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Why I didn’t become a graphic artist

I spent most of my grade school years drawing pictures instead of doing classwork. Classwork was easy, so I did that quickly and then “illuminated” my work with fanciful spacecraft, mythic maps, and lots of lizards and horses. My maps were quite good, my spacecraft were probably not flyable, and everything else was quite poor.

But now, thanks to powerful computer hardware and clever software, I can make cartoons based on nothing more than photographs that I’ve taken and odd comments. Such as this:

Cartoon showing two stacks of CD-ROMs mulling over their fate.
Combine powerful computers and software, a decent photo or three and some brief text, and you have cartoons!

You can find more such efforts at KLJC Computing Cartoons.

CD-ROM retirement

Fact: you can get 24 CDs worth of information on a single 16 GB SD card; it would take just 8 such cards to store all the information on these CDs. Yes, these were my CDs (since recycled). CD-ROM retirement (full size)

It takes a huge number of CDs to store as much information as one relatively modest SD card.
It takes a huge number of CDs to store as much information as one relatively modest SD card.