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its sad, but funny

Posted by dracoling

goats: the comic strip | by jonathan rosenberg | new comics every mon-wed-fri
(clipped from the 2010-02-01 comic at goats: the comic strip)



Posted by dracoling

First thing I said when I walked in the door tonight was "oh crap! is it still today?!"

Sorry for forgetting you today my poor blog. I'll post a doubleplusgood entry for tomorrow, and don't forget that the first Boredom Rampant show is happening tomorrow night (schedule TBD). Please post any suggestions for topics or whatever ASAP.

See you in a few hours!

Reading Material:

  • Devil's Panties (comic) - I loved my epic journey through the archives of this one. Thanks for reinspiring my love of doing insane things Jennie!

What it is

Posted by dracoling

People seem to assume that as a male of my generation who is involved in technology that I must be an avid player or even afficianado of video games. The truth is that I am rarely a consumer of that type of entertainment. When I was a kid we never had video games in the house. Now my sister is coowner of a local game store. Does this mean I have some kind of unconscious link to the video game news media? That I know when every new game comes out? All the rumor about the latest vaporware or your favorite ancient title that might he ressurected? Probably not, but I might be able to get a game that you used to love but forgot existed.

I may not know shit. About shit, but you can bet that I can find out.

Reading Material:



Posted by dracoling

In the interests of stimulating my poor decaying brain, I have decided to try to post at least one entry a day for the next 344 days. Today's entry is kinda useless, and there will probably be other useless entries, but its a goal.

Reading Material:
New Music:
Daft Punk - Discovery - Yes I know it's not new, but it's new to me and I've been listening to it obsessively.
Idea of the Moment:
Comic-bot, IRC/Web bot watches your 'subscribed' comics for new ones, upon request gives you the latest pull-sheet. Keeps track of when requested, how many new pages since last request. Ability to display "today's comics" pull-sheet via JSinclude on blogs.
Been done before? probably. Will do it anyway? probably.

Free is good, but…

Posted by dracoling

Many people think of the internet as the ultimate  "Land of the Free". Free software; free services; free everything. Few people stop to consider, "what does that mean for those who take their time and skills to create that which I consume freely?"

When I was younger, I simply took. And signed up. And downloaded. And got everything I possibly could. For free. Every site; every program. The free one was always the one I wanted. At the time this was the rule; if only because I didn't have any money, so I couldn't buy anything.

Now that I'm older and slightly more experienced, with a greater income line matched only by a greater expense line (and only more wealthy in that more money runs away from me every month,  so I guess that at least one line of the spreadsheet suggests I have more than I used to) I have begun making efforts to support those who make the free stuff that I enjoy most.

I appreciate their effort and can releate to the non-monetary expenses required to create something and allow others take it, use it, view it, share it with others, and even make parts or all of it their own. In addition to helping with the bottom line where I can, I would like to highlight the efforts of some of my favorite developers, artists, and writers, here on these pages. My hope is that I can share their work with our readers, so that maybe they all can enjoy and one day help to support these creators, themselves.

"I will give you my sword, and together we may fight and die. Or I can raise, for you, an army. And together we may all fight and live." - Anonymous