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Callin’ from the fun house

I’m sure a lot of books have had an impact on me. But the first one I though of when I saw the Daily Digital Alchemy today was The Rolling Stone Record Guide. I got this when I was in … Continue reading

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A bit about ds106radio

One of our listeners expressed some interest in ds106radio: I would always turn it on earlier than the start time (because I was nervous about missing anything) and the kinds of music and stories it played at other moments was … Continue reading

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Design in action

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (@HassanOE) has been doing some brilliant analyses of comic book illustration and design in his series Strip Panel Naked. He takes us through the details of how comic book pages work, looking at the impact of the various … Continue reading

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Week 6: Design another day

2/17/11 – 2/24/17 All work is due by midnight on 2/24/17 Thanks go out to the Design group for their input this week! Week 6 will be focused on design. For this week you will be ramping up your command … Continue reading

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Corporate spies

One might ask: How does Limetown fit in to the secret agent genre? But it becomes apparent over the course of the storyline that there is a secret agency involved, mostly in the background, but omnipresent. It’s sort of like … Continue reading

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Creativity – the gift that keeps on giving

I remember watching Gardner Campbell’s interview with Ted Nelson (YT). Along with a related interview with Alan Kay (YT), it made quite an impression on me. Even the edited, half-hour version (YT) is packed with information and insights. I started … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s GIF for you

I’m no good at coming up with clever saying for cards. So I asked Hallmark for ideas. They’re the pros. For today’s TDC, I grabbed a bunch of the romance cover paintings that @cali4beach saved to Flickr and went to … Continue reading

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Top Secret: For your eyes only

Being a secret agent is a risky business. For security’s sake it is important that you know who each other are, in case any of you should cross paths. You may find it advantageous to be aware of each others … Continue reading

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Let’s not make it 800% slower

I never really liked the Make It 800% Slower assignment. It usually results in a never ending drone, and people give themselves 4 stars for what is little more than a click of a button. However, I thought I might try … Continue reading

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CeeLo goes for the gold

I have no idea what CeeLo was up to, and I don’t watch the Grammys, but this isn’t the first time he’s channeled a Bond villain. So I had the idea to do a spin on the triple troll quote. … Continue reading

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