Monthly Archives: March 2009

I’ve Found Another Prophet of the Internet Revolution!

After going around and around and around in February about the future of the comics and Scott McCloud, it’s perhaps ironic that I may be adding his chief foil in the micropayment wars, Clay Shirky, to my RSS reader. I may have mentioned this before, but I’m astounded at the changes the Internet is wreaking […]

I’m not bringing back the Angst-O-Meter, because this is the good kind of drama.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized deleted system file.) While Ethan has been getting a bit of a rude awakening in the ins and outs of business, he’s mostly been dealing with it in his own Ethan way, so the biggest evidence Buckley has been on a reformation path is the most recent strip. Doesn’t Lucas […]

After Friday’s strip, my theory is that Oasis is a robot or cyborg of some kind. If that’s ridiculously blatantly contradicted by the strip itself, well, that proves my point.

(From Sluggy Freelance. Click for full-sized lots of missiles.) I have a big beef with Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance fame. I mean seriously. A big beef. Sluggy is one of the oldest webcomics on the Internet; it and User Friendly are the elder statesmen of webcomics, dating back to 1997. When I mentioned Sluggy […]

My Birthday (And Continuing) Book Wish List

Last summer, I made a list of books I was interested in with an eye towards pseudo-reviewing them and discussing them and their interesting ideas, or at least exposing myself to them. As it would be unlikely that I could buy them all (books are expensive, especially non-fiction ones, often running $20 a pop!), even […]

Random tangent

Why is it there seems to be no places with free Wi-Fi open in downtown Seattle open after 6? And why is it that Dailymotion works perfectly on my school’s wireless network… except when it comes time to actually load a video?

My Third Annual (Probably Totally Wrong) Bracket

I haven’t been paying much attention to college basketball this season, so this year’s bracket is probably going to be weaker than past ones. I have UNC beating UConn 76-69 and I picked that score entirely at random.

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

So when I mentioned that I was hoping to get a makeup post in for not putting up a post yesterday, I’d kind of forgotten about Wednesday being RID day. So lo and behold, the gazillionth astronomy RID!

Out with a whimper.

This is not the way I intended to do this. For the first time since July 14 of last year, I did not have a post on a weekday yesterday. I had been intending to continue The Streak until I hit the one-year mark. Oddly, that might have resulted in extending the streak into at […]

Sure it’s obvious, but it was necessary.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized performance review.) Normally, I defend Ctrl+Alt+Del. I defend it against accusations of Mary Sue-dom, I defend it against accusations that it’s unchanging, I even defend it against accusations of bad art. But Ethan’s yelling mouth in the last panel… is positively grotesque. As for the storyline? I’m watching it with […]

This is a bit later than I originally intended to do this, but…

I’ve finally added a link graphic page to Sandsday. Now you can support Sandsday by adding a pretty picture to your site! The navigation is now significantly different, no longer using the main site’s sidebar. The leaderboard (728×90) and skyscraper (160×600) images are bigger than I know what to do with at the moment, so […]