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Home School: How ‘Wild’ was the Wild West via History Matters on YouTube

August 2nd, 2020 Comments off
We’ve all heard the stories of the Wild West. Saloon Brawls, duels at high noon, ladies being tied to Train Tracks by moustachioed gentlemen, Cowboys fighting Indians. But how true is any of this? To put it bluntly. Just how ‘Wild’ was the Wild West. Find out in this short animated simple history documentary.
Watch How ‘Wild’ was the Wild West via History Matters on YouTube


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Kingston LED Mechanical Keyboard via Instagram and TikTok

July 31st, 2020 Comments off

Kingston LED Mechanical Keyboard

Kingston LED Mechanical Keyboard via Instagram and TikTok

I have come to love this keyboard, especially the integrated key backlighting. Makes it so much easier to type in dimmer lighting.

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Sounding the Sumburgh Foghorn via JJJamieson via YouTube

July 26th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Photography Ideas & Inspiration -Simple techniques to help you create striking & dynamic photographs via Andrew Brooks On YouTube [Video]

July 22nd, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Photography Ideas & Inspiration -Simple techniques to help you create striking & dynamic photographs via Andrew Brooks On YouTube [Video]

In this film we look at some simple ideas to help you build on your creative photography skills. Looking at how to make the most out interesting locations and also how you can explore the world using photography.

00:08 – Overview of how I work through photography ideas while shooting
04:17 – Order, form and symmetry
09:25 – Low angle perspective
12:24 – Frame within a frame
15:20 – Close-up details
19:12 – Unexpected details, patterns and textures
22:47 – Historical recording, research using photographs
24:53 – Delicate and subtle light
27:53 – Painterly landscapes
29:24 – Colours
31:12 – Minimal photography
32:26 – Low light
36:12 – Strange and playful ideas

 

Coffee in my cup via TikTok [Video]

July 19th, 2020 Comments off

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook

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Squirrel Outside My Window via Instagram and TikTok

July 18th, 2020 Comments off

Mom Teaches Daughter How To Make Bao via BuzzFeedVideo on YouTube [Video]

July 8th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Did Ancient Rome and China Know About Each Other? via History Matters on YouTube [Video]

July 1st, 2020 Comments off

How a Former Rocket Scientist Makes the Best Copper Pots in America — Handmade via Eater on YouTube

June 24th, 2020 Comments off
Rocket scientist-turned-coppersmith Jim Hamann’s devotion to cookware came from a beautiful vintage pot he found on a trip to France. After starting a business restoring copper pots and pans for others, he decided to begin handcrafting his own, honoring the methods and quality of the centuries-old tradition at his company Duparquet Copper Cookware.
Watch How a Former Rocket Scientist Makes the Best Copper Pots in America — Handmade via Eater on YouTube




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Home School: The Romanian Revolution: Explained via History Matters on YouTube

June 15th, 2020 Comments off
I love learning about history I haven’t been exposed to before. These short videos fill in blank spots in my knowledge and help knit together the story of the past. — Douglas
 
In 1989, a wave of revolution swept across Eastern Europe, disrupting the Communist governments of Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary and of course, Romania. But how did the Romanian Revolution play out and why couldn’t Nicolae Ceaușescu or the authorities stop it like they had done previously? And why did it end the way it did? With the same people still in power and the Ceaușescu’s subject to a mock trial.
Watch The Romanian Revolution: Explained via History Matters on YouTube


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