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Happy Thanksgiving, and a SAFE Black Friday
Just a quick note from hoping that you and your loved ones had a great, relaxing, love-filled, and otherwise wonderful #thanksgiving yesterday.
And as many of us are contemplating on making ourselves a heaping plate of calorie-laden leftovers for lunch today or if we should eat healthy to make up for yesterday's feast, some of us are wading through the #retail crowds for Black Friday.
If you're one of those brave souls, we want to just say that no deal is worth trampling, punching, shoving, or otherwise physically harming another human for. So enjoy #blackfriday and save some money, but be #safe and kind to your fellow shopper!
#lol #funny #thanksgiving2014 #blackfriday2014 #solarvps
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Great Little Coffee Love Story
We've seen plenty of cute little #webcomics that show how a person's true love can give them the motivation to go on.
And while usually that true #love is in the form of another human, we have to say we resonated with this version below a bit more.
After all - #coffee is always there for us, each and every morning (and often times during the afternoon and sometimes even late at night), and always gives us the energy to get through the day.
Please not, however, we're not suggestion you shove away the human love of your life as part of your morning routine. That can lead to problems that even coffee can't fix.
#funny #coffeelovers #coffeetime #lol #solarvps
Finally, A Protest We Can Get Behind
Is it finally happening? Are we getting old and crotchety? Because when we hear ourselves complain about how retail outlets and the world in general seems to be starting to decorate for #christmas earlier and earlier each year, it sure sounds like we're getting older.
But we honestly saw some #christmasdecorations as early as Halloween this year! That's just way too early.
Being that we're only two days away from #thanksgiving , we'll allow the stuff we're seeing now...but let's try to enjoy each holiday as it comes, shall we?
#funny #lol #holidayseason #holidays2014 #solarvps
A Catch So Good You Forget to Do Your Job
Whether you're a die-hard #football fan, don't even know what stands for, or somewhere in between, you've probably seen and heard about the absolutely insane catch made by of the last night.
And while most of #america was watching in pure awe, it's the kind of moment that a #sports #photographer lives for...the best and most compelling #photo of a great moment like that could cement your place in the industry.
But sometimes, very rarely...you witness something so incredible that you have to join the rest of us normal folks and simply stand there and be amazed. #odellbeckhamjr gave us one of those moments last night, and this shot of a truly awestruck photographer encapsulates it perfectly!
#funny #lol #odellbeckham #newyorkgiants #dallascowboys #nfl #solarvps
Before I Go, Tell Me Something...
As The Incredibles movie from Pixar (and before that, the first Austin Powers flick) taught us, evil geniuses have a bad habit of detailing their evil plans right before offing the hero.
But if the hero in question is a bit of a #tech #nerd - he or she may very well be more interested in some of the insane #technology that evil geniuses always seem to possess.
This awesome little web comic (via ZHX) shows exactly this predicament...and we have to say, we'd be more interested in a nine display mega HD heads up display than a cliched plan for world domination, too!
#funny #lol #geek #solarvps
Haven't You Heard of Incognito Mode?
Or if isn't your #browser of choice, it's called Private Mode.
Regardless, there are better ways to keep your...after hours...browsing away from prying eyes! Although as the warning screen on #chrome notes, your ISP or employer will still be able to see which sites you visit, so use wisely.
And although obviously this is just a #joke - you can purchase a Life Alert-esque bracelet just like this, but we wouldn't recommend it. Doctors, nurses, and first responders do check for serious care-related bracelets, and something like this could delay you getting the care you need.
But it's #funny though!
#lol #incognitomode #solarvps
Mattel Apologizes After Portraying Barbie as an Incompetent Programmer
Yesterday on their Facebook page, toy giant and creator of the most iconic #doll in history Mattel issued an apology after growing resentment over how a Barbie book portrayed her as a hapless computer engineer.
The book, entitled Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer, depicts #barbie as a bumbling ditz only capable of successfully accomplishing her #programming tasks with the help of her male friends.
Although the book was initially published in 2010, a steadily growing wave of flack recently hit its peak, causing the toy maker to officially apologize:
The Barbie I Can Be A Computer Engineer book was published in 2010. Since that time we have reworked our Barbie books. The portrayal of Barbie in this specific story doesn’t reflect the Brand’s vision for what Barbie stands for. We believe girls should be empowered to understand that anything is possible and believe they live in a world without limits. We apologize that this book didn’t reflect that belief. All Barbie titles moving forward will be written to inspire girl's imaginations and portray an empowered Barbie character.
This article links to a article that has a breakdown of the most offending/misogynistic passages.
While it seems that #mattel might have had the right idea in mind - trying to show that the world of computers and #technology isn't out of reach for #barbie - that message wasn't conveyed very skillfully.
What are your thoughts?
#news #barbie_dolls #programmer #computer #computerscience #solarvps
Keep Dreaming, Folks
And we mean that in a non-snarky, literal way. The #technology which we enjoy on a daily basis can sometimes leave us to take it for granted.
But www.solarvps.com was ecstatic to see the overwhelmingly positive response that the received with the #cometlanding and can only hope that such amazing feats of #science and #spaceexploration can continue to give our younger generation hope to dream.
Because when #america won the Space Race and landed on the #moon in 1969, it inspired an entire generation of people to achieve things previously thought impossible. We can only hope that #rosetta and #philae can do the same, as #neildegrassetyson says here in this #gif from the show
#scienceeveryday #hope #future #tech #solarvps
Best. Nutcracker. EVER.
We know, we know - the time of the year in which people start promoting #christmas and the #holidayseason gets earlier and earlier each year. And we agree.
But we've got to admit - this #gif of this insanely #cool new design for a #nutcracker has officially got us in the #holiday spirit!
Yes, we're nerds.
But it's not too often you see a radical new design for something...and the standard soldier nutcracker is so ubiquitous with Christmas that we can't help but get excited.
But considering how hard some walnuts are to crack, www.solarvps.com would like everyone to urge caution if they use this style of nutcracker...we wouldn't want to imagine what a *finger*m might look like if it got stuck under there!
#awesome #nuts #holidays2014 #solarvps
gif source and *Naomi Nutcracker designer via
Amazing High-Res Illustration of Space Exploration History
First of all, a pro tip - be sure to click on the image and use the zoom feature here in to see all the detail.
Now that that's out of the way...with all the recent (and well-deserved) hoopla and attention regarding the #rosetta mission and the #philae landing on #comet67p - the folks over at created this amazing #infographic that details the #spaceexploration missions over the past 50 years.
And once again, www.solarvps.com would like to give a hearty #congratulations to the on a job well done!
#space #science #cometlanding #solarvps
Best Visual Approximation of Comet 67P
We've seen a lot of posts regarding the Rosetta Mission and the successful landing of the Philae lander - and rightfully so, of course.
The sheer logistics of landing on a #comet travelling 40,000 miles per hour somewhere between Mars and Jupiter is enough to blow the mind.
But even though you may have heard scientists claim that the target comet - 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - is relatively small for a comet, it's still pretty damn big.
Just how big, though? Leave it to the to use a reference to put it in perspective.
In all seriousness, www.solarvps.com wishes to congratulate the on this magnificent accomplishment of #science and #spaceexploration - we truly live in amazing times.
#funny #lol #starwars #space #rosetta #philae #comet67p #news #solarvps
Happy Veterans Day
Talk about outranking somebody! This decorated soldier has more medals pinned on his chest than the other soldier he's talking to has years alive.
While we don't know the story behind either of these two fine gentlemen, we do know that today is #veteransday - and would like to join so many others in saying #thankyou to all our #troops both current and past who are #brave enough to answer our country's call.
#america #veterans #veteransday2014 #solarvps
Best. Shower Curtain. EVER.
OK, so maybe since we're a #hosting company, we're a bit biased as to the #tech nature of this #shower curtain. But c'mon...you don't have to be an #IT guy or gal to appreciate this one.
Although as great as this is, there is actually a spelling mistake that definitely takes away from its value...or at least to www.solarvps.com since we tend to be kind of borderline OCD when it comes to stuff like that.
Can you find it?
#funny #lol #geek #geekhumor #internet #showerdesign #solarvps
Nailed It...Or Nail Edit?
We love a good #hashtag now and then...not only does it allow you to quickly see which topics are trending, but it also allows you to search effectively for content on #socialmedia
But unless you used underscores (which admittedly we're seeing more and more of lately), the lack of spacing with hashtags can sometimes lead to confusion. As this #gif via shows with the #nailedit hastag.
Once you see it as "nail edit", it's kind of hard to unsee it...
#funny #lol #solarvps
Our Solar System
Quick note: be sure to click on this great image and use the zoom function to see the smaller members of our #solarsystem .
This incredible picture (put together by illustrator Roberto Ziche using textures from photography) shows what our solar system would look like if all of the planetary bodies and our #sun were stacked on the universe's largest table.
This is done to scale, by the way - and you really get a sense of how small #earth really is. A little over a million Earths could fit inside of the sun. And did you also know that all the other planets in the solar system could fit inbetween the Earth and the #moon if stacked directly next to each other? Mind = blown.
The magnificence and enormity of #space never ceases to amaze us and inspire us with awe.
#spaceexploration #science #solarvps #nasa
VLC Player Has Caused Windows to Crash
Is it just us, or can you no longer see an orange caution/safety cone and not think of *Player?*
We use it for just about every media file ever created, so it's not without good reason...the fact that it's free to boot makes it even better.
But we can't say we've ever seen a cone through a window until this picture here...thankfully for us, the real #vlcmediaplayer runs on real #windows without encountering any serious errors like this.
#funny #lol #microsoft #vlc #solarvps
Hail, Jupiter - Savior of Earth
Anyone who watches any #space documentaries like the recent amazing reboot of Carl Sagan's knows that #asteroid collisions with planetary bodies is a very common occurrence.
And even though #earth appears smoother than most planets, it's mostly due to our tectonic plates shifting and constantly renewing our surface from our molten core.
But let's take a moment to give a bit #thankyou to the big kid on the block in the #solarsystem - Jupiter - whose massive gravitation pull keeps a striking amount of intrastellar debris from getting anywhere near us.
This fascinating animation from Peter Scheirich shows just how the gravity fro #jupiter (as well as that from the Sun) works in protecting us from potentially deadly asteroids. www.solarvps.com thought that Jupter needed some public love from those of us on Earth whose home its been protecting for billions of years.
#awesome #science #cosmos #solarvps
Solar VPS is Hiring!
If you're looking for a new #career in the wide, wonderful world of #vpshosting , then look no further than !
We are currently hiring for several positions, including account executive, #webdesigner , system administrator, accounts/receivable clerk, and #softwareengineer
The #solarvps hiring process is rigorous but it is so for a reason. Once we take you in, you become part of our Enterprise; an exclusive team of professionals committed to supplying the best #it services in the industry.
Corporate culture benefits include free to use brand spanking new gym on site, once a week cooked lunches, a staff jammed packed with excitement and passion for what we do, and lots more.
We hope to hear from you soon! - http://gplus.ly/1vPrgiD
#jobs #jobsearch #hosting #vps #careerdevelopment
The Downside of Space Exploration
As you may have guessed from our company name, the team here at are big fans of all things #space - and we'd love nothing more than to someday, somehow explore it.
We hope though, that if we ever did delve into #spaceexploration that we wouldn't come back so pompous and with such an inflated ego as this guy in this fantastic Extra Fabulous comic.
It would be hard not to brag about being in space at every future dinner party and social gathering for the rest of your life, but www.solarvps.com hopes you can resist the temptation should you ever get to explore space.
#funny #lol #solarvps
Although for some adults, the term #halloween *hangover* might conjure up a real, alcohol-induced hangover, some adults (and most kids) probably can relate to this version of a Halloween Hangover more closely.
And we can understand - sometimes, you can be on a great health kick and eating right. But come Halloween and all of its requisite and delicious #candy - it's hard not to indulge just a little bit.
But then you might think, "Well, I already broke the seal, might as well have another..." - and that's when trouble starts.
If you still have any candy left, www.solarvps.com hopes that you can exercise a bit of discretion...and also that your #halloween2014 was both fun and safe.
#funny #lol #solarvps
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