Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

(Originally posted January 15th, 2015)

At the begining of January I began full time work with Dorkly/College Humor, and I couldn't be happier. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you probably have been seeing my contributions to College Humor since last Summer when I would freelance for them, but as a position for Staff Illustrator opened up I was offered a job and accepted it with the force of a thousand exploding suns. I am now in my second week and for once in my life I look forward to going into work.

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Of Imgur, reddit, and hypothetical monetary gains

Of Imgur, reddit, and hypothetical monetary gains

(Originally posted August 19th, 2014)

This is a rambling mess, and I apologize.

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Here’s a quick history lesson; way back in 2009 if you wanted to share an image on reddit.com there were a handful of image hosting sites you could use. These were sites such as Flickr, Imageshack, Photobucket, and Tinypic (owned by Photobucket) which were all riddled with problems that made sharing pictures a headache (needing an account, stupidly long URLs, images going down after hitting an arbitrary bandwidth, etc). If you wanted to share an image you found online you could always link directly to it, but reddit was and still is notorious for causing smaller websites to buckle under the tremendous weight of its userbase (pun intentional). Alan Schaaf, better known as MrGrim on reddit, set out to make "an image hosting service that doesn't suck,” and in 2009 launched Imgur.com to the applause of reddit users everywhere. It was easy to use, quick, stripped images of meta data to preserve anonymity, rarely crashed, and was perfect for sharing.

 

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