After all the commotion last night I was surprised to hear from the General this morning. She asked me to set up a new club. I was even more surprised to here the general taking over the morning announcements.
You should be able to hear the talk by clicking the image above, in case you can’t here is the transcript:
Good morning villagers, This is the General. Before we start today’s program of music there is some news and an announcement. The loud bang heard yesterday evening should not cause concern, and we strongly recommend you do not ask any questions about it. The Speed Learn program has been suspended and we are initiating a Group Learn project in it’s place. The Group learn project will start with the Village Web Club. Villagers are invited to join the club and learn together. This new style of learning requires no previous knowledge on the part of learners. There will be no teachers, no Guru and no method. Check out http://tinyurl.com/ds106club to find out more.
I’ve already got an account on the club, my home page is up.
The Village Web Club gives some basic information to get villagers started with the basics, as the general says we can all help each other get going. I hope the club will be popular as I suspect we can get some credits using it. Some people have also started a rumour that beneath the club there may be secret layers out of the Rover’s way. I am not going to discuss that here.
It hardly seems any time at all since I arrived in the Village, the third week sped by. I’ve not done too weel in ticking off items in holiday itinerary. I did try, but got a bit distracted (more in a later post about that).
I managed a few snaps for the photo safari.
The day I was planning to get most turned out (as usual this summer to be rather cloudy. I did get to wander the hill around the Village for a while, seeking information and pondering the ideas around the Safari.
I fell short on my Daily Create Requirements, but managed a couple:
This one I aded the text to with PS Touch on my phone.
And even though there was no real work involved I liked how this one turned out:
I quite like the title of the second one, and the idea of the third. I just realised that the third fit with ds106 Assignments: Multi-Frame GIF Story so more credits:-) The Mulit-Frame Gif is one of my favourite assignments, this one is not my best, I ended up hurrying the process up too much.
Although I continue to spend most of my holiday watching the TV and dreaming on the couch I did get out and about and visit my fellow inmates guests this week and really enjoyed chatting about their experiences.
Very soon I hope to get out a wee bit more and perhaps start up an small activity club for fellow residents in the Village. #BeSeeingYou
I’ve settled down in my apartment now. Poking around in different corners I found some old photos of the Village, I’ve put them on the corkboard in the kitchen. I suspect they were taken by a previous resident, the photos look quite old, maybe 40 or 50 years I’d guess, quite instagram.
If I wanted to fake this sort of thing this is how I’d go about it.
I’d create a blank document in FireWorks, say 1200 pixels by 800 pixels
I’d watch the video using QuickTime Player (I still have the old QuickTime pro), on an interesting frame I’d stop and copy (⌘-c).
Switch to fireworks and paste in the image.
Repeat this another four times
Back in fireworks I’d select all the images and hit ⌘-T and then type in say 70% to resie them all, I might try a few different sizes.
I’d then make a rectangle the same size as the 5 images. Set its fill to a radial gradient, yellow- purple, and set the opacity to around 20.
I’d have duplicated the rect until there was 5
I’d make another rectangle, no fill, white border.
I’d then align each ‘photo’ with a gradient and a frame and group them.
After that I would search my HD for a cork tile and create a background.
Then I would have arranged the photos in a random fashion rotating them a little.
Finally I’d export to a jpg.
If I was really silly I would not save as I go along and I’d have to do the whole thing again if FireWorks crashes (my old version has a tendency to do that)
Interesting happenings in the village this week, there seem to be a lot of ‘learning’ going on. As I watch number six get into trouble I am thinking my decision to be less confronting was a good idea. However this episode is taking the committee well inside my wheelhouse. Although I’ve not got number six’s skills I think there are other ways to subvert the establishment here, perhaps a bit of digital graffiti…