1. rlaluman

    Further Explanations of Experiences


    I am writing this post in response to the following comment from my latest senior project post.


    And could you talk more about ” I enjoyed gaining experience in ordering paint and managing other painters”. I would like to hear more about your experiences here.

    Thank you,


    During …

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    Final Update: Week 13 in Summary


    After many late nights and urgent flights, HoN Getaways has finally retrieved NoirCat for Maggie Black.As an agency we got together on Tuesday of this last week to discuss a plan of action. It was during this meeting that I discovered the very suspicious email sent two weeks earlier to …

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    HoN Getaways is still on the look for Monica Smith with the missing NoirCat. I have made this wanted poster to get the word out. Hopefully this will help us find NoirCat soon. Email [email protected] if you have any information.

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    The Final Stretch


    I started the final stretch of this project on Sunday, April 5 and continued until Thursday when the show opened. We went in on Sunday originally to paint the floor while no one else was there. The plan changed once I got there and the floor was already painted. Instead …

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    Rush to the Finnish


    The week of March 30- April 3 I focused on more touchups, priming the floor, painting the panelling on Darlington’s wall, along with assigning other people painting jobs along the way. It was definitely difficult trying to contort myself into the crevasses between the front wall of the stage and …

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    Breaking News!


    HoN Getaways has made a major breakthrough in the case of the missing Noir Cat! We can confirm that Noir Cat was sent to Belize through our agency to make a swift and mysterious getaway. After going through emails and case files I came across an interesting email sent to …

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    Have You Seen Noir Cat: Week 12


    This week the House of Noir Getaways was contacted by a very distressed Black. Noir Cat has gone missing! Burtis wants to know if we aided Noir Cat in his mysterious disappearance. HoN Getaways spent the week looking into the case. What we have found so far is Noir Cat …

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    My assistant, Miranda Scott, made another cool assignment for her DS106 course at the local college this week! I’m telling you all about it because I was the inspiration. A few years ago I created the logo for my company, The Highland Corporation, in photoshop. It exudes our companies message …

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    Socialize Your Media


    This week my assistant created an assignment for her Digital Studies class at the local community college. I thought it was pretty cool so I thought I’d share. It’s called “Socialize Your Media” The directions are to “make an array of social media sites for a character of your choice. …

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    Where’s Noir Cat?


    Shortly after signing the House of Noir Getaways up to be of service for anyone in noir106, we received an email from a distraught Burtis alerting us that Noir Cat has mysteriously disappeared. Burtis and the rest of the noir106 crew were wondering if HoN Getaways had something to do …

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    Week 11 in Summary


    This week I teamed up with the House of Noir to create the underground noir travel agency, House of Noir Getaways. We specialize in making your noir disappearance comfortable, convenient, and affordable. With our connections to various travel companies, we can make your immediate escape possible with just one email. …

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    I felt that everyone should be able to see my credentials so I decided to upload my updated resume. I created this in Microsoft Word and used a template I had found online as a reference. I added my contact info, my skills (though I did limit it to just …

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    Clouded Words



    I made this word cloud based on the first words that came to mind about the new agency I’ve joined, House of Noir Getaways. As I’ve stated previously, we specialize in quick, mysterious getaways. This was relatively simple to make. I used the website http://www.wordle.net/create to create the word …

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    Pinning Destinations


    I created a Pinterest board for House of Noir Getaways as well this week. I know how the ladies like the Pinterest now a days. Hell, even I pin every now and again. I dedicated this board to travel destinations that would be a good place to disappear without a …

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    House of Noir Getaways Banner


    This week House of Noir and I teamed up again to make the underground travel agency, House of Noir Getaways. Jeffery, Melody, Sebastian, and I all understand the importance of mysteriously disappearing. We all figured that we ought to capitalize on this and make a business out of it. If …

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    Continuous Painting


    This past week I continued painting the cream and gold parts of the set. A huge chunk got done, which I’m very pleased about. I’m also extremely thankful for Professor DiBella forcing us to be ambidextrous while drawing and painting. This came in handy this week when I was painting …

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    Week 10


    This week I was brought back by the House of Noir to be on their new T.V. show, “Find Your Noir Lover.” On the show three bachelors, including myself, were all in the running to potentially date Melody Bay. Obviously I was the best choice, but that’s besides the point. …

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    Find Your Noir Lover


    The show is all taped and ready to be broadcast! I must say that it really did have a good influence on me. I realized my true feelings for Serafina and got the courage to leave my wife. Melody is a lovely woman, just not the one for me. The …

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    House of Noir Reunion Tour


    I am pleased to announce that after my two appearances on the House of Noir, they have asked me to come back one final time for their final reunion tour. I’m looking forward to see what this journey will bring. I am also looking forward to working with Sebastian Crane, …

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    Daily Creates: Week 10


    This week my friend Rhiannon shared some cool things she’s been doing with me. Here’s what she’s been doing!

    March 25: http://tdc.ds106.us/tdc1172

    This is a motivation poster she made of a phrase she says often, “Keep on going.” She used a picture she took while driving in the mountains of …

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    When I First Saw Her: Progress


    Earlier this week when I was approached by the House of Noir to be on their new show “Find Yourself A Noir Lover” I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Because of the House of Noir, I realized that I should leave my wife and pursue Serafina in …

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    Practically Famous


    Earlier this week I was approached by four interviewers who wanted to get a little more information about me before my appearance on “Find Yourself a Noir Lover”. The questions ranged from bizarre to extremely person. However, I decided I’d entertain them, after all I will need to be getting …

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    Most Eligible Bachelor


    House of Noir approach my personal assistant, Miranda Scott, earlier last week about featuring me in their new T.V. show, Find Yourself a Noir Lover. I graciously accepted their offer and had Miranda pencil them in. I’ve been very busy with our recent merger and haven’t had the time to …

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    Reading Instead of Watching: Week 9


    This week we began working with video along with finishing up listening to the last few radio shows. I was really exited to begin working with video. I really enjoyed a daily create I did a few weeks ago where I made a trailer for a horror movie so I …

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    My Life My Way


    House of Noir is back! For my video assignments this week I chose to do option 2, making a 15-30 minute short video with a group using our noir characters. The House of Noir got back together this week to complete this assignment for the next two weeks. We came …

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    Daily Creates Week 9


    March 19: The daily create for today was to make an artfully blurred photo. Luckily my boyfriend dodges the camera every time I try to snap a picture anyway. Here’s a picture of him caught in the action!

    Here’s a link to the original assignment: http://tdc.ds106.us/tdc1166/

    March 20: First day …

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    Final Radio Listen


    On Thursday I listened to Dinner Party at 6 and participated in a live tweet-a-long. I love the idea of a Clue themed dinner party. I also really liked all of the sound effects that went along with the show. I got a little confused about who each character was …

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    Painting On Stage: The Beginning


    Yesterday I began applying paint to the set. It is always exciting bringing color to the world we are creating! I began by painting the pinkish cream on the back wall set piece. I believe this piece is the “ladies parlor” or something like that. After painting almost all of …

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    Paint Inventory


    I started this week off by calculating the amount of paint we will need for the show, getting quotes, and inventorying our current supply of what we need. I had a lot of trouble trying to calculate the amount of paint we were going to need. With help from Niffer, …

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    The End of House of Noir


    In a way I’m kind of sad that House of Noir is over. I had a lot of fun working on this project and putting myself in the mindset of Jack Spencer in a different way than I had been. I have never done anything with radio before so this …

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