October 25, 2011
ISP Survivor - iPhone Userfriendly Game

So I had no clue this existed until I got what I almost deleted as spam this morning. JD and his gang has released ISP Survivor, a game for the iPhone and iPad.

Join Miranda, Pitr, Greg, Mike, Sid and AJ as they trundle around the board collecting their items. Pit yourself against the computer or play with your friends! From 1-6 players you'll have a devil of a time collecting these three measly little items! Watch out for Stef or you'll lose a turn! The ever lovable Dust Puppy will help you go faster and Mr. Cola will give you a boost too! Beat up other players for their booty with the Big Foam ClueBat or the Cheap Plastic LightSaber!

For $1.99 in the app store you really can't lose!

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:52 AM
November 03, 2010
UserFriendly "The Remembrance Day Arc" Is Here!

I wish I had noticed earlier, but as Illiad writes, the new Remembrance/Veterans Day arc has started, which means no repeat 'toons for a while, only new (and awesome I'm sure) content. Glad he's back up and at it! :)

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 12:49 PM
June 14, 2010
UF By UFies Contest at Userfriendly

Illiad has announced a UF By UFies Contest, where you, yes you could be featured on the Daily static. Hit the link for full details.

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 01:53 PM
May 14, 2010
Userfriendly iPhone App

According to the latest site news, a UFie has put togheter a $0.99 app to get Userfriendly on your iPhone.

Comics , Userfriendly , iPhone - Posted by Arcterex at 08:16 AM
March 30, 2010
Reminiscing the User Friendly April Fools Day Prank

Well, reddit asked the question about about your best April Fools Prank gone wrong and I decided to reminisce the infamous User Friendly april fools day prank from 1999.

Ahh.... memories....

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 04:13 PM
February 13, 2010
UserFriendly Archives Updated

The Daily Static News has a quick update:

Something I have been planning for a long time, and slacking off on as well. So anyway, we have a (mostly) updated Gallery with easy to use indexes. Also being added are various pieces of UFie interest like the long forgotten UFie wars, and IFAD winners. More as updated.

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 10:16 PM
January 01, 2010
Get An Original Userfriendly T-Shirt!

Ryan McBeth sent me this email today:

A couple years ago, Illiad sent me an original User Friendly t-shirt.
I've been away from the comic for a while (crazy at work and working
towards my masters degree), but I heard about Illiad's hiatus and I
wanted to do something for all of the times he made me laugh.

So I'm selling my t-shirt on eBay and giving 90% of the proceeds to
the American Cancer Society. Sid would want that, right?

The auction is at
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190362159759#ht_500wt_1182. This is an awesome thing that Ryan is doing, and I hope that the UFies out there will support him and the Cancer society. Just so you know, the shirt being given away is so exclusive, that even I don't have one! :)

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:21 PM
December 01, 2009
UserFriendly "Back in My Day"

Today's UserFriendly Strip harkens back to the days when I had these conversations with SilverStr, Fozbaca, Solas and Engel on the exact same subject. Those tended to go to a bit more of an extreme though, I recall getting to "I flipped the ones and zeros with the magnetic pull of the earth and had to wait a year to flip the next bit" more than once.

Comics , Funny Stuff , Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 01:20 PM
August 01, 2009
Illiad is Back!

As this is a Userfriendly fan site as well as a link-blog, it's good to announced that Illiad is back and the 'toons will be back to brand fresh and new (other than Sundays) right away.

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:02 PM
December 21, 2008
A Userfriendly Holiday Ornament

Scott Thompson sent along word that he had created a User Friendly Ornament for your tree. Very cool, thanks Scott!

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 11:53 AM
July 16, 2007
Congrats Sillz!

Just a quick note to say a huge congratulations to Sillz (Sarah) who just delivered her second son!

You know someone is a true geek when they blog that they're in the hospital going into labor :)

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 08:12 AM
April 04, 2007
Illiad-Burn in Real Life Comics Today

Ouch, retroactive and socially irrelevant burn on Illiad in todays's Real Life Comics! JD - you going to let this punk get away with that? :)

(On a side note.... ohhh! First piece of actual "UFie" news in ages!)

Funny Stuff , Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 05:51 AM
November 07, 2003
Rejected Links of the Day A couple of rejected Links of the Day from my favorite webdiva...
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 11:13 AM
July 16, 2003
Userfriendly.org Down? Not any more!
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

-- Obi-Wan predicting what would happen if userfriendly.org ever went down

No folks, I don't know what is going on, but I can't get to our favorite morning web comic destination. Hardware problems? Routers? A new IP that hasn't propagated yet? Who knows, but I know that the good folks are running their asses off right now to get it back up and going. In the meantime, you can get your fix from an archived funny from below from many years ago. Reposted without permission, but I think Illiad would understand.

Update It's up now. The collective geek community heaves a sigh of relief....

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 07:45 AM
April 24, 2003
Userfriendly Keyword Searches in Opera Ufie Gero has passed on how to modify opera so you can do a search through the UF search engine with a keyword such as "uf pitr coffee" or the like. He has posted the code here for all to enjoy. Thanks Gero!
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 07:26 AM
April 14, 2003
Userfriendly DNS Down (but now back up) "It was as if millions of geeks cried out in pain, and then were silent.." -- Obi-Wan-Dustpuppy

Apparently the userfriendly.org DNS servers, as well as those of it's host, parasun, are down down down. No report just yet of why, but Yohimbe has been contacted, and hopefully things will get back to normal soon (assuming anyone else has noticed). Thanks to Boytcho from Bulgaria for contacting me and letting me know it wasn't just the internal work DNS servers that had gone strange.

Update - looks like things are back to normal again. You can come out again.

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 03:59 PM
January 16, 2003
UFies in the SunRun Time again for the annual 10k/6.25mi walk/run through downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - followed by geek mischief with your teammates. early bird registration is $32CAD by Feb 7, or $37CAD by March 6th. all the details are at http://sunrun.ufies.org

-- captain mapleleaf

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 07:53 AM
November 17, 2002
Happy Birthday! Well, 5 years ago today a guy named JD put a funny picture he doodled up online. This picture, and the 1825 that followed it (not counting magazine extra and so on) spawned not only a community, but an addiction.

We as ufies have taken down servers, gotten together, made new friends and even made new loves because of that one little comic. Our Fearless Leader has braved the good, the bad, and the ugly, and has done pretty damn well IMHO.

So JD and AJ, Dustpuppy, Erwin, Miranda, the Chief, Smiling man, and the rest of the gang (both there and not there anymore), a huge congrats on your 5 years of hard work and a very Happy Birthday!

Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 02:25 PM
September 23, 2002
IlliadSpotting Rob writes:
Illiad [thats this guy -- ed ] will be a guest at Penguicon, which is a combination science fiction convention and linux expo in Warren Michigan, May 2-4, 2003.

The other guests are Terry Pratchett, Eric Raymond, Pete Abrams, and Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda.

The website is here: http://penguicon.sourceforge.net

Just thought I'd mention it. :)


Update: link fixed...
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:06 AM
September 04, 2002
So Close to Life... Today's cartoon seems particularily poignant to me today :)
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:21 AM
August 18, 2002
Flashy Thing Hmm... this is odd....
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 12:44 AM
May 09, 2002
UF Splash Screen for KDE3 Found this while hitting KDE-Look... a very cool User Friendly splash screen featuring a great comic of Pitr!
Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 09:04 AM