31/01/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA, #53


your WOrds of this IMAge #53:



I am not sure I like 
what I see in your world.

Hello! I am here and see you, 
but you don`t see me!

"Here mousie, mousie,.....here mousie, mousie....meowsie...meowsie....meow....meow....."

Watching You, watching Me aHhhhhhhhhaaaa ..... 
or was it Love in the ABBA song? ;-)

Peeping through the hole
seeing the whole
of the world
is enough.

That's a kitty who knows EVERYTHING that's going on. 
Call her a Clandestine Cat, perhaps?

They never let us see them 
when they're smiling at us. 
We'd get too confident 
if we had proof that they liked us.

Peek-a-boo! :-)

She haunts me with her eyes.

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Thank you all! WO*IMA again on Saturday!
Have a great week ahead!

29/01/2010

your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA #53



my IMAge #53:


as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa


Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'. 
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos! 

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28/01/2010

I love sharing but hate stealing part 2.

My regular readers know what I'm talking about.
Part one of the story is deleted. Gone. Forever.
I saved the 'Thank you' posting with links.

What you might have seen recently is this text:

Your first visit here? 
You might think why the hell I've put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. 
Because an online news site misused one of my pictures 
+ people are downloading my pictures without saying a word. 
Now they get them with my signiture on. 
If you're interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks 
please ask! Very simple! :) email: toblogitse at gmail.com

How did I know about that stolen picture?
I have a counter where I can see how long people are surfing on my blogs, where they're coming and going, download activity etc., plus I have a tiny little Sherlock Holmes living in :) me plus intuition...

I try to make this short. Going to be diffficult.

The 24th of December 2009 I found out that my picture was stolen
- from my stats - somebody downloaded my old pictures - why?
- IP address was in Egypt - not mine! :)
- I did thinking: why one year old picture, somebody from Egypt...
- I googled my blogpost permalink > there it was!
On top of my blog post and of course I had a little bit luck...or is it my curiousity which led me to the right spot...
The original picture was cropped > that's why the watermark has to be in the middle or in the area where the idea of the picture is gone if cropped!
- I use several search options: I google search with BLOGitse, google image search both with the name of the picture and BLOGitse - try those with your pics and your blog/screen name.

I have had StatCounter from the beginning of my blogging.
I've known my pics have been downloaded but last 6 months or so it's been really wild.


"If you’re planning to put some of your digital photos on the Internet then you might want to get ready to go to war. The Battle of the Images is a growing problem with no foreseeable truce in sight. Before you know it, you’ll be trying to think of military-style tactical maneuvers to protect your coveted images. Whatever you come up with to protect your images, someone else will come up with a way to steal them.

The most surefire way to keep your images “your images” is not to put them up on the web at all."

About.com: Web Design/HTML: How to protect your digital photos from being copied
How to Watermark your pictures.
Digimarc and their solution. Digimarc blog post

And now back to StatCounter.
Here are couple of pictures which explain the idea.

These pics are from StatCounter demo page!

You click that magnifying glass...

Can you see the red spot? That's where this visitor came to this site...

Here you can see all the details...

more details...
for example recent downloads...

Go to StatCounter home page

Look at the live demo - you can play with it to get the idea how it works!
 
Now I show you how to copy a work in RESPECTFUL way.

I wrote an email to Hugh MacLeod at gapingvoid gallery and told him that this cartoon is going to be published on my blog and if he wants me to remove it asked him to let me know.

I like his work. I get these cartoon by email and he makes me smile, great art!

WARNING! If you download this cartoon from my site I'll send all the information to Hugh.

His art work is protected by Creative Commons A note of that is attached at end of his email.

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Let me know if you have StatCounter..
How long you've had it?
How do you use it, what for?
If you're going to open an account there please let me know what you think  - more headache when you KNOW but can't really do anything about it? autch!

EDIT

Blogs. If you've recently added a blog to your site, or
if your site is a blog site, it's possible that a visitor
could post infringing materials (e.g. text, video links,
images). Under the strict principles of copyright law,
you'd be a copyright infringer even if you were unaware of
the posting. Your liability could be significant. The
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a "safe
harbor" from liability provided you publish a DMCA notice
and register with the Copyright Office.

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27/01/2010

my skies in Cairo, Egypt

Morning sky changes really quickly.
Five minutes and the beauty has gone - to come back in different form tomorrow morning...

30.12.2009 at 6:56 am


30.12.2009 at 7:10 am


11.1.2010 at 6:26 am


11.1.2010 at 6:43 am


14.1.2010 at 6:58 am


14.1.2010 at 7:04 am


18.1.2010 at 6:51 am


18.1.2010 at 6:58 am


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On Tuesday 26.1.2010
25 of my photographs were downloaded.
I'd love to hear from you guys!

These countries were top 3 on Tuesday:
Finland
India
USA


25/01/2010

accidents and snakes...


Couple of days ago I was in our garden wondering what's going on.
It was TOO quiet...like the end of the world.
Next day I saw this and heard the story.


This truck fell over. The driver was under drugs. He lost the control of the vehicle.
Most of the truck drivers make too long days. They get tired and the temptation to take drugs is huge.
A 2007 study on drug addiction in Egypt by the National Centre for Social and Criminal Research showed that 600,000 to 800,000 people (or 0.8 percent of the country’s 76 million population) suffer from addiction. 


Drivers in Egypt generally drive too fast, roads are not good plus there are too many very old cars soon to break down...


I tried to take a picture of that car which is totally smashed but didn't get better than this. I doubt that any people in the car survived. 6.000 people per year die in traffic...


Do you like snakes?
I do NOT like snakes.


This little snake (30-40 cm) was asleep 
under the trash can in our garden.
Do you know what snake is it? African house snake?


Can you see the head there...


There're other kinds of snakes.
Men.
Men who sexual harass women.
Here's a short clip of one story. The whole story by Bikya Masr is here.


“At first I didn’t realize it was a harassment call. I told him it was a wrong number and hung up. He called again with more of the same. After that, I didn’t answer. He called at all hours and started sending messages with the same content. After some time, I thought I could appeal to whatever sense of manhood he had. I answered him and told him I was older than his mother and that it wasn’t appropriate to call me; he apologized and a few hours later started calling again. My son called him and insulted him, but that didn’t stop him either.”


“I called Vodafone and asked them if there was a way to bar a certain number. They said that wasn’t possible, but they gave me the number of a police division that specializes in telecommunications. I had never heard of them but didn’t bother to call them. What would they do anyway?” 


This is a normal attitude in Egypt, where trust of the government and police is at an all time low. The law requires anyone buying a SIM card to register with an ID card, and they do. The caller knows his number is showing up on the other end and that his full name and address are with his network provider, but that doesn’t deter him. In any case, even if the police can stop one person from calling a particular number, it’s impossible to stop the numerous callers that call every day. 


She says “I kept my phone turned off for extended periods. After a few days, he got bored and stopped. But I have another cell phone where a problem was more persistent. Someone called day and night non stop. If I answered he’d call me a whore and say he ‘wanted to fuck me’. If my son or husband answered he’d swear and insult and keep on calling. The calls and messages were waking me up at night. I got so frustrated I had to throw the SIM card away and get a new number.”

24/01/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA #52


your WOrds about this IMAge = WO*IMA #52 


tuuluska
If I only had a piano,
I would fill your life
with magical silvery music.

Wild dazzling notes
floating all over you...

If you close your eyes,
like me,
you can already hear
the springlike and sunny melody
I created just for you.

Yaelian
Hey,what are you laughing at...

Tuula
... and then he said that I should visit the new nail designer...

SusuPetal
They came and took me away
hi hi ha ha ho ho
and still I wonder why
oh why oh why oh why...

Sirokko
I am the king of escape, through the walls, the spirit of the freedom..hahhahaa..nobody can prevent me..

Nenette AM     
I hate freeze-tag.

NicoleB
Hey, come and check out my new teeth!

Ji
As sparkling as the sun,
I am ready to run
for fun
by being number one!

GutsyWriter
Now that Michael Jackson is no longer with us, 
I'm taking his place.

Allu
Gimme back my piano!

mythopolis
He who laughs last, laughs best. but after that there is this feeling, not much is funny, after all.

WhiteSockGirl
Noooooo, gold would look so much better on me!

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Thank you all! WO*IMA again on Saturday!

23/01/2010

your WOrds my IMAge = WO*IMA #52

my IMAge #52:

as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :) 
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa


Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge.
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds: thoughts, a quote, a poem etc.
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'.
On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK.
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea.
ps. IF this is your first time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com,
helps my work, thanks! :)


Have fun!


in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys?
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. 
mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää.
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA.
Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi.
EI vain suomeksi.
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin.
Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :)
Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com

Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos!


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22/01/2010

BLOB by BLOGitse - a new Blogcatalog group for daring bloggers!

BLOB by BLOGitse 
is a group for people 
who are curious by nature,
hungry for life, 
have the "sharing is daring" attitude
and 
aim to improve their life quality
by participating in a vivid network of people.



I have no special talents.  
I am only passionately curious.  
Albert Einstein



Welcome!


20/01/2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 1.

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 1. just buildings, doors...
I have a zillion more pictures...okay not a zillion but at least 2 more parts to post later!







































Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I've put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. Because an online news site misused one of my pictures
+ people are downloading my pictures without saying a word.
Now they get them with my signiture on.

If you're interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask! Very simple! :)
email: toblogitse at gmail.com

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Do you like bazaars?                   

18/01/2010

This is pure sh*****

I know what you were thinking...
But you're wrong, sorry.

As we all know blogging is social media just like FB, Twitter etc.

This post is pure SHARING!
Sharing is the main issue in social media. You give and you get. It's interaction.
More and more bloggers and companies are marketing or selling stuff.
Lots of bloggers have giveaways to get more traffic, audience - and perhaps they want to sell something too.
I'm not selling anything. This is PURE sharing!

I want to introduce to you VIKKI. Vikki who? Vikki is an ARTIST.
Is this badget familiar?

He's Wink!

The story behind Wink:
"My name is ‘Wink‘. I tell bloggers, “Although we dearly appreciate this fine tribute and are SO flattered by the recognition, we don’t participate in those stinkin’ blog awards.”

Vikki writes on her blog: 
"Originally I created this little sun logo for CBS Sunday Morning Television- but, he’s definitely taken on a life and purpose of his own. According to my visitor tracking, EVERDAY (since Sept. of 2008!) people come to my blog to get Wink. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would cause such a stir."

If you have downloaded Vikki's creation without saying a word to her, please leave her a comment! It's polite to thank, right?! 
Read more about VIKKI's creation here.

Vikki North's blog: the Red Chair Gallery 

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This fabulous lady blogger is from different world!
She's a good writer and she knows what she wants!


Look at her avatar - you will never forget it! That's why it's GREAT!
Avatar is a very important visual effect in social media.
If your avatar is unique people remember it and you!

Visit this fab bitch's blog but DO NOT mess with her
leaving a message like: 'Nice!'
She wants more! So let's give her more than one word, right?!


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You all know that I'm Finnish, (where the hell is Finland? here!) living at the moment in Cairo, Egypt, as expat. Or didn't you know that? :)

May I introduce you two Finnish ladies, ARTISTS!
ELEGIA currently calling from London and ITKUPILLI surfing in LA,
share the obsession for collages and now they want to share that obsession with you!

"Every Monday we will post a new theme; a word and a picture.
You can use either one or both. Share your creation with us by leaving a comment with link to your artwork.
You can use any kind of style or materials. There is no limits, let your creativity flow!"




Their first challenge is out and

here's one example what you can create - beautiful!
(if you know how to, I don't!)



ELEGIA started her own shop...I like this badge!


 I got permission to use all these badges from their owners!


Do you like art (any kind of art)?
If you know any artist blogs leave their blog address in your comment - 
I'd like to visit them! 
But please, don't try to market or sell anything. I'll check all the links before I publish them...


ps. If you download MY photographs please tell me!
People are still doing it and don't say a word - don't you have any manners?
Thank you! would be nice...

17/01/2010

EDITED version: your WOrds & my IMAges = WO*IMA #51


your WOrds about this IMAge #50:



Yaelian
Bubbles in my coffee?
 

GutsyWriter
My beautiful new necklace with gemstones is hugging my favorite coffee which 

I spilled in an arc to hug the gems.
 

SusuPetal
One more cup of coffee before I go...
 

sirokko
This is the my new golden necklace, 

I hide it in the tea pot where nobody can find it...
lovely model, isn't it.
 

mythopolis
In my dream
The biscuits
had diamonds
in them
And the girl
had teeth
like pearls.
 

Tuula
My daughter`s new tiara. 

She loves to be a princess.
 

Lissu
Pearls, too, are the girl's best friends. 

My birthday is tomorrow, my dear!
 

Nenette AM
Pass the cream please.


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Thank you all! WO*IMA again on Saturday!


Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

16/01/2010

you give me WOrds and I give you an IMAge = WO*IMA #51


my IMAge #51:




as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Here's a link to world clock :)  
kuten ennenkin aikaa on 
sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa


Don’t know what WO*IMA is about? 
Every Saturday I give you an IMAge. 
You give me YOUR OWN WOrds
thoughts, a quote, a poem etc. 
however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you 
by leaving a comment with a title: 'my WOrds'. 

On Sunday I’ll publish your WOrds WITH YOUR LINK
You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. 

ps. IF this is your FIRST time here 
please add your blog URL in your comment like http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
helps my work, thanks! :)

Have fun

in Finnish: Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys? 
Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä OMIA sanoja kommettina otsikolla 'my WOrds': 
mietelauseen, runon, letkautuksen jne. mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. 
Sunnuntaina julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA

Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle. 
Huom! 
sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi. 
EI vain suomeksi. 
Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin. Muutama sanakin riittää jos kieli ei syystä tai toisesta taivu! :) Tule rohkeasti mukaan!

ps. jos osallistut ensimmäistä kertaa laita kommenttiin blogisi URL, 
esim. http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com
Se nopeuttaa minun hommaani, kiitos! 

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

15/01/2010

Save the Children

We all know what's going on in Haiti.

I donate on a yearly basis to
(in Finnish) Pelastakaa Lapset Children’s Emergency Fund.

“Children suffer most in the critical first days after an emergency. 
We need to respond immediately.
Having the funds in place before an emergency strikes means we can get to work straight away. It also helps us to respond to emergencies that are not always in the headlines.”



I got permission to use this picture from Save the Children Finland

Save the Children Finland is a member of the
International Save the Children Alliance, which is the world’s leading umbrella organisation in the fight for children's rights and is made up of 29 national Save the Children member organisations, including
the Finnish Pelastakaa Lapset,
the Swedish Rädda Barnen,
the Norwegian Redd Barna,
the Danish Red Barnet,
the British Save the Children UK,
the Save the Children organisation of the United States.

The International Save the Children Alliance 
works for children's rights in more than 120 countries.

From Save the Children's web page:

Children’s rights are the basis for our work

Save the Children Finland makes every effort to advance the securing of children's rights in Finland as well as on a global scale. Our organisation endeavours to increase general awareness of children’s rights, and respects these rights conscientiously in its own work.
In addition to Finnish legislation, Save the Children Finland's work is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The fundamental principles of this Convention form the value basis of our organisation; in accordance with these

    * every child has the right to life, survival and development
    * every child has the right to express his or her views and have them taken into account
    * all children are equal, no one must be discriminated
    * every child's best interests must be given due consideration to when making plans and decisions concerning a single child or a group of children.

Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of the International Save the Children movement, drew up in 1923 the world's first declaration of children's rights, the Declaration of Geneva, which later served as a basic model for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Rights of the Child information leaflets for lower-level schoolchildren.

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