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    ? Design Matters


    So often I have lengthy discussions on Twitter and keep telling myself “I need to be blogging this! 140 characters isn’t enough for my rage!” but to grab the bits and pieces of what was said on Twitter and codify it here on my blog can be difficult at times. …

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    Exploring Google+ Hangouts


    Tim Owens leads a discussion with a few people on the merits and pitfalls of Google+ and in particular the idea of social “circles”. And there’s brief nudity by Bryan Jackson, so there’s that.…

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    ? ds106 Web Story


    As chance would have it I was browsing my RSS feeds yesterday and came across a link to a web app called “Bolt” on Zac Chase’s blog and it’s the perfect tool for creating these web stories. It works similar to Firebug but makes it even easier to …

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    ? The C Word


    I always know I need to blog about something when I’ve reached more than 5 tweets on a subject and still feel passionate about something. 140 characters makes any sort of civil discourse difficult, but the beauty to me is that it pushes me to flesh out my thoughts here. …

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    ? Tutorial: Creating an Album Cover


    With the Summer of Oblivion course technically only being Monday – Thursday there were many of us left wondering what would happen on ds106TV on Fridays. While it appears Dr. Oblivion has gone missing I figured I would jump on and broadcast a quick tutorial on how to create one …

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    Be Our Guest


    This scene/song has tons of repetition, probably easier for animators to work with the scenes. I swear I’m going to stop for the day. I can quit anytime, I don’t need help. Really.

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    Ok, this one started off at 11MB, I pared it down to 3, and then did layer masking to cut it in half again. 1.6MB isn’t exactly small, but it’s worth it for Falkor nodding in approval.…

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    November, 2019


    Finally started playing around with masking in Gimp (did anyone do a tutorial on this? I searched and didn’t find one). Really this scene from the opening of Blade Runner didn’t need much masking but I’m a perfectionist to a fault and wanted it damn near perfect. Also, 492kb! Stoked …

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    Let the Summer of Oblivion Begin


    Readers of my blog are no strangers to the great joy I get from the madness that is ds106. It’s time to fire it up again (did it ever stop?!). The Summer of Oblivion begins June 20th and as an opening salvo I’ve created my animated gif. David Bowie, Tights, …

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    The Big Hip Hop Tutorial


    One of my recommendations in the ds106 Toolbox for folks who can’t afford Photoshop (and don’t really need to) is a website called Aviary. Although I refer to it in terms of a photo editor, their suite of tools really does a whole lot more including vector editing and …

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    The ds106 Toolbox


    Looking back on the large amount of work created during the ds106 course and thinking about the reflective advice given by myself and others, it occurred to me that along the way a lot of us have blogged our process as well as the final results. Information like that …

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    To Future ds106ers


    I’ve thought long and hard about what I could say to convey why this class is important. Why it is simultaneously the greatest and most meaningful course you can complete, and at the same time the most grueling. There’s a lot of great advice out there already for you to …

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    Karaoke Friday on ds106TV


    As is quickly becoming tradition (at least for Jim Groom and I), I decided to broadcast some karaoke tunes to ds106 on Friday. The idea of livestreaming and setting up a TV station for ds106 has been back on my mind a lot recently in light of the video assignments. …

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    Video Essay


    My wife always laughs at me when My Girl comes on TV. Yes, I am a man, and yes I cry at this sappy movie. I can’t help it. To me there is something powerful about the way they frame a story of a girl that can’t understand death until …

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