Daily Archives: Monday 18/01/2010

The Missing Karl… and the SingStar Link General Nonsense | My Life 18 JAN 2010

I’m worried about Karl. I haven’t heard from the good Dr. Storbeck in ages now, haven’t seen any life of him (apart from newly tagged photos) on FaceBook and haven’t come across his name in any ground-breaking scientific journal releases as of late.

What has happened to this kind-hearted man that served me so faithfully as best man and ring-passer-on at my wedding?

Well I fear I might be at the root of his disappearance I’m afraid… :(

You see, the last time he and Trish visited with Chantelle and myself, I loaned to him (well to Trish would be more exact) our entire SingStar collection, mics and all and I’m afraid that this unleashing of the karoke beast that is Trish may have proved to be too much for him, finally pushing him over the edge. Either he is sitting on his couch right this very moment, gurgling with his thumb stuck in his mouth or he is perhaps curled up in the foetal position at the bottom of his bedroom’s cupboard, waiting for that non-stop singing to finally subside and thus allow him to escape outside.

Or perhaps the cricket withdrawal systems forced upon him by the loss of his TV to Trish may have been the straw that broke this goat’s back? (He has more of an affinity to goats than camels you see).

Anyway, I don’t know for sure, but these scenarios seem the most likely explanation for his sudden scarcity, and it worries me that I might have been the cause for his current plight.

So please, if anyone spots this man in the photo above in broad daylight, let me know. Just to put my mind at ease of course…

Screens like this could very well be behind the disappearance of Karl...

The House of C 007: Axed! The House of C 18 JAN 2010

Axed! It’s weak I know. But hey, sue me. It’s my webcomic and I can run out of good ideas if I want to! So there! :P

But in the interests to keep you on board as a regular reader, please be aware that I hereby solemnly do swear to come up with far better material in the future. Though I’m just not sure what comedians might think when they start seeing their material turn up here on the really slow days…

Final note in order to pad out this post entry. The joke revolves around the dual meaning of axed, in other words a literal axe and the implied meaning of losing one’s position. There, now it really isn’t funny any more!

More Marvel T-Shirt Geekery! Comic Books | My Life 18 JAN 2010

Did I mention that all of a sudden all my t-shirts happen to feature Marvel superhero characters? I don’t know how this happened (clue: it was Christmas’ fault) but I do know that it is awesome – and I like it! :P

So in no particular order and because I want to share these awesome Marvel t-shirts garnered from the most unlikely of sources namely Pick ‘n Pay Clothing Store and Mr. Price here are the latest batch of shirts in my T-Shirt Geekery collection!

My Spider-man threads

Classic Iron Man blasting away

The Incredible Hulk pounding away as per usual

Captain America and his allies storming forth t-shirt

A jQuery Horizontal Scrolling News Ticker CodeUnit 18 JAN 2010

Gian Carlo Mingati has made life particularly easy for you if you are in search for a simple to implement, yet powerful and customizable side-scrolling (in other words horizontal) news ticker widget.

His liScroll jQuery plugin takes any old unordered (ul) list with a unique ID and transforms it into a simple side-scrolling news ticker that has a variable speed control and also actually pauses on mouseover events, making navigation from the bar particularly easy.

To use his creation, simply do the following:

First create your necessary markup, e.g.: