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Free Publicity - and Worth it!

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Throw BlogDogIt A BoneI have been having fun with the BlogDogIt "Friends - Link Exchange" (over to the right there - in case you missed it.)[smiley:;)] I have made several friends and have hopefully generated some traffic for them. I also have them to thank for bringing visitors to BlogDogIt by virtue of their display of the "BlogDogIt Tag" on their site, as part of the "Throw BlogDogIt A Bone" initiative.

I was facing a delima in that I had several links posted in the link exchange simply because they contained links back to BlogDogIt while not actually displaying the "BlogDogItTag." I still want to promote those sites but I really feel that the "Friends - Link Exchange" needs to stay true to its intended purpose.

Today I completed what I think to be a fine solution: I call it "Friendly Ad Roller" and right now it is displayed in the upper left corner of every page. This feature displays a randomly selected link-back graphic to one of our friend's websites. The pool of ads contains the official link exchange participants as well as other folks that I would like to bring to your attention.


Scroll this Box for the full "Rotation" of available Ads.

Shining the spotlight on friends of BlogDogIt.com

If you would like your site in this spotlight - just ask.
If you wish to be removed - same deal.

webmaster®BlogDogIt.com

 

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...a Trickfest, I tell ya!

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Welcome to the world of opticals!It's stuff like this that has me keeping an eye on OpticalSpy. This amazing video is chocked full of visual effects, trick photography and WTF-nots you just have to see it to not believe it! I know, 7 and a half minutes is a lot to commit to a random YouTube vid but hit play and if you are like me you will be wishing there was more when it ends.

This could go viral!

Visit Optical Spy - World Of Opticals

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Console Living Room

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The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

Portal To Another DimensionThe home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many.

Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again. Simply click on the screenshot or "Emulate This" button for each individual cartridge, and on modern browsers the games will just start to run. As nostalgia, a teaching tool, or just plain fun, you'll find hundreds of the games that started a billion-dollar industry.

These games are best enjoyed in an up to date version of a modern browser. Currently, there is no sound in the games, although that feature will be added soon. Please read carefully regarding key mappings of the games and programs, to use them in your browser.

Simply click on a system below to browse through available games and cartridges and try them out. Where possible, links to manuals and additional information are available for reference.

Click Your Console - Revisit Your Youth.

http://Archive.org

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Speaking of CFLs...

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I was casually reviewing the video portfolio of our friend Tom Durham and discovered a spoof commercial he made for a client espousing the benefits of Compact Florescent Lights.
You gotta see this...

Click the Title Card below to watch the video on Tom's site.

the-modern-family-lightbulbs
Source: http://work.tomdurham.com

Tom Durham

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And I Quote . . .

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" If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor "

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Found in the article: "Tutu’s Torch" - WalkingWithTheAlligators

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Tutu  http://www.searchquotes.com

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95ers - The Creative Spark

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Regular visitors to BlogDogIt know that I am perhaps the worlds biggest fan of Thomas Durham and his indie film project 95ers. I just got word of a new documentary by Lynda.com about the making of this masterpiece (via an email from 95ers Universe.) I share with you their introduction below:

Greetings time travelers!  We are saving the world from timespace paradoxes and doing our bit to support artists and storytellers everywhere!  One of the mighty pulsars in the creative community, Lynda.com, heard about the 95ers story and descended on producer/director Tom Durham’s house to film a documentary on the topic…

So, here it is:

Please share this with sci-fi fans, struggling artists, and normal humans everywhere.  Tom tried to get them to put more in about the awesomeness of the collaborators on the project, but Lynda was razor focused on Tom’s own goofiness.  It’s a huge honor to be featured in this video series, so many thanks to everyone who part of this.

The Creative Spark: Tom Durham, Indie Filmmaker from lynda.com on Vimeo.

Tom Durham didn't start out naïve or inexperienced. As the head of a media department responsible for creating commercial advertisements and other videos, he had legitimate production skills. He was also ready and willing to devote all his waking time and money to a side project.

But into his fifth year of making his first feature-length movie, 95ers, Tom realized he might be in over his head. This sci-fi epic required a full crew, not to mention elaborate sets, miniatures, and intense visual effects and compositing work.

Just when it seemed like he might never be able to release a complete version of the movie, he turned to Kickstarter. There he found an unexpected outpouring of financial support and an entirely new audience for his film.

Listen to Tom tell his story and see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from 95ers in this installment of The Creative Spark.

95ers Blog Permalink: http://95ers.com/engage/sweet-new-doc-on-95ers/

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And I Quote...

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" Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. "


William Jennings Bryan
American Politician, (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925)

WIKIPEDIA: William Jennings Bryan

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