Cyber Monday 2020

Cyber Monday 2020

I’m not sure how well Cyber Monday is going to go this year. On one hand, the coronavirus has made people a lot more interested in computers, electronics, and digital content. On the other, in many locked-down regions, a lot of people have lost their livelihoods.

But … We can, if we put aside fears of contagion, turn to our lovely geek girls for a hot yet nerdy Cyber Monday extravaganza. šŸ˜‰

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Stay Warm Now

Stay Warm
Stay Warm Now

If you’re on America’s Eastern Seaboard it’s a damn good day to dress warm, stay inside, and enjoy many hot mugs of your favorite beverage. šŸ˜‰

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Insourcing Tech Support

Globalism and the resultant outsourcing of many jobs is one of the banes of the First World.

Dream Tech Support
Insourcing Tech Support

Fortunately, there’s a growing trend in insourcing growing in the West, especially America. Yeah, especially in the field of Technical Support, I can see where insourcing is likely to gain a lot of traction…especially with the ubiquity of webcams…

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Girl Genius

Girl Genius
Adventure, Romance, MAD SCIENCE!

I have no earthly idea who this young woman is but for some reason she looks a lot like Agatha Heterodyne from Phil and Kaja Foglio’s Girl Genius series of comics or, at least, she does to me. And hey! While I’m not one to dabble in watercolors, I like that look a lot.

And what’s not to like? The character, Agatha Heterodyne is a strong, vibrant female protagonists. She goes far beyond the realm of “perky” or “plucky.” She’s both possessed of strong physical prowess and is a multi-talented genius, hence the series’ title. She’s also far less waifish of vampish and far more robustly curvaceous than is the norm for women in graphic novels.

Girl Genius is now a web comic or, if you’re like me and like a good book, you can get the omibus edition. Either way, this comic series is a lot of fun and has a different sort of cast of characters and plots than is the norm.

It’s billed as Gaslamp Fantasy as opposed to Steampunk because it combines magic with big, clanking, Victorian-style steampunkesque tech, old-fashioned clothes, Frankenstein monsters, and airships – lots and lots of airships – to create a new whole and a new genre.

More importantly, it’s a rollicking good read.

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Droids? What Droids?

Droids?
Stormtrooper Finds What He’s Been Looking For

Well, one of Lord Vader’s stormtroopers found something. She isn’t one of the droids that he was supposed to be looking for, but he doesn’t seem to mind that at all.

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