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bakerstreetbabes:

The Baker Street Babes were invited as guests to Dash Con. At the time we were excited at the prospect. Friday we had our panel and live podcast and everything was great. It was lovely to see so many of you and to meet you. Our audiences were superb.

And then disaster struck.

We became uncomfortable with how Dash Con was proceeding after they asked their attendees, all of who had already paid for passes, to bail them out with $17,000-$20,000.

As our official obligations had concluded, we decided to withdraw from having a table or having anything to do with the convention. Liz changed her flight to leave earlier.

As you all know, things went from bad to worse with Welcome To Night Vale. Then Noelle (Gingerhaze) was left to foot her own bill. It became rapidly apparent that Dash Con wasn’t holding onto their part of the bargain and we had a feeling we were next.

And we were.

When Liz and Lyndsay checked in, their rooms, as promised, were on the Dash Con account. When Liz checked out this morning, she found that card had been removed and she was left to foot the bill. She called three of the con directors (Roxanne, Megg, and Cain) informed them all of the situation, saying that if they did not resolve it she would be calling her lawyer.

She waited until she had to leave for the airport. None returned her call or came to the lobby. Lyndsay checked to see if her room was still under Dash Con’s name, and it wasn’t.

I understand some guests have had their stay paid for, while others of us haven’t. Dash Con is picking and choosing who they want to pay. They’re going against their agreements. They’re doing nothing but lying and being incredibly deceitful.

We are not going to be scammed out of money. Not only is it money we do not have, but it’s money that we are not supposed to pay. We’re not letting Dash Con get away with this. We will be taking the appropriate legal action if they fail to pay, and we highly encourage anyone else in the same boat and with the means to do so to do the same.

The hotel manager and staff have been nothing but gracious in attempting to help us. They’ve been following the entire debacle on twitter and tumblr. They know what’s going on.

We hardly want to enter into a lawsuit, but we cannot just “take the hit.” Also, Dash Con doesn’t deserve to get off the hook. Admit to what you’ve done. Pay back the hundreds of people you’ve shamelessly taken money from.

The Babes

It keeps getting worse.

#dashcon #drama #ho boy

pinstripehourglass:

skeletonsateryan:

END OF DASHCON

it all comes tumblring down

pinstripehourglass:

skeletonsateryan:

END OF DASHCON

it all comes tumblring down

(via voidwish)

#dashcon #drama

lanadelkyubey:

dash con sounds like it was planned and constructed by eddy from ed edd and eddy 

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goddamit you gave me flashbacks to the chimp world episode

#that episode was spooky man #dashcon #silly

augustinesycamore:

here goes. i decided to write up my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE with Dashcon and the people running it. i was there while Dashcon was being founded. i was the head of one of the committees and i actually got to work pretty closely with one of the co-owners. so if you wanna learn about how Dashcon was founded and the downright horrific inner workings during that time keep reading. also if you just want a good ass laugh. the owners may have changed some of the methods they were using but I must say: Dashcon is one of the most unprofessionally run events i’ve EVER seen. right from its inception it was a train wreck. [featuring skype screenshots, wow!!]

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#dashcon #drama

Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!

(via kanekis)

#reference #coding

karzahnii:

a story about tumblr’s collective ability to fact check

tittily:

keepin’ it classy with fried chicken tramp

(via numboars)

#tf2

michaelshillingburg:

I really like making retro electronics, so here’s a gameboy pocket with pokemon red in it! It doesn’t seem like its working too well.

michaelshillingburg:

I really like making retro electronics, so here’s a gameboy pocket with pokemon red in it! It doesn’t seem like its working too well.

#art #3d

hearticorn:

Donate to my kickstarter!! It’s, uh *starts sweating* it’s like flappy bird! Um… how about that potato salad, huh. *Wipes forehead* M-much kickstarter, very campaign… *drops notecards* Uh tumbler con got 17 thousand how about a few bucks for me, huh! Umm… I hear you all like goat simulations! *Small book falls out of jacket, titled “How to scam the youth”* I……. have somewhere to be! (P.S., use your dad’s credit card)

#textpost #silly

tomoatmeal:

You don’t have to be a parent to understand the horror of walking into a room to discover that the baby crawled out of his crib and onto that pottery wheel you forgot to turn off.  And while the baby is spinning around and around, the dog is sitting there all calm, like a person, gently using his paws to fashion the baby’s soft cartilage head into something a little more modern.  It might be the classic tale of bad parenting, but let’s see where the dog is going with this.

tomoatmeal:

You don’t have to be a parent to understand the horror of walking into a room to discover that the baby crawled out of his crib and onto that pottery wheel you forgot to turn off.  And while the baby is spinning around and around, the dog is sitting there all calm, like a person, gently using his paws to fashion the baby’s soft cartilage head into something a little more modern.  It might be the classic tale of bad parenting, but let’s see where the dog is going with this.

(via danbutt)

#??? #silly #text post

owlcatsandtea:

spy u ok

wait whats going on here because I’ve had a preorder for a red engineer that I’ve been waiting for since April

owlcatsandtea:

spy u ok

wait whats going on here because I’ve had a preorder for a red engineer that I’ve been waiting for since April

#since when have the s3 action figures been released???

probably-a-succubus:

oshawatt-knight-of-doom:

soutarouu:

its confirmed these two are more important than sherlock.

Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. FUCK Phoenix wright BBC Sherlock is where it’s at. Benedict cumberbatch ftw

nah man pheonix and layton are actually attractive 


wait this isn’t nintendo powerwhat is this nintendo magazine bullshit :-l

probably-a-succubus:

oshawatt-knight-of-doom:

soutarouu:

its confirmed these two are more important than sherlock.

Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. FUCK Phoenix wright BBC Sherlock is where it’s at. Benedict cumberbatch ftw

nah man pheonix and layton are actually attractive 

wait this isn’t nintendo power

what is this nintendo magazine bullshit :-l

(via staticcatfish)

artbyangelasasser:

Tut Tuesdays!  Proko posted a fantastic video concerning the difference between drawing gesture and drawing contour.  Can you also achieve gesture with scribbles?  Watch his video to find out!

(via uncreativeart)

#art #reference

arseniccupcakes:

fashiontipsfromcomicstrips:

kateordie:

Prepare yourselves appropriately, because this is happening.

Batgirl is getting a relaunch by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Freakin’ Tarr. You know, your actual favourite artist who drew the Bosozoku Sailor Scouts? SHE’S DRAWING BATGIRL. I’ll calm down… eventually?!

More info at MTV!

My new style inspo for F/W 2014.

But seriously, I need Barbara’s new utility belt.

P.S. Congratulations, Cameron, Brenden, & Babs!

omg perf costume design

yessss

(via savi-bunny)

#art #comics #batgirl