Missing Turkey (Day after Thanksgiving)

I had seen a turkey the other day in my neighbor’s yard. He was so large that he could only sit, and not move. Here is a picture of him below.

I checked the next morning to see if the Turkey was still there, but he had mysteriously disappeared. If anyone knows where I can find this Turkey, please contact me.

Through My Window

Here is the original assignment.

I walked out from my room. A long hallway stood between me and happiness: a window that peered off my deck onto the grassland and roads below.

How could I cross this impeccable distance? There were so many distractions in the way.

First, I stumbled over my cat. Meooow!

“Jeter, what in the world are you doing beneath my feet!”

After shooing him away, I was then caught by another distraction.

“Dinner’s ready!” Oh boy, this meant I had to travel in the opposite direction. A way without any windows, that’s for sure.

Upon finishing, I jetted across the hall: nothing could stop me now. I was determined to look out onto the chilly, dreary outside world. I approached the framed glass right as I realized…

I can’t believe it. I forgot my phone.

Window Scene

ET (Atari 2600) Packaging

Here is the original assignment.

Have you ever heard of ET for the Atari 2600? It could quite possibly be the most famous video game in history. Nearly every single sold copy was returned to the manufacture. The games were then aggregated and dumped collectively into a landfill in New Mexico. Read more about it.

The packaging wasn’t as bad as the game itself. That is why I could see myself being the packaging for E.T for the Atari 2600. I’d sell a bazillion copies, and then be reunited with my bazillion copies inside a landfill in New Mexico. And then I’d go down in video game history. Sounds like a good idea to me!

 

An uncomfortable, comfortable chair

Have you ever wanted to try something different? One thing you could try doing is flipping your computer chair upside-down, and then sitting on it. You may quickly realize that there is only one sure way to orient a computer chair, and that is with all the legs closest to the floor. However, for those adventurous souls, go ahead and give this a go! The worst that you’ll experience is a sore or two!

Buffer Overflow!!!

No one will understand this except for the true nerds. Here is the original assignment.

Basically, the story behind this photograph is that I am a huge nerd. I made traffic signs that appeal to programmers. The reason the signs are yellow is because yellow indicates caution.

The ‘<<‘ and ‘>>’ are shift operators in the C++ programming language. What they do is move memory ‘left’ and ‘right’. This can be dangerous if the memory is pushed out of its assigned boundaries, causing either an underflow of data (loss of data), or an overflow (loss of data integrity and potential corruption of nearby memory).

Boy would it be handy to be able to spot situations in a program when the buffers might overflow! These features are now common in static analysis tools.

The process behind this photograph is described below:

I used PAINT. Microsoft Paint. I drew two diamonds, and colored them yellow. I found a png image of a ‘<‘ symbol online, pasted it into paint, and copied the image until I had produced the overflow sign.

Afterward, I reflected the image and produced the underflow sign. I then added text to both signs, and saved the final product! Simply amazing.