Posts Tagged ‘web comic’

The world we live in and life in general

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

So much happens on a day to day basis to me and everyone else that there is no possible way to for everyone to keep everyone posted on the goings-ons and what-nots of their lives at all times.  It’s just not possible.  So we share small samplings of our lives on bliggity blogs and our face-spaces and we move on.  Years ago we didn’t even do that much.

Kira and Michelle have both been sick for a little over a week now.  So far, I have been very lucky to not yet get sick.  The wife went through antibiotics and had no result so more than likely she has viral bronchitis just like our poor baby girl.  Kira has to breath in medicine in vapor form from a mask hooked to a loud machine.  She was basically tolerant of the experience at first but I think her patience is getting thin for that routine.  Not sure how much longer she needs that treatment but hopefully not too long.  She seems to be a bit better.

Kira continues to amaze me with her progress and ability.  Michelle continues to amaze me in taking care of Kira every day and the house and everything else.  I know she thinks I don’t appreciate her and the hard work she does every day but I do.  I really do.  I am very proud of both of them.  I really don’t think that Kira would be so well adjusted and amazingly advanced if it weren’t for Michelle being with her every day and working with her and taking care of her.

We have been getting the run-around with Graebel… again.  You may remember we had issues with them back in October of last year.  Well, to one extent or another we have had continual issues since then as well.  Now for the past few months we have been dealing with trying to get our insured items covered and repaired.  Some things have worked out and many things haven’t but nothing has gone smoothly.  You can read up on the current problems over at the wife’s site.  I have given up dealing with them and turned them over to her to deal with.  I’m betting they are now wishing that they would have just worked things out with me.  If we ever decide to move to a new city again with my current employer I will do everything I can to NOT use Graebel for that or any other move.

I’ve been busy working on a few different projects at work.  I’m working on getting some new security software rolled out to all of our computers (actually our Altiris guy is doing all the work) and I’m in the final stages of getting ready for a big office integration in New York City.  I do not look forward to being away from the wife and our little girl while working on that project and I’m sure Michelle isn’t looking forward to it either.  But I don’t have to travel too often and I’m still employed so I do what I have to do.

We were planning on migrating from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to the new Exchange 2007 and I’ve been working on the testing and planning of that for a few months.  However, now that Microsoft is releasing the next version (2010) earlier than expected, and faster than any other major revision cycle in history for that product, we are now on hold.  The idea is that we will now skip Exchange 2007 and go directly to 2010.  OK cool.  We can do that.

I have been working on some new comics for A Little Scary in my “spare” time but I missed my re-launch date of June 1st already.  I’m hoping to get a couple done soon.  Here’s hoping.  I don’t want to start up again without at least a small buffer or I’ll just end up getting discouraged again when a deadline comes and goes with no update.

Bonus points if you can tell me where I got the title of this post.

Comic update

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

On Monday, A Little Scary posted comic number 60.  Not a bad mile marker if I do say so myself.  At the end of the month I am shooting for another goal… well, two goals actually.

The first is that the last week of October will feature three comics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to celebrate Halloween.  This is not going to be the new schedule for ALS but it is something I’ve been wanting to try to see if I can update on a more demanding schedule.  I think I can but with moving into a new house and our first baby due to be born around that same time I don’t want to make any commitments I can’t honor.

The second goal is a bit trickier.  ALS has, for the most part, been a pretty tame comic and I want to keep it that way.  There’ve been some bizarre or gross things from time to time because that’s just the kind of person I am.  I have never felt like I was above a fart or poop joke or anything like that.  I relish in the fact that the characters are who I want them to be and they have no shame in that.  And this brings me to that second goal.  The final comic of October will be posted on Halloween and it will be the most disturbing comic yet.  It’s bad enough that it may polarize my meager audience and I may lose a few readers over it.  I hope not, but with how people are nowadays you have to assume that someone will be offended.  I’m hoping people will be shocked but enjoy it for what it is.  I won’t say anything more about it than that.  Even if I lose every single reader over the comic it will have been worth it.  Because I think it’s funny and I am not ashamed of that.

That being said, make sure you tune in to A Little Scary today because I think today’s comic is particularly funny.  And if you are worried about your delicate sensibilities… well… maybe you should just skip the comic on Halloween.  You have been warned.

Sunday night and gassy

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I found a red Velcro strap behind my computer this afternoon. I have no idea where it would have came from and I’ve never had Velcro straps for my cables before. Which reminds me: locals don’t know what Velcro is. They call it ‘magic tape’ in English and I have no idea what they call it in Cantonese. Actually I did, but I forgot. Not exactly something that comes up often in conversation.

There will be a new comic up tomorrow on schedule (or shed-yule as the Brits here would say) over at A Little Scary. Still plugging along and getting some good feedback so far on that. If you haven’t taken a moment to have a look, please do and let me know what you think.

Burrito (our newest pet) knocked a bunch of stuff of this goofy cabinet/drawer thing that Muse got to go next to the door. My camera was in with that stuff. I know he wasn’t targeting the camera as a malicious act (well he could have been, he IS a cat) but it still pisses me off. Seems like it works, but well have to see if it still takes good pictures.

That’s all then. For those of you in the States, enjoy your Sunday. I’ll be off to bed soon and dreading work in the morning.

A Little Scary

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I’ve previously mentioned that I’m working on another web site. And that it wasn’t ready yet. And that I’d post more details later. Well, it may not be completely in the shape I’d like it to be in but it is completely functional so far.

I present to you my new web comic A Little Scary (http://alittlescary.com) for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure). There isn’t much there yet, but you will find the first two comics I’ve posted on what I’m hoping will be a regular Monday and Thursday schedule. This will also be where I post any new (or old) art that I’ve worked on, probably as filler material when the comic is running behind schedule.

So please take a moment to pop over and look at what’s there so far. It’s just the beginning and I’m still learning a lot as I go along. If you don’t think it’s terribly funny, then you won’t be alone. It’s just introductions right now and I think that it will get better as I go along. Please leave comments on one or both sites to show your support!

Thanks!