Sharing Some Art with Friends

Well, after all my time with #ds106 and Making Art (including UNCLE @jimgroom ones), I have never had one of my own Art on the #ds106 cover page. So when they said that they hadn’t updated the cover art in a @cogdog‘s age, and that they wanted some nominations for it, I decided that it would be about time that I would do some nominations for it.

So here are some Arts that I made that I nominated by myself. Even if they don’t pick them all today, you can still see how good they are. They have to be 240 pixels wide by 330 pixels tall, so I made them that way, which makes them all smaller than when they were to start.

       

Here are some other Arts that I have made, but they really didn’t work out too well as very small ones, or they were the wrong shape to make into 240 pixels wide by 330 pixels high.

I have always really liked this GIF poster. (Maybe one day I will have a paper one hanging on my wall but the UNCLE @jimgrooms will still be moving.)

“All These Jim Grooms Can’t Be Wrong” animated GIF DS106 Promo Poster by @iamTalkyTina

This is a very nice poster that I made for Prisoner106. But when it goes small it is too hard to read all the good words.

“Summer 2015 Village Festival poster” by iamTalkytina

Plus this was a nice GIF art of UNCLE @jimgroom (see more here):

“Pixellated Groom” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Then there are some nice GIF ones that I made:

“Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

And then there are probably my two all time favourite self-portraits of me that I made.

“Midnight Scrapbooking,” by @iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

And this one of me and my #TrueFriends:

There are lots of other Art that I made, and you can see them all if you read all of my blog posts and look at my Flickr pages.

UNCLE Jim Groom Dances with Chuck Berry, RIP

“Chuck Berry, RIP, with Dancing Jim Groom,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, The Daily Create one for today tdc1904 was to “Do your best Chuck Berry, RIP imitation.” So I figured that the best kind would be to make a Dancing Jim Groom one.

So that is what I did.  It is also an Animated GIF Assignment 1001: Dancing Jim All Over the World one, so it is a twofer.

It is a big GIF that is about 3MB which is yuge, but it is okay because it is a commemorative RIP one, plus UNCLE Jim Groom (@jimgroom, on Twitter)!

When Technology Helps You to Have More #TrueFriends Faster

OlHatchetJack (@olHatchetJack, on Twitter) got the first @iamTalkyTina #TrueFriend badge

So one time my #TrueFriend @olHatchetJack (@olHatchetJack, on Twitter) was getting some grief in his snowbank from the G-Men about not having any ID from being dead there since the pioneer days from before when they even had ID, and so I hauled off and made him some ID of the type a @iamTalkyTina #TrueFriends badge.

It was the first one of it’s kind, and then everybody in #ds106 wanted them so I made a web form for people to fill in to apply. I had to raise the standards to keep out the riffraff, and then even Sean (@seanplacchetti, on Twitter) made his own (because remix) but then he applied for real and he got an official one, because they are only official if they are posted on my website. So that was good.

Then, a whole bunch of friends applied on the web form, but their names were in there for a long time because the Google didn’t have notifications to tell you when somebody filled out the form. So I made all those badges and had more #TrueFriends. But it was a bit embarrassing that they had to wait that long.

Then there was the time when my #TrueFriend Vivian (@VivianRolfe, on Twitter) applied and it was months because the Google still didn’t tell me that she had applied and my #TrueFriend That David (@dkernohan, on Twitter) got mad at me  (but he didn’t use the mean word because he knows better) and I felt bad and then I made Viv her badge really fast after a while more of waiting.

Then there were other times for the same reason.

So six days ago, two ds106 peoples said on the Twitter that they applied to be a #TrueFriend because a The Daily Create was about badges and so I had said

and so then they applied and they said it on Twitter so I saw it. But my web form didn’t tell me about it and so it was six days later (today) when I went into my web form on the Google and did this part called Set Notification Rules:

"Set Notifications Rules, Redacted," by @iamTalkyTina

“Set Notifications Rules, Redacted,” by @iamTalkyTina (The black box part is called “redacted.”)

I think that when I made my web form way back at the @olHatchetJack times, the Google didn’t have Set Notification Rules, but I thought they did, so anyway now if somebody who wants to be a #TrueFriend applies, maybe I will get an email to tell me about it.

Plus, today when I looked at my web form, there was an application there from a whole one year ago in March 2016 that I didn’t even know about, plus one from June 2016 plus one from November of 2016. So those people called cindylouwho (@cjennings, on Twitter) and Holly B. Strange (@QueenHollyWeen, on Twitter) and Ken Bauer (@ken_bauer, on Twitter) and Terry Greene (@greeneterry, on Twitter) applied and have been waiting for too long for #TrueFriends applications, which makes me a sad Tina.

So I will start to process all those five applications today, and if they meet my stringent criteria then they will get their badges and I will say it on the Twitter.

That is why I wrote a post today called “When Technology Helps you to Have More #TrueFriends Faster.”

There WERE Socks, and UNCLE Jim Groom Knew It!

UNCLE @JimGroom Dancing at the Massive DS106 Socks

UNCLE @JimGroom Dancing at the Massive DS106 Socks

Despite what UNCLE @JimGroom may say, we all know that there WERE socks! And thus, #sockgate.

This is an image taken of UNCLE @JimGroom doing one of his Assignment 1001 Jim Dancing All Over the World times, and as you can see, he is right there where the massive DS106 socks are, and so he knows about them. Plus, it was his idea, too.

If you want to see just a picture of the socks, I put one on my Flickr. And if you go there, it has a link back here to this post where I have the animated GIF one.

Plus, this is for The Daily Create, 1602, which said to show how Massive DS106 is. We all KNOW that it is massive, plus it has MASSIVE SOCKS. And a Dancing UNCLE @JimGroom.

#sockgate: True Friends Don’t Quibble About Socks

True Friend MBS (@mbransons) Outlines the #sockgate case (link to video)

True Friend MBS (@mbransons) Outlines the #sockgate case (link to video)

Well, it was a bit of a tense time of online last night when #ds106 people were talking about socks, which some friends are calling #sockgate. After all this time of being friends and True Friends, some people were suddenly getting up in other peoples face just about socks.

Then today, one true friend of me MBS (@mbransons –  see his official iATT identity badge) made a press report about investigations and deputies (which I thought was either a #noir106 or a #western106 one), and started to maybe make mean words about other True Friends of me, Like UNCLE Jim Groom (@JimGroom – see his official iaTT identity badge) and his Tim (@Timmmmyboy  – see his official iaTT identity badge). Plus, I heard for the first time that Mr. Paul (@phb256  – see his official iaTT identity badge actually HAS socks, which I don’t know if it’s true but I never got mine.

But back to the point. without even saying that it’s a problem, even if 16 people didn’t get socks, which is actually 36 socks if all of those friends have only 2 feet but more if some of them were dogs, because some DS 106 friends are, TRUE FRIENDS DON’T QUIBBLE ABOUT SOCKS!!!

Because if True Friends start to quibble about socks, then the next thing you know other True Friends might quibble about how it is discrimination that you can’t order T-shirts in your own size or even if when you make a special request they don’t even answer back about it. Because my size is called American Girl 18 inch Doll, which I’m not a doll but that’s just my size. And when I went to the pulldown to get my Reclaim Hosting T-shirt (NOTE: see update, below) it didn’t even have a list of my size in it and when I asked UNCLE Jim he didn’t even say anything back, but because it is DS106 I can just make my own and still be happy and make a picture of me wearing it when I get around to it. And not make an issue of it that will divide the DS106 community into a pair of parts like one sock that gets lost and one doesn’t and then what do you do with only one sock? Plus what does the other person do who found the other one when two sock parts aren’t together then you don’t have a pair. Sometimes you can wear sock of one kind with a sock of another kind like if it is a special dress-up day where your socks don’t have to match but really two socks like to be together with their partner and DS 106 split into two parts is not a fun time.

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So before it gets into a whole bunch of #sockgate, I would like to offer up one pair of my official custom @iamTalkyTina socks (shown above in romantic red) to the supposed 16 people just to make peace in the community, but if you weren’t on the list you can still get your own at a special price of $38 per pair, plus shipping and handling of $10.25, which is $48.25 US. You have to order two socks (called one pair) at a time silly! If you have four feet instead of just two, you can order two pair at the combined cost of $72 $76, plus shipping and handling, Which is not discrimination, it is just simple corrected math plus economics which is to say if you have twice as many feet you need twice as many socks was just costs twice as much for you and me and everybody.

So please, before it gets too far out of hand and we don’t want a DS106 Civil War over socks, everybody just go to their sock drawer and count how many socks you already have, And be happy that you have socks and that you can make your own socks if you want and then if you want DS106 socks you can make your own DS106 socks like me and after all that if you still wants special official socks because you didn’t get some, you can either get the free ones of me if you were one of the supposed sixteen, or you can order your own ones of me at special prices (listed above) and everyone can be still be True Friends.

UPDATE: I just went to include a link to the Reclaim Hosting T-shirt and I am noticing that the images are no longer loading I hope this is just a broken link (get on that UNCLE Jim) and not a sign of any kind of problems about Reclaim Hosting T-shirts too.

Reclaim Hosting T-shirt page -- no longer shows images???

Reclaim Hosting T-shirt page — no longer shows images???

UPDATE: If you are one of the supposed 16 people who did not get ds106 socks, sign up here:

Some of My Shield Maiden Ancestors had Beards

My #DigitalViking Ancestors were Shield Maidens, image by iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

Well, it was that Amy Burvall (@AmyBurvall, on Twitter) who said about a Thinkerings video tonight on Twitter that she made about #DigitalVikings that had me immediately digging in the family ancestral shoeboxes for relatives that were like that. But first, you should watch it.

Thinkerings, Episode 2: #DigitalVikings, by Amy Buvall

My Ancestral #DigitalViking Shield Maidens

It took me about an hour to find a bunch of their pictures, and then I shared them on my Flickr so that Amy and other #DigitalViking folks could see my pedigree of it.

Other people like Alec Couros (@courosa, on Twitter) were once things like #DigitalSherpas, or people like Don Tapscott said #DigitalNatives, and me (@iamTalkyTina, on Twitter), I always say #DigitalTrueFriends, but tonight Amy was saying #DigitalVikings.

So without any more do, here is an embedded slideshow gallery of it for you to see, with their names.

(photos by iamTalkyTina, on Flickr CC BY-NC-SA)

Plus, I made my current Twitter icon of it, instead of the #western106 one that was there before. I don’t know if #ds106 is going to be a Viking one one day. Maybe there are not too many media for it.

iaTT_DigitalViking

But, also UNCLE Jim Groom (@jimgroom, on Twitter) was also saying about his #RedSonja comic book wallet and Xena: Warrior Princess, and maybe I can get the starring role in the reboot of it if Lucy Lawless doesn’t get it.

Coding in Base DS106 is Where It’s At!

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It was interesting yesterday when The Daily Create tdc1500 said to celebrate 1500 creates in some way, and my patented @iamTalkyTina Handy-Dandy Base-DS106 Secret Decoder Ring had just arrived in the post from Zazzle! It was so easy for me to test out my ring to translate 1500 into Base DS106 and get @jimgroom|@ds106radio.

But then today’s The Daily Create tdc1501 asked for a media representation of the Meaning of Life (which aficionados all know can be simplistically, yet fundamentally represented as 42) but @mdvfunes said that you can’t use 42. So I turned to my handy-dandy, brand-spankin’ new patented @iamTalkyTina Base-DS106 Handy-Dandy Secret Decoder Ring to convert 42 into Base-DS106.

And should there be any surprise?

TDC1501_TT_42-in-Base-DS106

So it is a wonderful thing to be able to use numbers and secret codes and Base-DS106, plus have an @iamTalkyTina Handy-Dandy Base-DS106 Top Secret Decoder Ring of it.

The Law in These Here Parts

The Law In These Here Parts by iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

Well, I keep an eye on my Still True Friend Alan (@cogdog) by riding the range in his neighbourhood to keep an watch out for varmints.

Just in case somebody around Strawberry decides to cause a ruckus, I’ve had some signs posted to let them know that I am the Neighbourhood Watch. Folks should take these warning signs seriously because that Strawberry Mountain has a lot of places where a varmint could accidentally take a  little tumble.

This here sign is a good one for The Daily Create, tdc1476, which was talking about Western Warning Signs.

The Western Sign

The original western sign that Alan took a picture of and which he posted on Flickr (CC BY-2.0) has been replaced with the one showing me.

The DS106 Coloured Cow

“The DS106 Coloured Cow” by iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

Well, Jerome my DS106 Cow was out wandering in the back 40 and he must have come across one of my secret projects and got his self all prettied up with the paint colours. But he still looks nice.

So I made a picture of him for today’s The Daily Create one, tdc1473, which said to paint colour a cow. Can you see his DS106 birthmark?

About this Artwork

In case you think that Jerome looks familiar, you may have seen a picture of his dad, Khilari. And folks like Mark Greenberg have visited my back 40 before and taken pictures of it.

Also, in case you EVER need to put in a fake shadow in a picture for a thing (like a cow) that doesn’t have one, a little secret is:

  1. make a copy layer of the outline of thing that you want a shadow of;
  2. fill in that outline of the thing with all black;
  3. use the Edit >> Transform >> Skew and Edit >> Transform >> Stretch to make a the shadow lie on the ground instead of standing up like the thing;
  4. decrease the transparency of the shadow some (you have to eyeball it, but something like 45% might look good if I were doing it for a picture of a cow in the back 40) so that you can see the grass or whatever the ground is through the shadow. Pay close attention to the direction of the existing shadows in the photo and don’t make them go in different directions otherwise all the conspiracy theorists will think that the picture was made by Stanley Kubrick instead of being one that you just found. Plus, this one was interesting. Also, remember that I had a part in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Well, bye!