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Living Room / Mail Art anyone?
« on: September 15, 2015, 12:21 PM »
I mentioned to Mouser that one of my hobbies is mail art and he said:

"I wonder if you would consider making a post on the forum telling
people about mail art?  Sometimes this world can be a dreary place
-- it's important to open people's eyes to how folks are trying to
make it more interesting."

Sure! It's not only interesting, but Fun!


"What is mail art?"

Mail art is like pen pals with the added facet of trading art but also news, gabble, humor, photos and curiosities with friends all over the world.

How do people do mail art?

First, mail art is pretty much free of rules and commercialism

there are those who eschew modern/electronic/computer and do mail art the 'old-fashioned' way with scissors, paste, rubber stamps, pencil, ink, oils, aquarelle, etc. and some of these are accomplished graphic and/or textual artists. Some of these make faux postage stamps and have their own manual perforators.

Then there are those 'artists' such as myself who can't draw**.

**except organic chemical structures

and we are more into the abstract, aleatory and steal-and-alter school. That's why I found Screenshot Captor as a way to amass snapshots of  Electric Sheep the screensaver.

And links:

What is mail art?: http://www.dragonfly...m/whatismailart.html

IUOMA [The International Union Of Mail Artists]: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/

Ray Johnson [a famous practitioner]: http://www.rayjohnsonestate.com/

"Blaster" Al Ackerman [Loki reincarnated?] : https://en.wikipedia.../Blaster_Al_Ackerman ;

https://www.google.c...biw=1208&bih=547

Musicmaster [he doodles, he declaims poetry, he's a mail artist]: https://www.google.c...icmaster%22+mail+art

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Screenshot Captor / Help! loooong delay!
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:29 PM »
I started using Screenshot Captor thru its menu bar and was getting the long delay after clicking the active window capture button. Then I switched to the <ALT> <PRTSCN> keystroke combination and got 'instant' capture! Horray.

That was yesterday. Today no matter what I've tried, there's an ~4sec delay, first a black border then a white border then the shutter sound.

I've tried setting and unsetting the capture delay and have searched HELP and this forum and, so far, have not found out what I'm doing differently today compared with yesterday.

I really detest the long delay when trying to capture Electricsheep!

Y'r [new] ol' Bud,

Fike

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