アーカイブ | 1月 2012

ds106 assignment #3 Album Cover~

So here is my 3rd assignment~  this is one of the visual assignments called “An Album Cover”

this is how I did it~

First you must go on Wikipedia and find a random article!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

I found “Astralium Steralle” which is a kind of sea snail i guess

whatever the title of the article is will be the name of your band/artist or whatever~

next you look for a random quote here.
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

I found this quote “In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything”

scroll to the bottom of the page and the last 4-5 words of the last quote will be the title of your album

Lastly, you must look for a random image for your album~
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days

in my case I found this image by SoyMariona
and I used the app Instagram on my itouch in order to give the image a bit more of a…. cool look? I dunno..

then I used Photoshop to put everything together.

ds106 Assignment #2 – Car Lust

VW Beetle

Though this might be a very simple and not very amazing car, but whenever I do see one it gives me a very
nostalgic feeling. When I used to live in Mexico in th 90’s, all the taxis were VW beetles.


So every time I see this kind of car it always reminds me of my childhood and Mexico.
I find it amazing that in only about… 10 years this car has almost vanished and now seeing one is a rarity.
I’m hoping to buy one some day…. if they are not impossible to find.

 

my first ds106 assignment~ Screen Capture

So today I attempted to do my first ds106 assignment~ I have been wanting to learn how to do screen capture for a while so this was a good one to try out~ Though the assignment details say that Fraps and CamStudio are the best programs to do screen capture, I kept running into problems with them, Fraps would only record 30 seconds since it was just a trial version, and CamStudio slowed down what I was trying to record, so it seemed kind of useless. I eventually was able to find a program that is pretty decent at doing screen capture. It’s called WeGame Though it requires to make an account (which is free) it was very easy to use~ and it is just straight to the point….. Just have to set up some simple settings, and then you can easily record whatever you want to record… While you start your game (or whatever you’re doing)  there will be a small green square on the top left corner once you press F6 (or whatever key you set) it should disappear and that means that it should be recording.
I decided to record myself playing one of my favorite games~ Pop’n music~
this is what the arcade version looks like~

to stop recording just press it again. and the video will be sent to the folder you selected. I was able to record everything I wanted (even recorded skype sounds) sadly the video quality was not as good as I thought it would be. I also noticed that some of the video is kind of choppy, which is also a shame… so now I shall leave you with Dschinghis Khan…. and BaumKuchen

Internets

Hello there~ I’m Danny and I am here to talk about what the internet means to me…..
I’m actually not very sure what it DOES mean to me…. when I was about 7-8 years old
my mother bought our first computer and we had the wonderful privilege of having dial-up
internet (I do miss that sound…). since I was pretty young I had no idea how the internet worked
or what I really could do with it, the most I would do was type in www.(something I liked).com
that’s about all i knew how to do… or just look up things on yahoo, though I didn’t know how to use the
internet very well I thought it was very cool that I could look up Pokemon (that was the cool thing when i was 7-8) stuff on the computer. Then when I was in middle school I started playing online MMORPGs and thanks to Maplestory I was able to learn how to type, since chatting with real people is more interesting than learning to type on typing tutor at school.
Then around Highschool times I started to use the internet for more research stuff….but mostly youtube and facebook.. and ever since I have become quite addicted to the internet…. since it is basically my only form of entertainment at home… watching videos, blogging on tumblr, talking to friends on facebook or just killing time looking at random pages on wikipedia. This addiction has gotten pretty bad… I noticed this specially if something happened to my internet at home… I’d realize I’d be walking around my house thinking of what to do to entertain myself.