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  1. Joe Proffitt

    In Memoria…

    This is the link to the late Darth Ba’al’s archived blog. As a last request before he fled into the shadows, he asked me to post the answers to the fortune cookie design project, which can be found here: The answers are below.  The layout of the answers matches the layout of the ...
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    Final Post, Final Video

    – Begin Transmission – It’s been a blast, ds106ers.  Unfortunately, my position has been discovered by my enemies, and though I am not alone, I lack the power to destroy them at this time.  To make this quick, I’ll give the link to my last video posting.  Afterwards, I’m leavingmy secret location, deleting all of ...
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    Video Assignment II — Video Essay

    – Begin Transmission – For this assignment, I took clips from Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith, and Rebuild of Evangelion 2.22:  You Can (Not) Advance, added my own comments concerning the moments I used, and gave my own thoughts.  I’ll leave the details to the video commentary.  Enjoy. – End Transmission ...
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    Video Assignment I — Screen Capture

    I still need to check and see if this made it into the suggestion box.  I made a quick 2.5 minute video of my playing Doom Multiplayer via ZDaemon.  I used Fraps to make the 30 second recordings (30 seconds because the full version costs $37), and I used Windows Movie Maker to add in ...
  5. Joe Proffitt

    Web Assignment

    This one was a lot of headache, heart ache, and rage. Lots and lots of rage.  Cure “M0re” tag… I went back twice and copied and pasted the code for the images into the proper place, and had to redo the html file at least five times.  I’m sticking with what I’ve got,  but suggestions ...
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    Web Assignment Challenges I

    – Begin Transmission – There’s difficulty with adding entire sections of code into FireBug.  I’ve tried editing the htm file with NotePad++.  That didn’t go over so well…The code was a disaster zone, so forget adding the tag section there. Anyway, I followed my current adventure in Final Fantasy IV DS by modding an Amazon ...
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    – Begin Transmission – It would seem that being ill, coupled with working myself to near-exhaustion in the heat, has caused me to randomly go off on people.  Nevertheless, I regret nothing, for the past is meant to be learned from, not lamented.  I have severed and cast away parts of my life before, and ...
  8. Joe Proffitt

    Perseverance Through Illness

    – Begin Transmisson – I’m sick with sinus issues caused by my fan blowing in my face all night, but I must continue.  This web assignment can easily be completed with vim.  But before that, I must spend four hours mowing the lawn. &...
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    The ds106 Schism

    – Begin Transmission – So, it seems that there is a great deal if discord among ds106-ers.  It also seems that there has been some sort of split, initiated by the banning of a handful of students by Jim Groom.  Apparently, my delving in Final Fantasy 4 DS has made me oblivious to this.  Cue ...
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    ds106tv 7-6-11 “The Uprising” — Comments

    – Begin Transmission – Well, Ms. Oblivion…There was no link to this BB site.  That’s why we didn’t take the test.  Cure “More” tag… Speaking of which, what happened to Ms. Oblivion?  One moment, she was there working on her audio, the next, she was gone. And then the loss of the stream, which, once ...
  11. Joe Proffitt

    7-5-11 ds106tv Comments

    – Begin Transmission – Wow, it seems that this “Followers of the Apocalypse” guy is working for the Combine or something.  I could hardly understand what he said, other than “Uhhhhh” every other word.  Cure “More” tag…– The idea of “gutting the education system” being an apocalypse is interesting.  As I listened to this, I ...
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    Audio III — Ringtone

    I decided to do the assignment that I submitted.  Feeling nostalgic, I decided to make my ringtone after the old 56K dial-up sequence.  Cue “More” tag… Link to sound file: Feeling curious, I poked around in the Generate menu option of Audacity, creating the dialing sound that most of us are probably familiar with. ...
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    Audio II — Musical Interview

    Cue “More” tag… Link to the mp3 file: I actually had a lot of issues with this assignment — longer than necessary pauses, unnecessary bits of audio from me, and really radical differences in volume when comparing myself to some of the clips I used.  Thankfully, Audacity provides methods for changing the loudness of ...
  14. Joe Proffitt

    Avatar change

    So, to embrace fasination with Star Wars, I’ll be changing all my avatars to a hologram of Darth Sidious. “I will MAKE it legal” = the best line EVER!
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    Audio I — Sound Effects Story

    – Begin transmission – While I try to find out if I can use the music I’ve downloaded from Amazon and ripped from CDs I’ve purchased in the second mandatory assignment, I’ve decided to make my sound effect story include various portions of a drive to work.  Cue “More” tag… The first portion was ...
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    Design IV — Minimalist Movie Poster

    I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I’ve been meaning to get together with a few friends and watch it.  I was also nervous about doing this particular assignment because I’m not really a minimalist, I just try to be one.  I tried to mimic the color of the sky in the jpeg I found ...
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    ds106tv 6-30-11

    – Begin Transmission – Just when I thought this class couldn’t get any weirder, I watch Ms. Oblivion getting ready for her brief appearance on ds106tv.  I really think she’s high or something when she gets on, based on her speech patterns and that perpetual stare of hers.  And who is the person in the ...
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    Design III — Movie Fortunes

    I decided to make these fortunes challenging.  If you know your anime, sci-fi shows, and fantasy novels, then you’ll get them all.  I will give you all until 06-08-2011 (one week) to figure them out.  Then, I’ll publish the answers.  Good luck As a side note, I created these with MS Paint, and took the ...
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    ds106tv 6-28-11 — Responses

    – I thought Ms. Oblivion lived in physical isolation from people?  Who’s the person in the chair next to her? – Jim is THE TA.  He’ll kick your ass if you steal his job XD  But still, I must wonder if he is merely using her as a distraction while he prepares himself for the ...
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    Comments on ds106tv 6-29-11

    There is more to Ms. Oblivion than meets the eye.  She obviously has some technical knowledge if she can keep hijacking the stream.  She does not, however, know the power of the *nix Side.  All we need to do is flood ping her machines, and no more hijacking >:) I’d rather not take a crack ...
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    Design II — Monster of a Friend

    Returning the favor, I decided to make a monster out of Joe Fehrman.  I decided to use MS Paint to draw one of my own, as I was uncertain about using one that was already made.  I kept to simple shapes, and followed the design for the back of the card pretty well.  The description ...
  22. Joe Proffitt

    Response to the “Kind of Bloop” incident

    This is another fine example of a copyright holder making a martyr out of someone who probably makes substantially less in income than the former.  I haven’t been able to find anything out about their incomes, but I’m assuming that Maisel makes way more per year than Baio, seeing as he has a nice chunk ...
  23. Joe Proffitt

    Comments on the material from the past two days…

    I’m not in a fancy frame of mind, so the long-winded comments will be absent tonight.  But fear not!  Once I catch up on all my work, they will more than likely return. Now, the following comments are pointing to certain parts of the different items we were to watch/listen to on the 27th.  Here ...
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    Random Explosion of Angry Quotes

    This is a post fueled by random excitement and caffeine.  Awesome points for those who match each one with the right character.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! You will not forestall my judgement-ah!!!!! Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side!  You have paid the price for your lack of VISION! I’LL GET YOU FOR ...
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    Visual Assignment III — Four Icon Challenge

    For the four icon challenge, I chose to show commonly known things from the game Half-Life 2, which does, in fact, have an excellent story that spans across the series.  The gas mask represents the ever-threatening Combine Overwatch and Civil Protection, the crowbar is the famous weapon Freeman often starts with (i.e. in HL2), the ...
  26. Joe Proffitt

    Allegory of the Cave, or Madness from Confinement?

    Having been busy with battling various nasties, I’ve had little time today to look at the video of Dr. Oblivion, apparently isolated in a cave.  Whether it is an undiscovered section of  the Zertinan Caverns, or another cave system yet unexplored, I cannot say.  He is completely cut off from the mist:  A side-effect of ...
  27. Joe Proffitt

    Visual Assignment II — Redux

    At the behest of Jim Groom, I have revamped the poster I created.  Using Old London – Alternate Font, I gave the new poster a medieval feeling, though my original goal was to mimic the Final Fantasy XII mark board postings.  I feel very good ab...

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