Screen Caps – How To Make

Retro Screen Cap

That’s a CRT Trace Camera for HP 54600 series digitizing oscilloscopes, but you already knew that. Circa 1991, that state of the art high-tech appurtenance would cost over $1k in 2015 dollars.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.235 – 3 Polaroid LOLS & The First .GIF

16 June was the 25th Birthday of GIFs, according to Fast Company. We missed it, but we’re going to make up for the oversight.

“Choosy programmers choose GIF,” quipped Steve Wilhite of CompuServe, after he created the GIF image compression file format in 1987. It allowed for sequenced upload delays necessary for embedded animations. There’s a nice history of the now ubiquitous .gif on Daily Dot.

Animations above via Cari Vander Yacht. Tip o’ the tarboosh to OddMan for the GIF Birthday link, and here’s the Tacky Raccoons GIF Archive that includes Bunk’s Originals.


UPDATE: In the interview with Daily Dot (linked above) Steve Wilhite said that he thought the first .GIF animation was of an airplane. This is one of the first that I ever captured, several computers ago:

Here it is, all blowed up, in 5 frames of pixellated glory:

Is this the first .gif animation Wilhite was referring to? I don’t know, but it’s a contender.

[Update 2: Fixed broken link to Daily Dot.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.173 – SnowCat, JuJitsu Rabbit, 1968 Rubberkids

[Found here, here and here.]

What Fairies REALLY Look Like


Joachim Knill uses the world’s largest portable polaroid camera for his amazing photos, including this one of a genuine live fairy.

And if you want to see a genuine dead fairy, click here, and be sure to check out the comments… over 1,400 of them, and counting. Join the Great Debate!

A Caveat is in order:  One Bunk Strutts and one Metro had a very heated discussion in the comments section beginning in November 2008.  We both walked away, bloody and sore, but survived the ordeal.  That’s worth the price of admission by itself.

[Image from here, found via Uncertain Times.]

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