Alright, ds106 community.  Just wanted to give a formal announcement that the Mafia will be shutting its doors as of this week.  It’s been a great semester and a good time working with and getting to know everyone.  At least, everyone’s internet personalities.  Thanks for everything and good luck to all! – CWalk aka… Read more »


Closing Time…

The case of “findNoirCat” has finally come to a close.  It came to a screeching halt when I had the realization that we had never looked in the one place no one though she would be… Jump on our website for the latest information and to see  how the case shakes out! LINK BELOW Welcome to… Read more »



The Mafia has spotted the cunning NoirCat in downtown Fredericksburg earlier this week.  I was inside Benny’s pizza getting one of those Chicken Bacon Ranch slices (actually I got 2, because I’m a boss) and one of my fellow members snapped a pic of what appeared to be NoirCat strolling on the other side of… Read more »


Without deviation, progress is not possible…

This week, I deviated from updating on the progress of the case we have been working on this week.  Clients wanted updates by Wednesday of this past week, but I have been so busy trying to tie up lose ends and following leads that it just wasn’t possible.           Needless to… Read more »


Get with the program

  Just registered my agency with the head agents on the Noir106 site.  You should probably do this ASAP if your agency has any hope of keeping up. Just a heads up, or maybe a warning.  Take it how you please. – Vinny D


Only a fool would skip work in April

So, Week 11 is up.   I completed two daily creates this week. Below are the assignments that I completed:  What the hell is a Rhinoroo? The Economy’s Taking a Dump What a Pinteresting Thought… Here is the comments I made this week (these are the one’s I could find, I made plenty more): It wasn’t… Read more »


What a pinteresting thought..

Every now and then I hop on Pinterest to get some ideas.  Ideas for cars, gifts for the mob, family vacations, new toys and also the private jet I’m looking into.  You can check out my board below! Vinny D is everywhere, you can even find him on Pinterest!  He made his own board… Read more »


The economy’s taking a dump

In honor of our booming economy here in Brooklyn, I thought I would grace everyone with an updated copy of my resume.  Anyone and everyone with half a brain would hire me to work at their place.  I’ve done it all and can do it all! Devilish good looks and excellent customer service? Psh… might… Read more »


What the hell is a Rhinoroo?

Saw this guy when I was on a hunting trip with my Mafia brothers in South Africa last summer.  The guide said it was called a Rhinoroo?  Don’t ask me, I have no idea what that is and I don’t want to know how it happened… I couldn’t eat for the rest of the trip… Read more »


Creative mind at work here…

Only 2 daily creates this week..  but in no way am I complaining.  The streets keep me busy, so keeping up with this internet stuff is the last thing on my list. Anyway, here ya go:   First, I made Black a Happy Birthday Card.  She deserves it, and I hope she had a good… Read more »

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    A Noir Valentine’s Card

    For one of the design assignments, I decided to go with designing a Noir themed Valentine’s Day card.  I am pretty new to the whole image editing game, so I wanted to choose assignments that would force me to step my game up.  Also, I just finished card shopping (I know its a little late),… Read more »

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    Copyright and Creative Commons

    Copyright Law is a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their effort.  It dates way back to the eighteenth century when Noah Webster was trying to protect his revenues from his… Read more »

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    Slacker Noir

    One of our “to-dos” this week was to watch one of the movies off of the list provided on the Noir106 weekly post.  The Big Lebowski is a movie I have seen before, but I thought I would check it out again after having learned more about Noir.  I wanted to try and pick apart the movie… Read more »

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    Canon’s A-Firing

    The Vignelli Canon is a significant piece when it comes to the world of Noir.  Massimo Vignelli, the booklet’s author, was an exceptional graphic designer who set the tone for design even before our new age computer design was available. Prior to reading The Vignelli Canon, I’d had little to no experience with design.  In… Read more »

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    Week 4.. Over and Done

    This week in ds106 was exciting, to say the least.  I loved the audio assignments and getting to work with GarageBand.  I am familiar with Audacity in its entirety, so I wanted to play with GarageBand on my Macbook to learn some new software.  The first assignment I did using GarageBand was my Call me a… Read more »

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    Sound Fx Story

    For this a required Audio Assignment this week, we were instructed to tell a story using only audio and sound fx.  I did use some music for added effect, so hopefully I don’t get any points taken off for that! When trying to come up with ideas for this sound Fx story, I browsed around… Read more »

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    Call me a radio host..

    One of our assignments this week was to create a radio bumper for DS106 Radio.  After tweeting along with the audio films the other nights, I was playing with a few ideas about how to develop this bumper.  Long story short, after listening to all the excellent posts from other students, I tried to think a… Read more »

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    There’s a storm inside my brain.

    This week, we were directed to brainstorm ideas for our upcoming radio show.  You could imagine my initial thoughts of this having never done anything like it before… Needless to say, I had no issue coming up with ideas.  I read over all who have posted regarding this so far and found that many people… Read more »

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    The Beatmaster

    One of our Audio Assignments was to create a beat of our own from scratch using an audio program.  Myself and a buddy (who raps) used to sit around and make beats all of the time, but I have never used GarageBand so I figured I would give it a shot on my Macbook pro.  Needless to… Read more »

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    It’s Puppy Love

    I was hoping when I saw the title of today’s daily create, that we would get to take a picture of our puppy and upload to Flickr.  Little did I know, that it was going to be this little guy with a caption.  Fortunately, he is pretty adorable himself, and I happen to be an… Read more »