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Happy 400 Year Birthday to the Shakespeare First Folio on this special day when it was entered onto the Stationers' Register on 8 November 1623

Just look at the point numbers for today: 203 Francis Bacon/Shakespeare in simple cipher and 287 Fra Rosicrosse in kay cipher. 

Talk about Cosmic Synchronicity!! 

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10 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Little AI and Photoshop doodling art below to help me relax tonight. When I wake up tomorrow morning it will be November 8, 2023 the 400 year Anniversary of Bacon's First Folio.

Happy 400 Years of being Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon.

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Purple motorbike - nice touch

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14 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Little AI and Photoshop doodling art below to help me relax tonight. When I wake up tomorrow morning it will be November 8, 2023 the 400 year Anniversary of Bacon's First Folio.

Happy 400 Years of being Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon.

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I love it ! ❤️

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On 11/7/2023 at 7:37 PM, FB Decipherer said:

Waaay kool, Dude!

I would vote in favor of your splendid witty portrait of FB serving as the signature graphic of this website for the Quadricentennial year. I wonder what are your artworks are like when they are not simply a "doodle" you casually dashed-off? To me your doodle looks like a professional-quality illustration.

I feel certain that Sir Francis would have enjoyed this immensely, he was a pioneering iconoclast who (according to Ben Jonson) "could never pass by a jest".

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38 minutes ago, FB Decipherer said:

I would vote in favor of your splendid witty portrait of FB serving as the signature graphic of this website for the Quadricentennial year. I wonder what are your artworks are like when they are not simply a "doodle" you casually dashed-off? To me your doodle looks like a professional-quality illustration.

I feel certain that Sir Francis would have enjoyed this immensely, he was a pioneering iconoclast who (according to Ben Jonson) "could never pass by a jest".

The image was based somewhat on this famous SirBacon.org graphic I witnessed coming together when Lawrence and his graphic designer Gary were using PhotoShop in late 1997 or early 1998. I was so amazed and knew I had to upgrade from my free version of Coreldraw to professional Photoshop.

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3 hours ago, FB Decipherer said:

I feel certain that Sir Francis would have enjoyed this immensely, he was a pioneering iconoclast who (according to Ben Jonson) "could never pass by a jest".

I had created a dozen or so Bacon on a Harley images adjusting my prompts for AI. Some were OK. But this one caught my eye. It reminded me of the Zirkel Wilderness in Northern Colorado just south the Wyoming border. From Laramie WY, Bacon would ride up the lonely two lane road for an hour or so to Walden CO. He'd gas up, eat a cowboy meal at a cowboy cafe, grab a six pack, or whatever, and ride up to the High Country into the Zirkel Wilderness. It is one of my favorites areas anywhere. Moose, elk, deer, lakes and creeks, peaks and valleys, and entire green meadows covered in shiny red Amanitas.

I did remember you live in WY and thought of you, FB. 😉

Laramie was always a positive experience for me coming out of the Colorado mountains to visit friends. In fact, I would not know about Bacon if it were not for a guy who lived in Laramie in 1996 with a forum about plants.

So I could see Bacon riding up on a purple Harley into the beautiful mountains in the Mt. Zirkel area 400 years after he launched his First Folio. What a view up there!

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12 hours ago, FB Decipherer said:

I would vote in favor of your splendid witty portrait of FB serving as the signature graphic of this website for the Quadricentennial year. I wonder what are your artworks are like when they are not simply a "doodle" you casually dashed-off? To me your doodle looks like a professional-quality illustration.

I feel certain that Sir Francis would have enjoyed this immensely, he was a pioneering iconoclast who (according to Ben Jonson) "could never pass by a jest".

Very cool:

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.756044,-0.3929199,3a,75y,29.91h,98.1t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNqV2qNo5MN8ygcJZLy-me81aGQFsYecRt-3DoZ!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNqV2qNo5MN8ygcJZLy-me81aGQFsYecRt-3DoZ%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya268.9793-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352?entry=ttu

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13 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

Hi A Phoenix - F B Decipherer deserves the credit for finding the 360 degree view of Old Gorhambury.

Thanks for being the first to notice this feature, I had to update a license just now but now it is all working correctly:

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The idea here is to "psychically tune-in to Old Gorhambury, and by extension, FB."

There is a comparable thing for Riverbank Laboratories in Illinois, USA, where the nation's first privately funded research institute flourished in the 1890's, and where the groundbreaking cryptology monographs were created. 

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On one map, a large circle is seen, that is the Fermilab cyclotron, the largest in the US apparently, which shows how this area has been a hot-spot for invention and innovation, a bit like Old Gorhambury.

The campus of Riverbank Laboratories was park-like, with a Japanese style garden allegedly tended by the gardener for the Emperor of Japan himself (well, maybe). They owned land on both side of the Fox River and the pavilion-island which still exists. The business still remains to a small degree, selling just one product from their online shopping cart, ultra-high price and ultra-high price Tuning Forks

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1 hour ago, FB Decipherer said:

The campus of Riverbank Laboratories was park-like, with a Japanese style garden allegedly tended by the gardener for the Emperor of Japan himself (well, maybe). They owned land on both side of the Fox River and the pavilion-island which still exists. The business still remains to a small degree, selling just one product from their online shopping cart, ultra-high price and ultra-high price Tuning Forks

Alumni? 😉

Tales to share?

Funny a few years ago someone gave me a tuning fork as a Christmas gift. I am sure it was not from Riverbank Labs, but it was from a very cool crystal shop. 🙂

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This modern concept of Riverbank Laboratories, Inc. is very surreal to me! LOL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbank_Laboratories

In the facility's early days, it also housed a cryptology team that worked to decipher codes from the works of Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, and enemy military communications

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1 hour ago, FB Decipherer said:

How interesting is it that the logo for the Riverbank Press is a

statue of a dog named "BACON F"?

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You are offering a lot of fun tonight! LOL

https://genevanoteables.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/helen-morton-story-1.pdf

George Fabyan used a drawn image of Helen Morton's smaller “Bacon Puppy,” the little bronze castings of “Bacon?” with “Helen Morton” also inscribed on the base, as a colophon for many of his publications. Probably the puppy who sat for the sculpture had been named Bacon. Nelle Fabyan raised prize Berkshire hogs, an adequately cryptic cover for the reference. The example below is a photo of the embossed Bacon on the calf binding of George Fabyan's Fundamental Principles of Baconian Ciphers , Geneva, Il, 1916.

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An interesting read, from my jumping around anyway.

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2 hours ago, FB Decipherer said:

View the Riverbank monographs here, which I believe to be the only public source for all six of them.

 

I remember thinking about Elizebeth when A. Phoenix first opened up the big ol' can of Friedman worms. William may have been more a mask with Elizebeth as the cipher expert.

Fun quick article linked below and do look at it and take a moment to look at her photos as she looks like a fun person to be around:

https://www.themarginalian.org/2018/09/06/the-woman-who-smashed-codes-elizebeth-friedman/

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Hi FB Decipherer,

By making the Riverbank Publications publicly available for the first time and all the other material you are now publishing on your groundbreaking website, you are providing an important and invaluable contribution to Bacon-Shakespeare scholarship which will benefit all interested scholars and students in perpetuity. 

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9 hours ago, FB Decipherer said:

View the Riverbank monographs here, which I believe to be the only public source for all six of them.

 

https://gorhambury.org/2023/03/23/ciphers-for-the-little-folks/

Hi FBD

I agree with A Phoenix, who is hard to impress but you seem yo have managed it. New Gorhambury is superb. You have done, and are doing a great job for everyone. I like your idea that Gorhambury is a state of mind as well as a place.ScreenShot2023-11-11at10_05_57pm.png.c5a2f908e537c120795ce1f0e743cd35.png

It is extremely generous of you to offer so much food for thought and visual interest - all for free with no demands. VERY generous! I've only had a quick look but found this delightful Riverbank edition for children. Who was Dorothy Crain? The cipher designs she came up with are brilliant. This little book badly needs to be animated - brought to life - for today's children. Thanks again for your great contribution to our understanding of Lord Bacon. 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

 

I remember thinking about Elizebeth when A. Phoenix first opened up the big ol' can of Friedman worms. William may have been more a mask with Elizebeth as the cipher expert.

Fun quick article linked below and do look at it and take a moment to look at her photos as she looks like a fun person to be around:

https://www.themarginalian.org/2018/09/06/the-woman-who-smashed-codes-elizebeth-friedman/

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Thanks Rob. Great article on Elizabeth Smith. Another film waiting to be made...

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On 11/11/2023 at 1:11 AM, A Phoenix said:

Hi FB Decipherer,

By making the Riverbank Publications publicly available for the first time and all the other material you are now publishing on your groundbreaking website, you are providing an important and invaluable contribution to Bacon-Shakespeare scholarship which will benefit all interested scholars and students in perpetuity. 

Over Youtube, it's the easiest thing in the world for a man like me to remain enthralled by your elegant Birmingham regional accent for hours at a time.

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