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Welcome To Oaklandon

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The Oaklandon Blog

I have always liked the Town of Oaklandon, Indiana. In the late 1970's I was employed by Lawrence Parks Department and was often tasked with mowing the grass, picking up litter and emptying trash barrels at the Oaklandon Road "Play Park" (beneath the landmark water tower on the corner of Broadway Street.) Many years ago my wife and I had the chance to move out of the Near East Side of Indianapolis and found a charming "fixer-upper" in Oaklandon and continue to enjoy this town.

From what I have been able to gather, Oaklandon, Indiana has a very interesting history. However, it has not been very easy finding specific information about our town on the internet. It occurs to me that fellow community members might never learn many of the interesting facts about our community due to the disbursed nature of available information. I have decided to create this website as a way to consolidate the available information and hopefully learn more in my quest to build and maintain this website. It is my sincere hope that you might find it useful and entertaining.

Thank you for checking out the website. Visit Historic Oaklandon and environs when you get the chance and experience the home-town vibe for yourself.

http://oaklandon.deburger.com/

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Getting ZealFied

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ZealFied

Hassann Tariq

It may not have been common knowledge but I have long been a fan of the Dubstep / Trance / Trap sound. From my early days of collecting CMF and MOD files through the BBS's I have often found myself absorbed in the enjoyment of the strangely comforting demonstrations of digitally derived sounds.

When I discovered the many works of ZealFied (Hassaan Tariq) I was drawn as a moth to a flame. ZealFied offers a broad spectrum of sound files featuring, fresh, finished arrangements that suggest to me a devoted artist worthy of following. Thanks to Soundcloud, ZealFied has developed a ready platform to share these jewels.

Equally as appealing are the associated graphic images for his articles. It was the desire to share these images that "sealed the deal" for shining the BlogDogIt Spotlight on this incredible talent. Found tucked away on the Pakistani edge of the World Wide Web; I am glad to share this discovery with you. 

Enjoy!

Sights and Sounds of Hassaan Tariq

Click On Image For Soundcloud Page

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zealfied/

Tumblr: http://zealfied.tumblr.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZealFied.DJ

 

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Get Sniffed!

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Wanna Sniff?I am not sure if it is the BlogDogIt in me or what, but when I discovered that Jerry E. Beuterbaugh had put Grayson (pictured left) to work cataloging websites for SiteHoundSniffs.com I wanted to get sniffed too. A comment/request to Jerry over at As The Crackerhead Crumbles and lickety-split BlogDogIt was included in that directory of websites.

If you have been blogging for any length of time at all you are no doubt familiar with blog directories and hub-sites that list and categorize various websites. What makes SiteHoundSniffs.com unique is that all sites listed are vetted for safety and legitimacy by the Site Hound himself. While many such sites are dynamic, database-driven, "submit-it-yourself" joints, SiteHoundSniffs is a labor of love; a manually compiled list of interesting websites.

Aside from the K-9 references in our site names, BlogDogIt and SiteHoundSniffs have much in common. We both exist to offer suggestions on internet destinations in a format designed to entertain. While BlogDogIt is a bit more random in its approach, SiteHoundSniffs is working to organize and categorize based on country of origin and a wealth of categories that include Arts/Crafts, Beliefs, Birding/Wildlife, Entertainment, Gardening/Plants, Historical, Jewelry, Literary, Pets/Livestock, Photography, Sewing, Sports, Tech, Travel/Adventure, Unusual and Many, Many More! At the time of this writing there were nearly 1800 suggested websites (with no end in sight.)

If you would like to be listed just contact Jerry E. Beuterbaugh and give him permission to reproduce your site's header for even greater exposure. You better believe I will be perusing this directory of "Hound Sniffed" destinations - looking for websites to shine our very own  BlogDogIt Spotlight upon.

Please Visit:

Wanna Sniff?

 

 

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Panning For Content

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Nugget HunterThere are somewhere in the neighborhood of a bazillion content aggregators and/or click-bait farms. It does not take  a long exploration of those types of sites before you must only conclude they are in it for the money. It's your clicks putting money into their coffers. Quite often you will discover that time spent at such websites only results in a time loss you will never get back; as you seek to learn the facts of a story that may never deliver in any way, shape, manner or form, as suggested by the hyperbola designed to draw you in to a cyber-world likely created by robotic harvesters of all that the internet has to offer (and not in a good way.)

I would never say that there is anything wrong with sharing content found on the internet. In fact, if not for the practice BlogDogIt would feature far fewer posts and be way more boring. The difference between the run of the mill content aggregator and your truly is I only share those things of interest to me, with the sincere hope they will be of interest to you. Those who follow BlogDogIt with any degree of regularity will know this to be true. You will also know that discoveries I share tend to be from off the beaten path (and occasionally, simply off-beat.)

LonelyBlogs.comEver since I shared the LonelyBlogs blog feed community with you I have made it a practice to regularly visit the site - mostly to admire the BlogDogIt link consistently appearing among the "Top promoters" of LonelyBlogs.com (shameless, I know.)

In my many visits to that feed page I have noticed quite a few prolifically posting bloggers - many of which I have started visiting on a somewhat regular basis. Among these there has been one particular blogger that I have actually come to be actively on the lookout for because - without fail - I have found his post to be entertaining, informative, interesting and/or unique. I am referring to the internet explorer Renard Moreau and his "exuberant" blog "The Chronicles Of Renard." Billed as "A Happy Exploration of the Blogosphere" it is easy to see why his approach to blogging strikes a chord with that which I purport to purvey.

 

A Happy Exploration of the Blogosphere

Renard Moreau

 

The topic selections on "The Chronicles Of Renard" are as varied as they are voluminous and include Blogging Advice, Technology, Music, News, Entertainment News, Sports News, Photography, Health and much more. Renard's philosophy on content selection tends to favor the "evergreen" which means "The Chronicles Of Renard" is an awesome place to dig for gold. The mere fact that this prolific explorer of the inter-webs has been at it since 2013 means, this my friends is a mother-lode.

It is a Blogger blog platform utilizing Disqus commenting - so it is not your 'old-shoe' wordpress site - but get in there and get involved. If you find something that interest you (which will probably be the result of the first page-load) leave Mr. Renard a comment (he will appreciate that and very likely tell you so.) Tell him BlogDogIt sent you... that's what I'd do anyway.

Why not visit The Chronicles Of Renard today?
 

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Even The Best Vloggers Suck Sometimes

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Mikhael Ro - From Florida

When you say you are giving someone the benefit of the doubt aren't you really saying that you doubt them but in a way you want to believe? That is really a skeptical outlook - sort of - I'll admit that. But when I first started following the exploits of Mikhael Ro I had doubts. I am not actually even sure how I came to click the "subscribe button" on his YouTube Channel.  However, I have made it a point to check out his videos as they get posted because - well, because... - let's just say - I do, okay? It was not until he presented his groundbreaking documentary titled "Vacuuming a Bed" did I know for sure that this was going to be a channel to watch.

I have no doubt that this video is the only video of vacuuming a bed I have ever come across on the internet. I am sure I could probably come up with another if I resorted to some of those highly overrated search engine sites but thanks to the bold initiative demonstrated by Mikhael Ro I cannot ever imagine resorting to any such search. I suspect this video on vacuuming a bed to be the pinnacle of this rather unique art form.

Kudos Mr. Ro! I only hope your assistant (featured in this clip) sees fit to return to you the valuable treasure you recovered while producing this film; I must say you have earned it (and more!) You have certainly earned the BlogDogIt Spotlight and all the popularity, pride and prestige that is sure to come your way as a result.

Please enjoy the video embedded below:

 

You have to understand folks, that household chore videos are not the everyday fare of this up and coming vlogger but this offering should let us all know - in no uncertain terms - that Mikhael Ro has a camera and is not afraid to use it in his quest to take the internet by storm. Visit his little corner of the World Wide Web and let him take you around Tampa and environs to show you the sights. Take virtual hold of his MagicBand pass to Disney World and see what a guy who has practically grown up in the park points his lens toward while there.

You can (and should) follow Mikhael Ro on the following:
YouTube
Wordpress
Google +
Twitter

 

 

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This Bloke Craics Me Up

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With literally countless podcasts available throughout the internet it's always a wonder that you ever come across one you really, truly want to follow. You know what I mean...

Graham MackI have been a subscriber to the Graham Mack YouTube Channel  for several months now and it occurs to me that this guy needs more followers and you guys need more craic-ing.

The Graham Mack avenue of internet exploration is one I highly advise all aficionados of funny to follow, pursue and peruse. With that: BlogDogIt shines its Spotlight on "Mack's Craic" - the blog portion of the Graham Mack Media Empire.


So who is this Graham Mack fellow?


Graham is the Program Director and Breakfast Show host at BOB fm  in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Bucking-hamshire.

It all started one day in 1991 when he was working as an an air-conditioning engineer in Sydney Australia. He came home from work and said to his wife, “I’ve had the radio on in the van today; I reckon I could do that!”

Read more from the Graham Mack - Bio

 

Enough with the facts, let's get on with the show...

How an air-conditioning mechanic in Sydney Australia became an award winning broadcaster in Britain; Part 221.
 
In 1996, I was presenting a weekend show on 2GO, the local commercial radio station on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. All afternoon I'd been giving away tickets to a rodeo, you just had to answer a Wild West themed question to win. Just before the end of the show, the promotions director stuck his head around the studio door and said, "One more set of tickets HAS to be won, the next caller MUST be a winner. The correct answer is "Buffalo Bill", help them if you have to!" - This call became one of my most popular requests.



The Source:https://youtu.be/dTA9cSb3HoA

 


The Garrison Keillor of the Home Counties? You decide...

 

Graham Mack; BOB fm Episodes 1 to 6, 2016
    Published on Jul 6, 2016

Paula Abdul gets puked on; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; The longest day; The pagan who let himself down; Why you should never ride a bike naked; The Avocado crime wave; Kids don’t get the freedom we got to create great memories; Food served but not on plates; The invasion of the killer hornets; How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; Why they shouldn’t be searching for the missing EgyptAir plane’s black box; The reason the Queen gets two birthdays; An amazing lost and found story; How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre; The best way to have pancakes; David Cameron is not dead; Fancy dress stories; Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Justice for the 96.


The Source: https://youtu.be/2Ivcy-COuf4

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Now Get Craicing!:

https://grahammack.wordpress.com/
@GrahamMack
http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/user/mackmedialimited
http://www.bobfm.co.uk/on-air/breakfast/

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Starting out "Larval"

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How To Become A HackerWhile checking-in on How To Become A Hacker  by Eric Steven Raymond  (via the glider link in the footer of this site,) I was pleased to see a new addition to the file as noted in its Revision History:

How To Become A Hacker
 
Eric Steven Raymond
Revision History
   Revision 1.50 19 July 2015 esr
   Added link to: "
Let's Go Larval".

One visit to "Let's Go Larval" and I could see why ESR found it necessary to update his page on How To Become A Hacker and so - likewise - we shine the BlogDogIt spotlight on this diamond-in-the-rough, upstart hacker. Geeks of every stripe will appreciate the skillz on display by Rebekah Yoder in her blog project which she bills as: "Adventures in programming from a Linux/Mac perspective. Half how-to, half me talking to myself."

Jim the Penguin is an original creation by Rebekah and CC BY-SA licensed - in keeping with the hacker/open-source spirit. Click on that fellow below to enter the larval-stage  as this particular programmer publicly passes through her pupal stage in pursuit of her goal of becoming a developer extraordinaire.

BlogDogIt will be "going larval" and joins Rebekah in inviting you to do the same...

Enjoy! Let's Go Larval Adventures in programming from a Linux/Mac perspective. Half how-to, half me talking to myself.

Creative Commons LicenseJim the Linux Penguin by Rebekah Yoder is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

 

 

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Waxing Poetic with Barry

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Barry WaxIn all my years of blogging I have never had anyone flat-out ask me to share their work with the readers BlogDogIt.com until I came across Barry Wax and his blog called "Short Stories by Barry Wax." Barry Wax is a colorful figure of a man whose work with words runs the gamut from humor and poetry to politics and free-association thinking out-loud prose. A labor of love to be sure!

I do enjoy sharing interesting discoveries - that much is a fact known by all who frequent this place - so I told Barry I would poke around his prolific pile of posting and pick something particularly pleasing. I found the following poem to be a prime example of Mr. Wax's way with words and hope that you enjoy...


 

The Dawning of Manhood - by Barry Wax

manhoodIt hides in the lair asleep for many years,
Undisturbed and waiting heightened by the fears.

Timid at first and now reigning with desire,
A growing ember of light and fire.

The emotions driven by hormones mixed to extreme,
That and feeling of rejections and things done that were mean.

Boiling in a pot and stewing with time,
It was the perfect scenario of things to come, the sign.

And then the crisis and the mixture of dread,
All senses at high alert and a tortured human now fed.

Fed up with the role he played for the cat and the fiddle,
Fed up with the sitting on the post as a child in the middle.

He took a stand and blurted out the words he would soon regret,
Words with emotion and boiling over, the words he wanted to forget.

And once said he felt the weight taken off his back,
He stood straight and tall and that sir is the fact.

A man you say, a man ready for the road ahead,
A man who now was prepared although there was some dread,

You cannot go back as it is now written on the wall,
Come to grips with the responsibility of your standing,
stand tall.

 


Illustration: "Manhood" by masodo@BlogDogIt

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A Day In The Life... Supporting Indie Film

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Kyle Hester - Actor, ProducerA prime example of the many benefits in supporting and promoting independent filmmakers came to me a little while back in the form of a new twitter follower by the name of  Kyle Hester.

A visit to Kyle's twitter feed will show him in a relentless promotion of his latest Acting / Producing project Burden of Freedom, which promises a gripping story in support of PTSD awareness. You should check out the film's Sizzle Reel/Preview and support the project via their GoFundMe efforts, if you are so inclined.

It was through this vein of exploration that I happened upon Mr. Hester's Acting Reel and therein discovered a sparkling gem of a short film:

A Day in the Life of Plain Jen...

You may take the girl out of Chicago but you will never
take Chicago out of the girl.

Kyle Hester - Actor, ProducerJen is set in her ways even after relocating, but ultimately gives in to her cousin / coworker's coaxing to glam it up in an effort to join the West-Coast "in" crowd. Jen is portrayed by the film's writer and producer  Carrie Lynn Certa; a role that seems as comfortable as an old pair of sneakers for this very talented actress. Of course the character draws heavily on Carrie's own personality and as such results in a completely believable portrayal. Small wonder then that A Day in the Life of Plain Jen and Carrie Lynn Certa (Ursa Productions) were awarded the 2011 Accolade Competition's Award of Excellence for Leading Actor.

Kyle Hester offers up a note-worthy performance himself as Matthew, Jen's primary "plot complication." Together this match-up results in an explosive "chemical" reaction that leaves jaws, walls and furniture arrangements feeling the effects of their having come together. This action packed short film is expertly produced with precious little indicators of its independent origins.

Having seen the behind the scenes reel prior to watching the actual finished production I probably did myself no favors - beyond getting to know the cast and crew a little bit better, going in - but it was all the motivation I needed to seek out this brilliant example of independent cinema and I am so glad I did.

This was a very entertaining diversion and great fun to watch. I regret that I came to this creation too late to catch it on the festival circuit but I have no doubt that every screening room was witness to a smiling public exiting afterward convinced they had just experienced some 21 minutes well spent.

Thanks to Kyle Hester and  Vimeo I can happily encourage you to treat yourself to this inspired work of art.

Enjoy!

The Video: https://vimeo.com/27131607

Now, don't miss: BTS: A Day in the Life of Plain Jen

#supportindiefilm

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Take Time with Gabor Dvornik

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Gabor DvornikI am just watching the game,
sometimes hunting for the right moment.
You can find me in each and every
capture I make.
- G. Dvornik

My previous post featured compelling image and words by Hungarian Photographer Gabor Dvornik as originally shared with Kendall Person's "The Neighborhood" Blog.

The collection of images shared to the world by this creative genius is as staggering as it is captivating. I implore you to treat your eyes, your mind, your heart and your soul to his extraordinary work.

You say you don't have the time for Gabor Dvornik? You do now...

Enjoy!

The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNVJ07W9kZ0

The Links:

@GaborDvornik
WIX
YouTube
PHOTODOM

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