MyEmojiBio ….

By GA production artist Gwen Carrington….the following is a biography of this writer in Emoji-only form. Not bad. Write one about someone else…. do you know enough to hit the highlights of their life via symbology (
Here’s my life through someone else’s perspective using emojis as pallete…..

By Gwen C.
By Gwen C.

A little holiday music…..

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold tests his xmas lights handiwork
Happy Holidays from Bill Feynman, Chris Welke, Steve and SNAFU from the home office on Los Angeles, CA. These tracks are available to stream until 1/2/17. We are busy as fuck as I’m certain you are as well dear reader/listener. Let’s make 2017 so good as to make 2016 feel like 2015. Together. &heart. The Publishers Desk at Self-Similarly Studios, Lonely Faction Productions and The SoCal Picayune.
*to be updated asap WIP*

Breaking; Orange County Fire Capt. Does ‘Gayner’ off Crown Valley into The 5 ….

We here at the SoCal Pick talk lots of smack about local authorities…especially the OCSD & OCDA. With few exceptions; they really are racist, violent, sociopathic assholes that accomplish zilch. Unless you count eating doughnuts and trampling on the Bill of Rights “work.”
Not so for the Orange County Fire Authority. This writer volunteered at their beer booth across many years; to raise $ for worthwhile charities (and pound unlimited free beer), when I worked at the Starbucks off El Camino Real (back before “taxes on tips” and “cameras above every till”) we used to comp anyone in uniform… for cops, from SCPD (now defunct) to CHP, to Staties, to the BP (now called ICE) to the Secret Service. Why? –> Managers’ orders. Why was it a common practice? Free drinks for cops keeps them nearby. We simply were never paid enough to deal with the oxygen thieves that hung around all year… and the goddamn 909ers — out to flood our beaches with their nasty, deplorable bodies; faces, behavior… even their dope was awful which tore them back even further … in worst case; the 909 culture + a beach + booze + biker meth = more dangerous. -ahem….comp, yeah…same deal for first responders (EMTs) but especially and most often the OCFA. They’d come in groups of four to six, order Venti Fraps (Carmel & Mocha most often) even in 1999 four big ass Fraps went for a dub ($20), if you’re not familiar with comping; that means gratis — I don’t even look at the cash register; nor did I care if they walked out having paid zilch…what do I REALLY CARE? I made <$7/hr at that time; on a busy summer day; just my till alone had $4,000 in it — there were four tills. In real dollars a Venti Carmal Frap costs them…a fraction of a penny…-sigh- that was the good ol’ days when working the espresso bar was an ART – now espresso comes out of an idiot-proof box…and mgmt let us work the tips cuz they knew we busted our asses for nickels; needless to say, any firefighter in or out of uniform–> I didn’t ring them up. To say thanks, more than any other first respos the firemen would cram twenties into the tip jar. I’ve a good friend who is a retired chief; there’s no one more fun, interesting and entertaining to have a beer with than Chief.
So when I heard on the street that someone took a dive off Oso, it was at first both shocking and suspect. A sadness loomed over this writer after the wtf-part subsided. Also; did this person die?* What if you did that and fucked it up? Be a quad? Now unable to finish the job? We hate to admit it, but we prayed he died quickly and painlessly. Further fact checking found that an OCFA captain scaled the mesh link over the 5 on Crown Valley Parkway (not Oso), early yesterday afternoon; then bailed into southbound traffic. We’ve opted not to release his name as we cannot confirm family notification at press time. Authorities said the veteran firefighter was plowed by a big rig, then further obliterated by at least two other vehicles. Again, we like to think the man died instantly and sans pain. We also send prayers to the OCFA, the family of the deceased and anyone effected by this strange and fascinating tragedy.
Kind of puts YOUR holiday whiny bullshit in perspective, nu? What’s wrong, too much work? Lost someone close –“not sure how to get through the holidays without [close relationship person X]? Don’t have the moola to make Xmas happen? Back hurts? Not getting enough sleep? Well boo fucking hoo. Your life, your world, our world, The United States of America, our NATO allies. We are going to be fine. There is no reason to ever throw away the most precious gift a most precious universe can give; conscious life. You have that. Don’t ever take this for granted. when shit gets bad, phone a friend, hit up your neighbor, go to Starbucks, go to a bar, get drunk, get high, take a trip, bail out of OC… do something, do nothing, do anything, hurt yourself if you want– just don’t KILL yourself. It’s a selfish act. This individual had a family; now they have to shoulder the burdens he left in a pile of guts all over the freeway – morbid I know but this is a wake up call to all you sad sacks and grumpy gus’ out there; enough with your problems! They aren’t a 10th as bad as YOU see them to be in YOUR HEAD…. if it comes to “I guess I’ll just check out for good,” then call a suicide hotline, dial at random, prank call a big-box store; where whomever takes the call is already at the end oif their rope….s#!t–call phone sex, call your mommy, really ….who gives a fuck? Well, I do, we do, you do. Readers can get at me anytime via social media or in the comments. I’ll get back to you. SSStudios, Tapper, Cdub and Bill Feynman are perennially available. Things aren’t as bad as they seem now, not for you, not for me [I admit it]. Take a deep breathe, relax those shoulders and say, “my life sucks d!*k but its MY life....2017 will be better and I can get through the holidays without giving my .45 a blow job.” []

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*Note–under the circumstances; by all accounts the instigator of this mess died instantaneously when struck by the tractor trailer and in all probability — felt nothing, he left that for you and I to mull over

A tribute to “pretty good privacy” or PGP …

I found a breakdown of the design of this security algorithm still in use a quarter-century after its creation; but the designer obviously never took a course in design docs or spec; so here is my re-made rendition. (processes/functions/methods are rectangular, [most] data is parallelogram-ular (??)…all other symbols, descriptions, connections, emoji’s and hyperlinks should be intuitive. Created by Bill Feynman at self-sim-sususudios 11/16. the following is a link to the odf if you’d like to download and improve/edit/whatever….pgp-diagram pgp-diagram
for JP, find him

Retraction….Trump wins….

We were wrong. Ethics require me to admit wrongness as prominently as the worngness itself; so here ya’ go. The Associated Press just called it. For the non-media savvy. That’s checkmate. Sorry Hil. This doesn’t mean Trump won’t be gargling his nutsac however….

Processing Javascript test ….

a snap of the src

//shoots red green & blue lasers from bottom of fram to top
//or surface-to-air Star Wars anti-Communist anti-satellite
//laser defense sys emulator in 2d
//inspired by TRW Research (active per local eyewitness 10/17/16
//IP Tapper@ssstudios LA,CA
//global vars
int bluelxpos = 38;
int bluelypos = 398;
int laserwidth = 6;
int laserheight = 188;
int redlxpos = 200;
int redlypos = 366;
int gnlxpos = 325;
int gnlypos = 333;
int framecount = 0; //for testing & frame-tracking
void setup(){
frameRate(120);//default fr x2
void drawlasers(){
fill(38, 38, 200);
rect(bluelxpos, bluelypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
rect(redlxpos, redlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
rect(gnlxpos, gnlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
}//end drawlasers
void draw(){
//shoot lasers up
fill(38, 38, 200);
bluelypos--; //delta y blue laser
rect(bluelxpos, bluelypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
bluelxpos = (int)random(1,399);
bluelypos = 398;
}//end if
redlypos--; //delta y red laser
rect(redlxpos, redlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
redlxpos = (int)random(1,399);
redlypos = 366;
}//end if
gnlypos--; //delta y gn laser
rect(gnlxpos, gnlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
gnlxpos = (int)random(1,399);
gnlypos = 333;
}//end if
}//end draw

Reader Knowledge Test One – CompSci 101/Math and weird test …

This is a test in more than one way, I’m trying to see if I can create different sorts of tests, have the server grade them and issue results, perhaps [later] even a custom badge to prove you passed. If you are a regular reader of this site, there is a good chance you know a bit of science, electrical engineering, math[s] and therefore; computer science, that lofty endeavor that sounded like a great thing to major in [since you like video games & are good at math] but became questionable after you’d written your 2 millionth line of code a few years later. If you’re like me it was overkill, it made you hate C/C++/Java/Java(something) to the point of changing majors. Fifteen years later though, after an appropriate break from it all; the numbers (ints, bytes, floats, doubles, shorts, longs, unsigned longs, signed longs, real, imaginary, rational,irrational, natural, transcendental*) the abstract data types (list, stack queue..) the procedures (void goFuckYourself(Object UselessObject)), the functions (int foobar(){return 42;}) the Integreted Development Environments (IDEs), Dev Kits (JDK, SDK..), Runtime Environments (JRE….) Libraries (the STL, .h files you wrote yourself, import someCoolObjects, #include ….they all became intersting again. Well, if you’re ever going to finish that CSC project you never could put together, that problem you could never solve, that cool program you never had enough time to write…well you’re going to have to review the basics.
The first test will be OUR first “test of the test” so all the answers will be Integers; for the math guys, lets call this “all the natural numbers less than the largest int allowed by the Java Runtime Environment, which is ~= 65,000. That is, 1 is a valid answer, 1.5 is not (that’s a Rational number or a “float” in computer speak), 4 is valid, -4 is not (IndexOutOfBounds or, -4 < 1). 60,000 is valid, 70,000 is not (70,000>65k)…get it? ok let’s start with a review of our number systems; Base 10 (the one humans developed because we have 8 fingers and two thumbs), Binary, (developed by humans to represent an extremely low voltage as opposed to”slightly more than an extremely low voltage…we also developed it millenia beforehand the answer to an unambiguous yes/no question ie “are you wearing clean underwear right now — you either are or you aren’t, there is no in-between, it is also the unambigous result of a test — pass/fail, true/false…using numbers it is a Base 2 system; that is all numbers are represented by a 1 or a zero) and Hexadecimal (a Base 16 system developed as short-hand for Binary Numbers, 0 – f, commonly used today to define colors in RGB-Space)

CSC 101 Math test

This will test your ability to understand the basic math and number systems that any (well most) with a compsci 101 equivalency can answer with relative ease;
don’t think too hard (that’s a clue)….

weirdness follows; a wip

are you a level 99 empath?

this is a far more legit and adequate evaluation than you will find …weighted or ‘more correct’ answers will be far more obscured.
extremely sensitive empaths will score highly regardless. if my test shows you are at a mid to low level, dont consider that a problem. trust us, this ability is
a gift and a bane. it would be nice to connect with other maxed-out-leveled empaths. Especially those who don’t have a book, a program or some voodoo shit
for sale. this site and this test is all about making human connections. I don’t want your $, but I need your attention (even though it drives crazy sometimes, both lack-of and overload….) *sigh*

v0 – best of DCI 2016 ….

yeah, I was there, right up front, vip-style, on the 50, not that anyone bothered to say hi…anyway fuck you and here is a remastered sample of the fluegel (alto) solo in Canton’s world-championship program, along with some hornline bad-assery, including a soprano, err….I mean trumpet solo. Yes, it’s Wink-Man, who trills on a high B, pops uo to a double G (concert high F) then back down to a high D (concert high C), then winks at the camera and the crowd shits themelves. genius. Credit to the 120 performers who deserved to win and to my old teach’ @SCV – Dean Westman. Much Love, more to come. Visit for complete recording. -T
*this audio will be re-worked-added-to-recut-redited all that good stuff im just trying a few new tricks in post and wanna hear how they sound in the field. dubG @ 1:07–wink @ 1:17.

v0 – best of DCI 2016 ….

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