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Building, Part 10

I’m not sure why this isn’t more widely implemented.  I mean, you work off of networked VM sandboxes for the most part, all you really need is a way to log in and use a native shell based text editor.  Not to mention, with a Pi you don’t really have sufficient additional resources to screw around on the internet when you should be working.  Think about it; you wouldn’t equip hammers with little wifi-enabled screens that let contractors watch cat videos in mid swing, would you?  We’re talking an increase in productivity of at least 3%.

Not much new to report hereabouts on this most lovely of days, Friday.  The cool thing is, Friday means something to me this weekend since I’ll be off call for the first time in a month.  This means more time to devote to my blue haired girl’s misadventures and commentaries, and other non work related endeavors.  I have many things in various stages of development and I hope to have the chance to move forward now that September is on the way out.

If you’re a reader of the RGBros comic, Josh just fired up a Patreon page to provide a little bit of comic-generated bread and cheese.  Why not toss a shekel or two in his hat if you enjoy his work?  It’s a fairly well peer-reviewed conclusion that Artists need similar sustenance to the rest of us.

I’ll be back next week with the comic, and hopefully some more videos.  Till then, folks, till then!

:Dan

 

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Building, Part 9

And here’s where things start coming together.  Or, at least, here’s where I attempt to make things start coming together.  This little flashback storyline should be wrapping up in the next few comics, and then it’s back to glorious color!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to drop a line, comment, and offer feedback on social media.  If you haven’t liked or followed, subscribed to the subreddit, or to the youtube, why not rectify all of that? I’m also experimenting with additional platforms like vid.me, because why not?

Whew, now that we’re past that link salad, let me state for the record that I’m perfectly happy if you stay on this site and bypass all of the above, but those platforms certainly help spread the word, and I’ll never complain much about any such thing.  The more folks who know about our blue haired software engineer, the more I’ll be able to do with her and her world.

Till Friday,

:Dan

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Building, Part 8

Happy Friday, and here’s a comic for your trouble.

I had no idea the Archies were so prolific.  I mean, the cartoon was still airing in reruns when I was just getting started on this planet, but until recently I never bothered to really look beyond the obvious “Sugar Sugar,”  which, let’s be honest, was the only song they really needed to release.  It’s so damn profound that I’m sure the formula to unraveling reality lies sequestered within its joyous harmonies, just waiting to be discovered.

The song was covered by Mary Lou Lord with Semisonic, and was featured on perhaps one of my favorite albums of all time, Saturday Morning. This was the version I listened to all throughout my 20s.  (For those younger folks, the title of the album was significant because TV networks would air hours long blocks of animated programming starting early on Saturday mornings—a concept clearly invented by exhausted parents—and this became a childhood institution for my generation.  Needless to say, the advent of streaming on demand content rendered it obsolete.)

Anyway, my original point was, the Archies actually have an incredibly extensive catalog of music for an animated band, and until recently I had no idea. I’m talking about 5 dozen songs available on the Spotify.  Seriously.  It’s interesting to dive in to this cavern of bubblegum and hear references to then relevant pop culture, for example Rock Hudson (Think Chris Hemsworth or Brad Pitt of his time).  Guilty pleasure?  Not in the least.  Long live Carrot Top, Needle nose, and Ronnie and Betts.  Oh, and Reggie I guess.

See you all next week!

:Dan

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