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May
A Jim Groom Art Tutorial Jim Groom art is hilarious, and it's one of my favorite assignments in the DS106 assignment bank. It's an extremely open-ended visual assignment that lets you freely hone your design skills, allowing you to familiarize yourself with many of the features of your choice of software. For me, that's GIMP. Mainly because I'm not about to go buy Photoshop for...
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Apr
We know Jack's game. He's running it all: I spent a long time this week digging up dirt, connecting the dots, talking with my team at Stirrup Trouble. I think we got him dead to rights. We got this earlier in the week, so we traced it back from there:   Jack's Peace Offering? #noir106 #StirrupJack pic.twitter.com/EWqKjdLTmH— Donnie Rawlen (@donnie_rawlen) April 14, 2015   This...
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Apr
There's much to be said about the passion of investigators. However, I am not one of those such people. We were tasked to pubic investigate the mysterious Jack persona. I was not eager. I haven't found much, I'll admit. I found a few morsels, but those did not help our case in any meaningful way. We were to discover Jack, and possibly his motives. I'm...
5
Apr
Found a couple gals this week. The founder's gone bananas. Wonder what her story is. Seems like an interesting gal. She started up a web site for us. Other dame, Del, seems she'll fit right in. We both sent up our resumes to Delia. I used something called LinkedIn, even though I still feel a bit disconnected. Bananas said she had some work for us....
5
Apr
Pinterest. Now there's a place I don't want to go again. This internet is a little rough around the edges. For marketing's sake, I put together a board for Stirrup Trouble. There's too much mention of horoscopes over there. If there's one thing I've learned it's that you make your life, you don't wait for it to happen. If you go the second route, you're...
5
Apr
Designer Donnie's starting to have a nice ring to it. Everyone's a writer nowadays. Maybe I'll pick up a new trade. One that's a bit more lucrative. I never cared for writing novels. That's where the big bucks are for writers, though. I wanted to warn the cheating types of Los Angeles. Gotta be fair. I don't care for them much, but at least they won't...
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Apr
Stirrup Trouble needed a logo. I asked Spencer to help me out. I kept it simple since I didn't really know what I was up to. Hidden benefit could be that it's easily reproducible for marketing reasons. That'll keep Bananas off my case. Drop by there to see what it's like.
5
Apr
"Fill this out. I'm going to need it...I think." Bananas at Stirrup Trouble said she wanted to peek at my resume. Said I'd get a little more credit from the public if I took the time to figure it out. So I waded through LinkedIn and filled out as much as I could. I've had some obvious gaps. Hope she doesn't notice too much and...
5
Apr
Noddy, Noddy, Noddy. Meow, you're lucky you've a crew to pull you out of a bad situation. The system isn't always to be trusted, guy. Just look how technology reaches into modern lives. It can really discombobulate anyone. Eating a sandwich surrounded by water? He's gonna need a bigger boat. Making up words? Jawing about your personal life? That's bananas! Just the sort of thing I'm on about....
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Apr
This gal Maggie was brought into this world on April Fool's Day. A bright day for her while the dimwits get pranked. Spencer wrote a note for her, said he made it in GIMP. He'd heard plenty of my fellow writers dropped by her office just to ask for directions. Could distract her from her own business. She works hard. Lotta time spent on the...