What happens when two geeks live in an apartment together for a summer, communicating mainly in ridiculous sci-fi references and obscure insults? Why, they become a webcomic, of course!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Same page, new address!

Okay. so I didn't expect this to happen so quickly, but we got some space on a friendly domain thanks to our friend, the mysterious mogunus. So, I'm asking you to change your bookmarks just one more time to http://devrandom.mogunate.org

Friday, June 30, 2006

/dev/random has a new home!

Check out http://ocw.hampshire.edu/devrandom for all posts from here on out. This is our official new home page. Bookmark it! Add it to your toolbar! Grab the RSS feed! Do what you have to do, but just don't miss it! Because it only gets more beautifully ridiculous from here!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

We get a kitty and a very special guest...

You'll notice that this week's post includes a number of things never before seen on /dev/random. You'll meet our feline friend, see some new angles, my questionable sexuality, and *gasp* more than two people in a panel! This was also going to be the post where I brought you digital inking, for a newer, shinier /dev/random! But that will have to wait.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Further Embarrassment

Ladies and gentlemen of Earth, I give you the third /dev/random comic:

I took great relish that, in true, classic Empire Strikes Back style, you were not actually shown comic shop girl. That's right faithful reader(s) of /dev/random, you will not actually see CSG until I break free from her ice trap and hack off her arm with my lightsaber, when she will be howling in pain. Okay, maybe it wont be just like ESB. Well...we'll see how things go...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We break the laws of physics, I get excited.

New comic!

The basic empathic rating is a continuing reference to Doctor Who. The Free Software Song is a sort of hacker anthem written by none other than Richard Stallman, of GNU Emacs fame. The lyrics are fine, but his rendition of the song is absolutely horrific. (Part of the problem is that he wrote it to an obscure Bulgarian dance tune).

We hope you enjoyed this week's comic, dear readers (all five of you). There should be some goodies to come before next Tuesday's post.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Incoming Transmission

If anyone is actually checking this site on a semi-regular basis I just wanted to let you know that you can expect an update on the morrow. I think Tuesday is a good day for new comics, with intermittent aesthetic goodies strewn about all over the week (i.e. when I scan them and throw them up here.) As I tend to do test-sketches of people/situations before I do the comics I thought I could start a system where I show the tests a day or two before the comics as a sort of preview of silliness to come.

Ah, Monday mornings at work, where I lounge around and do internet things till about 10:07 at which point I can no longer procrastinate without feeling terribly guilty and start actually working on something. While I do wish that /dev/random and similar endeavors could be my job, this really isn't the worst of possible situations to be in at present, and I think Leibniz would heartily agree.

Oh, also, when we get our own blog up and running with vikki's wonderful layout, we're going to begin building a compendium of characters, including guests, recurring or otherwise. Since we only know three people in this world right now, it seems kind of silly, but believe me when I say there are more to come.

I think that shall be all. Now...what to do until 10:07?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I apologize for any sizing difficulties. We're moving to a better (home-brewed!) blog soon, but we'll deal with blogger for now. If you click on the comic you should get a nice full size in your browser window.

Character Designs

Some preliminary drawings of Vikki and in our webcomic incarnations. Enjoy.



It's the European-Cut Vest

It is with great pride and equal silliness that I announce the first ever /dev/random comic, which stems directly from a real conversation that I had with Vikki when we were fleshing out ideas. I haven't earned that cool, "I'm going to blather on and you're going to read it cause I'm an awesome webcomic artist," status yet. So without further ado...

If you are confused about the ood, check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/. And if you're a sci-fi geek and are not watching the new series of Doctor Who, you need to get on that shit. Of course, you have to have BBC America or be willing to download the episodes from bittorrent as they're released. It's worth it.