1. cogdog

    On Medium a Title is Often the Entire Story


    To totally mangle McLuhan is medium.com the message? Does it control the message? What is the message?

    I will unfairly pick on one story in my assertion that for a lot of what people publish on medium- the entire arc of the story is contained within a click bait title. …

  2. cogdog

    A Fistful of Western DS106


    That’s the classic Man With No Name minimal utterance “Get three more coffins ready” in the clip from Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece A Fistful of Dollars (I love how after the gunfight scene that follows he says, as holstering his gun, “My mistake, make it four coffins”).

    For thinking …

  3. cogdog

    Bill ‘n Alan Jaw ‘Bout #Western106


    For more of a lead up to a western flavored version of DS106 starting January 2016, I aimed for another video to solicit interest from KSU students, where I will be teaching it.

    Bill Genereux suggested doing a video that might be able to go on their local access TV. …

  4. cogdog

    Howdy, Pardner! Round Up For #Western106


    This storytelling drive is going to happen. There is a roundup for January 2016, when me and some other riders are gathering to do a new round of The One The Only The Stomp Over MOOCs Open Course in Digital Storytelling, DS106. It’s been riding the open internet plains …

  5. cogdog

    Time Traveling With Google Streetview


    Well, you might only be able to go back to 2007. And Google Streetview often does not provide too many exit doors. But this seemed like a cool discovery, simply at random.

    Last weekend I was driving north from home on highway 87, and coming down the hill from the …

  6. cogdog

    I’m So Mappy


    For the love of the web, ignore this. Just testing some code stuff. Can’t figure who the bleep wants to autotweet this; it’s not me.

    Everything below the line came from http://splot.ca/comparator/made/18/

    $(window).load(function() { $('#container').beforeAfter({ imagePath: "http://splot.ca/wp-content/themes/comparator/js/", }); $('#container').draggable(); }); …

  7. cogdog



    Trying to make a YT video loop with iframe code:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/y48hmNVvPis?loop=1&playlist=y48hmNVvPis" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Get embed code from YT Add to URL for src= the parameters ?loop=1&playlist=y48hmNVvPis where the value for playlist= matches the part of the url after /embed/ (the YT Id for the video)…
  8. cogdog

    Image Bending in Audacity



    The frames of this gif (image data) were edited in audio editing software. It’s in the realm of glitch art as the effects created are largely unpredictable. It’s a matter of saving an image in an uncompressed format, importing into Audacity, applying an effect or two, and exporting back …

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