Fun fact: when I was a freshman in college I thought my most useful contribution to free software (I was not a programmer at the time) would be to make a webcomic about two people mod'ing their house and it turning it into what we would now call a "hackerspace" (that term didn't exist then) where the whole house was slowly automated (IoT didn't exist then either). I never finished it or even got what we would call "far" at all.

But you can still find it... not that it's good...

@cwebber you might be interested in this little project of a friend of mine: glider.ink/

@rysiek I guess since you linked your thing, I'll link my awful unfinished comic lingocomic.com/comic.php?index

The one thing I'm proud of about it was the level of experimentation I was doing at the time in each page. It did influence a lot of my future artwork and experiments.

Part of the reason I never finished it was "imposter syndrome" though I didn't know the term at the time. I was afraid I didn't understand the tech I was describing enough. The upside is I started learning more...

@rysiek But really, for *years* I thought I would come back to it and this would be my major life's work.

Time changes you...

@rysiek Also I'm super, super embarassed to see I had an *NC* license at the time. Gak!

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@Shamar @rysiek I'm embarassed because my comic doesn't live up to a quality I would want it to have if I worked on it today. That and the "two male characters" comic antipattern. What can I say... I was young and inexperienced.

Regarding embarassment of noncommercial licenses, I later went on to become a vocal anti-NC advocate, even when I later worked at Creative Commons

@clacke @cwebber @Shamar that is true, but the problem is that the connotations do not reflect the reality of how NC works and what it achieves...

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