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Seamless Realities

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It has been a lot of fun (if not a bit like work) over on the Belgium Cyberspace-Archeological Dig Site. I am nearly through the websites beginning with the letter "A" and already feel as though I am getting familier with the Dutch internet scene of a decade ago (or there abouts.) I have been bookmarking as I go and intend to make those links available here on BlogDogIt. That should give the casual Cyberspace-Archeologist a taste of the sorts of artifacts that are to be discovered by the hard-core web-hound. It is a very time consuming project but I have been making a point to post links to highlight some of the goodies so as to show the dig is producing results. (Be sure to check the growing list of those links in the comments section of that story.)

Proving once again that masodo is Scouring the Globe to bring the BlogDogIt followers "Quality Content From A Bit Off The Beaten Path"®, I wanted to share a slide-show of the unique and curious works of the Canadian born artist Rob Gonsalves. I was treated to a very nice collection of his works when I visited Webcome to Achille's pages (in the site's section intitled "SEAMLESS PICS.") A further investigation of Gonsalves brought me to the Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery, Dealers in Limited Edition Giclées featuring the works of this very talented artist.

I am bringing you 21 images that caught my eye. (You may have seen some of these before.)

Enjoy!

The Artwork of Rob Gonslaves

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Cyberspace-Archeology - "The Dig"

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Mijn Telenet

While poking around the outskirts of McKenna's All Weather Haulage I came across a treasure trove in the form of a list of links for user websites from the Belgian ISP, telenet. I have begun a preliminary excavation of the site and so far have been finding many valuable artifacts. The following BlogDogIt posts represent some of the earliest prizes:

While there are certainly many dead links, there is enough active content to keep a cyber explorer such as myself amused and optimistic for discovery. So most of the sites are Dutch language and many are relating to defunct enterprises of one form or another. There are several sites that represent what can only be described as amateur dabbling in the html black arts.

There is no telling what you might find so use your mouse as your shovel and join the dig! I am including the page http://users.telenet.be/ in an iFrame below. If you find something good post the lucky link in the comment section at the end of this article.

Can You Dig It?

Dig-in but be cautious! Random web-surfing is not for the faint of heart. Be sure your Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware are actively working to protecting you from those hazards of the internet. Do not forget your babelfish or other preferred Rosetta Stone - you just might need it.

Watch your step!

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August Gillé - Remembered

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“Geld betekent niets. Ik moet de dauw aan mijn tenen voelen”. (A. Gillé)
"Money means nothing. I need to feel the dew on my toes."

August Gillé (1892-1989)               August Gillé (1892-1989)

A brief introduction to the great work of the 'forgotten' Belgian artist
August Gillé (1892-1989).
Painter, sculptor, poet, writer.

Edition : Rudolf Dierckx Content : Dominik Lybaert
http://augustgille.com/
Music : Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 "Pathetique


Source: http://users.telenet.be/A.-GILLE/gille.htm

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Resetting The BlogDogIt Clock

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For the record: I've updated the web site clock to log Eastern Standard Time instead of Mountain Standard Time (as it has been ever since the beginning of this site.)

Your System Time

 

For interested GeekLoggers:
I added the following code to my siteconfig.php file (after the "$_CONF['default_charset']" LINE:


$_CONF['timezone'] = 'US/Eastern';


Time displayed above using the Javascript shown below:
(which I assume is showing your system's time.)

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Expecting The Unexpected

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Expecting The Unexpected

I was looking at my server-stats page and noticed I had a new referrer bringing several thousand hits to BlogDogit.com.

Normally referrer spam is a big problem for blogs and I am using several methods to help combat this phenomenon. Today I noticed I had a new referrer among the Top10 and this got my attention. I never recommend visiting a referrer based on a log entry (this after all is what the spammers are hoping you will do) but this was major "hitage" that I wanted to get to the bottom of. So donning my internet detective cap I discovered that these hits were the result of someone in a high profile forum direct-linking to one of the Philosohoraptor images hosted by BlogDogIt.com. (See the Philosohoraptor widget in masodo's musings topic.)

Once I made this discovery I went directly into Photoshop and crafted a replacement image (shown in the screen grab above.) I simply added the Hosted-By Tag at the bottom of the linked image (of course I could have replaced it with any image - but I play fair) [smiley:;)]

I would like to welcome all the new visitors brought to BlogDogIt
via the free publicity and will only say:

Go 49ers!


http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/172861-what-unusual-reid-selection/

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Testing Domino Magnification Theory

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Domino Magnification - J. M. J. van Leeuwen 
Abstract: The conditions are investigated under which a row of increasing dominoes is able to keep tumbling over. The analysis is restricted to the simplest case of frictionless dominoes that only can topple not slide. The model is scale invariant, i.e. dominoes and distance grow in size at a fixed rate, while keeping the aspect ratios of the dominoes constant. The maximal growth rate for which a domino effect exist is determined as a function of the mutual separation.


Dutch Science Quiz tests a theory — and nabs a world record in the process.

The Domino EffectHans Van Leeuwen of Leiden University in the Netherlands, published a paper online showing that, theoretically, dominoes could have a size ratio of up to 2:1. That's in an ideal (and probably unrealistic) situation. The team at the Dutch Science Quiz wanted to test the theory. So they built some really huge dominos (the largest is 26 feet high and weighs over 1000 pounds), the above video segment shows what happened.

Source story: physicsbuzz
Video Source: http://www.wetenschap24.nl/

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Quicksand [PubDom Cinema]

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Quicksand


Source: The Internet Archive

An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. [IMDB]

Suggested By Jeff Kaplan - Archive.org Blog:
http://blog.archive.org/2010/09/21/little-known-classics-you-need-to-watch/

Download in 512Kb MPEG4 format [326.7MB]

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Boy and Dog 2 - (Legomation)

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Special Guest Stars

Boy and Dog 2 - By Brodyn
Brodyn's Second Animation Project -
Directed by Papaw 
[100px X 70px scaled to 500px X 375px]

Boy and Dog are back for their next adventure. In this episode a romp in the park turns disasterous as the blob monster from beneath the Earth has his own ideas about the game of fetch. Papaw directed from the camera position and Brodyn did the animation work. More fun times with Brodyn at Papaw's house. Enjoy!

Lobby Card

[ Download the higher-rez 250px X 188px version 2.9MB ]

Don't Miss: Alien Wars - (Legomation)

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