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This is the art show I've got a painting in.

I was a last-minute addition, so I fall under '…and more to be added' on the artist list. And when I say 'last-minute,' I'm not kidding — I brought my painting in still slightly wet, and it only went up on the wall yesterday. 
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AWESOME!
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Sexism on the Internet. Every panel is sadly true.
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He has done several others. They are all equally hilarious. This is pretty funny stuff.
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It never fails: the second I give up on getting a call back, and settle in to do something else— that's when the phone rings. Oh, Irony; you are indeed the operating principle of the universe. 
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"A joke by the general at the expense of the particular"
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Who's got their Cintiq mounted to a table? I'm trying to put my mount together, but am stumped.

_Edit: found the installation instructions online. Still seems nontrivial. http://www.ergotron.com/Portals/0/tp/G/LX/888-45-170-W.pdf_
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A wonderful article on how we interact with the world around us.
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If you can repost this, or donate even a dollar, it helps. I'm looking around my studio, trying to decide what might sell at the auction.
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Help Save A Life
By Bill Roper

If you have time to copy and paste a meme, fill out a top ten list, or link your favorite funny video, you have time to help save someone’s life.

A dear friend of our extended renaissance faire family, Jeff Holton, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. It has spread to different areas of his body, and Jeff and his wife Laura are doing everything in their power to fight the disease. A group of us in Southern California are putting together a benefit concert, and we’re also trying to use the power of the Internet to help. There’s a whole host of links at the bottom of the page, including their blog, but let me briefly explain why I am posting about this.

We, as a collective whole, have the chance to help save the life of someone. It doesn’t matter if you know that person or not, and the request being made is small. The economy sucks, too many people are out of work, and ends are getting harder and harder to meet. So its easy to just say no to a request for a donation, especially when you don’t know the person involved. But if you can spare even a single dollar, it helps, and in more ways than you can imagine.

I am a stalwart believer in the concept that, “Many hands make light work.” And that’s what I am asking for. Every day we spend anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours on Facebook, playing games, talking with friends, and gleefully whiling away the hours. Take just five of those minutes and pass along this message. Give whatever you can – it all shows a commonality of human spirit. Together, we can make a difference and just maybe save someone’s life. I know Jeff and Laura would be very happy with that outcome, and really, just how awesome would that be?
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I went to the WoW Insider party last night and had a good time in spite of myself.

Helpful hint for my geek brothers: when a woman tells you right away she's seeing someone, before you've even said hello, your chances of scoring with her are less than being hit by a stray meteor. Learn to recognize the difference between genuine interest and politeness.

Many thanks to +Mark Turpin for letting me pretend I knew him so I could escape a group of guys who literally backed me into a corner! And it was good to see and quickly say hello to +Felicia Day, who surprisingly remembered me from years ago.

Also, I have a ton of Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs perfume samples. I can now smell like 'Red Queen', 'Penitence', and 'Aureus', amongst other things. There were special edition scents designed for the various WoW classes, so I hunted for the Druid one… but all I found were Rogue and Paladin. Typical.

The only downside is that I'm still wired from all the free low-carb Monster energy drinks they were passing out like candy. I could almost levitate. :P
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My creepdar was pinging like crazy. I considered going to DisCon today (the unofficial meet up at Disneyland after BlizzCon), but have decided against it. While there will be some cool people there, I have a deadline, and am a bit leery of having a repeat of Thursday night.
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One of my three monitors died this morning with a loud POP! Luckily, it wasn't the Cintiq, but the large black one on the left that I have on the Alienware gaming rig. Well, 'luckily' being relative: the power supply's fried. Feh.

Anyone have a recommendation for a reliable brand?

Bonus points: identify the pictures on my bulletin board. This should be easy for the gamers.
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Let's see. The one on the far left is the half frozen lake Just before you get to Gnomeregan crossing over from Kharanos. (I could be wrong about which lake in Dun Morogh, but it's in that zone.)

A bunch of succubi pics, the rest, I either don't recognize or don't know.

+1 on the model M kbd, I have a couple, working on making one of them wireless, but the USB conversion on the others is working well.

As for monitors, I like Asus, but honestly, mid sized LCD monitors are now a commodity item, most any brand will do, some will die, and need replacing. If it is the power supply, should be a fairly simple fix though. A visual inspection should ID the culprit, and a bit of googling should find a replacement. Depends on what your time is worth vs a new monitors.
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I'm an artist working as an art director (I can boss myself around). When pressed, I also write and do IT monkey work. My job is what you'd get if you crossed Mad Men and The IT Crowd.
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Artist. Art director. Geek.
Introduction
If you drew a Venn diagram of Artist, Writer, and Geek, I'd be dead center. Not surprisingly, I embody most of those stereotypes. 


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Astonishingly, other people pay me to create things for them.