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Short Review of 0.9.0 [Jul. 13th, 2007|02:21 pm]
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[mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[music |Pearl Jam]

I posted a short review of my experiences "discovering" Flock on my journal. evan_hamilton piped in with some comments, too!
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Firefox theme for Flock [May. 3rd, 2007|03:30 pm]
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Hi Friends !

My beta theme for Flock. Please tested


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thanks [Apr. 19th, 2007|06:32 pm]
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Just wanted to say thanks for making such a cool community :)

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Help Internet Radio Avoid Extinction [Mar. 8th, 2007|12:13 am]
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Help Internet Radio Avoid Extinction

Corporate interests are hard at working making sure you don't have a choice because they make more money when you have no choices.

Protect Your Right To Diversity

Protect your right to hear eclectic indepenent radio and discover new artists.You can save Internet radio with less than five minutes of your time. Write your congressional representative today.
Pass the word to anyone you know that loves or makes music. Also,
please bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates. We
need your continued support and action as the situation further

Tell your representative:

do not support The Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) March 2nd decision
to substantially increase royalty rates. Not only will it impact my
choices, but the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA)
manipulation of these rates, and the CRB's indifference will hurt
working artists, damage small record labels and force law abiding small
webcasters, already paying a large portion of their revenue per month
in royalties, out of business. This decision will also damage hundreds
of small businesses providing goods and services to working artists,
small record labels and small webcasters.

I respectfully ask that you evaluate the CRB decision and do whatever
is necessary to establish a reasonable royalty rate for all the parties

Who, What and When

On March 2, 2006, The CRB approved royalty rates that will bury any small webcaster, and create a heavy burden even for big broadcasters like Yahoo, AOL Music and Pandora.
How high will these rates be? Around 100% of a small webcasters revenue, give or take
a few points, in most cases. What?! That's impossible to pay! Yep, it sure is..

How did this happen? The RIAA told the CRB thats what they wanted, and the CRB just gave it to them.

Your're probably thinking, hey that's awful, but who are the the RIAA and CRB?

RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is a lobbying group formed by the five largest record labels. They are embedded in Washington D.C.
They make sure laws are written to keep them rich, no matter what. They made headlines a few years ago opening
lawsuits against elderly people, single mothers and children for
trading music online, even though some of them didn't even have
. Check out the
latest RIAA headlines.

The CRB (Copyright Royalty Board) is part of the US Copyright Office. The Board is charged with determining the royalty rates that
would be determined by a willing buyer and a willing seller in a marketplace transaction. They decided to jack the rates beyond a broadcasters means
despite decades of royalty rates being 1 - 2% of broadcaster revenue
. Raise your right hand
you want to take away consumer choice, hurt working artists, damage
small record labels and put small webcasters out of business

Take Action Now

Stay Current on the Issues

For Broadcasters

* This site is brought to you by a coalition of independent webcasters who have had enough*

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Hey LJ, I'm Evan Hamilton (Flock Community Ambassador) [Jan. 25th, 2007|01:16 pm]
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[Current Location |Flock HQ]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Foo Fighters]

Hey Livejournalists,
I'm Evan Hamilton, the new Community Ambassador for Flock. Will Pate is still around, adventuring in the Great White North (which is apparently very warm right now), but I spend my weekdays in Flock HQ and will be your link between the folks that make Flock and the folks that use it (you and me).

So feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions or comments about Flock. As for what's going on over here, check out this blog post about the immediate future of flock:

Introducing Cormorant

Keep on writing!

-Evan Hamilton
Flock Community Ambassador
evan at flock dot com
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Sculptor Herberholz forged love of art at CSUS - My Dad [Jan. 21st, 2007|08:31 am]
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Obituary: Sculptor Herberholz forged love of art at CSUS
By Robert D. Dávila - Bee Staff Writer



Published 12:00 am PST Friday, December 22, 2006

Story appeared in METRO section, Page B4

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W. Herberholz, a renowned metal sculptor who became a nationally
recognized expert on training elementary art teachers at California
State University, Sacramento, died Sunday. He was 83.

He died at his Gold River home after a two-year battle with prostate and bone cancer, said his wife, Barbara Herberholz.

Herberholz was a prolific sculptor of welded metal, including
fountains, wall art and smaller objects. He sold works to private
collections and received commissions for public art, including an
African animal scene at the Carmichael Library and wall sculptures at
Arden Christian Church. He exhibited at the Crocker Art Museum and won
top prizes at the Nut Tree scarecrow contest in Vacaville.

Besides abstract pieces, he created whimsical sculptures
reflecting his wry sense of humor, friends said, including rabbits
dancing under a carrot tree. His trademark works were owls, including a
4-foot-tall figure he fashioned from hammered copper and named "Henry

"He was just born inspired," said his wife, a retired CSUS art
professor. "He loved to make art, and the only thing that slowed him
down was macular degeneration he had the last few years."

Mr. Herberholz was an art education professor for 35 years at CSUS,
where he co-wrote several textbooks with his wife. In 1964, the couple
published "Artworks for Elementary Teachers," which became the leading
text for art education students at U.S. and Canadian colleges,
colleagues said. The book, now in its ninth edition, has been in print
longer than any other of its kind and sold more than 500,000 copies,
CSUS officials said.

Herberholz was a strong proponent of art education who decried school
curriculums that emphasize "left brain" subjects -- including reading,
writing and math -- at the expense of art lessons that help children
think creatively with their "right brain," colleagues said.

supported the CSUS Barrio Arts Program, which introduces future art
teachers to different cultures, and was honored by state and national
professional groups for his support of art education.

lost the last of the pioneers on the importance of art education in the
schools," said Jose Montoya, a retired CSUS art professor. "The books
that he and his wife put together were crucial to the whole notion of
developing creativity in young people."

Mr. Herberholz was born to German immigrants in 1923 in Detroit and grew up on a farm.

earned a bachelor's degree in art from Michigan State University in
1946 and a master's degree from the University of New Mexico in 1954.
He taught art at schools in Michigan, Colorado and New Mexico and at
Bloomsburg State Teachers College in Pennsylvania for two years and
married Barbara Bailey in 1954.

He joined CSUS in 1956 and served three years as art
department chairman before retiring in 1991. He received the California
Art Education Association's Award of Merit in 1981 and 1988 and was
named 1985 California art educator of the year by the National Art
Education Association.

"Students really liked him," said Maria Winkler, Sacramento
artist and CSUS professor. "He was extremely knowledgeable about art
and really loved talking to students."

Mr. Herberholz enjoyed
combing flea markets for art books, collecting American Indian and
Mexican folk art and traveling with his wife to Europe and Mexico.
Friends said he was a warm, caring man with an offbeat sense of humor
who loved puns and wore a red clown nose while making Sunday pancakes
for his family.

"He was like an onion," said John Lopez, a Sutter Creek
gallery owner. "He had many layers to his personality, with a definite
bent on art."

    About the writer:

        * The Bee's Robert D. Dávila can be reached at (916) 321-1077 or


Donald W. Herberholz

Born: July 2, 1923

Died: Dec. 17, 2006

Remembered for: Renowned sculptor of welded metal artworks; national
expert on art education and art professor for 35 years at California
State University, Sacramento; co-author of leading college textbook on
art education; served on the Crocker Art Museum board of directors

Survived by: Wife, Barbara Herberholz of Gold River; daughters, Amy
Scherschligt of Carmichael and Heidi Grasty of Gold River; son, Eric
Herberholz of Rocklin; sisters, Louise Sielski and Virginia Collins,
both of Michigan; and eight grandchildren

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Christ Unity Church, 9249 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr.
Herberholz may be made to Futures for Children, 9600 Tennyson St. NE,
Albuquerque, N.M., 87122.

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FLOCKSTAR bluedecker97 [Jan. 2nd, 2007|09:26 pm]
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I am a Flockstar.

Performancing with Flock and Livejournal compels me to do this shoutout.

Four months ago, Flock was downloaded and the experience is the difference between driving a US auto and swithching to an AUDI or BMW.

Performancing is available at mozilla.org and developed by Jed Brown and world's largest blogging collective. It improves on the FLOCK built-in blog tool the way  browsers/WWW improved Compuserve.

installs in your Flock browsers lower bar with a small icon. It opens full-width with a menu, and two panes. It occupies the lower half of your browser and suddenly this seems the most logical place for any browser add on to open. And the other logic, performancing browser stay in the fore-front while clicking on tabs and visiting webpages. Exceptional.

Integration includes a full rich-text composer; blog activation at LiveJournal includes your communities for the quickest post option and the history tab opens the past 8 entries of any blog in your composer as 'plain text' or rich. It has a built-in 'notepad'; integrates de.licio.us bookmarks and tags; integrates technorati blog review, tagging your post and pings; to your post you can create TrackBackURLs; add-ons include Fire FTP, a fully-realized FTP and finally, at the moment, an extension called OakFlickr uploader which opens a sidebar browser (have not been able to figure this out as it does nothing and has no text on buttons and presents no options and I cannot make any claim about it's function besides it opens a 'blank space with buttons.')

In ADDITION, my favorite must-haves include cooliris and web snippets and squidoo.com Bookmarklet. Must withhold my opinion on JetEye service until trial, but have added this too.

UNRELATED shoutout for last.fm or http://www.last.fm/user/bluedecker97/ SCROBBLE your personal radio station's music.

Wesley Miller

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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2006|10:12 am]
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Ok, I like the idea behind flock, and I am giving it a shot. The RSS interface is very smooth, the flickr interface is just sensational, as is the clippings area.

del.icio.us and how it interacts with flock totally escapes me though. I have never used del.icio.us before, so I am in the dark. It seems to have published all my bookmarks to del.icio.us, ok...fine. I will figure out how to use or read that from my home machine later. Now, if I make a change to my bookmarks...is it supposed to push those changes over? I have for instance removed a few bookmarks, and added a few, but none of those changes are reflected on del.icio.us. I also did a double-click on the star, got the pop-up to define tags etc..., but it did not seem to do anything, at least there are no new entries over at del.icio.us. I don't know if I am approaching this wrong. Also, my rss feeds do not seem to be getting there at all.

Also, what on earth does single clicking the star actually do? It turns orange...great, but no tagging, no entry in my favourites menu, no reference that I can find except that if I manually come back to the page, it is still orange.

Also....can I install firefox extensions, or only flock extensions?

Anyways, any feedback you have would be great.
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New stuff [Oct. 12th, 2006|10:57 pm]
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[mood |excitedexcited]

I've just implemented a few LJ-specific features in Flock's blog module...

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