Yahoo has recently started animating the logo on their site. It reminds me of their early days on the web. I was such a fan back then that I made my own animation of their logo. The animated GIF above has a timestamp of 12/26/1996, I was 12 years old at the time.
Tomorrow I post the final page of the first Hacktivity story arc. It’s been quite a year working on it, and while I’m ready to do more with the series, I’m going to take some time off from it. At least the writing part, there’s still a lot to do regarding trying to get it out to people!
Besides my writing, there’s another side project I’ve been working on almost four years now. It’s a web app for independent authors to publish ebooks that I call Indie Aisle. While it hasn’t been a business startup success story, there’s a lot that I’ve learned from working on it and have not given up on it yet simply because I still find the work involved interesting.
Now excuse me while I take a break and go kill some zombie Nazis in South Park: The Stick of Truth!
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government. An exclusive look inside their year from hell and why the Internet will never be the same.
A good in-depth look at the Snowden leaks and their impact.
thirty years ago
I’ve blogged on an off in the past, but it was always about thoughts and ideas in the form of short articles. I seem to have missed the point of the logging part of blogging, so I’m going to give it a shot.
What I primarily want to cover is my efforts towards becoming a writer. Though I’ve attempted to write for years, I’ve only been seriously putting in the work for the past year and a half. So far, I’ve self-published a short story and am currently working finishing up a comic mini-series called Hacktivity.
This past weekend, I sat at a table at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con to promote Hacktivity to anyone willing to listen to me talk about it. I had some good conversations and met a bunch of great people. I’m enjoying doing the cons more and more and will hopefully be attending more of them in the future.
Earlier this evening, I watched “what.”, a comedy special by Bo Burnham. I’ll leave you with a clip of my favorite part from it.
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Since I was a harsh critic of the film when I first saw the preview clip that was released, I’d like to follow up by saying that after actually watching the entire movie, I thought it was a good.
I’d also like to state for the record how I watched the movie: on an Apple TV, as an iTunes rental, using my iPhone’s Remote app as the remote control.