Archive for Dec 2014

    Rick Roderick →

    <> Posted on December 30, 2014 in Links

    Speaking of Rodericks, while looking for John I found this amazing resource site for the lectures of Rick Roderick with transcriptions and videos. I listened to his recordings by The Teaching Company some years ago and found they were great. You'd...

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    The Origin of John Roderick →

    <> Posted on December 29, 2014 in Links

    Brett Terpstra just compiled the interview he did with John Roderick that spanned four episodes of his podcast, Systematic. As a fan of The Long Winters I really enjoyed these ones.

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    Louis CK on WTF with Marc Maron about becoming a parent →

    <> Posted on December 20, 2014 in Links

    And all this stuff about my own anxiety about my life just went away. 'Cause I didn't give a shit. I instantly knew that I'm gonna get old and die and I wasn't afraid anymore because it's about her now. It's about giving her a chance to be happy and have her own confidence and her own life. That's what it became about.


    It also taught me to be a man, because you have to… you can't fuck around when you have kids. You can't afford to go into a depression. You can't afford to go eat yourself into a stupor and lay on the floor. You can't do it. The kid needs to be taken care of and the kid needs to be supported. I suddenly had a reason to raise… to earn money that was real.

    I can't agree more with the feeling. The whole episode is great, specially the second hour.

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    Just When I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In

    <> Posted on December 18, 2014 in Life

    Back in March 2003 I left my job as an in-house software engineer for a magazine publishing company to follow my dream of being an illustrator and comic artist. More than 11 years later, in what seems to me more than a lifetime now, I can confidently say that I've become a professional illustrator and comic artist. Hooray!

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A former developer who changed career to illustration, now going back to development.