All the Strange Hours is a place to discuss visual art. It is intended to provide a resource of useful information about art philosophy, materials, techniques, and history. I also discuss my own art, but this is not a personal gallery site.
- Comments are strongly encouraged. If you have questions or thoughts about what has been written here, or even just want to provide kudos, please post a comment.
- Polite and thoughtful disagreement is also encouraged.
- Commenters are asked to stay within the general topics discussed at the site.
- The privacy of commenters will be respected. Anyone posting here is expected to respect the privacy of others.
- If you refer to something on another site, please give proper credit and a link.
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- If you register here and then upload a small picture at gravatars.com, each of your comments will have that picture next to it. This will work in the comments at any other gravatar-enabled site as well.
- Please don’t use multiple identities; use the same name every time you post.
- Don’t be a jerk. Comments that are off topic, rude, abusive, excessively long (multiple pages), breach privacy, use excessive profanity, or are otherwise inappropriate will be removed.
- Don’t type in ALL CAPS. It’s considered rude—the equivalent of yelling.
- There is no such thing as a right to free speech in the comment section of a private weblog. I reserve the right to delete posts or ban anyone from this site if they egregiously violate these rules or consistently fail to to behave in an appropriate manner.
- Not that spammers read web site policies, but spamming is not allowed. I take active measures to prevent spammed comments, trackbacks, referrals, and email. Spammers are invited to go jump off a bridge.
- If you have had problems leaving legitimate comments due to over-zealous anti-spam measures here, please email David using the link in the sidebar and he will make sure you can post.
I make plenty of mistakes. In order to help provide the best possible information and to help avoid embarrassment, I request that readers who notice errors let the author of the post know via comment or email.
- When I correct a minor error in a post (e.g., poor grammar, unclear writing, misspelling) it is corrected without adding any indication that the post has been modified.
- When I correct a serious error in a post (e.g., incorrect facts, misinformation, major omission, structural rewrite) or add significant additional information, I correct it and place an update notice at the bottom of the post.
- When an error of any kind is pointed out, I correct it and place an update notice, with thanks to the person who told us about the error, at the bottom of the post.
Link list policy
- I will maintain a limited blogroll of useful resources and art blogs.
- I won’t add a site to the blogroll until it has been active for several months.
- I don’t put sites on the blogroll unless they have frequent (more than once per week) short “bloggy” posts, reasonably frequent (more than once per month) extended articles, or lots of useful static information. If a site appears to be on hiatus, I may take it off the link list temporarily.
- I am always glad to hear about interesting and relevant sites. I don’t trade links, however, so please don’t ask.
I try to make this site readable by modern web browsers. I also try to make it reasonably accessible for folks who have disabilities. I am not a web designer, however, so there are limits to how much I can do. If you have a problem accessing this site, please send David an email and he will try to fix it.
The recommended web browsers for this site are Firefox and Safari. If you are still using Internet Explorer version 6 or earlier, please do yourself a favor and upgrade to one of the recommended browsers, or at least version 7 of Explorer. You will have vastly improved security, as well as a much less buggy web experience.
Warning and disclaimer of liability
This site is provided for information purposes only. For all you know, I could be stupid or malicious, so don’t try this at home unless you are willing to accept the consequences of things going badly wrong.
You are completely responsible for your own practices and materials, with the full understanding that your results may be different than mine. Art materials can be hazardous or deadly to work with: you are responsible to learn about the materials and processes you are using and take whatever precautions are necessary for the safety of yourself and others. The author assumes no responsibility and make no warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the safety, accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or distribution of any information provided here.
All of the contents of this weblog are copyright 2006–2011 by the authors of their individual posts and articles. Permission is granted to quote brief sections of text (only text) for review or reference. All other rights are reserved.
- The name of this weblog is from the wonderful book All the Strange Hours: the Excavation of a Life by Loren Eiseley. I was lucky enough to study with a student of Dr. Eiseley—Dr. Ruben Reina—while an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania.
- ATSH runs on the WordPress web publishing system. It is hosted at Godaddy.com.