Monday, October 13, 2008

Unemployment Week 1 Report

All's well so far! I've been taking the time to work on cleaning up my apartment and getting rid of old stuff that I don't need anymore, mostly. I've done the unemployment application and paperwork so that's all set. In the process of reducing expenditures by cutting out nonessential bills. Goodbye, land line long-distance service! Goodbye, housekeeper (that's a sad one). Once I'm finished watching last season of Battlestar Galactica, goodbye DVR and a big chunk of TV channels (I'm keeping the HD tier but losing the "variety" tier, which will unfortunately cost me the SciFi channel, boo).

I'm really glad I got all my debts paid off right before this happened. I literally made the last payment on the Camaro on the day I got laid off.

I've done some tweaks to the comic site in order to accomodate advertising. There's already a new banner ad setup at the top of the page, and I'll be adding an ad to the sidebar too. My webcomic friends have been recommending a few online ad networks that can provide actual income that would help me support and grow the comic, which would be great. I'm a bit conflicted about adding advertising, but I kinda have to try as many things as possible.

Meanwhile, I'm selling a bunch of stuff on eBay. Here's the list. Also, for some reason one item isn't showing up on that list, so here it is. There's videos and magazines and software, and there will be lots more. I'm trying to put at least 2 or 3 items up every day, with large batches going up on Sundays. If you see anything you like, or that you think a friend might like, I'd be honored if you'd put in a bid. :)

Tonight I will be at Wumpskate doing caricatures and sketch cards for the first time since early this year! It will be nice to be able to actually stay late, not worrying about having to get up for work tomorrow. That'll be a lot more relaxed and fun, I'll be able to take my time and do better work. If you're in Los Angeles, come on down and let me sketch you! Hope to see you there. :)

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Blogger Unknown said...

I hope you have fun at Wumpskate, even if you are working. i have been meaning to go but I never have the energy on Monday nights.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could not figure out how to contact you via the comic website but I thought I'd throw it out there:

Your comment about turning units of distance into units of time is incorrect. The Kessel Run involves flying thru or close to "The Maw" which is an area of space filled with black holes. Part of the challenge of the Kessel Run involves getting as close to a black hole (i.e. hard for imperials to capture you) without getting caught in the gravitational pull and being destroyed.

So making the kessel run in a number of parsecs meant he got a lot closer to a lot of black holes but was able to pull out due to the superior engine power of the falcon, thus shortening his run and avoiding imperial trouble.

This information appeared in one of the star wars novels, but I'm sure it can be reasonably googled if you want more detail.

10:14 AM  

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