1. nrandall

    The Last Word

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    This is my last time I will be posting, but it is time to end on bang (or whimper). So much has happened as always and it is time to jump into the thick of it.

    The Wire

    I am not even going to lie, this …

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    Tutorial: Swap Shop

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

    Tutorial

    – Come up with some crazy idea for an item to sell. The more unrealistic it is, the better.

    – Have a good audio recording device. I personally used the one that was built into my laptop.

    – If you can, try to get a friend to help …

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    Tutorial: What’s in Your Gullet?

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    Tutorial: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

    – Grab three containers of things you drank last.

    – Arrange them in a pyramid fashion.

    – Provide ample light to clearly make out what drinks they are.

    – Take a picture.

    – Explain why you like these. Also explain if you were doing anything special while drinking …

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    New Day Co-Op: Expanding Business

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    Most folk outside of Baltimore ain’t aware of an organization known as the New Day Co-Op. We organized East Baltimore and brought West Baltimore in with us as well. With Baltimore united and business moving smoothly, we had troubles coming soon, specifically with leadership. “Call it a crisis of leadership.” …

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    Why It Is Cool!

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    http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/a-domain-of-wisdom-ds106-wisdom-that-is/

    Basically for this one, I found a nice public domain background and added a special line about DS106. I rather like this one simply because it was simple and rather colorful. It all seemed to really merge together to create a cool background. Another reason I am proud of …

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    ReWeekly Mashup!

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    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Once again I bring you a bi-weekly on what has been going on, and trust me, a lot has been going on since you last visited (or if you have been visiting, this will be slightly new). Anywho, enough with my introduction rambling! Time to start …

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    New Day Logo

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

    So, I took a bit of a spin on this assignment. Rather than make it a DS106 assignment, I decided to take it and make it about the New Day Co-Op. I used PowerPoint as my image editor and Gimp as well for the background behind the words.

    I …

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    Big Fan and Cancer

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    Original Post: http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/of-air-and-life/

    Remix: Cancer Sucks

    I really liked how this turned out. Coming up with it just required reusing an old picture and changing the message. As usual, I used PowerPoint to change the message, and I decided to look up a cancer awareness emblem and add it to …

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    A Logo Between Two Sites

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/twittr/

    Actual Site: brickshelf.com + google.com

    This was an easy one to put together. I decided to use Brickshelf, which is a site to post various LEGO creations, and Google. Using PowerPoint I was able to attach the Brickshelf image and recolor the the words to fit the Google color …

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    Heatskins!

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-favorite-teams-mashup/

    For this assignment I decided to find two teams (Heat and Redskins) and combine their logos together. I used PowerPoint to make the logo, and managed to fit them over each other to be like a Redskin comet. In the end, I decided on the team name the Heatskins.…

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    Support the New Day Co-op!

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    Platform – Stand together, and no one #$%&* with us.

    Candidates we support – Joseph Stewart.

    Candidates we oppose – Those who stand against us.

    Principal Donors – New Day Co-Op

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-superpac/

    So, this took some editing in Powerpoint and a picture off of Google. There were all sorts …

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    Blank Mess

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    I figured some blank lines could be a good way to make this not blank anymore.

    Hope you enjoyed!…

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    A Domain of Wisdom… DS106 Wisdom that is…

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    I found this cool public domain picture and thought it was cool.

    I decided on the the line just because it seems we are always exploring something that is unknown (at least in its creation) to most people.

    Let me know what you think!

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    A Day of Icons!

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    So here is my typical day!

    – Get up

    – Get prepared

    – Eat Breakfast

    – Brush Teeth

    – Go to class

    – Take a nap

    – Program

    – Play games and watch Youtube

    – Go to bed

    Some things were omitted just to give you a sense of the …

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    Double Down Videos!

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, it has been awhile since I said anything in a long summary.

    The past two weeks have been full of videos and other interesting things. But rather than have me yak on about what I was doing in a generic paragraph, let’s begin the double week breakdown!…

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    If Marlow and Joe were LEGO…

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swede-a-scene/

    4.5 Stars

    Apart from my trust laptop, I pulled some minifigs and some pieces out of my LEGO box and tried my best to re-position the two to make it seem as though they were talking. Along with that, I also had my Desktop running the actual scene in …

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    Time to Get Serious. LISTEN UP!

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/public-service-annoucement/

    5- Stars

    As always, the only tools needed to make this one was my laptop camera and a room with decent lighting.

    Now as for why I chose this one, this is a more interesting story. For the past 13 (soon to be 14) years of my life, teachers/professors …

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    Me, Mom, Bro, and … a Bat!?

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/this-is-my-story/

    3 Stars

    This one was another fun one to make. All I needed was my trusty computer, some notecards, and my favorite writing utensil (in retrospect, I probably should have found a marker). Coming up with a story was almost a no brainer.

    This story will forever stick out …

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    About Me… Again… In Video Form

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/i-am-me/

    4.5 Stars

    For this assignment, I decided to break out my laptop and grab some of my favorite items that described me around the room. Recording was fairly simple since my laptop has a built in microphone and camera. I just used the camera app that was installed and …

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    No Change!?

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    Don’t debate.
    Because you’re late.

    No coins in the meter.
    Just make me meaner.

    You pushed your luck.
    But your just a dumb fuck.

    Now you get a ticket.
    Don’t raise your picket.

    So have a nice day.
    And you better pay.

    Hope you enjoyed my little poem. It …

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    Eye of Confusion

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    Strangely enough, I always have had a flag (it now has a name thankfully).

    This has always been a strange emblem that I have liked, and I can’t really say why (no seriously, I haven’t a clue). It always looked rather mythical to me.

    This was for today’s TDC. Hope …

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    G33K SP34K

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    For today’s TDC I decided to let my inner geek flow while creating this.

    I sure as hell would have this on my fridge if I could find the pieces!

    Let me know what you think!

    P.S. – For those of you who aren’t coders, while(true) is an infinite loop …

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    Hardest Week Ever?

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen!

    Once again, we have made it to the end of yet another week. This week was different from the last, and I hope you all enjoy this synopsis of the week.

    The Wire

    Way too much happened in these episodes, so I will cover the parts …

  24. nrandall

    In the Unlikely Event…

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/survival-video/

    When I saw this assignment in the bank, my mind immediately began to think of a bunch of “highly unlikely moments.” Thankfully, I still had my computer up, and I’m now making use of a vimeo account (which apparently needs roughly about 40 minutes to compress a video). I …

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    I am YOU from the Future!

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/dear-sixteen-year-old-me/

    Today I decided to leave some advice for myself, if I could send something to the past. Anyways, this video was made using the video recorder on my laptop (I’ve been experimenting with what works better for recording today). After I recorded, I used Window’s Media player to tweak …

  26. nrandall

    Bringing Up My Past

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    http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-your-skills/ – 4.5 Stars

    Along time ago, in a year far far away, I use to take karate. I had been doing it for roughly about 8 or 9 years, and stopped after my freshman year. It has been a while since I did any of my open hand forms, …

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    LLA: A Walk Through Hamsterdam

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    The Scene from the Wire I chose to analyze was this:

    Season 3, Episode 11:

    Start: 41:23 – End: 42:57 – Link: http://www.wire106.com/the-wire/season-1/

    Here is what I found; I’ll include an overall summary of this exercise in the end.

    1. The Camera Work.

    The first thing I noticed about this …

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    A Movie Reader’s Introduction

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    Thoughts on the Opening of M

    Okay, I’m going to be quite honest and say that this took a couple of views to even understand what the heck was going on! The lack of English really killed it for me. That being said, I’m going to attempt to put my …

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