Archive of Nifty Things

Being a collection of posts for reference, reminders, and all-around niftiness.

allthatandasideoftom:

antyc67:


Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D
General 
How to: Enable your Tumblr ask boxHow to tagHow to tag asksHow to have posts show up/not show upTrigger WarningsTumblr SaviorHow to Report a blog 
Theme/Code
How to install a themeTheme Directory My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebarIcon FinderHelp picking a color scheme to match your iconHow to Install Updates Tab (X)Updates Tab MasterpostHow to add a music player (X) (X) Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)HTML Color CodesCreating a poll on TumblrCreating a countdown  How to create a re-direct pageBlogrolls, Family, Follow Forever How to make a networkHow to Install a Navigation PageHTML Codes HTML Help & CodesTumblr Formatting CheatsheatTheme making tutorialTumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues
*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use
Photoshop/Photoshop Resources
Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)Masterpost for downloading PhotoshopHow to make a GifLearn the Basics of PhotoshopBeginner Tutorials for PhotoshopPhotoshop Graphic MasterpostsPhotoshop Tutorial Masterpost Textures GuidePhotoshop Help Blog Photoshop Help BlogScreencaps ScreencapsHQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost
Alternatives to Photoshop
PixlrMypaintAnimating ProgramDigital painting ProgramArt Program/Photo EditorQueeky PaintPicMonkeyArt ProgramSketchpad Drawing ProgramGraphic’s ProgramPaint.netSumopaintFree Art Programs Masterpost
Gifs
Supernatural Reaction GifsReaction Gifs Reaction GifsReaction GifsReaction GifsOnline Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker
Meme’s
Quick Meme MakerPie Chart MakerMeme Generator Meme Maker
Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay
How to write FanfictionAvoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction10 Tips to Writing FanfictionHow to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net Writing Fiction PlansWriting TemplatesNovel Outline34 Writing TipsHow to write a CharacterTips on writing a Character Character writing MasterpostWriting Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)Diverse Character Writing Masterpost Detailed Character templateHow to write different Body types (X) (X)Surnames MasterPostSynonyms MasterPostCreating an OC Masterpost                                                 Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild WestOther things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to RP MasterpostRoleplay TermsRP GuideRP Help Masterpost
Other
Help Fact Check Tumblr PostsUrban Dictionary See if your about to hit post limitIn case you update software and it sucks Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes MasterpostMassive Masterpost included Writing & ArtTutorial Master Post
I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

I guess I need this if I ever want to do something other than reblog.*runs and hides in corner*

Ooohhhhh

allthatandasideoftom:

antyc67:

Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D

General 

How to: Enable your Tumblr ask box
How to tag
How to tag asks
How to have posts show up/not show up
Trigger Warnings
Tumblr Savior
How to Report a blog 

Theme/Code

How to install a theme
Theme Directory 
My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebar
Icon Finder
Help picking a color scheme to match your icon
How to Install Updates Tab (X)
Updates Tab Masterpost
How to add a music player (X) (X
Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
HTML Color Codes
Creating a poll on Tumblr
Creating a countdown  
How to create a re-direct page
Blogrolls, Family, Follow Forever 
How to make a network
How to Install a Navigation Page
HTML Codes 
HTML Help & Codes
Tumblr Formatting Cheatsheat
Theme making tutorial
Tumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues

*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use

Photoshop/Photoshop Resources

Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)
Masterpost for downloading Photoshop
How to make a Gif
Learn the Basics of Photoshop
Beginner Tutorials for Photoshop
Photoshop Graphic Masterposts
Photoshop Tutorial Masterpost 
Textures Guide
Photoshop Help Blog 
Photoshop Help Blog
Screencaps 
Screencaps
HQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost

Alternatives to Photoshop

Pixlr
Mypaint
Animating Program
Digital painting Program
Art Program/Photo Editor
Queeky Paint
PicMonkey
Art Program
Sketchpad 
Drawing Program
Graphic’s Program
Paint.net
Sumopaint
Free Art Programs Masterpost

Gifs

Supernatural Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs 
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker

Meme’s

Quick Meme Maker
Pie Chart Maker
Meme Generator 
Meme Maker

Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay

How to write Fanfiction
Avoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction
10 Tips to Writing Fanfiction
How to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net 
Writing Fiction Plans
Writing Templates
Novel Outline
34 Writing Tips
How to write a Character
Tips on writing a Character 
Character writing Masterpost
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Diverse Character Writing Masterpost 
Detailed Character template
How to write different Body types (X) (X)
Surnames MasterPost
Synonyms MasterPost
Creating an OC Masterpost                                                 
Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     
How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild West
Other things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to RP Masterpost
Roleplay Terms
RP Guide
RP Help Masterpost

Other

Help Fact Check Tumblr Posts
Urban Dictionar
See if your about to hit post limit
In case you update software and it sucks 
Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes Masterpost
Massive Masterpost included Writing & Art
Tutorial Master Post

I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

I guess I need this if I ever want to do something other than reblog.
*runs and hides in corner*

Ooohhhhh

(via would-you-like-a-jelly-baby)

Step 325: Know how to find the right apartment

adulting:

From the ole inbox: A friend (or two) of mine and I wanna get our own place. Aside from cost (rent is TOO DAMN HIGH), what do we need to look out for or know?

An excellent question! Here we go:

Before you are ready to move: Make sure to keep an updated document of your current and past addresses, landlord phone numbers and other info you’ll be asked on a lease application, including first and last names of other residents, current employment information and so on. Bonus: lots of these things are also useful on job applications! Also, start saving for deposits. Beyond the one on the apartment, you may have to put down deposits on your utilities. 

When you are ready to move: Figure out your price range — a good rule of thumb is no more than one-third of your income. Also, clean out your car — lots of landlords notice the small details, and how you take care of your other expensive habitat.

If you’re in a tight market, don’t send a flurry of questions to the landlord ahead of time; briefly introduce yourself, dropping in a detail or two that makes you sound put-together and responsible. Ask for the first viewing possible.

When looking at an apartment: Be sure to be on-time, looking tidy and presentable, then check the following:

1. Hot Water: Go turn on the shower and make sure there is sufficient water pressure and it’s nice and strong and not, as my mom once memorably said of my shower, like having an 83-year-old man pee on you. Also, does the water get hot? Is it the either scalding or frigid kind of shower? That’s nice to know.

2. Safety: Come back by the area at night, during the day, on the weekend and so on. Make sure you feel reasonably safe at all these times.

3. Volume: Consider whether there is something very loud nearby, like a fire station or train tracks or a high school with a sub-standard but enthusiastic marching band. Will this make you crazy?

4. Management: Does the landlord seem at least semi-reasonable? Landlords are tightly-wound people, generally speaking, so you have to give them a little leniency. But, real talk: chances are, if you are in a conflict with them, they will win. They have money and lawyers. They’re business people. Make sure they’re the kind you want to be in business with.

5. Electricity: Be sure to check all the light switches and, if you can, the electrical outlets, perhaps by taking along your cell phone charger. Otherwise, you could end up like my friend who had 14 decorative outlets and two that actually powered things. It’s also useful to check on how many and how well-placed they are. If you like to blow-dry your hair, look for an outlet in the bathroom. It’s nice to have several in your bedroom so you’re not constantly tripping over your bedside lamp’s cord that must stretch taut through the air. And so on.

6. Closets and Storage: Do they exist? Some old houses had bedrooms without closets. Having at least one big non-bedroom closet is a lifesaver, so long as you do not follow my example and allow it to become a dangerous and unstable mess, like a tiny DMZ right there in your apartment.

7. Appliances: Is there a dishwasher, or a washer-dryer? These things are luxurious, but if there is nothing you hate in the world more than hand-washing dishes, then you might make that a condition of your search. 

8. Accessibility: Can your furniture logically get up the stairs and into the apartment? It’s a good plan, if you have really large and/or awkwardly shaped things, to measure them in advance, then take a tape measure along with you.

9. Pets: If you have a pet, can they live here with you? The lure of a nice apartment is not justification for dropping your pet off at the shelter. Also, some apartments that say “no pets” can be coaxed into a quiet, well-behaved, neutered cat, particularly if you can provide a reference from a landlord as to your cat’s goodness.

10. Paint: Can you paint the walls? What if you agree to paint them back to the original, sanitarium white when you leave?

11. Parking: Is it extra? Lot v. garage? Remote for the garage? Assigned spots? Street parking at reasonable times? Where can guests park? (thanks, lexingtoncherry!)

12: Additional costs: Which utilities do you pay? Power, water/sewer, garbage, cable, internet …? Be sure to factor these into your cost calculation. (thanks, anserini!)

After seeing an apartment: If you know it’s the right place for you, express that when you see it and then send an email as soon as possible. Thank them for taking the time to meet with you, say that you are very interested, have the deposit money ready and would like to sign a lease ASAP.

Good luck! Anything I’m missing?

disneylandguru:

Banana BreadMonorail CaféMakes 2 loavesIngredients1 c. butter (2 sticks)2 c. sugar2 eggs2 t. water2 c. bananas, mashed1/4 t. vanilla extract3 c. flour1/2 t. salt2 t. baking soda1 c. walnuts, choppedDirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. Melt butter on the stove or in the microwave. Mix butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla. Fold in flour mixture and walnuts and blend until all flour is moist. Grease 2 loaf pans and divide batter equally between the 2 pans. Bake for 1 hour or until center of loaf is firm and toothpick inserted incenter comes out clean.

disneylandguru:

Banana Bread

Monorail Café

Makes 2 loaves

Ingredients

1 c. butter (2 sticks)
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 t. water
2 c. bananas, mashed
1/4 t. vanilla extract
3 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
1 c. walnuts, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. 

Melt butter on the stove or in the microwave. Mix butter and sugar until well blended. 

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla. 

Fold in flour mixture and walnuts and blend until all flour is moist. 

Grease 2 loaf pans and divide batter equally between the 2 pans. 

Bake for 1 hour or until center of loaf is firm and toothpick inserted incenter comes out clean.

(via disneylandguru)

A quick tip for writers out there, who use Microsoft Words:

therothwoman:

gretchensinister:

tejoxys:

miss-evening:

Change the background colour of the pages to a mint green shade.

image

It is said that green is a calming colour, however, the main reason why I like this, is because I can write for a much longer period of time now, as a white background I used before made my eyes dry and exhausted after just a few hours of working.

It is basically much more soft and careful to the eyes. I can’t precisely explain why that is. I think it’s that by making a pinch softer contrast of the text and the background, your eyes does not get exposed to as much light.

Just make sure to not make the background too dark, or else your eyes will get exhausted do to over-fixating the lack of contrast between text and background.

And maybe you find a nice pastel/light background shade that fits you; give it a try.

Different things work out and fits for different people. And I just felt like sharing this.

Here’s the shade numbers I used to get my preferred colour:

image

Thanks for reading.

DUDE

You just solved a very real problem for me! Thanks!

For those who might not know where to find this: It’s in the Page Layout tab.

I had no idea this was possible before today!

Keeping for later.

hinoneko:

some fanartists celebrate newly discovered episodes by drawing cute, heartwarming tribute pictures

and then there’s me

(via whatifigetbored)

neil-gaiman:

healthyinfinities:

the-more-u-know:

A good chart to show hold long your vegetables, fruit and… other stuff would stay fresh for. Brought to you by visual.ly, a place with a TON of infographics, maybe the biggest on the web. 

[More Health Infographics Here]

Good to know!!

reblogged so I can find it again

for reference

tetraghost:

yes, i am for real: i just spent 4 hours developing a real life MASS TAG REPLACER SCRIPT!
it’s going to be buggy, but i’ve tested it and it works! nothing terrible has happened to me yet! i hope it works for you too!! (◡‿◡✿)
please make sure to read the disclaimers before connecting it to your tumblr account. if you have questions or concerns please direct them to me on my twitter, @cubeghost!
and you’re welcome :)

tetraghost:

yes, i am for real: i just spent 4 hours developing a real life MASS TAG REPLACER SCRIPT!

it’s going to be buggy, but i’ve tested it and it works! nothing terrible has happened to me yet! i hope it works for you too!! (◡‿◡✿)

please make sure to read the disclaimers before connecting it to your tumblr account. if you have questions or concerns please direct them to me on my twitter, @cubeghost!

and you’re welcome :)

(via voicessayhello)

Eavesdropping on villager convos like a boss

adorbs ;_;