I.T. Happens! No. 10 April 20, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Comic Strips, IT Happens.
Tags: AlertThingy, Comic, Comic Strips, IT Happens
Howard/Baines must’ve had this experience when they brainstormed for their wonderful new web app.
None other than Clive Howard himself from Howard/Baines saw this comic strip and sent the following email to me! (He approved sharing it, of course)
That’s great. So close to the truth
Here are all 10 I.T. Happens!
I.T. Happens! No.8 April 17, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Blogs, Comedy, Comic Strips, IT Happens.
Tags: Blogging, Comic, Comic Strip, IT Happens, Problogger, SEO
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Here’s an interesting sidenote about this comic strip. I showed it to Darren Rowse, A.K.A ProBlogger
to get his opinion of it since he was the original name that I used in this comic and I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t offensive to him in any manner. Well, he confirmed that it was fine and that it didn’t bother him in the least. However, he made an interesting comment when he said “You know, he kinda looks more like Seth Godin”. Well, shoot, I thought. Of course it does! So, off I went to double-check and here’s what I found.
By George, I think ProBlogger was right!
View all 8 comic strips of the I.T. Happens series here
I.T. Happens! No.6 March 25, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Comic Strips.
Tags: Comics, IT Happens, ToonDoo, toons
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“What’s in a name?”
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Comics 2.0 March 9, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Comic Strips.
Tags: art, bitstrip, Comic Strips, Comics, drawing, pixton, ToonDoo, toonlet
Toon creating services appear to be the hottest trend these days. A whole new crop have sprouted up all of a sudden. Here’s a rundown of the best of breed. Trust me, there are many more that just aren’t as good as these selected services. Many of them just offer the ability to add captions to your photo’s, but the services in this review all let you create a comic strip like we are familiar with from newspapers. Some even allow you to edit existing characters to create your own. All of these services provide the ability to embed your comic strip on your website and share them with others.
ToonDoo appears to offer the most features and generates a wider variety of toon styles. Their online editor is also very easy to use and offers a vast array of objects such as characters, backgrounds, balloon bubbles and more. Their most unique offering is something called a ToonBook which allows you to create a flip book with any of the toons that you’ve created which is pretty slick. Here’s a ToonDoo ToonBook that I created for my I.T. Happens comic series. Here’s a sample strip from the series:
BitStrips is the newest toon creating service that has gotten a great deal of attention. The quality of the comics generated are top notch.
Here’s another sample from Tojosan. This is the link to his Flickr BitStrip fan club.
StripGenerator is similar to the others on here only without as large a library of objects or characters.
Comiqs is a little different than the other services in this lineup because they do more of the captioning photographs type of comic strips. However, the reason they are included here is because they do offer the ability to use your own drawings so it can allow you to create and share your own comic strip online like the others. Here’s a video of how it works:
All of these services and any worthy newcomers will be tracked in this public document called Comics 2.0. Come back to it often to see what’s new or what’s changed. These services give everyone a great way to unleash the artist trapped within and easily share our comics with the world.
I.T. Happens! No. 4 March 8, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Comic Strips, IT Happens.
Tags: Cartoon, Comic Strip, Comics, ToonDoo
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Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy January 29, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Fun, TV.
Tags: company's computer guy, Funny, Humor, Nick Burns, SNL, TV
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Every nerd or geek from I.T. (like me) loved the “Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy” sketch from Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Fallon was hilarious and dead-on as the cynical sarcastic helpdesk hero. While most of the jargon and technical props were way off base in regards to realism, the sentiment of the sketches were always eerily right on the money. Fortunately, most tech support personell never really behave the way ole Nick does, but many do “think” what he has the audacity to say and do, like telling someone to “MOVE!” so they can fix the problem themselves.
Nick Burns has been on SNL five times, and each skit has involved the guest host.
- 11/20/1999: host Jennifer Aniston – Plays an employee whose computer was crashing with a new program
- 1/8/2000: host Jamie Foxx – Plays an employee who matches wits—and knowledge of computers—with Burns
- 5/20/2000: host Jackie Chan – Plays a new IT guy, Wang, who is replacing Nick for his vacation
- 11/11/2000: host Calista Flockhart – Plays an IT girl, Rhonda, who has a thing for Nick
- 11/17/2001: host Billy Bob Thornton – Plays Nick’s dad Here are a couple of sketches that stand out.
This one has future Academy award winner, Jamie Foxx, who gives the Nickster a run for the money when it comes to troubleshooting.
Jennifer Aniston is the guest star in this sketch.