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Roy/SAC Blog Redesigned – Tribute to Text Art

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Published on: April 26, 2006

Anybody who is an active blogger could recognize the default blogger template layout which I used for my Roy/SAC Blog when I launched it at the beginning of February.I did some changes to it to have it at least look a bit different, but that was not enough, the basic design of the blogger template was still clearly visible.I used this weekend to take care of that issue for good and redesigned the Blog. The Blog continues to use black as the general background. The MS DOS background was black and ASCII’s look best with white font on dark background which made me pick the template with the black background in the first place. I did not want to change anything about that concept, because I liked at back then and I still like it today.In incorporated some “fake” and “real” Block ANSI elements into the design. I will probably continue doing some fine tuning over the next months for those elements, especially the text borders. Over all does my Blog now look much better and you can tell, that it is primarily about me, Roy/SAC and what I did and do using that nick name, ASCII and ANSI Text Art and some Pixel VGA Art.Please come and have a look for yourself and tell me what you think about it. If you have any ideas, generic or specific or even criticism, do not hesitate and just add a comment to this post. You can do so anonymously, if you[…]

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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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Blogger, Bugger?!

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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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1st Blog entry. An Introduction is in order

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Published on: February 4, 2006

“Who the heck is Roy? What does SAC stand for? and last but not least, What has ASCII to do with Art?” … Well, you are still here so I guess you will find out SAC was part of the Underground Computer Art Scene during the time of DOS and BBS’s.SAC is short for Superior Art Creations and yes, I came up with this ingenious Name in 1994.It’s about TEXT Art, also known as ASCII and ANSI Art, a very rare form of ART which had it’s prime in the early 90’s before the realm of the Internet. People that knew how to operate computers well and even loved it were still considered “Geeks” and the stuff on the mind of those geeks were things like Hacking, Phreaking, Anarchy and Warez 😉 (then Girls).I officially retired from the Founder/Leader position in 1999 and as Member on 7/6/2001.The offical SAC Website moved from http://www.superiorart.org/ to www.SuperiorArtCreations.com (still under construction though).My official Homepage is located at http://www.RoySAC.com/default.asp.All SAC Art Packs can be downloaded there, also all PPE’s (PCBoard Bulletin Board Scripts) developed by SAC and PNS, graphical tools and more.Tons of related links and merchandising you can not find everywhere as easily and condensed in one place which is also highly related to computer art and design is showcased and last but not least an article about The 3 ASCII Art Styles of the Underground …with screenshots to illustrate it.Well, I guess plenty of reasons to stop by one time when you[…]

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