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Bitstrips
Bitstrips
(www.bitstrips.com) is a online comic building website. Bitstrips started in 2008 and since has created many interesting comics. Bitstrips has a vertical site in Bitstrips for Schools, which gets students involved in creating content. Make comics, share with the public, where they can laugh or groan at it. The Bitsrips community is pretty broad.

Geekazine Fact on Bitstrips:

Jeffrey Powers started using Bitstrips after seeing it by Chris Pirillo. His brother, ThomasSilly, is a top Bitstrips producer. Jeffrey also has created some great Bitstrips comics and even documented on YouTube including the creation of Duke Nukem on Bitstrips.

Morning Coffee: Then and Now – Bitstrips 0

Morning Coffee: Then and Now – Bitstrips

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a Bitstrips. Today I was inspired. Me and my brother really enjoy going to breakfast every now and then. What was better – there was a restaurant that actually had Wi-Fi access. Therefore, we both would take our laptops and surf while eating. That was two weeks ago. Now we have smartphones that have wireless access. Of course, I have the iPhone 3GS and he has the Blackberry 8330. So why do we need the Notebooks? Heck – we can go to any place that serves breakfast because the Wi-Fi access selling point is null. The only thing we cannot do is run any program that requires Flash. That means no Bitstripping while at breakfast with the phone. So we still need the computers and access at one point. That is, until we get netbooks with 3G access….

Let the Phone Wars Begin – Bitstrips 0

Let the Phone Wars Begin – Bitstrips

The next few weeks are going to be do or die for the Palm Pre. With it’s release of June 6th, we will see if this new phone from Palm is going to be able to stand up to the Apple iPhone. Especially when the new 3.0 version comes out by the end of the month. iPhone has had a very strong showing. It knocked down Motorola’s RAZR and brought the world of Smartphones to the forefront of mobile technology. You can pretty much do anything you need on the phone from take photos, to record and listen to music, check mail and even turn your life over to this amazing device. That is, if you can afford the mobile plan. Palm has been around for over 10 years in handheld organizers. There have been some reorganizations of the company – changing to PalmOne, for example. Nonetheless, Palm...

Geekazine Podcast Ep 89 – 6-03-09 – Homeless edition 0

Geekazine Podcast Ep 89 – 6-03-09 – Homeless edition

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSShorter show because still at the old Place. I’ll tell you why – TVazine videos doing well – Weekend in Grand Rapids – Summer of Geekazine Contest going on. Win an Epson Artisan 700. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Android II – T-Mobile announcement Apple Sued – Actus has Electronic Tokens Kindle buys E-INK Google’s new Search Appliance News from E3 –PSPgo –Wii Pacemaker – Everyone wants to be a Wii – Natal JOTW – Three lead programmers of Google decide to jump ship and apply at Yahoo. They tell Yahoo they have...

Finish the Strip – Bitstrips 0

Finish the Strip – Bitstrips

This week I thought I would do something different for Bitstrips: A Caption Contest. It all started when I got the weirdest text message on my phone. I searched the Acronym database for what it could mean, but was stumped. Sometimes I think people are TOO lazy. Nonetheless it got me thinking – what would be the strangest SMSA (SMS Acronym) that you could get. Would you lol or say wtf?

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here 0

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSLast week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on http://delicious.com/geekazine/88 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Lenovo S12 on ION Kumo or Bing – Microsoft in a transition The 10 TB Disc – All your music and movies on a DVD Win 7 Netbook Strategy Rethought iPhone Painting on cover of New Yorker Hulu LIVE – Dave Matthews Concert is the first Aneesh Chopra CTO – Senate approves Apple Accepts Eucalyptus – a win for...

Moving – Bitstrips Style 0

Moving – Bitstrips Style

This week it’s all about packing and moving. Got the living room all straightened out. The Kitchen was easy. The bathroom just needs to be cleaned. But what could be left? OH YEAH. The computer stuff. It becomes an interesting ritual of what I am going to keep and what is going to Goodwill. Computers themselves are not accepted there, so I have to find other means for them. Really, the best thing is to strip them and dispose of them in a proper mannor. I thought at one time of turning motherboards into things like art and clocks, but then I realized with all the harmful chemicals on a motherboard, would that be wise? Plus I would have to take time to build clocks and I really don’t want to do that. The most interesting thing is the cables. You know – you needed that one special...

Duke Nukem – Bitstrips 0

Duke Nukem – Bitstrips

This week I take Bitstrips to a new level and give a proper send off for the game Duke Nukem. 3-D Realms closed it’s doors last week. Although I don’t think it will keep the next version of the Duke Nukem franchise down (After all, Take Two Entertainment still owns rights to it), it will definitely add to the “Wait” time of the newest version of game. We’ve been waiting since 2001. Duke Nukem was best known for Topping Year end Vaporware lists of Duke Nukem Forever as the “Game that never was”. There was some resurgence this last year, but that all ended when 3D Realms said they will be closing the company due to the economy. Therefore, in tribute, we give you the Duke Nukem: Bitstrips style. Better yet, here is the video on how I created the strip.

The 10 Commandments of iPhone – Bitstrips 0

The 10 Commandments of iPhone – Bitstrips

Commandment #1 – Thou shalt maketh thine iPhone App compatible doth 3.0 versions…. OK, it does make sense – If you make an iPhone app or if you want to keep the iPhone app in the store, you must update it for the new version of the software. For some, it may not need any real updates – just someone to test and say; “Yeah, it’s 3.0 compatible.” It does get frustrating when you look through something like Firefox plugins and see an add-on that hasn’t been updated in a very long while. Even the plugins for this site: sometimes you have to watch what you install, or else you might just break the system. Therefore, we submit this: These 1 Bitstrips for you all to obey… or at least get a chuckle out of.

Twitter Novelists – Bitstrips 0

Twitter Novelists – Bitstrips

You only get 140 characters. How do you get your point across in that amount? Well, sometimes, you have to make some sacrifices. Great becomes Gr8. Punctuation sometimes is taken out. message names and hashtags are implemented. Proper grammer is – well, not proper twitter. This weeks Bitstrips takes us to Twitter U, where you can learn all the cool terms the kids are using today.

How I Made It – Bitstrips 1

How I Made It – Bitstrips

The other day I decided to play with the Beta version of CamStudio. The new beta version seems to be more stable and very useful. I like it a lot. What I decided to do was record this week’s Bitstrips – a how to model. I created a simple face on the site. However, I used a method a lot of Bitstrippers are applying. It’s called the “Moon Method”, or what I like to call “Moonwalking”. Basically, you use the Moon Prop to create art. The best part about this program is that you sometimes have to find ways around the art to create what you want. A good example was last weeks’ Segway article. And of course, this weeks Moonwalking comic. It’s not much the picture as it is the accompanying video. The background music is by a band called “Sunspot“. It’s my favorite SS song –...

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