• The sketch titles, in order, from our show last night. Damn we had fun.

  • Hey Party People! Sketch comedy show in Portland Maine - Tuesday! Omg lol 😂


  • An Audit of all the things I let into my eyeballs & brain

    With everything happening over at “the twitter”, plus a glance at my screen time (yikes!) and my general feeling of overwhelm online, I think it’s time for an audit of who and what I let into my eyeballs & brain.

    First draft at some categorization:

    Newsletters from people and small teams that I like. Going to think about balancing the voices to not silo myself. Just put these into my email, no fancy reading tools. Less to manage and think about.

    Moving from social media to social network where are the groups of people I want to be aware of an informed of? Especially events.

    • For example my comedy friends and interests are all on Facebook. And (mostly) only on Facebook. How do I stay connected to them in a place I dislike? To ‘network’ - be informed, interact, communicate, share and not take place in the general ‘media’ - consumption, status, ads, hate.

    • There’s a small group of people I follow on Twitter, and they’re (mostly) only on twitter. How do I network with them?

    • Mastodon is complicated. The older I get the less interested in the tech/config/wiring up of things I am. Maybe it’s not for me at all.

  • The older I get the less “detail oriented” and the more “experience oriented” I get.

  • I’ve got an invite to the ia Presenter beta that’ll let you skip the waitlist. Let me know if anyone’s interested.

  • High class, low brow sketch comedy coming to Portland Maine, care of the fine folks at Hey Party People!

  • It’s October 20th already! I’ve been neglecting my duties of watching the David Pumpkins sketch at least once a day for the entire month. Please forgive me. I’ve let my community, family, and self down.

  • Excellent writing meeting tonight. Our sketch comedy show on 11/29 in Portland is going to be awesome.

  • About 10:45AM EST near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, US.

  • Just go watch some birds

    Twenty years ago, I was sharing some self doubt with a friend. I said I don’t think I’ll be able to animate this bird, as I don’t understand physiologically how a bird moves. And how I should have studied that more.

    My friend Jorma is wise, and a hell of an animator. He said… “You could just watch some birds to understand how they move”.

    That really stuck with me back then. As an animator you have to opportunity to study so much. The ways animals move and behave. Including human animals, the most unpredictable of all.

    Years after that, another bird issue came up for me. I was working on the technical aspects of animation. The process generally known as “rigging”. It’s the preparation of 3D characters so that they may be later animated. It’s like making a virtual puppet.

    Anyway, I had to make the bird puppet for someone to animate. I was fiddling with the legs. They just didn’t feel right. I had the point of articulation at the bottom of the belly, where the leg “started” or so I thought.

    I looked at some skeletons of birds as reference, and wow was I off. Look at how high the “hip” joint of a bird is!

    The leg just doesn’t just come out of the belly!

    When you want to learn something, you get to do some research. You don’t already have to know everything. Thanks Jorma for introducing me to the growth mindset, let alone how to learn about animation.

    “You could just go watch some birds to see how they move”.

  • What a nice day in central New Hampshire.

  • I saw Tenacious D in concert last night. Wow, to be able to commit to their comedy performances so deeply, and be great musicians for so long really is amazing. What a show.

  • The beginning of the beginning.

  • The path is made by walking.

    Thanks @chrisjwilson for bringing this quote into my life. I think about it daily.

  • Hello @odd I really like the design of your site “Keeping it Integer”. Did you start with the Kiko theme and customize it?

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  • As we sat around the campfire last night, we thought we saw a UFO. This morning after some googling, we think it was the starlink launch that happened yesterday. Kinda relieved and disappointed

  • Lomo sprocket rocket.

  • Hey Portland Maine people! Let’s get the lols! 8/24 at St. Lawrence Arts!

  • Learned a couple things when adding highlights. Make a layer, set it to 20% or so opacity. Paint with a soft airbrush. The I used the smudge tool. But I realize just today that you can choose a brush for the smudge tool. Just like any other brush. 🥳must tinker more later!

  • Found a better (for me) technique for shading and highlights. Make a layer, set it to 20-ish percent opacity, and paint it black/dark color. Don’t mess with blending modes at all. Same process but white/light color for highlights. Still tinkering with highlights.

  • I’ve got the draw over with pencil working ok. Not sure I like the brush I’m using and the layer management hurts my brain. I’ve got to do some more studying on that. May the force be with you. Always.

  • I’m writing and performing some sketch comedy for a show in Portland, Maine. 8/24! It’s going to be a blast! details