Steve Kudlak
Since 2004
Works in Watsonville, California United States of America

BIO
I have a BS in Biocehmistry and BA in Art with a concentration in Printmaking. Recently I have become interested in digital media. When I get a webpage done I will post the info
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DISCUSSION

Re: embedding <img> in email


Question, does anyone here use Linux for image and picture
work and if so what tools do they reccommend? This question
came up because even the mention of HTML in messages makes
many linux types either roar "PLAIN TEXT! NO HTML! YOU'RE SUCH
A WINDOWS TYPE!" when mentioned. Although it is hard to use
the net for art purposes without looking at images, and I know
some people really like ascii art and people from Middle Europe
who are sort of the gods of it, but clear to me their should
be something more. It should be easy to use and it shouldn't
require going to 11 archane sites and collecting 4 arcane pieces
of freeare to use. Heaven knows that financial necessity has
caused me to collect a variety of freeware and low cost ware,
someof which I really like. Real Alternative's "Real Player"
standin works rather well. But I do get sort of rattled that
a large amount of things want me to "Go Pro" whereas in the
case of things like WINAMP I don't know if there is even a
NULLSOFT to send out the passcodes although I guess if the
software works automaticly it might be worth a shot, as
burning from running media does intrigue me.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> For HTML to go through an email, the Multipart header has to be sent to
> tell the recipient that the text is HTML and not plain-text. If you're
> writing in "rich text" mode or something like that, your email program
> sets that header for you but isn't likely to give you 100% HTML editing
> capability; just bold, italic, font coloring, etc. If you try pasting
> raw HTML into a text email, that won't work 'cause the program isn't
> setting the header, so whoever gets it will treat it like raw text. And
> if you paste HTML into an HTML email, then it gets double-escaped:
>
> <img src="http://rhizome.org/mypic.gif" />
>
> becomes
>
> &lt;img src="http://rhizome.org/mypic.gif" /&gt;
>
> or something like that.
>
> I think the lack of HTML editing in email isn't really an anti-spam
> measure; just that HTML editing is considered sort of a uber-power-user
> feature that most customers aren't going to want.
>
> When websites like Rhizome send out HTML email (like in NetArtNews) we
> write our custom mailers so we can drop arbitrary HTML into the email.
> Spammers, too.
>
> I suppose the quickest way to embed IMG in an email would be to either
> hack a webmail client to accept HTML, or hack a desktop client like
> Mozilla's mail client. Or you could just write your own
> Perl/Python/Ruby script to read HTML from a file, stitch it into an
> email, and send the email off.
>
> On Nov 24, 2004, at 1:26 PM, Jim Andrews wrote:
>
>>
>>> You can edit the html in a text editor, then copy & paste it into
>>> a "plain text" email, so not allowing you to edit the html
>>> doesn't really stop misuse of the feature, it just makes it
>>> harder to use it legitimately (assuming there was even a design
>>> decision on this).
>>>
>>> - Rob.
>>
>> tried that, sent myself such a msg, but you just view the html upon
>> reception, not the rendering. at least in outlook.
>>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Can company logos be used in artwork?


My impression from all the legal stuff I have seen and read is
that Logos and Trademarks were easier to use and that trademark
law was less restrictive than copyright law. I remember tales of
several people getting nasty letters but nothing happened after
that. If you go and listen to the Jeff Cunard lecture he pretty
much says that and that is what my research seems to indicate.

This is one of the those things I follow the goings on in both
the US and Canada as I am creatively active in both countries.
Jeff Cunard brought up an interesting point that there maybe a
need to look into the laws of other countries if one acts in a
creative fashion on the net, as one's work is sort of international
already if you plan to put it up on the web and make it so.

I would really like to hear from anyone who is active and exploring
these areas. Right now I know that some the most avid readers of our
Bill of Rights website, http://www.cruzrights.org are in Cairo, Egypt.
So that took me by surprise and that refers to American Law and not
more global artistic issues.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> I am not a lawyer either but I am an artist.
>
> Should local law relegate ones artistic practice?
> They can desensitize the masses with their multi-million dollar imagery
> and
> ya know I get influenced by it sometimes. Does Nike have a patent on the
> degree of curve in the swoosh? The corporate world loves when the
> consumers
> begin to self censor and not question their authority.
>
> This is just my opinion, but, I think you need to be a bit more anarchist
> about your project and not worry about it.
>
> There is an artist out in LA that put together a dvd with 5000 vector
> logos
> and distributed 100 of them for free as art.
>
>
> Good luck with your project.
> Cheers,
> Lee
>
>
>
> On 11/25/04 4:09 PM, "Rob Myers" <robmyers@mac.com> wrote:
>
>> I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.
>>
>> On 25 Nov 2004, at 20:21, patadeperro wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, I am making an animation of the war in colombia and would like to
>>> include about 20 logos from transnationals. Is this legal -
>>
>> No. The logos are trademarks and you are using them without permission.
>>
>>> protected by the fact that its "art" or not?
>>
>> No. There's no defense of using something for art.
>>
>>> If not - can I protect myself by altering the logo - for example
>>> changing a letter?
>>
>> No. It's still a derivative work of the logo.
>>
>>> Do these companies care anyway?
>>
>> Yes. They are getting increasingly control-freaky about this kind of
>> thing. :-(
>>
>>> Probably depends on extent of coverage?
>>
>> It depends on whether their lawyers see it.
>>
>>> I remember about a year ago the case of an art group and their being
>>> sued for their use of the NIKE logo - I rember that they won the
>>> case, but dont remember the details- what was their name?
>>
>> http://www.0100101110101101.org/texts/nike_prelease4-en.html
>>
>> I think it depends on whether you can afford the time and the costs of
>> defending a lawsuit.rhiz
>>
>> - Rob.
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DISCUSSION

RE: [greatbiggroup] [Fwd: California is now it's own country] --- so you thik I ma bad....


Actually this is the problem with the net... Some person said who
Chris posted to [cruzrights] and Steve reposted it to [greatbiggroup]
as a joke "So You think I am so bad..." So really it is the work of
someone else..." Actually what I am pointing to is that we Americans
are a diverse group and we often have fantasies of "going it alone"
however what we probably need more tham anything else is each other.

So anyway when one sees things on the net please be careful about where
you think it came from. This is a problem with the net and probably
reflects on my being sloppy was mush as anything else.

What provoked it was, as it is well known I think the BBC Series
The Power of Nigtmares is very good. Not perfect, but it makes it's
statements and does a pretty good job of backing them up. Usually that
is a weakness of people from both the right and the left.

For example friends urge me to read certain books, Michael Rupert
is currentlty a favorite and supposedly he backs it all up. I'll have
to see because he makes a number of pretty out there claims I hear
repeated often by the left. That is that there is a pretty much all
powerful CIA that controls the Drug Trade from Columbia and that people
who challenge it or look too closely at it end up dead.

To put it gently I once worked in the governement and as they say
"had access" and although the governement and its agencies does have
considerable powers they are not omnipotent in fact sometime when
faced with a difficult problem people in various agencies feel pretty
powerless. However there is enough power to be dangerous if misused or
used incorrectly by those who are ill informed or motivated by questionable
fears.

The strange subtext I that seems to run through all of this stuff
about the various fundamentalist organizations be they American Christian
Conservative or Fundamentalist Islamist is a fear of human sexuality.
For example much of Conservative Christian Activism here is an attempt to
sort of repeal the social changes brought on by the late 1960s.
Although the visiting Egyptian Scholar who freaked over people slow
dancing in 1950s America was even more intense. Wonder if this is a
test for dangerous people.;)

To be honest I neither totally believe the left or the right on all
of this but tbink it all bears more close investigation at an open
minded and dispassionate level. This does not mean one has to think
the hijackers were swell folks and that there is no danger at all.

The danger comes from ideas and if history has proven any thing is that
it is very hard if not impossible to kill ideas with a gun and force.
One might repress them for awhile but they will come back and get you.

I suspect that in the writings and thoughts and academic backgrounds
of the hijackers are clues that might give us real insight into how to
best take apart these dark ideas and render them harmless. Rather than
feed them and be terrorized by them. Since they are ideas there is no
magic "cancer" you remove by the surgery of force that we Americans feel
is our God given right to wield. But I don't think thia will work.

I know it sounds announcing that one believes in magic(k) but it might
be possible to remove these ideas by artistic means. Artists seldom realize
what power they yield. It might be possible to counteract and remove them
by other ideas that are restoration of an Optimistic World View that
would replace dark nightmares with something that would render them mostly
just that, something that dissappears when one wakes up.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> Steve said: "Since we get New York, you'll have to come up with your
> own
> late night
> TV shows because we get MTV, Letterman, the Daily Show, and Conan
> O'Brien."
>
> Your note contains some other heavy thinking as well. Now how about a
> look
> at reality. You will notice there is no mention of TV shows in the text
> below. Could have something to do with the level of thinking used to
> develop
> it (not me). This is just one of the states you gave up. But, consider
> this, you'll all look good on your bicycles talking about what you watched
> on TV last night. Oh, what are all of the folks in your country going to
> eat? And, since you probably got 95% of the welfare recipients in the
> blue
> states, how are the rest of you going to take care of them?
>
> Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from
> the Union (please refer to the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848).
>
> Texas has given all those complainers plenty of time to get used to the
> results. After seeing the whiners along the campaign route, the folks from
> Texas are considering taking matters into our their hands.
>
>
> 1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. (We will control the space
> industry.)
>
> 2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.
>
> 3. Defense Industry. (We have over 65% of it.) The term "Don't mess with
> Texas" will take on a whole new meaning.
>
> 4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need
> for
> the next 300 years. Yankee states? Sorry about that. We also have most of
> the talent and the companies needed to find new oil
>
> 5. Natural Gas - Again we have all we need and it's too bad about those
> northern states. John Kerry will figure a way to keep them warm....
>
> 6. Computer Industry - We currently lead the nation in producing computer
> chips and communications: Small places like Texas Instruments, Dell
> Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD,
> Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Semiconductor, Dallas Semiconductor,
> Delphi,
> Nortel, Alcatel, Etc, Etc. The list goes on and on.
>
> 7. Health Centers - We have the largest research centers for cancer
> research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world and
> other large health planning centers.
>
> 8. We have enough colleges to keep us going: U.T., Texas A&M, Texas Tech,
> Rice, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT, Texas Women's University,
> etc. Ivy grows better in the south anyway.
>
> 9. We have a ready supply of workers. (Just open the border when we need
> some more.)
>
> 10. We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.
>
> 11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard and
> the
> Texas Air National Guard. We don't have an army, but since everybody down
> here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an army in
> 24
> hours if we need it. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call
> Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over a couple Texas
> Rangers.
>
> 12. We are totally self sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs and several
> types
> of grain, fruit and vegetables and let's not forget seafood from the gulf.
> And everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good.
> Don't need any food.
>
>
> This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in
> good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.
>
> Now to the rest of the United States under President Kerry:
>
> Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only
> President
> Kerry will be able to drive around in his 9 mile per gallon SUV. The rest
> of
> the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.
>
> You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off your
> communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but
> since
> Mr. Kerry has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: steve.kudlak@cruzrights.org [mailto:steve.kudlak@cruzrights.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 5:07 AM
> To: greatbiggroup@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [greatbiggroup] [Fwd: California is now it's own country] ---
> so
> you thik I ma bad....
>
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message
> ----------------------------
> Subject: California is now it's own country
> From: "Christopher Robin" <tboypoet@yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, November 18, 2004 6:25 am
> To: tboypoet@yahoo.com
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Dear President Bush:
>
> Congratulations on your victory over all us non-evangelicals.
> Actually, we're a bit ticked off here in California, so we're
> leaving you.
> California will now be its own country. And we're taking all the
> Blue
> States with us. In case you are not aware, that includes Hawaii,
> Oregon,
> Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, all of the
> North East
> States, and the urban half of Ohio.
>
> We spoke to God, and she agrees that this split will be
> beneficial to
> almost everybody, and especially to us in the new country of
> California. In
> fact, God is so excited about it, she's going to shift the whole
> country
> at 4:30 pm EST this Friday. Therefore, please let everyone know
> they need to
> be back in their states by then. God is going to give us the Pacific
> Ocean and Hollywood.
> In addition, we're getting San Diego. (Sorry, that's just
> how it goes.) But God is letting you have the KKK and country music
> (except the Dixie Chicks).
>
> Just so we're clear, the country of California will be
> pro-choice,
> pro-gay marriage, and anti-war. Speaking of war, we're going to need
> all
> Blue States citizens back from Iraq. If you need people to fight in
> Falujah, just ask your evangelical voters. They have tons of kids
> they're
> willing to send to their deaths for absolutely no purpose. And they
> don't
> care if you don't show pictures of their kids' caskets coming home.
>
> So, you get Texas and all the former slave states, and we get
> the
> Governator and stem cell research. (We would love you to take
> Britney
> Spears off our hands, though. She IS from the South, right?)
>
> Since we get New York, you'll have to come up with your own late
> night
> TV shows because we get MTV, Letterman, the Daily Show, and Conan
> O'Brien.
> You get... well, why don't you ask your people at Fox News to come
> up with
> something entertaining? (Maybe you should just watch Crossfire.
> That's a
> really funny show.)
>
> We wish you all the best in the next four years and we hope,
> really
> hope, you find those missing weapons of mass destruction.
> Seriously.

DISCUSSION

Re: [greatbiggroup] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: is it 1984?


It's more than that. It is just that a small majority has been
hallunicated into some massive mandate, which it isn't. It is
rather against the spirit of democracy to pretty much act as
imperious king instead of a leader of a democracy.

Worse yet our imperious king has done a lot of damage to US prestige
in the world. The policies of the current administation is crerating
more of the terrosists that it claims to be fighting. It is making us
less safe not more safe. It is clear the Intelligence Community could
be replaces by a bunch of bright people from MIT and CMU and a bunch of
state Universities and it would do much better.

I do think the terrorist threat is oberblown and blown up out of
proportion based on ONE DRAMATIC INCIDENT. It is odd that a pretty
much equally DRAMATIC INCIDENT in Oklahoma city did not change
business as usual or provoke any looking into how easy it is to get
dangerous materials that are untracable. Taggers can be put into dangerous
materials that can be used to track them.

My suspicion is that the September 11th Hijackers pretty much had a
string of good luck. Imagine if they had been able to carry out their
events on 31 December 1999--->Jan 1, 2000, now that would have caused
a lot more trouble. In that way we were lucky.

Of course bizarrely, and this a hint for all the art types at Rhizome
is that maybe large public celebrations are a good thing. Maybe weird
art ideas likes "sousviellence" are good ideas. N.B. Sousviellence is
the idea that all of us are so inclined should arm ourselves with cameras
and run around taking pictures of anything that suits our fancy. Maybe
we could start a new art movement called "Intelligence Art" that would
seek to convey information in addition to aesthetic value that people
expect from art. Right now "that chick at Cartome is doing a better job
at this that I am". So maybe I should shut up and go out roaming with
my camera.;) Perhaps having lots of people out roaming around and looking
at things and talking to people might be help produce real safety
rather than depenind on things like so-called "Homeland Security" to
do it for us which my suspicion is they are pretty much incapable of
doing.

In fact so far the only think I have seen out of the joint terrorism
task force is the harassment of Art Professors in Buffalo and a
Genetics Professor at the University of Pittsbirgh. This is interfereing
with the rights of American Citizens it goes far beyond just being
pissed because someone didn't win an election.

It is that the person who did win an election is very attached to this
awful piece of legislation produced in haste, that is pretty much an
unconstitutional thing that will hopefully be junked by the courts and
the other parts will be let to sunset. If there is anything that many on
the left and the right agree about, it is that the Patriot Act was an
awful idea and really does abuse the Consitutional Rights of Americans.
The US is built on the Consitution and The Bill of Rights,

The correpondent from the UK had a valid point, the UK has gone far
down the road the US has just started down and has a chance to turn off
of. The UK could turn off the path too, it will be much harder for them.
The big difference is that people in the US care about theit rights and
see them as valid and as coming from God, Nature or the Natural Rights
of Man (actually the framers probably had this order reversed, much to
the distress of the "US is a Christian Country" folks) and not from the
Crown. It is important that the US doesn't become a surviellence and
authority society. We on the West Coast and in the Northeast see this
more clearly and people in the South and the Intermuntain West seem to
miss it. But the important point is that the US is evenly divided and act
if it all agrees with the current administration is wrong and dangerous.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

P.S. It is amusing that if I posted this message on some groups
out here I'd be upbraided as a "wishy washy liberal selling out
valid radical points of view...."

> That's an awful long response when all you are really saying is that
> you're
> sore that your candidate didn't win, and things aren't going your way.
>
> BTW, to whom were you responding? I don't recall seeing that email
> message
> on the list. This might be the only real case of a conspiracy -- in this
> case, the conspiracy of Yahoo! to not deliver some messages to me, as has
> been its wont lately....
>
> ...John...
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
> To: &quot;Rob Myers&quot;
> Cc: ;
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 7:55 PM
> Subject: [greatbiggroup] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: is it 1984?
>
>
> >
> > Well here we aee rattled and comncerned by a small minority
> > in a very divided country re-elected a very questionable
> > administartion with a person who does behave like &quot;King George
> > and his Republican nobles&quot; and they plan to go on doing what
> > they have been doing no matter what the results.
> >
> > Even though things are evenly divided and there is no real
> &quot;mandate&quot;
> > they keep acting like there was. I used to be pretty immune to
> > the noises of conspiracy theorists but Bush is practicing one aspect
> > that dictators like to practice which is repeating things until
> > people start to believe them. This mandate thing is one of them.
> >
> > I mean there are lots of us in the &quot;Blue World&quot; and to ignore
> what
> > we think and act as if we are children who are just wrong who have to
> > be scolded until they see the supposed light.
> >
> > This is pretty sad for a democracty that supposedly is reponsive to
> > all the people. The even sadder thing is that I don't think the current
> > administration and the supposed inteloiigenc agencies know what is
> > going on.
> >
> > It really does make me sad. The US is a pretty sad excuse for a
> democracy
> > with a clearly written out Bill of Rights and all these great
> princiciples.
> > Right now it behaves like a power grabbing empire. No wonder a large
> portion
> > of the world hates it and wants to see it come to no good end. Alas
> those
> > people aren't the nicest of folks with clear thought either.
> >
> > What is needed is a sensible group to try to figure out what is going
> on
> > and what to do and somehow to accomplish this via legitinmate and legal
> > means. This is why I only half jokingly propose the formation of the
> > the RIA Real Intelligence Agency, to be establsihed here in Watsonville
> > which is about as far from the beltway as you can get.;)
> >
> > People have had a chance to form a reasonable and just society which
> was
> > inclive, which watched out for unintended consequences of what we did
> in
> > the past and tried to see both sides and this chance was blown.
> > Let's hope that with a bit of effort we can get it back.
> >
> > Have Fun,
> > Sends Steve
> >
> > > On 17 Nov 2004, at 22:03, atomic elroy wrote:
> > >
> > >> what fries my ass about this is how most people don't care!
> > >
> > > The criminals will just do what they've done in the UK (land of
> > > surveillance gone mad): buy baseball caps and hoodies.
> > >
> > > And dozens of bored young male camera operators will get paid for
> > > zooming in on unsuspecting young women. To be fair, they're far more
> > > easy to identify than hoodied hoodlums.
> > >
> > > Still, all the terrorists and the illegal immigrants will soon have
> > > biometric ID cards. Then we won't need the cameras any more.
> > >
> > > - Rob.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: is it 1984?


Well here we aee rattled and comncerned by a small minority
in a very divided country re-elected a very questionable
administartion with a person who does behave like "King George
and his Republican nobles" and they plan to go on doing what
they have been doing no matter what the results.

Even though things are evenly divided and there is no real "mandate"
they keep acting like there was. I used to be pretty immune to
the noises of conspiracy theorists but Bush is practicing one aspect
that dictators like to practice which is repeating things until
people start to believe them. This mandate thing is one of them.

I mean there are lots of us in the "Blue World" and to ignore what
we think and act as if we are children who are just wrong who have to
be scolded until they see the supposed light.

This is pretty sad for a democracty that supposedly is reponsive to
all the people. The even sadder thing is that I don't think the current
administration and the supposed inteloiigenc agencies know what is
going on.

It really does make me sad. The US is a pretty sad excuse for a democracy
with a clearly written out Bill of Rights and all these great princiciples.
Right now it behaves like a power grabbing empire. No wonder a large portion
of the world hates it and wants to see it come to no good end. Alas those
people aren't the nicest of folks with clear thought either.

What is needed is a sensible group to try to figure out what is going on
and what to do and somehow to accomplish this via legitinmate and legal
means. This is why I only half jokingly propose the formation of the
the RIA Real Intelligence Agency, to be establsihed here in Watsonville
which is about as far from the beltway as you can get.;)

People have had a chance to form a reasonable and just society which was
inclive, which watched out for unintended consequences of what we did in
the past and tried to see both sides and this chance was blown.
Let's hope that with a bit of effort we can get it back.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> On 17 Nov 2004, at 22:03, atomic elroy wrote:
>
>> what fries my ass about this is how most people don't care!
>
> The criminals will just do what they've done in the UK (land of
> surveillance gone mad): buy baseball caps and hoodies.
>
> And dozens of bored young male camera operators will get paid for
> zooming in on unsuspecting young women. To be fair, they're far more
> easy to identify than hoodied hoodlums.
>
> Still, all the terrorists and the illegal immigrants will soon have
> biometric ID cards. Then we won't need the cameras any more.
>
> - Rob.
>
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