#legacy

#legacy
If you don’t want stuff online – don’t put it online… If you enjoy life as a curmudgeon with no social interaction with anyone on the internet, stay offline. If you enjoy life, sharing, and friendship, go ahead and get online and share your life stories with everyone.

In other words, SOCIAL NETWORKS exist for BEING SOCIAL…

If you don’t like your pics shared on facebook, don’t put them on facebook and other websites, including but not limited to studio photos websites, youtube, photo sharing sites, etc.. If you want them shared, put them online. If you want to privately share them with one individual, email exists… Anything on facebook has a link to share next to it, even if your privacy setting is set to private – SO DON’T THINK SOME SILLY LITTLE PRIVACY SETTING WILL MAKE THINGS COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND NEVER PUBLIC – doing so you are fooling yourself — much like someone who wants to protect their money by putting it in a pillow case or something – that’s the first place people look… If you do put them on websites and want to limit who can see them, password protect them and only share the password with who you want to see them… however, after they lose the password, or you do, don’t expect to ever see them again since they are basically buried in an online dusty ol closet… from dust to dust… photos that are never seen are no good since art exists only when there is a viewer of what is created. Photos never seen are like phone calls that are made in to a cell phone that is turned off. Even passwords are not 100% effective in protecting things… ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS CONNECTED TO SOMETHING ELSE ON THE INTERNET… As long as there is anything online it can potentially be seen by someone someday. It may take a hacker a little while to get your password figured out, but someday, as long as the server exists and someone can try to get it they will get at it… for some breaking passwords is much like solving crossword puzzles… it’s a hobby. Your little password isn’t going to stop someone that really wants what your password is protecting, just like a glass window isn’t going to stop a burglar from breaking in even if it has a siren on it.

Matthew 5:15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. …. When lamps are put under beds or in dusty old closets they tend to burn blankets, clothes, etc. after a while. All photography is a form of capturing light… lights typically come from light sources such as lamps. This little light of mine – I’m gonna make it shine…

One reason that I like things to be public is because it’s kind of nice to know that someone someday may see that I existed here that may never have known of me before… a legacy is created… words of wisdom passed on to next generations. Images of our lives are made to have a meaning that is passed on down in our culture hundreds of years from now after the hard drive on whatever computer I’m using today is long dead and gone… but backups of photos and statements and ideas are all out there on multiple servers backed up for the many or even just one to eventually find.

If the afterlife does not exist (I think it might just exist personally, but sometimes I, like everyone else question it), all we have is this life. It’s a short, fragile thing… It’s definitely worth sharing with others, don’t you think? Have you started creating your legacy yet? Isn’t it time?

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Basic Principles of The Artist’s Way:

BASIC PRINCIPLES
1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy, pure creative energy.
2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life — including ourselves.
3. When we open oursleves to our creativity, we open ourselves to The Creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
4. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.
5. Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is conter to our true nature.
7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction
8. As we open our creative channel to The Creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.
10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.

CREATIVE AFFIRMATIONS
1. I am a channel for God’s creativity, and my work comes to good.
2. My dreams come from God and God has the power to accomplish them.
3. As I create and listen, I will be led.
4. Creativity is The Creator’s will for me.
5. My creativity heals myself and others.
6. I am allwed to nurture my artist.
7. Through the use of a few simple tools, my creativity will flourish.
8. Through the use of my creativity, I serve God.
9. My creativity always leads me to truth and love.
10. My creativity leads me to forgiveness and self-forgiveness.
11. There is a divine plan of goodness for my work.
12. There is a divine plan of goodness for my work.
13. As I listen to the creator within, I am led.
14. As I lisetn to my creativity I am led to my creator.
15. I am willing to create.
16. I am willing to learn to let myself create.
17. I am willing to let God create through me.
18. I am willing to be of service through my creativity.
19. I am willing to experience my creative energy.
20. I am willing to use my creative talents.

5 basic skills of drawing (from The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards)
1. The perception of edges
2. The perception of spaces
3. The perception of relationships
4. The perception of lights and shadows
5. the perception o fthe whole, or gestalt

6 and 7 are for Art with a capital A.
6. drawing from memory
7. drawing from imagination

In order to gain access to the subdominant visual, perceptual R-mode of the brain, it is necessary to present the brain with a job that the verbal, analytical L-mode will turn down!

Feeds…

There’s a few feeds that will start showing up here in this blog today thanks to Twitterfeed and PingFM. The ones that I’m adding today are Entropia Gateway – the official blog of Entropia Universe, Atlas Haven Radio’s Tweets – which is Atlas Haven Radio’s Twitter Tweets, and Satteliteguys.us’s Tweets too. I also added a link to CGW’s recent articles because I like to read them and log in here at my own blog more than often than I have time to read their website all the time.

The reason that I’m adding these is that I personally like to follow stuff like this and think a lot of other folks do too if they are reading this blog. Each of these postings has a short url at the end that can take you to the original source, so no, this is not splog or copyright infringment or whatever… If these folks did not want people following their info, they would not have put together nice RSS Feeds to make this sort of stuff possible. Right now, even though there are ads on this blog, I’m not making any money off of them. I consider this to be a personal blog, not a commercial blog, even though it’s about showing you my interests, hobbies, etc.

Atlas Haven Radio Feed Posts will be prefixed as AHR:
Entropia Gateway’s Feed Posts will be prefixed as E.Gate:
Satelliteguys Blog Feed Posts will be prefixed as S.Guys:
Computer Graphic World’s Article Feeds will be prefixed as CGW:

I’m trying to keep the prefixes short since tweets are already pretty limited in how long they can be, and the prefix only makes the tweets even shorter. Hopefully they are still long enough to be useable.

Happy reading.

still shopping around for free image sharing sites…

I’m still shopping around for free image sites since Winkshare’s Transporter stopped working for me…

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10395026-264.html
Picasso only has 1 gig free…

http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=%22unlimited+space%22+%2Bphoto+%2Bfree&img=http%3A%2F%2Ffreehost4us.com%2Fimages%2Flogo_96.png&site=&host=http%3A%2F%2Ffreehost4us.com%2Funlimitedwebspace.htm&width=114&height=114&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fimages-partners-tbn.google.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AQ9B3g0zECElx3M%3Afreehost4us.com%2Fimages%2Flogo_96.png&b=image%3Fs_it%3Dtopsearchbox.image%26imgsz%3D%26q%3D%2522unlimited%2Bspace%2522%2B%252Bphoto%2B%252Bfree%26oreq%3D8c512dcebe274913951a9195ba4d4d0a&imgHeight=275&imgWidth=275&imgTitle=Home+%7CFree+Hosts%7C+Free+Photo&imgSize=14090&hostName=freehost4us.com

Tried T35 before… it’s an ok server, but they used to put in tons of ads. Also, not sure it’s good to use for simple photo sharing.

http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=%22unlimited+space%22+%2B%22share+photos%22&img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clickindia.com%2Fimages%2F2008%2F05%2F16%2F33%2F239832_20080501401_large.JPG&site=&host=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clickindia.com%2Fdetail.php%3Fid%3D239832&width=118&height=89&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fimages-partners-tbn.google.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3A7xjfQAMbUNBikM%3Awww.clickindia.com%2Fimages%2F2008%2F05%2F16%2F33%2F239832_20080501401_large.JPG&b=image%3Fs_it%3Dtopsearchbox.image%26imgsz%3D%26q%3D%2522unlimited%2Bspace%2522%2B%252B%2522share%2Bphotos%2522%26oreq%3D2a05ad5a15f24a1bba86eede86e7d101&imgHeight=240&imgWidth=320&imgTitle=%3Cb%3EUnlimited%3C%2Fb%3E+%3Cb%3ESpace%3C%2Fb%3E+UPLOAD+FILES&imgSize=13018&hostName=www.clickindia.com
Sounds interesting…but it’s for India?!?… also bad Policy…

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NOW… hmm…

http://www.smugmug.com/

Now this is interesting… Unlimited Photos? Going to have to lookin to this one but probably won’t use it since it’s not free…
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/best-photo-sharing/

Unlimited storage.

We’ll never ask you to choose which photos or videos matter most, because storage at SmugMug is unlimited.

So is traffic. Become a rock star and invite millions to view your amazing self.

Use us as safe backup and retrieve your photos anytime.

Call me a cheapskate or whatever, but someone should offer this stuff for free… Why, mainly because for photographers, it’s really going to suck when they die and their estate accidentally reformats the hard drive or something and blamo – AN ENTIRE LIFE OF ARTWORK IS GONE simply because someone forgot to pay the monthly bill for one of these online places…