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Free Comic Book Day booty

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by blakejohnson

I went to free comic book day yesterday, a bit later than I’d hoped, which is probably why they didn’t have Hellblazer Vol. 2 or Courtney Crumrin Vol. 4 (though that one’s been hard to find anywhere so far), and it was pretty cool. People in costume, the fullest I’ve ever seen that comic store since I discovered it was there. Made a donation to their food drive, got some booty, bought the next in the Y: The Last Man series, overall it was a good trip.

I picked up a few cool things, which I was happy about (duh!) mostly because it was a very random selection and I’d never heard of most of what was available. So I basically just pointed at random stuff and they put it in a bag and gave that to me.

I ended up getting some cool stuff though, and am looking forward to reading it: The Overman #4, Young Guns ’09 Sketchbook, love and rockets, The Stuff of Legend (very excited about this one), and Hot Lists (a countdown of the best comic book-based movies), and of course Y: The Last Man #3 (One Small Step).

Take a gander at a photo of mah new shtuff after the jump.
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Free Geek!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2009 by blakejohnson

Alright…I just watched the redux on The League of Noble Peers documentary Steal This Film 2, as part of their campaign to help the three members of TPB during their current trial in Sweden, and not only did their talk about a new kind of internet connectivity and community and new ways of thinking about collaboration and community and a sort of technology/creativity-based utopia get me all geekishly excited but I just happened to stumble upon this site while looking for free packing supplies in my area (moving at the end of the month).  Yea, no big deal, but cool nonetheless, until I saw the righthand menu section.  “Upcoming Events”!?  “Learn”!?  CAN YOU SAY AWESOME!!  (How about GEEKTASTIC!?)  I got really excited when I saw the “Intro to Ubuntu GNU/Linux” coming up in March.  Definitely going to have to attend that one.  Except it’s full.  Damn.  Well it says there’ll be more in the future so I’m subscribin’ to ye ol’ newsletter then, see what I hear.

Oh yea, and their events are free, they’ve got an “earn a computer” program where you donate 24 hours of service to their organization and you get to adopt one of their aptly-named GeekBoxes (a Linux machine loaded with open source/free software), a computer thrift store (ooooh yeeess) and, under the ‘Free Geek Family’ section, ‘How to start a Free Geek!‘  Oh, and there’s a cluttered but kinda cool Wiki too.

Ooooh…this is going to be a long night of nerdgasms…

UPDATE: Check out the YouTube video below to see how the original Portland chapter got started.  Pretty freakin’ well-spoken 13-year-old, huh?

What's important

Posted in Get Meta!, Uncategorized on December 18, 2007 by blakejohnson

“What’s important, finally, is that you create, and that those creations define for you what matters most, that which cannot be extinguished even in the face of silence, solitude and rejection.

-Betsy Lerner
The Forest For the Trees

What’s important to you?

What’s important

Posted in Get Meta!, Uncategorized on December 18, 2007 by blakejohnson

“What’s important, finally, is that you create, and that those creations define for you what matters most, that which cannot be extinguished even in the face of silence, solitude and rejection.

-Betsy Lerner
The Forest For the Trees

What’s important to you?