Monday, August 27, 2012

A welcome to anyone who saw my graphic on Ayn Rand's book on Facebook. My blogs are all linked out above. see the links? 

Yes they are strange and varied.

My best graphical one is Tallapoosa Electric which is my ongoing quest to get a local monopoly to apologize for saying they did not care what their customer, me, thought.

My second favorite of my graphics:
My longest running blog is Aimless blog. All are linked above. You will probably find them inscrutable or boring, but they deserve a hit or two.  THANK YOU.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happily Blogging and Interneting Away

With no purpose in mind this time, I am truly happily blogging again. I just wrote a piece that attempted to purge my soul over on my Aimless blog. I am happily updating my Sandwich blog with the essentials of TRUTH as I know it. In fact this blog entry really belongs there in the Sandwich, but with a little less mayonnaise.

I am even going full throttle with my Television Blog after starts and stops while learning the best process. That one is turning out to be the most fun of all. I haven't seen these videotapes which I am posting for years. I hope nothing stops me until I am finished with the full set. So far I have done a few CNN clips, a few test clips, and I am working on a complete behind the scenes Disney World Nancy Kerrigan (the figure skater known best for being bashed in the leg before the Olympics and allowed to participate by pure faith, pushing Michelle Kwan out of the games). She was quite endearing at the time for those who have patience enough to get to know her. Otherwise, you could look at the News coverage of her which bashed her worse than her knee had been bashed after her "gaffe" on the Olympics stand. We all have our failures, but "being real" was not one of Nancy's. Other than lots of oddity type clips like Nancy Kerrigan's live feed, or a short clip of Anderson Cooper practicing his script when he was such a young man, I have basically CNN backhaul feed stuff (or wild feed stuff) from their early days before they had competition. I am sure this is absolutely unique. When I was posting a few things on Nancy Kerrigan on YouTube, it was amazing how quickly someone picked up my taped feed of her phone call with President Clinton. Who would guess that would be such a unique or interesting clip to someone? I now have that one posted with better quality elsewhere and accessible from my TV Blog. I'll not use YouTube anymore unless I have to. The people that comment on there make it seem like they are a rabble of ne'er-do-wells. Pearls before swine. :)

I have Beatles, mainly solo Beatles, but am trying to post only things I have not seen elsewhere on YouTube. Every Johnny Carson clip I have have come across so far that I thought was interesting, had already been posted on YouTube somewhere if you did the correct search, who knew? Every person appearing so far has a fan base that posts clips that they have. How odd!

Translating and uploading my videos takes time but it is an enjoyable activity. It is very relaxing. It is what every hobby should be.

I discovered what a great resource for ideas and thought Facebook could be. Who knew? Again you have to put some time into it. But after finding the right mix of "friends," I have such an enjoyable time there. No kidding, I have a Facebook experience that is so different from and so much better than what I ever thought it would be.

I like my online presence. Remember that when they come to arrest me for what I've said on here. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

You May Not Remember but....

Actually, you may not remember this graphic from the presidential race in 1999. I have been trying to forget it myself ever since but, alas, it keeps coming back to me late at night when the onion soup I had at dinner starts to bother me. I'm sure you don't remember the following graphic which may well be the first animated presidential graphic in history, done for the Al Gore campaign. I don't know. I seem to be documenting things that no one would really ever care about on my Television Warehouse blog, so why not here, too.

I guess this is pretty historic since the Internet was so decisive in the next winning Democratic presidential campaign. Oh, I thought about rewording that sentence, but it stands true no matter how you read it.
And I guess the part that people really don't know is that I would have been ambassador to Sri Lanka if Gore had purchased lawyers a bit more convincing, or perhaps purchased a few Supreme Court judges. You see.... I had a graphic long before Gore's animated gif and the copyright fees were payable to me upon the successful conclusion of the campaign. You see my DeVore 2000 celebration had the following graphic first:

Actually, I say it was long before Gore's graphic but I really mean it was a month or so after I first noticed it, and was in fact a paste up job copying their original graphic. It was done on the fly to capture a nice gig in Sri Lanka, which I would have had as forensic animated gif technogy was in it's infancy. Yet fate did not smile upon me in Florida.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rampant Letters

I still have a pretty old desktop computer I use as a video editor now for my TV Blog. I do almost everything else on my portable stuff now. When I first got this particular desktop, something went drastically wrong. It kept typing in things at random in search boxes, etc.  I could not figure this out for a while but it finally came to me that somehow the speech recognition software was on. I figured this out when I was talking on the phone and it typed a few words that I had actually said. So, previously, it had been interpreting sounds around me, like the TV set or music, as text. I decided to open up Microsoft Word and see how this thing worked. I did not know how to turn it off at the time so my composition begins as frustration. The nonsense that turned out as I tried to speak as clearly as possible was pretty funny. I laughed a bit. I repeated one sentence over and over for a while. I tried to say one sentence "I'm going to send this to my friend. His name is Ike." or something like that. I was just trying to say it very clearly to get it to get just one sentence correct. It never did. I consider this my first truly randomly aimless composition:
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Dannemeyer can be used on the game can be used the game you were some time, really doesn’t 
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I am going to send this to a friend of mine his name is my first press that servers.  I’m going to see in this era randomized his name his eyes were some the I want to see NBA is the ground by these changes five or so it really. 
Steve Wong seven and the and of the things that can be done with the the that the. 
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I’m going to send this to random time may I his name is on you.  In the be in new page.  Debate style taxes and the the the the book the key to bear in.  Bugs bunny 40 be on the between now be the now between the e-mail between the e-mail between now beginning be the now is the Walt Disney meeting is.  First they.