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Date : January 2008

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Zeitgeist, Endgame, Iran-Contras, Freedom to Fascism, What is Money

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Published on: January 29, 2008

You might wonder what this weird title means. It is long and actually a short list. Somebody noted somewhere today something very interesting. The list of today’s top five movies based on number of views at Google Video reads as follows. Zeitgeist (remastered) or Old Ed., alternative URL Endgame- Alex Jones – Blueprint for Global Enslavement The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis America: Freedom to Fascism Money as Debt by Paul Grignon Update March 24, 2008: It’s odd that less than two months after I posted this, ALL 5 videos were taken down from Google Video. Don’t worry, they were uploaded again and again by other people, which is actually fine, because most of the movies were released under the creative commons license that allows free replication and public display for non commercial purposes. All links are fixed for now. Let’s wait and see if it lasts this time. This is pretty remarkable in my opinion. You might ask, why that is, if you don’t know what those videos are about. If this is the case, I would actually suggest watching them all.I recommend watching them in a different order than they rank, start with “Money as Debt” (5), then watch 4 and 1, then 3 and last but not least 2. You won’t be able to watch them all in a row. This is another curiosity considering that Google Video is a social video sharing site where people are supposedly consuming video in only small few minutes’ long[…]

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The History of the Demoscene

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Published on: January 24, 2008

I stumbled across the video recording of “The Complete History of the Demoscene“, a presentation by Tamas Polgar, Author of Freax and member of the Hungarian demo group Madwizards, at the Assembly 2005 Demo party in Helsinki, Finland.Back to ASCII Art AcademyHis book was published in 2005 (it’s available at the merchandising section of my site among other gems) and the presentation happened after the book came out. The video was uploaded to Scene.org in August 2006, shortly after Assembly 2006. He also gave a presentation at Assembly 2006 called “The Art of Pixels: from sprites to Photoshop”. This and other presentations from Assembly 2006 are available at Alive.Assembly.Org.The DawnHe starts with the development of the first computers from the 1960s that were capable of displaying graphics rather than just perform mathematical calculations and return the results in text format. The first cracked software appeared on the Apple II computer at the end of the 1970s, but cracks were done by individuals who just removed the copy protection and then copied the software for friends etc. It was mostly unknown who cracked a specific program, because the cracker did not include any credits or reference that pointed to him.The Beginnings on the Commodore 64Cracking groups appeared on the Commodore 64, which was released in 1983. It was around 1985 that cracking groups started to add little programs to the cracked programs that were developed by the cracker groups themselves. Before that was it common to simply alter some text in[…]

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Special Cirque Du Soleil Videos

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Published on: January 11, 2008

Because I am a fan of Cirque Du Soleil, am I spending not only a significant amount of money on show tickets, but on merchandizing as well, such as T-Shirts, Show DVDs, Music CDs and also Documentary DVDs. I own the documentary DVDs KA Extreme, The Mystery of Mystere, Flow – A Tribute to the Artists of “O”, A Thrilling Ride through Kooza and Lovesick (a behind the scenes of the show Zumanity). I used material from three of those DVDs in combination with music from the corresponding soundtrack CDs to create special promo-videos with often unseen footage. I made those videos available on the Internet for the public to see. 22 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil’s “O”This is the first video that I created this way. I was able to get an astonishing 22 minutes of show footage from the documentary DVD. By working on that video did I learn a great deal about video editing and how much of a pain and time consuming it actually is. 7 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Kooza”I was a bit disappointed about the amount of actual show footage on the DVD. I was able to extract a mere seven minutes from the DVD and even those seven minutes contain about 1-2 minutes of footage from rehearsals. 21 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Mystere”This is the latest video that I created so far. It contains a fair amount of actual show footage. I was thinking about adding several minutes[…]

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What is ANSI Animation or ANSImation?

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Published on: January 11, 2008

People often confuse ASCII animation or ASCIImation with ANSI Animation or ANSImation and believe them to be the same. This is actually wrong. ASCIImations are created by using programming (code) to move text characters around in a way that makes it apear like an animation or movement. Even text-mode demos that show text characters with ANSI color coding are not really ANSI animations, because they also use programming to make the characters move to get the desired movie or animation visual effects. Back to ASCII Art Academy True ANSI animations are not coded, don’t use any programming language to create the effect of motion and only make use of some more specific and special escape sequences provided by the ANSI.sys driver of MS DOS. ANSI animations are not executables like text-mode demos, but plain and simple .ANS text files. Smart Cursor ControlANSI animation takes advantage of the build-in ESC sequences of the ANSI format to re-position the cursor on the screen to rewrite individual areas in a video-like sequence. ANSI.sys, the MS DOS driver that enabled the support for ANSI codes, also supported a number of other features that were helpful for the creation of ANSI animations. Set cursor-position; move up/down/forward/backward for a set number of characters, save current cursor position, restore cursor position and erase line are the most important of those features. For a full description of the ANSI escape sequences supported by ANSI.sys, check out this text file. Only few editors that supported ANSI animation are available.[…]

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Stats for Fun

Categories: ANSI, ASCII, Personal, text art
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Published on: January 3, 2008

I have an account at the social network and artist community deviantArt.com since March 3, 2006. I looked at the statistics today and find it pretty interesting. Some numbers are not shown in the summary so I added them myself.Stats Summary roy-sac has 9,985 pageviews total and his 306 deviations were viewed 23,717 times. He watches 60 people, while 86 people watch him. Overall, his deviations received 665 comments and were added to deviants’ favourites 198 times, while he commented 1,383 times, making about 2.06 comments per day since he joined DA. This means that he gave 21 comments for every 10 that he received. His deviation with the most comments is deviantART ANSI Logo with 98 comments, and it is also his most favourited, with 73 favourites. His most viewed deviation is deviantART ANSI Logo with 5,266 views. 3 favourites were given for every 10 comments. Every 2.1 days he uploads a new deviation, and it’s usually on a Sunday, with 66 (22%) of his deviations. His busiest month was July 2006 with 61 (20%) of his deviations. The majority of his deviations are uploaded to the Digital Art gallery (268), while his favourite category was Text Art > ASCII with 134 deviations. Comments per deviation: 2.17 Favourites per deviation: 0.64 Views per deviation: 77.5 Comments per day: 0.99 Favourites per day: 0.29 Views per day: 35.35 Pageviews per day: 14.88 Additional figures that were not provided in the summary by deviantArt. Deviation Comments: 671 Deviant Comments: 373 News[…]

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