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Alex Standiford
Attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Lived in Sherrodsville, OH
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Today's bikejoring run with Nika involved me getting the shit scared out of me.  Yes, bricks were shat while going 18 MPH (her fastest speed ever recorded with me) around a relatively sharp turn.  It.  Was.  AWESOME.

We continue to improve overall pace, and she continues to get better and better at not bugging people when we pass them.  No promises when she sees a squirrel though.  One of these day's I'll record my run and make it a video for you guys.

#bikejoring   #mushing   #bikejor   #pets   #husky   #samoyed  
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This video is a small clip of a 4 hour class I hosted last Saturday. I am sharing this with you to help you see just how handy the setup is for the class. I can view what you are doing on your screen, and take control of the screen if I need to. It's very handy!

Get both my layer mask and layer modes eBooks for free for signing up for this Sunday's class. Learn more and sign up here: http://eepurl.com/CDEgb

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Good morning everyone.  Yesterday's class went really well!  I can't believe how much I was able to help the attendees just by watching their actions and mentioning tips on-the-fly.

It went so well that I have decided to host another class next Sunday, and this time I'm throwing in both my Layer Modes and Layer Masks eBooks for anyone who signs up.  I will be teaching layer modes and layer masks in the class this time, so all of you intermediate Gimp users who expressed interest last week now have an opportunity to take your editing a step further.

To learn more about the class, check out this page:

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I didn't like my first go at my website design, so I tried something else.  What do you guys think?

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+Mahboob Alam haaa ina mehanga designer :O +Mahboob Alam bhaiii goray chitay designers ka kiya karo ga may kesay samjhao ga :( 
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I finally finished my bikejoring rig

I just finished assembling my bikejor rig design for Nika. The piece is made out of ABS. The bracket was 3D printed and the pipe is a simple ABS stock piece ordered from a local supply store.

The ABS pipe was bonded to the 3D printed part using a common bonding solvent which in my opinion would be stronger than any mechanical fastening system available for a reasonable cost.

The 3D printed bracket was made in 2 halves, and the center cutout is elliptical. I made it this shape so that the brake cable wouldn't get clamped too tight. Inside of this shape I put some non-skid tape on the inside to hold the bracket firmly in-place.

I chose ABS because its the only 3D printable material that can truly bond, plus it is a flexible material that (hopefully) wont break.

My husky is gonna be so excited!

#pets #mushing #bikejoring #3Dprinting #plastic #dogs #hobbies #outdoor #bicycle #bikemods
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That makes good sense, dog lover. LOL!
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Meet Phoebe, my adorable English Springer Spaniel puppy.  I took her out to play fetch for the first time yesterday, and she did incredibly well.
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*I'm hosting a course this week for the absolute beginners in Gimp. * This class will cover these things:

1. Gimp's interface, and customizing it
2. Layers
3. Basic Photo Editing Tools
4. (If time permits) Layer Masks

I will be using a tool that will allow me to view your screen, allow you to view my screen, and even allow me to temporarily take over your computer to help you first-hand.  The class will run for 4 hours.

Reserve your seat fast!  There are only 25 spots available before the course fills up.

Get your seat here: 
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PZ3N3U56YATXG

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That's coming next week ;)
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This is a super handy tool if you're doing a web design.  You can export the color scheme you come up with into a .GPL (Gimp Palette file) which is extremely handy, as I'm sure you can imagine.

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dear Google plus:

Stop auto-enhancing my photos.
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You're welcome.
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A sneek peek of +Katelyn D's portfolio website I'm building for her.  I'm really enjoying this build because it's the first site that I'm making that really makes use of PHP.  Of course, I still have a lot of learning to do in PHP, but I know enough to do some damage.

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Lol. Womp Womp.

In working on figuring out how to connect metadata to a photo. The idea is to be able to add the price to a photo's metadata so I can upload Katey's work without needing a database. I just want to upload a photo with a proper file name, and price in the file and be done with it. 
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I like to think of myself as a "man with quite possibly too many hats," I love learning new things, and moreso love sharing what I learn with others.  I work hard to maintain a give and take relationship with the world by blogging information as much as I read. I even share recipies on food.com!

As an avid photo-editor, I have a few gimp and Photoshop tutorials on one of my blogs called Gimped! One day it hit me - no matter how many we come up with as a community, some people will still struggle understanding some of the theories behind what we do in our Gimp Tutorials.  In light of this, I wrote a free article called "Principles of Photo Editing" which teaches people my 5 greatest tips that will make you a better Gimp user, and clearly spell out the theories that a lot of people misunderstand when viewing tutorials online.
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  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Graphic Design, 2009 - 2009
  • Kent State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 2006 - 2008
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