back to the basics…

2013 New Year’s Resolutions
1. Exercise Regularly, and avoid setbacks
2. Get back in to creating art regularly.
3. Learn to play music.
4. Eat Right.
5. Write things down.

I’ve fallen off of the band wagon on sticking with the above. I am writing stuff down more, but got off of exercise a couple of weeks ago when my calf had a major issue…it sort of tightened up after I went down a flight of stairs a little too fast and it actually had me on crutches about a week… The pain stayed with me a long while. For the longest time I could not do stairs since it hurt so bad when the leg was in a certain position where the sore leg was behind the other leg… The pain has started died down a lot. It still does feel like a stiff, sore muscle in my leg sometimes… it is mainly one of the calf muscles but it sometimes radiates up to the back of the leg behind the knee and down to the Achilles heel… The ultrasound they did the day it happened didn’t find anything. I was told an MRI might find something since it has a finer scanning reading in looking for muscle tears, etc. Thank GOD there was no blood clots that the ultrasound found since I had the hernia surgery back in December.

I fell off the bandwagon also by moving my avatar in Entropia Universe to Rocktropia a few days back and exploring the entry level missions there. However, I’ve started to block myself from the forums related to Entropia with extensions on various browsers I use on home computer and blocking it elsewhere using other techniques such as content filtering in internet explorer and host file editing.

I got off target on eating right… I do plan to get back on target though. My goal has got to be 45 or 55 carbs a meal.

I got off target on the exercise because of the calf issue noted above, but plan to re-start exercising again regularly in the next couple of days. I have been doing some wii Just Dance 3 lately. I might re-start the Power 90 but it honestly scares me a little since I’ve read about how bad crunches are the last few days in a few blogs and websites. They can really screw up your back over time if you do too many. If I do do the power 90 again I might sometimes replace doing crunches with just doing a long plank or some other type of exercise?

I have been doing a little bit of MOOC (massively online open course) on coursera for song writing. It has been interesting learning about how line count affects stability/instability, etc. I find myself counting lines on songs playing on the radio these days. I haven’t been keeping up with that course or the social media MOOC I’ve been doing on Canvas Network the last few days since work has been very stressful and after work I just headed directly in to Entropia to reduce some stress through mindless grinding quests, etc. However, as I move forward and start to remove myself from Entropia as often as I have been playing lately, that will slowly come to a halt. If I’m spending all my free time in that mmo I’m not spending it doing other things like exercising and creating art, etc… I need to get back on path.

I see a lot of negativity around me at work, hear a lot of negativity on tv and in social networks, etc. I want to remove a lot of that from myself and focus with zen-like precision on tuning in to my own creativity and positive vibes. The world we live in is a wonderful place. I want to appreciate it more. I want to live long enough to appreciate it for many years to come. I can do much. I must do much. I don’t want to continue to “should all over myself.”

I want to DO.
I want to BE.
I WILL be FREE.

I AM GOING TO BE THE BEST ME I CAN BE.

Pretty productive day…

pretty productive day even though it doesn’t seem like it was… got laundry done. dishes done. downloaded a ton of video tutorials from 3d buzz for motionbuilder and a few other things for concept art, etc., and various lightwave tutorials on youtube. Thinking about getting back in to doing a little digital art.

I’ve been working on trying to do a ‘poet-trait’ type of thing in Adobe Illustrator yesterday and some last weekend, using text to sort of paint a picture, putting the words in the shadows of the art using splines and words on the splines. It’s a fairly time consuming little process…

Working through that project is making me want to get back in to digital art a little more… even if it is extremely time consuming. I have tons of fonts on this computer that I have never used in any project before… might be time to start changing that.

Not sure if I’ll finish the project or not, but at least it’s got me thinking about getting in to digital art more again.

Here’s what it looks like so far…

If you have more than a few fonts on your computer, I’d suggest using AMP FONT VIEWER to help you visualize what they look like. Nice little program.

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Also, tonight started reading a book for a MOOC that I just signed up for earlier this week that ‘officially’ starts tonight at midnight. This is the first one I’ve ever tried to participate in one. It’s kind of exciting experiencing this type of thing. It’s been so long since I had to do ‘home work’ I’d forgotten what it was like to be given reading assignments.

Day 29 – (warning: there’s a weigh in and video)

one month of weight loss

Well, it’s the 29th day of the 1000 day challenge. Tomorrow is day 30, the time of no more taking it easy…

Tomorrow I will start the 2nd month’s challenge, which will be doing that second workout every day, at least 5 days a week – 6 if possible. I will keep doing the one workout a day in the morning, and then do this second workout after work. I expect to see some major calorie burning going on since I’m basically going to be doubling the number of calories burned daily through exercise. Because of that I probably will need to keep an eye on my blood sugar a lot more than I have up til now because going low on sugar can be a big problem for me since I’m diabetic. It’s never been an issue too much up til now since I never really went to my max on exercise, but doing two hard workouts daily might put me there…

Today I also tried doing a little writing at lunch. I’m going to try to make that in to a habit over time.. I’m using the habit tracker from the LDS that was linked to from one of the first posts about the 1000 day challenge. I’m using that tracker for stuff like that instead of the main ones because it lets me track a little easier than the regular one that tracks day by day… since it’s a cross off tracker. I’m also using that tracker to start tracking my times of going to the gas station and paying at the pump (instead of going in, and likely picking up some diet soda and snacks in the convenience store while at as I typically have done in the past – a bad habit I’m trying to start to break…)

I decided to go ahead and shoot the video for this ‘month’ tonight since it’s still afternoon so the light is good…

Plus I really just kind of want to see where I am visually with the video comparisons so that I know where I need to go as that sort of gives me inspiration about what level I need to aim for tomorrow and going forward. The videos take a little while to upload and link to, etc. and this blog posting takes a little while to put together so I’m probably going to not exercise tonight, or on other month ends when these types of videos get posted.

Today’s weigh in weight is 273.6 lbs. That’s 19 lbs down since 9/3/2012, and 22.9 lbs down since 6/24/2012. That puts my goal of ‘getting in to my BMI target range’ at somewhere between 96.6 lbs -133.6 lbs more to lose. It’d be nice if I reach that goal in the next year or so, but if it takes longer, it takes longer… That’s why I’m making this is a 1000 day challenge, not a 30 day challenge, not a 90 day challenge, but 1000 day challenge… In the past I’d have seen this sort of progress and just quit after that… not this time… going all the way to that 1000 days, exercising and doing other things to live a better life than I ever have in my entire life. It will be so nice to actually get to the ‘BMI’ weight that Doctors are always talking about… that weight where people can’t say you are obese any more… where you can look at them and say I got down to my goal weight, why aren’t you there yet?… 😉

Here’s the video I shot this afternoong, Day 29 of the 1000 Day Challenge (10/2/2012)
273.6 lbs:

Here’s the video from Day zero of the 1000 day challenge (9/3/2012) – 292.6 lbs

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Below are the videos and weight ins from before the 1000 day challenge when I tried to do the Power 90 but had to quit around day 60 because of an accidental stab wound… which caused me to have to ‘rest’ 2 weeks which really was not good on the weight loss thing, but that’s the past… I’m looking forward now… Just looking at the videos for comparison purposes… Even though the past is the past, it’s good to know where you came from so that you can tell where you are going…

8/21/2012 – 284.6 lbs

8/16/2012 – 285.3 lbs:

8/9/2012 – 281.8 lbs

8/1/2012 – 284.8 lbs

7/24/2012 – 286.2 lbs

7/17/2012 – 289.2 lbs:

7/14/2012 – 288.6 lbs

Before then

6/29/2012 I was 292.1 lbs

6/24/2012 I was 296.5 lbs

Memorial Day – May 28, 2012 –

4/30/2012

4/10/2012

I have to thank my amazing wife, Tekla, for being behind me all the way in this crazy 1000 day challenge thing. Sorry I wake you up so early darling but now you can start to see the progress…

This is only the beginning…

Much more to come. 😉 🙂 :p

(*note – if some of the videos don’t show yet, it’s probably because they are not done uploading yet… Currently uploading the oldest ones and they are only at 5% upload progress so far in youtube at the time of this posting… if you really have to see the vids, come back and look again tomorrow…*)

1000 day challenge!

edit – The newest Version of the Blank Tracker is here: https://jeffthomann.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/1000-days-backup-backup.xls Tweaked it a bit. Fixed the 30 day counter part and added a few columns to the right, etc.

Also, created a new spreadsheet that is a 1000 day countdown thing. https://jeffthomann.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/1k-days-countdown.xls.

A pdf copy of this is available at https://jeffthomann.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/1k-days-countdown-xls.pdf

Feel free to use either file however you want (ok, don’t use it to go murder someone with paper cuts and blame me – I take no responsibility for your actions! If you succeed, don’t succeed with your goals, or don’t care, I still take no responsibility for your actions!).

The 1000 day countdown is a simple one page document with 1000 day counter on it listed in reverse order from 1000 days so you can cross off every day you get past your new days… For some people simple scratch off lists like this work better than the other type of check box list. For me personally, I’ll probably use both, also use the blog, and probably an excel file or two that’s saved digitally too since I find that checking off multiple lists helps me stay more in tune and in focus with getting goals done… making things down multiple times helps reinforce the idea that I actually am accomplishing something and can succeed. Not everyone is like that… If you do the 1000 day countdown thing, it only has room for small amount of notes, so maybe just do one of those countdown pages for each goal you have… maybe as a way to continue past the 1000 day tracker for all 33 checks just for the ‘really important’ goals that you feel you ‘must do’ for 1000 days in a row (for me that’ll be daily exercises – I will do an up and down slash on morning days, a cross slash through that to make a plus sign for the evening workouts, and a circle around the middle area where that plus should be daily for the ‘no s’ successful days — that way I’ve got that tracking my three huge diet and exercise goals, and the other tracker tracking that and everything else I figure out as my 33 goals, and the blog here and digital copies of the big tracker as a way to track another copy in case the paper gets torn, messed up by getting rained on, etc….)

Here’s a tip… on the row 3, column’s G-AL, type in your tentative ‘goals’ but change format to white background and white text so that you are not tempted to mark in things before the months those goals actually ‘start’… change the text to black on white background for each cell as you get past the 30th days… This way you are really only tracking one goal the first month, which should be the focus and primary ONE THING you are doing the first first month to make this new ‘thing’ become a habit. I’ve read online in various places you NEED to focus on ONLY ONE GOAL for a MINIMUM of 21 days til it become a ‘habit’… so DO NOT FORCE YOURSELF TO DO MORE THAN ONE GOAL PER MONTH. You can do the extra the first month if you want, but DO NOT COUNT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT FIRST GOAL THE FIRST MONTH WHEN MARKING THINGS DOWN SO THAT YOU DO NOT OVER-STRESS YOURSELF WITH MULTIPLE GOALS AND NOT BEING ABLE TO ACHIEVE THEM ALL… JUST FOCUS ON ONE GOAL AT A TIME, MAKE IT A HABIT, THEN THE NEXT MONTH ADD A NEW HABIT AND KEEP THE OLD HABIT FROM THE PRIOR MONTH(S) AS DAILY HABIT. IF YOU DO HAPPEN TO FALL OFF AND BREAK A HABIT ONCE, DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP OVER IT. JUST GET UP, DUST OFF, AND TRY AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. THE GOAL HERE IS TO MAKE YOURSELF DO BETTER THINGS AND HAVE A HEALTHIER, WEALTHIER LIFESTYLE CHANGE, NOT TO BEAT YOURSELF UP FOR NOT ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO ACHIEVE. THESE NEW DAILY HABITS OUGHT TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF, NOT MAKE YOU FEEL WORSE. IF YOU START GETTING DEPRESSED SINCE YOU ARE NOT ACHIEVING THE GOALS YOU SET FOR YOURSELF, DO NOT LET THAT CONTINUE. I read somewhere the other day that you need to fail about 12 times in a row before you succeed at anything. I believe this is probably true. Changing your lifestyle to be healthier or meeting your goals is a good thing to do, but YOU MUST NOT LET NEGATIVE SELF IMAGE THOUGHTS KEEP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS!!! You are a great person, and just by trying to even change one thing to improve your lifestyle, you are already doing 99 percent more than most do usually who just go about their lives without many goals. DON’T YOU DARE BEAT YOURSELF UP FOR TRYING TO DO A GOOD THING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!

If you find doing something 30+ days in a row to be too much, maybe try another way of doing things other than what I’m suggesting in this post. There’s a really great 21 day habit tracer over at http://lds.about.com/library/weekly/2004/goal_sheet.pdf… maybe give it a try instead of or in addition, or as a pre-requisite for trying this thing that I’m trying with the multiple monthly goals… actually that one might be better anyways since it would let you do the same ONE THING over and over and over til you get at least 21 days in a row… which is great. Hell, I might even end up using that instead of this thing I’m starting in the end, lol. I’m just doing the 30 day goals because I know I can accomplish this sort of stuff as I’ve done it before… but hell, yes, it has taken me a few attempts and failures, so please DO NOT beat yourself up if you fail a time or three, or 50… just try, try, and try again. You will get the habit formed eventually. I am proud of you for even trying to meet your new goals at least once, and you should be proud of yourself too!

Remember, ultimately NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE, IT WILL BE THE RIGHT THING… We are all people on this earth — with all of our imperfections. You are ‘perfect’ since you were made in God’s image even if you don’t know it yet or see it. Yes, it is good to make new goals and achieve them, but even if you fail to meet your goal(s) from time time time, you are still made in God’s image, and as such, you are perfect as you are right now…

It only takes a little bit of self love, and seeing the truth behind things to understand this. It’s very difficult to see this sort of truth sometimes, but you need to understand that this sort of truth is truth, and it is beautiful, just as the whole world is if you let it be and stop with the negative self talk, stop with the looking at yourself and the world around you as bad, etc. Stop beating yourself up for being human. None of us is ‘beyond perfection’ but we are all ‘perfect.’ We all have our own path – our own stories, our own missions and quests in life at various stages. Learning self respect and understanding yourself — and not beating yourself up all of the time is THE way to achieve your goals ultimately. Others that don’t have respect for themselves yet because they have not opened their eyes to this truth yet will try to bring you down, and cause your own self image to follow in their footsteps in trying to bring you down, but you should not allow that to happen. Negativity breeds negativity. Try to stop having so much negativity in your life, especially when it comes to looking at your own personal surroundings, and ultimately your own inner self. Maybe one ‘goal’ you should set for yourself is to try to slow down or stop negative ideas, thought patterns, etc. from impacting you… I’ve read on several blogs that some people have accomplished this sometimes. It’s not something I’ve been able to do all the way yet, but might make that a goal one month someday as my ONE monthly goal that I want to turn in to a habit over time. Doing so might be the best ‘goal’ one could ever attempt to achieve because seeing the world as it really is is a good thing to do… not biased by the news media’s dreary tones and hidden messages and agendas… not biased by negative coworker’s sayings bringing you down and making you hate the amazing place you are employed for at the job you might actually like if you could just ignore the negativity they throw at you daily, etc. I find myself entering a ‘happy place’ when I do more things involving my right brain… stuff like taking pictures of asphalt and concrete walls, clouds, trees, dirt, flowers, etc. helps me see the world through a different lens. There is a really great video about this on Ted Talks that I posted to in a previous post… it’s over at http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

I will try to embed the video below, but it doesn’t seem to be working right for some reason, which is why the link above is there.

that sort of thing is one reason I MUST make art related goals some of my 33 goals. I need to find ways to bring art in to my life more as making art allows me to enter that right brain thought pattern more, and enjoy the ‘heaven on earth’ that it causes… It’s the sort of thing why I think artists, or musicians, or any number of others in their own professions can ‘enter the zone’ and the world becomes better for them… I could write a book or library of books on this topic, and may in future posts, but for now will just leave it at this since I’ve already probably gotten far off enough on the topic of this tracker for now, lol. I’m just saying, don’t beat yourself up much… and if you want, making changes in your attitudes and self talk patterns might be one way to do some personal goals if you really want TRUE change in your own life and to make good habits become great life-changing lifestyles for yourself that can very positively impact yourself, and all of those around you… Remember, we are all human beings… and everyone in the history books was too. ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The 33rd goal really just starts on day 991, so if you want to continue this past first 1000 days, you should take that in to account. Some blogs I’ve read indicate that you need to do one new thing at least 21 days in a row before it’s really a ‘habbit’… I only went up to day 1000 since it seemed like a logical number to go up to… You could theoretically only do 990 days and then start a new 990 days after that, etc. I just figure 1000 is a good goal since it’s easy number to remember… If you get that far you should probably allow yourself a little slack since hell, you just accomplished doing something for over 3 years in a row – great pat on the back!!! 🙂

If you prefer it in Google, here it is (Google’s formatting is not as pretty):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AppC9Gwr9zBIdFBsN1hRWDhQRnhkejBYYTBPSzJfWUE
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Read about a lot of 30 day and 100 day challenges in various places in the blogsphere, but no 1000 day challenges yet… so I’ve decided to create a way to track something like that. The idea is really to do a series of 33 one month challenges and form those challenges in to daily habbits… and use a checkbox type of system to keep yourself in check with all of these challeges. I figure since I screwed up the 90 full days of doing the Power 90 already, this is a new start sort of… but a continuation of that… so the counter starts over sort of, but in a completely new way with much more in the focus than just that 90 day end goal…

Could be something as simple as smiling at someone daily, doing a workout in morning, doing a workout at night, cutting out snacks from diet, cutting out soda from diet, cutting out having seconds at meals, cutting out sweets from diet, or as complex as you want it to be… it doesn’t even have to be focused on health. Maybe you want to give yourself the habbit of doing some thing every day and want a way to just build that in your life…

Anyways, below is the blank tracker for this thing on google docs. Tried to make it so that it tracks days, has check boxes for all 33 challenges for every day even though you would not use all of them til the last month… and also put in dashes on every 7th day since you probably need to build in one day a week that you ‘rest’ and ease up on yourself… after all doing any one thing for 1000 days is a heck of a lot. You could do it every day and not do the one day of rest if you wanted, but really you just like I am human, and made in God’s image (if God exists) so you need to let yourself have one day of rest probably… but hey, if you think you can do something every day for a thousand days without any rest, go for it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AppC9Gwr9zBIdDh0dXAwTlRSckpHVDIwVVE3Q1dQM2c

the excel file above may need to be changed in page setup to make it print right. Below pdf was adjusted with a few changes in that… Sorry that the legend on right doesn’t have 1-33 on each page. That was the original intention. Could probably be fixed with a little tweak here and there.
https://jeffthomann.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/1k-day-challenge.pdf

The idea with the ‘goal for the day’ and the legend as it is is for it to be a write in just like the others are… because every day if you write in your date, goal, and write down in the next box to the goal for the day the goal you completed it becomes more of a positve ego booster type of thing… You right your goals for day down in morning before you try the goal, then write down the goal in the daily notes box after you completed that day’s goal. If you are making it a 30 day challenge thing… do the same goal every day for 30 days, and use the one on habbits as the checkbox for that day, etc. The legend is just a sort of reminder to yourself about what your goals are… in case it gets confusing. This thing is made to be used on a clip board or something similar so that it’s easy to keep track of… but you could just edit it in excel file you update daily or whatever. I like using clip boards and have been doing that with power 90 to track my stuff in addition to this blog and an excel file in my computer. I use all three to track stuff like that since it keeps it more in my brain…

The last few days have been heck on the power 90 goal… with the arm stab thing, and then trying to workout again after that. I’m making up this 1k day tracker to start tracking my own goals in getting healthy and figured it might help others do similar which is why it’s here.

My first goal is probably going to be doing the Power 90 or some similar type of workout in the mornings… Then maybe add habbit 2 as doing workout at night, etc. Up til now I was tracking power 90 and the nightly add ons with handwritten papers on clipboard. I think this sort of tracker will work better and be nice and neat and actual help me keep track of goals better without being sloppy, hard to read, or time consuming to put together.

Not sure on this but some of my 33 goals are going to probably be morning workout, afternoon workout, no snacks, no sweets, no soda, check sugar in morning, check sugar at night, do some writing daily in a journal (not sure if I can make myself do the 3 single space pages that the artist’s way books call for, but might try it… just not sure on it since that’s a lot of writing and that amount of writing eats at free time that might go towards family time r&r time, or workout in evening time… but maybe doing something like one page a day for a month, then two, then finally 3 might make it possible? My hand cramps after writing that much, etc..), drawing a day, 3d model a day, or maybe even something simpler…. no negative thoughts for day, smile at people today, stay focused on one positive thing every day, etc… not sure on all the goals yet, but health goals will likely be my main focus for a while. I know goals will change over time, that’s why this is all fairly blank and just a skeleton right now…

I know I can change my ways to be better and get healthy. I know I can ultimately get to a great goal BMI weight by 1000 days from now. I’m not sure if I’ll start this tracker thing this week or next week. Might aim for starting it on the beginning of the month, but not sure yet.

Some other ideas for my ‘goals’:

MORNING WORKOUT
EVENING WORKOUT
NO S… NO SNACKS, NO SWEETS, NO SECONDS, NO SODAS (MIGHT HAVE TO BREAK THIS IN TO 4 MONTHLY GOALS)
MINIMUM OF ONE SIMPLE 5 MINUTE DRAWING A DAY
WRITE ONE PAGE OF MORNING PAGES WITH ARTIST’S WAY
WRITE A SECOND PAGE OF MORNING PAGES WITH ARTIST’S WAY DAILY
WRITE A THIRD PAGE OF MORNING PAGES WITH ARTIST’S WAY DAILY, AND MAYBE MORE…
MINIMUM OF ONE SIMPLE 10 MINUTE DRAWING A DAY IN ADDITION TO THE 5 MINUTE DRAWINGS
ONE POEM A DAY
MINIMUM OF 10 PHOTOS A DAY
ONE CONCEPT WRITING/DRAWING IN SKETCHBOOK DAILY
ONE PAINTING BASED ON ONE CONCEPT WEEKLY. (MINIMUM ONE HOUR PER DAY FOR 6 DAYS IN A ROW
ONE BLOG POST DAILY?
REMOVE NEGATIVE THOUGHT
ADD POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO YOUR DAY ABOUT AS MANY THINGS AS POSSIBLE… CHANGE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS IN TO POSITIVE ONES. TALLY THEM UP AS YOU COME ACROSS NEGATIVE THOUGHS AND COUNTER EVERY ONE NEGATIVE WITH 3 POSITIVE
LOOK AT NEW ARTWORK DAILY – BLOG ABOUT IT.
DO DISHES
MINIMUM OF 20 PHOTOS A DAY
WALK ON MORNING BREAK AT WORK (NOT SURE ON THIS ONE SINCE I’LL BE DOING THE MORNING/EVENING WORKOUTS)
WALK ON AFTERNOON BREAK AT WORK (NOT SURE ON THIS ONE SINCE I’LL BE DOING THE MORNING/EVENING WORKOUTS)
CREATE ONE DOODLE, SKETCH OR CONCEPT ON LUNCH BREAK… OR ALTERNATIVELY DO ONE 3-5 MINUTE SPEED DRAWING IN THAT TIME SINCE LUNCH BREAKS ARE ONLY 30 MINUTES
PROTIEN AS 20% OR SO OF MEAL AT EVER MEAL (EGGS OR DELI MEAT MOST LIKELY IF NOT SOMETHING ELSE), 3 MEALS A DAY
COUNT CARBS — NO MORE THAN 55 PER MEAL!!!! 3 MEALS A DAY.
CHECK SUGAR IN MORNING
CHECK SUGAR IN EVENING
GRATITUDE JOURNAL – WRITE 5 THINGS YOU ARE THANKFUL, HAPPY, OR APPRECIATIVE ABOUT DAILY.
NO SIX DOLLAR, SIXTEEN DOLLAR, OR SIXTY DOLLAR SH!T5 (don’t eat out)

My suggestion, or at least one thing I’ve done to modify my own personal copy that I’ll use to log this thing in my computer is to add new row above day one and then in the 1-33 edit formatting to type sideways… then in daily goal for first 30 days make the content of those fields equal what is in that field (g3 on mine but really depends on how you edit on yours…) That way you only have to write the one goal out if you are doing this in computer instead of on clipboard once, and then can just add notes later freely, etc… Since it’s a spreadsheet you can also add whatever you want to new rows and columns… track an entire lifetime, add in new columns for sugar level checks, blood pressure checks, etc. Heck you could even make it in to a daily calander with to do lists since you’ll look at it every day.. put birthdays on there as a yearly goal so you get cards to who you need to. Put change oil on car every x months, etc.

Entropia Universe’s many broken promises…

Look how many broken promises there have been :
http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?205880-Content-of-Oblivion

http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?200643-Marco-said-….&p=2597728&viewfull=1#post2597728

and the latest fiasco caused many long time players hudreds if not thousands of dollars, but they say it’s all nice and balanced…

http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?207591-Information-from-MindArk-Balancing-Team

Entropia Universe may have some good sides to it, but right now there’s many bad sides to it. It may be the worlds most expensive mmo, and may have gained some who were favored some of their money back, but the real truth it is a huge skam, and it’s highly unbalanced and there currently appears to be much favoritism involved in this game which actually uses real money as virtual money.

These are the people that will be creating the Planet Micheal soon that is a themepark type of planet based on Micheal Jackson. If they can’t turn their act around, I suspect MJ is going to be turning over in his grave really soon!!!

Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann

Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann

Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann
Media: Pastel, Watercolor Pencil, & Color Pencil on Gessoed Hardboard
Original Size: 5″ x 7″

 

http://allartists.wikispaces.com/

http://allartists.wikispaces.com/ is a new wiki I started today. I plan to add more to it on a regular basis, and grow it to be a gigantic list of artists both future and past, both greats and lesser knowns. Since it’s a wiki anyone can edit it. Feel free to add to it at any time. This is growing a project I’ve started because I think places like wikipedia, and most art history books are a bit biased in what and who they include and do not include.

The point of this is to create a list of every artist that we can find anything about. Since visual arts is my thing, I’m starting there, but over time it might be highly possible to add musical arts, and other art types there. I want this thing to be come a hugely comprehensive list that will be usable by the masses for various purposes. Art students and art historians doing research papers could use it as a starting place for doing research. Art collectors could use it to find up and coming artists. Art galleries could use it to find artists and ways to contact them. Artists themselves can use the wiki to link to their home pages, study trends, get inspiration, etc.

First Reply on the Small Dollar Write Off Project

The first email reply about the Small Dollar Write Off Policy is in. You can check out more about it over at
http://smalldollarwriteoff.wordpress.com/. I sent out a few more emails today too. I have not sent out massive amounts of emails with that project because it’s not really needed, and also, this way I can keep track of the individual emails sent out and responded too in a more organized manner. It amazes me that banks, CEOs, Doctors, and many others think that it’s perfectly ok to take people’s money and make it disappear in to their own pocket, sometimes deceptively billing in such a way to purposefully confuse the consumer so that more is paid then was billed. Frustrating, irritating, and downright dirty to steal from the poor, under-educated, and unhealthy like that.

2740 Turbosquid Links Left

I have posted quite a few Tubosquid Links over the last 24 hours, but still have quite a few more to post to get the
“comprehensive” list of all the links I have over there so far in to this blog.

Only 2740 more links to go to get every blasted asset I have over there linked to from here. Lots of copying and pasting from excel file I created from their database to do this. My right pointing finger hurts from clicking the mouse so much lately, lol.

Again, I just want to re-iterate here that this is NOT spam. It’s a list of art links that I’m creating to later use for commentary purposes here in this blog. What I want to do is give some examples of various trends my artworks have been going the last few years, expound on where those trends will lead me in the future, and also use this link list to make this blog more comprehensive and complete in showing my various forms of artwork.

This is both a reference for those that enjoy my artwork as well as for myself, both for visual viewing purposes as well as for historical and documentation purposes. I am trying to more or less account for all my artwork online up to this point in time so that going forward it’ll be easier for anyone reading this blog as well as myself and any art historians to see where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m headed in my art, its themes, its purposes, its concepts, in various relations between art that I have created and am working on now or in future projects, etc.

This entire blog is sort of an auto-biography from me, by me, and to me, Jeff Thomann, aka Mastermesh, aka Maria Mastermesh Mesh… and it’s also something intended for you dear reader, and you, fellow art lovers and art historians as well. This is me and my story. Come along with me on the ride, if you dare. 😉 🙂

idea: rolling pin wood block printing.

here’s a bizzare idea that I just thought of… what about engraving rolling pins to create wood block type of prints. In a typical print shop you cut flat planks of wood to do engravings on and put it through a roller to apply pressure to the paper. What about just engraving a wooden rolling pin so that the pin itself acts as a roller that puts the ink on the paper. Strange idea, but for those on a budget without a typical printing press, it sounds like it might possibly work… but now the question is will a rolling pin stand up to that sort of damage? In printmaking class back in college, another cheapo alternative I remember talking about with the professor was using wooden kitchen spoons to sort of rub the paper on to the top of a cut up piece of wood or metal to make the print. This idea with the rolling pin sounds more logical to me as long as you can figure out a way to make the registration marks stay where you want them, and the paper stay while the rolling pin moves.

Free TV List

Free TV List
***NOTE: I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS – IF YOU USE ANY OF THE BELOW INFORMATION TO DO ILLEGAL STUFF, THAT’S ON YOU, NOT ON ME. I’M NOT A LAWYER, AND I TAKE ZERO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. SOME TECHNOLOGY MENTIONED BELOW, SUCH AS P2P SOFTWARE IS CURRENTLY IN A GREY AREA AS FAR AS THE LAW IS CONCERNED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF SOMETHING – IT MIGHT BE SMART TO NOT USE IT OR TALK TO A REAL LAWYER BEFORE EVEN THINKING ABOUT USING IT. BY LISTING THE INFO BELOW, I’M ALSO NOT INDICATING THAT I USE THIS STUFF. I’M MAINLY JUST LISTING IT HERE SINCE INFORMATION IS POWER, AND THIS INFO IS ALREADY WIDELY AVAILABLE, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE READ ABOUT IT YET…***

I’m going to use this post to create a list of places to get “free tv” – online, via Free-To-Air Satellite, P2P TV online, Various Network TV Stations that have free downloads or online viewing, etc.

Some may require downloading programs, others might not (except a browser and maybe flash)… Satellite stuff, of course will require you to get the equipment… and all online stuff will, of course, require you to have a computer or some other technological device with a web browser and high speed internet connection of some sort.

You may already know some. Others, maybe not. I’ve tried to do comprehensive lists like this in various forums and things over the years, but most forums stop letting postings be edited after so many days – which makes long lists like this that are to be edited over time a pain to maintain. Since this is a blog that I can edit til the cows come home (as far as I know), or can copy this post to add a new entry later, I figure this is the better solution then a forum ever can be. I’ll edit this posting later with more entires over time, so you might bookmark it for later reference.

Network TV Stations that have online videos:
http://www.cwtv.com/

http://www.cnn.com

http://www.nbc.com

http://www.abc.com

http://www.cbs.com

http://www.abcfamily.com

http://www.fox.com

http://www.foxnews.com

http://video.pbs.org/

http://pbskids.org/video/

http://www.qubo.com/video/

http://www.thistv.com/watchnow

BBC iPlayer (live and non-live, used peer-to-peer technology until December 2008)

I have a lot more Networks to add later from various corners of the world. Come back here later and you’ll likely see more listings here.

P2P TV, and other Sharing Programs:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P2PTV
Babelgum.com (non-live)

http://www.mreplay.com/broadcast

Joost.com (non-live, live trials)
LiveStation.com (Windows, Linux, Mac) – based in United Kingdom
Miro (non-live)
ReelTime.com (non-live)
Zattoo.com (Windows, Mac)
Alluvium – based in Texas, USA
Octoshape (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Pando
Rawflow
CDNetworks (CDN service)
CoolStreaming (discontinued service)
Cybersky-TV – software
PeerCast (Windows, Linux, Mac)
PPLive – based in China mainland, Chinese only program.
PPStream – based in China mainland
Tribler – linked to P2P-Next, relies on BitTorrent protocol
TVUnetworks – Windows and MacOSX P2PTV Software and Network
SopCast – Windows and Linux P2PTV Software and Network
Pulse – (Windows, Linux) LGPL P2PTV engine with announcement portal and unrestricted access

p2p TV Programs – they use p2p technologies… sort of like bittorrent for tv… (Legalities may be a grey area at the moment? These have got loads of tv stations… I’ve read both that it’s illegal and that it’s not illegal on several websites. I guess I can see both sides of argument – illegal to get a pay tv channel that you aren’t paying for – but not really any more so than going to a bar to watch a game on espn or whatever… guess in a way, the networks should love this stuff since it’s really getting their ads to more folks…):
http://www.TV-FREE.org/
http://tvunetworks.com/downloads/index.htm – TVU Player
http://tristero.sourceforge.net/allu…hoverview.html – Alluvium
http://www.coolstreaming.org/ – CoolStreaming
http://www.tvoon.de/ctv/ – Cybersky-TV
http://tv.net9.org/index.html – Feidian
http://www.octoshape.com/ – Octoshape
http://takuo.jp/gnome-peercast/ – PeerCast
http://www.pplive.com/en/index.shtml – PPLive
http://www.tvants.com/ – TVants

Will explore adding links to the above later when I have more time…

Popular Podcasts
More info will be loaded in here in the near future. Stay tuned…

Website TV and webcasts:
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http://wwitv.com/

http://www.fancast.com/full_episodes

http://www.usanetwork.com/fullepisodes

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/inplainsight/video/fullep ·

http://www.findinternettv.com/FullEpisodes.aspx ·

tv.yahoo.com/tv-shows-online

abc.go.com/watch

http://www.hgtv.com/full-episodes/package/index.html

http://www.bravotv.com/full-episodes

http://www.fox.com/fod ·

tv.msn.com/tv/full-episodes

http://www.casttv.com/shows

http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video

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http://www.cbs.com/video

dsc.discovery.com/videos

http://www.tvland.com/full-episodes

http://www.tvland.com/shows/andy-griffith-show/full-episodes

community.abcfamily.go.com/watch/3/full-episodes

tv.yahoo.com/collections/3946

http://www.diynetwork.com/full-episodes/package/index.html

full-episodes.org

http://www.pbs.org/weta/carrier/full_episodes.htm

http://www.90210fullepisodes.com

http://www.mtv.com/shows/jersey_shore/season_2/series.jhtml

http://www.tbs.com/video/index

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/dawsons-creek/links/496900/title/full-episodes

http://www.thewb.com/shows/

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes

http://www.scrubsfullepisodes.com

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/queer-as-folk/forum/post/8727/title/full-episodes

http://www.biography.com/video.do?name=fullbioepisodes

uverseonline.att.net/tv/show/full-episodes ·

tv.blinkx.com/show/full-episodes/RRT3DR3Rcn-WpOD9

http://www.downloadfullepisodes.com ·

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/video/

tv.msn.com/

http://www.spike.com/spiketv/full-episodes

http://www.full-episodes.org/full_episodes_list.asp

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes

http://www.tvadio.com/Internet-TV-Entertainment-(General)-TV-Shows-Full-Episodes.aspx

search.travelchannel.com/travel/Full%20Episodes

http://www.fancast.com/

vp2.abc.go.com/watch/2020/166626

http://www.mtv.com/shows/silent_library/video.jhtml?filter=fulleps

http://www.cmt.com/shows

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?vs=Full%20Episodes

http://www.halogentv.com/watch/full-episodes

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-7/video

http://www.ehow.com/how_5307129_watch-real-chance-love-online.html

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml ·

http://www.movieweb.com/videos/full-episodes

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/dawsons-creek/links/496900/title/full-episodes ·

http://www.aetv.com/obsessed/video

http://www.history.com/shows/

http://www.biography.com/video.do?name=isurvived

showhype.com/story/watch_full_episodes_of_hawthorne_online

http://www.foodnetwork.com/video-library
http://www.full-episodes.info/movies.asp ·

http://www.lostfullepisodes.com

watchfullepisodes.com/site

video.tvguide.com/episodes.aspx

http://www.heroes-episodes.org

http://www.full-episodes.info/full_episodes.asp

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=20048A7C541C941C – star trek

http://www.nick.com

www2.wspa.com/cbs-episodes

lounge.cwtv.com/showthread.php?t=65802

seinfeld.netfirms.com/Videos/Full-Episodes

http://www.weta.org/video/pbs

http://www.downloadfullepisodes.info

http://www.hulu.com/browse/alphabetical/tv

video.adultswim.com/episodes/index.html

gossipgirlfullepisodes.org

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=XnYB9-0YEV8 – Ben Cartwright

http://www.juuh.com/eastwick_full_episodes

fep.abc.go.com/fep/player?src=abccomjs&show=93372

http://www.imdb.com/features/video

http://www.watchfreeepisodes.com

watchonlinefreetv.com ·

stage.mylifetime.com

http://www.yidio.com/show/13-fear-is-real

video.aol.com/show/the-jetsons ·

http://www.tv.com/video/full-episodes.html

http://www.bing.com/search?q=%22full+episodes%22&qs=n&sk=&sc=8-15&first=121&FORM=PERE4 – page 13 so far…. will add more later….

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youtube.com

hulu.com

http://www.livetvcenter.com/ – TONS of international channels. Quite a few things you can see on FTA satellite are on here actually.

http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/

http://www.spreety.com/

http://www.worldtvpc.com/

http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/

http://www.freeetv.com/

http://www.watch-free.tv/

http://www.clicker.com/

http://www.solent.tv/watch.aspx – solvent tv
http://www.lordoftv.com
http://www.channelchooser.com
http://www.live-online-tv.com
http://www.wwitv.com/ – “over 1600 online Television channels available”.
http://www.smartstreams.com/livetelevision.html
http://www.smartdigitaltelevision.com/
http://www.mmdfactory.com/internet_t…States_tv.html
http://www.beelinetv.com/
http://www.tvover.net/TVStation.aspx

Black Belt TV, THE MARTIAL ARTS NETWORKS BROADCAST
http://www.blackbelttv.com/BROADCAST_ONLINE.htm

Cspan:
http://www.c-span.org/

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

http://www.omn.org/

http://www.3dbuzz.com – Online Video Training Magazines (VTMs) that show you how to use various 3d modelling and animation programs as well as sql and photoshop among other things…

Prelinger Collection:
http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger – lots of old ads and movies in here… basically it’s a collection of television stuff that’s now old enough that it’s entered public domain – sort of the project gutenburg of tv shows.

MIT Opencourseware Video/Audio List:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/OCWHelp/avocw.htm

http://www.dl.tv/

http://www.videojug.com/

http://www.revision3.com/

http://www.ifilm.com/

Religious
http://www.ewtn.com/

General (*some of this is radio stuff, not just tv…*):
http://video.google.com/ – Google Video
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=free+tv – google search

More googling… do an advanced searches for filetypes:
ASX (Windows Media streams):
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l…iletype%3Aasx+
RAM (Real)
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l…filetype%3Aram
QT (QuickTime)
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l…+filetype%3Aqt

http://www.americafree.tv/
http://television.aol.com/in2tv

http://www.google.com/search?q=video…&start=10&sa=N – google for free video on demand

ABC VOD:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=abc+vod

CBS VOD:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=cbs+vod+

NBC
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=NBC+vod+

BBC
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=BBC+vod+

FREE VOD
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=FREE+vod+

http://www.scifi.com/pulse/
http://www.liketelevision.com/conspire/index.shtml
http://www.coolstreaming.us
http://www.openflix.com/resources/vi…nd-~-free.html

http://www.wsix.com/cc-common/videos_on_demand/
1000’s of music videos, all types (country, pop, rock, oldie)

http://www.tvforus.com/
http://www.narrowstep.com/channels.htm
http://wwitv.com/portal.htm
these sites link to 1000’s of channels broadcasting live online. Many around the world.

http://www.americafree.tv/index.shtml
running many of their own stations, mostly older public domain movies & cartoons

http://www.masternewmedia.org/2005/06/04/iptv_vs_internet_television_key.htm

Video On Demand
AOL In2tv http://television.aol.com/in2tv – nice one… It’s got gilligan’s Island, Beetlejuice, and some others… video on demand.

http://www.youtube.com

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/OCWHelp/avocw.htm

Prelinger Collection:
http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger – lots of old ads and movies in here… basically it’s a collection of television stuff that’s now old enough that it’s entered public domain – sort of the project gutenburg of tv shows.

Prelinger Archvies…

Local, over-the-air TV (stuff you can get with rabbit ears or an antenna on the roof)

http://www.antennaweb.org

http://www.tvfool.com/
http://dtv.gov/
http://www.fcc.gov/mb/video/tvq.html

Movie Cast Listings and Poster Images
http://www.imdb.org – potentially useful if you create your own dvds based on PVR recordings.

TV “guides” and Listings
http://www.titantv.com – Titan TV lets you create a free account that you can use to make your own customizable TV Guide. This is very useful if you use FTA Satellite or buy special packages of TV that is not normally available in your area.

Programs you can use to record video

Programs yoiu can use to edit video

Programs you can use to create DVDs

Progams that you can use to “stream” video from online or your computer to other devices, such as smart phones, wii, xbox, etc.
http://www.playon.com

http://www.orb.com

http://xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/index.php?title=HOW-TO:_Play_Free_Streaming_TV

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

TV Listings:

More will be added later.

Free-To-Air Satellite (FTA) Forums and Listings (stuff you can get with an FTA satellite receiver and a dish that’s at least 3 feet wide or wider – KU band requires 1 meter, i.e. 3 foot wide dishes, C-band requires bigger dishes that are either mini-bud (6 foot wide or so), or huge 12 foot BUDs. BUD means “Big Ugly Dish” – think 1980s style monsters, lol. Yes, there’s still free channels you can get with that stuff and the right receiver… Yes, the do make little motors to move dishes from satellite to satellite, and these are not too pricey. Here, in the United States, depending on your location, you can probably get FTA satellites from about 30 degrees West – 148 degrees West. Some Satellites have free, unscrambled signals, others don’t.

Some have various feeds that are only up temporarily for minutes or days. FTA Satellite Reception is sort of the “Wild West” of TV. Some signals are in various languages. Others are in English. Some signals are real TV stations, others are live feeds of sports or news casts. It’s very interesting seeing stuff like the reporters on Good Morning America when there’s a station break on or the actual normal broadcasting has not started recording yet. It’s very interesting seeing TV stations that you normally could never see from places such as Russia, Cuba, Italy, etc. It’s very interesting to be able to receive free TV Stations that have other languages then English. It’s very interesting being able to see “the other side of the story” then what normal U.S. media gives out by watching English Speaking TV stations such as Press TV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today. It’s very interesting seeing English Speaking movies on foriegn speaking channels with foriegn subtitles – makes learning a new language fun. It’s very interesting seeing live sports feeds that are not edited yet. It’s very interesting seeing live news feeds as they are being recorded, before they are edited. It’s very interesting seeing special events like the New York City on New Years Eve, Space Shuttle launches, and other things like that as they are happening, before any editing is done! It’s very fun to see unscrambled channels like Starz that Disn Network occassionally forgets to scramble. It’s very fun seeing History Channel and Biography Channel without paying someone to see it monthly, even if it might go away tomorrow. These are just a few of the many reasons I love the hobby of FTA Satellite Reception. 🙂

http://www.satelliteguys.us – BEST “legal” site with a forum that you can ask questions on that will likely get answered in minutes or hours. Quite a few illegal sites are out there. DON’T STEAL TV! STAY LEGAL! Right now, I don’t think you can go too illegal even if you wanted to since hackers have not figured out how to crack Nagrvision 3 yet. Even after they do figure it out, if they ever do, DON’T DO IT! It’s not worth possible jail time or gigantic fines you’ll never be able to pay off just to watch tv. Stick with the free, legal alternatives.

If you steal TV, you make it more likely that the providers of the signals will scramble more stuff more often. That makes it very bad for the rest of us that are staying legal because you are making the signals that are unscrambled dissappear more often. Additionally, you are putting yourself at risk since illegal hacks of satellite receivers can do damage to the receivers themselves, making your several hundred dollar reciever nothing more then a pricey paper weight and your expensive dish nothing more then a heavy weight freesbie. That doesn’t even count the security issues you are creating for yourself by sending your IP address to the various illegal websites so that you can download their hacks, and putting yourself at risk for computer virii through those same websites and downloads.

Just don’t steal tv signals. Stick with the unscrambled stuff that anyone can get with a true FTA receiver and you should be good go to. Yes, some pay tv providers do accidentally (or on purpose) leave some of their signals open and unscrambled, mainly for their installers to better aim the equipment when setting it up. It’s fine to pick up unscrambled signals. Just don’t descramble stuff.

http://www.satelliteguys.us/thelist/ – Sattelite Guy’s online list

http://www.global-cm.net/mpeg2central.html – Mike Kohl’s Online list.

http://www.gofastmotorsports.com/channellist.html – Rick’s List. Mike’s list, see above, is a bit more up-to-date, but Rick’s list seems to be more updated as far as sports feeds goes sometimes.

http://www.ftalist.co.cc/ – nice updated fridge fta list.

http://www.fridgefta.info/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=205 – blind scan finds from Fridge FTA. This is stuff that’s similar to the stuff you see in Satellite Guy’s “What’s Up There” section of the forums, however, this stuff over at Fridge is open and in the public, and does NOT require a forum member, although it is helpful and free to get a membership in the forums there.

Other lists are out there like http://www.ftalist.com/index.php – but they are not updated as often, so are usually outdated, and actually quite typically are copies of the other lists.

The most generic list, which is just about the oldest, and most generic list, and is usually really outdated because as soon as things get there, it’s almost a guarantee it’ll be scrambled soon is over at http://www.lyngsat.com

I’ll list more stuff here later, and might actually give you a brief description of some of the various channels up there in the sky. Just a little bit of knowledge – Satellites sit above the equator, so if you are in the Northern hemisphere, you need a clear line of sight to the south (trees block signals as do big buildings, etc.). If you are in the Southern hemisphere, you need a line of sight to the North. Various satellites have different “footprints” on where their signals go, based on the physics behind the technology as well as the physcial structure of the satellite and the earth itself. Lyngsat (see link above) has some interesting maps that show foot prints for various satellites. Most satellites are approximately at least 2 degrees apart from one another, and various nations have control over which section of the equator their satellites are at. Internation TV viewing is possible since most locations on the earth can “see” several different satellites. Here in the Midwestern part of the US, the visible line of sight goes from approximately 30 degrees west, where Cuba’s satellites sit, over to 148 degrees west, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. There is more “open” nonscrambled signals on the other side of globe, but still are lots of signals here in the Western Hemisphere. Channels and feeds change a lot, so if you do get a receiver, make sure to get one that has a “blind scan” feature if you can. Otherwise, you’ll be loading the transponder listings in the lists above manually, which is a pain. Even if you do have a blind scan receiver, you still might do that though, like I do, so you make sure to get the signals that the blind scans don’t always pick up. There’s lots and lots of free tv in the skys. Why pay more for TV? 😉 🙂

I’ll edit this to make it more understandable and categorized when I get more free time.

I’ll also add more info here later when I get around to it.

Think this list is missing something? Submit a comment, and I’ll try to correct that! 😉

Digital Video Editing @ Amazon

Free-To-Air Satellite Equipment @ Amazon

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Below, I’m going to try to copy the fcc database (see link above) for every local tv channel in the United States so that I can link directly to each stations website if it exists.  This could take a while since this is a pretty big project.

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Call Channel | Service Status City State Cou ntry   File Number Docket FacilityID ERP   HAA T Licensee/Permittee
K02JZ

2 TX LIC STONY RIVER AK US BLTTV-19800505IA 63497 0.018 kW 0 m STONY RIVER TRAD. COUNCIL
K02KA 2 TX LIC KALTAG AK US BLTTV-19800505IQ 33291 0.018 kW 0 m KALTAG VILLAGE COUNCIL
K02JU 2 TX LIC SELAWIK AK US BLTTV-19800620IA 11543 0.018 kW 0 m CITY OF SELAWIK
K02KB 2 TX LIC ALLAKAKET AK US BLTTV-19800908IY 1036 0.018 kW 0 m ALLAKAKET CITY COUNCIL
K02KK 2 TX LIC CANTWELL AK US BLTTV-19801027IP 62493 0.042 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LA 2 TX LIC RED DEVIL AK US BLTVL-19811117JQ 62693 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02KY 2 TX LIC ANIAK AK US BLTVL-19811117KF 62621 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02KZ 2 TX LIC KOBUK AK US BLTVL-19811117KO 62554 0.044 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02KV 2 TX LIC MARSHALL AK US BLTVL-19811117LL 62558 0.044 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02KW 2 TX LIC NULATO AK US BLTVL-19811117LN 62491 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LK 2 TX LIC CHIGNIK AK US BLTTV-19820602JG 62744 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LJ 2 TX LIC NONDALTON AK US BLTTV-19820610IA 62805 0.042 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LM 2 TX LIC SHAKTOOLIK AK US BLTTV-19820610IC 62640 0.042 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LI 2 TX LIC PILOT POINT AK US BLTVL-19820624IA 62856 0.042 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MB 2 TX LIC KOYUK AK US BLTVL-19820624IR 62873 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MA 2 TX LIC OUZINKIE AK US BLTTV-19820625IG 62927 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LP 2 TX LIC ST. MICHAEL AK US BLTTV-19820719IE 62910 0.042 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LN 2 TX LIC NEWTOK AK US BLTVL-19820916II 62581 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MC 2 TX LIC LABOUCHERE BAY AK US BLTTV-19820916IY 62822 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LO 2 TX LIC CHEFORNAK AK US BLTVL-19821026IT 62509 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LZ 2 TX LIC KASIGLUK AK US BLTTV-19821109IE 62798 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LV 2 TX LIC PITKAS POINT AK US BLTVL-19821222ID 62801 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02ME 2 TX LIC WOMENS BAY AK US BLTVL-19830106IC 62701 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02HO 2 TX LIC UNALASKA, ETC. AK US BLTTV-19830315JA 62932 2 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LB 2 TX LIC NORTHWAY AK US BLTVL-19830406IC 49717 0.049 kW 0 m NORTHWAY VILLAGE COUNCIL
K02LX 2 TX LIC PORT MOLLER AK US BLTTV-19830914IF 62688 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MJ 2 TX CP MOD HYDER AK US BMPTTL-19831104IA 62593 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LW 2 TX LIC GUSTAVUS AK US BLTVL-19840110IA 62742 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MR 2 TX LIC CHIGNIK LAKE AK US BLTVL-19850108IB 62819 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MW 2 TX LIC MOSQUITO LAKE AK US BLTTV-19850409IA 62521 0.05 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MN 2 TX LIC LEVELOCK AK US BLTTV-19850412IA 62821 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02MZ 2 TX LIC NAPASKIAK AK US BLTVL-19851125IA 62590 0.043 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02ML 2 TX LIC GRAVINA ISLAND, E TC.     AK US BLTTV-19861008IO 62923 0.428 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02JI 2 TX LIC ANGOON AK US BLTTV-19870831IG 2261 0.01 kW 0 m ANGOON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
K02ID 2 TX LIC YAKUTAT AK US BLTTV-19871228IE 74448 0.033 kW 0 m YUKUTAT CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
K02IB 2 TX LIC HOMER, ETC. AK US BLTTV-19940720IC 62838 0.318 kW 0 m ANCHORAGE BROADCAST TELEVISION CONSORTIUM, INC.
K02JE 2 TX LIC MCGRATH AK US BLTTV-19940815IB 28273 0.018 kW 0 m IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
K02KX 2 TX LIC CHEVAK AK US BLTVL-19971229JA 62889 0.045 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LS 2 TX LIC SCAMMON BAY AK US BLTVL-19971229JB 62506 0.045 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
K02LT 2 TX LIC WALES AK US BLTVL-19971229JC 62908 0.045 kW 0 m STATE OF ALASKA
DK02G U     2  Z TA DILLINGHAM AK US D83-125 62586 kW m
2  Z TA KETCHIKAN AK US 98279 kW m
K02QM -D    2 LD LIC LEMON, ETC. AK US BLDTV-20090220ABL 167227 0.01 kW 0 m CAPITAL COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.
WBXA- CA    2 CA LIC BIRMINGHAM AL US BLTVA-20060407AAB 70426 1.2 kW 0 m L4 MEDIA GROUP, LLC
NEW 2 LD APP MONTGOMERY AL US BNPDVL-20090831AAB 183068 0.3 kW 0 m EQUALITY BROADCASTING NETWORK
K02FV 2 TX LIC YORK, ETC. AZ US BLTTV-19800619IH 61296 0.032 kW 0 m SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.
K02MT 2 TX LIC PARKER AZ US BLTVL-19851230IA 25847 0.039 kW 0 m ARIZONA WEST MEDIA, LLC
K02HR 2 TX LIC BULLHEAD CITY AZ US BLTTV-4274 43378 0.115 kW 0 m MOHAVE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
KYUM- LP    2  Z TX LIC YUMA AZ US BLTVL-20050505ACF 74378 0.1 kW 0 m CENTRO CRISTIANO VIDA ABUNDANTE, INC.
K02HR 2 LD APP BULLHEAD CITY AZ US BDFCDTV-20090824AHQ 43378 0.002 kW 0 m MOHAVE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
K02JX 2 TX LIC BRIDGEPORT, ETC. CA US BLTTV-19800428IB 43498 0.004 kW 0 m MONO COUNTY SERVICE AREA #5
K02CN 2 TX LIC DUNSMUIR, ETC. CA US BLTTV-4615 22571 0.04 kW 0 m FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF OREGON LICENSEE, LLC, DEBTOR-IN-POSS
K02FF 2 TX LIC LAKEHEAD CA US BLTTV-3832 8294 0.014 kW 0 m BLUESTONE LICENSE HOLDINGS INC.
K02HY 2 TX LIC RIDGECREST, ETC. CA US BLTTV-4566 28584 0.037 kW 0 m INDIAN WELLS VALLEY TV BOOSTER, INC.
KCWQ- LP    2  + TX LIC PALM SPRINGS CA US BLTVL-20060928ALV 130100 1 kW 0 m GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY
KMCA- LP    2  + TX LIC REDDING CA US BLTVL-20070208AAW 125541 0.23 kW 0 m MARK C. ALLEN
KOTR- LP    2  Z TX LIC GONZALES CA US BLTVL-20070402KIR 2871 3 kW 0 m MIRAGE MEDIA 2, LLC
K02OA 2  Z TX LIC CHICO CA US BLTVL-20071119AFF 20969 3 kW 0 m FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
K02EE -D    2 LD LIC WEAVERVILLE CA US BLDTV-20080930AEI 68101 0.015 kW 0 m TRINITY COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
KQRM- LP    2  + TX CP PETALUMA CA US BDISTVL-20090107AGJ 130567 3 kW 0 m ONE MINISTRIES, INC
K39GY 2 LD APP VICTORVILLE CA US BDISDVL-20090805AAZ 67932 0.133 kW 0 m JEFF CHANG
NEW 2 LD APP BAKERSFIELD CA US BNPDVL-20090825AQF 181490 0.3 kW 0 m CENTRO PALEBRA DE FE CHURCH
K02QO -D    2 LD CP SANTA ROSA CA US BNPDVL-20090825BGE 182644 0.3 kW 0 m ONE MINISTRIES, INC.
K02QP 2 LD CP KEYES CA US BNPDVL-20090825BPB 182772 0.3 kW 0 m ONE MINISTRIES, INC.
K02QQ -D    2 LD CP MONTEREY CA US BNPDVL-20090825BYL 182886 0.06 kW 0 m ONE MINISTRIES, INC.
K02QT -D    2 LD CP SANTA BARBARA CA US BNPDVL-20090828AAU 182908 0.3 kW 0 m HOSANNA APOSTOLIC MINISTRIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION
KOTR- LP    2  Z TX CP SANTA CRUZ CA US BPTVL-20100615ALE 2871 0.84 kW 0 m MIRAGE MEDIA 2, LLC
K39GY 2 LD APP VICTORVILLE CA US BDISDVL-20090805AAZ 67932 0.3 kW 0 m JEFF CHANG
K02IK 2  0 #NAME? LAKE CITY CO US BLTTV-19790605IM 27252 0.005 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02JH 2 TX LIC SALIDA, ETC. CO US BLTTV-19800422IC 10089 0.009 kW 0 m CHAFFEE COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02KI 2 TX LIC SAN LUIS CO US BLTTV-19801121JU 69112 0.005 kW 0 m ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
K02KJ 2 TX LIC DEL NORTE CO US BLTTV-19801121JV 69055 0.055 kW 0 m ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
K02OG 2 TX LIC DOLORES CO US BLTVL-19920602JH 61479 0.04 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02OS 2 TX LIC WEBER CANYON CO US BLTVL-19931022JH 61474 0.002 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02OU 2 TX LIC ISMAY CO US BLTVL-19931022JI 61476 0.002 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02OP 2 TX LIC COLLBRAN CO US BLTTV-19940803IE 41290 0.002 kW 0 m MESA COUNTY
K02NV 2 TX LIC SARGENTS CO US BLTTV-19970106JC 25618 0.002 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02AC 2 TX LIC AGUILAR CO US BLTTV-4719 651 0.91 kW 0 m AGUILAR TELEVISION CLUB
K02GJ 2 TX LIC DELTA, ETC. CO US BLTTV-3686 70570 0.031 kW 0 m HOAK MEDIA OF COLORADO LICENSE, LLC
K02IK 2 TX LIC GATEVIEW, ETC. CO US BLTTV-4887 27252 0.005 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02HW 2 TX LIC GRAND VALLEY CO US BLTTV-4389 70583 0.057 kW 0 m HOAK MEDIA OF COLORADO LICENSE, LLC
K02IL 2 TX LIC PAGOSA SPRINGS CO US BLTTV-4908 48590 0.06 kW 0 m LIN OF COLORADO, LLC
K02EX 2 TX LIC SOUTH FORK, ETC. CO US BLTTV-2005 61184 0.024 kW 0 m SOUTH FORK TV ASSOCIATION
KREX- TV    2 DT CP GRAND JUNCTION CO US BPCDT-19991029AFS 70596 0.8 kW 27.8 m HOAK MEDIA OF COLORADO LICENSE, LLC
K02GC 2 TX LIC NUCLA, PARADOX, E TC.     CO US BLTTV-34945 70586 0.01 kW 79 m HOAK MEDIA OF COLORADO LICENSE, LLC
K02QI 2 TX LIC HESPERUS CO US BLTTV-20070223AAW 130898 0.005 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02LY -D    2 LD LIC GUNNISON CO US BLDVL-20091021ABN 25643 0.05 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02IK 2 LD CP GATEVIEW CO US BDFCDTV-20100210ABH 27252 0.06 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02NV 2 LD CP SARGENTS CO US BDFCDTV-20100212ABG 25618 0.05 kW 0 m GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
K02OS 2 LD CP WEBER CANYON CO US BDFCDVL-20100604AFD 61474 0.002 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02QI 2 LD CP HESPERUS CO US BDFCDTV-20100608AJU 130898 0.004 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02OG 2 LD CP DOLORES CO US BDFCDVL-20100609ADQ 61479 0.004 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
K02OU 2 LD CP ISMAY CANYON CO US BDFCDVL-20100609AFY 61476 0.002 kW 0 m SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION
KJWY- DR    2 DR APP WILMINGTON DE US BPRM-20090615AGB 181114 kW m
NEW 2 DN APP SEAFORD DE US BPRM-20081008ANE 183511 10 kW 305 m TEST
WTWC- TV    2 DT LIC TALLAHASSEE FL US BLCDT-20030214ABB 66908 9.2 kW 582.9 m WTWC LICENSEE, LLC
WUVF- LP    2  + TX LIC NAPLES FL US BLTVA-20030109AEN 71138 3 kW 0 m SP FT. MYERS LLC
WPAF- LP    2  + TX LIC PANAMA CITY FL US BLTVL-20060106ADM 128725 0.127 kW 0 m MARCIA T. TURNER D/B/A TURNER ENTERPRISES
W02CI 2  Z TX LIC CAIRO/THOMASVILLE GA US BLTVL-19960807IA 9729 0.018 kW 0 m CEE, INC.
WCES- DR    2 DR GRANT WRENS GA US BPRM-20010327AJB 136034 kW m
NEW 2 LD APP KURTISTOWN HI US BNPDVL-20090827ABJ 182998 0.099 kW 0 m RICHARD DALTON
K02JS 2 TX LIC OXBOW DAM ID US BLTTV-19801106ID 28236 0.004 kW 0 m IDAHO POWER COMPANY
K02NO 2  + TX LIC RUPERT ID US BLTVL-19890206IA 1251 0.087 kW 0 m FALLS BROADCASTING COMPANY
NEW 2 LD APP BOISE ID US BNPDVL-20100723AQO 187861 0.3 kW 0 m DTV AMERICA CORPORATION
W25DW 2 LD CP ARBURY HILLS IL US BDISDVL-20090619ACV 61692 0.3 kW 0 m MARCIA COHEN
NEW 2 DN APP GOODLAND KS US BPRM-20011009AEF 137603 0 kW 0 m SIERRA GRANDE BROADCASTING
WESL- LP    2  Z TX LIC JAMESTOWN KY US BLTVL-20070504AGP 128034 0.35 kW 0 m HISPANIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NETWORK, INC.
K02QB -2 TX LIC ALEXANDRIA LA US BLTVL-20080125ADH 129435 0.002 kW 0 m AGAPE BROADCASTERS, INC.
K02QB -2 TX CP MOD ALEXANDRIA LA US BMPTVL-20080124ABU 129435 0.002 kW 0 m AGAPE BROADCASTERS, INC.
W02AU 2 TX LIC ST. FRANCIS ME US BLTTV-3004 62116 0.002 kW 0 m ST. FRANCIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WLBZ 2 DT CP BANGOR ME US BPCDT-20080616ADA 39644 3 kW 192 m PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
WNDC- LP    2 LD APP SALISBURY MD US BDISDVL-20090717AAR 130443 0.25 kW 0 m HISPANIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NETWORK, INC.
WWMT 2 DT LIC KALAMAZOO MI US BLCDT-20020718ABT 74195 6.9 kW 305 m FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN LICENSEE, L.L.C
K02MM 2  Z TX LIC FERGUS FALLS MN US BLTTV-19840604II 22130 0.099 kW 0 m FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
-2 TA MINNEAPOLIS-ST. P AUL     MN US 98302 kW m
NEW 2 LD APP ROSEAU MN US BNPDVL-20090911AAQ 183231 3 kW 0 m NORTHLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC
K02NQ 2 TX LIC COLUMBIA MO US BLTVL-20050812ABV 55254 0.004 kW 0 m JW BROADCASTING, LLC
K02AO 2 TX LIC EUREKA, ETC. MT US BLTTV-19901203IT 18071 0.061 kW 0 m BLUESTONE LICENSE HOLDINGS INC.
K02OL 2 TX LIC SEELEY LAKE MT US BLTTV-19941004JD 18080 0.02 kW 0 m BLUESTONE LICENSE HOLDINGS INC.
2  + TA BUTTE MT US 98303 kW m
K02AO 2 LD CP EUREKA MT US BDFCDTV-20091005AAL 18071 0.018 kW 0 m BLUESTONE LICENSE HOLDINGS INC.
K02HJ 2 TX LIC ORD NE US BLTTV-19830727ID 11509 0.032 kW 0 m CITY OF ORD
K02NT 2 TX LIC SCOTTSBLUFF NE US BLTTV-19910301JX 17685 0.04 kW 0 m DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES
K02NT -2 TX STA SCOTTSBLUFF NE US BSTA-20030123ACR 17685 1.38 kW 0 m DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES
K02NT 2 CA LIC SCOTTSBLUFF NE US BLTVA-20040622AAO 17685 1.38 kW 0 m DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES
KNOP- TV    2 DT CP NORTH PLATTE NE US BPCDT-20080603ABQ 49273 16 kW 196 m HOAK MEDIA OF NEBRASKA LICENSE, LLC
K02JO 2 TX LIC CALIENTE NV US BLTTV-19790402ID 37513 0.004 kW 0 m LINCOLN COUNTY TV DISTRICT NO. 1
K02FJ 2 TX LIC OVERTON NV US BLTT-3397 11685 0.01 kW 0 m CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
K02FM 2  0 #NAME? LIC GOODSPRINGS NV US BLTTV-2115 11682 0.001 kW 0 m CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
K02KS 2 TX LIC RYNDON, ETC. NV US BLTTV-19810909IM 19390 0.013 kW 0 m ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT
K02OK 2 TX LIC BEOWAWE, ETC. NV US BLTVL-19940621JI 19851 0.009 kW 0 m EUREKA COUNTY TELEVISION DISTRICT #2
K02EG 2 TX LIC URSINE NV US BLTTV-1694 37541 0.058 kW 0 m LINCOLN COUNTY TV DISTRICT NO. 1
K02FN 2  + TX LIC MESQUITE NV US BLTTV-20050718AFM 11678 0.282 kW 0 m CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
KSNV- DT    2 DT LIC LAS VEGAS NV US BLCDT-20050824ABJ 69677 27.7 kW 386 m VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY
K02QW -D    2 LD CP RENO NV US BNPDVL-20090827ACY 183039 0.3 kW 0 m ONE MINISTRIES, INC.
K02KP 2 TX LIC LORDSBURG NM US BLTTV-19831212IA 55483 0.042 kW 0 m REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
K02HU 2 TX LIC ABIQUIU NM US BLTTV-4442 314 0.003 kW 0 m ABIQUIU VILLAGE TV ASSOCIATION
K02IP 2 TX LIC HILLSBORO NM US BLTTV-4863 27236 0.006 kW 0 m HILLSBORO TV ASSOCIATION
K02KP 2 LD APP LORDSBURG NM US BDFCDTT-20060331BOZ 55483 0.042 kW 0 m REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
DK02K G     2 LD APP CLIFF, GILA NM US BDFCDTT-20060331BOY 55511 0.083 kW 0 m REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
DKCWO -CA   2 CA APP SILVER CITY, ETC. NM US BSTA-20081103ABQ 33765 0.031 kW 0 m TTBG/KDBC LICENSE SUB, LLC
WKOB- LD    2 LD LIC NEW YORK NY US BLDVL-20100222ACI 51441 0.3 kW 0 m NAVE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
W02AH 2 TX LIC MARS HILL NC US BLTTV-3255 66401 0.051 kW 0 m MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC
W02AF 2 TX LIC SYLVA, ETC. NC US BLTTV-19781204IC 53929 0.056 kW 0 m WYFF HEARST
W02AG 2 TX LIC BREVARD NC US BLTTV-19821029IE 61683 0.065 kW 0 m MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC
W02AT 2 TX LIC BURNSVILLE NC US BLTTV-1152 66392 0.032 kW 0 m MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC
W02AG 2 LD CP BREVARD NC US BDFCDTV-20090824AFD 61683 0.3 kW 0 m MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC
K02DD 2 TX LIC JAMESTOWN ND US BLTTV-749 22131 0.496 kW 0 m FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
KVNJ- LP    2  + TX LIC FARGO ND US BLTVL-20020207AAQ 21187 1.13 kW 0 m G.I.G., INC.
WKYC 2 DT LIC CLEVELAND OH US BLCDT-20020404AAW 73195 8 kW 296.1 m WKYC-TV, INC.
K38FJ 2 TX CP PARADOX, ETC. CO US BPTT-3494 13831 0.143 kW 0 m OKLAHOMA COMMUNITY TELEVISION, LLC
KOKJ- LP    2 TX LIC ELK CITY OK US BLTTL-19860203IA 16585 0.048 kW 0 m WELLSPRINGS TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.
K02IQ 2 TX LIC SQUAW VALLEY, ETC .       OR US BLTTV-5085 60744 0.08 kW 0 m SODA MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, INC.
K02JJ 2 TX LIC WILLIAMS OR US BLTTV-19781030IM 61343 0.072 kW 0 m SOUTHERN OREGON PUBLIC TELEVISION
K02NW 2 TX LIC REEDSPORT OR US BLTTV-19990503JD 50586 0.057 kW 0 m OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
K02EK 2 TX LIC APPLEGATE VALLEY OR US BLTTV-1105 22588 0.004 kW 0 m FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF OREGON LICENSEE, LLC, DEBTOR-IN-POSS
K02JF 2 TX LIC BUTTE FALLS OR US BLTTV-19790320IB 61349 0.046 kW 0 m SOUTHERN OREGON PUBLIC TELEVISION
K02DV 2 TX LIC CAVE JUNCTION, ET C.      OR US BLTTV-3706 22572 0.004 kW 0 m FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF OREGON LICENSEE, LLC, DEBTOR-IN-POSS
K02GL 2 TX LIC DORENA, ETC. OR US BLTTV-3651 57776 0.008 kW 0 m SOUTH LANE TELEVISION, INC.
K02FT 2 TX LIC GOLD HILL OR US BLTTV-4699 8303 0.045 kW 0 m CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.
K02JL 2 TX LIC LA PINE OR US BLTTV-19790205JH 36176 0.005 kW 0 m NPG OF OREGON, INC.
K02JG 2 TX LIC PROSPECT OR US BLTTV-19790226IA 61339 0.09 kW 0 m SOUTHERN OREGON PUBLIC TELEVISION
K02DB 2 TX LIC SCOTTSBURG OR US BLTTV-4743 49754 0.073 kW 0 m FISHER BROADCASTING – OREGON TV, L.L.C.
K02PK 2  + TX LIC JOHN DAY OR US BLTVL-20010918AAM 476 0.002 kW 0 m THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
K02PJ 2  Z TX LIC LA GRANDE OR US BLTVL-20010918ABD 36161 0.025 kW 0 m LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
K02QN -D    2 LD CP EUGENE OR US BNPDVL-20090825ASH 181636 0.3 kW 0 m MAKO COMMUNICATIONS LLC
K02PK 2 LD CP JOHN DAY OR US BDFCDVL-20100112ADQ 476 0.3 kW 0 m THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WZPA- LP    2 LD CP MOD PHILADELPHIA PA US BMPDVL-20100322ABX 72536 0.3 kW 0 m MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
NEW 2 LD APP CAROLINA PR US BNPDVL-20090825BQX 181408 0.3 kW 0 m RAMON A HERNANDEZ
NEW 2 LD APP SAN JUAN PR US BNPDVL-20090825AWM 182027 0.3 kW 0 m MAKO COMMUNICATIONS LLC
NEW 2 LD APP PONCE PR US BNPDVL-20090903ACU 183169 0.3 kW 0 m RAMON A HERNANDEZ
NEW 2 LD APP ARECIBO PR US BNPDVL-20090903ACW 183171 0.3 kW 0 m RAMON A HERNANDEZ
NEW 2 LD APP MAYAGUEZ PR US BNPDVL-20090903ACZ 183173 0.3 kW 0 m RAMON A HERNANDEZ
KOTAT V     2 DR GRANT RAPID CITY SD US BPRM-20000328ABI 96823 kW m
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KOTA- TV    2 DT CP RAPID CITY SD US BPCDT-20091210AAA 17688 45 kW 205 m DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES
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K02GM 2 TX APP BRADY TX US BPTVL-19990723JA 10046 0.022 kW 0 m FOSTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
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KSFW- LD    2 LD LIC GAINESVILLE TX US BLDVL-20091123AKU 130934 0.5 kW 0 m HISPANIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NETWORK, INC.
KSFW- LD    2 LD CP DALLAS TX US BPDVL-20091224ACA 130934 0.13 kW 0 m HISPANIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NETWORK, INC.
K02QL -D    2 LD CP LUBBOCK TX US BDFCDVL-20100401ADL 125646 0.3 kW 0 m JACKALOPE BROADCASTERS
NEW 2 LD APP BEAUMONT TX US BNPDVL-20100610AFB 187583 0.3 kW 0 m SPIRIT OF PRAYER MINISTRIES INC.
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K02IF 2 TX LIC TROPIC, ETC. UT US BLTTV-4869 7656 0.058 kW 0 m GARFIELD COUNTY
K02AW 2 TX LIC VIRGIN UT US BLTTV-19790910IF 70997 0.97 kW 0 m SLC TV LICENSEE CORP.
K02ON 2 TX LIC TICABOO UT US BLTTV-19921117JC 23215 0.006 kW 0 m GARFIELD COUNTY
K02OI 2 TX LIC MONTEZUMA CREEK-A NET     UT US BLTTV-19940114JI 58871 0.017 kW 0 m SAN JUAN COUNTY
K02OT 2 TX LIC EAST PRICE UT US BLTTV-19941020IB 8755 0.002 kW 0 m CARBON COUNTY
K02FA 2 TX LIC ANTIMONY UT US BLTTV-3431 2371 0.002 kW 0 m PIUTE COUNTY
K02FQ 2 TX LIC ESCALANTE UT US BLTTV-4119 19744 0.007 kW 0 m GARFIELD COUNTY
K02BI 2 TX LIC KANAB UT US BLTTV-4125 71847 0.91 kW 0 m WESTERN KANE COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT #1
K02BQ 2 TX LIC MARYSVALE UT US BLTTV-4573 52755 0.92 kW 0 m PIUTE COUNTY
K02EN 2 TX LIC ORDERVILLE UT US BLTTV-3382 38363 0.003 kW 0 m  
K02BN 2 TX LIC PANGUITCH UT US BLTTV-4594 51443 0.85 kW 0 m GARFIELD COUNTY
K02BO 2 TX LIC TEASDALE,TORREY UT US BLTTV-3912 14187 0.89 kW 0 m WAYNE COUNTY

 

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K02PU 2 TX LIC BLUFF & AREA UT US BLTTV-20050829ACY 127821 0.004 kW 0 m SAN JUAN COUNTY
K02PT 2 TX LIC MEXICAN HAT UT US BLTTV-20050829ADB 127725 0.004 kW 0 m SAN JUAN COUNTY
K02PV 2 TX LIC OLJETO UT US BLTTV-20060222ABA 131291 0.004 kW 0 m SAN JUAN COUNTY
K02PX 2 TX LIC NAVAJO MTN.SCH.,E TC.     UT US BLTTV-20060222ABB 130254 0.045 kW 0 m SAN JUAN COUNTY
K02KN -D    2 LD LIC KANARRAVILLE ETC. UT US BLDTV-20090728AAR 29166 0.05 kW 0 m IRON COUNTY
WVBK- CA    2 CA LIC MANCHESTER, ETC. VT US BLTVA-20040713ACD 26996 0.004 kW 0 m VISION 3 BROADCASTING, INC.
WDRG- LP    2  + TX LIC LYNCHBURG VA US BLTTV-19901105JP 51893 0.062 kW 0 m PAUL H. PASSINK
K02FZ 2 TX LIC MAZAMA WA US BLTT-3351 68505 0.005 kW 0 m TV DISTRICT #2 OF OKANOGAN COUNTY
K02MO 2 TX LIC OROVILLE WA US BLTTV-19851112IC 50720 0.007 kW 0 m OROVILLE TELEVISION ASSN., INC.
KUNW- CA    2 CA LIC YAKIMA WA US BLTVA-20021010AAI 71081 0.8 kW 0 m FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.
NEW 2 LD APP LOS ANGELES CA US BMJADVL-20100518AAK 128585 0.3 kW 0 m JOHN R. POWLEY
WCIR- LP    2  Z TX LIC BECKLEY WV US BLTVL-20070619ABC 130462 3 kW 0 m FAMILY TELEVISION, INC.
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The above is the first 300 lines from the database.  More will be added in the next few posts…

http://publicdomainremix.wordpress.com/

I’ve created a new blog that is located at http://publicdomainremix.wordpress.com/

I know, I promised to only have this blog, but I can’t help but wanting to create new blogs for various purposes, while keeping this main blog from being a spam trap type of thing. The new blog at http://publicdomainremix.wordpress.com/ is mainly going to be used to locate, use, and remix various public domain video, images, audio, text, and other interesting things. The public domain is a very wide arena that has a bunch of potential for a lot of different things in my opinion, and I want to start exploring that wide and crazy world of public domain remixes. I have a lot of ideas on where to go with that.

The other main blog that I maintain currently, if you have not figured it out yet (since it’s linked over in widget to the right) is http://www.mastermesh.wordpress.com. That’s where I keep my delicious.com bookmarks backed up. I like posting those to a blog since I bookmark a ton of different places.

Fast food is bad for you.

Fast food is bad for you.

Remember, it should be called Kentucky Fried Shitten because thats what it’ll end up making you do.

Remember it should be called Grease-a Hut because the pizza is super greasy.

Remember it should be called Smackdonalds because you need to be smacked for eating such unhealthy stuff.

Remember, many call it Taco Hell for a lot of different reasons.

Remember, a 6.00 burger is really a 6.00 poo in disguise. Take a look at your stool sometime – did you really want to pay 6.00 for that?

spent some cash.

I spent about 20 bucks today on ball point ink pens. I got a cheap Wal-Mart Brand called Inc Discover Bold. Not sure if it’ll be up to the Bic standard that I used to always use, but maybe. Price was somewhere around 1.89 for a pack of 22 or so. Since I’m on a budget and am really loving looking at my old ink drawings with all of the scans I’m doing lately, I think I might get back in to doodling with ink pens. I like them more then color pencils for some things since they are fast, can literally have infinite levels of details and grey tones, cross hatches, stippling, etc. if you allow them to, and are really quick, easy, and non-messy to work with (at least if there is no ink leaks in the pens). Once the ink dries it’s even less of a mess then graphite pencils…

As far as the scans go, I have quite a few of the little bitty sketchbooks scanned now, but not all uploaded yet. I’m going back through the scans and cropping each page out since I scanned about 5 pages per scan in most of the latest ones.

The main little sketchbooks left to scan are mainly diaries/dream journals. Back in college, my Senior Project involved doing some oil paintings based on dreams. I’m not sure if I’ll upload the dream journals or not since those are some pretty oddball, hard to read, and private thoughts in some of them… However, I might since they are many years old now and some of the stuff is actually intended as educational or philosophical teaching material on some levels…

Need to edit my categories. I removed a lot of the tags that were not relevant yet, but may be in the future and moved them over to a google document mentioned a few posts ago. I’ll keep growing that list over time as I start honing in on various things to tie keywords to in my future image creations, whether in photos, 3d animation, or illustration.

I plan on having ink pens nearby no matter where I am during the day or night. I want to get in to the habbit of doodling, drawing, writing down ideas, and sketching more as I used to do but have gotten out of the habbit of doing for a variety of reasons.

feet drawing…

I’ve been thinking about this a little… every one of us has legs. Legs typically move a lot daily. I’m thinking it’d be possible to create wonderful abstract, or not-so-abstract paintings and drawings using our legs and feet daily… just put up something to draw/paint on on the floor and randomly move the legs as normal throughout the course of a day and see what happens. Most people are not coordinated enough with feet to hold a paint brush, pencil or ink pen, so I need to create some sort of thing on a shoe that will hold the drawing instruments aimed downward. I have used those spike things before to walk in the snow that you strap on to shoes. I’m wondering if something like that would not work. People let animals create abstract art sometimes. Why not let the limbs that just sit there doing nothing all day do it too? Paper would probably not work well, but boards like hardboard or plywood would probably, unless the crinkles caused by the feet are part of the work… actually sometimes crinkles can work to your advantage in things like this, so why not?

Art is Life and Life is Art.

Something that I have come to realize is that Art is not a reflection of life nor is life a reflection of art. ART IS LIFE and LIFE IS ART! Every minute that I am not creating art, looking at art, or thinking about art in some way, it’s a minute that dead. Art is the substance that created the universe, and is the substance used to substain the universe. It just is as life just is. In order to live a more fullfilling life one must live art, embrace it, become it, think it, be it. Art’s true focus is in opening the mind’s eye so to speak… connecting the dots between the physical and metaphysical… All religions are art, and have rules, ideas, myths, stories about creation. Creation IS ART. Art is the act of creation. It is the act of connecting the dots that make up the universe. Art is the act of learning to percieve the world with a more detailed view. Art is the ability to perceive infinite levels of detail in all areas of Life. Science would not exist without art as a basis. Religion would not exist without art. Technology is science fictional art before it comes to exist. Our dreams are creations of art. Our realities are created because of our dreams.

ART IS LIFE AND LIFE IS ART.

I want to embrace, become, and be art so that I have a more fullfilling life. You should too! 🙂

Lefty Sketch/Doodle Book idea…

When I’m at work, I scribble notes from phone calls, etc. in a notebook that’s next to me all day long. Many times, I doodle out various stuff in the margin, just like anyone else does in any classroom across the country on any given day… Similarly, I have MS Paint up all day and doodle in it sometimes on breaks…

I cannot do the MS Paint thing and concentrate on other things at my job as well, but might be able to do something like that with the sketchpad/notebooks more then I have in the past… since the notepad is on my left sitting on a desk, and my right hand is constantly using a mouse to do various things at work all day…

so… one thing I’m thinking about doing is keeping tons of ink pens on hand to doodle silently as I work away. It won’t be masterpieces, but just various oddball images, etc. It’s something I’ve never done much of in the past, but think there might be possibilities here for a lot of various things. It won’t break my concentration on my job tasks etc…

I have color pencils at work too, but won’t use them too much for this sort of thing, even though I use color pencils on breaks sometimes, because color pencils are too loud, and disturbs the concentration of those around me.

Just seems that there is 40 hours a week that I’m not doing art stuff that’s more or less being wasted, at least artistically (even if it does pay the bills). Want to fix that problem and start doing more art without loosing concentration or focus on what I’m really there 40 hours a week to do. It is possible to multitask – and many times I’m doing that subconsiously anyways as things play around in my brain all day long – maybe it’s time for me to take that to the next level.

Review of the Twilight Movie – Eclipse

Tekla and I went to see the Third Twilight movie, Eclipse, last night. It was a pretty predictable movie.

Actually, the whole Twilight series is that way, but that’s to be expected since the target audience is a bunch of teenage girls for the most part. The fight scenes were not overly exciting. The “vampire army” was made to sound like they had a lot of strength and power, but really the army was defeated in no time flat by the Cullins and the Wolf pack.

The army was really only a small handful of vampires – maybe 10-20 or so, if I remember correctly. The “army” only injured Jacob by breaking his ribs when one of the neophyte vampires in the army squeezed him. I have not read the book, so don’t know how closely they kept this true to the story, but based on what I’ve read on wikipedia, it sounds like it was fairly close. That is one problem I have with all of the twilight movies so far – the action, when there is action, is fairly calm. Sure, they are throwing one another around, and biting off limbs, but it’s all not very scary, dramatic, or meant for a movie in my opinion.

The main battle in this movie takes place in the middle of the open field in one of the earlier movies. It’s a nice sunny day in the meadow. The environment just does not lend itself well to a gory, bloody fight scene. It also is not really remnescent of the foggy, cloudy days environment that is typical of the area in real life where the movie suppossedly takes place. I guess the reason for that is because the target audience is a bunch of teenage girls that they don’t want to gross out or something?… I want to see more drastic color in a movie about vampires and werewolves…

There is hints of red here and there, but not a lot of bloody, gory stuff that is typical of vampire and werewolf movies. The horror just seems to not be there really – even when Victoria’s head is ripped off, and her boyfriend’s arms are ripped out, the gore is not there and the limbs just look like stone statues…making this more like an anime movie, or teenage soap opera then a real movie about vampires and werewolves.

I mean, sure it’s a love story, but it’s also suppossed to be a horror movie, right? Where’s the shakey camera shots? Where’s the foggy night scenes? There is a chase scene or two through the forest in some places of the movie, but it’s never really “scary” – more like an anime movie or something. When the vampires do go “hunting” for their animal blood, it’s never on scene… The sunny meadow is very cheery. The gory scenes of the army in Seattle are dark-ish, but even those are not really gross me out or scare me out of my wits horror like they should be in my opinion. We should be afraid that this big scary army is coming to the Cullins land and as an audience should be feeling some empathy. It didn’t seem like anyone in the audience had that empathy level because the movie is just too silly… We have a bunch of people jumping around like they belong on Dragon Ball Z more then a vampire or werewolf movie. We see bright sunny skies (ok, it’s suppossed to be overcast, and that’s why we don’t see the sparkles in the vampres – but many of those scenes look way to bright on gamma to be too cloudy to me – or maybe they just dulled it out too much so it looks a lot brighter then it really is or something)… Yes, the movie was ok plotwise, but as I mentioned, somewhat predictable.

The focus on the live triangle is important, but they could have at least put a little gore in there, or done some of the camera angles up closer to hone in on the battle scenes more from a first person perspective instead of leaving it all in third person from a distance in a very passive manner. There should have been a lot more drastic colors and things.

Sure, they have mountains scenes that look like they are shot from a helicoptor (probably a 3d camera view from a 3d mountian) but they could have done so much more. Mountains have gigantic 5:00 shadows all over the place. We could have seen lots more doom and gloom. More dramatic flair… More brightly contrasting color schemes to pull the audience attention in on certain things. No, they should not turn it in to a Kill Bill type of blood fest with blood spurting out everywhere, but they could have done something heading a little bit in that direction a lot more then they have done… As it is, the werewolves seem like newborn puppies, even when they are at the most savage scenes in the movie. The vampires just seem like normal people that don’t get a tan. Even though Jacob’s ribs are supposedly broken, we don’t see any camera angles focus in on a closeup of his chest at all during that time of the movie, even though during the rest of the movie he’s running around bare-chested all day long… Aw well, it was worth seeing, but it’s not really worth the money to see it in a movie theater. If I were you, I might wait til it’s out on DVD.

worked on cleaing a bit…

Worked on cleaning up the basement a bit over the weekend. It still has a long ways to go, but I did manage to free up some floor room that can become the beginnings of a painting studio again, and also might work out as a dance floor/workout place for using workout videos. I’m thinking it’ll be smarter to do that sort of stuff down in the basement where the floors are concrete…

Dictionary of Imaginary Places

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic
is one of the BEST books on fictional places. Lots of interesting maps and various descriptions. If you like fantasy, fiction, or role playing, this is a must have. I used this book a lot back in college when role playing and also for just plain entertaining reading. Love it.

Various Times that I can remember being told to stop taking photographs, or stop doing something else artistic…

Various Times that I can remember being told to stop taking photographs, or stop doing something else artistic…

– New York City on Spring Break back in college. I was trying to photograph something in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was told to not flash the camera. Apparently, there, you are allowed to take photos, just not with the flash on.

– Turbosquid. I had a photo of building on there. It had a car somewhere in the photo, taking up a very small portion of the picture plane. Ford sent Turbosquid a Cease and Desist Letter asking that it be taken down, and so they took it down and emailed me notifying me that that was done and why. Nowadays, I try to avoid anything with logos or trademarks on it if possible, or if I shoot them, I purposefully try to just hone in on some image that is not clearly apparent what the picture is of… for instance I might zoom in on spokes of the wheel hub but avoid taking a photo of the entire hub that shows the name of the company, or I might take photos of brick textures and avoid the name of the brick manufacturer, or just go for something natural that no one has the right to – like tree bark, cement, asphalt, grass, clouds, or similar textural type of things.

– behind Columbiana Apartments. I used to live at Columbiana Apartments in Columbia, Missouri, several years ago. It’s near Stephens’s Stables on Old 63, right next door to the BXR Radio Station. I took photos of some clouds out there sometimes, especially when crazy Spring weather came around. I was shooting some upside down tornado-like clouds one day (looked like twisters, but they were funnelling upwards instead of down towards the ground) and got told to stop shooting back there by a lady next door because she thought I was aiming the camera too close to the place back there, which was violating privacy. Apparently, there’s a homeless shelter back there. I didn’t know prior to that incident that that is what was housed in that building…

– Columbia Mall. I was taking some pictures of clouds. I love taking pictures there or in similar places, like overpasses, where there’s no trees in the immediate vicinity blocking the view to the sky. Some guy thought I was taking a photo of him and yelled at me as he drove by. I simply told him that it’s a digital camera and that I hit delete… He gave me the bird and yelled some obscenity before driving off. Kind of funny that someone would do that when the mall itself is constantly taking security pics of everything in the place. If I ever do get someone in a photo, I try to not put that online, or if I do, edit that person out unless I have permission because I don’t want to get hit with privacy lawsuits later.

– A few times people have seen me drawing in crowded locations, and came up asking me about it. Usually, when I used to draw people, such as in the mallsmall sketchbooks – mainly drawn on breaks in cafeterias, at the mall cafe court, or similar public locations, I did quick sketches so it was hard to tell who I was drawing and/or there was so few details, and I could quickly close the book. Usually, most people are actually happy to figure out I’m drawing them if they do put 2 and 2 together… admiration type of thing. I’ve never had someone tell me to directly to stop this sort of activity. However, it is a little embarassing if you do get caught red handed doing that sort of thing. I have not done this type of thing for several years now, but might get back in to it someday since my drawing skills have gone downhill lately due to lack of practice.

– Once back in college, I did a quick little “show” that was not publicly announced or advertised. I simply asked the Art Department for permission to put up an exhibit in one of the halls where there was room for that sort of stuff. When I put it up some people looked at me weirdly and talked about it at a distance as if I could not hear them. No one actually said don’t do that though.

It was very interesting seeing how people going between classes reacted. I didn’t put up a nameplate or anything explaining who did the work or the title. I just walked the halls on various occassions when it was up to see reactions.

It was a small series that I called “Work In Progress”, or WIP – it was a series of parts of a canvas stretcher. The first part was one board, the next part, two boards forming an L shape, the next side, 3 boards, and the last part 4 boards. It was colored with acrylic paint that I airbrushed on there. No actual canvas was on the stretchers. It was just the idea of putting together the stretcher, and the work involved in that that was the focus/theme of the work. I painted the first part a light blue, next part blue on first part of the L and faded in to red on the second part of the L with a nice transition… Third part that had 3 sides showing more of the fade, and start of orange, and 4th part showing full color spectrum with primary colors faded from one in to the other… the idea was sort of that the creating of a canvas is in and of itself a work of art. Some parts of that still exist. Other parts have been torn apart since I kept it at my parents house for storage, and dad found another use for some of the 2x4s in it without asking me if he could tear it apart first… 😦

Someday, I would not mind doing another progressive piece like that again.

Luckily, I didn’t offend anyone directly with WIP. About 2 weeks after I took that down, another art student put a painting up in the same location, and it irritated the someone enough that the painting got taken off of the wall and thrown in to a trash bin below the balacony walkway between the building that this hallway that was on the second floor of Baldwin hall, and the next building over. If I remember correctly, that was Kjell Hahn’s painting of a nun in a slightly erotic pose or something similar to that. It was rumored at the time that the janitor did it, but no one had any proof… (edit 6/25/2014 – edited the link to Kjell’s site above to an internet archive version. Kjell is on facebook if you need to contact him.).

The janitor of Baldwin hall made himself appear to be a bit grumpy at times, but I think honestly, he was just a quite guy… and he actually had a bit of an interest in the arts or else he would not have kept that job, being seen listening to some of the music from the music students and looking at some of the art from the art students.

Back then in the 1990s (things have changed now) Baldwin Hall was the main art building at Truman State University… The top floor was the art student’s realm. The second floor was the music student’s realm, and the first floor and basement were the theater department’s realm. Across the quad, Ophelia Parish is where the art gallery was, but most of OP was just a big storehouse that was never done. Since then, they’ve converted OP in to the main art building… Not sure if sculpture classes are there though. Sculpture used to be in a building all the way on the other side of the campus, across the street – probably a half mile walk or so down the road. It used to be a pain to carry portolios and art toolboxes from Baldwin to the other building and back, so I put a bookbag strap on my portolio, and another on my toolbox that carried my art supplies and walked all over the place with that… One of the biggest gripes I had about Truman when I left was that the art students didn’t have descent sized lockers anywhere, and could not really store art supplies in dorm rooms – at least not legally if they went 100% by the contract with the housing people… major pain for those of us that liked to make big works of art. Most of my painting back then were around 2-3 feet wide, One was actually 6′ x 6′, and some of my sculptures were similar lengths in size…
The last two years I was up there at Kirksville, I actually had to rent a storage shed out on the edge of town to store my stuff.

I highly doubt that storage problem has gotten any better since then, but for the amount of money that college kids give the school to live there, they should fix it someday… if nothing else, the school should get in to some sort of discount deal with the storage places in the area to get college kids a discount.

more bookmarks…

bookmarks are also going up at http://jeffthomannsbookmarks.blogspot.com/ – actually I think that’s updated more often then the daily posts at http://mastermesh.wordpress.com/. I’ll leave both up for now since they serve a role for myself in finding links I want when I want them. I also can and do just use delicous.com sometimes, but this gives me a backup of that, and also gives me a way to share various random bookmarks with you. Most of the junk I look at is stuff that might not interest you, but on the other hand, it might. Usually I only bookmark something if theres some particular problem that I’m trying to solve and the link in the bookmark points me in the right direction. I also sometimes bookmark stuff that is various websites that I visit that I’m fairly certain are hard to find in google, yahoo, or other search engines, but that I want to go back and visit later for some reason or the other. Anyways, since these bookmarks are over there, instead of here, you can ignore them all together if you want… and they are not clogging up this blog making it a little unreadable like it was when I had feeds filling in this blog. I might do the feed thing again with blogs later for a similar reason I’m doing these bookmark blogs, but only time will tell.

fantasy stuff… role playing… virtual reality… art – back to the basics

I’ve been kicked out of Entropia Universe a few days now since Vista went kaput on my computer and I don’t have a restore cd that works. I hate HP for not putting the restore cd in the box when they ship it out and rely on a hard drive restore that may or may not work when you need it… and then they want you to pay them lots of cash to buy a restore cd that may or may not work since their blasted hardware is junk that relies on partitions on a hard drive that might get corrupted someday (which happened to me I think)…

I am trying to figure out a way to make Entropia Universe work under Linux, but it’s not promising. I got the installer to work fine under Wine, but now need to install Direct X on wine and a few other things, and even then, it still might not work.

In the mean time I’ve been reading some of my old art books, studying some old drawing books more, and also reading a lot of old role playing books and things. Future posts will probably have more scans of my drawings and paintings, but might also have some other more philisophical thoughts, thoughts on role playing, stage lighting, animation, and a number of other things. Being offline in the virtual reality I spend so much time in has started to get me ‘back to the basics’ on a variety of trains of thoughts that I had several years ago and wanted to follow through back then but didn’t because I got too distracted with this other “virtual world”… I enjoy fictional worlds as a means of escaping reality sometimes – but it’s very easy to take it overboard with a super hyper imagination and make that false reality in to your over-arching real reality sometimes… Its something we all do on some level – people think about their soap operas while they work… or maybe their comic books… maybe something else. We all have hobbies, and most of us don’t have the ultimate job that keeps our attention that we love so much that we never think of anything else — anyways, I’m getting back to the basics mentally and physically on a lot of various levels at the moment…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escapism

German social philosopher Ernst Bloch wrote that utopias and images of fulfillment, however regressive they might be, also included an impetus for a radical social change. According to Bloch, social justice could not be realized without seeing things fundamentally differently. Something that is mere “daydreaming” or “escapism” from the viewpoint of a technological-rational society might be a seed for a new and more humane social order, it can be seen as an “immature, but honest substitute for revolution”.

motion capture cheap…

http://freemotionfiles.blogspot.com/2009/06/cheap-motion-capture-with-free-software.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22cheap+motion+capture%22&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&sa=2

Yes, Chris, and anyone else who cares to read this. I did post this and the last few posts. This is NOT a robot. I usually bookmark this sort of stuff with del.icio.us but since I don’t have the toolbar for that installed on this computer, I’m just posting it the stuff here…

Believe it or not (yes, you probably do believe since I”m a bit nutty sometimes), I had a jogging suit with pom poms sewed on way back 6 or so years ago when I wanted to get in to this d-sculptor, imodeler, and greenscreen junk. However, way back then the computers I was using were way too slow to do much… Aura 1 used to be in Newtek’s ftp site for free. Not sure if it still is. Newtek is the company that makes Lightwave 3d… There was some sort of a pixel tracking thing in aura that could be exported to lightwave… so you could record motion and create paths for it in 3d. Now that I’m starting to get back in to 3d and stuff mentally, a lot of this old knowledge is starting to flood back in to my brain… interesting stuff.

I have a couple of 1000 watt spotlights that are typically used for construction jobs in my basement. I was going to use them to make a homebrew photo studio, or greenscreen studio a few years back. Not sure if I will do that or not… never used the lights yet since I’m not sure how safe they are (warning label on the side of the box talks about lead)…

I might use them to set up as cheap homebrew strobes to shoot my portfolio in the basement someday.

Need to clean out the basement someday before all of that can ever happen though, or before I can convert the basement in to a descent painting studio like I envision it to eventually be… (assuming I can find some way to ventilate it).

It’s still got quite a few things in it that is a bit unorganized from last year, when mother-in-law moved and father-in-law passed away, and we inherited quite a bunch of odds and ends that are now in storage in the basment…

interesting reading – diy greenscreen

http://www.lifeisaprayer.com/articles/photography/diy-greenscreen

http://www.google.com/search?q=homemade+greenscreen&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1

http://blog.mindbites.com/how-to-make-a-homemade-green-screen/

interesting reading – 3d Scanning on the cheap.

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/how-to-build-a-3d-scanner-with-a-webcam-and-a-hand-held-laser-525466

I read this article a while back and actually tried something like it a year or three ago… actually gave me a reason to buy a laser level! 🙂

Using I-modeler and/or d-sculptor is much easier since you don’t have to mess with lasers and stuff. I might try to get in to this sort of thing at some point in the future again.

Using d-sculptor about 6 years ago, I created a 3d image of my sister and brother in law. They were kind enough to stand still long enough for me to shoot them about 30 times from different angles to make it work.

Back then, I did that using a blown up d-sculptor grid – version 1 – the version 2 grid is a lot harder to blow up – version 1 is just a square that’s cut in half – so the dots are much easier to put on a blown up thing… I used 4 blocks of hardboard (masonite) that were taped together with duct tape to do that, and I made the dots on there with white china market and black sharpie pen and permanent marker to make it visible from a distance.

Imodler is much harder to blow up since it uses a proprietory algorithm in how far apart the dots are… pain in the butt to print out a 6 foot wide thing on 8 and a half x 11 paper to blow up the imodeler – but believe it or not I tried that at one point in time, lol. If I do this sort of thing again in the future, I’ll set up the hardboard so that it has both the Imodeler and Dsculptor grids on it simultaneously so that I can make the 3d meshes in both programs using the same digital photos… as one might work better then the other and/or be more “professional”

At one point in time, I thought I could do this sort of thing as a part time job – sort of set it up to do 3d scans for people at county fairs and things to get the kids on 3d models that could be used to make 3d prints, modify to create avatars in 3d games that looked like the people scanned, etc. However, never pursued the idea too far since it takes so long to shoot the images and the model has to stand still. It could work with a single snap from a bunch of photos all taken at once, but that would require a lot of helpers and/or some sort of automated system similar to the rigs they use in Hollywood to do stuff like is shown on the Matrix I movie dvd… it’d be possible but difficult, and pricey… otherwise, it’s a slow process that requires the model to stand perfectly still. Getting children, or even adults to stand still is not always the easisest thing in the world to do…

computers are a pain…

Computers are a major hassle for us creative types. I’ve spent the last 48 hours or so doing a re-install of the operating system, a bunch of software, and on another computer making lots of backups of some dvds and cds with lots of creative works, both 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional from about the last 10 years!… electronic forms of communication are cool, but it’s awful that you can loose it all in the blink of an eye if any hardware goes bad. Backups are something you need to do, but they can be a major hassle that takes hours to do the more stuff you get over the years. Back is hurting from sitting here so long. Neck and shoulders are too since computer is not really at an ergonomic height for keyboard and mouse…

Does anyone know if a cheap midi-usb adapter works in making a music keyboard work with a computer that has no pci slots? Thinking about getting back in to doing a few musical things and having the power to do both midi as well as audio files would be helpful.

Imaginitive Flight – on this Bright Night

Zodiac was on attack,
——
so Amma got on,
red gown flowing.
——
The horse was pale
white, and warm

on this cold
and listless night.
——-

——
In the spire
there was a squire
who spied his heart’s desire.
——
Hooves of thunder
took her asunder
——
His heart
was constantly bleeding…

Yearning and seeking,
Seeking, constantly seeking.
——
——
The land was plundered
as the hooves thundered
——
——

The Cheshire cat
laid on it’s back

micheviously smiling,
always smiling

——
——
The stars aligned.
The time was fine

when they finally met
in the heart of the city.
——
——

——
Gooving and grinding
musical binding
——
mystical hair
in the air

bodies swaying
ever so lightly
——
celestial choirs,
rythmic squires
——
throbbing & bobbing
orange and reds

currelean blue
strobes went dead

in the moon’s
bright light
——
——
The zodiac attacked the crazy cat.
but the Cheshire keeps smiling.
——
——

——
They did conspire
near the bonefire

twisting and turning
yearning and learning

the two became one
dawning rays of sun

Cheshire went away
——

you know you are right – and wrong too.

shit nitty pops
sheenennenneybops
shin -n-nine eh pops?

This right here is why
lyrics cannot be done
without some notation…

notation that’s in rotation…

That’s right.

Yeah, yeah.

Sin -n- Nine
eh bops?

Sign and wine
eh pops?

Shit and Knit A Pop.
——————————–
Poems are visual.
Sounds are Lyrical.

Both can be hysterical.

Both can be read wrong
Both can have more than one meaning.

Welcome to the world of the artsy fartsy.

Here we shit and knit a pop
as we bebop
and
Shine and wine

We dine and wine and whine and shine
Studying Sine and why it’s different
then a nine.

Cheshire cat
must still be on attack
this Cinco de Mayo
=============================
Fives and Fives are not nines…
But they might just be a part of sine

Spelled S-I-N.

Is the sin a winning?

Maybe it’s whining…

or it’s wining and a dining?

Tomorrow there’s half a moon
no crescent any more… at least a night…

Maybe Cheshire is whining while logic is dining
and it’s a dying, at least for a night, odd delight…?
==================

It’s no wonder rock stars repeat, and repeat, and rinse and repeat again.
Logic is low jack and there’s no mo jack. Brain’s a burning and a spurning.

=====================

fighting with yourself is hard to do.
You know you are right…
and wrong too…

=====================
Brain fire
It’s a fire in the spire
the wheels are a turning

Bright Light
Flash of brilliance.gone in a minute.

Forgotten and long lost.
That’s why you got to WRITE IT DOWN!

Do it now… you crazy clown.
———————
A bunch of junk that you do thunk
but most gets tossed aside

that is art. Welcome to the far side.
It’s a bit bumpy and a bit lumpy…

It’s that leftover goo
flowing from you that most would like to see.

interesting gel, colorful hell,
maybe a joyous yell.

Creativ-aty
=====================
Dammo in the Jammo
Jibber and a Jabber
What’s going on?

Jinx and the Jonx
conspired a song

a bit of a sock hop
if you will in the
crazy beautiful hills.

Jamma approved
through and through

Rock did roll on-and-on
all through the night
and in to the day.

Mysterio walked
as he talked

on and on – and onandon.

Bab-y-lon did Jah-ba-on.
Jabber on and on –
and on and on

Crazy Arma did get it on.
gooving and a tubin.

They jabbered on and on
and on and on…

but not really…
not uni-verse-sally…

(Sally from the valley)

just locally…

and the groove went on
and on. Near the Warm bonfire
they did chatter and a clatter.

Stay tuned for more
after this commercial break.
======================
bzzz bzzzz bzzzz

nERVEs!

nEurons in ACTION!

eLeCtRoTHeRApY!
IT’S ELECTRIC!

bzzzzzz…

———————

Happy Cinco de Mayo.

creative bug done bit.

================
===Caffiene=====
================
Caffiene kills.
Caffiene heals.

Opens the mind.
Shakes and Grind.

Sleepless night
filled with fright

You know your hooked.
Urine smells like coffee.
=========================

It’s a no-go without the logo

==========================

The Art bug done bit. That is it. Time to be creative.

=============================

Signs from Heaven or from Hell
Only time will tell.

=============================
I browse in my under-trousers

Blue underlines appear in my browser
leading who knows where

Clickity Click
What a virus? Oh Wowsers!
=============================

==============================
You are just being silly.
Am I?
Yes you are.
Now where’s the ham and jelly?
==============================

================================================
=========HOURGLASS==========
================================================
Hourglass, hourglass why are you here?
Duh, the network is down.

Why is it down?
I got no idear.

Hourglass, hourglass, go away please.
There ain’t no way.
You got a virus that won’t make you sneeze.

Hourglass, hourglass, 8 hours have passed.
Now I’m headed home.

I’ll hide in your email,
and give you a blast.

Hourglass, Hourglass, now why are you here?
You have passed me to your home network my dear.
================================================

Talking in circles, the man did find the lady to ask questions.
She thought he was very smart and inquisitive.

Then one day she discovered the answers were nothing more than puzzles.
She got mad, left so sad. Hearts both were broken.

Such is the story of couples who walk and talk but do not listen.
Learn to communicate. It’ll save you both.

=================================
Number has changed. I have not.
I’m still here. Nothing to fear.

Blah blah blah
bleh bleh bleh

Onwards we go.
No money to blow.

The timing just might be right.
=================================

====================
Spend your life
spinning your wheels
Everyone says chill.

but I cannot.
I WILL NOT!

====================

===========================
Language is something.
Language is nothing.

Jibber and a Jabber
Collateral Tatter.

Creative clown
done left town

following after the clatter.

He done found
No one around

===
He and you alone
Alone in the dark
in a moonlit park

Smiling at
Cheshire Cat

It’s on attack
fighting the pack
of the Zodiac.


You know he’ll win
in the end.

Moon cycles turn
as they spurn.

The smiling clown
will wear the crown

staring from afar
as he sits upon his star

staring you down nightly
============================

Oh Lord!
What a Ward.

Used in vain.
It’s insane.

In the night,
In a fight,

even in Church on Sunday.

a few more…

————————————
===========CONFORM==================
————————————
Conform and get rid of your freedom.

Do things my way… the only way…
the way it’s always been done.
====================================

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
=======APPEAL===============
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
It can’t hurt to appeal.
Beg for more money.

You know you don’t deserve it,
nor does your boss!

but you do it anyways…
it can’t hurt to ask…
beg for more money…

Money they don’t deserve.

Money that they use
to make you serve…

Mammon is real and here now.
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
+++++=========~~~~~
+++++dReAmS…~~~~~
+++++=========~~~~~
Living in the shadows
your dreams come out.

They are always beside you
but they don’t always shout.

They whisper silently
in your subconcious mind

Driving you ever closer
to the edge.

It is only when
someone you love
teases them gently

softly

that they begin to surface
driving you to become yourself
and start living your dreams.

one small sign of true love.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

=======================
Holy crap.
Screwed up so bad.
What are we going to do?

It’ll all work out.
It always does.

Maybe just not
the way you want it to.
========================

========================
come on now..
you can do it…

Just a few more steps…

OBLIVIOUS OBLIVION
========================

========================
come on now..
you can do it…

Just a few more steps…

Good Boy. Good Girl.
Good God.
========================

========================
come on now..
you can do it…

Just a few more steps…

Good Dog.
========================

========================
come on now..
you can do it…

Just a few more steps…

Good Job.
========================

========================
come on now..
you can do it…

Just a few more steps…

========================

=================
=====Act III=====
=================
Dreams die.
So do we.

but…

Life is worth
living.

Don’t make
the biggest mistake

Sometimes we do cry.
It’s ok.

We will live.
Life carries on.

Let it.
Allow it.

Don’t let the 5 act play
end at act 2.

Drama makes life worth living,
even if there are a few sad parts.

Don’t make your life
come to a tragic end,

especially when it’s just beginning…

even if it’s not…
a new beginning
is born daily.

Life is worth living.
Don’t cut it short.
=================================

==================================
I don’t wanna do it mama.
Don’t let them take me away.

Surgeon masks surround the child
as he looks up at the bright light.

Surgery sucks, but it’s needed.
==================================

========================================
Dentist chair and buzzing drill.
Lolipops to cure their ill.

Mickey mouse stickers stop the wails
Ah, Silence at last…

but not for long…
Open up and saw Aw.

Fears and Tears
as pliers come out.

Don’t you shout.
It must come out!

It must come out.
It simply must come out.

the jaw cracks, the tounge is lashed…
blood is everywhere…

but never fear
Almost done my dear…

Just 24 more teeth to go.
=========================================

=====================
=======ZIPPER========
=====================
Zipper of death
Zipper of Life

Camera bag does open.

Lots of toys
Lots of Joys

Click and Shoot.

=====================

Money comes. Money goes. All it usually brings are woes.

a few poems… simple and complex.

=======================
===LUMPS IN THE DIRT===
=======================
———————–
new brick walls…
new lumps in dirt.

Quadrangles are now triangles.

CHANGES, CHANGES, CHANGES..

Rec center is now 4 times bigger.
Construction everywhere.

CHANGES, CHANGES, CHANGES…

The new garage is really huge.
The new facades are really fake.

CHANGES CHANGES CHANGES…
ALWAYS CHANGING.

but,
The art hall remains the same…
always dirty, always grimy, always in need of repair.

MU’s wasted money…

Says the Millionare
as he passes through the
doors that bear his name.

———————-
Creativity stifled.
Funds are now dried up.
changes everywhere.
———————-

==========================
===REMEMBERING LONG AGO===
==========================
Gone are the days of wandering
around the Ville at night
Gone are the days of wandering
a camera without a light
gone are the days of wandering
paintbrush in my hand
gone are the days of wandering
throughout all of the land

running barefoot in the groves
through the pavement
on the concrete and the stone

10 years and more have passed
time pushes on…

History and Present Clash.

Time to begin the new song.

Time to follow the new path.

singing in the rain
watching the clouds again.

prisms of light and dark.
The greys, greens, blues, violets,

and of course the reds, purples, and
hazy darkness behind the trees so
brilliant red

Don’t forget the Oranges too.
—————————–

=========================
==DISTANCE IN THE DARK===
=========================
In to the night
we shall traverse

far
and
close

only

a
flicker
of
light
between

a small dim yellow flick
or maybe a currelean dab

as the night screen closes in
with ultramarine and precious
prussian blues.

—————————–

==============================
===LITTLE WHITE BUNNY TALES===
==============================
Where the fuck did that go?
Never God Damned Mind.

The cursing times…

Hide the tounge
The kids are near.

Hide the truth
Bring out the Lies

It’s Santa’s time.

Tooth faires sprinkling
different colored glitter
all around…

Why’s the colors different mom?

H377 if I know… Oh no…

I mean… darling dear,
oh me, oh my.

Let me tell you some more lies.
==========================

======================
=======GAPS===========
======================
Gaps between the poems
make you stop and think

times to reflect
times to remember
times to pause

and think.
======================

======================
=====SLOW DEATH=======
=======================
you are alive and well
you are sick and ill

the coughs of sick old
middle aged people
coming from their kids

all life is a poem…
REFRAIN is not far away

sound of the
busy bees working away
in their prison cells

those little things called
cubicles…
=======================

==========================
=====Cube cell hell=======
======ever binding========
======ever grinding=======

10 punch numbers worn off

keyboards dusty for years.

Counting down the days
til the weekends is here.

and freedom from these 4 walls
is clear… at least a while.
============================

new goals and organized life…

I’m going to try to get organized in my life again. I’ve created a daily spreadsheet that I will try to write too and check off as I go along that lists all the stuff I should be doing daily. Included in the list are
– walking the dog in the morning
– walking on morning break
– inhaling lunch and doing something creative during the last part of lunch breaks
– walking on afternoon breaks
– walking the dog in the afternoon after work – maybe ride a bike with the dog if I don’t walk him… possibly working up to 5 miles on the MKT trail someday?…
– working out for at least half an hour nightly either at the YMCA, with a workout video, on the wii, riding a bike, on a jump rope, or doing some other form of excercise for at least half an hour
– working on updating online places – this blog, turbosquid, entropia universe stuff, entropiaforum stuff, and whatever else needs to be updated…
– doing at least one chore a night (one chore is something like a load of laundry, mowing, working on organizing the basement, working on organizing the attic, dusting, cleaning one room of the house, working on a 3d project, working on a 2d project)

I like doing little organized excel or google document spreadsheets like this to keep myself organized. I used to do this sort of thing for 24 hour schedule back in college and a couple of years after that, when I was still in shape, healthy, and had a lot of ambitions… Well, it’s time to get my ambitions and goals set again, and not just continue to let myself be an out-of-shape old man… Time to be young, healthy, wealthy, and wise again…

Time to actually stop being a lazy bum with no direction in my life. The time has come, today is the first day in the rest of my life… an organized, orderly, and fulfilling life. A life full of vigor and life. A life worth living to the fullest!

Happy Wednesday.

http://www.marshallarisman.com/

http://www.marshallarisman.com/ – Marshall Arisman is an illustrator who’s works I have liked for quite some time. His works are somewhat simple, but also are rather disturbing. I think his original theme/idea was mainly to combine the human form with metal or robotic type of images.. a sort of bionic illustration genre, really sci-fi type of thing. I like his works because they deal with our humanity… and the ultimate issue of death, and what death might mean, both now and in the future. His use of bold color schemes like black and red makes his works really pop out and catch your eye. The images are so strange and wonderful, they tend to haunt you. That makes you think. All great works of art make you think…

Illustration Tutorial Site List.

I’ve decided to start reading up on Illustration more and figured I may as well share some of the links of sites I’m visiting here with you. I’m also posting this stuff here so that I won’t have to remember which sites I visited and/or which computer and which browser I was on when visiting to get back to the Favorites or Bookmarks. I can just come back to this post and know where the sites are.

http://www.khulsey.com/student.html

More sites will be added to this posting later. I’ll also put a link to this posting in the Links Tab of the blog.

Can Art Change the World?

As Director of Digital Learning, I might just have the best job in the world. Take today as an example. At 10:00 a.m., I reviewed video for an online studio course about the materials and techniques of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Barnett Newman (among others) that my coworker Amy Horschak and I hope […] http://bit.ly/d14bAR

SatelliteGuys: What does this mean for @DISHNetwork customers? Discuss it at http://tinyurl.com/ykfyngh

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TiVo Statement on Decision by U.S. Court of Appeals in Lawsuit Against EchoStar

ALVISO, CA — 03/04/10 — TiVo Inc., the creator of and a leader in television services and advertising solutions for digital video recorders (DVRs), offered the following statement today on the U.S. Court of Appeals decision to [ruling] in lawsuit against EchoStar.

“We are pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit fully affirmed the district court’s finding of contempt against EchoStar, including both the disablement and infringement provisions. Additionally, this ruling paves the way for TiVo to receive the approximately $300M in damages and contempt sanctions awarded to us for EchoStar’s continued infringement through July 1, 2009. We will also seek further damages and contempt sanctions for the period of continued infringement thereafter. We will continue our efforts to protect our intellectual property from further infringement.”

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at http://www.tivo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite, and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo’s intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry. http://www.tivo.com

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Levitt in Color, New at MoMA

There are no installation views of the Projects exhibition in which Helen Levitt first presented her color photographs to MoMA’s public, for one simple reason: all forty pictures were projected onto the wall, fading as quickly as they appeared. The year was 1974, and Levitt was in the midst of a creative outburst—unusual not only because […] http://bit.ly/aWjbvq

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Books by or about Helen Levitt

Searching for Tim Burton

The search for Tim Burton took us to four Hollywood studio archives, five independent production company collections, and four private lenders, exposing us to an interesting variety of archival situations. Studio archives are traditionally housed on the lots where their films and television programs are shot, or, if their collections are large enough and the […] http://bit.ly/c3vwHP

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Tim Burton Items on Amazon

An Eisenstein Double Bill

These notes accompany the Eisenstein Double Bill program, which screens on March 3, 4, and 5 in Theater 3.
(1898–1948) is a special case in many ways. He was undeniably one of the geniuses of the early cinema. As a theoretician, he wrote voluminously, positing his theory of montage (editing), derived from the work of D. […] http://bit.ly/cEKozG

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From the Archives 03: A Brief Homage to Franklin Gothic

The Franklin Gothic typeface is the primary influence for nearly all MoMA materials; it’s the basis of our logo (see the top of your screen) and our official font “MoMA Gothic,” which were both created by Matthew Carter. We were happy to see that MoMA used a version of Franklin Gothic as long ago […] http://bit.ly/aUWBit

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