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Archive for July, 2009

Okay …. so, a friend of mine was in Wisconsin at some random bar … a guy walks in and says … okay, this isn’t a joke.  Anyway, so, a friend is in the bar when she looks over and sees me … or does she … she walks up to talk to me …. only to find out that it really isn’t me.  She couldn’t believe it …

Here is the picture that she sent me … of me …


Man … I have to admit … he looks bizarrely like me!!  You know … really good looking .. okay, maybe not good looking … but looks a lot like me!!  🙂

So, I haven’t blogged in a while …. and I am feeling pretty guilty about it.  Why?  Not sure … I don’t think that anyone really reads these things, but it is still fun to make believe that someone really cares about what you have to say.  🙂

Anyway, I found a really cool site that can do some fun things to images.  It is called … befunky!   Yep, put your funk on and and some effects to an image.

It is really easy to do … you can upload an existing picture, take a picture with your webcam, upload from a URL or another photo sharing site.

When you first go to, you have the site welcome screen.  Here you will see sample of the effects that you can apply.


When you select Get started Now!, you will be prompted to select the application (effect) that you would like to use on the file you specify next.


If you select Cartoonizer, you will be prompted to upload a file for use with this effect.


I will select my Avatar for my space and you get a quick preview of the image with the ability to rotate and crop it before you apply the effects.


You will now see your image with the default effect applied.  What is kind of cool about this site is that you will see to the right the ability to apply this image to a number of products, such as mugs and shirts.  Could be really fun!


From here you can upload it, share it or save it your computer.   Here is my final image with its effect.


Okay … not the most appealing image of me … but, kind of a neat effect.

SeriousMediumI just wanted to make a quick post for two reasons …

1)  To say sorry it has been a long time since my last post

2)  To see if I can post from where I work … I know … I shouldn’t be doing that … but I thought that it would be nice to be able to post things that I find during research.

So, I will try to do better … promise!