- Extension of Inform Seven Game
- By Tues - all rooms and simple descriptions
- By Thurs - one working ending
- Goals - To have fun, not be too stressed
- Refresher - On code for keys and locks, and character interaction
- Confidence - Creative capability
"Instead of yearning for a bigger budget, decide how to do things differently and successfully with what's available. Start thinking from zero-based premises" (110).
I found this interesting and I must have missed it in the original source. Eye Contact's budget is shrinking and it seems like we're trying to do everything with what we have and still raise money. Recently, we've decided to cut some things. We're cutting the amount of copies so as to have a larger book. We've raised just enough money to have a color cover next year.
We've put off ordering T-shirts, pencils, and other things that we'd like to have. We aren't printing the Pirates issue, but putting it online. We have a thermometer poster to show us how much we've raised. We're cutting corner's where we can and focusing on what we do have rather than what we don't.
"Anticipate trouble. Move quickly to confront it. When appropriate, apologize fully" (111).
This doesn't always help and my main problem is: "Don't bear grudges. Have an argument -- then move on to new business" (111).
This also interferes with the Setonian. When someone fails to write an article or gets into a personal conflict with me, it is difficult for me to let go and move forward with them. Really, I end up excluding them and I'll have to work on that.
- Know what pictures you need. Talk to the photo editor about which ones need to be imported. If there is no photo editor, talk to the section editor or the layout editor.
- Make sure the photos are in black and white. To do this follow step three to log on, but at "j" choose "Photos" intead of "Layout". If they are not B&W, start the grayscale process.
- Pull up the proper Quark layout file. It will be in the Setonian server, in the current semester/year/issue.
- First connect to the server.
- Go to "Go" on the Finder menu screen and scroll down to "Connect to Server"
- Choose the long "afp://ximages02.setonhill.edu" and click connect.
- Enter name and password as shown on papers beside the computers.
- Select Users and click OK
- By this time, you should have connected. If going on the internet and it asks for a keychain, click cancel.
- In the list of Users, find "setonian"
- Open Setonian file
- Pick appropriate semester and year
- Pick Layout
- Open working Quark layout. There should be only one.
- Find the pages that still need photos inserted and start.
- Click the empty picture frame you want to put a picture into. Picture frames should be black and 0.5 pt.
- Go to File. Then Import Picture.
- Make sure you're choosing from Setonian, the proper issue, and photos folder.
- When you single click on a picture, it will pull up a shot of it. If it is not in black and white, do not insert. Make sure here the blacks and black and whites are as white as possible for the best final image in the paper. If the picture is not bright, go to Photoshop and fix it please. When you're satisfied you have the right and best picture, click open/insert/ok/return.
- The picture should now appear in the frame. To move the whole frame, use the item or compass key above the content key.
- To move just the picture, use the content key as seen in the top left corner here.
- This picture is not big enough for the picture frame. Once a photo is in Quark, it cannot be formatted. In this case, record the X and Y readings (seen here in top tool bar, second set of measurements) and take those numbers to Photoshop to resize.
- Save the new picture on the Setonian server under the Photos folder and under an identifiable name with the tag "- resized".
- SAVE ALL CHANGES in the under the original name. Do not create a new Quark file.
In only two class periods, I was able to add the down movement, two more levels, solve the problem of giving one arrow key specific directions for specific times and costumes, and add another costume to hide my main character as she goes down a hole.
I also edited some of the backgrounds in order to make them more professional, though my artistic ability is far from professional.
The one thing I very much dislike about Scratch is that only one text box can be used on each background.