A Wiggle Spectroscopy ds106 assignment:

Take two photos of the same subject from slightly different angles. Merge the two photos into a single looped, animated gif to create a wiggle stereoscopic image that simulates 3-D. A very good tutorial explaining the full process can be found on Martin Sutherland’s website.

I did not even intend to create this, but I took two photos in succession with my iPhone, and there was enough difference of angle (and the motion of my new friend Amyaz moving behind the bottle), to make it work as a wiggler. I used the PhotoShop Script “Load Files into Stack” and then simple GIFfed them out at a 0.2 second frame rate.

It almost suggests the frenetic influence of rare rum from India? Perhaps.

The back story…

It was almost an accidental choice when I booked a room for two nights at the Black Squirrel Inn www.blacksquirrelinn.com/ here in Wooster, Ohio.

What a treat to meet such a nice person as my host, Fong, but then it turns out her husband, Amyaz, is a Wooster prof and was in my worksop Tuesday! We hit it off, and he stopped by tonight to share more stories and rare rim from India= apparently Old Monk is not available in the US.

Old Monk is a vatted Indian dark Rum, launched in 1954.[1] It is blended and aged for a minimum of 7 years. It is a dark rum with a distinct vanilla flavour, with an alcohol content of 40%. It is produced in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, available in all parts of India.

There is no advertising, its popularity depends on word of mouth and loyalty of customers. Old Monk is the largest selling dark rum in the world Old Monk has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years.

Here is to serendipity and connections.

And [wiggly] rum.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. The perfect accompaniment to a night out listening to the dulcet tones of Women’s Prison Triangle.

    Posting stereoscopic gifs of rum isn’t a cry for help, is it? I’m terrible at decoding these things…

    Have fun in Ohio, man.

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