Textbook entry

#1 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

A few months back my Wikipedia editor, The Poet, discovered that there was something written about me in a TEXTBOOK! This textbook: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Illuminating-Letters/Paul-C-Gutjahr/e/9781558492882

Since I didn't want to buy a copy of the book just to read one or two pages (and Tony probably wouldn't let me spend money on an indulgence like that anyway), I went to the library to look for a copy. I found out that there wasn't a public library in Atlanta that had a copy...but that all the college and university libraries DID!

I know someone who is currently a student at Georgia State University and he told me that he would go to the library and borrow it for me today . So later on, I should be able to take look at that entry. This ought to be interesting. :-)

#2 Edited by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think I was the first...but maybe I was...check out the footnote.

#3 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

What the Hell???

This is just outright badassery.

You Groundbreaker!!!

#4 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone said:

What the Hell???

This is just outright badassery.

You Groundbreaker!!!

If you really want to hear a story straight out of The Twilight Zone, dig this, turok...

I told Bob about it earlier tonight and he almost fell over.

Back during the early 90's when I was creating fonts left and right in Fontographer (the Macintoch font editing program), the tutorial book that I used really sucked. Well, the program was made for editing fonts...not creating them from scratch. Whenever I was catching up with Bob about some new project I was working on, I'd always gripe about how bad it was figuring out how to solve some problem that I was having with Fontographer. And Bob would always say, "Isn't there a phone number you can call to get help?" And I'd always say, "I hate talking to those computer geeks over the phone. Most of the time I have no idea what they are talking about."

Anyway, Fontographer was a Macromedia product with an extremely tiny niche clientele. There were so few people who used the program that Macromedia only needed one tech support guy to handle all the phone calls.

That tech support guy was Tony Dumont. LMAO!

#5 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

What..The..Hell...

It is so "Twilight Zone" that I am beginning to believe it may be a result of Mr.Burdens "aura" very surreal, creepy even in its unlikelihood.

#6 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone said:

What..The..Hell...

It is so "Twilight Zone" that I am beginning to believe it may be a result of Mr.Burdens "aura" very surreal, creepy even in its unlikelihood.

Tony made me aware of his Fontographer connection quite awhile ago. But the fact that he was the only person who would answer my questions on the phone at Macromedia, wasn't revealed to me until just recently.

You have to bear in mind that Tony was only about 20 years old when Fontographer was connected to my livelihood...and only just tangentially. I'm convinced that no matter how many times we may have spoken on the phone back then, there was nothing in either one of our agendas at the time that would have ever warranted us to ever actually meet in person.

It's like one of those movies where two people bump into each other at an airport...one of them drops something and the other picks it up and hands it over...and they both go their separate ways. And then they meet 20 years later because there is a REAL common emergency. :D

#7 Posted by The Poet (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr: nice article (even if it didn't get the full story...)

Pretty cool that Tony was the same tech guy. To quote Kurt Vonnegut, "Busy, busy, busy."

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#8 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet:

I didn't post an article, Poet. I posted a single page of an entire textbook. I WISH I had the time and inclination to read the whole thing. :(

Better yet, it's a movie where two people are sitting next to each other on an airplane. One is sleeping and the other is playing Cat's Cradle. :D

#9 Posted by The Poet (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr: ok, so the page that I sort of glanced over was nice :P

:D

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#10 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@Roxanne Starr: ok, so the page that I sort of glanced over was nice :P

I gave an interview about comic book lettering this afternoon that will be appearing on two websites as soon as the online store goes live. One site is about pop culture...the other is about "comic book technologies." LOL!

I have always been sooooooooooooo UN-tech savvy, I thought the interviewer was kidding...but he wasn't. :-)

#11 Posted by The Poet (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr: I look forward to reading those interveiws. You always seem like an interesting person to interview...

Side note: great av

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#12 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Roxanne, you are a veritable well of impossible stories, lol!

But how cool is it that you are mentioned in that textbook. You are my fancy friend indeed.

#13 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@Roxanne Starr: I look forward to reading those interveiws. You always seem like an interesting person to interview...

Side note: great av

Even though the interviewer keep bringing me back on-topic on a regular basis, I couldn't help myself from gossiping every 30 seconds or so. But I trust that he is a good editor. :D

Sheldon is kinda creepy...like a lot of my friends are.

@lykopis said:

Roxanne, you are a veritable well of impossible stories, lol!

But how cool is it that you are mentioned in that textbook. You are my fancy friend indeed.

The most impossible part of the Tony/Fontographer story is how dense I was over the last 2 years. At least every couple of months or so when I'd say something about Fontographer to Tony, he'd remind me that he did Fontographer tech support over the phone at one time. He'd also mention how few people USED Fontographer.

I never put 2 and 2 together until (I guess out of frustration) he pounded the OBVIOUS into my pea-brain. :(

#14 Posted by BumpyBoo (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Proud ^_^

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#15 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@BumpyBoo said:

Proud ^_^

Hi, BumpyBoo! Are you sure you are not SC? LOL!

#16 Posted by BumpyBoo (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo said:

Proud ^_^

Hi, BumpyBoo! Are you sure you are not SC? LOL!

Haha that is so weird, somebody else just asked me that! (cue theme from twilight zone)

But no,as much of a compliment as I consider that to be, I am definitely not SC ^_^

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#17 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@BumpyBoo said:

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo said:

Proud ^_^

Hi, BumpyBoo! Are you sure you are not SC? LOL!

Haha that is so weird, somebody else just asked me that! (cue theme from twilight zone)

But no,as much of a compliment as I consider that to be, I am definitely not SC ^_^

Well, apparently you two both like Nemi.

#18 Posted by BumpyBoo (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo said:

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo said:

Proud ^_^

Hi, BumpyBoo! Are you sure you are not SC? LOL!

Haha that is so weird, somebody else just asked me that! (cue theme from twilight zone)

But no,as much of a compliment as I consider that to be, I am definitely not SC ^_^

Well, apparently you two both like Nemi.

I have to admit, the similarities are startling. The first time someone asked me, I almost checked! :)

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#19 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@BumpyBoo:

Are you a man? SC claims to be a man, but many of us here still have our doubts about that. XD

#20 Posted by BumpyBoo (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo:

Are you a man? SC claims to be a man, but many of us here still have our doubts about that. XD

Haha! XD I was so surprised to find that out! But no, I am most definitely a girl ^_^

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#21 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@BumpyBoo said:

@Roxanne Starr said:

@BumpyBoo:

Are you a man? SC claims to be a man, but many of us here still have our doubts about that. XD

Haha! XD I was so surprised to find that out! But no, I am most definitely a girl ^_^

LMAO!

#22 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone:

Since I've instructed my interviewer not to post my interview until the Flaming Carrot online store goes live...and I've asked the Poet not to edit my wiki until then as well...

...here's the latest update...

Tony is due to head back to Atlanta in a week...on the 25th. When he does, the store may already be up. But even if it isn't, it should, in any event, be open for business by Halloween! :D

#23 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr:

That Reeks of Awesomeness.

#24 Edited by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone said:

@Roxanne Starr:

That Reeks of Awesomeness.

A month ahead of deadline and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under budget!!!

A Capitalist's dream scenario!

(If Bob doesn't kiss Tony on both cheeks, on the mouth and on his A$$ if he pulls this off, I'll put on my brass knuckles and punch Bob in the nose! LOL!)

#25 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone said:

@Roxanne Starr:

That Reeks of Awesomeness.

A month ahead of deadline and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under budget!!!

A Capitalist's dream scenario!

(If Bob doesn't kiss Tony on both cheeks, on the mouth and on his A$$ if he pulls this off, I'll put on my brass knuckles and punch Bob in the nose! LOL!)

In the middle of this economy to boot! Well you guys deserve it!

#26 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone:

Maybe we won't be THAT well ahead of deadline, turok. Both Tony and Horatio are still up north waiting out Hurricane Sandy. :(

#27 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr:

Yup, they are saying its gonna be ugly up here.. :(=

#28 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone:

Hi there, turok! Sorry I haven't been around CV lately...been too busy. I was just about to post on http://www.facebook.com/BobBurdenComics?fref=ts, but I'll give you guys the scoop instead. :-)

Tony will be back in Atlanta by Friday at the latest (come hell or high water...tee, hee) so we can get our files for the WILD SHALL WILD REMAIN hardcover to the printer in good time and avoid late charges.

As far as Horatio goes, Tony came up with a last minute plan B for him...but it wasn't a plan that Ray was willing to go with (at least it wasn't a plan he wanted to implement as of yesterday). So Ray may not get to Atlanta for at least another couple of weeks or so. We'll see. In the meantime, we'll make do with just the 3 of us.

#29 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone:

Hi there, turok! Sorry I haven't been around CV lately...been too busy. I was just about to post on http://www.facebook.com/BobBurdenComics?fref=ts, but I'll give you guys the scoop instead. :-)

Tony will be back in Atlanta by Friday at the latest (come hell or high water...tee, hee) so we can get our files for the WILD SHALL WILD REMAIN hardcover to the printer in good time and avoid late charges.

As far as Horatio goes, Tony came up with a last minute plan B for him...but it wasn't a plan that Ray was willing to go with (at least it wasn't a plan he wanted to implement as of yesterday). So Ray may not get to Atlanta for at least another couple of weeks or so. We'll see. In the meantime, we'll make do with just the 3 of us.

hmm, not sure Tony is gonna make it by Friday Rox, but good to hear.

#30 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone:

Plan B would have worked fine and Ray and Tony would have been here before Sandy struck...but Ray had family in Manhattan that he didn't want to leave on their own.

As I told Ray, "Tony waits on NO man!" But if there's a FAMILY involved...Tony will wait. ;-)

#31 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone:

Plan B would have worked fine and Ray and Tony would have been here before Sandy struck...but Ray had family in Manhattan that he didn't want to leave on their own.

As I told Ray, "Tony waits on NO man!" But if there's a FAMILY involved...Tony will wait. ;-)

Yeah everything south of 36th street is still Fubar...

#32 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone:

Ray lives on the upper West Side, turok...my old neighborhood. Tony should be picking up Ray RIGHT NOW! I just tried calling Ray and his phone went to voice mail.

#33 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone:

Ray lives on the upper West Side, turok...my old neighborhood. Tony should be picking up Ray RIGHT NOW! I just tried calling Ray and his phone went to voice mail.

Curious.

#34 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone said:

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone:

Ray lives on the upper West Side, turok...my old neighborhood. Tony should be picking up Ray RIGHT NOW! I just tried calling Ray and his phone went to voice mail.

Curious.

Ray is staying put as well right now.

The hard and steady rain and cold temps that are passing through Georgia at the moment are headed your way to become the nor'easter that should hit you between tomorrow and Friday. :(

#35 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone said:

@Roxanne Starr said:

@turoksonofstone:

Ray lives on the upper West Side, turok...my old neighborhood. Tony should be picking up Ray RIGHT NOW! I just tried calling Ray and his phone went to voice mail.

Curious.

Ray is staying put as well right now.

The hard and steady rain and cold temps that are passing through Georgia at the moment are headed your way to become the nor'easter that should hit you between tomorrow and Friday. :(

Ugh. No Mas!!

battening down hatches post haste..:(=

#36 Posted by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

Props, Rox. Being in the book must be really cool. See I told you, you're a celeb!! :)

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