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Date : February 2006

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Blogs, Blogging, XML, ATOM, RSS explained in simple Words.

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Published on: February 19, 2006

I spent the last days several hours on a very comprehensive post about Blogs, XML, ATOM, RSS, Readers and Syndication / Aggregation, basically about the whole thing that is related to every day Web Feeds (more or less).It’s the serious attempt to explain the whole thing to normal people who use the internet, but don’t know and don’t care how the things work on a technical level in the background.The trigger for me to write the Article was the request of a Business Partner to explain to him what all this is. He did not understand what posting in a “Blog” makes it different than posting a News via a proprietary CMS tool on one of our Websites.I think he gets it now. I hope you too.Here is the Link to the Article: ConsumerMatch.com Blog: Blog, Atom, RSS, XML and Syndication/Aggregation ! ?Don’t be shy to comment it. Positve or Negative.ThanksCarsten Cumbrowski a.k.a. Roy/SAC

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How things happen such as this Blog

Categories: Artscene, BBS, Oldskool, Personal, SAC, Tools
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Published on: February 12, 2006

It is sometimes funny how things happen in life and take unexpected turns, trigger a chain reaction you did not expect to happen when you started something for a complete different reason. Exactly this happened when I did the redesign of my families Homepage Cumbrowski.com between Christmas and New Year. It was only a single page with a family photo, Family Members Names and contact Information plus some text talking a bit about me, my move to the United States and my private business Venture ConsumerMatch.com. I decided to create a separate page for every member of the family including a page just about me. I put on my page the content I already had and started extending it a bit to include more about my past and the time when I was still living in Germany.My time as ASCII & ANSI Artist with the pseudonym “Roy/SAC”, my BBS Closed Society suddenly came back into my mind. It was back then “my life” and not just a “hobby”. I was very serious about it and dedicated not only the biggest piece of my spare time for it but also a big chunk of my income as student and later salary. I realized that this was a topic I should create at least one page just for itself. So I started one at www.Cumbrowski.com/RoySAC/ which was moved to its own website in 07/2006 to RoySAC.com (edited 12/2006)When I started writing the content, talking about people, groups and locations a began to[…]

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And I got to write something anyway

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Published on: February 11, 2006

At least I was able after the downtime of bugger to write a rather long post for ConsumerMatch.com Blog today.I wrote about the facinating effects and aftermaths of a typical american holiday and the consum rush that goes right along with it.I spelled out my theory about the whole thing.Anybody who has or thinks he has some inside knowledge and wants to share it is herby invited.Carsten

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Blogger, Bugger?!

Categories: Blogging, Personal, Tools
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Published on: February 11, 2006

Blogger was down again today. That’s now the second major disrution within one week.Bummer …It made me even start posing stuff in other Services. Like the two posts here which I posted at Rapid Feeds to check their service and also did have the urge to write someting, …… because that is the whole purpose of having a blog right?ConsumerMatch.com Blog Disrupted Blogger.com is down and causes some disruptions and design flaws on our Blog. It’s still usable though because we host the content itself on our server…Good that we officially launched our Blob today and submitted it everywhere. Not to mention all the changes made to the look and feel and settings.I would be furious if this would be gone for good. Well, nothing I can do about it right now so I will use the time to introduce ConsumerMatch.com.ConsumerMatch.com (CM) – Blog – CM is a Comparision Shopping Search Engine and Directory. We list Hundreds of Merchants, Millions of Products and Tons of Coupons, Deals and Specials. Resources, News, RSS Coupon Feeds and Deal Alerts via Email, Promotional Newsletter and more.Private Blog also AffectedMy private Roy/SAC Text Art Blog is affected the same way by the fact that Blogger.com is down. They had problems this morning already and showed errors. I made changes to the blog which were fine first and then suddenly reverted as if somebody restored content from a backup or archive. I hope they will be up soon.The Blog was also Launched today (Lucky timeing[…]

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Sample ANSI and ASCII Screen Shots

Categories: ANSI, ASCII, Oldskool, SAC
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Published on: February 5, 2006

Here are two sample screenshots of my work to give you an idea what you are dealing with here. One is an ASCII (in “Block” or “High” ASCII Style) and the other a classic BBS ANSI. Between the 2 passed almost 8 years, most of it dedicated to SAC. I produced all in all over 700 pieces of ASCII, ANSI and VGA Art between 1992 and now.Deviance NFO File Ascii Logo (2002)I created this ASCII in 2002 after I retired from SAC. I used to play HOMM3 (Heroes of Might and Magic 3) a lot and Deviance released HOMM4, the sequel which I appreciated very much and decided to do an Ascii for them, because I did not like the one they used for the HOMM4 release. Since I did not have any active contacts with the “scene” delivery of the Ascii became somewhat of a problem. I am not sure until this day, if they ever got it or not.My pre-ordered copy of HOMM4 arrived a few days later via mail which I sadly never played as much as the previous Version. HOMM5 is coming out soon and I might get to play that one a bit. Skylight BBS Ansi Logo (1994)I created this ANSI for my friend and fellow Sysop Gee who operated the BBS called Skylight in Berlin/Germany. I did not founded SAC yet (happened a few months later), which is the reason why the ANSI is not signed Roy/SAC, but Roy/TRSI-Faith of which I was a[…]

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