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Jim Stauffer
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Cousin Froid finally made it into the Tree House to read the legend of the wooden shoe to the children in his "live" voice.
Had some difficulty remembering the way to Bovine County, but finally looked up an old message from +Todd Conaway so was able to log in and post at the Trailer.  Now contemplating making a video version of it with some sound effects.  May never get to Celtic and Ice Lands at the rate I'm going, but it's all about having fun and creating.

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Dutch Fairy tale for "Holland works the web" on Soundcloud & the Burgeron 106 dropbox - and my pathetic story of succumbing once again to DS106 #4life addiction at http://www.wayupnorth.ca/blog/2015/07/01/ds106-time-warp/
Hah! My wife just texted from upstairs, "Did you get stuck?" 

It was with great sadness I learned today that Linda Pemik, owner of this Google+ Community, has passed away.  Linda was an influential and inspirational fellow-traveller on my journey to be a connected Adult Educator.  We met only once in person, but crossed paths online - one of the few northerners I've met who are passionate about sharing and learning out in the open. 

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SuperMoo finally got that pumpjack mastered.  Alberta Crude can now flow unhindered to any politically correct destination through any environmentally approved pipeline.  Image CC BY

Meanwhile cousin Froid continues his journey. Now wending his way through the eastern USA in a Volkswagon, trying to find Texas - about as confused geographically as he is jumping into the middle of Burgeron106.  Going to have to take a time-out to check a road map (and write another post at the trailer).

Oh yes, I've worked on Moo's legs a bit with puppet warp for a running moo. It's a challenge.  PSD and 2-frame GIF in dropbox folder for +Ronald L  - or anyone else who hasn't moved on yet. Feel free to modify and remix.
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Cousin Froid has some doozies to tell from his journey today if he can ever find time to make the images work.  Helping other passengers hand-start an Airbus in Calgary (think one-sided tug-of-war with the other end of the rope wrapped around the turbine spindle) and changing a nose-wheel tire on a Regional Jet in Toronto (passengers stood together on the horizontal stabilizer to lift the nose gear).  But before he can get to documenting all that, there's that matter of Super Moo helping with an energy crisis.  She needs a lot more practice, but it appears there is a green (grass eater) energy source on the horizon for pumping Alberta's crude oil.  Certainly, once she learns how to do it properly in Canada, she can teach all of Bovine County the trick too.  +Nana Lou could get rich on this one.
Here are some of Super Moo's early attempts.  Not ready for the Trailer Reunion page yet, but promising.

I've learned a lot about puppet warp.  For this attempt I made a series of independent Moo images with the legs increasingly enlongated, then pasted and merged them with frames imported from the pumpjack video.  The leg-lengthening was a hap-hazzard guess, and does not increase smoothly.  I had to further transform the cow images to fit each pumpjack layer before merging, so the leg lengthening is not apparent here until the last frame.  Next attempt will warp Moo layers specifically to fit each pumpjack position.  I'll also overlay a copy of the pumpjack layer (with portions masked or erased so we can see Moo) to give some depth.  Kind of like what +Ronald L did with having Moo run behind the tree.
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Wish we had found this place earlier.  I unintentionally lured a human into the open when I suggested meeting in a chat on the rules page, and he responded in twitter.  Apologies from a Zombie must open a whole new genre, but feeling genuinely apologetic to @gpetruzella this afternoon.  I was just trying to get the action restarted.   #roadtohell  
  #paved   #goodintentions  

Overheard while playing Minecraft with my granddaughters, "NO Marie, don't pour lava into the horse pen!"

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Jim Stauffer commented on a post on Blogger.
What a great letter! have, Have, HAVE to share this with my ABE class. Maybe if they hear a university prof saying it does not need to be perfect first try, that will make it more credible next time they hear me reminding them

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