3/12: My, what happened to that fourth wall? It was right over there a second ago.
Unfortunately, that’s one of the few outlets that gives what passes for Fistula as creative satisfaction.
We lose more tech equipment that way.
Mother and Ms. Trellis disappeared into her office and shut the door.The topic of discussion is either national security, or me.
Yes, despite this astonishing development my first impulse was toward my duty of honoring Ms. Trellis’s appointment schedule.
3/5: Now it all becomes clear. This has to do with Mother’s new position. (Since when does the NSA issue satchels advertising themselves?)
3/4: Wendy’s behaving oddly. Something is up that she isn’t telling me.
3/3: What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Wendy tried to stop Art by kicking him under the table, but he was honest with Ms. Trellis anyway.
3/1: I’d never try to change Guy. I’ll leave it to others as to whether Wendy should’ve tried to change Art. (If that were ever possible.)
2/28: I’m not in favor of any sort of willful destruction (as natural entropy doesn’t need any help), but I must admit I was annoyed by that app, too.
This guy’s full of it. Autocorrect says she dumped him long before she met the Bug. The Bug didn’t “steal her” from him.
My, this is awkward. Autocorrect’s exact rely was (with every vowel in place), I’m not going near that place with *that* creep there!!!
I’m sorry I brought the Bug here; it’s depressing. Nothing but potential apps who’ve had Big Dreams of being approved only to see them crushed.
Of course, it’s a *really* crowded establishment.
What makes Ms. Trellis unique? That she’s brutally intimidating, and yet so transparently gleeful about it.
She picked the brass knuckles.
2/21: Lenore instinctively seems to know how to get people on her side. Still, Fistula has yet to warm to her.
2/20: Think of it as a wearable stylus.
2/19: It’s actually a pretty challenging game, whether one uses a finger or a beak.
2/18: As much as it creeps me out, I know she means well.
2/17: *I* didn’t say anything, and she *still* knew.
That’s only part of what’s frustrates Autocorrect. The other is that humans, myself included, get annoyed at her when she’s doing her job. (…Sometimes over-enthusiastically, as she admits.)
2/15: Of course, that was Art’s password. Who else’s?
I hope your Valentine’s Day is as magical as mine!
2/13: Actually anyone can use that filter. Only the 1% would want to. ;)
2/12: Those update alerts are such divas.
2/11: Bud experiences both types of calls, and if they go on long enough it’s possible to get them confused.
2/10: After all these years, Bud’s learned not to trust Art with even the most menial of tasks.
2/9: Sometimes I think Ms. Trellis and I have more in common than she thinks. ;)
2/8: A clear win! Autocorrect didn’t have her app status revoked, and she and the Bug can continue their budding relationship. Yay!
2/7: How did I know this? Thrip told me, of course. The cybervampire still inhabits my Smartphone.
2/6: Here’s another difference between the Bug and malware. Malware doesn’t want you to notice it…until it’s too late, if ever.
This is line of questioning is crucial to my strategy. I seek to show that the Bug predates computers, so it’s not accurate to label him as Malware.
2/4: Unsurprisingly, the prosecution is trying to discredit my star witness.
2/3: While I’ve had my differences with Autocorrect, she deserves a fair trial and I was honored that she asked me to defend her. Doing so, however, will be tricky since she *has* been associating with the Bug at the Malware Cafe.
And you thought I’d forgotten what day it was.
2/1: That saying has been around forever, but then, so has the Bug.
1/31: Big trouble for Autocorrect. Any app that spends as much time with malware as she does risks guilt by association.
1/30: With all that on it, I’m surprised the laptop is able to boot up at all.
1/29: A couple days ago when Wendy tried to reset Ms. Trellis’s priorities? It didn’t work.
1/28: Like Bud I endured my own share of bullying in middle school. His was more of the physical variety than mine.
This is one of the cartoonist’s fantasy strips, but it does accurately show the influence that Ms. Trellis allows Wendy to have over her behavior.
BTW I’ve never had a ticket, and my only accident was a minor one when I was rear-ended.
That voice technology has improved over the decades, but it’s still not perfect even when you speak clearly. There are mistakes that would even embarrass AutoCorrect.
1/24: There’s a cautionary tale here.
I know that I frustrate Ms. Trellis greatly. Wendy was a similar problem for her, as Wendy’s focus has always been on her children’s well-being.
That’s a frequent outcome, and it takes enormous self-discipline to avoid it.
The good news is, Art’s been recognized as an expert in something. Yay, Art!