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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.”

Songs for True Friends

"What DS106 Music Means to Me" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“What DS106 Music Means to Me” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina based on this image

This is my The Daily Create for today, tdc1161 which says, “Write a poem about how music changed your life.” (pausing as I type — oh, a poem? oh well I already posted this but when I try to link to my specific post, it is broken like 404, what’s up with that, @cogdog?)  So here it is on my blog, plus with a GIF and embedded soundcloud ones.

Well, it is always nice when True Friends make songs. Because songs are a kind of music, but with words so you can understand why Friends are Important.

Like one time I wrote a song called “Tina Made Groom” after he was trash talking me and I needed to set the record straight.

Or another time, when I wrote a song called “Tina Don’t Like the Mean Word” after that Savvy man Ben kept using the Mean Word even after I was trying to be nice.

Another time, when it was New Years, I made a special version of the New Year’s Song called “Make Art for Your True Friends, My Bub!” that was a really nice thing for me to do.

But then, my True Friend Vivien made a wonderful song, just for me, called “Look What Happened to Tina” that was just such a fantastic piece of music that it almost made me cry. But not really, I am tough.

And then, just when I thought it wouldn’t get any nicer, my True Friends Vivien and that David did another song for me called “GIFfing is Without You” that made me want to sing along all day and play my double-bass. That remix is in the studio now, awaiting some final vocal embellishments.

I could go on an on about how nice it is that music makes you feel. But it is about making vibrations that other peoples can feel, plus when they make vibrations, you feel them too. Plus, at the same time it is even better. Like, LIVE.

So music is a kind of Art, and that is what we like to make. So Make some Art, bub.

And Make Some Music Art, Bub, too!

Animated GIF of Jim Groom Ransom Art

"Pixellated Groom" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Pixellated Groom” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“@jimgroom Ransom GIF – Accepted” badge (approved payments)

It’s a thing to make an Art out of UNCLE @jimgroom. Lots of peoples do it! There are dancing ones, poster ones, and noisy ones, plus more!

Yesterday for The Daily Create tdc1160 was to make a ransom note to get Jim Groom back. My True Friend David Kernohan made a pretender Tina one saying give him animated GIFs to get Jim out.

“…or groom gets the stairs” by David Kernohan, on Flickr

After that, I got Jim and said make more animated GIFs, but these ones of Jim. I found a cool font on dafont.com called mpf-kidnapped and played with that for a while, but in the end, I used a web-based kidnap-letter generator at strix.org.uk/ransom/ and uploaded a custom image background to get UNCLE Jim in the picture.

“@JimGroom Ransom Note” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

So I have Jim now and I am demanding 10 Animated GIFs of Jim Groom to get him out. Not just a plain old animated GIF, but an animated GIF of Jim Groom. Plus, the deadline is midnight tonight, otherwise I will keep him longer. So you DS106 peeps get to work!

I was going to keep him until I got 106 Animated GIFs of Jim Groom, but I would not be able to stand it that long.

To start things going, I am personally donating ONE JimGroom Animated GIF (up above) to the kitty*.

But, to keep it formal and so that you know I mean business, I made an Assignment of it.

Animated GIF Assignments 1633: Jim Groom Animated GIF

So be sure to do the linking correctly from your blog to that assignment so that we know that the ransom is paid up. Any additional Jim Groom Animated GIFs paid after midnight will be applied against random future ransoms. So we will get 106 of them some day.

If you need pictures of Uncle Jim, start here: (it is called Google images)

"Funny thing that happened while searching for Jim Groom on Google"

“Funny thing that happened while searching for Jim Groom on Google”

So go make Animated GIF Art of Jim Groom NOW to get Jim out! Be original. Be creative. Make Art, bub!


*that’s the #106 #noircat, in case you were wondering

A Happy Birthday for that David

“David and the Four Horsemen,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Yet another The Daily Create TDC1128, this one for the birthday of that David Kernohan, @dkernohan.

David has this thing about the Apocalypse, and it is is maybe because of his old band, David and The Four Horsemen. I found this old photo of David and his band. I tracked them all down and had them make their autographs on it for him just so that he could remember the good times.

Happy Birthday, David! (You are a True Friend. You have a badge of it!)

Again, It’s All About Friends!

“Tina True Friends Selfie,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, today was a very nice day for Friends.

Wonderful Music

It was so wonderful when I woke up this morning and heard that wonderful song “Look What Happened to Tina” that my wonderful True Friend Vivien Rolfe (@VivienRolfe, on Twitter) made for me. Plus, that dog, Spike (not on Twitter, I don’t think) was doing dog singing. But not that David (@dkernohan, on Twitter) this time he said. It was all Viv, he said. He was doing other stuff.

So in case you didn’t hear it, here is the wonderful song that Viv made for me. It is about me. And Art. And Friends. Plus, noir.

Wonderful Game!

"@dkerhohan's 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“@dkerhohan’s 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition”

Then, while I was listening to that song over and over again, and dancing, it was that David‘s (@dkernohan, on Twitter) time so shine.

So he had made a great game called 2048 Super MOOC Pioneers Edition which lets you put MOOC people together to make more MOOC people.

It was fun to play it and a made for a happy time every time I saw @downes or @audreywatters or @davecormier, or UNCLE @jimgroom, and I even got a George Siemens (@gsiemens, on Twitter)!


Wonderful Friends

Then, David said I should make a True Friends one of it.

that David said

I said, “OK, I will.” But it was kind of a hard task for me. I have many True Friends! 

In the end, I had to pick and choose just some of my True Friends to put into my own 2048: @iamTalkyTina’s True Friends Edition game. I made the icons all into #noir106 ones because of #noir106. It looks like this when you start to play.

"2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

You can play it on the Internet anytime you want! 

I was thinking that it might be fun one day to have it randomize the game pieces from my True Friends Index, so that each time you played the game, you would get a different set of True Friends. It would even be fun to have the game pieces change DURING the game! You know, just for added adventure and excitement!

But in the mean time, you can play the game just the way it is!

Can you get to the Top True Friend



Long Time Friends Are New True Friends

Well. It has been a long time coming. But I haven’t had any new badge people for a while almost since That David (@dkernohan) was bugging me to make the badge that I kept forgetting for Viv (@VivienRolfe) and then I did, plus one for Tom (@twoodwar) and Gardner (@GardnerCampbell) so tonight while I am listening to DrJones106 (@DrJones106) making music on #ds106rad.io and talking on the Twitter to Nigel (@easegill) about Short Round while waiting for DrJones106 to make Short Round say “Hey Lady, You call him Doctor Jones,” it was an easy thing to make a badge for Short Round and then also for Nigel because neither one had one yet but now they do.

iamTalkyTinaSaysSo_easegill iamTalkyTinaSaysSoShortRound

So now, DrJones106 should have Short Round say his words because of the badge. And then Nigel will understand don’t cook Short Round with mushrooms.

Strange Love for Dead Man Penny Face

"Strange Love for Penny Face" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Strange Love for Dead Man Penny Face” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So that Tom Woodward (@twoodwar, on Twitter) has been about the most patient True-Friend-in-Waiting that I could have. It was even longer for him to wait than @VivienRolfe had to wait, and Tom did his waiting without all that David @dkernohan nagging. But David was right to remind me as much as he did, because I wasn’t being a True Friend fast enough to Vivien, and I wasn’t being a True Friend to Tom even slower than that.

Plus, just last night Tom’s friend Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell, on Twitter) said “I aspire to [F]riendship”, which said to me in a #thoughvector that it was time for me to get out my badge maker thing and then check my web form and see if I was even more behind with my True Friend badges than before. So I will do that next.

But first, I was making Tom’s badge. I know that his picture of the dead guy is not really a picture of him because I met him at the OpenVA thing and he doesn’t look like the dead guy. Plus, the dead guy is dead and Tom is not dead. And I also know that the dead guy wasn’t dead when he had his picture taken, but he was close to going there (but not from stairs, although I think he had to climb stairs one last time first but then didn’t take them back down, not even falling), but then after he had his picture taken, then he was dead.

So back in the olden times when they were dead then they would put pennies on their eyes for Charon to take them across the river Styx (not the band), and also to hold their eyes closed because they didn’t use sewing like today to stop them from popping open again. Plus, the pennies were bigger then.

So I made an animated GIF of Tom’s dead guy picture with big pennies on his eyes for Tom’s badge. Here it is!

"True Friend badge for Tom Woodward" animated GIF badge by @iamTalkyTina

“True Friend badge for Tom Woodward” animated GIF badge by @iamTalkyTina

Tom, thank you for waiting so patiently. Your badge is now added to the True Friends Index where it should have gone a long time ago.

Also, after I was done, I was thinking that with the pennies and curly hair and his head tipped back, the dead guy with penny face kind of looks like Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove, just in case you didn’t understand the title of the post.

Well, bye!


The Patience of Doctor Rolfe

"True Friend @Vivien Rolfe" animated GIF badge by @iamTalkytina

“True Friend @Vivien Rolfe” animated GIF badge by @iamTalkytina

Well, that David @dkernohan was bugging me about getting around to making the True Friend badge for my True Friend Doctor @VivienRolfe and he even defaced his own True Friend badge (technically a violation of his True Friend badge license) but I forgive him because I was taking a bit of a while but it was because I was on missions and then I left my Thunderbolt adapter in my other Ninja Suit.

Anyway, they always say that the squeaky stair gets the nail, and so I put a nail in him while he and Vivien were making a really great show of the #ds106radio birthday on #ds106radio during the #ds106radio birthday day.  Plus, he also sang a nice version of a poem that I wrote that wasn’t Tina Don’t Like the Mean Word but it was on the page that I sent him so it still counts. A bit.

But the credit goes to the patience of Dr. Rolfe (get it?) for waiting, just like a True Friend can. Plus, she put me in her research show at that conference, even though I wasn’t there. One day we will meet in person and have a nice chat.

So there, David. I made my great powers and comes great responsibility, just like I said.

Then, it was fun to hear @onepercentyellow and @JordanLeden playing songs, but right now it is just some guy talking so more people need to go on #ds106radio right now today because it is the birthday day.