Monthly Archives: March 2012
The first thing I noticed about this gif was the kitchen. I mean look at that kitchen, its huge. Comparing that kitchen to the ones here in Japan, is like comparing Micheal Jordan to Lebron James. You give Jordan a dollar, he makes 6 NBA championships. You give Lebron a dollar, he gives you 3 quarters back. I mean the size of that kitchen is the size of an average room in an apartment here in Japan.
The yellow walls and the polished, wood tiled floors create a great contrast to one another. The marble counter tops and second refrigerator match very well, but the white refrigerator stands out too much and doesn’t match the atmosphere of the kitchen. The sink being located within the center of the kitchen is a nice and convenient feature. The amount of cabinets present suggests that there is no shortage of storage space within the kitchen. Over-all, that is a beautiful kitchen.
The best part about this GIF, is the stool in the background. That four-legged, white stool is quite a beauty. It seems to be made out of wood and painted by a satin white paint color. By looking at the kitchen, you’d never think that the owners would sit on wooden chairs unless it is an antique of high value. This is where I believe that stool in the back must have been owned by Mir Osman Ali Khan, ruler of Hyderabad in 1911 to 1948. I believe the highlight of this GIF is that beautiful chair.
Assignment:” The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy.”
The process: I took a few images from Microsoft word and copied it to paint. I used paint to make the whole assignment. The Jordan Jumpman logo came from wikipedia. Everything was copied and pasted on paint, so nothing too fancy, just very simplistic.
According to the assignment, I am unable to reveal the title of this movie. All I can say is that this movie was the highlight of my childhood. If a hint is needed, then please refer to the image below. I’d write more about this assignment buy I would’nt want to give the tittle of the movie away.
Photos taken from microsoft word and wikipedia. The image above is embedded from flickr, click on the photo to find the photographer and the image.
The Assignment: “Use Google Maps to tell a story! It can be the story of a trip you took, a trip you would like to take, a strange occurrence, a war, anything you like! The only rules are that you have to use Google Maps proper in order to tell your story ”
The Process: I used google maps for all the images. Instead of creating my own story, I decided to use google maps to depict the story of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. My favorite show as I grew up, and yet still one of the best all time comedies. Please enjoy.
Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said ‘You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air’
I pulled up to the house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’
I looked to my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air
The Lyric is “The Fresh Prince of Bel air” written by Willard Smith and Jeffery Townes.
For old time’s sake, please enjoy the video below.
The Assignment: “Use the Twister tool from ClassTools (http://classtools.net/twister/) to generate a series of images representing the voices of past figures if they could express themselves in twitter. Notch it up, and recast a historical event with a new plot line, and notch it up again, but making it a back and forth between two figures (use @person!) .”
Process: Well I decided to search the web for pictures and images of people from the past. I was eventually led to webdesigner depot, which is where I took my images from. I then proceeded to use the images as an avatar for these people twitter.
” Oh @LeonardodaVinci! Paint me like one of your french women.”
“She expects me to paint her when I dont’ even have time to paint myself. #women”
” Hey @IsaccNewton! You mad #trollolol?”
” @StevenHawking, well played my good sir.”
” I wonder who would have won, @ChuckNorris or @BruceLee. #curious”
“@MuhammadAli @ChuckNorris [BruceLee has shared a media, click link to see.] #winning”
“@MuhammadAli @BruceLee rematch right now, oh wait….#awkwardmoments”
Photos taken from WebdesignerDepot
I read an article on how easy it is to hire a hacker on the article “Hackers for hire are easy to find“. The article was written by Cassell Bryan-Low, and it was about how a billionaire got his email account hacked by hackers hired by his brother. All his personal information was put on the web for everyone to see. This was done by chinese hackers hired from his rival brother, who had gotten in a feud with him some years ago. This article goes in-depth about who was involved and how they managed to do this.
The Steps to finding a hacker:
1. First acquire a target to hack, such as someone’s email account
2. Find websites such as hack-to-hire.net or other sites through google or Craig’s list.
3. Submit a request for a hacker and what need to be hacked.
4. Pay the fee. The fee can as low as $150.
It’s as easy as that, literally. Most of these hackers than can be hired are found in China, California, and even Korea. Of course this is illegal, not many people have been caught. Hackers can be anywhere, and there is never a shortage of much-needed hackers. This is a scary fact, because I can be a potential target to hackers, and so are you. The website Hack-to-hire has the options to spy on people, and hack major websites such as Yahoo and google. So the good news is, you can find investigators to find your hacker and to retrieve your information. The billionaire who got hacked sued the hackers and his brother. He probably gained more money from that. So if you ever need a hacker, just go online and hire one. In today’s world, everything is easier because of the internet.
This video caught my attention a few days ago. At first I thought that this would be a great video for our cyberspace and society class because these people used the internet as a way to spread information. But as I continued to watch more and more of this video, I learned about Joseph Kony and how we, as the users and the small people, can change the whole system in which we live. I learned how much power we all have and how we can reach out to every part of the world when we really stop at nothing to do it.
I’m not entirely sure about the laws of Japan and putting up posters and stickers around the city, but it’s something im willing to find out the hard way. I’m not the type of person who usually watches a sad commercial and ends up pulling out a credit card to donate, but this really moved me. This short film moved me so much that I have already purchased my kit and I am counting the days until april 20th, 2012. I would write a brief summary of the video, but I would rather have people watch it instead.
The video posted here is a cc license video and is free, more like encouraged, to be shared with as much people as possible. I was thinking of ways to spread this video and WordPress was the best thing I could think of. Share, reblog, retweet, and spread this out to as much people as possible. I have done my part, im just waiting for the days.
“Nothing is more powerful than an idea, whose time
has come is now.”- Invisible Children