November 29, 2007

Headline: George shatters pageview record; creator arrested for public drunkenness

I'd like to say thank you to all you George readers out there for breaking the site's all-time one-day pageview record. Normally people get reprimanded when they break things, but not you. Instead, I want you to press your hand to the monitor and wait a few seconds; I will give you a high five. With my mind.

There is still some question as to exactly how many pageviews the site had yesterday, as Google Analytics says 2,101 while my server's stats software says 2,917. I say we settle this with a calculator battle between the two numbers. Hang on.

Okay, the two numbers came together and waged an epic battle until they were finally divided by two, somehow leaving only one number as the victor: 2509. 2509 pageviews in a day; modest numbers for many, spectacular numbers for George. I sincerely hope I can look back on the day when 2509 pageviews seems modest, but for now I'll enjoy the victory. Over the Internet.

November 24, 2007

To everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving Thursday...

...hope you had a good and safe one. My parents saddled me up with enough leftovers to ensure that I probably won't have to buy any groceries until December. Of 2008.

In other news, there's a little side project I've been working on; a writing project, actually. A friend inspired me to write a short story and enter it in a contest online, so I did. You can read my submission, Axult City, here. So anyway, I wrote that and then I started to get a little itch. A little itch that no cream will cure. I'm talking, of course, about the writing itch. Now I'm preparing to write a longer story about Axult City, though not a full-blown novel...somewhere in between a novel and a short story. A novella I guess?

Ever since I started reading Good Ship Chronicles, I keep picturing the main character of my story, Dr. William Lofeld, as looking like Hap Banning. This, of course, is awesome because Good Ship Chronicles is a great strip. It wouldn't kill you to read a few strips, unless you stumble upon the archived comic which triggers a blast of anti-matter rays from your monitor.

November 18, 2007

Just in case you're not a NERD like me

Don't fret if you don't get today's comic. I mean, I really hope it's strong enough to stand on its own without knowledge of what it's referencing, but if not, just chalk it up to bad luck this time. "Tasslehoff Birdfoot" is a play on the name of a popular character from the Dragonlance novels created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Tasslehoff Burrfoot is a kender--that is, a halfling with a penchant for picking locks, "accidentally" picking up items and trinkets that aren't his, and telling long-winded stories. Moreover, most kenders carry long (well, long for THEM) staves with what resembles a slingshot on one end. When I drew this comic I was just getting into the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy, and the nerd in me is proud to say that I've now finished not only Chronicles, but the Legends trilogy that followed it as well. Not to mention The Legend of Huma, another great Dragonlance book, this one written by the quite legendary Richard A. Knaak. Hopefully before Thanksgiving I'll have wrapped up the sequel to that book, Kaz the Minotaur.

...Anybody out there still with me?

November 13, 2007

A Dedication

Today's comic goes out to my good friend Sharon, who bought a faulty iPod Mini from me around the first part of this year. Well, in all truth and fairness, it was not faulty when she purchased said iPod from me, but it did almost immediately become faulty upon said purchase. I tried to keep it on life support until she moved 1,000 miles away, where my tech support services were rendered unusable. Now I believe the iPod has puttered out completely. And so it is with this that I offer the heartfelt dedication of today's strip to Sharon, She of the Malfunctioning iPod Mini.

November 8, 2007

Greetings, international visitors.

I took a look at my site stats this afternoon and was fairly shocked at what I saw. So far this month, the top five cities for George visitors are not in the United States. Mostly, they're in the United Kingdom and southeast Asia. Overall, the United States generates more traffic, but no single city in the United States generates quite as much traffic as these top five international cities. I think this is absolutely wonderful and very cool, because I appreciate the concept of having international appeal, and I believe there's probably no way George could have international appeal without the internet. So anyway, hola, salut, bonjour, ni hao, hafa, barev, god dag, mabuhay, dobri, grüß gott, shwmai, namaste, marhabah, zdravstvuyte, labdien, and howdy to everyone out there.

November 6, 2007

Technology, how I love and loathe thee

Comic's up a bit on the early side today, because I'm going to be booked 'til noon tomorrow doing tech support for a business conference downtown, and I gotta get to bed early tonight. This will be the second time I've done tech support for this conference, and even though it's my job to know my way around computers, I'm still so deathly paranoid and worried that something is going to go horribly wrong. Like, someone is going to plug in their USB drive and the laptop is going to erupt in a nuclear explosion, I dunno. Maybe someone is going to double-click the PowerPoint icon and instead of their presentation loading, a hidden trap door swings open and the room and everyone in it tumbles into some other dimension where Apple has the operating system market cornered and pants wear us.

November 1, 2007

New "Weird Greg" wallpaper!

In honor of Halloween (ok, that's a lie but it sounds plausible), I made a new wallpaper yesterday evening, featuring Greg in full "Weird Al" costume. There's a version for most screen resolutions, and if yours isn't there, I'm sure all my readers are smart, talented, and attractive enough to manipulate the image into whatever size you need.