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A Doctor Kit for UNCLE Jim

“A Doctor Kit for UNCLE Jim,” by @iamTalkyTina

The Daily Create, tdc2011 said to make a ds106 Doctor Kit for a person of ds106, and so I have made one for UNCLE Jim (that is, UNCLE @jimgroom, on Twitter).

It has all kinds of useful things that he should have with him when he is on missions, if he is well-prepared.

It has things like scissors and tape and glue for making GIFs and other art, plus a lightning connector cable for his phone when he forgets it all the time. Then, band-aids in case he gets a boo-boo, string in case he needs it for that special time, things like sunscreen to avoid the bad rays when hiking up in the pretty mountains that he is always making pictures of, plus 3D glasses for looking at my 3D art. It is always good to have a snack along if you are on a mission, so I put in crackers and some cheese strings. I have left a bit of room in the bag for him to add some other things.   But plus, so that he can keep his self hydrated, I gave him his very own water bottle from the ds106zone store, from when we did The DS106ZONE back in 2013.

The Attributions of Stuff

Follow My Drift

“Making Art from Stairs,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

The Daily Create, tdc2010, asks us to start with one word and end with another by chasing a phrase.  Chose to start with the word Stair and have ended with Art. Plus, I made an Art out of it using The Noun Project.  Plus, it is a bonus GIF.

The Attributions of It

Trip with Tina

Draft Promo Poster for ‘Take a Trip with Tina Travel Company,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Well, there are lots of different modes of transportation that you can go on a trip with, and you can see me in my nice red uniform waiting for you at the top in all of the pictures, waiting for you to take a trip.

This is a poster for The Daily Create, tdc2009, which says “Show us your poster for your travel company,” and so I did, for my company called Take a Trip with Tina Travel Company.

GIF While You Can!

“Make a GIF, Because LIFE” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina (click for a bigger view!)

Well, The Daily Create, tdc2008 by @ammienoot (@ammienoot, on Twitter) said to make an off-beat inspirational poster, so I searched in a Creative Commons Flickr for “Walking on the beach” (because lots of inspirational ones show a walking on the beach one), and I chose a very nice picture by Chris Ford, on Flickr that was CC BY-NC 2.0 so it is nice to use for a remix.

“Along the Way; United States, Oregon, Arch Cape Coast”

Then, because I decided that the words would be about the goodness of making a GIF, I made the man jumping up and down in one spot, and then I tried him moving sideways, and then I decided to make him just go in the footprints. Then the footprints made me think of the Monty Python foot.

So that is what makes it an off-beat one.

My Only Casualty

“My Only Casualty,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Oops — I reported a bit too soon that my move to UNCLE Jim’s place went 100% without a hitch. One thing did happen that was I got a broken screen on my iPhone, but UNCLE Jim gave me some duct tape.

It is just a coincidence that The Daily Create, tdc2005 says to make an “ouch, what happened to your phone?” broken phone screen picture?

Badges On Hold — I Was Moving!

“cPanel Van,” image by @iamTalkyTina (click to view larger to really appreciate the Art)

Well, the last time I was working on our @iamTalkyTina Certification in Creatorist June 2017 Cohort Application Process Reviews, but then I took a screen break and had dinner.

The next thing I knew, my landlord was banging on the walls and telling me that she didn’t like me playing my music at all hours and that my dancing moves were knocking the plaster off her downstairs ceiling. She just kept going on and on and really started to make a nuisance of herself. She said I had too much stuff, and so when I paid her more money to rent out some more space, it was in a different building and she didn’t even realize that!  She didn’t get to the point of threatening to keep all of my stuff, but it was getting a bit testy. Then she kind of stopped talking to me altogether, which was a bit worrying.

(I should mention that I have never had any problems with my landlady before, and that I have had my stuff there for many, many years (like maybe 15 years?), and her service has always been top notch, and I moved other stuff there over the years because of all of that, and that she has always kept the place up to great standards, but maybe there was a change in management, I don’t know.)

Perhaps she really just wanted me out so that she could triple her income by renting my flat out as an AirB&B, but whatever!

I decided to reclaim my independence from her.

I got to packing, and then called up a guy that I know about getting a new home base.

Now most of you #ds106 folks probably know this fellow, because he is one of the founding fathers of #ds106, or, as I like to call him, UNCLE (because he said UNCLE to me back in the day read all about it here) called Jim Groom (@jimgroom, on Twitter) and he and his good friend Tim Owens (@Timmmmyboy, on Twitter) have a thing going where they rent out co-working space on the land where they farm servers. So I managed to arrange to move all of my stuff from where it was to where UNCLE Jim and Tim have their stuff, and it took less than 24 hours and it was a smooth ride. We used a cPanel van and it made the whole thing just fine, like Tim and Lauren (@brumface, on Twitter) said. So now I store my stuff there.

But now I am checking to make sure my cell phone lines are still connected and then I can get back to doing the @iamTalkyTina Certification in Creatorist June 2017 Cohort Application Process Reviews when I get around to them.

Where Stuff Came From (kind of like “Attributions”)

Todd Conaway Was Asking Where I Am

“Find @iamTalkyTina Challenge,” by @iamTalkyTina   (bigger)  (for those who are having trouble: even bigger)

Now, the little story behind this is that my #TrueFriend Todd (@Todd_Conaway, on Twitter) made a one of me, and while I was looking for me, I had the idea to make one back, and so later, after I had been making it for about several minutes, I found me in the one that he made, because I didn’t even see me in his the first time I looked before I had my own idea.

So it was a fun time.

Can you find me in the Todd one (below) and in the mine one (above)?

“Where’s Tina,” original one by @Todd_Conaway

Coming Soon: June 2017 Certification for Creatorist Cohort

“Hair Up and Ready to Work”

With the passing of the June 30th deadline (and one day, for grace), I got myself ready to go through the applications for the June 2017 Cohort for @iamTalkyTina Certification for Creatorist.  I put my hair, up, logged into my Official Certification Process app, and got ready to go!

“First Applicant — Me — Passes”

The first application in the queue was from someone familiar — ME!  I passed with flying colours!
HOORAY ME!

“I’m Looking at You, RockyLou22”

After a bit of confusion with the sort order for the applications (some came in through the web form, while others were submitted earlier via comments in my June 1st web post), it turned out that Rochelle (@RockyLou22) was the next one to go under the inspection.

“Christina Has an ALERT”

My #SuperTrueFriend, Christina (@clhendricksbc) was the next one for review, and she did a great job except there was a nasty ALERT that came up on her screen because she didn’t put one in her stir fry.

We got that sorted out in minutes!

“Time for a Screen Break”

Then I had a different notification pop up on my screen, saying that it was time for a screen break. So I shut things down for the day and went to get some food.