Sunday, August 17, 2014

So I Met James Warhola and Didn't Realize It

I was at the After-life Launch for author C. J. Henderson yesterday, who was a familiar figure at Lunacon, where I could say that I knew "of" him more than I knew him. This CJ-Con was a party in his honor and a celebration of his life. I was hesitant about attending, but the family did want to see a nice showing of people and, unlike people who drove hours to be there, it was less than a mile walk from my house.

As could be expected, there were many other authors in attendance, many old friends who traveled the same con circuit and probably worked for the same companies at one time or another. I tried not to act the over-eager fanboy (it's been a long time since I was a "boy"). Any conversation should be about C. J. or movies or general topics and not, say, talking Patrick Thomas's ear off about Murphy's Lore.

Anyway, there was a facebook page dedicated to the event, and there were supposed to be live updates during the event for those who couldn't make it. (Technical issues, that didn't happen.) But I was looking at the pictures today, and there's a picture of James Warhola, standing in the Art Room, in front of illustrations he did for C. J.'s books. I had met him earlier, but didn't know who he was. He wasn't wearing a name tag (yes, we had those), and I felt odd just asking random people "who are you". If we had exchanged any words, it was probably about the food or where the nearest trash can was. Again, not to be a gushing fanboy, but I probably would have mentioned Guardians and enjoying his work. Granted, off the top of my head, I couldn't have named any cards in particular to claim as my favorite, but I would have said something. Not that I would've brought cards for him to have signed -- it may have been a celebration, but that still would've been tacky.

Photo by Michael H. Hanson Author-Poet‎, CJ-Con - The Afterlife Launch, 8/16/14
Originally posted publicly to Facebook.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Guardians Page Reborn!

C. J. Burke's Guardians Page has found a new, maybe temporary, maybe not, home at:

No ".html" needed. Just go to that directory as you did in the old days.

Right now, the pages were uploaded as they were. I haven't updated them for about seven years now. I'll get to that.

Please ignore all references to the domain -- and that includes the e-mail address!

Be sure to come back here with Suggestions and Comments.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's Gone, But Not Forgotten ...

July 1 has come and gone, and with it, all my old pages.

However, I spent the last two days of June using an old ftp program and copied all (or almost all) of the files I had there, trying to keep the directory structures in tact. (For one thing, I had a million files named INDEX.HTML and DATA.

My next little side project will be to go through those pages, remove the references to the old domain, and upload them somewhere. Possibly, owned by yours truly, Mr. Burke, who teaches math.

Yes, I'm known by many names.

Why a math site? For one thing, I already own the site for my job. Second, I don't want to pay for another site to hold, essentially, ten megabytes of information. And, finally, it is conceivable that someone, some day, could come along and say, "Hey, you can't have! That's our intellectual property!"

And, no, I wouldn't argue with someone about that. I may have taken on that identity because it's a cool name, but I wouldn't challenge the creator for not protecting it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

C.J. Burke's Guardians Page is Going Away

My original page, which I haven't updated in many, many years, will finally be coming down. Not because I've lost interest in the game -- although I can't find an opponent to play against locally.

No, the fact is that the domain name has been sold (again), and everyone is being evicted. A quick summary can be found here.

I've only kept that account for Guardians web page and some other files I had there. Those URLs are archived in more places than I could imagine, and they still get hits. I know, because even though I only check that email every couple months (a lot of spam gets through the filter, so it's bothersome), I still get email about the old stuff. (Guardians and Car Wars, mostly.)

If the name has to change, and I'm losing something I've had for most of two decades, then there's no reason to keep the account at all. I can move the pages elsewhere. It's just a matter of figuring out where.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day!

In honor of Opening Day for America's pasttime, the Major League Baseball season, here's a link to a baseball-related math comic from last May.

Edit: I just saw this on the page, and I honestly don't remember posting it, and I have to wonder if I meant to put it on my comics page. Well, I hope whoever saw this enjoyed it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Questions, Comments, Suggestions Thread

Yes, I haven't put a lot of content lately. Sorry about that.

In the meantime, if you've been waiting for me to post something so that you could comment, use this thread as a placeholder.

If you have any questions about the game or my material, post it here.
If you have a comment about my material or the blog itself, post it here.
If you have a suggestion about what you'd like to see posted in the future, post it here.

Some of these posts might turn into future threads.

And, yes, I have to write another draft of the backstory for the Delta expansion. Working on it, but I do have a day job that interferes with home life.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Can't make a comment? Send me an email.

I see in my email that someone attempted to comment three times on this blog over the weekend. It wasn't spam. It was a regular on-topic response. But it didn't show up any of the three times.

I don't know why.

I will check the settings and such, but I believe I have it set so that anyone can post a message.