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Banks
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  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 17 years
  • banksco.de
  • He / Him
Badges
Dead Fella: Broke DeviantArt
Raccoon Tamer: Participated in the 2011 dT Army Barracks Raccoon-Con
Fromage Connoisseur: Participated in the 2012 dT offsite in France
BlackBerry: Exclusive Neil Gaiman BlackBerry Badge
I Heart DeviantArt Gear: Proud supporter of deviantGEAR
My Bio
I'm a web developer. I help make deviantART work. I occasionally break it (see badges).

I would love to be able to draw but so far no attempts have proved that to be a reasonable expectation. I'd say I have a good enough eye for aesthetics, layout and design, (I've designed a bunch of websites and simple print stuff) but I've never considered myself a designer or artist.

These days I stay pretty firmly in code land and love the creativity of solving complex problems. Alas, it is hard to express this creativity in a gallery!

Favourite Visual Artist
ვეპხის ტყაოსანი შოთა რუსთაველი
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, U2, Bjork, Richard Bona, Erik Truffaz, Jon Bilbrough, more...
Tools of the Trade
PHPStorm (currently)
Other Interests
God, Chloe (my wife), Running, Walking, Dartmoor, Life
Perpetually testing
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The #DeviantArtApp represents the first step in making DA a proper platform not just a single website. Many challenges yet to come to figure out how website features make sense in non-website settings. A great milestone and I'm proud of what we achie...

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specialized666Professional Interface Designer
Hello, have a nice day :D
BaileyBushesHobbyist Digital Artist
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                                 Bullet; Red Happy New Year my friend! Bullet; Orange 
Bullet; Yellow Every era has its errors, let's hope this new one has less than the last.Bullet; Green 
                             Bullet; Blue I look forward to 2016 with you! Bullet; Purple 

                        :Fireworks: by vita-luna   Balloon Divider (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre     :Fireworks: by vita-luna


~Bailey Butterfly Emote (Free) by Unsuspicious-Pizza
AndoradaHobbyist General Artist
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BaileyBushesHobbyist Digital Artist
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Santa La by SmilingMuffin  Merry Christmas my friend, :bulletred:
:bulletgreen: I hope that you have a great one :bulletred:
:bulletgreen: and get everything you wished :bulletred:
:bulletgreen: for! Christmas Tree by Astre
       Wintry Snowflake Divider by Yellow-K9
sallen623Professional Digital Artist
Attention, attention! This is a very important message. Read thoroughly!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has just been published, and it is going to substantially threaten DeviantArt's life and future. This deal is dangerous for DeviantArt because of its intellectual property enforcement chapter, whose provisions could destroy this site's mission, which is to "[create] the cultural context for how [art] is created, discovered, and shared," and "to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community." On a larger scale, the TPP would also destroy the careers of nearly every artist who posts works on this site.
The TPP's intellectual property chapter includes provisions that could censor the Internet, endanger online privacy, impose draconian copyright standards, abolish freedom of expression, criminalize whistleblowing, and rob the public domain. Internet service providers could be held liable for hosting copyright infringement, and they could also be forced to become private copyright enforcers, forced to take down, filter, and block content with only a private notice from the copyright holder. So, under the TPP's provisions, DeviantArt could be shut down and its users and staff could be treated like criminals.
The TPP would push for the widespread use of Digital Rights Management software, or DRM, to prevent consumers from tinkering with devices or content for purposes that corporations fear will infringe their copyrights and patents. Consumers could be prevented from unlocking their mobile phones to change telecom carriers, and prevent documentary filmmakers and other artists from breaking encryption on DVDs or sampling online streaming videos, where legal threats could be faced even if the video is created legally. People with visual or reading disabilities could be prevented from changing the formats of books and movies to make them more accessible. Not only unauthorized content, but also unauthorized software, could be blocked under the TPP's digital locks provisions. There is NO EVIDENCE that DRM does much to combat copyright infringement or protect consumers from viruses. All DRM does is suppress companies that promote innovation, criminalize sharing, and hinder and break the Internet and new technologies.

This is an emergency. You need to take action before this extreme pact can be implemented. And if the TPP is implemented, our right to share, modify, and experiment with content and technology could be faced with overly severe restrictions. As such, this site could be brought to its end, once and for all.

You can help stop the TPP by signing the below petition:
act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/acti…
BaileyBushesHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there random deviantartist! I just want to offer you something... a hug. Glomp! Hug Huggle! Tight Hug
You deserve it! Forget all those pansy chains that say you need (insert
number) of hugs to be truly loved, all you need is ONE person to show 
their appreciation for you to know that you are beautiful and of amazing
worth! I just want you to know that no matter what, you are important 
to me, you deserve a smile on your face, and happiness in your heart. 
Have a very, very splendid day/night wherever you are!
love emote by snorasaurus :allyouneedislove: by stuck-in-suburbia :thatssocute: by stuck-in-suburbia :lovesquee: by stuck-in-suburbia Hug a heart by Colorcatcher ~Bailey, just a random friend!
EhsartemProfessional Digital Artist
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