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The SAC – Superior Art Creations All-Time Member List Project Update

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Published on: April 27, 2009

I am trying for a while now to create an all time Superior Art Creations member list. This is unfortunately no easy task, because the information in the SAC.NFO files of the SAC Pack releases were not always as well maintained as they should have been. I don’t want to point and blame anybody, but its is pretty tough to get a clear picture of who is who and who was in when as what, with the amount of information that can be extracted from the releases of the group itself. Here is what I came up with so for. The stuff that is high lighted with an orange background is where I would be happy, if anybody has an answer to my question or the missing information, whatever the case might be. Also, the whole last section with “Non-Contributing Temp Members” is open for input. Listed there are names that were mentioned that they are members of SAC, but I could not find any contribution of those guys in any of the SAC art packs. Maybe they did something under the name of SAC, but nothing that found its way into an art pack. If that is the case, then I want of course give the credits where credits are due and remove that person from the “non-contributing” section. If you know any of the folks where questions are still in the room or if you have any tip how or where I could find out more about them[…]

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De-Dupe Files Script Tool for Windows 32bit V2.0beta

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Published on: April 26, 2009

I know, it’s less than a month that I introduced the De-Dupe script Version 1.1. See my original blog post where I introduced the script here. I used the script myself quite a lot and implemented improvements and additional features to it as a consequence of it.   I won’t post the whole source code in this post this time though, because it got significantly bigger and would cause problems with loading the post in your web browser. Well, the code is still included in the install package of the script/tool and 42KB zipped is not very much to download, isn’t it.   Download De-Dupe V2.0 Beta (Roy-DeDupeScript20b.zip) The background story and general file structure remained the same, but I made a lot other changes, especially “under the hood”.  The most important improvement is the PERFORMANCE. Where V1.1 was taking several minutes to process, V2.0 only takes seconds instead. De-Duping folders with thousands and not just hundreds of files is now NOT A PROBLEM for this script anymore. Here are the details: Name of the Software: DeDupe Files Script Tool Author: Carsten Cumbrowski Version 2.0 beta License: Freeware Date: April 2009 Visit http://www.cumbrowski.com/ for resources to web and database development and internet marketing. There you can also find the contact page with various means to get in touch with the author of this tool. The script detects duplicate files within a directory. Duplicate files are files that have the same MD5 Check Sum value. Two DIFFERENT/NON IDENTICAL files having the[…]

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Some Google Tools & Services and Other Annoyances

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Published on: April 23, 2009

You know how it is… the small annoyances are the ones that bother us the most, especially if you have to deal with the same thing all the time on an almost daily basis. I am going to show you a few of those annoyances that drive me nuts at the moment. List of Annoyances Covered by this Post Annoyance #1 – Google YouTube Tag Subscriptions Annoyance #2 – Google YouTube Comments Notification Annoyance #3 – Google YouTube Friend Invites Processing Annoyance #4 – Google Chrome Pop-Up Blocker Annoyance #5 – 4CC Codec Value Case Sensitivity by VirtualDubMod If you know me, then you know that I usually not simply complain about something, but also provide suggestions and recommendations for solutions to the problem. Maybe you had one or the other issue as well. In that case it would show you that you are not the only person with this issue. If you don’t, then you know about them now. I do this public so maybe we are lucky that somebody reads this, who is actually in the position to do something about one or more of the problems illustrated or somebody reads this who knows somebody who SHOULD read it, because that other person is one of the people who could solve one or more of those problems. All but one are related to Google products or services and all but one of those related to Google are about their video sharing site YouTube, which I use pretty much[…]

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Jason Scott from Textfiles.com Text-urized

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Published on: April 18, 2009

I wrote a while back already a post about the online Image to Text (ASCII) converter tool at Photo2Text.com. Back then I used Matt Cutts from Google as my Guinea-Pig to illustrate it’s capabilities. This is not the purpose of this blog post though. Shortly after I did my post, I played around with it a bit more. I experimented with a photograph of Jason Scott Sadofsky from Textfiles.com (who also did the DVD documentary “BBS – The Documentary”, which I highly recommend, if you are interested in the subject of Bulletin Board Systems) I tweaked the source photo of him to get better results and saved them on my hard drive and then forgot about them until now. I stumbled across them by accident and thought that I should not hide them, or at least make them accessible for Jason himself. I took the results from the converter and tweaked them a bit more in Photoshop, adding some color and stuff like that. You can see below the stages of my changes. Click on the thumbnail images for the larger original sized version of it. Original 7-Bit ASCII as Image.  Download the original text ASCII file Colors added Final picture with background added and name tag This is the final piece and I hope that Jason (and you too) will like it. I also created an ANSI version of the photograph with the tool. It is only using the number characters 0-9, but a very small font. The result[…]

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New Cirque du Soleil Show Ovo

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Published on: April 16, 2009

The name for the new Cirque du Soleil touring show that will premiere on April 23, 2009 in Montreal, Canada was unveiled. The name is: “OVO”. The theme of the show are insects. Yes, you read this right, insects. This also explains the name choice, because here is what Cirque du Soleil themselves stated about it: The name OVO means “egg” in Portuguese. This timeless symbol of the life cycle and birth of numerous insects represents the underlying thread of the show. Graphically, OVO hides an insect in its name: The two letter “Os” represent the eyes while the letter “V” forms the nose. The Cirque’s web site was also updated (it used to show simply “Cirque 2009”, which was the working title of the show). There are not much video images of the show available. The official trailer for the show is a just 16 seconds in length with less than half of that being images from the show itself. Backup Link to Video on YouTube.com Download this video in AVI format from my Mediafire.com account. There are a few more photographs though, which I made available on my Flickr.com account. I created a new set for the “Ovo” show under my existing Cirque du Soleil photo collection. This is Cirque’s 25th show production in 25 years. Yes, 2009 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Cirque. Congratulations. They were busy over the past few years. More than half of their 25 shows were created within the past 10[…]

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