For a while now I’ve enjoyed using the GetGlue website. For those of you who never tried it, it’s a site where you can check-in to shows etc you’re watching and some provide stickers that get mailed to you at intervals for achieving certain goals.
One of the fun parts about GetGlue was how eclectic a selection of things to check-in to it had. You could check in to movies or TV shows, but also topics, actors, and books.
So it’s been a hectic month, with a crash coding project for darling @Hell_On_Wheelz hubby’s work. Been a while since I was that deeply into a code project, so it was kind of scary to realize just how far behind SotA I’ve become spending so much time on art projects.
Now it’s all over bar trying to clean up the fragment code into one cohesive application, making a pretty (and absolutely kick-ass Section 508 compliant) front end, before The Worst Part Of The Job: Commenting the damned thing so I can run a *Doc generator through it so lesser mortals can read the code.
So it’s all big space news this weekend, with MSL Curiosity making her much-anticipated landing on Mars. It’s got the entire Interwebs abuzz, and NASA’s got an entire set of @NASASocial events lined up spanning 7 different facilities.
But … with all the new fangled tech and social media and everything else, I want to also remember a somewhat older, and less-remembered NASA robotic explorer – The Voyager probes, 1 and 2.
One of the things this weekend has driven home to me is how much @Comic_Con has turned into the US version of Cannes – it’s all media now.
You really just have to look at the panels and previews and GetGlue stickers, and the attention by tech people like Harry McCracken from CNN to see what I mean.
I think the same thing has happened to @DragonCon … they’ve become “super conventions”, where there’s so much programmed into them it’s a race sometimes to make it to all the panels, all the contests available – and let’s not even go into the signings!
So I go check out the website, and given how many times there have been scam email campaigns trying to fool people into thinking their Facebook username etc have been changed to get you to visit a fake site, check Google.
So, being the helpful soul that I am, I decided to come up with some pre-visualizations of how the photoshoot might go. After the shoot, if she posts the pics, I’ll link to them here so you can compare my ideas with her reality
Got two new pieces out in circulation online to announce today.
The first one is, I’m always happy to say, sitting on @trollgodfather’s Trollhalla web site: a vampire illustration to go with his explanation of Vampires in Trollworld, the Tunnels and Trolls universe.
The second one is a little more … risque than usual, a portrait of one of Romance Author @OliviaBrynn’s protagonists in her latest short story, “Ripped”. This one was fun, and I’m happy to have provided a visualization of Mario that does him justice!
Before I begin, I’d just like to mention that you’re not going to find any spoilers in this post.
I suppose I could claim that this is because of some outdated sense of honor, and that I just want you all to be able to wait with baited breath for as long as possible in the lead-up to tonight’s Season 2 premiere of Falling Skies on TNT – but to be perfectly honest, if I tried to pick out parts of the 2 hours of television you’re going to see, I’d still be trying to put together a list by the time we get a “To Be Continued” S2E10 season finale.
WMATA, the local transit authority, has had a pretty bad rep over time for their interactions with passengers on Twitter. This week, however, there has been an amazing, nay shocking, development – The @WMATA twitter feed has not only had the usual automated alerts of system issues, but whoever is driving it has been actively responding to tweets, and giving more details than just the bare bones of the past.
This change in interaction on Twitter has bemused regular watchers of the #WMATA and @WMATA feeds, but I think I’ve finally discovered the deep dark truth about what has happened!
I have decided, after many years of not actually knowing what a blog hop was, to bite the bullet and actually participate in one. Any suggestions that my decision may be based on never having found out about them in time before are just baseless scurrilous rumors and I deny them all!