Comic Update: I’m With SquirrelMonday, January 18th, 2010
Today’s comic does not precisely plumb the depths of the web standards world. There’s no CSS compatibility joke, no HTML5 politics, and not even a dig at Opera. Which, I know, is a major drag for you all.
It serves two purposes. The first is to look back at the fun I had participating in SitePoint’s podcast “HTML5 is a (Beautiful) Mess“, and pay homage to the gentlemen I had the pleasure to speak with: Canadian Kevin Yank (as one of the fellow speakers put it, is there a Kevin Canuk in the US somewhere?) and Brits Ian Lloyd & Bruce Lawson. Such fun, idyllic moments like debating HTML5′s wrecked politics are too delightful to go unchronicled.
The other purpose relates to Kevin’s first joke in the podcast. He asserts (falsely) that we’ve gathered to discuss the recent troubles plaguing NBC’s late night line up, in particular the Leno vs O’Brien issues of the Tonight Show. This joke threw Ian and Bruce, who aren’t plagued daily with American late night talk shows, but it sparked in me the remembrance of a tweet I once received from one @GeekGamerGirl that made my heart sparkle:
Yes, the shameless self-promotion is concluded. Enjoy your day.