Saturday, April 27, 2013

Something a bit different


For something a little different I trying a free online sci fi and fantasy story on watpad.  It's Laser's Dragons and Lies.  It's about a Bartz the blue knight in a world where technology and magic coexist.  The knights have been pretty regulated to entertainers much like professional wrestlers.  Bartz wants more he wants to prove himself.  Bartz gets that chance when a blue dragon kidnaps the love of his life Princess Opal.  You can check it out here if you wish.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24th Working Daze

Hey all:

I was really surprised (though I guess I shouldn't be) that today's Working Daze drew such political comments.  It was just a spin off cartoon from the day before when Rita thought it would be cool to make her employees change bed pans.  Yes, I did talk about insurance but that was just part of Rita's slight deranged logic.  Rita thinks she can do anything (that is the secret to her success) even if it is something she has no training in.

Interesting enough there have been studies that show many successful people are successful because they don't see their limitations therefore they don't let these limitations slow them down.  I'm too lazy to look for the references though.  But I know many successful people like this.  :)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back to Blogging

Just thought I would update the Working Daze blog.  I will try to be more active from now on.  Scott and I are pretty active on the Working Daze comment section but this is a form where I can communicate with readers on longer lengthier matters.

First off, would readers like to see more or less Roy? I actually like Roy a lot since WD is a geekcentric strip / panel I think it's important to have a geek like Roy front and center a lot.  Still we do get the occasional complaint.  I really like Roy and Kathy and am excited about their upcoming marriage.  I hope readers are too.

Second off, would readers like to see Jay hook up with anybody?  I like the idea of Jay still looking for love.  But I'm flexible.  It might be fun to explore some interoffice romance....  Don't laugh I was even kicking around the idea of Jay and Rita at an office party.  Just kidding.....  Mostly.

Finally I was amazed today be technology running amok albeit for just a few brief minutes.  First the AP's twitter feed got "hacked".  The hacker posted a bogus tweet about the president being hurt in a bombing.  Seconds after, algorithms that buying and selling stocks started selling off causing the market to drop.  Of course people figured out the president was okay quite quickly and the stocks bounced back up, but it's a bit scary how 1) easy twitter accounts are to hijack 2) how algorithms can't say "wait this doesn't make senses" 3) how many people want their news tweeted 4) how little verification there is in news these days everybody wants to be "first".

Oh, I was watching the twitter story break on CNBC (because friend of Working Daze Natalie Morris was on covering Apple) and my god man, watching all the different windows and scrolling text on the CNBC screen gave me information overload.  A scroller on top, two on the bottom, a "main story" window, an ad window, plus a couple of other windows.  Too many moving parts for my brain.  I don't need to know everything all the time.


The Working Daze book.  It's a fun read.