05 Bordos.ArtWorks and Invited Artists (HU) Apparati Effimeri (IT) AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES @ Théâtre du Galpon /// Fonderie Kugler /// Cinéma Spoutnik /// Théâtre de l’Usine Insectotropics (ES) La Caputxeta Galàctica Insanë (CA/CH) Dieu est un DJ- 1st representation Sculpture (UK) Unstable Modular Collage Casper Electronics (US) Tasman Richardson (CA) Chloé Tallot + Arnout Hulskamp (FR/NL) Red bus Yilab (TW) Loop Me RYBN (FR) ADM7:FLASHCRASH – 1st representation Michael Vorfeld (DE) Light bulb music TVestroy (CA) FLEETING INSTALLATION Cie Nejma & A-li-ce (FR) La Baraque Foraine 6.1 VISUAL-AUDIO CLUBBING @ Zoo /// La Gravière /// La Fonderie Kugler Discodeine (Kill the DJ/FR) Remain (Meant Records/FR) Vosper (Meant Records/CA) El Hijo De La Cumbia (AR) Nekochan (FR) Label Commercial Suicide Party (UK) Ras Mali (CH) Tempo Moderno (BR/IT) Discotecario Doca et Actaruss1 RomBeads (K.O.E/CH) Monkey Freakz (CH) DMS vs Hiiters (CH) SECRET LABEL PARTY @ Fonderie Kugler /// 12/05 The official launch of a brand new audiovisual label! The best artists of the moment and long-time favorites of the Mapping Festival, all gathered around for a full day of lectures, performances, and of course party. A wild event, keep an eye on them… WORKSHOPS MadMapper (CH/FR) TagTool (UK) And as always, the VJ CONTEST @ Cinéma Spoutnik /// 18-19/05 More info soon… www.mappingfestival.com

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a Blucky corpse

stage 1 ok, so i have begun.the Blucky i chose to work on is a bargain basement Blucky, literally. when i made the trek to the Spirit Store and Party City last October, i happened upon some marked down Bluckies. they were 10 bucks, and not guaranteed to not fall apart in the store, lol. so i got a buggy and picked up a couple of them. the cashier pointed out that they were defective, did i still want them? of course i did! 10 bucks instead of 12, for something that i'm going to probably screw up anyway...so the 1st order of business is to fix the defective joints. i decided to disassemble it, and fill the bones with spray foam insulation. then re-assemble. hoping this will meld the pieces together well, and add a little weight. nothing looks faker than a Blucky blowing in the wind!it is laid out on the counter at the shop. the customers kept giving me strange looks.. can't imagine why! so i figure the excess that is oozing out can easily be trimmed away. i do have a back-up plan in case the spray foam won't hold firmly enough. it involves hot glue. hopefully it won't come to that though... the panty hose i plan on applying next should bind things well.STAGE2so today i began stage 2 of the Blucky. cutting his arm and leg bones to more closely resemble an actual body. i used my Dremel, and a razor knife to trim them up. i made a HUGE mess, and had fun. i'm sure i didn't do such a great job on this, but it is my 1st time. STAGE3so today i tackled stage 3 of teh Blucky corpsefication, carving the skull and ribs.ummm. it is MUCH harder to do the ribs than the skull, let me tell you! the dremel tends to 'get away from you' on the long curves of teh ribs. my carpal tunnel didn't help matters any, either! it's kinda crappy looking in fact... i am rather disappointed with myself. luckily they wont all be visible after the pantyhose goes on! the teeth proved to be difficult too. Danny said it looked fine, though. i do have some pics somewhere...we went to Lowe's last night and got some carpet latex to coat it with. the girl in the flooring department thought we were crazy at first, then warmed up and was interested in our projects and plans. she wants us to bring some pics by in fact!here are some of the how-to's i'm using as inspiration:http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=8659http://www.fulcrumsites.com/haunt/html/corpsification1.htmlhttp://skullandbone.com/tutorial_02.htmiam kinda mixing and matching techniques. i'll be using paper towels or toilet paper, pantyhose, cotton balls, great foam, maybe cheesecloth and various colors of stains/paints.the hair my Blucky will have is Grade A. i had my long hair cut off, and instead of donating it this time, i plan to utilize it. the hair dresser kept asking me if i was sure i wanted her to cut it, she said it was "beautiful and so healthy!" i imagine i'll have to distress it little so it will look like it belongs on a rotted corpse. LOL!!!!i'm wondering... does anyone ever put remnants of rotten clothing onto their Bluckies they corpsefy?STAGES 4 & 5ok. so i worked on Blucky today at work. first i taped up the arm and leg bones that i had cut out with the dremel. this is probably a useless step... but i think i was trying to stall actually getting going with the scary part- the latex.i used some masking tape i bought at wal mart in the paint department. then i applied the pantyhose. this part caused customers to stop what they were doing and come watch. Josh and I struggled with it until we got 1 set on the right way, and one set on upside down, covering the arms and head. we overlapped the torso with both sets.now came the scariest part. donning the gloves and applying the latex. it stinks! i put down a couple of trash bags and dove in... globbing and smearing until it was covered. i had to warn customers away from it, so Blucky wouldn't stick to them! one guy nearly bumped into it, just walking by. maybe i should have done this step in the back room, away from people. i hope he turns out ok... hair, stain and paint are the next steps, when he dries out. STAGE 6so i stained Blucky. i think i got a lil heavy handed with the stain... but he is my 1st ever, so it's all good! i bought MinWax mahogany gel stain and a large pack of cheap brushes (getting my Lowes connection price of course- dented can)i placed Blucky's feet into a large box. having stained my kitchen cabinets once, i expected a HUGE mess... but the gel is marvelous! NO DRIPS AT ALL!i did get a little splattered onto my left hand and forearm, but that is because i'm a slob, LOL.several customers wandered over to watch, and inquire about him... several seemed genuinely interested in our Halloween obsession! a couple of kids who were there were thrilled, and assured me he looked totally gross! only 1 customer questioned why we were working on Halloween in February. this is a far cry from last year when i was detailing the tombstones at the shop and had people looking at me as if i were crazy... maybe i'm rubbing off on them, or maybe they are used to my eccentrics by now, LOL!Josh and i left the shop at 6, and Danny stayed over a few minutes, (he's painting truck parts in the back room) he said when he walked back through the empty, half-lighted, locked shop he caught Blucky out of teh corner of his eye and it spooked him! a sure sign of a job well done! anyway, i suppose Stage 7 for Blucky will be eyes... or LED's. definitely an LED in the chest cavity. this will be up to Danny, as i don't do wiring (yet, lol) so the ball is in his court!my motto? the couple who haunts together, stays together!

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