Making a Comic Table

I promised Umur I’d post something this week, so here’s something I’ve been holding until I got the last completed photo in, but said screw it.

So, we first tried mod podging some random magazine clippings, get an idea of how it all works, how much to use, all that.

My only major tip is mod podge light, even coats, and after it semi dries, go over it again on top to really penetrate through the paper. Glossy and other impenetrable media are a bit more difficult to work with, but light even coats is the only way to avoid rippling with that as well.

on to the process!
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I’m paying 43% as much for hosting, and I get to use the OS I wanted to (ubuntu). Thanks linode!

So excited for Best Friend Reunion 2013! Here’s some photos of dice to mark the occasion.

Clustered together:

_DSC5393 I’m super excited to use all of them, especially the big sucker.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 26 June, 2013
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s

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The Power of Data – Hacking into the Indian Education System

Debarghya Das, A computer hacker in India, uncovers a huge discrepancy in the Indian High School Assessment Exams by analyzing data the same way I do.
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Rainbow Grunge Texture Piece

I made this just for fun, but thought someone might enjoy the high resolution texture.
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Nemo Version Snowpocalypse

Here’s the link to the web version:

And here’s the full size, but my dropbox account might say I’m way over the limit, so we’ll see:

I love my job.

It’s been about two months since I started my new job. I finally feel like I’m doing what I was meant to. Everything here comes so naturally to me, I feel challenged, understood, and overall extremely satisfied.

Just a quick update, because I haven’t done anything on the website in a while besides upkeep on the back end. I haven’t taken any photos or done any big projects really, except Jonan the Jobarian, which now that I think about it, I don’t know why I haven’t put that up here. I’ll do that ASAP. As in, next year some time.

Yay! Engineering! 😀

Gorgeous Poison Ivy And Aquawoman

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.2
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 13 October, 2012
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/3000s

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 13 October, 2012
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 34mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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Dragon’s Breath

We made a new piece! It’s called Dragon’s Breath. A special request from a dear friend of mine Samir Balwani made it to the top of our list. He requested a drink that would be ideal for shots, totally unique, and cool. Easy enough 🙂
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Don’t ever do business with

This is pretty much the only place I can do something about it, so I’ll do whatever I can.
I’ll put the TL;DR right on top.


Placed an order with shirtpunch in April, order was half fulfilled in a month, repeated communication, no refund, no fulfillment of second half of order, still waiting. February of the following year, finally get my refund. That’s a 10 month fulfillment time.


So, a few months ago (April 25th, 2012), I ordered six shirts from It was an awesome Nathan Fillion shirt, showing him wearing his full Mal gear, pulling open his shirt to reveal his Captain Hammer tee underneath. Pretty sweet! Well, the original order took about a month to fulfill, and I only got three shirts. What gives, right? So I contacted them (May 25th, 2012), and asked hey, where’s my other three shirts? Two days later, I got a response apologizing, and asking for some info so they could look into it. At this point I’m a little sad, but nowhere near mad. I know what it’s like to all of a sudden have to fulfill a thousand orders, and I’m patient.

May 29th after a quick back and forth, they said they’d send out the missing shirts. June 19th 2012 rolls around and I e-mail them again saying “hey, what happened?” They apologized for the delay and said it was on its way…..At this point, the shirts are lost to me, the point is moot, I can’t give the shirts out to my friends like I wanted, I just want to not feel royally taken advantage of.

July 30th, I’m now no longer sad, just mad. I e-mail them again more along the lines of “Hey, what gives??” At which point I’m responded with a “sorry, We’ll refund you AND send you the t shirts.” Okay, I can see they’re attempting reparation. They’ve lost me as a customer, but maybe I won’t feel so damaged from the transaction.

August 24th, I e-mail them saying “So, should I just assume that you’ve stolen my money and call it quits?”

And he asks for my paypal info to refund me, to which I am still waiting. So yeah, don’t buy from ever.

I filed a report with the BBB, and they’re current standing with them is an F. That should give you an idea that I’m not an isolated incident.

I’ve given the two shirts I got away, never got the other three, and never got my money back (for at least half the order, I expected this to have happened LONG ago…). I regret buying this via paypal, because there’s pretty much nothing I can do. Paypal refuses to dispute it.

It’s worth mentioning that even though it took nearly a year, they did end up refunding my purchase, in full. Normally, I’d consider the previous exchange almost redemption worthy, however another e-dweller has found my review after being screwed by ShirtPunch recently, and wanted to contribute to my article with his story. Not only was he screwed, but he was upset by the quality. Look for an update soon, hopefully.

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