Redecorating Middle-earth in Early Lovecraft

Always Halloween and Never Thanksgiving

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM
Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer. Close friends with inventor Charles Babbage, she was intrigued by his Analytical Engine and in 1842 translated a description of it by Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea. Babbage asked her to expand the article, “as she understood [it] so well”, and this was when she wrote several early ‘computer programs’ a 100 years before the first computers were built. 
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration helping people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike.
Ada herself was an inspiration to many including Michael Faraday.
On the 10 June 1840, Ada Lovelace sent a copy of her portrait to Michael Faraday with a note saying

'Dear Mr. Faraday,
Mr Babbage tells me that you have expressed a wish to possess one of the engravings of me, by which I feel exceedingly flattered, & hope you will accept one that we still happen to have by us.
I am sorry that there is no proof left, to which I might have put my signature.
 Believe me, yours very truly
 Augusta Ada Lovelace
 St James’ Square

Faraday liked to collect images of people he met or were acquainted with so this etching was gratefully received into his collection. 
This was the start of a friendship and admiration which lasted till until Ada’s death in 1852 at the age of 36.

ri-science:

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM

Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer. Close friends with inventor Charles Babbage, she was intrigued by his Analytical Engine and in 1842 translated a description of it by Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea. Babbage asked her to expand the article, “as she understood [it] so well”, and this was when she wrote several early ‘computer programs’ a 100 years before the first computers were built. 

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration helping people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike.

Ada herself was an inspiration to many including Michael Faraday.

On the 10 June 1840, Ada Lovelace sent a copy of her portrait to Michael Faraday with a note saying

'Dear Mr. Faraday,

Mr Babbage tells me that you have expressed a wish to possess one of the engravings of me, by which I feel exceedingly flattered, & hope you will accept one that we still happen to have by us.

I am sorry that there is no proof left, to which I might have put my signature.

 Believe me, yours very truly

 Augusta Ada Lovelace

 St James’ Square

Faraday liked to collect images of people he met or were acquainted with so this etching was gratefully received into his collection.

This was the start of a friendship and admiration which lasted till until Ada’s death in 1852 at the age of 36.

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“Born in Denmark 1978. I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when i have time i draw monster drawings on post-it notes… it is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.”

John (Don) Kenn Mortensen

Big fan of his work he reminds me of my beloved Edward Gorey. I like people who express themselves in this awesome/creepy way ♥ blogspot . tumblr

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The classic television series The Twilight Zone premiered 55 years ago on October 2, 1959.
Here its host and creator, Rod Serling, riffs on his iconic role, narrating a Fire Safety PSA:

Excerpted from: Smokey Bear TV Spot, CARELESS KILLERS.From the Series : Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions. Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1794 - ca. 2003


Only you can prevent forest fires—in the Twilight Zone…

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The classic television series The Twilight Zone premiered 55 years ago on October 2, 1959.

Here its host and creator, Rod Serling, riffs on his iconic role, narrating a Fire Safety PSA:

Excerpted from: Smokey Bear TV Spot, CARELESS KILLERS.
From the Series : Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions. Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1794 - ca. 2003

Only you can prevent forest fires—in the Twilight Zone…

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