Posts filed under 'Samuel In Dolgnwot'
Episode 12, the final episode of the second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot, is upon us.
This time Samuel is back in Canberra, and enjoying a coffee and cake with Nattie (although Nattie only has cake) whilst listening to Brian Henderson presenting the golden microphone to John Laws.
June 14th, 2006 at 12:05pm
Episode 11 of the second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot is here…and as they say, better late than never.
In this episode we see Samuel heading back to Canberra, and stopping by a sign which points to both Dolgnwot and Canberra
May 25th, 2006 at 07:34am
Before I get inundated with requests, Samuel In Dolgnwot is coming, I’ve had a busy weekend and haven’t quite finished it, so give me a day or two to get around to it. You should have it by midweek.
May 22nd, 2006 at 12:36am
Samuel In Dolgnwot has the week off this week, it will return next week with a new episode.
May 14th, 2006 at 07:17pm
It’s the mystery that has had the nation on tenterhooks all week, the mystery of what will happen to the golden microphone. National speculation has varied wildly, with some saying Samuel would turn in to John Laws, whilst others have been speculating that Samuel would give it to Lawsie, and there was even some speculation that the golden microphone would follow real life events and Brian Henderson would give it to Lawsie. Episode 10 of the second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot is here to answer the question.
In this episode we see Samuel having coffee with Brian Henderson, and Samuel giving Brian the golden microphone so that he can give it to Lawsie for his 50 years of broadcasting, a task which Brian is more than pleased to carry out.
May 7th, 2006 at 08:36pm
Here comes episode nine of series two!
With the Dolgnwot Assay Office closed due to the apparent lack of gold in Dolgnwot, Samuel travels to the nearest assay office, which happens to be in Ballarat. The assay officer seems to think that it would be a good idea to re open the Dolgnwot Assay Office.
The Ballarat Assay Office has a clock much like the one we saw in Samuel’s truck in episode four, and it is displaying a time of 10AM.
April 30th, 2006 at 11:35pm
Episode eight of Series two has arrived!
This week we join Samuel a few hours after last week’s picture, at 5:15pm, and Samuel is checking how much gold he found. As it turns out, Samuel found 35,280oz (1,000.17118 KG) of gold and a golden microphone.
Samuel also has a cup of coffee waiting for him on the table.
April 24th, 2006 at 11:21pm
Often scanned images have a tendency to look “washed out”, and the Samuel In Dolgnwot pictures are no exception, as can be seen in the scanned version of series two, episode three.
I have been manually attempting to fix this with some tweaks to the brightness and contrast, which works to an extent.
However GIMP has a most useful feature which is designed to fix up the colours on scanned images automatically (it can be found under “Layer–>Colors–>Levels” and click the “Auto” button (Yes, I know, American software with American english). It does an excellent job.
I have now gone through and fixed up all of the Samuel In Dolgnwot images, and as such, they are now much more like the drawings, and much more lively.
April 22nd, 2006 at 12:10pm
Time for episode seven of this second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot, and finally Samuel is searching for gold. Naturally enough, Samuel does it in comfort with his automated gold searching truck, whilst having a cup of coffee and some carrot cake, and listening to the radio (which is tuned to 2CC’s frequency of 1206 KHz). Incidentally I found an interesting feature in GIMP which automatically enhances the colour levels, which is very handy on scanned pictures which do tend to look washed out, the feature does a better job than my manual adjustments to brightness and contrast.
April 16th, 2006 at 09:29pm
Episode six has arrived, and Samuel has gone shopping, obviously in need of supplies before he starts his gold digging. Samuel can be seen here in the Dolgnwot General Store buying many things, including 2 kilograms of coffee.
April 9th, 2006 at 10:36pm
Time for episode five of this second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot, and this week Samuel is walking around Dolgnwot with his gold detector and his gold map printout.
This episode was drawn on Saturday morning at about 4am whilst listening to John Kerr on the wireless. It is also the first episode to use a mechanical random number generator to decide the number of horizontal and vertical lines. In this case it went for 9 vertical lines and 8 horizontal lines. The random number generator I am using is a mini roulette wheel (standard type, not the american version which adds a 38th spot containing “00”), and instead of using a ball on the wheel, I use a marker at the top of the wheel holder to decide the number. I then use the last digit of the number, and take “0” as “10”. The number on the wheel used for the vertical lines (which are drawn first) cannot be reused for the horizontal lines, however it is possible to have the same amount of horizontal and vertical lines as many numbers on the wheel share the same last digit.
For example, if I spin up “25”, I would then have five vertical lines, and the next spin might be “30” which would give me 10 horizontal lines. The only number which would not be permitted as the second number in this case would be “25”, as it is already the first number.
April 2nd, 2006 at 06:47pm
Samuel’s had a tiring journey to Dolgnwot, and as such is taking a nap. Being 1:50am on a Sunday it is probably a good time for a nap, unless of course you are listening to John Kerr, who appears to be on the radio.
The shape and size of this paper seems to induce a natural response of 5 vertical lines and 4 horizontal lines, which is producing a rather monotonous pattern of backround colouring, so I think I will be using a natural mechanical random number generator for the future line numbers, which will produce a much more interestingly varied amount of background patterns.
March 28th, 2006 at 06:00pm
Samuel In Dolgnwot will be back tomorrow night, apoligies for the delay.
March 26th, 2006 at 10:04pm
After coming to the conclusion that there must be more gold in Dolgnwot, Samuel heads back there in his advanced truck, which even includes a house.
March 19th, 2006 at 06:00pm
This week we see Samuel comparing his computer generated gold map data to the assay office gold data, and come to the conclusion that there must be more gold in Dolgnwot.
March 12th, 2006 at 06:39pm