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Web site crap.

So I got an email saying my website provider is changing its nameservers and I need to do something about that since my registrar isn't with them. So I look it up and it's Tucows. So i go to Tucows' webpage and it said if Tucows is my registrar, then I need to contact my website provider for any help. I used the WHOIS lookup and see that my nameservers are corrected to the new ones. I'm guessing why I got that e-mail (hoping why I got that e-mail) is that they told it to send it to anyone whos r

I'm making a book.

I've been making a book with rebus puzzles off and on (mostly off) for the past 2 1/2 years. The ultimate goal in all this is to create enough puzzles to fill a 36-page booklet with them and the answers. I have been doing a little research about what to call them. I ran across a page where they're called "Wuzzles" but that seems to be a registered trademark. Which is too bad because I was going to call my book "Attack of the Wuzzles." So I used google and it says they're traditionally called "Re

Cat.

Let me tell you a story. One that ended, oh, about a half-hour ago.   After our dog of 9 years Zoe passed away this September, mom got pretty lonely (like I'm chopped liver?) She needed some companionship while I was sleeping, I guess. So two days ago, some friend brought a cat over. Well, this friend's son did. We let the cat out. And two minutes later, she was gone. We looked for her, tore up pretty much the whole house. Nothing. We began thinking that she might be outside which is b

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Idle hands are the devil's workshop.

I got bored. I decided to make a cartoon. Welcome to the realm of existence Edgar and bob. I recorded the audio for this and then realized my computer needed to have a stupid update. So I had to stop what I was doing and wait a half-hour for it to update. Why does it do that? WHY? I bought the stupid thing, I would like to have the opportunity to be able to USE IT whenever I want. But nooooo.   When that was done, I then got the opportunity to draw all the stuff used in the thing and p

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Bored.

I drew a couple of comics called "School Is Stupid". I decided to not put them on my comic website because I decided to do something else. So I'll put this here. It's horrible being old, I just turned 40, so I'm not exactly young any more. But it seems like a few days ago I was 20. Oh well. I don't know. I was bored. When I get realllly bored, I draw stuff and perhaps share it on the internet in case a.) anyone cares, and b.) even though I stink at drawing. One of the reasons I decided

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He came in through the living room wall

sung to the tune of the Beatles' "She Came In through the Bathroom Window"   He came in through the living room wall destroying it brick by brick and he made such a big fat mess that I felt I was gonna be sick   Didn't anybody tell him not to break through a wall? Sundays on the phone to me But I didn't want him to call   He stood there, a big ol' pitcher But not one that worked with baseball And his pitch was selling Kool-Aid

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It's about the half-way point.

So I've decided to not work on Frank the Fruit Fly today. Why? I don't want to get angry on my birthday. I mean, how horrible would it be to get angry on your birthday? Also, it's not just any birthday. I'm geezerly. My hair is turning gray. It's horrible.   Right now, I figure I'm 50% done with my life. It just seems like the last 10 years zoomed by.   "One day you find, ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run You missed the starting gun"  

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Colors

So I bought a copy of Qix for the 5200 on eBay. This one comes with a box. I'm not too keen on buying games with boxes, but I figured I might as well get at least ONE boxed 5200 game. I jsut now finished working for an hour and a half colorizing my comics that were originally black and white. There were 9 total. I think they look much better than they were in shades of black and white. I don't know what I was thinking. Colored stuff is much better than black and white. Except in the case of Game

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It's more fun than a barrel of bananas.

I completely forgot about my banana joke book. It got hard to type because there's a point in my bone of my hand that hurts. And when I rest it on the hard desk, it emits a dull pain which makes it hard to type stuff. I have no idea how it happened, but it's been a couple of days now and it's really annoying. I thought for a bit and filled up page 8 (page ate?) Here are the jokes I thought up of today so far:   Why was the banana embarrassed? His pants had a split.   Wha

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Composure

So I have been composing music. Here is a little bit of what I've been doing the last couple nights. In order to make the sheet music, I had to install another program since the MIDI making program I use to make MIDIs does not have a free printing feature. I clicked on the "more info" button about buying one, but they said they weren't taking orders until Oct. 26. So I went to google and found this program that does a good job printing, but it doesn't support key changes.    Also,

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New Year's Day on Sunday

I remember a day when New Year's Day fell on a Sunday. It was 1/1/1995. Not one, but two comics ended on that day: The Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes. It was sad. I'm sure New Years Day falling on a Sunday has happened a few times since then, but it's going to happen again. Looking back, and forward, I was going to premiere a new comic on 1/1/2023. I drew a couple of comics called "A Gnome, a Gnu, and a Gnat." I drew two of them. Then I got stuck.   So I started thinking about how Gary

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Orange you glad I said "Banana?"

I decided to make the pages of my banana joke book the same as a Goosebumps-like book. I am using Libre Office to type up the jokes. Because Microsoft Word costs money. While this means it will be harder to print on my printer I think the quality will be better. That and I can use more pages. I'll have to cut the sheets out when I print them because they're smaller than 8.5 x 11 inches. So here's today's banana joke.   Why was the young banana yearning to grow older? He was green with

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Banana joke book update.

So lots of time yesterday was spent working on my banana joke book. So not to suffer a computer death and losing all my jokes, I have it backed up on an SD card. Right now I am working on the third page. It's quite easy to make tasteful jokes about the banana. But I'm thinking I may make some more jokes about other fruit and make it "the fruit salad joke book." But that's if I can't think of any more banana jokes. Here is a sampling of my jokes I've made so far today.   What’s old, har

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My new pet project

I'm still working on Frank the Fruit Fly when the urge strikes. But my new project is a side one. And it's not really a video game at all. It's this: I've began work on a new joke book. What made me decide to do this? It is nearing Halloween (it's the first day of Fall), so I got out my annual Garfield joke book. It's a Halloween tradition of mine to read it. It's called "Garfield's Big Fat Scary Joke Book." It's a paperback about the size of a Goosebumps book, or a little smaller. So

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I give up Odyssey 2 programming

Not only am I giving up this time, but I am giving up on all other times. The Odyssey 2 isn't cooperating with me, so I guess I'll give up making games for it ever again. It can't cooperate with me, so I guess I'll have to give up forever on Odyssey 2 game making because it doesn't want to work. And to make sure, I'm going to delete all the programs I use to make Odyssey 2 games. Stupid, but necessary. Because I hate life. Tomorrow I guess I'll go back to coding Frank the Fruit Fly. At

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Sorry.

I'm sorry if the last blog entry turned out to be so selfish. I was just angry because I thought it was the whole outage area. Of course I don't want wildfires to start, but I thought that turning everyone's power off would be overkill. But that isn't the case, my power is still on (for now). Especially since it doesn't appear to be that bad of a windstorm as they expected, at least here. So again, sorry about my ranting about that.  

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PSPS

So stupid PGE (Portland General Electric) has decided I live in a high-risk area for a wildfire starting, so they may shut off my power for 24-48 hours. I highly doubt any wildfire will start around here, and even if it did, I want my f***ing electricity. How many wildfires have started in a metro area ever? Any? So it looks like I may need to bust out my Game Boy and let the rest of the entire world run while I sit here in the dark for no good reason.   You know what I think? I think

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Goodbye, Zoe

Just got back from having my dog put to sleep. Like I said in the pet death thread, it will feel real weird with no dog here, and I doubt we'll get another one. So now it's just mom, me, and the various insects flying around that are in this house now. I doubt I will be able to work much now without my dog for a few days while I get adjusted to a dogless life. I'm trying hard not to cry very much, but there's tears in my eyes and my stomach hurts. And of course they had to mow the lawns today wh

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I give up yet again

I have to give up on another project. This time it's Frank the Fruit Fly. I can't get the health timer to work correctly. So I'm done. I've had it. Working on it any further will not be fruitful because my computer is being a stupid jerk.   My dog is dying. She won't eat very much. It's a slow and painful death apparently. If I ever get the chance to die, I'd like a fast death with very little suffering. Or a lot. I don't care. What is more suffering? Just as long as I get to die at th

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the fate of the white rabbits

Right now I'm focusing more on the Jukebox Quiz comics. I had been writing Edgar, Allan, Moe comics, mixing it with Far-Side-esque cartoons like in Mother Goose and Grimm, but I found I had more ideas for that then I did about what the rabbits were doing. The rabbit comic will run until September 17. On September 19, I'm bringing back my Jukebox Quiz comics. So what's with the name Jukebox Quiz? I wanted a non sequitur title similar to "the Argyle Sweater" since that was the style of comic I was

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Bloggity blog blog

I have been really bored these past few days. I have been really sleepy these past few days. I woke up at noon after going to sleep at around 11 p.m. I have four comic ideas on a page. I need to finish and work on beautifying them on my computer. Here's today's lovely comic. I'm currently drawing a series called "Edgar, Allan, Moe", about three rabbits who do nothing in particular. I thought I'd give them each a separate personality. Moe is a kid bunny, going to middle school. That's t

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