Thursday, October 31, 2013

Check Out Who's Number 2 in this List

Moebius Noodles compiled a list of "5 Halloween Cartoon Treats for Little Geeks". Check out number 2.

Two of my recent Math Horror Movies made the cut. (You'll have to click the link to see which ones.)

Also on the list were a Spiked Math and an xkcd Halloween strip, so I'm in good company. (Theirs were from previous years -- I seem to remember seeing them before.)

Thanks for including me. Always fun to be included.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Math Horror Movies: Die! Agonal, Die!

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

The Agony is only beginning!

(And then sneak out the Alley ... diagonally!)

EDIT: Reprinted here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Math Horror Movies: Count Calcula

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

He'll Count You Now, or He'll Calculator!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Math Horror Movies: The Bridge of Parallelostein

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

I've seen flimsier premises for sequels!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Si(x)th Birthday to (x, why?)

I didn't forget! I just haven't had time. I was out early getting to the job, and I just got home from Parent-Teacher conferences. In between, there was limited computer availability, which had to be shared with the other teachers. I suppose I could've found my way to a fast-food place with free wifi and tapped away on my iPad, but that wouldn't have gone over very well.

But it was Six Years Ago (which is A Long Time Ago...) that the first Co-medians comic first appeared on this blog. So it's a Si(x)th birthday (and you can go find the x).

The new job is a little hectic, so I haven't been able to keep my usual pace. So no comic today.

I did want to get geeky and have a "Sith" birthday, with Star Wars references like this one, but I'd be lucky to have it finished before midnight Eastern time. Having a little fun on the dark side.

Alas, not to be. But at least I had a chance to mention it.

And a chance to say Thank You to those of you who have been here from the beginning, who came in somewhere in the middle, and who recently found us. I'm doing it for you as much as for me. Okay, I'm still doing it for me -- my sanity still needs saving!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Math Horror Movies: Parallelostein

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Halloween is coming again! (And with that, so is our sixth birthday!)

EDIT: Reprinted here.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Does Anyone Know Anything About the Recent Comments Widget?

Does anyone know anything about the recent comments widget? (And if you do, can you tell me about it?)

If you scroll down the page, you'll notice that the sidebar has both a Recent Comments and a Top Comments widget. The reasons for this are that a) I didn't just want to see the "top" comments, and b)the Top feature stopped working for a while. In fact, it still doesn't work correctly -- when I see it now, it's usually just the recent comments. That is, unless all the comments are equally valued.

For the past few days, I haven't seen either the Top or the Recent appear in the sidebar (other than the headings). I don't know if they aren't working, or if it's a byproduct of the school networks I've been using.

So if anyone knows a widget I can use -- or how to program a new one -- I would be interested. I do get email when new comments are made, but I'd like other people to know about the comments as well because my hope is that one day there might actually be a discussion.

Right now, the only discussion that has gone more than, say, 4 responses in the Coffee Logic comic and that traffic mostly came from one source.

Actually, that reminds me: if there's a widget that lists which posts have the most comments, I'd be interested in that as well.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Climbing a Mountain

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

And maybe they're part repitilian, too.

But forget I said that if I want to use that at a later date!

No borders on the comic, because it would have interfered with the arrows on the vectors.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Logic sometimes leads to unusual results. No need to harp on it!

Oh, c'mon! That was funny -- Look up, "Medusa" and then look up "harpies"!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Welcome "Coffee Logic" and Spiked Math Readers

Once again, there has been a bounce in the stats for my site and the Postest with the Mostest, once again is Coffee Logic, which is usually the weeklong- and monthlog-leader about my comics.

However, at the moment, the numbers are so skewed that I can only assume that the Spiked Math post, Three Logicians Walk Into a Bar, has been reposted somewhere, and that the spillover traffic is heading over here.

So, please, if you're new here and looking around, I'm curious how you found my site. And if you came here through Spiked Math, I'd like to know how you found Mike's site. No, really, I would.

Mike has always enjoyed a larger audience that I have, and I'm fine with that, because he advertises and I rely on word of mouth. Seriously, there's no reason for me to advertise because I'm not selling anything. (Granted, more readers might give me a reason to eventually start selling things, but it's been six years now, and I haven't tried to sell anything yet.)

So, once again, "Welcome" to (x, why?). Read some of the over 800 comics, feel free to participate in, or start a discussion. You can post anonymously, but if you do, you won't know if someone responds to you or not.

And, please, be polite. And Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Coplanar Points

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Oddly, they're all labeled Point m.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mentions in Wikipedia

A few years back, while I was still trying to promote this strip -- these days, I let others spread the word more than I do myself -- I looked for any list of webcomics I could find and then looked for a way onto that list. That's how I got onto The Webcomics List and some other comic rankings.

One list that I tried to get on was the list of comics in Wikipedia. (No link, they don't link here, so forget it. You know where it is.) I added myself, and the addition was deleted. The reason being -- as I was told -- that the list only included comics that had individual wiki pages.

Hey, no prob! I created one of those, using the wiki page I set up at Comic Genesis as a basis. And that page was fast-tracked for deletion because, I don't remember exactly, but something like, it wasn't important or significant enough to include.

Well, shoot, man, that hurt a little. (x, why?) had been around for almost two years at that point, and on two servers, with links coming in from all over. But okay, it was still a relative young comic.

I look at that wikipedia list now (I won't even capitalize them) and notice that there are plenty of webcomics listed that started after mine did in October of 2007. Sure, some are by more established artists, and one or two may have gotten their own TV series or something, but I'm still here, plugging away, too good for wikipedia.

And by total accident today, I discovered that I'm actually listed in wikipedia, not once, but twice. Just not for this comic.

I'm in the list of GURPS books for co-writing GURPS Autoduel. (This I actually knew about.)

But I also have an External Link for the Guardians CCG, which links to its current location, which was supposed to be a temporary placeholder, after the old ISP kicked me off a couple of years ago. (It was sold out from under me.) Here's the funny thing: I haven't updated the content of the Guardains page since BEFORE I started this comic. But that's okay for those folks. Go figure.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Number of the Pins

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Imagine if the pins were numbered like Pascal's Triangle.

This should be the last of the "The Number of the" for a while.

And surprisingly, it seems to be only my second bowling comic, and the first in over 500 strips, since my 300th comic.

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Number of the Beast

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

I'd like to try to increase the humor by an order of magnitude. Or at least the number of responses in the discussion area on the blog.

This follow-up was meant to be published last Wednesday. Or Thursday. Or Friday. Actually, I thought about doing it before the "Mole" comic.

EDIT: Typo fixed.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Number of the Mole

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Guacamole: It's like whackamole, only with chips instead of hammer, and dip instead of an animal.