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Quick Thoughts on deviantART ...

Quick Thoughts on deviantART ...

A few really quick thoughts: 1) DA's reimagining, rebranding, updated logo, and overall story is fabulous. I will have more to say later, most likely in a longer journal post. 2) I am going to make a concerted effort to be more active in the community again. 3) Need to rebrand my own image here on DA. The current branding is a bit ... dated. It almost feels like I'm coming home after being gone for years ...
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jark.me - my new home on the internets

jark.me - my new home on the internets

Long time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions. As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now. Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to jark.me. What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal
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Have You Had Your Miso Soup Today?

Have You Had Your Miso Soup Today?

On January 1, 2009, Rich and I launched our tribute to technology evangelism and Miso Soup, hoping to one day be a valuable branch of the blogging tree as well as possibly build our very own Death Star. Imagine how cool a TechMiso Death Star would be, serving up fresh Miso Soup concoctions daily! Seriously though, TechMiso is written by a couple of passionate geeks who enjoy tech conversation, tech criticism, insightful tech commentary and acute analysis of the technology realm. Was the word "technology" used enough in that statement? TechMiso has written about a variety of topics since our launch, such as government, Google, Apple, Entertai
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deviantART Summit Never Before Seen Footage

deviantART Summit Never Before Seen Footage

I am quite disappointed that the administration opted to censor my film based on the fact that it contained "copyrighted music," and offered no further clarification other than to point me to the FAQ entry that lists some URL's to online spots for music that is considered acceptable. What makes no sense about the explanation is that all published music is copyrighted. The following is the entire note that I received from the site administration: "I had to remove your videos from the gallery this morning as they both contain copyrighted music and we can't allow that on the site. I really enjoyed both of them and would welcome you to repost th
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deviantART Summit Unseen Footage

deviantART Summit Unseen Footage

:thumb66702941: Check out the never before seen footage from the deviantART Summit, taken by yours truly when I attended the Summit in June 2005, at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles CA. Slapping the very limited number of clips that I have together has been something I have been wanting to do for quite some time. Since I was playing around with iMovie '08, which comes with iLife '08, I finally decided to get off my lazy ass and put something together, no matter how unexciting the final product turned out. Admittedly there is not much footage here. I was too busy meeting deviants, talking to deviants and enjoying the festivities, howe
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UFO Spotted Above Los Angeles

UFO Spotted Above Los Angeles

It is my understanding that a UFO has been spotted above Los Angeles, CA. Has anyone witnessed any random anal probings from the armada of aliens that are sure to attack ostensibly innocent bystanders? Although information about the UFO is spotty and unreliable, it has been overheard by fairly reliable sources that the current invasion is expected to last weeks. If anyone does manage to catch a glimpse of the surreptitious aliens that are sure to be probing the citizens of Los Angeles throughout the next few weeks then let me know, as I am cataloging all encounters and abductions. Interested in more information on this subject matter then f
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Twit, Pownce or Jaiku?

Twit, Pownce or Jaiku?

Do you Twit? Perhaps you Pownce? Prefer Jaiku? Have you bothered to use any of these services? Have a preference? Why?
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Is deviantART Still Relevant?

Is deviantART Still Relevant?

I wonder, is deviantART still relevant any more, especially with all the other similar, and non-similar-yet-closely-similar, sites out there? After all, there are plenty of other freely accessible sites that offer far more bang for your buck, have a much more user friendly interface, are run by people with artistic morals in mind, are managed by a team that is interested in honest and frank communication with their audience, where the leaders truly care and listen to the complaints rather than automatically act dismissive, and where the developers actually update the site on a regular basis in order to quash bugs and add new useful features.
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Journal Notification Bug?

Journal Notification Bug?

Is there a bug with journal notifications that I am not aware of? I ask because I logged in to see roughly 134 journal notifications awaiting me. These are new as of the previous 48 hours (I had not logged in for 48 hours) and therefore an exceptionally high number. To make matters worse, I see journal notifications for deviants whom I have never added as a friend. This makes the whole thing really confusing. Anyone else experiencing such strangeness?
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Happy 2007!

Happy 2007!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable 2006 and ends up with an equally, if not better, 2007. I am looking forward to partaking in some very interesting opportunities that will most deservedly see fruition in 2007. Rock on!
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James Brown *IS* Dead!

James Brown *IS* Dead!

  America has been given a horrible present for Christmas this year as James Brown has passed away at the tender old age of 73. The "Godfather of Soul," as he was known, was hospitalized with pneumonia although the exact cause of death is currently undetermined. The one thing that I will always remember him for are those crazy lyrics that were almost incomprehensible at times, coupled with the rapid foot stomping and dancing of his. His antics and music inspired so many musicians that are considered popular today, such as Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and more. The passing of James Brown definitely, or a more apt word would be "
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Anthony's Autumn Concert

Anthony's Autumn Concert

Video: Anthony's Autumn Concert, where he plays the drums yet again. Not the elaborate setup like last time, but nonetheless wicked! Check it out right here: http://www.youtube.com/v/wmn1NUqu-K0 His previous concert is here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PZS-0JMRWIA (shows b0rked thanks to deviantART's broken parsing system) This Saturday at Anthony's elementary school was their annual Autumn Concert. The sixth grade class had a number of songs that they played, with Anthony participating in four of them. Anthony's "main event" had him playing a single bass drum in contrast to his previous attempt on a scaled down drum set. Though he was sligh
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