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Far (Fair?) (A?)Way

(elkement. Created: 2015-11-29. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog has lived in many parallel universes since EPSI has been founded...

The projections of these hyper-dimensional multiverses protuding in our 3D or 4D universe often looks like innocuous so-called paintings on canvas. This may sound far-fetched but it is the most plausible explanation, given the title of a so-called painting that translates to 15 Mysteries - Birth.

But even farer and fairer away, Paintblog's universe is made exclusively from sound.

Theories say that Paintblog's parallel universes are actually located in so-called Greater Vienna, and aliens designed them in a way resembling dark basements filled with smoke and flashes of light.

Experts in linguistics state that this so-called music can only be the result of having time-travelled to past centuries for harvesting so-called poetry. We rather believe that Paintblog's Sounds have been sent to alien civilizations on an early precursor of the compact disc and aliens equipped Paintblog and his companion life-forms with time-warping techology... far fair away.

Some enigmatic messages - so called news about 'Events' (a code word for sure) are signalled through sub-space now and then...

Alien civilizations have captures these signals from the past, having travelled millions of light years.

Compliant Subversion

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-05-15. Tags: Paintblog, Elkement)

Paintblog- reloaded. Finally Paintblog has surrendered and is compliant with EPSI design and CI guidelines - at least more than ever before)) . This is a major improvment and a mile stone because it is well known that Paintblog typically does not adhere to corporate standards - especially with respect to background colors of web sites.

Edit: If this hint was too cryptical, dear reader, you might be interested in the elkement's nostalgic account of the time when it was a so-called IT manager. Maybe Paintblog was a manager at the same time and in the same organization!

Burn the Org Chart – if Not the Organization – Down to the Ground

... But bear with me and remember (people of earth) that this was 1999. Back then I was in charge of “managing” some of those infamous web projects and of operating “compliant” corporate web sites. That is: Theoretically I should have disciplined anarchic web site builders and force them to use the corporate CI. Above all, they should refrain from ordering a domain and web space elsewhere, circumventing “corporate” and setup their subversive departmental website. On the other hand I should have – theoretically – motivated people to add some content to the zombie corporate content management system nobody wanted to use.

But dictatorial directives – "All Web pages must be formally approved by the Department of Business Prevention" — throw cold water onto all that magic-mushroom enthusiasm." (Quote from Chapter 1)...

...The Cluetrain Manifesto is as valid as it was in 1999.

It is us geeks who first have built the networks for fun and then become network managers and compliance enforcers. Let’s return to the playground, start something from scratch again that "grows like the weed between the cracks in the monolithic steel-and-glass empire".

Does it exist at all?

(elkement. Created: 2006-08-07. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

Sammelraum has fulfilled his mission (collecting all kinds of space)...

-... and has at last found evidence that the famous EPS-I(?)room does indeed exist:

EPS-I Room

In the moment EPSI members are discussing
1) If Irgendwer is properly represented in the mysterious sign at the entrance of the EPS room and
2) if this final proof of the existence of the EPS space will require modifications to the theory of relativity.

Country and Folk

(elkement. Created: 2006-07-12. Tags: Paintblog)

Does Paintblog country and folk?

... in paint, that is:

Church of Annaberg painted by Paintblog

Or did you expect a pointer to Urban Falk Rock?


(elkement. Created: 2005-12-06. Tags: Paintblog)

Since all the other EPSI members are busy with their so-called businesses and other unimportant hobbies, there has to be someone... whose mission is to create art for its one sake... to make humankind think, believe, doubt, cry, laugh... whatever...

Unfortunately, the link to the video does not work any more! And this is only 10 years later! In a post called Eternity! How ironic![Link broken]

We add a pointer to a related paintbloggy project:


No P Anymore

(elkement. Created: 2005-07-07. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog sees the roots of his existence and self-confidence being shattered: by the removal of "P" from the top of his world:

Good-bye P!

Schrödinger's Equation

(elkement. Created: 2005-06-12. Tags: Paintblog)

Cryptical signs emerge, when Paintblog blogs paint today.

BELSZAR by Paintblog (cropped)

Do we recognize Schrödinger's equation? The EPSI logo? Illegal non-EPSI activities which are not compliant with the EPSI subversive code of conduct?

ELEMENTary Aspects of Human Existence

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-12-01. Created: 2015-06-12. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Irgendwer)

Irgenwer documents EPSI lifestyle or - to be precise: Paintblog Lifestyle. He is creating meta-art by combing painted blogs / blogged paint with ELEMENTary aspects of human existence, such as sleep:

ELEMENTary Aspects of Human Existence

Background information on Nice Colors and Malicious Colors, owned (or as we hackers say: 0wned / pwned) by Element and Irgendwer, respectively.

Cycle of Songs ... or Circle of Songs

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-05-15. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog's profile transmogrifies again - morphing into to an even more subversive existence (again).

This can easily be concluded from his latest announcements:

Circle of Songs @ Paintblog

But the Element's capabilities of translation come to an end here: What is a "Liederkreis" - a cycle of songs or a song of cycles? Is this the same duality as Paintblog itself has created: Blogging paint versus painting blog?

According to confidential information, these pictures are produced on "erstmals auf selbst hergestellten und bespannten keilrahmen", which is something like a frame of wedges (reminds us of McDonalds!) or a wedge of frames (??)

Edit: As usual, our job as archaeologists is to add Google Translate Poetry. Paintblog is blogging paint inspired by ancient, timeless poetry. Here we add brand-new internet poetry:

The Original (Heinrich Heine)

Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen,
Und ich glaubt': ich trüg es nie;
Und ich hab' es doch getragen -
Aber fragt mich nur nicht, wie?

Google's Translation

Initially would I almost despair,
And I think ': I never tardily it;
And I've worn it yet -
But just do not ask me how?

Paintblog's Identity

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-02-25. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog is following the EPSI trend with respect to revealing identities:

[Some link we obfuscate in a really pathetic way]/paintblog/about.htm.

But his outing gives rise to further questions:

Is Paintblog painting blogs?

Or is Paintblog blogging paint?

Are there any relations to the so-called fun sports (game?) paintball?

And who is the enigmatig El(k)ement?

And who is THIS?

Due to less stringent quoation rules and copyright provisions we are finally able to quote from Irgendwessen original text.

Orange Vision

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-01-12. Created: 2005-05-08. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

Irgendwer is desperately searching for Sammelraum (Read the coded message) via original and moving poetry:

Tagaus tagein man glaubt es kaum
sammelt Raum der Sammelraum.
Doch in seinem Sammeltraum
träumt er von einem Sammelbaum.

Sammelbaum - Collecting Tree


Day after day believe it or not
collects the plenum space.
However, in his collecting space
He dreams of a collective tree.

Finally we learn about the orange vision of EPSI in this shocking report, not for the faint of heart.

Orange Jail

This traumatic event may have or may have not been imprinted on all EPSIs' minds - and materialized as a so-called header image of this site 10 years later.

Orange Something

Tagged also with Paintblog despite his role remains dubious.

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-29. Created: 2005-04-18. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog)

Element watches another EPSI board member, often signing his cryptical messages with P


Is this The P, the same P?

We never know!

Blogging Paint Elsewhere

(elkement. Created: 2005-03-28. Tags: Paintblog)

This news item is not really new, but not old either.

This link represents the timeless traces of various other PaintBlogging activities.

Windows Dummies, not Windows for Dummies:

Windows Dummies
Windows Dummies

News-Blog: A remarkable collection of articles on topics such as hippos swallowing dwarfs or toasted bread as Taylorism turned food. Edit with hindsight: This is how we shared viral stories in the pre-Facebook era.

10 years later we have no idea what this 'news item' was about.

EPSI Meeting Deciphered

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-29. Created: 2005-03-28. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum)

The Element wants to outperform Somebody with respect to story-telling and reports on a remarkable meeting - probably violation the unwritten laws of the EPSI guidelines on anonymity:

EPSI cult   EPSI dresscode

Irgendwer[*] has reported on the same meeting, in a more enigmatic way. elkement has finally Google-translated his report. It was not until recently (2015 as per adding this comment) that the essence of these rituals and painstaking research on they significance have been fully appreciated.

The Ritual

[*] Who did not participate in this meeting and was thus removed from the list of tagged EPSIs here!

The King or Big M - a spiritual experience

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-12-01. Created: 2005-03-20. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

We are still not sure what this means for EPSI...

...but it may be enormously important! Somebody within the EPSI board core team missed it, but nevertheless anybody knows about it and has provided us with the following report. There are rumours that members of the virtual EPSI advisory board may have been present at this event.

Background Information, Declassified 2005

Irgendwer's (Irgendessen) competitive spirit has risen and during a period of spiritually enlightened moment he has written down several new (spiritual) tales, thereby reaching a new level of depth and meaning. Especially a strange story about the possible spiritual impacts of meetings held at even stranger locations might be of interest with respect to the future development of the vision and strategy of EPSI. It has to be mentioned that Irgendwer is able to report on events he was not present, so we are probably encountering telepathic phenomena here.

Background Information, Declassified 2015

Ten years after this 'page' (not really deserving that name) has been added to the epsi Web Tomb, the elkement finally takes a decision:

Cheap cross-linking of German stuff has to stop!

(You might be interested in the elkement's German report though.)

We know that Irgendwer is rather the Forrest Gump of epsi and despite some time in the corporate world his foreign language skills are not well developed. So we do what any Subversive Element in its right mind would do... and let Google Translate the original report:

It turns mildly funny quant stories into elkement-worthy experimental internet poetry:

Very often people of z-village
to be found at places of worship
associated with the rapid uptake of food
(so-called "fast food")
are associated.
After a rigorous ritual takes place,
both the selection
of made-to-mature recipes cult menus
at the dispensaries
and the subsequent eating of.

Ritual 1: Order.
The order of the desired menu is subjected to
a rigorous process and a precise voice control.
Menu - size - Drink - Sauce -
the "here-food" or take away.
Everyone knows what he has to ask and respond.
Errors or superfluous phrases in ritual altercation
immediately expose every cult philistines.

Ritual 1: Order

Ritual 2: eating of.
Tray (with menu) - straw - napkin.
These cult objects you sit on a Spartan table.
The technique to hold a burger
and to fill in the much too small mouth.
The transfigured eyes expression at the first bite.
The greedy sucking on Strohalm
to clear with a brown, carbonated drink his thirst.
The consciousness of being
in the company of like-minded people
- a ritual cult special experience.

Ritual 2: eating of.

Ritual 3: The Coronation. "...
Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven
(Matthew 18.3) ..."
- At the climax of the act of worship
is the spiritual experience
to become as children.
Balloons, toys from the Happy Meal bag
or the ultimate coronation ...

Coronation Coronation is bold. Coronation

Paintblog's Living Wall

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-02-25. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog outperforms all other EPSI board members with respect to weekly creative performance according to the EPSI unbalanced scorecard and presents his living wall, which is probably a sophisticated meta-represenation of the EPSI OrganiSculpts:

The EPSI organization can hardly be represented by a figure utilizing less than about 10 dimensions (Correlated to string theory?) So Paintblog invented the so-called living wall methodology to give the EPSI page surfer unfamiliar with string theory the opportunitly to catch a glimpse on our REAL structure.

Edit - we are worried: Only 10 years any many browser versions later, the Living Wall looks as if it hibernated - showing images of trees in winter only. We hope it is still alive - at least in a parallel universe!

Paintblog Living Wall

Paintblog's Dreamscape

(elkement. Created: 2005-02-25. Tags: Paintblog)

Paintblog has revealed the complex relations between lyrics and painting relations.

His original and nearly un-translatable comment:

"ein neues stück paintblog für irgendwen mit elementaren sammelträumen"

Translating about to:

"a new piece of painted blog for somebody. With elemental, all-encompassing [in the sense of collecting] dreams"

His subconsciousness-thrilling new work of art  ...

Nice Colors! Liebe Farbe!

... is obviously inspired by the EPSI logo:


He claims his paintings to be inspired by famous poetry. Due to warping of curved space-time and the consequent formation of worm holes and time travel channels, an inspiration of ancient poets by Paintblog's paintings explain the correlations more straight forward.

© EPSI (2005 until the end of time) Do not send your feedback to: epsi [guess what to insert here to make an e-mail address out of it] Due to fundamental problems of self-reference (that is: referring mainly to our own EPSI pages) a disclaimer concerning hyperlinks does not make any sense at all. Nevertheless, fond of absurdity, we declare to be not responsible for pages we link to. So-called Legal notice: is a private, non-commercial website with contributions from EPSI, an Austrian think tank and association of self-proclaimed artists: E-lement from Workers' Street, P-aintblog from Wall Street, S-ammelraum from Forger's Street, I-rgendwer from z-village. And now, I need more text to fill this container Lorem-Ipsum-style. Text is aligned 'justify' on purpose. Yes, we know that this does not increase readability! But you should not read this actually!!