Archive for April, 2007

April 30, 2007
Posted @ 11:00 AM by Ananth in Rant | 92 Comments »

It’s the neighborhood terror, Ashley. If anyone was destined to grow up a despot, it’s her.

This is just a quick post from work – more when I have a free moment, I’m sure.

Posted @ 8:25 AM by Hawk in Rant | 34 Comments »

Ah Monday.

Even though I was busy with work over the weekend, I somehow managed to finish the AG comic, AG Lite and a new TS. I hope that same luck stays with me for the rest of the week.

We’re almost done with this crazy project at work. It’s the small details that are taking forever. I went into work on the weekend to do a lot of the Flash programming while my bosses did the animation edits, tweaking and UI interface. This week I still have a lot of Flash programming that I need to get done. A lot of data collection from Flash to a database. Hopefully all of it will be done this week.

In other news, I’ll be at ACEN on May 11-13. So if you’re in the neighborhood that weekend, feel free to drop by to say hello. I believe I will be doing a Photoshop panel there as well.

One last thing before I head off to work, I do not have an afro. I was getting emails asking if I did or how come in Issue 32 my head is shaved. The funny thing about hair, this might sound crazy or bizarre…. hair grows.

April 28, 2007
Posted @ 10:56 AM by Hawk in Rant | 28 Comments »

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

April 25, 2007
Posted @ 2:28 PM by Hawk in Rant | 46 Comments »

Tomorrow comic is done. Here you go…..

Posted @ 11:49 AM by Ananth in Rant | 23 Comments »
Posted @ 11:12 AM by Ananth in Rant | 72 Comments »

Sometimes, anyway. I’m not terribly opinionated about a lot of things, but I like to keep half an eye on the news on a regular basis. It’s not something I thought I’d be doing when I was in high school – but at some point in college I just started reading the news daily. I check the Washington Post for local news, and then and BBC News for other news – primarily BBC News. I am going to show you why.

Fair warning – the rest of this is mostly a rant, and it won’t come as a surprise to many of you.

So, ah … CNN was the first news site I began checking daily in college. I’d like to think that the balance of real news vs. entertainment news was alright back then – as in, most of the entertainment news was kept off the front page. But – as far as I can see – that’s changed a little. This was CNN’s front page this morning:

Really guys? Come on …

It’s largely a matter of opinion, but honestly – most of those items shouldn’t rate as front page news. Additionally, news sites have long since added video sections where you can watch snippets of news from their TV channels – you can see, clearly, that CNN chose the dumbest items off of their front page to post video for.

I tend to go to the BBC for my news. After marking up the CNN front page, I decided to take a look at the BBC’s front page. My aim was to find frivolous – and again, this is all based firmly in the realm of opinion – news items on the BBC’s front page, in the same vein as those I found on the front page of CNN. Let’s take a look …

I found two – and both of them are listed under “Most E-mailed”, a section which the BBC has little control over. The video section links out to more interesting news items, too.

This is the part where I rant and rave about the obvious gap in journalism, and why should CNN be catering to the lowest common denominator and blah blah blah … right? Naw … there’s really no question that I feel like posing here. I guess all I really want to say is that CNN is just really disappointing.

Posted @ 10:28 AM by Hawk in Rant | 8 Comments »

The dream is true.

I can’t wait to do Friday’s AG Lite….