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Mini comic posted

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Hey, in case you weren’t looking, ‘A Trip to Weeki Wachee’ just posted on the bean.  Start reading now.

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

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This is a crazy good video about an amazing and terrifying thing.  I was reading through my feeds and found it at Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus.

Home – 24-Hour Comics Day

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I just signed up for  24-Hour Comics Day.  Registration is open.  Go go go.

Your brain on your computer

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How did I not know about this?  Years moaning over the inability to affix tags and notes to word and excel documents to make file browsing more coherent.  Years of making lists and documenting and organizing my creative pursuits in unwieldy Microsoft folder systems.   How did I not know or even consider that someone with more code intelligence than I had already tackled the problem?  HOW?

Can you tell I’m broken up about this?  I am both frustrated and excited.  So this is how it works.  Somehow, in the midst of looking for something else I found code {4} lib.  And I thought, ‘Wow, this is a fabulous online journal on stuff I’m professionally interested in, in speak that’s a little over my head’ – which translates to: learn new things LeEtta, go go go!   code {4} lib is also a blog, conference, community and listserv.  I promptly subscribed to the listserv because I could find no other way to feed information from code {4} lib into my head and I didn’t want it to be forgotten in my plethora of bookmarks.

The listserv lead me to The Brain -a mind mapping software that allows for mapping and organizing files and thoughts, interrelating those thoughts, adding notes and tags to those thoughts, and finally, making everything searchable.  It’s fabulous.  The introductory webinar recording (oh, and they have live webinar question/answer sessions weekly), mentioned a few other products.  One of these was FreeMind – an open source and free mind mapping software.  FreeMind is also nice enough to list out alternatives so I’m not going to go into them here.

I’m thinking of trying out The Brain‘s free version/trial.  It looks a little more like what I wanted to do with my filing system to make it more navigable.  But I’m kind of inspired by FreeMind‘s 2D-ness.  It would’ve been indispensable when I was trying to map out a choose your own adventure story.  That was a clunky challenge.  I’ve got another one in the works, so…I will explore.  And, I’ll probably report back.

 

Levi Levi pg 73

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A Dream I Had

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In an epic battle in the middle of some desert the gods were fighting.  All manner of mythical beast fought each other and this lady here was one of the grandest – and the biggest.  She was like the battling ram for the good guys (and yeah, she kinda looks like someone I know – that’s how dreams work, right?).

So she charged in and made it over the walls to the enemy fortress but is taken down by the bad king’s bow and arrow, which look more like a harpoon gun.

And then, from her inert form spring twin angels with bows and arrows.  Their mind is one mind and, speaking without saying anything, they shoot the king.  And, I wake up.

Recipes – cous-egg-gus

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I was inspired to this by an honest to goodness recipe, or something, that I saw online during the days when I had enough time to look at food photo blogs.  Ah!  those were the days!  Anyway, I modified it a little and it is a solid ‘everyone loves it’ dinner for any time of year.

Ingredients:  Cous cous (I like the parmesan one though the original makes more), asparagus, eggs, parmesan cheese

Do:  get the cous cous started in a pot with the directions on the box and put the asparagus in a pan with some oil.  Saute saute saute the asparagus.  When the cous cous is done, add some parmesan cheese (even if you got the parmesan cheese one).  Dish on to plates.  Layer the sauteed asparagus on top of cous cous.  Now comes the tricky part.  I like to fry my eggs in the same pan I sauteed the asparagus with because I hate extra dishes.  This can require some finesse and has resulted in some smokey kitchens in my time.  You don’t have to use the same pan if you don’t want to – it might be less tricky to get the temperatures right.  Finally, layer fried egg on asparagus that already on cous cous and shake a liberal helping of parmesan on top.  There you have it.

I only gave it a name here because ‘egg on asparagus on cous cous with parmesan’ was too long for the title.  Oh, and I hear there are places in the states that cannot get asparagus year round, so my comment about any time of year could be incorrect.  I’m sorry for you if you cannot; that is a terrible state of affairs.

Airplane study

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Mini-comics day success

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Well I succeeded in drawing out a mini-15 page story about a memory I have of going to Weeki Wachee water park as a kid.  I am fairly certain they couldn’t get away with a rope swing into the river any more.  I think the days of condoned childhood danger are over.  And that makes no sense to you because you haven’t seen the story yet!  Don’t worry.  I am going to load it up and run it from my Comic page.  Look back for it next week – I want to give some time to get the finished product in the mail for those that requested it.

Mini-comic day going going going

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The cover for my min-comic.  I am assembling as I type.  Well…not really, I can’t assemble and type at the same time.  But, I’ll be assembling as soon as I stop typing and I was doing some assembling before I began typing.  Yes.

Need a sandwich.

IT’S MINI COMICS DAY!!!!

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And after a hard morning of chores I am GO!

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John Allison’s Scary Go Round

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I talked about Scary Go Round by John Allison before.  I love the stories.  I love the style.  Mr. Allison is a fantastic comic artist and story teller.  At some point during my frequent visits to his site he managed to tug the strings of poor artist empathy in me while at the same time wooing me with pulpy and palpable copies of the comics I love online.   I am endlessly impressed by artists who do not fill their time with solid reliable work the way I did.  John Allison is just such a person.  Instead he valiantly struggles on as an independent cartooner.

If you have not yet, you should check out Scary Go Round presents Bad Machinery.  And use your reliable paychecks to pick from the fabulous things for sale in his shop.

At the Expense of the Listener: Bonjour French Ladies

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Hey, I blog over At the Expense of the Listener, did you know?  It’s all music and music videos.  Check it out: Bonjour French Ladies.

Levi Levi pg 72

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Unicorns

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I can’t really explain it.  I must have been feeling my inner my little pony.

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