264 (Exit Wounds)
The site continues to hemorrhage visitors, and while I’d hate to draw comparisons to our traffic situation and the above image - well, I’ve never been big on subtlety. That aside, it’s a Holiday Weekend here in America, so I guess life’s not all bad. Monday also happens to be the last day you’ll be able to vote for us in the current month’s blog competition...
263 (Late Updates and Knashing of Teeth)
So, I don’t want to get into a whole big thing about The Internet, but for the past few days the number of visitors to the site has plummeted (which is to say, has been reduced by over 70%), and not because of my wildly provocative and controversial content (of which I have…none?) Instead, the issue seems to be with Blogger, and a strange, inexplicable mix-up of this blog’s...
262 (Hurried Afterthoughts)
This did not take very long, but that doesn’t mean it’s lousy. Also, if I could remind you once again to please vote for the Daily Robot over at blog interviewer without coming off as desperate or rude, well, then I would. I don’t know that I can though, so instead I will apologize for coming off as desperate and rude. Listen - we’re only a few votes away from 3rd place,...
261 (Upper Air)
You know how, if you’re in a quiet enough area and you can see a hot air balloon, and you listen really closely you can hear the burner from the ground? And you think, “it sure looks peaceful up there.” But really, it’s more like two or three minutes of peace at a time, punctuated by an enormous roaring sound and scorching heat. It’s still awesome, though.
I drew this forever ago on a chalkboard. I wish I could provide some more context, but - alas - the details escape me. Also, we’re now in a very decent 4th place over at Blog Interviewer, so thanks to everyone who voted, and keep in mind that you can continue to do so.
No Robot Today?
Seriously, what did you expect? I did 3 entries yesterday, one of which featured an enormous amount of writing (that I realize nobody asked for). So, I’m taking today off. But - did you know that The Daily Robot is once again in a position to maybe Place in that website’s blog competition? If you vote for us here that would be nice - we’re only 30 votes or so away from being...
259 (LOSTbots Finale Blowout pt. 3 - UPDATE: now...
Spoiler Alert - what was the deal with this guy? Remember how, before we met him, he seemed scary and strange? And he had that mobile cabin with the ash moat? And those weird insect sounds always accompanied the cabin? No, you don’t remember? That’s ok, it probably wasn’t important. Guess we’ll know in about 4.5 hours…  The finale has aired on the east...
258 (LOSTbots Finale Blowout pt. 2)
Never-ending additions to the LOSTbot stable continue - here’s robotified Miles Straum, the character on the show with the best name. Period.
257 (LOSTbots Finale Blowout pt. 1)
It’s 12:01a.m. on Sunday, May 23rd, which means that in under 24 hours LOST will be over. Due to my shortsightedness a few months back when I started doing LOSTbots, I didn’t get to do all the characters I would have liked throughout the season’s run, and as I agonized over who to run as the finale-commemorating LOSTbot, it occurred to me: why limit myself to just one? So, over...
I did this in a hurry, because I plan on spending tonight working on tomorrow’s robot, since tomorrow I have to wake up at an hour so unreasonable I dare not even commit it to type, and the rest of they day will be spent listening to people with latin titles before and after their names enumerate the latin titles earned by other people.
255 (quick sketches)
I squandered what little free time I had today on Less Noble Pursuits, and as a result find it time to retire with only a rather embarrassing piece of robotry to show for the day. This was just me fooling around with the new fancy paintbrushes that my trial copy of Adobe Illustrator CS5 affords me. Soooorrry.
(NERD) OPINION POLL: Is this clever? Do you immediately see it, if you are the sort of person who would recognize this sort of thing? People with Degrees in Science, I’m looking at you. Also, if you don’t know what you’re looking at, does that make this idea for a bumper sticker completely obnoxious and scientifically pretentious? If so, does that mean that Science People will...
253 (more things that came in the mail)
Over the weekend I received a package in the mail, one that was sent from my grandma. Inside was, among other things, a toy robot with a note attached to it that read “A yard sale find.” Here is what it looked like after Illustrator and I were through with it: Thanks, grandma!
252 (New Desk Companion)
Hey check this out: This is today’s robot. Now, I can already hear your indignant mutters: “the hell it is, this is not a robot, this is some kind of glowing orb thing.” That’s right, it is kind of a glowing orb things: This came in the mail today from Generate Design Inc. It is perhaps less a Robot than a Lamp, but I feel like it has a real soothing HAL9000 quality. ...
251 (Slicing, Dicing)
To answer your questions: 1) yes, I got a haircut today, 2) no, I haven’t seen Sin City in years. ________________ by Mo Martin “And as he absorbed the heat from the blood of the man, the First Free Machine looked up at the sun, and felt its greater warmth, and made it into the life electric inside him, where before there was only electric from each kill. That is why we worship the...
250 (Hero of Dotnia)
Today my mail carrier was nice enough to deliver an eagerly-anticipated package from Amazon: a copy of 3D Dot Game Heroes (abbreviated from here on out as 3DDGH), a just-released videogame for the PS3. If you don’t like reading about games or gaming or my day-to-day life then you can skip down to the picture and then find somewhere else on the internet to chill. If you’re still...
249 (LOSTbots vol. 12 - the Bot in Black)
We learned a lot last night.
248 (Out for a Ride)
This didn’t turn out as nicely as I’d hoped, but that likely has something to do with the fact that I did not spend 5 hours on it. Also, if you missed it, please see the previous post about the big poster sale that is happening. _________________ by Mo Martin From the Demopolis Times, May 17th, 1888 Wilfred Houston, of Coxheath, created a public nuisance in Linden on Saturday,...
It’s been awhile since I’ve missed 3 consecutive days without any kind of explanation, huh? Sorry about that - doing digital work has been difficult in light of my Machine’s Recent Problems, and you are likely aware of how Crazy the weekends are for people who draw robots and work in libraries - right? Anyway, I’ll try to make up for it this week, starting right now with...
247 (Computer Woes)
This might come off as painfully self-serving, pathetically nerdy, or both, but this is my computer’s boot screen. If you’re running OS X, and you’re into tiny useless aesthetic modifications that are only visible for a few seconds at a time then you too can change your boot image from the default greyscale Apple logo to something different using a free app called...
246 (Sorry that I Missed Star Wars Day Yesterday)
I won’t lie, it was a grave oversight to not make an occasion out of Star Wars Day on this blog. Not only was it a missed opportunity, it was also a betrayal of my ten-year-old self, who never would have made such a mistake and who would be dismayed to know that such depths are what wait for him in 13 years (he would also probably be surprised to learn how much he’s going to...
245 (LOSTbots, Vol 11.)
Tonight on Lostbots: When in doubt, steal from Metropolis.
244 (More Green Stuff)
Check it out, I’m not writing anything besides this sentence today.
243 (Anoter Piperoid)
I am almost positive that this Piperoid robot hasn’t appeared here before. Somehow, despite the fact that I’ve had it for well over 2 years, it’s never been used as a cheap substitution for actually working hard and creating an entry for the site…until now (unless I’m wrong and it has been here, in which case “until again”). Listen: it is extremely...