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November 20, 2019

a digital life

November 19, 2019

a digital life

November 18, 2019

Certainly Strange

Dune Updates

So we’ve been able to get a few more games of Dune in, and it is still fantastic. I’ve now been able to play as Harkonnen and the Spacing Guild, and the strategy/gameplay felt completely different each time due to … Continue reading

by Steen at November 18, 2019 06:09 AM

November 17, 2019

I Like Turtles

Shields down

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November 17, 2019 05:00 AM

November 11, 2019

Doctor Popular

Online Moving Dots

Create stunning gifs with Dominik Seibold’s online moving dots animation-generator. Here are some of mine:

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by doc at November 11, 2019 10:18 PM

Certainly Strange

The Lilting Romulan Accent

I’ve just been getting a whole bunch of Romulan headcanons lately, I don’t know why. Here’s another one: Vulcans probably have hundreds of languages and dialects spoken, since they’re inhabiting the planet where they evolved for bajillions of years. However, … Continue reading

by Steen at November 11, 2019 06:21 AM

November 09, 2019

I Like Turtles

TGIFunk: 12

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November 09, 2019 05:00 AM

November 07, 2019

a digital life

November 06, 2019

Doctor Popular

The ASCII Horse In Motion

For practice, I decided to try my hand at creating an animated text-art version of Muybridge’s running horse photos. This is the end result.

The ASCII art was hand placed in Monodraw, a great Mac app for creating text art. The first thing I often do when creating ASCII art is to pick a specific part of the image that is important to me, then use that component to determine the scale of the finished piece. In this case, I wanted the rider’s head to be a “O” shape. Once I had that figured out, I knew how large everything else would be in relation. I eyeballed the first photo for reference to create my initial frame, then just copied that text and made changes to it for each following frame.

Here is the original work:

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by doc at November 06, 2019 06:27 PM

Nevermind the ASCII Art

Some Nirvana fan art I made in ASCII.

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by doc at November 06, 2019 06:04 PM

An Interview With Mark Montgomery

In this episode of PopCast, I chat with one of my oldest friends in the yo-yoing, Mark Montgomery. We’ve known each other for nearly 20 years and I always love hanging out with him and chatting about anything.

Big thanks to all of my Patreon sponsors for help making these shows possible. I’m hoping to grow my audience more, so if you like the work I’ve been doing, please help support the show on Patreon.com/docpop.

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by doc at November 06, 2019 03:59 AM

My review of the new yo-yo emojis

I know you’ve all been waiting to hear this:

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by doc at November 06, 2019 03:56 AM

Ogrehunter

After doing ASCII art versions of Star Wars, Frank Frazetta’s “Death Dealer”, and the Muybridge Horse, I wanted to try creating my own original fantasy scene with ASCII art. So I created this Ogrehunter piece:

And here’s the original sketch for the piece:

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by doc at November 06, 2019 02:29 AM

This years 24 Hour Comic Book

Each year I try to create a 24 page comic in 24 consecutive hours as part of the 24 Hour Comic Day challenge. This was my 13th or 14th attempt at this challenge and one of the few times I didn’t succeed. I wrote and pencilled 26 pages, but I only inked 7 of them. The comic wasn’t completed in time, but I’m still working on it.

The thing is, I’m still really happy I took the challenge and love how the book is turning out. It’s a “gamebook”, meaning it has choose your own paths and a character sheet that you manage. Decisions have some consequences and there is a mix of skill and luck to complete the story. Here are a few preview pages:

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by doc at November 06, 2019 02:25 AM

November 03, 2019

I Like Turtles

Olympic Bermudians

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November 03, 2019 04:00 AM

October 30, 2019

a digital life

October 28, 2019

a digital life

Certainly Strange

Dune Board Game

Ever since they announced that they would be reprinting the classic Dune board game (from the folks who brought you Cosmic Encounter!), I have been incredibly stoked for it to ship. Well, that time has finally arrived! And We’ve been … Continue reading

by Steen at October 28, 2019 03:31 AM

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A yo-yo story in two parts

True story, my yo-yo came apart and the bearing fell out while I was walking down Congress St in Austin. It was a prototype yo-yo that I really wanted to break in, so I decided it should be the only yo-yo I take on the trip. I searched for the bearing for 15 minutes and gave up.

The next morning I found a yo-yo bearing on the ground at WP Engine’s office. It was a different bearing than the one I lost, but it was the right size, so it fit perfectly. It definitely wasn’t the same bearing, but it is possible I had an extra bearing somewhere in my bag and it fell out. I checked for any extras the day before and couldn’t find any, but what are the odds that there would happen to be a concave size A bearing laying on the ground because someone else dropped it? We’ll never know for sure, but at least I got to keep throwing for the rest of the trip.

In fact, I even shot a clip video to celebrate, but for now it’s only available for my Patreon sponsors to see https://www.patreon.com/posts/exclusive-clip-31062380

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by doc at October 28, 2019 03:25 AM

October 27, 2019

I Like Turtles

Holly Park

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October 27, 2019 04:00 AM

a digital life

October 21, 2019

Certainly Strange

Just a Tiny Romulan Headcanon

I was thinking about how, according to the canon, Vulcans and Romulans feel much more deeply and passionately than humans do. This is why the Vulcans believe it is imperative to prescribe emotional repression – they believe their turbulent and … Continue reading

by Steen at October 21, 2019 05:30 AM

October 20, 2019

a digital life

October 16, 2019

a digital life

October 14, 2019

Certainly Strange

Moar Hellboy

We played some more Hellboy. I don’t know if we have the hang of it, because it seems to me there’s no moderate-difficulty. The game always seems to go from way too easy and then way too hard when the … Continue reading

by Steen at October 14, 2019 04:54 AM

October 13, 2019

a digital life

I Like Turtles

Waffles

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October 13, 2019 04:00 AM

October 11, 2019

a digital life

October 10, 2019

a digital life

October 07, 2019

Certainly Strange

Roguelike Celebration and 24 Hour Comic Book Day

This weekend, yet again, was both Roguelike Celebration and 24 Hour Comic Book Day. I decided to try and do both-ish? I did not complete a 24 page comic for the first time in 6 years, but I still had … Continue reading

by Steen at October 07, 2019 04:49 AM

a digital life

October 06, 2019

I Like Turtles

Play baseball?

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October 06, 2019 04:00 AM

October 03, 2019

Doctor Popular

Broken LCD screen mobile wallpaper

After a cat knocked knocked over his tv, Timothy Ryan Mulroney took a photo of the cracked screen and shared it on the Glitch Artists Collective on Facebook.

I thought it would make a great iPhone wallpaper… so I made it into one. You can download it here.

download the wallpaper

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by doc at October 03, 2019 04:12 PM

September 30, 2019

Certainly Strange

Violet is my Favorite Flavor

You guys we went to Gus’ the other day, and I found this vermouth flavored with violet and cherry blossom: It is absolutely delicious on its own, and it makes an incredible martini (violet is my favorite flavor of all … Continue reading

by Steen at September 30, 2019 03:40 AM

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A new album in the works?

I’ve been carrying my Gameboy with me everywhere lately, working on some new chiptune tracks using Nanoloop 1. I love the new tracks I’ve been working on and even started a couple covers of old Sebadoh songs.

Yeah, I know it’s random that I’m working on chiptune covers of Sebadoh songs, but deal with it. Anyways, I’m not sure what will happen, but hopefully I’ll sit down and record a bunch of the new original tracks and release them as an EP or something. Here’s one of my favorites so far:

And another one here:

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by doc at September 30, 2019 03:18 AM

a digital life

September 29, 2019

I Like Turtles

Stuffed animal sleepover

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September 29, 2019 04:00 AM

September 23, 2019

Certainly Strange

Master Aryon’s Relationships as his Source of Power

As a councilor, Master Aryon seems to value and derive most of his political power from making and maintaining relationships. He values his established relationships very highly, and is comfortable assuming a very strong two-way loyalty wherever they exist. I … Continue reading

by Steen at September 23, 2019 02:28 AM

September 22, 2019

a digital life

I Like Turtles

Buffalo

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September 22, 2019 04:00 AM