… and thanks to those artists celebrated with Google logos
… and thanks to those artists celebrated with Google logos
I love Google doodles, really I do. Today, Google Canada presented one that is another childhood reminder. Today they celebrated E.C. Segar’s birthday, the creator of the Popeye comic strip character.
… and here is a bit from wikipedia:
Evening American Managing editor William Curley thought Segar could succeed in New York, so he sent him to King Features Syndicate, where Segar worked for many years. He began by drawing Thimble Theatre for the New York Journal. The strip made its debut on December 19, 1919, featuring the characters Olive Oyl, Castor Oyl and Horace Hamgravy, whose name was quickly shortened in the strip to simply “Ham Gravy”. They were the strip’s leads for about a decade. In January 1929, when Castor Oyl needed a mariner to navigate his ship to Dice Island, Castor picked up an old salt down by the docks named Popeye. Popeye’s first line in the strip, upon being asked if he was a sailor, was “‘Ja think I’m a cowboy?” The character stole the show and became the permanent star. Some of the other notable characters Segar created include J. Wellington Wimpy and Eugene the Jeep.
Recognition for ones contributions is always a reward in itself.
I like to spend time on the WordPress Support forums helping where I can. Some days I’m able to offer a tip, or a suggestion, or a bit of advice; other days I am learning from what I read. I do what I can to contribute to the community and I was greatly pleased to see it recognized … as well as seeing all the other great people that volunteer their time and efforts on the Support forums receiving recognition for their efforts, too.
The following is an excerpt from the blog post “A Little Support?” at WordPress.org:
The Honor Roll
These people are not official moderators, but their knowledge and activity levels have caught the attention of those who are. A big round of thanks to these folks for selflessly sharing their knowledge with other WordPress users.
Most active volunteers, nominated by more than one official moderator for recognition (for the reasons given):
alchymyth – “Overall knowledge”
apljdi – “Overall knowledge and programming skills”
t31os_ – “Programming skills”
whooami – “For her security responses” “Knows her stuff”
Generally active volunteers, nominated by official moderators for recognition:
esmi, ClaytonJames, numeeja, stvwlf, buddhatrance, songdogtech, alism, alchymyth, Ipstenu, RVoodoo, jdingman, kmessinger, ArnoldGoodway, Shane G., figaro, jonimueller, blepoxp, cais, mfields, designdolphin, doc4, greenshady, mercime, mrmist, bh_WP_fan , henkholland, krembo99, jdembowski, pboosten, adiant, andrea_r, GDHosting, Gangleri.
Some newcomers who’ve been getting active:
a_johnson, equalmark, WebTechGlobal, kymac.
Posted November 30, 2009 by Jane Wells.
Thank you to all those mentioned above, the list is by no means exhaustive …
Today, October 29, marks an auspicious milestone for two very different items.
The first is the birthday of Asterix, a favorite comic book character that often reminds me of childhood trips to the library. Will they have a new one today?
This month marks the 50th birthday of France’s most popular comic book. Back in October 1959, writer René Goscinny and illustrator Albert Uderzo had their first comic strip published in the magazine Pilote. The comic featured Asterix and Obelix, two inseparable and delightfully complementary characters from a small village in Brittany renowned for “sticking it to the man” by resisting Caesar’s colonial ambitions. Asterix and Obelix’s adventures did suffer from some ups and down along the way, most notably after Goscinny’s death in 1977, but their popularity never did fade: the comic books sold more than 325m copies worldwide and have been translated into 107 languages.
Jessica Reed at guardian.co.uk
The second, 40 years ago, is the “first message ever sent over the ARPANET” as described in a Wikipedia article. Here is an excerpt (follow the link below to read the complete article):
The first message ever sent over the ARPANET (sent over the first host-to-host connection) occurred at 10:30 PM on October 29, 1969. It was sent by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline and supervised by UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock. The message was sent from the UCLA SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the SRI SDS 940 Host computer. The message itself was simply the word “login.” The “l” and the “o” transmitted without problem but then the system crashed. Hence, the first message on the ARPANET was “lo”. They were able to do the full login about an hour later.
As much as I would expect the latter to be more important to Google, it would seem the former. Which is more important to you?
I have always been intrigued by quotes. I like to collect them. Quotes are my snippets of inspiration.
As a reader, you may find a particular quote I found interesting posted here. These quotes may be a collection of words that made me think, made me ponder their obvious meaning, or perhaps a meaning that is not so obvious.
The written word can be ambiguous in comparison to the spoken word. Each can be quoted. Each can carry a tone or connotation built on the inflections found in the speaker’s voice. A voice that can jump off the page at you or ring clearly in your ears. One as powerful as the other.
What is your favorite quote?
I believe one should be forthcoming with reasoned answers to respectful questions. Time may be of the essence, but that does not preclude appropriate communication.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
Thanks to @sebs on twitter.com
… hammering a square peg into a round hole rather than notching that same hole to let the square peg slide through.
Get to know your inner child, again … perhaps one of the most creative geniuses you will ever meet.
I found these quotes at essentially the same time and an interesting thought came to mind.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
The wisdom of a society is found in its ideals and its folly found in its ideas.
What are you willing to bring forward?
Senior Support Technician; WordPress theme developer and plugin designer; Chess enthusiast; Guitar player; Photographer … I am Cais