Thinking

Man Having Idea

Well, if there’s one thing last week’s post demonstrates, it’s that postponing the intended blog entry even as little as one day throws this off for a full week. In fact, it’s proving really hard to get a start on this week’s entry, as well. I’m not entirely sure why I should have a problem; I’ve had plenty of mental stimulus to keep my rusty old brainpan full and bubbling. For one thing, I was introduced to concepts related to BitCoin and how it works, including “bitcoin mining,” which is actually less about mining and more about high-speed tracking and confirming of transactions. Basically, you buy an ASIC box, hook it up to your computer, and it does all the work for you, making fractions of pennies at a time, very very quickly, and by doing this, turning your computer into a money-making machine.

It has got me thinking quite a lot about many tiny transactions, many times over, and one idea that comes to mind is this: I can come up with a cool-looking black-and-white art piece and sell a special signed and numbered, limited edition print for a dollar each, with the intent that in one year, you could sell them back to me for, say, two dollars each (assuming you didn’t want to keep the original pieces). Naturally, I couldn’t do it over PayPal because of how much they charge on those small transactions, but if I could use that money to get a project going, that seems like it would be a good deal for everyone. So, would that be a cool thing for JACK UZI?

Confusion! They’re Gone!

Wow. January’s not even over, and all the Jack Uzi 2014 calendars are out! I sold the last one yesterday, well before the show was over! Hopefully, this will show our producer that somebody wants to see what we’re doing. Yes, we still need views and subscriptions (so please, everybody, share the series with all your friends!), but I have to admit that it was gratifying seeing everybody’s hard work go home in eager hands. Thanks–that was easily one of the first cool things to see during the new year.

Have a happy Civil Rights Day tomorrow!

We sold our last 2014 Jack Uzi Calendar!

We sold our last 2014 Jack Uzi Calendar!

Shakeups, Breakdowns, and Shameless Self-Promotion

Well, my schedule has kind of been shaken up by the damage to my car that I alluded to last weekend, and our Mighty Director has suffered a hard drive failure–both of these things are proving mighty inconvenient. It’s because of this that I turn attention back to other projects of mine, to help bring some cash in.

I’ve got Sudoku Tactics, the board games I’ve been selling at conventions, up on The Game Crafter until I can produce some more physical copies. That’s the company that also helped me put out Lea$e for Life for the show. My artwork, meanwhile, is going up at Ideas Manifest. Then, of course, there are still a few calendars left on the website…

Lea$e for Life

Rumors, Secrets, and Big Fat Lies

Yes, it’s America’s favorite game, “Rumors, Secrets, and Big Fat Lies,” wherein we talk about some of the amazing things within upcoming segments of The Adventures of Jack Uzi. The best part of this game is you get to play along, figuring out which are which!

  • Segment Four will be on the channel soon.
  • New “Making Of” footage will be coming up soon, so that people will get to see some more of the behind-the-scenes nonsense from us professionals.
  • Some time in the New Year, the channel will open up for public comment
  • Edward Snowden will be calling in on Skype to film his part in the series.
  • Some members of the cast and crew, during downtime on this project, are turning their talents and skills to some science fiction fan film.
  • No lizards have been harmed during the making of these videos.
  • You will be able to see some of us, and the calendars, making an appearance at ConFusion.

Any guesses which are which?

RJ Balde as Juan Pupadei

RJ Balde as Juan Pupadei

A Very Special Gift

Come to the channel to enjoy Segment 3 of the pilot. Please help spread word around and get more views because that will help us get a better venue and put on a more awesome live show of the full pilot after the segment-by-segment YouTube-structured test run. This one gets a little weird, but then, you want that.

Next week is the last week I can guarantee a calendar getting where it needs to in time without special shipping.

Courtney Steward as Lora Pine

Keep a Close Watch–Strange Things Are Afoot

Well… more than just a foot–a knee, possibly a whole leg or even two… but definitely keep your eyes on the Jack Uzi Channel. There are two great reasons for this. First, Freon keeps tinkering with the various versions of the early segments–you will get to see any improvements he makes before the official showing, to be announced soon! Second, Segment Three is on the way! Of course, if you subscribe to the channel, you will get notified of the latter… but oddly, not the former. That is, when a video gets revised, you will only see this in the fact that the number of views gets reset to zero. Don’t miss out!

Also, as the Big Holiday with All Those Trees gets closer, now is the time to buy that calendar and be sure that you will have it ready to wrap! There’s also still time to get THE MOST HORRIBLE GAME EVER, designed for the later episodes of the series, from The Game Crafter. If you’ve got a dark sense of humor, you’ll love that, or you’ll have a perfect gift for someone you really don’t like.

Lea$e for LifeLea$e for Life–the most horrible game ever!

Meet Paytra Gessler

Today, we focus on Paytra Gessler–little did we know when we cast her as one of Christy’s friends in Baltimore that we were casting a musical sensation! This singer, dancer, and lyricist hails from Toledo, Ohio is pounding her way into the teen music world with her hard-hitting vocals and stirring lyrics. Behind her big brown eyes is the mind of a true musician, passionate about sharing her music with the world.
Paytra Gessler

Have a Jack Uzi Christmas: Buy a calendar!

Next week: A Secret!