ZOMG XKCDTue Mar 31, 2009 10:16 (UTC -5)
I heart xkcd. It could quite possibly be the webcomic to end all webcomics. I have this comic taped to my door. But I can’t even remember how I found out about xkcd—probably between reading Slashdot comments and… adjusting my pocket protector or something. Snort. No, it was actually probably from my friends, a lot of whom read the comic. It’s also practically a requirement for being a computer science major.
Anyway, xkcd mastermind Randall Munroe criticized the Dvorak keyboard layout in a recent comic and linked to my very own The Dvorak Keyboard and You in a follow-up blag post. It’s so satisfying to see “xkcd linked here” on my Incoming Links (pictured above). This probably the best or most awesome publicity my site has ever gotten. So, when do the geeky girls start flocking to me?
Sheesh, I’m kidding.
I myself used to draw a lot of cartoons, some on paper, others on my computer. I drew stick figure comics with a friend. Weird superheroes too. I also had a whole series going that I did in MS Paint. No one has ever seen it. The characters were various flowers (with names like Flo Wer) and a rock. I don’t remember too much about it, except that one time they got abducted by aliens.
I have a few examples of my work handy. This was supposed to be for my church youth group’s newsletter in 2003:
I did another one, also intended for the newsletter, that had two kids taking a test. One says to the other, “What’s the answer to the one that says ‘Name’?” What a gem, I tell you.
And are beepers and pagers the same thing? I still don’t know.