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Benjamin Kern
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Finally decided it was time to change my profile picture. 10 year old one had to go! :)
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Here's a thing I made yesterday: a #pixelart  rendition of Chris from Bravest Warriors!
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New entry in my unsettling sketchbook
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Today I decided that perhaps a somewhat crappy jell ink ballpoint pen was maybe not the best tool to use for all of my line work. So I got a set of Micron pens at Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, and I think my first attempt at using it turned out pretty well.
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So, tomorrow I start my new job! As expected, I'm a little nervous, but mostly just excited! =)

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So I just realized I shared this on teh Twittaz, but I never did post it on here. It's my first actual planned art piece!

Like it? Not? Let me know! I definitely want to make more art either way.

For the curious, it's mixed media, mostly dry hard pastels. The moon is gold India ink. Outlining is done in gel pen. Background trees, shading of the roots, eyes and mouth are charcoal. Wispy clouds were done by drawing them in white colored pencil before laying down the pastels for the sky. Blood from the eyes was done by painting water and adding drops of red India ink.
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So now that I have a not-decrepit computer, I decided to set up a chromium build environment. I downloaded depot_tools and got the source using "fetch --nohooks chromium --nosvn=True". Per the instructions, I remove the "master" branch, make my own, run "git pull", then "gclient sync", which fails saying I have unstaged changes. Apparently I am missing .exe files from native_client and reference_build. After hours of pouring over git documentation, I learned that "git reset --hard" looks like it works, then "git status" still shows the files as deleted, but "git diff --binary" spits out a patch file that contains an encoded representation of the binary data of the remote file, but the patch cannot be applied. After several more hours of trying to build a program that would decode the customized base85 implementation that git uses, I finally realize that it’s my anti-virus blocking git from writing the files to the hard drive. Now I’m happy, but it’s still gonna bug me why my base85 math is wrong.

Yum pun idea: Make a melted cheese sauce with a dark English beer, pour over toast. Ta dah! Porter Rarebit!

Woohoo! I just passed my Java SE 6 Programmer certification exam!

Dear dream: it was cool to be able to foos-rho-dah some werewolves, but why would villagers react by angrily throwing a giant pickle at me?
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