a lab a dog could love (or the other way around)

Doth it Rain?

I am dothing away with flickr video embeds


sounds of monsoon

I Love The West


First of all there’s the hats.

Then it’s sitting around with a buddy talking about photos.

And then heck, we might just go riding off into the sunset.

I can’t wait for western106.


No Loopy


Mum is the Word

We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word. We do not say the “M” word.

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

“Did you say something?”



Ignore this silliness, testing some syndication mojo

Hey! It’s ds106 Radio’s 3rd Birthday, Come Celebrate

(publishing here cause the cogdogblog seems wobbly)

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

Can You Dig It? (the original call sign)

January 23 marks the day in 2011 when a blog post from Grant Potter announced ds106 Radio. I hope people who have been part of the community before, or just have been a listener, or just want to be near something cool, spend some time tomorrow celebrating this birthday. I’m not going to be explaining all about our internet based free form wide open manager-less radio station — see

I made the image above as one of the pre-cursor bits, today’s Daily Create was to make a birthday card.. I will tip the hat that tomorrow’s is to post an audio birthday greeting to SoundCloud.

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Andrew Forgrave

There are not choreographed organized plans tomorrow, it’s just another day at the station. I did change the programming to be all day, from midnight PST (3 hours form now) to play for 24 hours a random mix of archival ds106 related content… I am way over due on writing up how to do this since we made some changes (another post “coming soon”) (I’ve written that before).

But let’s not rely on the pre-programmed stuff. If you are equipped to do live broadcasts, please step in sometime tomorrow (the PROTOCOL is to put out a stream request to twitter with the #ds106radio hash tag, or just try and grab the mic). Share your favorite memory, or just do something like Bryan Jackson and Leslie Lindalle have already done this evening, sing some songs. Tell some jokes. Perform a scene from a movie. Or just talk.

flickr photo shared by Cris Crissman

All of the best stuff of ds106 radio is the live stuff.

If you want to try broadcasting, we have all the info and coordinates you need at

Or just tune in and listen- via

Or tweet a birthday message to #ds106radio and say what you love about it.

Or help clean up that open radio document.

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by David Kernohan

More on the radio station and hopefully some updates (revive the twitterbot??)…. soon.

But if you have had any experience, encounter, exposure to ds106 radio in the last 3 years, please give it some love back tomorrow.

At least tune in —

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A Sassy Seasoning for My Truck




Alas the rodent urchins of the web have been pummeling Hippie Hosting in a relentless DDOS attack, ending a long problem-less spree since Tim moved the server in the beginning of the year. It’s also taken down ds106. The hippies are slumbering

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by abby chicken

And pity poor Tim who is supposed to be on vacation at the beach as he scrambles to find a fix in a low bandwidth zone (though his abs are looking good here):

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Giorgio Montersino

What to do? I am left to using this blog cause a dog has to blog

And if when rises, this post will syndicate itself in.

Where the Sasquatch Dancing Man Got His Moves

If you have not seen the 2009 video at the Sasquatch concert where one dude got a whole crowd going:

What the handheld video left out was a just before he started gyrating, he was got his moves from the Bava


This is a few days late for the ds106 Month of GIF mania suggested as a prelude to the headless ds106 course starting on the 26th. This is totally not required, you will get plenty of chance to be GIFfing in the first two weeks of class.

This is a ds106 assignment, Dancing JIM All Around the World:

Take the template gif of Jim Groom dancing and add a background and foreground, to make him dance in an interesting place.

Ti make this, I used my pwnYouTube bookmarlet to download the YouTibe video clip. I then brought this into PhotoShop CS5.5 with File – Import -Video Frames to Layers… one small trick is to before I do this, I changed the video’s extension from .mp4 to .mov so PhotoShop would allow me to import it. I selected just a portion of the clip that had the dude dancing alone on te green grass, to give some background to work with, and grabbed every 8 frames.

This put the dancing man in an animation, open the animation window. I tossed a few frames not needed and dropped it to nine frames. I then opened in PhotoShop the Dancing Jim GIF John Johnstone created. It’s a lot bigger then I needed, so I cropped it and then resized Jim to be about 500px wide. In the animation palette of the dancing Jim gif, i select all frames, then use “Copy Frames” from the little menu in the top right of the Animation pallete.

In the dancing man one, I go to the last frame, and used the same animation palette to paste frames (after current frame). This is merely to get the layers in the file, I then delete these animation frames.

Going from frame 1 to 9 of the dancing one, I selectively make visible one Jim at a time, and if those layers are on top, he is dancing over the other guy.

My next idea was to get rid of the dancing guy, so in each frame of the original video, I clone brushed him out of the scene. O then positioned Jim’s GIF to be over the head of the man in front. For each frame, I made a selection around the people, and subtracted it from Jim’s frame, to make hime appear to behind the crowd.

Lastly, I went to one unused layer of the dancing guy where he was standing, and just copied him, and then pasted him in a layer above the animation ones but below Jim’s.

This is whey I live using Photoshop because of the control I have in layers. I could probably figure it out in GIMP, but,,,, well I like my way.

FYI, I am posting my GIF here since my blog has been under some DOS attacks lately and I cannot even get to my login. Sign. The open web makes me feel less like dancing. Thankfully we have GIFs..

The Future of Learning is Syndicated (fol2013)

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Orin Zebest

It is not going down the drains, and despite outcries of technologies being dead, syndication based ones are at the heart of what makes the web works. An understanding of how distributed web-based publishing sources can reconfigure and aggregate information in constructive ways is the lesson at hand.

The future of learning conference shall be syndicated. And this dog is going to see that it happens.

Okay, this looks and acts and is a blog post, and is the first test of a syndication based conference web site. This one will rely on the use of tags/keywords in posts or post titles- we will accept either hgsepzfol or fol2013 as keywords in a blog post to syndicate into the new site at a blog hub

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