Saturday, January 24, 2015
Iron Paw Jenny
CAMERON: It's weekend art time again. Our subject today is Jenny, one of the original Funny Farmers.
RUSTY: Jenny was before my time. Sam, Micah and Marcus did not meet her either, but we've all heard stories about how she ruled the roost with an iron paw!
MARCUS: This is Jenny in sepia for the Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Earl & Ethel. You know this is my favorite because it reminds me of the color Dirt.
SAM: Even in black and white, you can tell Jenny had a soft, beautiful coat. She loved to be brushed.
MICAH: Jan used the HDR-ish filter for this picture so we can join the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena.
PERCY: For this one, she added Filtered Black and White to the HDR-ish picture above.
MERCI: She couldn't resist adding a DUO Tone filter. Jenny was a lovely cat and she looks good in any color.
CYNDI: We can't forget a copy of the original photo for comparison. I wonder what Jenny was thinking.
BUDDY: Last night Murphy and Stanley made us aware a site has been publishing posts complete with photos stolen from a number of dog bloggers. (We aren't included.) They are one of those blogs with stolen posts. Murphy and Stanley and others are working on having the site shut down. We have an idea they are angry! And we don't blame them a bit.
MICAH: What would be funny, if it weren't for the circumstances, is that Murphy and Stanley began to post a notice to the effect, if this post appears anywhere except ..... it is stolen in bright red text. Those posts are boldly copied to the other site too. And dzdogs posted an Important Annoucement with information on what those with a stolen blog should do, which was promptly stolen. We think it's fitting the thieves should help take themselves down. (Hard to argue they weren't stealing material when what they're posting clearly states it is stolen.)
SAM: You would think whoever is doing this, possibly copying and pasting from an RSS feed, would notice what they are publishing.
CAMERON: Romping and Rolling in the Rockies is another of the blogs. We understand they had a lot of photos - and they post beautiful photos - stolen and now have them "locked down", which sounds like a good idea. Now their posts have been stolen. They have made their "do not steal" information highly visible.
CYNDI: It has been suggested that anyone who has their RSS feed set to FULL change it to SHORT so an entire post can not be stolen without a little invested effort. Having a watermark did not stop the thieves but at least ownership can not be disputed.
PERCY: We understand Wordpress has a plugin (?) that adds copyright information to the feeds, so those of you using WP might want to look into that. Blogger needs something similar.