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I got a little homesick, and figured what better way to visit my favourite city than through the photos on deviantART.

full circle

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 4:51 AM
News of dA's mobile app got me thinking. Not in a foreboding way, but in a mildly interesting historical pattern kinda way.

:)

Way back in the first couple of years of dA's life there was a desktop client called 'deviator' we could use to access dA.

It's pretty tricky to find any reference to it online these days because of the shared use of the word 'deviator' on dA, but some digging around on Archive.org paid off - here's what the deviator page looked like in dA's old software section.

For the lazy:

deviantART deviator is an application designed to help make viewing art and interaction on deviantART much easier. It is an application that, essentially, interfaces directly with the databases and pulls only the information down rather than the information and the HTML. This not only saves bandwidth but also speeds up the ability to work.

...download deviations, comment on deviations, post in the forums, send notes, browse deviations and display 100px thumbnails, read comments, view news and interact with other deviants on the built-in chat environment.


It was phased out for various reasons - not the least of which is the fact that the website (and the internet itself) improved to the point where a standalone utility would have been redundant.

And here we are, over a decade later, basically coming full circle. But in the future. So... it's like... a spiral or something.

:peace:

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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
Hey man, hope you're doing alright in Spookhausen!
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thespook Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
:manhug:

It's been kinda intense but it's starting to get better.

What have you been up to these days? (and what's up with napalm riot??)
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rotane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   General Artist
Good to hear! 

Me, not much, i hang out in front of the computer way too much these days (as evidenced by this rather quick reply), but the weather is too shitty here to be doing anything outside. Oh, and Napalm Riot? It got rebranded to RiotCore ages ago, but it never got off its feet. Ultimately, Spot decided to pull the plug a couple months ago. It was eating up his life, and it ended up being too much for him, so it's gone. A Facebook group is all that's left now. I'll send you an invite, if you want. 
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CeyDoo-BlueShine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you for your awesome stocks, used some here: ceydoo-blueshine.deviantart.co…  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ^_^
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! hope you have a nice day :party: 3-0 is an important one!
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CypherVisor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Happy birthday! :)

Have fun! :party:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Happy Birthday, Nick! Have a great day and get some cake :la: :glomp: :heart:
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Another solar orbit successfully completed! :salute:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thanks for the watch :]
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KnifeInToaster Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you for the fave! :dummy:
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
wow thanks )
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thespook Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
lol, get out of here - thank you :thumbsup:

Your fractal landscapes are what I wish my dreams were made of :)
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exhale-exhalt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding my picture to your collection :)
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adokeeffe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:s :)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :heart:
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thespook Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
:salute:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Thank you very much for the watch! :tighthug: :iconsweethugplz:  Please enjoy this freshly baked cookie! :dummy:

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classicsmile Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Photographer
Wow, thank you so much! :D
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thespook Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
MELBOOOOOooOooouRNE! :horns:
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