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DS 106 Introduction Assignment

These are links to the accounts that will be used for the DS 106 course:

The required Twitter account is @VhudschN along with the required introductory post https://twitter.com/VhudschN/status/1218254067576852480, the Soundcloud account is https://soundcloud.com/user-579284186 , and the Youtube account is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdXWB_qE9JXx2EEbuyKh8Rg/?guided_help_flow=5

My primary mode of communication will be on this website, and I enjoy politics and history. I will happily debate any of these when I have time available to do so. I will accept any friend request send from classmates on the social media accounts, on weekdays I’m usually available after 4:00 pm EST on Mondays and Wednesdays, before after 5:00 pm EST on Tuesdays, before 5:30 pm EST and after 9:00 pm EST on Thursdays. I won’t usually check on the weekends, unless there is group work.

I am a fan of Paradox grand strategy games, such as Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Victoria II, Hearts of Iron IV, and Imperator:Rome, and I’m additionally a fan of Bungee’s Halo Reach, so if any of you all would be interested in multiplayer, send me a comment on the blog.

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Weekly Summary #1

This week was alright, I did not have much human contact, but I’m used to that. Except for a quick, required RA meeting, I went the entirety of Tuesday without seeing another human. I did my required work, kept to myself, and went to all of my classes. I had difficulty sleeping, and spent most of each day this week on less then 6 hours of sleep; on Thursday, for example I was awake from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm. For most of the Winter Break, I was on a nocturnal schedule, where I’d wake up for dinner, stay awake throughout the night, and go to bed at breakfast, which had disadvantages, but I was able to have most of the night to myself, without worrying about other people listening to me on my computer, not that I was doing anything illegal or bad, but it was a relief of pressure on my mind knowing that nobody else was listening in on me. I was encouraged to get a regular sleep schedule, so I hardly slept for a few days, but it destroyed my circadian rhythm, resulting where, no matter the time I go to bed, I’ll get up early in the morning, and where I’ll always feel tired at night, the one time where I can be on my own and mind my own business. I am a major in Computer Science, and the AI class I am enrolled in was interesting, where we discussed artificial intelligence and three basic categories of it: AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. One of my professors is enrolled in the class as a student, which is interesting to me, and difficult for me to grasp the concept of my superior participating in class as a fellow student, but it’ll give me more stories to tell when I’m old. My history class on early North American and US history is interesting, I enjoy the way it is set up as a lecture and discussion, where the professor will talk to us for a bit, and then us, the students, will process the information and answer questions back. My programming class is intriguing, but it’s late in the day, from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm, and I feel so tired during the lecture, maybe it was from the sleep deprivation, but I still get through and power through regardless. I have another online class, but all I needed to do this week was setting up a Google Virtual Machine. The worst part of this week was setting up the social media accounts; I always have, and always will hate and despise social media with a passion. I’ve always treated social media as unnatural and corruptive to the mind, where people would bring out their wretched cell phones to blindly follow others, listen to trends, and do dumbass challenges, like dumping a bucket of icewater on one’s head. People have stopped talking to eachother, and merely thumb on their tiny screens all day, only caring for pathetic and simple image manipulations on their favorite Instagram. Even worse, one’s personal information was at risk, especially with Cambridge Analytica, and people posting their entire lives on the internet; If one wanted to hunt down and kill a person, it would be easy to do so with all of that information posted. I enjoy having secrets, for the internet is not the place for one’s personal life. Every second I spent setting up Twitter and Instagram, I could feel my soul being violently ripped and teared out of me, as a man with pollen in the eyes fiercely scratches at his eyes. Instagram banned me immediately upon account creation, and had an error on making a second account, while Twitter defacto blocked me when I created the first account, but the second one worked out. I have never heard of Sound Cloud, but the account creation was straightforward. On Sound Cloud, however, I was greeted to disturbing pictures of disgusting, haggard people covered in tattoos, with many peaces of twisted jewelry and large holes in their ears. Why would anybody molest and dement their natural form to such a perverted shape? Such moldy, musty, and stretched colors upon body parts was greatly unsightly, quite frankly, they looked like people who would use drugs. This greatly bothered and frustrated me for hours, what would their ancestors who led to their creation think of them now? How could parents create and raise such children to be so alien and disgusting? I did set up my website, and it was fun to play with the HTML language, and I did post the first two blog post assignments: http://ds106.gloriousdudelsack.com/uncategorized/ds-106-introduction-assignment/ http://ds106.gloriousdudelsack.com/uncategorized/what-do-the-80s-mean-to-today-question-answer/ Earlier in the week, I continued a large weekly multiplayer Imperator:Rome game, where I led the Greek City State colony of Olbia to conquer much of the modern day Ukraine, here’s the official screenshot of this week’s multiplayer session: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/643526202698629120/667301962265526272/Imperator_16_01_2020_9_58_54.png I didn’t realize that Monday was a holiday until my Professor today wished us a happy, long weekend, so that was an exciting realization to end off the week.

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Radio Show Idea: 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident

In 1983, Soviet nuclear bunkers had a computer error which falsely reported that US nuclear missiles were inbound, and Soviet authorities almost launched nukes at the USA. We could do a 30 minute story dramatizing the tension in that room, with a climactic story and believable characters. Audio alarms could be going off in the background, with yelling officials and dramatic music, to create a hectic sense of confusion and drama, as one wrong move could start WWIII.

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DS Assignment bank: Create A Place

Under Water noises, could be used in a cheesy 1980’s music video intro.

Creation Process: Using Audacity, I desired to create an abnormal world, which can describe 1980’s popular culture, although I’m not a fan of the popular culture. I generated white noise, subdivided it, added a few effects, and used the PaulStretch function. I was tired from this week, but for me it sounds pretty foreign and alien, almost like strange beasts miles under the water. I can see part of it being used for a cheesy 1980’s music video intro, to create a sense of unease before the musicians play their music.

I chose the assignment because, out of the options available, it was one that allowed me to create something highly unusual.

Here is the original assignment link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-a-place/

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DS106 Assignment Bank Assignment: Auditory Hell

Google Chrome converted into a sound file sounds glorious; it makes a great alarm

I got the .exe file from an old version of the Google Chrome internet Browser, and read the raw data as an audio file in Audacity. The assignment asked for a horrible sound, and the worst sounds are when the computer tries to read as a sound file something that isn’t designed to be read as a sound file; it usually results in painfully loud white noise, random and chaotic screeching, or both. After importing Google Chrome’s .exe file, I found an excellent segment which combined the worst aspects of importing non-sound files, and saved that as a separate sound file. I choose the assignment because I use something similar to wake me up. Any sound which can cause a 20-year old college student with no coffee, 1 hour of sleep in the past 24 hours, and a tendency to sleep through alarms to immediately wake up and stay awake is a horrid sound in my books. Feel free to use this as an alarm, as it will work 100% of the time, I can guarantee.

Here’s the original assignment: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/auditory-hell/

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Audio Reflection Assignment

Sound adds atmosphere, and intensifies the mood. Sound impacts mood and creates atmosphere by adding another element to fixate on in the scene, further drawing in the viewer’s attention. Abumrad’s ideas about using sound are interesting, with his videos having sound being used to express emotion, such as the Astronaut communication being used to express emptiness.

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Weekly Summery #5

This week was long and tiring, I only ate on average 1 meal per day, and usually had between 2-5 hours of sleep per day. Programming was fun as always, but the rest of the week was exhausting, with me working until late in the morning on a few days, especially on Thursday-Friday where I had worked until 9:00 am on Friday morning. I ran out of tissues during the week, and with my nose in full allergy mode, it was annoying. With time being constrained, especially with my night class, I unfortunately missed the Tweet-A-Long assignment, but I hope next week will be better. Coordinating with my group members in my programming class has worked out good, and we expect a finished program by Sunday. I had honestly forgotten Valentines day was on Friday, and wouldn’t have known had it not been for Google’s unusual doodle. My Grandfather has had a hard time dealing with this week, this is the first Valentines day that he’s had since his wife died, and Sunday will be the first anniversary of her birthday since her death. In politics club, I had a good time for our week’s topic of religion, and I’m exited that my club will watch the presidential primary debate to scrutinize the remaining candidates. The last one we watched, we had a tally sheet to record points based off of what a candidate said, with a negative for each time they said something we strongly disagree with, and a positive for tolerate; Elizabeth Warren got a -65 for my sheet, lol. The sound in hell assignment was fun, so I could upload a horrid, loud, screeching noise certain to cause one’s eardrums to explode, I use something similar for my cell-phone alarm, which can wake and keep me up after only having one hour of sleep in the past 24 hours and no coffee. Last week I forgot about the write up, but I’ve made sure to do it this week in each Assignment Bank assignment, as stated in the Write-Up guide.

Links to this week’s assignments:

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DS 106 Bumper

The Bumper for pausing in-between radio music.

My goal was to keep the message strict and formal, while having some fun in sarcasm stating that listening was not required, but boosted ratings. Hopefully it would be straightforward enough to the point of keeping the listener’s attention until the next song played.

Assignment link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/sound-effects-story/

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DS106 Assignment Bank: Sound Effects Story

In 1983, Soviet nuclear bunkers had a computer error which falsely reported that US nuclear missiles were inbound, and Soviet authorities almost launched nukes at the USA. This story is about the first 30 seconds in the USA if Nuclear war had been accidentally started in 1983.

I created the story through 3 separate audio files, and put them together at increasing intervals until the loud sounds, which fades to many static sound effects. I recently saw a video on this incident, and it’s fascinating that, had it not been for one man who told his subordinates out of instinct not to fire, we would all be dead in the nuclear fire, all from a system error. Paranoid about copyright, as warned in the assignment, I created each sound file used by generating 3 distinct sounds in Audacity, then altering it to suit the need.

Assignment link: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/sound-effects-story/

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Weekly Summery #4

This week was long, but there were some good times. The Super Bowl was great, which constantly went back and fourth, with Kansas City coming back in the fourth quarter to win past a double point deceit. I spent many nights of staying awake until sunrise doing homework, and ran out of food during the week, so I had to ration food and skip most meals. Here are the assignments I did throughout the week: http://ds106.gloriousdudelsack.com/uncategorized/assignment-bank-assignment-colorize-it-3-stars/

Assignment Bank Assignment That’s Not What I Expected, 3 stars

Assignment Bank assignment Color Changer, 2.5 stars

20 minute Photoblitz

https://twitter.com/VhudschN/status/1225645230457638914

Think about the Visuals of Storytelling Answer

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Assignment Bank Assignment Colorize It, 3 Stars

Two colors have been altered

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Assignment Bank Assignment 256 Points, 3.5 stars

A 16×16 corndog