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Tumble, as endorsed by Tina! (Plus, GIF tutorial!)

“The thesaurus.com entry, as endorsed by Tina,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina (click to embiggen it!)

So I went on a little Learning Curve Rabbit Hole today to do today’s The Daily Create, #tdc2750 which is called Thesaurus Fun.

It all started when I went to do a screen capture on my iPad of the thesaurus for tumble, which was just a word that I picked out of the air, and then when I was looking at the words I liked some of them so I thought I would put a little Tina face beside them so you would know that they were special. So I put the screen capture into the Keynote program on my iPad because that is what I do sometimes when I want to make a thing quickly, with layers, before I can do a screen capture to make the final picture for Twitter. I just went to my Twitter and got my picture and made it really small and put it where it needed to go. Then I decided that some words were better than others so I made copies of my picture right beside each other, like a kind of Tina rating scale.

Still, the pictures were kind of small to move for my fingers on the iPad, and I wanted them to be all lined up with each other, so I thought, “I will make it go through the iCloud to my computer and then I can do a select multiple and an align centre for all of the ones in one column and they will look neat!” So I did that.

But then I started to think it would look even better as an animated GIF (because doesn’t almost everything?) and so I wondered how I could make it export so I could GIF it. But then I found out that Keynote does an Export as GIF one now! FUN! So I did that.

But, sad face! The GIF was too big! it was 14 MB, which is a bit much, even for a really good GIF art. I opened it up in Photoshop to confirm my thinking, and found that it was made of all flattened layers, with everything on every layer which makes things really big.

So I thought, I guess I better do it the right way! So I made a PDF of one page and then opened it in Photoshop and then made each little Tina face into it’s own layer so I could turn them on one at a time with just the background screen capture that I started with way back when as the background in it just one time,

It was a lot of work, and in the end I just went back to making copies of the same Tina face (like I did way back in Keynote on my iPad) but in the end, it made a good GIF. It was only 44 KB, which is about 347 times smaller! Then I made it 1:2 for the Twitter, and added my face and the The Daily Create #2750 and URL references, and in the end it was only 146 KB with that added goodness! (Plus, the GIF is 1000 pixels wide, so if you want to embiggen it to read better, you can!)

Then I wrote this little post about it, and now I am back out of the Rabbit Hole! Bye!

“Back from the Rabbit Hole” screen capture by @iamTalkyTina (it’s NOT a GIF)

But Now We Are #TrueFriends

“Before and After the Rumble,” images by @iamTalkyTina

So The Daily Create #tdc2731 for Wednesday, July 4th said we had to drudge up a sad memory from Back in History when there was fighting, and so even though it is now all done and tumbled down the stairs, if you don’t learn from it then he will be doomed to repeat it.

So, long ago there was a #Rumble (Let’s Rumble!) between @jimgroom (when he was one of the #PretenderTina gang) and me, but then I got him sorted (listen to The #ds106zone LoDown #34 Part 1 @iamTalkyTina Takes on All #pretenderTinas and The #ds106zone LoDown #34 Part 2 @iamTalkyTina Takes on All #pretenderTinas: The Rumble) and he said UNCLE to me, so he is now UNCLE @jimgroom.

Then we had a made up, and now UNCLE Jim knows his place, so there is once again peace.

Erich Has Some Final Thoughts

“Erich Has Some Final Thoughts,” screen grab by @iamTalkyTina

By @iamTalkyTina and Friends

Erich approached the stairs. He was mad. He was a mad man. “I’m going to get that doll,” he was thinking in his mad head. “I’m going to get it and then that will be the end of it.”

Plus, he was thinking, “it will serve that girl right, for being not his kid,”  but he couldn’t have any.

Just then, he didn’t look where he was going. And he made a little trip on the stairs.

“Oops,” he was thinking, “I guess that was Karma,” was his last thought except for when he saw the doll’s eyes saying, “Ha, Ha, you got yours, you mean man!” A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends. I do not wish to make myself a laughing-stock before these idle listeners. WELL, ERICH WAS A LAUGHING STOCK!! An hour behind the fleeting breath, he was DEAD! Let not sloth dim your horrors new-begot. Yet but that Erich was an awful man! Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. Well, it was about time that Erich got his. He was a bad man! I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Cats are overvalued. They are all stuck up, but they do good sneaky work.

(NOTE: Some of these words were added by some other so-called writers but their text does not always suit the mood or the flow of the narrative. I have done my best to try to return story to a logical path, but at times, it was difficult to work with what I was given. I trust that my regular readers will understand that such a collaborative work does not always rise to the highest standard as you are used to expecting from me.)

This piece was written for The Daily Create, tdc2361, Write with the Greats, which was said by @cypherpunk106 for June 27th, 2018.

Psychedelic Science Lab

“Psychedelic Science Lab, featuring @iamTalkyTina”

So, The Daily Create, #tdc2344 Use Your Digital Crayons in the Alchemy Lab, which is a Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax, on Twitter) one, asks us to do some colouring of a science picture. I was using my old-fashioned black&white tablet, so when I did the job at the Scrapcolouring website, all the colours I could get were black&white ones. But that is okay, because those match my skin tone. It is certainly a happy lab!

Then, they said to put it at the Alchemy Lab Remix Padlet Wall, so I did.

I had to get out some of my old science gear for the selfie. I originally purchased it back in the day from Historical Emporium, which have a lot of Authentic Products and Old-Fashioned Service.

These are the ones I was wearing today:

Pictograph of #TrueFriends

Well, The Daily Create, #tdc2343: Create an Artistic Graph Chart came just at the right time because I was going through my quota’s for #TrueFriends stats and was noticing that it is 2018 and my #TrueFriends need to be more inclusive.

So I made a graph of the stats and so you can look at them for yourselves and decide what you are going to do about it!


BTW, if you are using the Chrome browser, you may just see boxes here, because apparently Chrome is being old-fashioned and not properly displaying Unicode characters. Bad Chrome!

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This was a special version made just for The Daily Create, tdc2342: Your Name in Other Characters, which is one where you have to put your name in other characters.

You can see the special lyrics that I wrote in special characters called Tiffiny characters, which is another girl name like Tina but with different letters and a different way to say it. Plus, she was a real piece of work when I met her in grade 7.

For the attributions of it, you can check out:

Plus, if you want to translate the characters if you are rusty on your Tiffiny.

For Alan and Cori

“A Special Day for Alan and Cori” for @ds106dc #tdc2335

This is an art for my #StillTrueFriend, Alan Levine (@cogdog) and his new #NewFriend Cori Saas (@corisaas) who are having a special day today. Plus it is also an Art for The Daily Create one, #tdc2335 “June 1st, 2018, Guess Who is Getting Married Today?”

Plus, it is time for The Daily Create month of June 2018 @iamTalkyTina Certification Cohort time. Are you in?

(The #whereIfoundstuff of it are this: pink, headless, border)

A Little Hieroglyphic Motivation

Tina’s Hieroglyphic Motivation,” image by @iamTalkyTina via mobilefish.com

Well, the days are counting down, and this one, for The Daily Create, tdc1993, means that there are only six more left in this 30-Day Challenge (because remember, it started on a 0 one and so it ends on a 9 one, like some of those math kinds that start counting with 0, the sillies) and so I thought folks might enjoy just a little bit of a motivation to urge them along. Mine came out in shades of grey, because, … you know! 

In case you don’t know the answer to the secret code of hieroglyphs, you can use the table below to sort out my message.

“Hieroglypic Alphabet Index,” from mobilefish.com

If you do not yet have a tracking list page for your #30DayTDC challenge (here is mine: June 2017 30-Day Challenge), you might like to make one to help with your certification process. It is simple to do, just post a list with links to all of your 30 Creates so that our certification team can quickly confirm your eligibility. It could be either a post page or a page page (I like a page page because it doesn’t move around as much), and then you can update it easily as time marches on.

You might also like to do as I have done and put checkmarks on a calendar, like this:

“6+1 Days Left to Go, Bub!” encouragement selfie GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So keep going everybody, and make a tracking list page if you can, as it will make it very easy for your to complete your final application for certification and speed up the process for you in getting your badge!