Saturday, April 30, 2016

Assistant Teacher Bob:3

The Great Snake's Computer History Lesson:

As you might have guessed, Bob's video was on a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk! Floppy disks first appeared in the late 1970s as a way to back up your hard drive, and by the 90s, they were mostly used like flash drives for transferring files to other people. Backing up was a task for tape backup units, Zip drive, or CDs. By the way, Bob's Neopets character is based off of Microsoft Bob, which is copyright 1995 and on CD-ROM!

Happy Save The Frogs Day from the Little Pythons!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Assistant Teacher Bob:2

Happy #ArborDay from XP!

The Great Snake's Computer Lesson:

You might wonder how exactly what XP is looking at relates to trees. What she's looking at is a directory tree. (Directories got renamed to folders and are called folders or libraries in Windows 95 onward, but they're still the same thing.) Directories are basically groups that contain files and the directory tree is the file system structure of having directories and subdirectories which are directories that are inside other directories. The path of a file (that's exactly where it is so the computer can find it) is its position in the directory tree. Here's the anatomy of a file path. For example, in XP's directory tree, there's a subdirectory in My Documents called My Music. It contains the subdirectory Recordings which contains the file scream.wav. All these directories are on XP's hard drive.

C;\ (This is what drive it's on. Usually, this letter is a C or D, which is your hard drive. Any other letter usually means that it's on another hard drive in the network or a portable file storage device, like a flash drive or CD.) \Documents and Settings (If you have two hard drives (one for the OS and other programs and one for data) you won't see this.)\Users (This shows whose file it is if your computer has multiple users.)\Windows XP Snake\My Documents\My Music\Recordings\scream.wav is the file's full path.

Happy #ArborDay from the Little Pythons!

For Arbor Day, we celebrate trees including planting them *WHEE!* and climbing them. By the way, did you know that some snakes can climb trees? Here's a video of a python climbing a tree from YouTube.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Artist of the Day:Alexandria

This wonderful My Little Python snake came from Team My Little Python member Alexandria!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy #WorldPenguinDay from the Little Pythons! (and XP)

XP (from Adventures of Windows XP) may be appearing in some future story arcs in case we need a computer character, a hint of sarcasm, or just someone different. So let's welcome her to the cast of minor characters!

Artist of the Day:Bella

This art of a corn snake eating eggs came from Team My Little Python member Bella!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:6

XP: This thing was literally made for me! 

The Great Snake: I used Windows XP until February-March 2016, starting to use it when I was 4 or 5. Before that, I had a cute little touchscreen Windows NT 4 kiosk. I had a touchscreen device before it was commonplace for kids to have touchscreen devices! (According to my parents, I had the little kiosk thing in 2006, and the iPhone, the real push in smartphones and kids with touchscreen devices, was first unveiled in 2007.) 

Artist of the Day:Lexi

This snake art came from Team My Little Python member Lexi!

Happy #EarthDay from the Little Pythons!

For #EarthDay, Stripie has become fascinated with geography!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:5

XP: This guy's a good laptop. I'm proud to be his OS. Plus, he works pretty well for compatibility testing.

The Great Snake's Non-Snake-Related but Kind Of Interesting Fact:Laptops are older than you think they are! Semi-portable computers date back to the early 1980s, and a portable computer was the first truly legal IBM PC clone. The big revolution with laptops was with the introduction of Windows 95, pushing battery-saving features for netbooks, CD-ROM drives, fairly small hard drives, and the Intel Pentium. The rise of fairly good displays on LCD monitors also helped. The laptop in this picture is an EEE PC, whose kind first appeared in 2007.

Artist of the Day:Noah

These snakes came from Team My Little Python member Noah!

Happy #HemipteraDay from the Little Pythons!

It seems that for #HemipteraDay, Stripie has found a hemipteran.

Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:4

XP:This is not a feline Office Assistant. Seriously. I don't know what it is, but it is not a very good kitty.

The Great Snake's Non-Snake-related but Kind of Interesting Fact:Office Assistants are commonly associated with Windows XP, probably because of Search Assistants, similar characters that provide a friendly interface to searching the file system. But Office Assistants predate Windows XP, first appearing in Microsoft Office 97, actually released in 1996. Although Microsoft operating systems and Office applications are one of the most tried and true combinations, Office is a separate application, so Clippy isn't XP's fault. Here are some feline assistants.

Links, from Office 2000. All Microsoft content is copyright Microsoft 1975-present.
Scribble, from Office 97.

Artist of the Day:Evie

This snake came from Team My Little Python member Evie!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:3

Uh oh. Despite handling compatibility, XP does not play well with Apple products. Hopefully this device survived the compatibility check.

The Great Snake's Notice:I like Microsoft, but I am in no way against Apple or their products! No Macs or iDevices were harmed in the making of this photocomic. In fact, the device in the picture is mine!

Another piece of kid art!

This art came from a kid at the Texas Rattlesnake Festival! We don't know who they are, but hopefully their parents will let us know.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:2

Here we have XP handling compatibility on her tablet.

The Great Snake's Non-Snake-related but Kind Of Interesting Fact:You might think that Windows XP (released 2001) is too old to have a tablet. If you thought that, you'd be wrong. Windows tablets date back to the late 1990s with Windows CE, and in many cases, computers like self-checkout kiosks, touchscreen ATMs, or price scanners, are running Windows XP Embedded, a version of Windows XP designed for kiosks and tablets. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Adventures of Windows XP:1

We have some rather outdated hardware here in Serpentville, so this is Windows XP, our Tech Support department. She handles a lot of the back end and ensures compatibility.

Artist of the Day:Anisten

This art came from Team My Little Python member Anisten!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Artist of the Day:Kerra

These big-eyed My Little Python snakes came from Team My Little Python member Kerra!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Artist of the Day:Captain Kevin

This art came from Kevin, the Captain of USS Texas Rattlesnake Festival Kid Art!

The Bartlett Diamondback has been redesigned!

Because Serpentville's (and Alli's) cheer team have redesigned their uniforms, we thought it fit to redesign the Bartlett Diamondback.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

We're looking for photos!

Stripie is planning to write a kids' book about Serpentville and his real relatives but he needs photos! He tried to take some, but because he lives in Serpentville, any photos he takes look like drawings so he needs photos of his real relatives! Here's what Stripie needs.

  • Photo of a snake eating (ideally eating a mouse)
  • Photo of a brightly colored snake (no Photoshops)
  • Photo of a snake outside, ideally in a garden
  • Photo of some snakes living in a group or caring for young
  • Photo of a hognose snake playing dead or puffing up
  • Photo of a rattlesnake
  • Photo of a cobra
  • Photo of a sea snake
Stripie will credit you in the book, and if you contribute a picture, we will mail you a copy of the book! When the book is created, it will be available on and all royalties will go to Advocates for Snake Preservation.

Artist of the Day:Billy

This art came from Team My Little Python member Billy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

My Little Python supports Pull Over For Sirens! @HellbenderHecht

I think Sully the siren is enjoying his visit with the snakes of My Little Python! And his even more adorable than before makeover. :) 

Artist of the Day:Tyler

This wonderful brown snake art came from Team My Little Python member Tyler!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy #AprilFools Day from the Little Pythons!

Click to enlarge. Here's how the prank is supposed to go. Sweet Grapevine, hearing it ring, picks up the phone, triggering the mirror to show her with glasses, a mustache, and a beard. As she walks away from this in confusion, Fang lunges at her because he hates her, pulling the lever triggering the water to dump on Sweet Grapevine's head.

Stripie's prank is based off of Rube Goldberg machines, like this Christmas-themed one from the Mythbusters. Video from YouTube. 

We support our Gila Monster friends @GilaMonsterASU

Artist of the Day:Lorraine

This rattlecobra came from Team My Little Python member Lorraine!

Stripie Snakie runs for President:4