Friday, September 30

BLOG COMMENTS MORE MEAT LESS SPAM

Have you noticed most of the comments you get are spam?
then go in to settings and turn on word verifcation to reduce this.
you would think that they would have something better to do ,like come up with an original idea to make money. I mean someone with the smarts to spam should be able to knock out some decent content and find ways to maximize their search engine optimization in all the major search engines including google nine msn and yahoo,.
GET NOTICED
One of the best ways to get a good start is to do a web search on all the major search engines for a name you want to use, try to pick something that returns few hits so you have less competition for the name space.
for example sprocket & cog is used a lot on the web as is s2c , but chuck in a odd character like a numeral or leave out any spaces might just get the place in the www that you want.
The next step...release the name into the world via as many places as you can think forums, blogs,chat rooms,free content ,developer links ,open source projects ,community projects, school programs and any where else you can get some free (yes that is free) content out to the people`s.
then develop a site and links to areas on the net that require your traffic.
advertisments, sales sites like ebay, online shops, discount music files,multimedia content,information streams. hey if you got it you can sell it, its just a matter of finding avenues that most of the mainstream computer users are using, like ebay, google,yahoo,zazzle the list goes on.
do it right and develop your own content and the rest is history.

STRIPPED DOWN SITE USER FREINDLY

LOWER LOAD TIMES SAVE MOBILE COSTS.
Ive just removed a large amount of the frames at my homepage so mobile devices can load it in easier.(and cheaper :P)
if your having trouble using the site on a mobile device, try entering the page name directly instead of the frame ref.
if you right click the link to the content you want in the content manager you will see th url you need to enter to load the page to your pda,phone etc.
if you do have a frames capable mobile browser then just use www.sprocket.twistedsouls.com and accsess the content there.
my web cam now loads into the title section of the page instead of opening up a new page.this means you can refresh the frame with the image in and still be surfing around in the main frame.
HINTS AND TIPS FOR IE USERS.
want to save that cool flash game to your hard drive so you dont have to reload on dialup? well ifyou goto tools in the drop down tap in internet explorer after the game has loaded and then goto internet options, in the middle is a button that says settings click it and then hit the veiw files button to see all the temp files on your hard drive from the net.
Now sort by last acssessed and it should be a swf file near the top or bottom depending on the date order it sorts by.
right click to copy and paste to a new folder....there ya go one flash game ready to play in your flash player full screen. :)
have fun

Thursday, September 29

BOY RACER

OLD SCHOOL RIDING
MY DAILY IMAGE TODAY IS A PEN SKETCH OF AN OLD SCHOOL BIKE RACER...WITH OUT HIS BIKE... (
what else do i write?)
THE ART IS THE CONTENT, NOT THE TEXT ISNT,
IM NO BLOODY POET.
SEE YA LATER. RACER :P
BOY RACER IDEA001 SEP2005
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CHARITY RIDE OLD NEWS

This ones a few months old but ill post anyway.



Its a pic of the patriots memorial ride for the service personal that died in the HMAS Westralia engine room fire.funds raised went to help returned service personal who ride motorcycles and have disabilitys.
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3 WEEKS,4 DAYS,15 HOURS,42 SECONDS














WELL SORT OF...
THIS IS THE RESULT OF ABOUT THREE WEEKS OF DRAWING STUDY SKETCHS
IDEAS FOR ONLINE CONTENT DESIGN AND FLASH ANIMATION CHARACTER CREATION.
YOU CAN SEE THE IMAGES AS MY DAILY IMAGE EVERY NOW AND THEN AND SOME WILL GET TURNED INTO FULL BLOWN ANIMATIONS OR WEB SITE DESIGNS.
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Wednesday, September 28

PLEASE DONT ASK ME

AHGGG IT REALLY HURTS

This is what happens when I decide to draw at least one new image every day even when I dont want to.This is a digitally enhanced pen on paper sketch.
Its hard to draw with a pencil in your eye.....
2b or not 2b
3.30am 28 sep 2005 pen on paper

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MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR ART

HEY WANNA MAKE A QUICK BUCK ?
So you have a pile of photos and digital art you have created and you dont know what to do with it all except burn it to another pile of blank CD`s....
Try checking out
zazzle.com to create an online gallery to showcase your art.
With the likes of disney selling their warez :P its worth a look.
no credit card needed to sell your art, they send you a check in the mail.(HONEST THEY DO, I GOT ONE ALREADY)
the link takes you to my gallery so check it out if you need a poster or new shirt.
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GOTHIC BUNNY Daily Image

FUNNY BUNNY
Well heres the next daily image, Its totally digital with the basic shape sketched in with the mouse and then the rest was gimped.
GOTHIC RABBIT - daily image 002
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HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE

MOBILE BLOG POSTING
I use a nokia communicator to write most of the html , when Im away from the laptop.Its also useful for those quick photos when you dont have the camera on hand.Because the 9500 has an inbuilt browser with great page content support we dont post via mobile blog but either send it via infrared or bluetooth to the laptop at the days end. Or we log on to blogspot from the phone like at home to read the slog.We also use two Hp jornada ppc's to take notes or sketch out designs, ones also fitted with a CF camera so we can photo blog with it as well.
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BREAKFAST FOR ROADWARRIORS


CHEAP PHONES MILK MARKET.

What can I say,One of the local TELCO's had this as a product display in their storefront window, hasnt anyone told them about positive reinforcement or has the idea that only cheap plastic toys come in cereal boxs somewhere been lost on them, or maybe their saying their prices are as inflated as puffed rice.
Well Iwont be buying my phone there in any hurry.
(snap, crackle,POP3)
may contain traces of bluetooth and SMS
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RADIO FEED AND WEATHER LINK

Ive just added a couple of links to the blog so you can now launch real player with the radio station I listen too. (TRIPLEJ)
And to top it off the radio stream is two hrs ahead of our time zone as it streams from the east coast of australia

Or check out the txt feed for the Australian weather from the source.This helps me in the mornings get organized by placing infomation I need in one place.

Tuesday, September 27

AWARD WINNING ROBOT

MINDSTORM CRAWLS HOME.
This is my simple stepping robot, sort of like dragging or crawling actually, but hey it won for its cool use of programming to create a very adaptable line follower.
direct drive motors to the legs let it shift the rotaional direction really quickly, and crossed over sensors actually switched off the opposite leg to make it turn.
The motors run in reverse to make the step go forward.
It came first at the LEGO mindstorm website against some hexapods and other designs.
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SKY CAM Tue 27th Sep


MORNING SKY (colored in picasa)
sent from my nokia 9500 communicator to my laptop and up to the blog.
Wet, Windy and just plain grey today.
We were going to take a trip on the bike (brandon my 12 yr old son) and myself but not with this wind.
anyway later plebs, off to walk the puppies
LELU AND STYLER...more to come on dog blog soon.
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WHERE DID THE CRAZY FROG JUMP FROM ?

Well we all know who he is, But do you know where he came from ?
check out the creators website at, www.turboforce3d.com
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MORE ABOUT ME

THE BEAST
This is my gpz500
fairly stock just some new stickers and bolts etc.
goes alright for a twin 500 built in the eightys.

I also have a "z750b" and a "gt185" two stroker both dont run but hey they are classics.
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ROCKET RACING SALES ONLINE


NEW T-SHIRTS ONLINE AT ZAZZLE.COM
Ive been adding new t shirts designs to my online gallery at zazzle.com, just use the link and go to the gallery to check them out.
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ULTRABLUE KICKS OFF DAILY IMAGES


Just a quick drawing I did at three in the morning to see if picasa works ok.
I guess it does..lol

Pencil on cartridge paper sep 2005
ULTRABLUE 001
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD

SPROCKETS BLOG GOES WORLDWIDE

sprocket2cog

I have started my blog as part of an ongoing experiment into the life of the web.I am slowly spreading out and as I do i try to see which ways of advertising yourself works the best.
I already have a blog set up on my website at
www.sprocket.twistedsouls.com
its only new as well so ill be adding content to both soon.
in the meantime check out my journal at www.zazzle.com as well its a great place if your looking for art.
sprocket2cog