Thursday, February 27, 2020

Work Days

My old work had taco Tuesday and they sometimes had taco salad in a taco shell bowl and it was super tasty. My work does not have any of these three. I do know someone else who works at a place which got rid of their testers so now the developers all take a day to be their own QA (quality assurance). I don't agree with that approach. I think programmers don't make the best testers because we usually focus on the happy path and QA is trying to bring us down (haha) no, they are there focusing on all the edge cases and also ensuring our happy path is solid. Also a hot fix is when you have a bad bug in Prod and you have to make a patch and shove it to Prod before too many people notice/exploit it.

A: My old work had Taco Tuesday and it was great.
B: Well, here we have Testing Tuesday (where all devs become QA) and Hot Fix Friday.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Duo for JS

As with my last post, I still don't think this would work. Javascript is a language which is not related to Java, which is a totally different language. It's confusingly named.
I'm sure there'd be an exec who would green light it. It's teaching coding like a natural language! But these programming languages aren't natural languages. But it'll be STEM educational! But it won't work. Ship it!

Duo for Javascript!
*Duo owl holding phone with text 'Hello World"*
Today you'll learn:
console.log('Hello World!');

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Duo for Binary

Duo could branch out into computer languages! For the uninformed, this is the Duo owl from DuoLingo, which is an app for language learning. But they just do human languages currently. I don't think the medium would work well with computer languages.

Duo for Binary!
*Duo owl holding phone with ones and zeros on it*

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ever So Extremely

A great way to discredit someone is to call them a conspiracy theorist. But the label is correct for some people. I once looked into the Flat Earth Society because I was curious how people could think that way, but wow was I surprised. There are people who think their crazy platform is normal and we are crazy to not be on it. This segues nicely into talk about political platforms and how some candidates espouse extreme positions that they tout as just decent and common sense. Actually that seems to be most candidates currently. And this is why it's important to curate your social media feeds. You don't want an echo chamber, where everyone is saying the same thing since that leads to extreme beliefs being seen as normal, but you don't want to get discouraged or disheartened by viewing your feeds. It's a balance. In a rather unbalanced world.

A: What's up with him?
B: He's ever so extremely a conspiracy theorist.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How the Kids Speak

This will make you hip with the kids. Actually they might recoil in horror, but that could be what you're going for so who knows. I kinda want to try it out on the kids in the ministry I work in on Fridays. Results may vary.

A: How should I respond when a kid says their wig has been snatched?
B: That's totes fleek and hip, now fidget-spin away, you silly band.

Sunday, February 16, 2020


My pastor was doing a series through the early life of Christ (it has completed and we're now in a Ruth series), and when he was going through the Genealogy in Matthew I thought this up. I know there are sooooooo many more types of jeans, but there are only a few that are easily distinguishable via my comic style. Now if only they could make jeans for females with pockets that fit more than a chapstick...

Classic Levi's, Bell Bottoms, Distressed, Skinny

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

I had this idea before Christmas but didn't get around to making it until now. I'm sure there are other holidays I could add, but I just did some of the most popular ones.

The holidays are here!
*Uncle Sam, St. Patrick, Cupid, and Santa arrive*

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sleep Walking Skills

I do some dog watching as a way to get the joy of having a dog but not have to get up early every day for the next ten years and go walking regardless of weather (except for like a week at a time which is doable). I don't feel like saying you do something in your sleep is a marker of your skill in doing said task, as that's done by your sub-conscience and you aren't really in control.

L: *dog on leash* Tell me about your walking skills.
D: So good, I can do it in my sleep. Involuntarily.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Better World

Happy belated Birthday to my niece! Several of my nieces and nephews really like reading and I think that's an excellent hobby!
This is slightly inspired by the Owl City song "The Real World" which says "Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there."

M: Don't you want to explore the world?!
J: *holding book* I am.
M: The real world!
J: No, this one is better.

Thursday, February 6, 2020


I forget where I thought this up but I was thinking about notepads and how to make electronic ones OH it was at our Sunday School class when we were talking about how to make a brain-storm board and we were talking about going super technical or just putting sticky notes on the wall (we went with the latter).

M: Why hasn't anyone made an electronic legal pad?
L: Sounds e-legal.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Beau Arrow

I saw someone had named their kid Arrow and I thought this up. I'm always suggesting names for my sisters' and sister-in-laws' kids but they don't take them. So I make comics instead.

F: What's your beau's name?
M: Arrow!

Sunday, February 2, 2020


Usually things are done symbolically but why not use cymbals. It's more climatic? Definitely more dramatic that way.

N: What is all that noise?
M: My wife is cymbalically doing something.