It’s Me

By Shamus Posted Sunday May 4, 2008

Filed under: Pictures 23 comments


My wife painted a picture doodle of me. If you came to visit me, this is what you would see. I might turn around every once in a while to be polite and see if you were still there, but for the most part I’d be hammering away at the keyboard trying to keep up with my many obsessions. Sorry for being rude. I’m just terribly busy. Please help yourself to a drink from the fridge. Or some coffee. Maybe get me some while you’re up. That would be super. Thanks.

EDIT: My wife objects to calling this a painting, and insists that it was just a quick doodle, and that I’m making too big a fuss over it. Duly noted.

No fussing.


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23 thoughts on “It’s Me

  1. henebry says:

    So this is what your wife sees of you?

    I guess it’s just a coincidence that “Previous in Pictures” has a link to “Meet Singles”, eh?

  2. We have more in common than I thought, then, because (with a different head) that’s me too.


  3. Raine says:

    For a Doodle, its Really Good. Better than most i have seen at school…

  4. Ian says:

    Oh, no worries. That’s pretty much what I look like in an average day, except with a few more displays around me (three normally, up to five if I have my personal and/or work laptops nearby).

  5. Nazgul says:

    That’s a nice sketch.

    Is that… a CRT monitor?

    Can she draw the Chainmail Bikini characters? j/k >;^)

  6. Johan says:

    Haha, that’s me too, even the same color of hair.

  7. scragar says:

    Your lucky if people even see that much of me, I’ve got 3 computers surrounding me(and 2 monitors, why would a testing server need a monitor :P) I chose a room right next to the back of the house, so I could fit a really big air con, these 3 computers really generate heat(actually, I rarely have the 3rd one turned on, my main comp and test server are all I need for developing, the second computer is for testing(since it runs a dual boot between 32bit ubuntu(for program development) and windows XP(so I can test pages in IE7, 5-6 can be tested in wine, IE7 doesn’t work right, even with the beta…))). Soon I’m going to cut this down to a single computer, it’s just a matter of getting a virtualbox to run XP without it eating around 80% of my CPU at rest.

  8. Fizban says:

    Yup, that’s pretty much me too, except my monitor faces away from the door, so you get to see half of my face from around the side.

  9. Terrible says:

    I suppose then that she didn’t have to ask you to hold that pose.

  10. Dr Ken says:

    Just a doodle, huh? It shows real talent. She should doodle more.

  11. Blurr says:

    That’s a pretty awesome “doodle”. But more importantly, you still use a CRT?

  12. Ian says:

    I have two CRTs…they both perfectly good monitors.

    Not really any point in throwing them away (even my cheap Dell 17″ OEM display) considering most cheaper LCDs don’t look as good as they do anyway.

  13. ngthagg says:

    Yep, that’s me as well. Although I usually have a bit more of a slouch, since my current chair is set too low and I haven’t bother adjusting it yet.

  14. A lot of friction in my household was eased when I went all laptop and started using the laptop in the living room with my wife. My face is visible and I am available for interaction. This hasn’t eliminated the friction, but it has reduced it to a fairly acceptable level. (And I’m not being sarcastic about that or minimizing the problem; it really has made everybody pretty happy.)

    The downside is that I really can’t set aside any period of time for serious concentration. I can browse the web or maybe write a comment but programming under than scenario is impossible.

    And what’s worse is that she can’t understand why. :(

  15. THOR says:

    FWIW, I really like it.

  16. AlphabetFish says:

    Artists are like that. What looks like a really cool painting to anyone else looks like a ten-minute scribble to the person who made it.

    I think it’s a lovely picture, nonetheless.

  17. AstroBoy says:

    I wish I could doodle that well.

  18. Harvey says:

    Say… didn’t you once star in an a-ha video?

  19. Craig says:

    Hmmm, doesn’t look like me. My picture is more like… on a mountain top. With one foot on the carcass of a bear. Yeah… that’s me on any given day.

  20. Margaret says:

    You still use a CRT? Well now I know what to ask Santa to put on your Christmas list. One Flat Panel Monitor request coming up.

  21. Clint says:

    I’d like to voice support and solidarity for people who still use CRTs — I know that I much prefer them for purposes of gaming, as a) Their color response is usually better than LCDs and b) I dislike having all resolutions but one look like crap.


  22. Oleyo says:

    agreed, except for the bulk, CRT’s are awesome. Greater resolution options and nice deep blacks. Cheap crt’s are way better (looking) than cheap lcd’s. I have an old 21″ crt free from work, looks great.

    Of course, there are time I long for a slim lcd so that my (physical) desktop looks neater, but I like the crt just fine.

  23. Johan says:

    I even like the bulk of CRTs, as it gives my cats a reason to stay in my room (they like to sleep up there).

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