How to Light-Paint a Skeleton Using Long-Exposure Photography

Darren Pearson, a Los Angeles based light-art photographer who creates amazing light-paintings, has made a video showing how to light-paint a skeleton using long-exposure photography. The entire process takes around two minutes.

A Defiant Supercut of People Giving the Middle Finger in 161 Different Movies

Supercut Videos made a defiant supercut video of people “flipping the bird” in 161 different movies.

A Beautiful Springtime Time-Lapse of Mount Hood in Oregon

Scientist and part-time filmmaker Tyler Hulett created this beautiful springtime time-lapse video of Mount Hood, the highest mountain in Oregon, as part of his ongoing Discover Oregon video series.

Experience the diverse moods of Oregon’s magnificent Mt. Hood! From starry night timelapse to gorgeous macro wildflower cinematography – ‘Mt. Hood in Spring’ showcases this gem of the Cascades on all scales. ‘Mt. Hood in Spring’ was shot April through May 2015 on the edge of Oregon’s upper Hood River Valley.

via Daily Picks and Flicks

10 Years of Automattic and WordPress.com

WordPress.com and parent company Automattic are celebrating their 10th birthday this year, they were both founded by Matt Mullenweg in 2005. Matt was behind the launch of the WordPress open source project in 2003 and the “matt” in Automattic is a tribute to his name.

Here’s Matt’s post about “Ten Years of Automattic”.

Some find it strange that someone in this day and age would have the same job for a decade. The truth is, it’s not the same job: it’s always evolving. At times it’s been comfortable, at times it’s been extraordinarily challenging. I’ve needed to change how I work. Automattic has changed. The structure of the company is designed to accommodate growth, and we’re constantly experimenting with how we work and relate to one another.

Laughing Squid has had a long history with WordPress, we officially launched as a WordPress blog on January 1, 2005 and have used many of Automattic’s services over the years.

Congratulations to Matt and all the Automatticians on an amazing first decade!

LeBrawny James by Hanksy

LeBrawny James

I spotted this hilarious LeBrawny James illustration by Hanksy today as I was walking up Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We’ve posted many of Hanksy’s prolific puns in the past.

photo by Scott Beale

‘Soho Dog’, An Incredible Geometric Street Art Painting by Okuda San Miguel in New York City

Soho Dog

Walking along Lafayette Street in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood the other day I came across this incredible geometric painting “Soho Dog” by Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel.

You can check out more of his amazing art on his website and Instagram.

Special thanks to Michelle for helping me figure out who the artist was.

top photo by Scott Beale

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Shows Where the Crew Sleeps on the International Space Station

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows where astronauts sleep on the International Space Station (ISS).

After a day’s work running experiments and maintaining the weightless research centre astronauts can retreat to their private quarters that is no larger than a changing room. In this small space they can store personal items, use a laptop for internet and float to sleep in their sleeping bag.

Setting Off 300 Fireworks Rockets All At Once

Crazy British garage inventor Colin Furze (previously) set off 300 rockets from Epic Fireworks all at the same time to celebrate reaching the milestone one million subscribers to his YouTube channel.

Congrats Colin!

Really Terrible Money Saving Tips by Pleated-Jeans

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans offers some really terrible money saving tips to help you get through life.