I hope you’re all having a happy and stress free Thanks Giving.
I know it’s getting harder these days to not stress out during the holiday season with the constant reminder of Christmas looming over us even before the Turkey is finished cooking. And Stores fighting for our attention with shiny new deals, while our families seem to get more and more spread apart over the country making it hard to get together.
But even with all that I just want to say thank you to all those who’ve read my little ‘ol comic over the years. Lazy Bones is what got my freelance career started and the support of all of you is what got me through 1,000 comics and counting.
And if you’re not too overdosed with tryptophan tomorrow or out fighting the Black Friday crowds I hope you’ll stop by to see the 3rd comic in this week’s “Black Friday” story line.
See y’all tomorrow.
That’s right Hunger Games Fans you can be one of the first to get The Hunger Games on DVD or Blu-ray!
Visit your local Toys R Us after 12am Friday 8/17 to purchase your copy.
Also you can snag a copy for $7.49 with a purchase of $30 or more.
So, I saw The Hunger Games this week and really liked it.
I’m tempted to even go back and read the books now, but I was also inspired to draw this: Katniss Everdeen
It’s been a long time since I’ve done any pencil art or shown off any sketches, so please be kind.
Your search history now can be combined with information that Google has gathered from their other products, such as YouTube, Gmail, Google+ and a dozen other products of Googledom. This will in fact allow everyone/s favorite Big Brother to compile a comprehensive digital profile on each and every one of us. Needless to say some people find this more than a little unsettling.
So the big question is what can you do about it? Here comes the bright side; luckily Google has allowed for users to partially wipe their search history and stop Google from recording it in the future. Can you say thank you, Google?
Say it with me now. “Thank you, Google!”
The process is fairly straight forward.
Go to https://www.google.com/history and sign in with your Google account information. Usually your Google Aps account or Gmail account. You’ll see a list of everything that you’ve ever searched for using the Google search engine.
If you want to wipe it all, click the “Remove All Web History” button or you can select and remove individual search items.
Now here’s another nice thing that Google does for us. (Don’t worry I won’t make you thank Google again. Once was enough.) When you remove all your history it pauses the recording of future searches. However your information isn’t really gone for good, Google has it archived still, but will no longer use it for targeted ads or custom search results and in about 18 months it gets partially set to anonymous so that it’s no longer associated with you. Yay! Now you can go back to just worrying about normal Facebook Stalkers.
You can also wipe the data Google has collected about you from their other products. I suggest heading over to the Data Liberation site for further instructions.
Well I hope this blog has been helpful in relieving some of the anxiety that has arisen over this whole thing. I personally am not too concerned about Google’s insatiable need to learn as much as they can about me, because after all it’s just nice to know there’s someone out there who cares.
I wanted to share little peace of Star Wars Fan Art I drew up for a friend.
He wanted a very Gollum from the Lord of the Rings looking Ewok.
And so I came up with this Deathwok:
This is only the first version I hope to refine it later.