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April 23 2017

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istoppedeating:

So damn cute

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howtogrowthefuckup:

catastrofries:

spookytiffany:

novangla:

ktupsidedown:

darkersolstice:

letsplaysocialjustice:

when will ppl realise that i’m not a computer expert i just know how to click on things until i find the problem

No, but seriously, this is one of the greatest skills Millennials have. I have gotten heaps of praise from my boss for being able to go to my desk, google for five minutes, and come back to fix her computer issue. A lot of it is that the vocabulary is something natural to us. We grew up with these systems from when we were kids–checking that the monitor’s plugged in, that we have the right drivers, that there’s a connection is something we learned young, an internal checklist that’s as natural as the one we use when starting a car–moreso, even. Lots of us have laptops, but no car.

Troubleshooting basic software and hardware issues is something that you can put on your resume. So is rapid skill acquisition, for clicking around in a new program until you know how to use it. These are what we’re good at, Millennials. Don’t feel ashamed of it.

@howtogrowthefuckup, @resumespeak, do either of you have comments to add?

Understanding how to correctly google something and get the result you are looking for is a skill we don’t recognize in ourselves until we see someone else floundering.

My mom and I hear a song on the radio with a female singer and the chorus is something about lilies growing on a hill. The radio doesn’t identify the artist.

When we go home, my mom will google, “Who sings the lilies song?” and if the song is popular enough the answer will be somewhere on the first page, maybe. 

I will google “lilies growing hill lyrics” and the first link will be a site like AZlyrics listing the artist, title of the song, and all the words. 

“Rapid skill acquisition” is the perfect description for what happened at my last job – I was brand new but within two months I’d figured out our homework/grading/online program almost as well as the tech department, and learned things about it that returning teachers had no clue of. I’m not a computer genius. I just spent time exploring until I figured it out.

Also: lots of us have laptops, but no car speaks to me so much. I have no effing clue how to troubleshoot a car, which I think was a common skill for older generations (esp when cars were more mechanical).

This post is why I love this xkcd comic:

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@typesetjez THIS IS WEIRD.

This is absolutely a skill that Millennials and Homelanders (is that the term we’re using for GenZ now?) have. Everyone in the Homeland Generation is a digital native and while most Millennials are not exactly, we did grow up in a time when technology became an increasingly more important part of our lives. We grew up alongside the internet and therefore understand it a little better because there was never the issue of things being different beforehand.

The Google thing especially is a skill that will carryover into the workplace and potentially bring you praise from your supervisors and certainly help you out at home, like in the lyrics example above. I work as a reference librarian in a public library, which means all of my coworkers are information experts and spend a huge chunk of their day looking things up. And despite only working their a year, I can find the answers to “simple” questions almost instantly, whereas it may take my coworker a few minutes or more to find the same thing. This isn’t to say she isn’t smart or good at research—she’s probably the most skilled person I know in that area—it’s just that I understand modern keyword search terms better. We Millennials (and Homelanders) just understand the best way to formulate a search, because it’s something we do all the time and have always done.

It’s the same thing for computer troubleshooting. It’s not that we’re all computer experts, it’s just that we have knowledge of what “usually” works and know the different little things to check. This is something we grew up with, figured out along the way, or, depending on how old we are, maybe even learned in school. Personally, I was lucky enough to be in the weird middle ground when basic computer skills were actually taught in schools, right in the sweet spot where computers were just popular enough that we might have one at home and just before they became normal and common knowledge. That wasn’t an option for our parents or anyone older, because the technology just wasn’t around for them to be familiar with early on. 

Before I continue writing a novel here, the point is this: being familiar with technology, being able to do quick google searches, and being able to quickly diagnose a computer issue is a SKILL. It’s an ASSET to your job and your company and don’t let anyone tell you any differently. But, at the same time, remember that everyone older than you did not have these same advantages and that you need to be patient with them when they don’t get a google result immediately or can’t connect to wifi. 

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savageapprentice:

soniastudyblr:

Transition Signals:

Transitions are words and phrases that connect ideas and show how they are related.

To repeat and ideas just stated:

  • In other words,
  • That is,
  • To repeat,
  • Again,

To illustrate an idea:

  • For example,
  • For instance,
  • In particular,
  • To illustrate,
  • In this manner,
  • Thus,

To announce a contrast, a change in direction:

  • Yet,
  • However,
  • Still,
  • Nevertheless,
  • On the other hand,
  • In contrast,
  • Instead of,
  • On the contrary,
  • Conversely,
  • Notwithstanding,
  • In spite of this,

Time:

  • At once,
  • In the interim,
  • At length,
  • Immediately,
  • At last,
  • Meanwhile,
  • In the meantime,
  • Presently,
  • At the same time,
  • Shortly,
  • In the end,
  • Temporarily,
  • Thereafter,

To restate an idea more precisely:

  • To be exact,
  • To be specific,
  • To be precise,
  • More specifically,
  • More precisely,

To mark a new idea as an addition to what has been said:

  • Similarly,
  • Also,
  • Too,
  • Besides,
  • Furthermore,
  • Further,
  • Moreover,
  • In addition,

To show cause and effect:

  • As a result,
  • For this reason,
  • Thereafter,
  • Hence,
  • Consequently,
  • Accordingly,

Conclusion:

  • In short,
  • To conclude,
  • In brief,
  • On the whole,
  • In summary,
  • To sum up,

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Reblogging again bc I need this at the moment

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truebluemeandyou:

How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions from The Undercover Recruiter here. Go to the link for a high resolution image. Posted for friends looking for jobs this summer.  Unfortunately you may also be asked illegal questions and these are two pretty good articles here and here

Other good links I’ve posted regarding jobs:

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communistbakery:

faegayleh:

concept: the communist manifesto but in the form of a call-out post

hey everyone, marx here, and this is a callout post for @capitalism. i know a lot of you are friends with capitalism but this post had to be made. there’s a spectre of us on here that don’t agree with what capitalism has been doing, and it’s time we come forward. we could not take being exploited like this any longer, so we decided to start a revolution. europe doesnt want us to post this so we’re probably gonna get some rude anons but it’s worth it.

if you need proof, you can see the receipts on how society has progressed through class struggle. you can visit this blog to read the screenshots.

for my friends’ safety i’ve hidden their names, so i’ll just refer to them as “the proletariat.” 

we’ve tried to call out capitalism before but the ruling class has only reformed, with private property merely changing hands, not being destroyed. please reblog this to signal boost and to destroy capitalism completely so that private property will be permanently abolished and classes will disappear forever, thank you

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Smoke Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

jacintagraphic:

This is the link to the Youtube video what helped me create the smoke effect

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introvertunites:

If you’re an introvert, follow @introvertunites​.

viva-la-bees:

fat-gold-fish:

how do u actually save bees?

  • Plant bee-friendly flowers
  • Support your local beekeepers
  • Set up bee hotels for solitary bees
  • If you see a lethargic bee feed it sugar water
  • Spread awareness of the importance off bees

April 22 2017

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babyanimalgifs:

photos via twitter

bowsic:

yujuchingu:

sapphictaurean:

trohmosexual:

who the fuck genuinely enjoys the taste of sour candy
who the fuck says “im going to eat this sugary sweet coated in pain salt and im gonna fucking like it”

Me.

Feed Me The Pain Salt

if my eye isn’t twitching its not sour enough

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trencly:

mypride-hisprejudice:

snowblowerz:

theguff:

wickedlovelyperfectlyimperfect:

This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed

group photo everyone

everyone

hey i look really good in this one

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