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Lorum Ipsom

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).


Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Where can I get some?

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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2017 Midnight Sun Run

More than 6,000 members of our Fairbanks community, along with guests the whole world over, joined at the starting line of the annual Midnight Sun Run in Fairbanks, Alaska. Before the traditional canon-fire start: a costume contest complete with entire families dressed in themes ranging from cartoon characters to their own thought out medley, a stretching session warm up led by the local Jazzercise team, and music from both the DJ Rocky and a live band.

This festive event is one of the highlights of our summer Solstice celebration at the heart of Alaska’s Interior calendar. In addition to the costumed runners are a select set of competitive runners, some using this race to qualify for the race circuit Alaska wide, including Mt. Marathon and others. And if that’s not great enough on its own, scholarships go out to 4 runners recently graduated from High School to support them in their college pursuits. Not limited to college athletes, this scholarship is a beautiful booster for the students.

Among the highlights:

We are looking for the drone footage taken at this year’s event. If you know the camera person, please CONTACT US.

OUR JOB: Capture the starting line runners from a strategic angle, above the starting line and far enough away to capture the massive amount of people waiting at the UAF starting location. Catch the best costumes during the costume contest, and the top 3 finishers in each of the men’s category and women’s. Have as much fun as possible at the peak of summer’s festivities.

TECHNICAL DETAILS: Used a 600 mm Tamron lens from up on a 12-foot ladder, approximately 150 meters from starting line.

See race results at Midnight Sun Run’s official website, and follow them on their Facebook fan page.

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Family Fun Day by ACCA, co-Sponsored by MAC FCU

Ready for the most fun since school got out? Annual event hosted by ACCA. If I could only share 1 thing about this event with you it would be the ACCA employee laying on a huge beach ball. As she deflates it she says, “This is the hardest part of my job.” Her actual job? Screening children for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This organization does amazing things for families in needs, and a gathering like this echos their love for the community. For the 6th year in a row, they take over the school grounds at Denali Elementary in downtown Fairbanks for a free day of fun. Co-Sponsored by the following, including MAC Federal Credit Union who hired us to be there, we are seriously impressed with the community love. Add it to your calendar and keep your eyes peeled. Your kids will be disappointed if you don’t bring them along!