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Installing the Python script on a VPS.
The first thing I noticed was that I had forgotten the root password. No worries, I reset it and made a local Safenote (which I will probably lose again). Then SSH’d in, su and:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py -O - | python
wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/f/feedparser/feedparser-5.1.3.tar.gz
tar xvf feedparser[TAB]
cd feedparser[TAB[
python setup.py install
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scottyang/trackback-em-all/master/tball.py
chmod +x tball.py
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/feedparser

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Installing the Python script on a VPS.

The first thing I noticed was that I had forgotten the root password. No worries, I reset it and made a local Safenote (which I will probably lose again). Then SSH’d in, su and:

  1. apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
  2. wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py -O - | python
  3. wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/f/feedparser/feedparser-5.1.3.tar.gz
  4. tar xvf feedparser[TAB]
  5. cd feedparser[TAB[
  6. python setup.py install
  7. wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scottyang/trackback-em-all/master/tball.py
  8. chmod +x tball.py

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/feedparser

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Tips to look your best in photos (via lh)

  • Renowned photographer Peter Hurley, who used to be a model himself, says looking good in headshots is all about the jaw. He shared his favorite technique to make your jawline appear better: Stick your chin out and tilt your head forward. His video demonstrates how to use this in different scenarios.
  • They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But how you angle your body can change how you look. If you stand or sit straight-on, the camera sees more of your body. Instead, angle your body 45 degrees away from the camera, push your weight on to your back foot, tuck your “away arm” behind your back, and remember the golden rule: If it bends, bend it.
  • The Fab After Forty blog offers three simple rules to look slimmer in photos

    • Rule #1: Never pose beside a thin person. Especially if you’re wearing the same dress.
    • Rule #2: Never be the closest person to the camera.
    • Rule #3: Use whatever props are on hand to hide protruding body parts. And by protruding body parts, I mean your stomach.
  • use your hands to define your waist. Instead of placing hands at your sides, use them to cinch your waist—you don’t need to squeeze it in, just make sure your thumbs are at the sides while the hand and fingers come in.
  • If you are skinny, turn your full body to the camera so that you appear as wide as possible, says Bill Hurter, author of the Portrait Photographer’s Handbook. The ideal angle is the seven-eights view
  • Light-colored clothing and a light-colored background is best. Avoid sleeveless shirts or blouses. “For a man, a light-colored sports coat will help fill him out; for a woman, fluffy dresses or blouses will disguise thin arms,” he says.
  • The Photojojo blog recommends that you meditate for three seconds before smiling:

    Ask the photographer to count to three before taking the picture. Close your eyes and breathe in. Then, just before the shutter clicks, breathe out, open your eyes and smile. Your face will look relaxed and your smile will be real.

  • If you’re posing with someone taller than you are, don’t give a frame of reference. For example, don’t stand next to tall people or objects with a familiar height as reference (for example, a standard mailbox).

  • When you can, sit down. A viewer’s brain does not look for height when the photo is of someone sitting. Similarly, cropped shorts can work in your favor, especially vertical profile photos; avoid full-length body shots. 

  • Full-body photos have their place too, but only if the photographer will listen to you. In that case, tell them to shoot from a lower angle—the camera lens should be at your waist or below).The Chriselle Factor advises filling the frame’s height with your body, which creates an optical illusion of vertical length.

  • The more of the legs that are visible, the longer they’ll tend to look—just for example, the shorter of skirt she wears, the longer her legs will generally look. Regardless of whether they happen to be popular at the moment, swimsuits that are cut really high on the hip tend to have the same effect — it tends to give the illusion that most of what you’d usually think of as “hips” are really part of their legs. Likewise, almost anything that makes her legs look thinner will also tend to make them look longer. “Skinny” jeans (for one example) can do wonders, and some styles that “flare” out at the bottom can enhance the effect even more.

  • In a group photo, make sure you stand at the front of the group and closer to the camera. 

  • make sure you are looking active and alert. A good way to do that is by asserting your most active hobby in the photo, whether it’s baseball or baking. As Digital Camera World notes, it gives you something to do with your hands, immediately makes you seem confident (after all, it’s your hobby), and brightens you up.

Apart from these tips, every photographer has one universal advice if you want to look good in photos: enjoy yourself. Lack of confidence comes across. Not wanting to be seen in a photo comes across. Once you realise that it’s just a photo and enjoy having your picture taken, without the worry of how you look, you start looking better.

(Source: youtube.com)