[dA Update] For Those Who Think The Staff Is ...For those people who are under the impression that the deviantART Staff is wonderful, benevolent and can do no wrong -- I am going to share an important comment with you from Nerdy-pixel-girl that was posted as a reply to this journal. What she is about to tell you is nothing new and there are many, many, many, many, many others who have had similar stories.
I didn't read everything, more so scanned over it but I can relate to a couple things.
This is not the first time I've seen stolen content get a DD, I've even seen pedophilia get a DD. :/ literally a naked boy with a large..thing. ._.;
I was suspended falsely, for absolutely no reason they never gave me a proper explanation and always changed their story.
They don't check things, I've seen fully nude and porn images out in the open w
[dA update] Eclipsing deviantARTEverything I'm about to say is merely my own observations, however right or wrong those observations may or may not be. So take this more as my opinion than fact, until stronger evidence comes along.
I've been noticing a very slow but increasing level of censorship occurring on deviantART by the staff. I've already made journals about some of this stuff, but the most recent one I've seen can be found here:
It has become a growing trend that actual bullies are allowed to operate here with impunity, where as those who might defend themselves against these bullies are punished by the staff. Hell, just recently I had some people accusing me of "hateful propaganda campaigns of misinformation" simply just because I commented about some of the strange experiences with Eclipse people have been reporting, while also commenting on the usual Orwellian apathy many of us have become increasingly used to by the deviantART Staff. This also lead to one of my deviations being
[dA update] Total Eclipse of CustomizationPlease vote in the following poll made by :iconcorrupttempest:
The above linked poll asks "Eclipse will be removing profile customization as we know it, will you have a reason to purchase CORE ever again?"
Also, here is a response from one of the staff (and the group conversation that followed) that I received on this issue.
[dA update] Completely New dA Site Design SOON!If you want a sneak peak, goto: https://www.deviantarteclipse.com and insert the password 'totaleclipse' in the password bar!
Though I have no clue what the crap to improvement ratio is going to be overall, there is a glimmer of hope with some stuff so far:
- more profile customization options, including profile header customization
- no more ads. period.
- better organization of content (ie: journals, polls and statuses in one place)
I have no clue if dA Film will survive this transition. I have no clue if any of the basic functions we've come to know and love will even still exist or not. There is a lot of unknowns. Hopefully this new dA won't be total cancer, but we shall see.
Beta Testers may now test drive it:
It is however still a bit rough around the edges yet for my tastes, so I'm going to wait and here is why:
Known Issues & In-Development Features
Here are some of the major known issues we are awar
BBS Scene? Whats That?BBS Scene? Whats That?
Thus far, the Internet has had 3 stages of evolution:
1) Arpanet (19-60-something to 1978)
2) BBS Scene (1978 to 1999)
3) The Internet (2000 to Date)
Just as Grandparents, Parents and Children can all be alive at the same time and the death of one is not required for the birth of another -- all 3 still exist and continue to evolve.
Arpanet is the original Network Backbone and many of the protocols used way back when are being used right now (just vastly improved versions of them, of course). Think of this as the "Executive Branch". You've got your major Telephone Companies, Cable Providers and Internet Service Providers around the world all linked to each other who own those physical networks which allow someone in Chicago to instantly transfer data to and communicate with someone in Australia. Al Gore was one of the many high ranking people within the original Arpanet way back then -- which is where his arrogant statement of "I invented The Internet!" comes from
[dA update] Eclipse To Be FORCED ON EVERYONEForwarded from paradigm-shifting
As per their newest announcement, Eclipse is about to be forced onto everyone.
"Around May 20th, all deviants will gain access to the new version of DeviantArt! The old version of the site will be retired."
Not that the deviantART Staff was not already rank and filed with narcisistic degenerates, but the company that owns deviantART, Wix -- has a very long list of negative customer feedback.
Call me a conspiracy nut if you want to, but Wix hates deviantART and is intending to destroy it. That is what haters with millions of dollars do. They ruin absolutely everything they can. This is partly due to all of this "woke culture". Post-modern trash.
[article] Star Trek Picard: An Objective ReviewUnlike most things you will see most other places, this article seeks to be as objective as possible. Reviews of Star Trek: Picard (just like most other things this day and age) tend to swing either in the direction of exaggerated praise, or exaggerated condemnation. Which means that both types of reviews contain both truths and logical fallacies in equal measure. So this article will hopefully slice through that. So this means that hard core lovers of Star Trek: Picard won't like this article, and hard core haters of Star Trek: Picard equally won't like this article -- because this article will not tell either of those groups exactly what they want to hear.
Besides watching the first four episodes of Star Trek: Picard by way of The Pirate Bay (there is no way in hell I am ever going to pay for CBS All Assholes -- though I do pay for Netflix, Xfinity Basic-cable Package and Amazon Prime and I am considering getting Hulu, so let it be known that I'm not a cheap ass) I have also research
[article] Land Of The Dumb
As a Centrist (or as Tim Pool likes to call it, "politically homeless") and as usual, I'm going to have a take on this that you're not going to see from most people. My take, is ever only taking my own side. I feel no obligation to align with the "pro-all-this-bullshit" or "anti-all-this-bullshit" because if I am anti-anything, it would be anti-dichotomy. Anti-group think. And if I am pro-anything, it would be pro-thinking-for-yourself even if that means you strongly disagree with anything (or even everything) that I say, as long as you're doing it with your own mind and for your own reasons.
If you want more details on this idiotic story itself, you can read this article and this article t
[da update] Warp Speed, Mister Scott!I've ordered some new Internet Service as suggested by my friend Mike, who is a fellow technician and he is very pleased with the service.
Mike did a speed test the other day.
The service is 50mbps (mega-BITS-per-second) downstream and 10mbps, upstream. For those are you who are not so technically inclined, I will break this down with some elementary school basic math and some lamens terms examples.
There are 8 "bits" in a "byte" so when we divide 10mbps by 8, we get 1.25MBps (mega-BYTES-per-second) on the upstream, and 6.25MBps on the downstream, when we divide 50 by 8.
Upload: 1.25 Megabytes per SECOND
Download: 6.25 Megabytes per SECOND
This also means:
Upload: 75 Megabytes per MINUTE
Download: 375 Megabytes per MINUTE
There are 1024 Megabytes in 1 Gigabyte.
So this means that on average, I will be able to download approximately 1 Gigabtye in 3 minutes, and upload 1 Gigabyte in approximately 13 minutes. So for those of you asking "okay, well what is a Gigabyte supposed to m
[article] If YOUTUBE IS OVER, What Now?It is becoming increasingly clear that all of the nonsense we've been seeing since 2014 has been part of a plan to migrate from YouTube, to THEIRtube. Various methods of removing content creator channels as they proceed forward to a longer-term agenda of becoming yet another Netflix, Hulu, etc. Legacy media can't accept that the future of content is directly in the hands of creators, and that the old model of corporate control over what the powers that be want you to think, believe, see and hear is a dying dinosaur.
People don't go to YouTube for Netflix-style content. If people want things like Netflix, they goto Netflix. It already exists. People come to YouTube to see content from regular people they can relate to, and to have public discourse. Not to see paid celebrities talk about things most of us don't even care about. When the reason people use YouTube ceases to exist, this is when YouTube will cease to exist. YouTube as we knew it, is over. This has become perfectly clear.
[dA update] Sick Of Auto-Switch 2 Eclipse? Solved!Are you a fan of Classic DA who just got tricked into switching to eclipse by clicking into a journal from the dA Staff? Here is how to avoid this in the future.
Copy and paste the link into a text file first. What you will see is a two-part URL:
[the eclipse switcher] + [the journal link]
The eclipse switcher looks like this: www.deviantart.com/features/switch_version/
The link to this journal looks like this: www.deviantart.com/team/journal/Explore-More-Art-with-Topics-831065280
Copy ONLY the link to the journal, paste it into your web address bar, and there you go!
You can now read the journal without being tricked into switching to Eclipse!
[video] Big Pharma Is A Mafia RacketPolly takes us through how big pharma is literally a mafia racket. Not figuratively, but literally.
Once this video is inevitably nuked by YouTube for "wrong think", you can still watch it here:
Original on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/1Z5VYqJqrtI/
BitChute Mirror: https://www.bitchute.com/video/xS83eXsbmGPF/
Minds Mirror: https://bit.ly/3dtix1N
LBRY Mirror: https://open.lbry.com/Amazing-Polly--The-Global-Health-Mafia-Protection-Racket--sd-360p-:48a11de8b9364282349e18b5208afa4d65766023?r=T178ZTPBYEE2V6PSv8zWKAdXEKiKghsK
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Browse paradigm-shifting's Gallery: Paradigm Shift - An Educational Comedy | Pondscape |
If you have a question, please see our #BBSing FAQ and if the answer isn't there, ask us.
Members may submit art which is already in their galleries, simply by going to the #BBSing Gallery Folder and locating the option for doing so. From there, simply select the option which implies that you can use a pre-existing deviation.
If you are having trouble finding the deviation you would like to use, copy and paste the full title of it into the search box of the submission interface.
IF YOU FOUND US VIA A GOOGLE SEARCH: If you're in the BBS Scene, found us via a Google Search and are unfamiliar with deviantART -- then know that creating a dA account is easy and you can upload ansi screen shots of the BBS you run (or ran) and many other things. It is a great promotional tool for BBSing and just about anything else!
I DARE YOU TO GET ANSi!
If you're already good with drawing, then ANSi Art should be pretty easy for you to adapt to -- and it can be absolutely amazing!
Before we explain how to go about tinkering with it, you might want to check out some of the Legendary ANSi Artists right here on dA, whose work will amaze you with a dumb look on your face as your jaw drops to the floor in admiration:
First, you're going to need PabloDraw
PabloDraw is an open-source multi-user ansi/ascii editor for windows, though it also runs perfectly under Linux using WINE.
* Fullscreen mode using DirectX
* Always-on preview pane
* Draw and chat with your friends with multi-user editing
* Full ansi editing capabilities
* Loads Binary, Ansi, and Ascii files
* And more!
[ download | youtube example ]
Please check out our #BBSing Group's ANSi Artists and if you have any questions about learning how to draw in ANSi (or any other questions, for that mater) please don't hesitate to ask!
Photoshop Tutorials some of which are submitted to this group and I am sure she will submit the rest here eventually but: until she does, check out her profile
Flag Counter - Count your unique profile visitors by country flag, country code, number of visitors per country and more! Paste into any text box on your profile that allows you to add text! (subscription NOT required)
Birthday Countdown for your deviantART Profile (subscription NOT required)
** note: If you intend to use any stock outside of deviantArt, please ask permission first.
We know that no one slipped anything nasty into our cola when we ran across a "plz search engine" awhile back, but we're unable to locate it at the moment. If you know where it is, drop us a line. In the mean time, here are some other "plz databases" that people have made available.
HTML / CSS
For deviantART or any other site
Open Source Web Design - Thousands of FREE downloadable HTML / CSS Templates!
Free CSS Templates - Thousands of FREE downloadable HTML / CSS Templates!
W3Schools - Easily learn CSS, HTML and many more things in plain simple English! Yes, its free
Flashterm - ANSI capable Telnet Terminal for the web written for the Adobe Flash Player plugin developed by Peter Nitsch. The client is based off the AS3ANSI open source library, and is completely FREE for download. Allow your website visitors to use your favorite Telnet Art Boards for Echomail Forums, IRC Chat, Games, Usenet, Email and so much more!
PJIRC - Complete Java IRC Client. It can be run from an applet, but can also be executed from any "stand alone" java virtual machine. Any website can give their viewers a very awesome FREE chat system to enjoy!
TWEAKS / MODS
Pimpin' made easy
Glitterify - Fancy Text Generator. Good for deviantART Journal Headers, deviantART ID Box Additions and whatever else
YourSourceIsOpen - Creative Commons, Public Domain and otherwise completely free to use stuff, for your projects here on dA, and elsewhere.
Installation not required, only an Internet Connection.
Aviary Tools - Image Editor, Screen Capture, Vector Editor, Effects Editor & More!
Meebo Messenger - AIM, Yahoo, Facebook, MSN, Gtalk, ICQ and more, all via the web!
OneTrueMedia - Make amazing videos by mixing your photos and video with effects, text and music. Easily post it online.
... because we really, really, like these
GIMP - Like Photoshop, but better -- and free! (Windows / Linux)
Kdenlive - The most easy to use, free, bad-ass video authoring application! (Linux / Unix / MAC OSX / Virtualbox Appliance)
OpenOffice - Bad-ass, free and Open Source Office Suite! Supports all Microsoft Formats, PDF and More!)
Virtualbox - Run *any* Operating System inside of *any other* Operating System
openMPT based on Modplug Tracker - Create your own music! You are not required to read sheet music! (Windows / Linux ala WINE)
AVG Anti-Virus - Unlike the popular brand names, both the software and the updates are FREE. The Pro-version gives you extra bells and whistles, but those aren't required. The free basic version is good enough (Windows / Linux)
SyncTerm - Awesome "old school" Telnet Client with a lot of 21st Century bells, whistles and conveniences! Play games, post in Echomail / Usenet Forums, Chat on IRC & do lots more on your favorite Art BBSes! Remote-admin your PC ala SSH and all sorts of neat stuff! (Windows / Linux ala WINE)
Wubi Installer - Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier! Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. No need to burn a CD. Just run the installer, enter a password for the new account, and click "Install", go grab a coffee, and when you are back, Ubuntu will be ready for you. You keep Windows as it is, Wubi only adds an extra option to boot into Ubuntu. It works just like any other application. Wubi is free of spyware and malware, and being open source, anyone can verify that. If you do not like it, you can simply uninstall it as any other application. Wubi and Ubuntu cost absolutely nothing, but yet provide a state of the art, fully functional, operating system that does not require any activation and does not impose any restriction on its use.
Not some underpaid asshole reading from a script, actual assistance!
BBS Forum - BBS Forum is a community for BBSers of all varieties. From users, Sysops, and developers all welcome to share their times BBSing and the enjoyment brought by the hobby. This forum runs Vanilla Forums which is a web-based message forum software, designed with Social Networking Integration (ie: facebook, twitter, pintrest, etc).
YouTube: NixiePixel - A gorgeous young women with a personality to die for and best of all -- she knows more about Linux than most MALE Linux Geeks!
ButterScotch *beta - A fresh, friendly, smart and sticky portal into the world of technology. They help you do more with the tech you already own and turn you on to the latest and greatest in language everyone can understand. They promise not to talk down to you and to only talk up the most interesting and impactful software, trends, news, gadgets and gear if you promise to come back often. Have a look around and see what sticks! Butterscotch is a division of Tucows Inc. u're a guy who learns easier from a pretty face, a sweet voice and a kind heart -- then let NixiePixel school you in the ways of the Linux Side of the Force!
BBS: The Documentary - The Internet didn't just magically appear one day in the year 2000. The public Cyberspace known as the BBS Scene (1978 - PRESENT DAY) and Arpanet (1960s - PRESENT DAY Broadband Backbone) merged into what has become the awesome global community we all use today! Though Dialup BBSing is merely nostalgic and serves no practical purpose anymore -- modern day BBS Softwares such as MBSE, Synchronet and many, many others bring you that old school charm with 21st Century Technology! You can buy the DVD -- or -- you can watch it completely for FREE on Google Video!
ButterScotch *beta - A fresh, friendly, smart and sticky portal into the world of technology. They help you do more with the tech you already own and turn you on to the latest and greatest in language everyone can understand. They promise not to talk down to you and to only talk up the most interesting and impactful software, trends, news, gadgets and gear if you promise to come back often. Have a look around and see what sticks! Butterscotch is a division of Tucows Inc.
YouTube: sacreleases - Brought to you by roy-sac, Intro releases of the BBS Scene / Artscene / Demeoscene Group called "Superior Art Creations" aka "SAC". Next to intros, did members of the group also produce ANSI and ASCII text art, pixel art and music in "MODULE Format" (ie: *.mod, *.s3m, *.it, *.xm, *.stm, etc -- still in wide use today). Original Videos in higher quality and higher resolution as well as MODs used in intros. If you love art and music -- then you will find this historical archive to be quite entertaining!