Extended Desktop Wallpapers

These cool images by Mike Ruiz take the familiar Mac and Windows OS desktop wallpapers and extend them beyond their original frames.

A series of images with white area added to the sides and then put through Content-Aware Fill (a Photoshop CS5 tool that automatically generates content based on the existing content of the image and fills in the surrounding blank space). The resulting image is an extended view as interpreted by the software.

Default Windows XP Wall Paper, Bliss
Default Windows XP Wall Paper

The Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard wallpaper, Aurora
The Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard wallpaper, Aurora

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Kaleidoscopic Microscopic Photos Of Booze

These kaleidoscopic images are micrographs of alcoholic beverages collected by Florida State University. The images are made by crystallizing the cocktail or beer or wine on a lab slide, then passing polarized light through the crystal and magnifying it over 1000 times. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition.

Vodka
Tequila
Black & TanYou can purchase high-resolution large-scale print of these boozy closeups at Bevshots. There are a lot more photos below as well. Just hold you mouse pointer over the picture to find out what kind of beverage it is.
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SLAYER!

Slayer

Slayer

I get to check another goal off the old life list.

Having missed out on a couple opportunities in the past I finally had my chance to see Slayer at Magness arena. It was the loudest show I have ever seen (by far). Forget amps that go to 11, Slayer’s go all the way to 666. It was a full-on sonic assault on my ears and I loved it. They started off with two songs and then pummeled there way through the entire Seasons In The Abyss album. The encore whipped the crowd into a frenzy with “South Of Heaven”, “Raining Blood,” “Aggressive Perfector” and show closer, 1986’s brutal and harrowing “Angel of Death”. I can’t wait to see them again.
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Ridiculously Cute Swimming Babies

Cutest Swimming Baby

Swimming Baby
Photos Courtesy of Phil Shaw / Barcroft Media

Above are a couple of pictures from the Telegraph article about the London Baby Swim Series

Offering classes for parents and babies as young as six weeks old to take to the water and develop their skills. These are held with parents also in the water and are led by a team of qualified instructors. Up until the age of around nine months babies have a miraculous gag reflex which blocks off their windpipes as soon as they are underwater, allowing them to instinctively hold their breath.

These ridiculously cute images show you’re never too young to learn.