I’d recommend you to stick with the exercise requirements, at least if you want to pass the exercise.
Now for playing purposes, you could follow this:
Say we log in Donald Trump’s computer. It doesn’t know anything like “Alpha_Ly” user or data. The IDE is much like DT’s computer, just cleaner.
this has not meaning in DT’s computer.
You create the directory, and subdir
mkdir -p /home/alphaLy/plays and direct the system log there.
Something like this