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Updates

If someone contributes photos or movies for an existing album, or I start a new album, I'll send an announcement email to those people who I think will be interested and I have an email for. If I didn't directly email you an announcement then I either didn't think you were interested and/or I don't have your email. Let me know if you wish to add or remove your email from the announce list.

Image Size

In the album thumbnail view, directly under each thumbnail, are links that allow you to view increasingly larger versions of the thumbnailed image. A small version of the image downloads faster and fits better on small (low resolution) displays. Large versions of the image show more detail, make better prints, and fit better on large (high resolution) displays. To conserve disk space, sometimes I offer only one or two image sizes. When this happens there will be only one or two size links under the thumbnail.

Contribute Content

I want to use, modify and distribute your contributions. To allow myself and others to avoid hurting your feelings and/or receiving legal threats from you, please email me back the filled in form below. The only text I need you to change is between "[*** ***]". By doing this you will, in short, allow anyone (including myself) to copy, distribute, display, perform and create derivative works from your contribution for non-commercial purposes. If my suggested license does not suit you then please modify the below form with a license from http://CreativeCommons.org/license/. If you change "Work Title" from "None" you need to specify which particular photograph, movie, audio or text file the specific title applies to. Only the copyright owner can grant a license, so if you aren't the photographer / creator, then you must get the photographer / creator to grant the license before sending me anything. This is not just the legal thing to do, it's also polite.

The legal notice along with the work will be accessible on the Internet and anywhere else the work is distributed.

  • If you don't feel comfortable having your legal name associated with the work use a pseudonym (such as an SCA name) or the name "Anonymous".
  • If you don't feel comfortable having your email address associated with the work don't put any there, or obfuscate it whichever way you want (or example: John.Smith (at) gmail (dot) com). Please avoid using a school, work or Internet service provider (i.e. @aol.com, @sbcglobal.net, @comcast.net, etc ) email address because in ten years you may have graduated, changed jobs or changed Internet service providers rendering the email address useless. I suggest you use an @gmail.com or @yahoo.com email address. If you'd like a gmail sign-up invite let me know and I'll send you one.

Here is the Contribution Form you must send with your contributed files:

The following legal notice applies individually to each work (such as image, audio, video or text) I created that relate to the [*** event data and name, example: Nov 2005 SCA Mists Investiture ***] event:

Copyright (C) [*** Year you created the image, movie, audio and text files ***] [*** Your name ***] <[*** Your email address ***]>

Work title = None.

Work URI = None.

Work source = None: this is an original work.

Image license = This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Movie license = This movie is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Audio license = This audio is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Text license = This text is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Note: not all contributed content will be published. I typically exclude photos that are too blurry, over exposed, under exposed, have framing problem such the item of interest too far away or is obstructed (such as a face hidden by shadow or someone else's head). If there are several similar photos I'll often select only best one or two to publish.

How to send contributions, in order of preference:

  • Burn a CD containing only the contributed works. In the top level folder create a file named "license.txt" and make it contain the filled out Contribution Form. Deliver the CD to me either by:
    • handing the CD to any of: Alexander, Hannah
    • send the CD via US Postal service to:
      A Blazej
      2091 California St. Apt 225
      Berkeley, CA
      94703-1437

      Please put the CD in a protective case. A standard jewel case might survive shipping, but the packaging from AOL mailings is more robust and hence preferred.

  • If you have access to a web site or FTP site:
    1. Create a Zip archive containing only the contributed works and a file named "license.txt" that contains the filled out Contribution Form.
    2. Upload this Zip archive to your web site or FTP site.
    3. email me the URL to the Zip file.
  • Create a Zip archive containing only the contributed works and a file named "license.txt" that contains the filled out Contribution Form, then Ask me for directions on how to upload your Zip Archive to my FTP site.
  • Email me the contribution as an email attachment. My attachment limit is 10MB. Feel free to send multiple emails to work around the attachment limitation. The body of your first email must include the filled out Contribution Form.

Zip File Archive

If you have several files to send, I prefer you package them into a single Zip archive then send me only the archive. To install software to create a Zip archive, follow the directions below:
Microsoft Windows
  1. Click here to download and Open ZipGenius.exe
  2. Use the ZipGenius Install Wizard's defaults.
Macintosh
If you don't already have Stuffit installed, then click here to install MacZip.
Linux
  1. In the file browser, select the files to copy into an archive.
  2. In the file browser Edit menu, select the "Create Archive" action.
  3. I'll happily accept .zip .tar .tar.gz .tgz .tbz format archives.

Watching XviD Movies

The movies in the album are compressed with XviD. If you don't install the XviD software listed below then at best you'll only be able to listen to the movie's audio.

Select the operating system you computer uses for installation instructions:

Microsoft Windows
  1. Click here and Run the XviD.exe installer.
  2. Click here and Run the Winamp_full.exe installer.
  3. Download and Open the movie to view it.
Macintosh OS 10 and higer
  1. Click here then Unstuff the DivX installer.
  2. Launch the DivX installer.
  3. Click here then Unstuff the XVIDDelegate.component.
  4. Drop the XVIDDelegate.component into the /Library/QuickTime folder.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Download and Launch the movie to view it.
Macintosh OS 9
  1. Click here then Unstuff the DivX installer.
  2. Launch the DivX installer.
  3. Click here then Unstuff the XVIDDelegatePPC
  4. Drop XVIDDelegatePPC into your Extensions folder.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Download and Launch the movie to view it.
Linux (Debian)
As user "root" (the administrative account) do the following:
  1. Open the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add the line:
    deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ stable main
  2. Open the software package manager and install the packages libxvidcore4 and xine.
  3. In your normal user account (not as "root"): download and Open the movie to view it.
If you have trouble try using the latest software release. If you have more questions read the Xvid FAQ. You only need to install the software once.

Longevity

sca.berkeley.edu
Albums published at sca.berkeley.edu will stay available for the foreseeable future. If we to need make room we'll start by deleting the movies.
blazej-solutions.com
Albums published at blazej-solutions.com will stay available for the foreseeable future. If we to need make room we'll start by deleting the movies.
comcast.net
Albums published at comcast.net are available for 3 weeks after initial publication. After that publication period, I'll remove the album when I need to make room for a new album. In practice, an album will often stay online for a couple months.

Photos Names

Name Header

Photo names follow this format "YYYY MM DD - HH MM SS - CID#", where HH is in 24 hour time. This time formate makes chronologically sorting photos easy. The ID#, if present, is a contribution identifier. I use these identifiers to record who contributed which photos. If a photo name doesn't have a contributed identifier, or is "01", then that usually means I took the photo, or it was taken with my camera.
Currently Used Photographer Credit Identifiers
IDContributor CreditNotes
00 Unknown
01 Alexander Blazej
02 Robert Blazej
03 Hannah
04 Viviana Viviani
05 SCA name: Loriaii
06 Legal name Yanina Victoria Markova, SCA name Katerina Victoravna
07 Dmitriy Ryaboy
08 Ariane Helou
09 Loren Maurreo
10 Jenny-Jo
11 Cassandra Rossignol photos I took at Mists Fall Investiture 2005. You have my permission to pass them around and/or publish them in any of the usual SCA-related venues.
12 Kim Y
13 Bridget of Sainte Katherine
14 Persephone

Description

Sometimes the time potion of the name is followed by " - description".

CAR

The standard photo print sizes of 4x6 5x7 and 8x10 follow from 35mm film having its width be 1.5 as long as the height of the picture; this is know as a 1.50:1 aspect ratio. Computer monitors traditionally are 1.33 times as wide as heigh; this is known as a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Most digital cameras take pictures with a 1.33 aspect ratio so they'll fit nicely on a computer monitor. Unfortunately, for photo print processing equipment to fit a 1.33 aspect ratio digital image onto a 1.5 standard size print it must do one of two things:
  • crop the digital image
  • shrink the digital image and print a (typically white) boarder in the dead space where the digital image does not fill the 1.50 ratio of the print.
For more information about 35mm film and digital photo aspect ratios please read this article.

Occasionally I'll pre-crop a digital image to 1.50 aspect ratio so I and not the photo processing system equipment choose how the image is changed. To note this type of edit I add to the description potion of the photo's name the acronym "CAR" (Cropped to Aspect Ratio) followed by the a number. The number denotes which standard print size the photo is optimized for.

0_66
4x6
1_5
6x4 (sideways / landscape 4x6)
0_71
5x7
1_4
7x5 (sideways / landscape 5x7)
0_80
8x10
1_25
10x8 (sideways / landscape 8x10)