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If Google Owe you cash. Blog to Wake Google's Cyborg Cloud up.

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Famous blogger Guy Kawasaki complained in a sidenote over his trouble of getting his Adsense paycheck from Google. The Adsense product manager read his blog and solved the issue within fourteen hours. On a national holiday.

This is another tiny Cyborg Cloud proof I'm collecting. Evidence that information on the net eventually reach its destionation. That those who really care about an idea or some information is likely to find it in the noise.

Background story of the Expressn Candle Tutorial


It started with an idea of making something fun and interesting on Cyborgmoln for Christmas. Some funny or cute pictures maybe? And why not animated? Good idea but not too innovative. And I'm no big artist or cartoonist either.

Workflow for the Expressn Candle - doing GIF Animation with GIMP


Work flow to make a candle that has burned down yet another day.

Note: This is an "Howto" description. If you just want something simple and readable, read the introduction instead.
For the text below, you are assumed to have GIMP running with the provided file and follow the text step by step. Provided that, it is very obvious how to do step-by-step and easy to learn how it works - even for a GIMP beginner.

Introduction - Expressn Candle Animation with GIMP


A brief explanation of the GIMP file used to create the GIF animated Expressn Christmas candle.

  • Open the Gimp file Expressn-Candle.xcf (can be downloaded here)
  • Open the layer window by selecting Window->Layers layers in the menu.
  • Rezise it to see all seven layers. (Each layer is a separate image drawn on a transparent canvas. Think of it as a pile of transparencys)
  • The eye icon at left makes the layer visible. Click on it to make one layer visible at a time. Then you see this from bottom and up:
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