Friend's Comic

So I'm just here to give update on a friend's new online comic. It's called HYPERCHROMATIC and let me tell you the artwork is awesome, the first comic has a great concept, and the plan for future comics is solid.

I've known this cat since high school and of my very artistic circle of friends he's definitely a candidate as best of the bunch. Also, working on the site was a breeze thanks to his simple Bootstrap skinning he did of my comic's code base. So now there's a new GitHub project for HYPERCHROMATIC reachable at: https://github.com/mullanaphy/hyperchromatic

That's it really. There is a lot more I can talk about but on various other topics. Until then, stay sweet.

Full Post

Scripting

More and more I find myself moving away from scripting languages. They serve a great purpose as much of the web runs on them via Python, PHP, Ruby, and recently JavaScript. In the past, perl once reigned supreme as it has always been a great dealing with text which is the format of the web. Hell, perl is where I originally got my start trying to create a Final Fantasy Top 25 site... Those developing or browsing the web circa 1997 probably remember them all too often[1].

They've treated me very well over the years project after project but I'm starting to get to a point where programming in these languages, and in particular the frameworks, feels more and more like writing and editing config files as opposed to programming interesting projects. Which is great for getting projects live fast but after awhile the repetition grows on me (it's similar to grinding out RPGs).

So, my next project will be something more brain rocking and hopefully wake me out of this repetitive cycle. Currently I've been reading...

Full Post

Comics!

Finished up the code for Boycott Paper to a point where it's now live. Currently I'm still experimenting with the art style, originally planned on continuing the old style of my four panel comics yet they're very bland.

So, while I work on redoing any 4 panel comic worth continuing I'll be posting up some of my better 1 panel comics. By then there should be a working style and then 1 and 4 panel comics to be delivered.

In addition to getting Boycott Paper live, I did also put it's source code on my GitHub so feel free to use the code. Lastly, also did start a Patreon page to start accepting donations. Don't expect any donations yet, it'd just be nice in the future.

Full Post

Coffee

It's easy to say that coffee drives my industry a lot, hell it drives a lot of industries nowadays which is probably better than speed driving the '80s. My biggest personal issue with coffee had always been finding something I liked and could order without looking like an amateur. Luckily nowadays I finally found a style of coffee I enjoy, Dapper.

Gentleman Coffee

What a dapper little coffee that is. So dapper in fact that for awhile I had started collecting the cups from a Korean chain, Paris Baguette, and started adding little faces on them.

Happy Coffee Family

It was quite a glorious time, and then things went south real fast.

Nothing But Death

Never trust the cute ones as they say.

I'll still grab a cappuccino from Paris Baguette every once in awhile when I forget my coffee (really, when I wake up way too late and have to run for the train) but recently there's been a new haunt on my...

Full Post

Why

After many years of limiting my keyboard to work and reddit I've finally began desiring to creating content. Part of that desire is a personal blog covering nothing in particular other than thoughts of the moment. Another larger part of that desire is comics thanks to reading the latest works of Extra Fabulous Comics. His stuff has been on point lately and it's pushing me back into the game.

Blog

This will probably focus more on programming, adtech, Brazilian jiu jitsu, comics, soccer, and chess so if any of those interest you then excellent. There won't be any structured delivery times, maybe once or twice a week. If there are more posts in a week then expect the content to be lighter, if it's going to be something more technical then it'll probably have a greater distance in time between the posts that sandwich them. If there are ever any grammatical errors that I don't find within the first few readings of my posts then please feel free to contact me and...

Full Post

I'm John Mullanaphy and currently busy making things for Forensiq. When I'm not coding there then I'm usually found toying on GitHub or creating comics at Boycott Paper.

Outside of the programming world you can probably find me on the mats at Marcelo Garcia Academy, playing some chess, or creating dream houses in Minecraft.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests.

© John Mullanaphy 2014
Color theme is Solarized by Ethan Schoonover, use it.