Saturday, November 26, 2005

Syndication and Anatolian Shepherd Related Blogs

I've syndicated this blog (syndication links on the left). I've also added a link to an Anatolian Shepherd related blogs search - see link on the left under Other Anatolian Blogs.

Syndication permits a blog to be searchable. It also enables a blog so that it can be conveniently read from various aggregators such as a personalized "My Yahoo" page whenever the page is updated.

UPDATE: 1 Dec 2005 -- I fixed a few issues for so that my search toolbar works for the older posts. Yay :)

UPDATE: 23 Dec 2005 -- I found an excellent link that helps explain how to use Firefox's Live Bookmarks here. Firefox users, check it out! :)

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 11/26/2005 07:11:00 PM | Permanent link | (0) Comments

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Carnivore Damage Prevention News

Not exactly a new link but one that should be getting more coverage because of its educational value, Carnivore Damage Prevention News has a newsletter about various aspects of wild carnivores around the world. CDPNews No 8 / January 2005 is available online and is fascinating reading about the successes and problems in the use of livestock protection dogs as implemented around the world. Below is an image from one of the reports in the newsletter.

Anatolian in Namibia
Anatolian in Namibia, photo courtesy of Cheetah Conservation Fund

There are other archives and files available on other wild Carnivore subjects as well..

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 11/24/2005 01:45:00 PM | Permanent link | (0) Comments

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Turkish dog collars on sale at Andrea's site

Andrea has got a limited time sale going on right now.

From now until Christmas, her Turkish collars are on Sale!

This includes all her Kilim collars, the beaded EVIL EYE collars (including one type for a horse) and the always impressive, spiked metal dog collars.


Pictured is the Aksaray style collar
Go and check it out!


See a dog wearing one and see other types of collars. Here's Aslan modeling some collars.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Mahjongg Fans - Anatolian Fun

The other night, while talking to some friends about computer games, the subject of Mahjongg came up. I happen to have several Mahjongg games, but my favorite is a wonderful game called Mahjongg XP Championship which allows you to customize the tiles with pictures or other art you want to use. You can also customize the background. Since I have tiles and a background that are Anatolian related, it seems apt enough for my Anatolian Blog! :)



When I find time to play the game, I usually use a pastel background, or mountains and quiet blues. I have the game customized to open exactly on the relaxing style I love. But custom templates can be made. Just for fun and just because this blog is about ASDs... here's Ruya as a one year old puppy, pictured on a stylized background (made in Paint Shop Pro). Her headshots are also on a few of the tiles among photos of some other favorite Anatolians.


The game can be played on networked computers with another person and features a memory game and other styles of Mahjongg type games with the cool 3D and 2D appearance, :)

Information about the numerous features of this Mahjongg game can be found here. Free trials of the game are also available all over the 'net. I got my copy of the game brand new for less than ten USD, so good bargains are out there to be had.

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 11/08/2005 11:36:00 PM | Permanent link | (3) Comments

Anonymous Leigh-Ann sent us a woof // July 22, 2006

I love mahjongg, and love the idea of being able to make themed tiles. I'm definitely going to check this out!   

Anonymous Leigh-Ann sent us a woof // July 27, 2006

I bought it, I bought it! It just arrived in the mail today -- just 50 cents at Amazon :)   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // July 27, 2006

Very cool! You got a great deal! Mine is pretty old so the prices weren't that hot back when. If you need help customizing it, let me know (email) but here are the basics.

Basically you'll fiddle with the 'tileset' editor, then the 'theme' (for automatic loading of your favorite sets/backgrounds). That is done in Notepad.

Original theme loads by default in the game. So I have 'original.tem' renamed (old-original.tem) and then it was edited to say this:

Dan 3D Mahjong Interface Theme
FACE=1aasd.tls
SIDE=sideLight.sde
WIN=MramorSecond.bmp
BACK=Special Backgrounds\CutLeavesGold.jpg

The FACE of the tiles can be edited with the included 'applet' called:
MahjonggXPC_TilesetEditor.exe
located in the root folder of the game.

Open that applet up and select a tileset. To be safe, I renamed the original tileset so I wouldn't lose it and then I then pasted in the pix I wanted to use to replace some of the numbers and other tiles.

Give your new tileset a name (the one on the blog is 1aasd.tls for this doggie tileset)

Then add it to the themes by editing the original.tem in notepad with that name as the FACE.
:)

Good luck and have fun!! I have one with some movie shots from Pirates as well. But I play the pet pictures one most!