I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.

 

Here is a super nifty little thing I was gifted by the people over at HelloNomad.com, so that I could review it and share it with you, the lovely people of the internet. It’s a charge key (they come in iPhone and android varieties) about the size of a key. It’s super flexible and resilient, you can basically tie it in a knot and it still does it’s job. It’s tiny, lightweight, and easily attached to your keychain.

I dunno how many of you are like me and work yourself to the point of exhaustion then pass out for the night without remembering to plug in your phone, but this thing has saved me on multiple occasions. And made me the cool and popular life of the party when friends have forgotten theirs as well. Especially as my phone gets older and the battery starts to show it’s age, having a tiny portable charge key I can clip to my wallet chain and forget about until and emergency arises is a lifesaver. The handsome new and improved model (I think mine is a prototype from the first wave) will run you $29 over on the Nomad site with orders set to ship in September.

The only criticism I would make for it is if you’re a dolt like me who carries a huge wad of keys that you’ve forgotten the function of but don’t want to get rid of because you know after they’re lost forever you’ll immediately remember what they unlock, it can be a little unwieldy to take this thing on and off your key ring over and over again every time you want to use it. But if that’s the case they’ve got you covered on that front too with the Nomad clip (shipping October 31st for iPhone and Android, $39 usd) a conveniently clipable carabiner chargekey.

So yeah, super nifty little gizmo, have enjoyed thoroughly, would recommend to anyone who wants to play cell phone games in all their downtime without their battery crapping out at 4 pm or having to remember to stuff a charger cable in their pocket every morning. Check it out if you are in the market for such a lovely thing.

One of my former Studio mates, Ryan Khatam just did released this Android game called Pimpy da Pimp. It’s pretty crazy, and probably the closest thing to a Super Jail game anyone’s going to see in the near future (unless there already is a Super Jail game that I just don’t know about)

Spread the Word: Theft is Theft

chrishanel:

Do you support webcomics? Take this one question survey:

1. Do you take the RSS feed of over 90 webcomics, rip the images, put them in your Android app, and then put your own advertisements next to them in order to make money?

Congratulations: If you said “Yes”, then NO, YOU DO NOT SUPPORT WEBCOMICS.

There’s a thief- and he is a thief, let’s not be wimpy on that point- that has done exactly that, releasing his app in “Pro” and “Free” versions (wow, what a nice guy!) for people to read their favorite webcomics and earn him money. Somehow, this is not only okay, but apparently “supporting publishers for their efforts”. In other news, robbing a bank is “helping them gain exposure”.

The name of the app is DailyComix. I won’t be linking the app - no chance in hell - but if you are a fan of one of the below listed webcomics, please contact the creators and let them know that they are being stolen from and that a software dev has made the decision for them how their content is viewed. The developer has posted that they are honoring all requests to have strips removed (again, what a SWELL GUY!), and it’s my hope that the only webcomic left when we’re done getting the word around is his own.

The current list of comics “supported” by the app:

  • A Girl and Her Fed
  • A Softer World
  • Abstruse Goose
  • AmazingSuperPowers
  • AppleGeeks 3.0
  • Basic Instructions
  • Bear Nuts
  • Blip
  • Brain Dead
  • Buttersafe
  • Calamities of Nature
  • Capes & Babes
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Curvy
  • Cyanide & Happiness
  • Dan & Mab’s Furry Adventures
  • Dark Legacy Comics
  • Darths And Droids
  • Dead Philosophers in Heaven
  • Derideal
  • Diesel Sweeties
  • Digger
  • Dragon Ball Multiverse
  • dream*scar
  • DreamKeepers - Prelude
  • Dresden Codak
  • Dumbing Of Age
  • Earthsong Saga
  • Eerie Cuties
  • Emergency Exit
  • Evil Diva
  • Exterminatus Now
  • Fey Winds
  • Girl Genius
  • Girls with Slingshots
  • Grim Tales from Down Below
  • Gunnerkrigg Court
  • Hark! A Vagrant
  • Homeless Heroes
  • Housepets
  • Least I Could Do
  • Lightyears Away
  • Looking For Group
  • Magick Chicks
  • Manly Guys doing Manly Things
  • Megatokyo
  • Menage a 3
  • Misfile
  • Nerd Cubed
  • Nuclear Delight
  • Octopus Pie
  • Order of the Stick
  • Over Compensating
  • Penny Arcade
  • Perry Bible Fellowship
  • PHD Comics
  • Phoenix Requiem
  • Player Vs Player
  • Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi
  • Questionable Content
  • Real Life Comics
  • RecklessComix
  • Red Meat
  • Rival Angels
  • Romantically Apocalyptic
  • Rooster Teeth
  • Sandra and Woo
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
  • Scandinavia and the World
  • Scenes From a Multiverse
  • Sinfest
  • Slightly Damned
  • Sluggy Freelance
  • Something of That Ilk
  • Something Positive
  • Sore Thumbs
  • Spinnerette
  • Strawberry Death Cake
  • Sugar Bits
  • Super Effective
  • Supernormal Step
  • The Devilbear
  • The Dreamland Chronicles
  • The Gutters
  • The Trenches
  • Three Panel Soul
  • Tin the Incompetent Ninja
  • Trying Human
  • Tuesday with Everything in it
  • Twokinds
  • User Friendly
  • VG Cats
  • Weregeek
  • Wondermark
  • xkcd