Thursday, January 30, 2020

Logical Protest

In computing, the ! is the 'not' sign and denotes flipping the value, so !true is false. Also, <> can mean unequal, which is sometimes expressed like !=, so 'not <>' means equality (which is either == or === depending on your language). Computer scientist probably shouldn't make protest signs, it could lead to mixed signals.

Happy almost Birthday to my father-in-law!

Title: A Logical Protest
Sign 1: !HAPPY
Sign 2: YOU'RE !COOL
Sign 3: <> with a red slash through it

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Linthicum Lithium

There's a town in Maryland called Linthicum and I thought this up while passing an exit sign for them. As far as I know, there's no link between the two names. But a brief search on lithium was interesting - apparently it is used in some medications.

S: Hi, I'm from Linthicum.
L: Cool, is that where they make the ion batteries?
S: ... No.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Little to No Spice

There is an Indian restaurant near us named Little Spice. There are actually quite a few Indian restaurants near us. My in-laws love eating the spicy food, but my stomach cannot handle it. It tastes good, but the heat messes me up. There is one buffet nearby that they like and I can eat there if they go through the line before me and try everything and let me know what isn't spicy. I would really like to be able to eat it without getting ill afterwards. Apparently my stomach can't handle capsaicin and most Indian dishes use chili peppers. Some places don't seem to have anything I can handle, but usually there's a rice dish that's nice and mild.

Happy almost Birthday to my littlest brother! He's actually the tallest and might not be done growing, but he's still the littlest :)

M: Want to go to Little Spice for dinner?
L: I would prefer Little To No Spice.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Batman vs Octopus-man

Those who received a comic book from me this year have already seen this one! But for those who follow this blog, this is your first time seeing it! How about I just look up the blurb I used for it in my book....
If that guy follows Batman's naming scheme, he'd be Octopus-man. Maybe he'd have the ability to blend in and fit through tiny spaces and also extreme intelligence.
But Batman doesn't actually have any bat abilities - no echolocation, not actual flight, and he doesn't (to my knowledge) eat bugs. He does eat fruit, and some bats also eat fruit, but also humans eat fruit so that's not a defining characteristic.

R: Who are you?!?
B: Your worst nightmare.
R: But you don't look like an octopus. So who are you?!?
B: My worst nightmare.
R: ...maybe you need therapy?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Big Bucks

I forget where I heard the phrase 'big bucks' that sparked this comic, but I think it has always brought a deer image to my mind. Now I want to find the origin of the phrase. So bucks are slang for dollars, which is kinda common knowledge, but apparently that could be due to people trading deer skins for goods, which made them a type of money. So the big bucks are worth more, since that's how commodities work. So that makes sense I think.

A: The biggest deer come from your forest.
B: Yeah, I raise the big bucks.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Favorite Famous Farmer

This was sparked by a sermon a while ago, but I cannot find it on my church's Sermon Audio so it wasn't based on this verse. I believe it was when we were in between pastors so it was a guest speaker in the 2017-2018 time frame. But he had a good point about this verse, in that we don't have celebrity farmers (at least, to the extent of my knowledge we don't). However, farmers are very important.

Happy Birthday to my niece Adeline! I hope you have a splendid day :)

P: Who is your favorite famous farmer?
D: ?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bald Faced Lies

Well, at least he's being honest about his desire to lie. But what if he's lying about that? Then .... things just get confusing. What if your face became bald when you lied? Would that be better or worse than the Pinocchio complex, where your nose grows really long when you lie? I think both are bad.

A: Why did you shave off your eyebrows and beard?!
B: I wanted to tell a bald-faced lie.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

CO Alarm

I forget what sparked this comic, but it possibly was when we had to replace a battery to an alarm in the house. Then I was thinking about how CO could be Carbon Monoxide OR Colorado (there are probably other CO options as well).
I have visited Colorado and it was nice. There was one year when we visited CA, CO, and CT and it wasn't our goal to stick with the C states but it worked out nicely. All the visits were nice.

Dad: That is the CO monitor, young lady!
Mom: Where is your friend from?!?
Daughter: I...I thought...
BF: What do you people have against the Centennial State?!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Gift Card Denominations

I have to admit, my first thought when I went to buy a gift card and this question was asked (thankfully through the computer so there was not an awkward human interaction) was exactly this comic. It's funny that money has denominations and so do religions but they are not parallel.

L: And I'd like to buy a gift card.
C: What denomination?
L: Ummm.... Baptist?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Core Values

We had an all-hands meeting at work and they were talking about core values and I thought about how some fruits have cores and others don't and that is not what the meeting was about. There are only a few fruits actually with cores, many have pits or other things you avoid in the center but not a whole line from top to bottom. And many don't have anything to avoid in the center.

Apple: Tell me about your core values.
Grapes: ?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Instant Chill Mode

Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law Noah! Not to be confused with my brother Noah, who's birthday is later this month.
In the Marvel Spider-Man movies (and cross-overs), "Instant Kill" mode is mentioned (I won't say if it's deactivated or activated or intentional or anything).
This one time, at Word of Life (where my family went every year for after Christmas to New Years), they always had a cookie decorating contest and I made a Spider-Man cookie by doing his suit in pastel pink and blue (they only had pastel frostings) and then making the lines all in chocolate sprinkles (used a toothpick to get them all in lines) and it took a while but it looked awesome and there's probably a picture of it in a five-gallon bucket of pictures at my parent's house.

PP: Karen, can you order soda and pizza for me?
K: Activating Instant Chill Mode.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Day in the Life: Programmer

I forget what inspired this comic, but it's part of being a developer. It doesn't always matter who caused the issue. But fixing things is a cool part of my job, where you can see an issue and see how to fix it and implement the fix and people are happy (for a few minutes hopefully before moving on).
Sometimes I type my comics because there's too much text to easy script it.

Title: A day in the life of a programmer
L: Good news: the issue is not our fault! Bad news: we're still getting blamed for it.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Dream Mash Up

Happy New Year!
Nothing says holidays like watching kid movies with the nieces and nephews :) Tangled and Horton Hears a Who are great movies. Maybe shouldn't be combined.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year's and are ready to face the 2020 word with perfect eye sight (that's what happens this year, right? We all get 2020 vision?)

Rapunzel: *singing* I have a dream, I have a dream!
Katie: Where everyone eats rainbows and poops butterflies.
Flynn: ... Your dream is unique and I hope it never happens.