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    • CommentAuthorC_Murphy
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008 edited
    @ Jeff Holland

    I've heard some success stories from people who've connected with artists through Digital Webbing. Although, granted, the best stories I've heard out of there were people who paid, but I'm not sure how much they paid.

    Digital Webbing
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
    Got all cleaned there's new stuff on flickr.

    @Rantz- Sushi is a wonderful thing to be a monster about; good for your daughter!!!

    @ericmillikin- Wow!
    • CommentAuthorJamesMoore
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
    Jeff Holland:

    Thanks for the resume advice. That actually gives me an idea on how to flesh it out in the coming year.

    I actually live in a city, Columbus, Ohio. It's more a matter of how to find/meet people in general. I have considered moving, but that will take some saving before I could afford to do so.

    I know 25 shouldn't be significant, and once I'm past it it'll seem less important. It's just a tendency on my part to get reflective at certain times.It'll pass.
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
    Two private planes crashed into each other today about an hour from where I live. What's really freaking me out is not the fact that two planes crashed, or that three people in the planes died, but the fact that a person in a car on the road below where the planes crashed was hit by the shrapnel and was killed. If you get in a plane, I feel like you sort of mentally prepare yourself for the possiblilty of a crash, and of course dying. (As much as one can prepare themselves, I guess.) But the person driving in their car?!? They were just trucking along, enjoying the beautiful Southern California day until WHAM!-life is over.

    Kind of makes me want to go have meaningless sex with a ridiculously gorgeous person, or something.
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    I think I might have broken my rib again.
    • CommentAuthorDJrock3k
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008 edited
    Having a weird time as usual.

    Went to the MakePhilly event, probably the oldest guy there, Me and Mike Victor. A guy (No Carrier)was giving a talk on doing video using Nintendo Entertainment Systems and hacked cartridges. He was accompanied by a guy (Cheap Dinosaurs) doing music using Gameboys and a program/hardware combination called LSDJ. I had Mike bring a portable music system and amp so he brought the mini KAOSpad and the KAOScillator. I brought the Macbook as well as the TriggerFinger and Xsession Midi Controllers. We all ended up jamming. Invited the room to the whole Philadelphia Science Fiction Society round. I'm was elected VP last meeting.
    Later, went clubbing and just got back in. A real hotbed of human social interaction, never thought I'd be hanging in a club at this age, but it's more like the British concept of "the Local" for me, cheap drinks, nearby, and interesting. A great way of avoiding hanging in the house, and being a unreconstructed meat market, always fun to watch dressed up people hit on each other Too high an "unsmiling guys standing around the dance floor" to "groups of girls dancing" ratio, so I left early.
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
    I should be sending an email to my dad, and then working on some writing. But, "should be" and "are" are miles apart sometimes. My stomach is still upset from the Cloverfield experience. Shakey-cam is not my friend.

    So, lists (because lists are so nice)

    • Email my dad.

    • Get another gingersnap to settle my stomach

    • Write at least one of the two things in my head down

    • sleep before work tomorrow.

    so, I guess this means its time to get on with it.
      CommentAuthorJohn Lewis
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    I should be drunk right now. All of my best writing and ideas happen when drunk. However, my grammar suffers.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008 edited
    I'm trying to get a sense of how to talk to Stockholm nerd boys (well, girls too but as usual with my academic areas of interest there aren't many around).
    It certainly is not any where near as bad as that one conference in Hong Kong, but so far I am finding people find me interesting from a distance but no one is really talking to me.

    So I am, for the moment, having a bit of a lonely time. Which might sound odd for a reclusive introvert to say, but I always find being alone on my own terms very different from being alone in a crowd full of people who certainly aren't ignoring me but aren't socially engaging with me either.

    I have new plans for today though. Oh yes. I will make them speak.
    Or something.
    ...or possibly I'll just stand alone in the corner again and say the occasional thing about neural networks when it comes up.
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    Does it still count as Sunday? I haven't gone to bed yet.
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    I was seems to me that we are due a format change. Books like Fell and Cassanova are doing the slimline thing while Powers and Criminal seem to be adopting a larger page count. Many publishers outside Marvel and DC are looking at original graphic novels and Tokyopop seems to be killing everybody. Web comics are becoming more and more abundant, plus DC is getting into the game with Zuda (no idea how well that is doing for them). I've seen a few web comics get turned into printed collections while companies like Wowio also make it possible for books to see digital distribution.

    So I ask...where do you see the industry going and why?
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    I decided I'm going to leave my job soon. I need to start looking for a career-type day job. Something related to art. I've never given it much thought before.
    • CommentAuthormadeofmeat
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    I owe lots of money to lots of people. A while ago one of the biggies said they'd settle for X amount if I could get it to them within three months. This month is my last payment. Wham.

    My one year anniversary at work is coming up. I've already supervised an extra shift that came in waaay ahead of goal, I've only taken one sick day in a year, and I'm the only person in the shop who hasn't seriously hurt himself or made an expensive mistake. Whether or not it's as much as I ask for, I will get a fat raise.

    I'm still nervous as hell about being Best Man at my friend's wedding in DC this July. I've known the guy for 17 years and I get exactly one chance at this. And it'll be blind: I've never met his mom and I've never met his fiancee. Oh, just pause for a minute and love the situation with me, Warren. I refuse to to try to quit smoking until well after this wedding.

    I throw knives a lot better than my brother in law. He's jealous. We're going to collaborate on a book about zombie/apocalypse survival. Not one of those 50 page ha-ha guides, but a multihundred page guidebook. With any luck, it will rock and make us, if not rich, temporarily comfortable. He's got kids and I've got vices. You've got to take care of both.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    Somehow, the 'throwing knives' comment and the 'Best Man' comment keep trying to run together in my mind. It leads to interesting ideas
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    My zombie escape plan?

    After a trip to the local gun store, make my way to a ferry, and park that shit in the middle of the bay.
    No way on for a zombie, and enough food to last for a while, and if I HAVE to I can cruise around for the safest possible place to dock, and re-supply.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    Damn, man, haven't you seen Pirates of the Caribbean? They'll walk along the bottom and climb your anchor rope.
      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    The other night we had a hip hop show at work. It turned out to be a show populated by high schoolers, and wannabe gangster high schoolers at that.

    I watched a generation raised entirely by TV. Made me wanna weep.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    contemplating the cinematic suicide of Steven Seagal

    this may amuse you, then: In Honor of the Lord High Corpulence
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    And with that, Sunday night is definitely over. Good morning, Whitechapel.