Digital Black - dark code. The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate performing a specific task or solving a given problem. There is an ongoing debate on the extent to which the writing of programs is an art form, a craft, or an engineering discipline. However, only recently have some scientists begun to ask if computer programs, i.e. viruses, are not a form of artificial life - a self-replicating organism.
A lonely palm tree in San Francisco / California, in black and white. Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations.
Ice Cold Ice - or a perfect sunset in California. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.
The Roaring Twenties is a phrase used to refer to the 1920s in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, characterizing the decade's distinctive cultural edge in New York City, Chicago, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and many other major cities during a period of sustained economic prosperity.
A stone plate on a building in Lisbon / Portugal. Something from 1686. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.