Monday, December 16, 2013

Central American Sketches Crossing Kansas By Train

Foggy sky,
Misty trees,
Tall thin telephone poles,
Birds sit on wires
like connected dots,
Farm houses,
Closed doors,
Words knock
in mind,
with inspirations
unfold like umbrellas,
Moving bicycles under
traffic lights,
Kansas Town
wet, muddy,
and quiet,
like the yawn
you delicate

Monday, November 25, 2013

From Gifpop; Bloomingberg Business Week Quote


Source: imgur.comIt’s almost impossible to use the Internet today without coming across the grainy, looping images known as animated GIFs. Made popular by such websites as Tumblr (YHOO) and Imgur, GIFs have become a widespread alternative to photos or videos for capturing a particular moment that you want to see over and over, such as frantic Toronto Mayor Rob Ford flattening an unlucky woman. The oddball medium has also spurred a beautiful new community of GIF artists.
A new project by former Stamen designers Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx aims to take GIFs out of the native digital habitat and into the real world. Gifpop!, a custom greeting-card tool, smashed its Kickstarter funding goal in a single day, and last week the designers announced that they will soon be ready to print animated GIFs. “We are really interested in making bits of the Internet physical,” says Hwang. The Gifpop founders shouldn’t have been surprised by how fast the concept caught on—it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t want this pug pushing a stroller hanging from their fridge.
The duo collaborated on a previous project called Meshu that prints 3D location information as jewelry; users input ZIP codes or addresses to create a series of lines forming a polygon, choose the material, and order away for it to be 3D printed elsewhere. In a similar vein, Gifpop will allow users to upload their own GIFs (or a Vine (TWTR) or Instagram (FB) video) through a web interface and choose 10 frames to be printed through an old technology known as lenticular printing. Finding a manufacturer that could print 10 frames (or more) was the most technologically challenging part.
Like those glorious holograms that mesmerized you as a kid (or still do, if you’re us), Gifpop cards use a similar technique involving more than two images to give the impression of motion. At the printer, the 10 frames from the uploaded GIF are sliced up, much as a paper shredder might do, and interlaced together. The printer lines up the lenticular sheet with the interlaced images, which creates the illusion of depth and motion when the image is viewed at different angles. “The facets and ridges of [the] sheet allow you to view each slice individually,” explains Hwang.
Gifpop prints at 60 LPI—lenses per inch—which means that there are 60 different facets to view through. The process looks something like this:

Gifpop isn’t some breakthrough technology—it’s just combining the best low-tech part of the web with another low-tech printing process—but the end result is quite incredible. “It’s a relatively old and relatively straightforward technology,” says Binx. “But the magic for us is that we get to see these GIFs out in the real world.”
Once the Gifpop website is completed, users will be able to order one-off cards ranging in price from $10 to $18 or subscribe for a six-month collection for around $12 per month. As for pieces made by GIF artists, Gifpop will be implementing a similar model to the online art site 20×200 that splits revenue with its artists. In the future, the founders plan to make bulk orders available for wedding invitations or business cards. What could be better than holiday cards featuring awkward family photos in animated form?
McCann is a contributing graphics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow her on Twitter @atmccann.
Rashid is a Bloomberg Businessweek contributor.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dawn Thrailkill, Conductor - Chamber Orchestra


Dawn ThrailkillDawn Thrailkill, a Norman High School graduate, was a student of Dr. John Clinton, and studied cello with Marjory Cornelius at the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree. At the University of Oklahoma she was awarded the Colbert Hackler Music Education Award for the most outstanding music education major, and the Lolagene Chaudion Award for most versatile graduating senior.
She has taught in the Putnam City School District for 25 years, nineteen years as orchestra director at Western Oaks Middle School, and currently as orchestra director at Putnam City High School, Rollingwood Elementary, and Coronado Heights Elementary.
Miss Thrailkill has been on the artistic faculty of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra program since 1996. She first served as conductor of the Festival Strings (1996-1999) and since 1999 she has been the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra.
Professionally, Miss Thrailkill has served as All-State Orchestra Chairman, Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association Orchestra Vice-President, Treasurer of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association, Central Oklahoma Honor Orchestra Chair and North Central Oklahoma Honor Orchestra 8th/9th grade Chair. She has been a clinician and judge in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Montana.
Honors and recognitions include Western Oaks Middle School Teacher of the Year (2000), Oklahoma Music Teacher of the Year from the National Federation of High Schools (2008), and the Oklahoma Chapter of the American String Teachers Association selected her their 2009 Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Darkness © msullivan

The darkness comes from deep inside.
It creeps up from out of your dark side.
Gnawing at your flesh by your graveside.
Of a life that you feel lives you mortified.
Creeping death shivers down your spine.
You feel it wrap around, you feel it reassign.
Your screams and visions will all align.
Under the moon they will combine.
The cares and the worries you place on today.
Are replaced by blinding pain in your temple, you have nothing to say.
Your feel all hope go floating away.
Leaving you alone, as your body starts to decay.
You see your life end, but when did it begin?
You fall to your knees as your thoughts go within.
The deepest part of your soul, under your skin.
You see the vision of the bitter end.
You stay alive as the skin and muscle fall from your bones.
You get lightheaded and collapse on your knee bone's.
You feel like you're in an episode of the twilight zone.
All you can do is let out a little moan.
You finally succumb to your fate.
You finally become the desolate.
Roaming the earth as deaths advocate.
Bringing your victims to hells gate.

Friday, October 11, 2013

23rd Monte Jade Annual Conference: Game Changers In Business And Technology09/28/2013 - 09/28/2013

23rd Monte Jade Annual Conference: Game Changers in Business and Technology
                            23屆美西玉山協會年會: 科技與產業的新典範

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: Afternoon Program 1:00pm-6:45pm; Dinner Banquet 6:45pm-11:00pm
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Afternoon program is free, please register in advance; Individual dinner ticket: $100 for memeber; $120 for non-member
Keynote: Cedric Lam - Tech Lead- Google Fiber, Google
Moderator: Stephanie Chuang - On Air Reporter - NBC Bay Area

Panel 1. M&A Trends in US and China
Moderator: Kerry Smith - Partner - Montgomery & Hansen, LLP
- John Moriarty - Managing Director - RW Baird
- Christopher Cooper - Partner - Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Ting Louie - Senior Director - NASDAQ Private Market (sharespost & Nasdaq JV)
- Edward Lambert - Senior Vice President - Bridge Bank
- Dan Hansen - Parter - Montgomery & Hansen, LLP
Panel 2. Healthcare and Technology: A New Era of Digital

Moderator: Chu Chang - Former Vice President, International - Asia Pacific at Genomic Health
- Anil Sethi - Founder, CEO - Gliimpse
- Darren Schulte - MD, MPP - President - Apixio
- Matthew Douglass -Technical Co-Founder and VP of Platform - Practice Fusion
Panel 3. Leaning In: How Women Leaders Have Adopted a Variation of ‘Lean In’ to Rise

Moderator: Carol Carpenter, Chief Marketing Officer - ClearSlide
- Monica Hein - Vice President - Enterprise Transformation - IBM
- Susan S. Wang - Board of Directors - Cirrus Logic, Nektar Therapeutics, Premier, Inc.
- Joy Chen - Chief Executive Officer - Yes To, Inc.
- Erica Peng - Leadership and Organization Development Consultant and Coach

Evening Keynote: Andrew Cherng - Founder, Chairman, and Co-CEO - Panda Restaurant Group Inc.
Entertainment: Silicon Valley Band
Event website:
Contact Info:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Music, Monday Busy Recitals, Sunday Concerts, Fun and Shine! To OYO from Sheng Wu!

Here is my wish to say a little thankyou to those who add lights and blend strength to Sheng's musical experiences and talents... From 2005 to 2010, endless trips and laughter, time juice and wits, thanks once again!

No order, but random write of honorable names of oklahoma youth orchestra program:

Robert V. Cooper, Jr.
John E. Clinton,
Scott Jackson,
Denise McClurg,
Peter Marks,
Matthew Mailman,
Sarah Neely,
Dawn Thraikill,
Gena Alexander,
Christy Fine,
Kristin Fisher,
Mark Osborn,
Jessica Stephens,

Michael Norris,
Peri Bennett,
John Lynn,
Jerry Messick,
Mark Edward Parker,
Mark Belcik,
Edward Walker,
Greg Bowes,
Mary Bradnax,
John Cain,
Manuel Prestamo,

Keep it up....Many blessing Fly your way!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Winter Escape

The air goes timid,
Lotus pond turns tarnish and dry,
Nothing fishy speaks of liquid fun,
Creeks or streams become flat and shy,
The field stops breathing
upon silver fogs and shivering wind.
It's time to pause,
and think of spring or summer time,
with jackets handy,
ready to ski or pack your peanut butter sandwiches,
remember instant coffee, and mash mellow cups..
Celebrating thanksgiving at your choice hotel
or favorite city, smile a lot...
nothing hurts when writing suddenly fails,
and you simply wish to spend some cash on recalling the past.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Somethng New or Different by Sam373 or Sammie L. Carter


Why desire different, that created perfect in all of it diversity.
A man or woman by acceptable definition,
Needs a partner that does not allow less than their best
To represent as one;
An avatar of the truth as designed.
Challenge me my love,
Remind me of your bliss
And challenge me to keep up
As we strive
A goal that need not be the same
Although our path or paths are not destined 2-B-1.
Move your hips
Part  your lips
Move your feet;
Dangle that carrot, don’t miss a beat.
Don’t stop nor stray along the way
In this trek to perfection
There must be no delay.
As we travel this earthen plan
We hope to find a friend that will with us walk,
Our paths being the same
And for a helpmate to strive with us as one;
As spirits bound.
Can they be just one?
Yes, but most often not.
When 2=1