Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Logo Between Two Sites

Google + Brickshelf

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 scheme. I was actually researching which font Google used, but found out it cost $206 to buy it! All that for a font!? I had to settle with the font Gisha, and that is how this came together.

I really wanted to use both of these websites because their colors and logo seemed to fit together super well. I was rather impressed with how well this came out, but it flowed together very well. In the end, I think I was missing the last red section from the Google logo, but in the end I think you can still tell it is suppose to mimic Google.

Let me know what you think!

:)

Heatskins!

Heatskins

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.

I decided on these teams because I was looking for emblems that had relatively similar color schemes. I was also looking for some emblems that had somewhat similar shapes so they flowed well together. The Redskins’ emblem seemed to fit very well with the Heat emblem and I for one thought it turned out very well. It really hold that comet, like appearance.

Let me know what you think!

:)

Support the New Day Co-op!

Campaign Ad

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 of interesting pictures available, and I chose this one because it just looked better than all the other ones.

I decided I wanted to make this assignment about The Wire, by using it to support Prop Joe for president. I really tried to make this look like a screen capture from a commercial, hence the reason why the fine print is so small at the bottom. I rather enjoyed making this one and I think it came out pretty darn well! I still wanted it to look somewhat professional so I decided against any wild fonts, and I think this looks good. I had considered a red/white/blue color scheme, but I figured that would probably not go too well in the long run.

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This is also an assignment I will be contributing to my final project (I’m still deciding on sites to use for him), but I think I have a direction to go in.

Anyways, let me know what you all think!

 

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!

A Day of Icons!

Emblems

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 day.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Double Down Videos!

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!

The Wire

Okay, so much stuff has happened in the course of two weeks worth of watching. For starters, goodbye Barksdale Organization! You will be missed, especially many of the characters that were built up across the period of four seasons. Prop Joe had stated that they were having a leadership issue, and in the end, that is what led to their downfall. The main thing that I believe led to their downfall was Stringer’s confession. If he had not tried to rat Avon out, he would have gotten Marlow. As Jim Groom stated, Marlow got lucky. I have to fully agree with that statement. In the end, family did not count for anything. I guess they never learned that family might be family, but they can still really piss you off sometimes.

With that bit of Season 3 out of the way, let me now touch on Season 4. First off, I am very surprised to see this season taking place almost immediately after Season 3. It is really interesting to see what became of everyone in the major crimes unit. McNulty seems to have done a complete 180 in terms of his character! This struck me as super surprising; it is like he’s an actual family man now! Daniels is now a major and leading his own unit, although it seems sad that he is not in charge of the MCU. However, The MCU did pick up a new lieutenant, that everyone actually enjoyed following (that and he seemed to approve of their methods and sign off on necessary work). However, all things had to come to an end with the Unit Killer. I have to say, I laughed when he had his little talk with Lester and Kima, and their following response was to literally abandon ship and get assigned to a new unit.

Speaking of the MCU, it was funny to me at least to see that Haulk got assigned to the unit, and promoted to Sergeant after seeing some, “political indecency.” Personally, I would have stayed with driving the mayor around. Seemed like an easy paycheck to me.

The last person, who was part of the MCU, Prez is currently the most interesting to me. He’s a math teacher; he looks like he is completely out of his element! Even when he had his fixing things up scene in S4E04, it just did not seem as natural as when he rearranged the connections board. For his job, he need a commanding presence, but he does not have that commanding presence. More importantly, he is in the worst spot possible; he is the new guy teaching inner-city kids. I do have to say that they make it really similar to how things are in real life which is pretty interesting. It looks at it in a fictional sense, but it draws a lot of parallels to reality.

As with all new seasons, it is good to see Omar is still doing his thing as well. However, I have abad feeling about him having robbed Marlow. Currently, Marlow has been making people disappear really well. Not even the cops can seem to find the bodies. I’m curious to see how the New-Day Co-op is going to deal with him. It’s obvious they want him to stand with them, but at the same time, Marlow only desires to be number one. Something tells me that even if he decides to go with them, he is not going to like it that much.

Currently, there are a lot of interesting things going on, and I don’t quite know where they are going. The school kids and Carcetti’s run for mayor are both interesting at the moment, but I don’t quite know what to make of them yet. More to come with this upcoming week.

Fun With Dailies

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 meaning “I = the greatest” is infinitely true

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.

Here is my shot at a mouse meme!

The line comes from a very famous cartoon character. If you don’t know who it is then please double face-palm yourself. Afterwards, look it up!

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 was rather fun.

Videos Make the World Go Round

Over two weeks, I had the opportunity to make some videos and here they are:

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 got to recording! Oh, and I also managed to open a couple of windows to add some more light.

I personally wanted to do this one for two main reasons. Firstly, I figured it would be something I could put on the About the Author page. Second, I really wanted to show-off my most recent build! With that in mind, choosing this was no problem. Again, this seemed relatively simple, and I had a fun time making this one.

Additional Thoughts: I really encourage this assignment! Especially as a way for everyone to visualize each other. Since we aren’t actually in class, it gives you an opportunity to see and hear each other.

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 to me because the odds of this happening are extremely low. Let me explain a bit further. I’m driving down the road at 40 mph and hit a flying object with the front windshield of our van. The bat then loops around and goes through the open window and finally lands on the passenger side, dead. If someone can tell me the odds of that, I will give you a cookie (seriously!). Anyways, that’s what I have to say about this one; it just makes me laugh!

Additional Thoughts: *Still laughing at this story*

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 have always been assigning work over break periods. I for one have gotten tired of it! This is not a laughing matter, this is 100% serious! What is the point of break if we have work to do! I mean think about it; sometimes, you go on break simply to work on more stuff for school. That is utter garbage! With that in mind, I believed that it was time to say something about this. More importantly, I believe we need more PSA’s stating that we don’t need work for breaks.

No one likes it. That is all.

Additional Thoughts: I should really start making posters for this. This is no laughing matter! I know the student base would approve of it!

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 the background. I would have tried doing the speech myself, but I tried and kept stumbling on the lines. Overall, I think it went pretty well overall.

I chose this scene because I rather enjoyed it. Marlow is an interesting character right now, and Prop Joe is always a cool character. This scene really reinforced the idea that Marlow feels like he is invincible at the moment. This always strikes me as completely contrary to how the other drug dealers think he is. You hear a bunch of them talking as though he is young and inexperienced, but his crew seems to be rather tight at the moment. Furthermore, he has the best muscle out on the streets. Personally, this talk was just cool to me.

Additional Thoughts: My only regret is that I had not black minifig pieces available to make this scene more accurate than it is. I really did enjoy this one I must admit. If I had the patience, A stop motion video would have really done the trick, but those can be very time consuming and require some superb equipment.

Parting Words

It seems as though it is time for me to depart one more time! It has been a fun two weeks, but more work must be done. However, I will leave you with this:

http://citizenbrick.myshopify.com/collections/minifigs/products/stick-up-enthusiast

For those interested in picking up their own Omar minifig!

See you all next time!

If Marlow and Joe were LEGO…

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 the background. I would have tried doing the speech myself, but I tried and kept stumbling on the lines. Overall, I think it went pretty well overall.

I chose this scene because I rather enjoyed it. Marlow is an interesting character right now, and Prop Joe is always a cool character. This scene really reinforced the idea that Marlow feels like he is invincible at the moment. This always strikes me as completely contrary to how the other drug dealers think he is. You hear a bunch of them talking as though he is young and inexperienced, but his crew seems to be rather tight at the moment. Furthermore, he has the best muscle out on the streets. Personally, this talk was just cool to me.

Let me know what you think! This was take number three for this video!

:)

Time to Get Serious. LISTEN UP!

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 have always been assigning work over break periods. I for one have gotten tired of it! This is not a laughing matter, this is 100% serious! What is the point of break if we have work to do! I mean think about it; sometimes, you go on break simply to work on more stuff for school. That is utter garbage! With that in mind, I believed that it was time to say something about this. More importantly, I believe we need more PSA’s stating that we don’t need work for breaks.

No one likes it. That is all.