on Feb 27, 2008
I seem to have bad luck with webcomics. They tend to run into the ground or stop updating as soon as I bookmark them. It’s gotten to the point where I avoid new webcomics, because I don’t want yet another unchanging webpage to check every morning. Still, Basic Instructions is a pretty interesting concept and manages to deliver a steady supply of funny.
Each strip is a four-panel guide on how to do something, and many touch on geekish topics which are dear to our hearts. For starters you might try “How to create house rules“, “How to recognize a bad idea“, or my favorite so far, “How to get the most entertainment for your gaming dollar“.
It’s been around since 2006, so there are plenty of archives to enjoy. Maybe this one won’t go belly-up on me in the next week.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.