#754 – Jaws

The ergonomics of my workspace are very important to me. I make lots of tiny adjustments over the course of weeks to get everything working in harmony. This is all destroyed almost every time I take a day off from work. Someone will need to leave a note for me and somehow this involves moving my keyboard, moving the mouse, lowering my chair, tilting the monitor and stealing a pen. Maybe next time I should draw chalk outlines where everything is supposed to go.

Also, if you are hanging out in the Detroit suburbs this weekend, come see me at Penguicon!


30 thoughts on “#754 – Jaws”

  1. Heinrich says:

    we need one of those for our appartment. we have several too many consoles here. 🙂

    oh n i totally understand about having your workspace adjusted for you. i almost have a degree in computer science, n that kind of obsession kinda comes with the degree.

  2. PsychoDuck says:

    I see Biff has the new Nintensoft Xcube 360.

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  3. Shorty says:

    I do the exact same thing with where I live. It would be a lot more effective, though, if my roommate wasn’t a total slob.

  4. Mac McPherson says:

    I love the Final Fantasies. My brother overwrote my data in FF VIII around disk 3. Mother dearest threw away unusual plastic device when I progressed far into the game. Friends spilled soda onto plastic with memory card in it when I was in the castle at the end of the game.
    Similar stories exist for FF IX.

  5. Space Butler says:

    after seeing this week’s comics, I’m not sure if I want a stranger for a roommate…

  6. Space Butler says:

    unless that stranger is Biff!

  7. Linzleh says:

    I’m wondering how Biff plans to be able to play his game again later… Must be ‘challenging roommate’ behavior week.

  8. Bobzone says:

    This isn’t the first comic I’ve seen today with a bear trap – I’m thinking Biff is in line with a conspiracy now 😛

  9. MafiaIguana says:

    Maybe I should invest in one of those traps the next time my sister wants to “try out” one of my games 😀

  10. Dzelda says:

    *adds to the comic*
    And God help you if you attempt to erase it XD

  11. Hoyrel says:

    No, no, that’s too simply to get around. I have mine locked in a safe, in area 51, guarded by lasers, some of which are top secret lethal to people varieties, with a whole pack of guard dogs in the room before the safe, trained ninjas hiding throughout the complex, backed up by trained snipers and the entire combined might of the US secret service, FBI, Military, and CIA. No one has ever touched my system when I’m not around…

  12. FSOneblin says:

    Well, It’s been a while. This remindes me of the time my brothers friend brought over his memory card, and left it here for a long while. I can’t rember if we lost it,and bought him a new one, or returned it after a few months. Now, I have a wii and a ps3, the wii needs a memory card soon, but the ps3 still has a lot of memory on it, about 80gb when I got it.

  13. This rings true!
    I used to leave zelda 1 on all day while I was at school and I had to put up a cardboard blocker so no one (read:mom) could hit the reset button on my nes.

  14. Reg says:

    The worst part is that the “roommate” (or who ever Biff is with) could find one of Biff’s gadgets to disable the trap.
    Or they’d brave the trap to play Biff’s games; but not having arms kind of defeats the purpose of playing video games, right?

  15. Nobrain says:

    wait! What if, the entire universe is Biff!? I mean every new comic we see is a different Biff. He cloned himself and ended up creating his own biff-nation

  16. -2! says:

    I make video games, if someone was to delete GCV/GCA (my biggest one which i shale only call by its acronym for no obvious reason (technically its two separate games but there tied together so much often call them one)) I would lose about 4 years of working on it. Yes on and off, but it still has several hundred hours of work in it.

    Of coarse i have probably 100 backups hidden in various locations.

    Also if i ever finish it (GCV is almost done, mostly waiting on artwork and GCA) I will post a link to it here and that link will be in my website link!

  17. Loraxxe says:

    Next frame: Biff from Earth C suspended from ceiling, grabbing computer.

  18. Reg says:

    @ -2!
    Just curious, what program are you using to create your game? I use Multimedia Fusion Developer 2 to make my games.

  19. Methodius says:

    I needed this my freshman year of college. I left for a weekend and one of my roommates decided that my ps2 along with games was his personal property–and there went a 100+ hour saved game of FFX.

  20. -2! says:

    @ Reg

    Turing. Its a programing language i leaned back in grade 10 that is meant only to learn how to program but is a surprisingly good language, although I cannot find a link to download it.

    So yes i actually program. The game i am talking about sums up to about 14000 lines of code.

  21. -2! says:

    After more looking for a link for Turing I found one: http://compsci.ca/holtsoft/.

    A warning though 4.1.1 you cannot compile to exe

  22. Colin says:

    this reminds me of the countless amout of times i left a console one over night back in the old days cause they didn’t have places to save.

  23. Colin says:

    sorry *on overnight*

  24. Matt says:

    (In reference to the blurb, not the comic itself). I feel the EXACT same way you do! I have an office almost to myself, and I have a spot for everything. When I take one day off, disaster happens! I thought it was just me…

  25. Radical Edward says:

    I don’t have a roommate, so I’ve never run into problems with saved games being erased.

    My parents have no interest in video games.

  26. Calvin says:

    The worst thing is when the power goes out when you’re saving and ALL your save games get eradicated. Katamari Damacy, I shall miss you.

  27. TwiztedMessiah says:

    I lost a 237 hour profile on Oblivion. *sniffs* I miss my Necromancer so…

  28. Ceramic says:

    Pah, who cares for the console? What about that plasma TV? Can’t play without a screen.

  29. BrainpanSonata says:

    I hate how whenever I get up from the computer to do something quick but necessary, my roommate always sit down and takes it over while I’m afk. The worst part is when she closes my browsers or shuts it down after she’s done and I still had stuff going on.

  30. Marscaleb says:

    I’m going to have to start doing that myself.

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