DATAREALISM: What does the data really show?

Eleven Years of Database - Driven Applications:


October 2017 Update:

The current focus of DATAREALISM founder C.P.Bryan is on the ongoing development and administration of the FREE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC Royalty Free Music Database System:

image for FSM royalty free music site
Freesoundtrackmusic.com Since 2008, the FREE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC system has been available online. In January 2017, the system was expanded to feature realtime mirroring of user accounts, activity and music content: MASTER / MIRROR swapover and automated error detection and restart now allows for high availabilty even when technical problems occur or upgrades are being installed. Music search by custom keywords or color association. Newest implementation of this system: Small independant music publishing businesses take note! For a more detailed demonstration of all of the components in the Free Soundtrack Music Service, check out the FREE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC System Overview Diagram.

Demonstration listing showing November 2017 additions to the F.S.M music database system:

Track Name/LengthUsage StatusDate Added
Audition/Download
The End of Slavery / 3:001 credit20-Nov-17
DOWNLOAD
Not available
to guest users
A sweeping cinematic orchestral composition which could work as part of the soundtrack for an epic struggle for freedom. The first section of the piece is somewhat subdued and melancholy - perhaps suggesting the heartbreak of living in a state of oppression. Then a drumbeat begins, building in volume and power towards an eventual confrontation with the oppressors. Composed by Joerg Schnitzler. Search for similar music: powerful, epic, cinematic, orchestral.
Theme Park Funster / 2:591 credit17-Nov-17
DOWNLOAD
Not available
to guest users
Happy, jolly techno music which conjures images of theme park rides with a decidedly futuristic look and feel. Could be an advertisement for a day at "Funland", or perhaps the background music for a video demonstrating a new app which will help you organize your collection of buttons, smurfs or miniature trains... Composed by Steve Lowther. Search for similar music: happiness, upbeat, techno, peppy, action, adventure, Synthesizer.
2004 - The Wizzypage Web Design Layout Tool

The Wizzypage application was an experiment in drag-and-drop editing of web pages with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) design interface. (In fact the name "Wizzypage" is based on that acronym with the letters morphed slightly from WYSI to Wizzy - and in retrospect, perhaps the name should have just been "Wysipage" to ensure that potential users were not inclined to imagine someone "taking a wiz". The original system had two components: a Windows based client application and a Java based server application. Both of the components made extensive use of databases. On the client side, an embedded database stored all of the text content and style sheet formatting for every page while the server side delivered the web pages which had been "saved" (uploaded). This application/service was released as a "Beta" prototype for a few years and for some reason became modestly popular in Brazil. Without any real strategy for monetizing this free service, the project was gradually phased out. A description of the desktop-only implementation is still available HERE.

1997 - 2012, The Cut'n'Mix Word Machine:


In addition to creating on-the-fly RAM based word arrays in response to a request from users to do a word randomization operation, Cut'n'Mix contains a unique proprietary dictionary database which assigns words to grammatical categories like: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc. This allows the application to randomly reassemble text according to a format defined in one of several different "text effects". The last production level of this Windows application was 5.4, which reflects the number of updates and additional functions which have been added over the years, including such things as automatic poetry.



Find out more about the Cut'n'Mix Postmodern Word Processor for Creative Writing.


Version 1.2 of The ROBOCOLLAGE Automatic Collage Builder

Automatic Collage Example
ROBOCOLLAGE stores images and text in an embedded database to be selected randomly for automatic construction of a web page MASHUP. And when I say "mashup" I mean really mashed up: The image files are just strewn and layered randomly across the page... In addition to randomly drawing from this pool of prefab web page elements, the program also optionally allows for mixing up digital photos or artwork from a user-designated folder. The version 1.2 release is now free for personal use, with a small licensing fee required for users who want to publish or upload the collage artwork that is generated by the application. To view examples of artwork created with the ROBOCOLLAGE, Go to the Automatic Collage Gallery HERE. To download the application installer or find out more details about the application, go to the ROBOCOLLAGE Information Page HERE.

October 2017 News: New System Proposal

Inspired by the current insane and troubling condition of Western Democracy, database designer C.P.Bryan is reviving a system design project which has been on the "back burner" since 2014. This experiment into the realm of direct (or "participatory") democracy asks the question: Is there a way to make politicians more accountable to their constituents? The initial project outline was the conclusion of a two year review of political theory and careful reading of publications dealing with the growing frustration and disillusionment that citizens have with the modern status quo in politics. Why has "social media" failed in providing a more effective approach to citizen involvement in the political process? This design project is based on the the following fundamental assumption:

The primary reason voting citizens feel that their government does not represent their interests is that elected politicians must take direct orders from the political parties they belong to. In other words, the parties come before the people. A new social networking system used by representatives and their constituents could undermine the creepy mind control that parties exercise over their members. I am currently looking for collaborators - whether they be from Social Networking, Social Change or Software Development backgrounds (actually, anyone who would like to discuss and debate about how to change the current INEFFECTIVE political status quo).

Find out more @ PRODEMOCRACY.NET.


For more information, contact: colin@datarealism.com


Recommended Reading: How to build a digital library

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Spin-offs, Etc.

Little Mp3 Shop
Little MP3 Shop is a spin-off of the Free Soundtrack Music library system. It is a Mp3 Librarian and online storefront application which has been configured as a Windows service for use on Win 2003 or 2008 server editions. This initial freeware edition provides all the necessary components to run a Do-It-Yourself online music shop. For detailed information about the features and configuration options, plus the download link for the installer, go to the LittleMP3Shop home page.

More examples of ROBOCOLLAGE Artwork:


Automatic Collage 1
See large version of "Despoilation Decontaminators"

Automatic Collage 2
See large version of "Things Invisible"

July 2017 Updates:
The freesoundtrackmusic Royalty Free Music System has just been upgraded for support of html5 audio controls. Previously, previewing of the soundtrack recordings required that the user had installed the Flash plugin.

New music additions: from Germany, soundtrack composer Joerg Schnitzler has joined the list of recording artists posting original background music to freesoundtrackmusic.com. Joerg composes in a classic cinematic orchestral style, with dramatic and evocative pieces which include: "At Night I Still Recall The Battle", "Army Of The Reptile Gods" and "Montana Trek".
To preview the full list of available soundtrack compositions, got to
Joerg Schnitzler's Production Music Page.