Anthony’s picks for Marvel Comics for January 2011

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Here’s a (short) list of the releases I’m interested in from Marvel for January 2011: What I’ll be buying: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #10, on sale: N/A, $3 Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #10, on sale: N/A, $3 What I might buy: Nothing. Comments: My main observation is that there’s no “Super Hero Squad” comic being released … Read more

More Maverick Meerkat-Mania: Ubuntu 10.10 thoughts continued

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A week and a half into Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)… I’ve been trying to give Empathy a go as an instant messaging client, despite previous versions in earlier Ubuntu updates disappointing me. While it seems to have improved a bit, it still lacks one feature I occasionally use, file transfers within Yahoo IM. I would … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for January 2011

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Time again for my picks among DC Comics’ solicitations, this time for the start of the new year (and the end of my spate of “2010: The Year We Make Contact” puns), January 2011. I plan to buy The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #3, on sale Jan. 12, $3 Tiny Titans #36, … Read more

Marvel Comics review: Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #7, Super Hero Squad #10

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Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #7 Written by: Pal Tobin Art by: Scott Koblish Despite the cover giving the impression that this issue would be about the Invisible Woman, the story inside barely features her beyond a cameo. Instead, the focus is on Iron Man and Black Widow, who’re on a mission to explore the nature … Read more

Archie Comics review: Pals ‘n’ Gals Double Digest #145, Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1

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Pals ‘n’ Gals Double Digest #145 Written by: various Art by: various This month’s “Pals ‘n’ Gals” seems to feature Reggie in a great deal of stories, despite the use of Dilton on the cover (and Sabrina advertised on the cover as the main backup stories). After the cover story about Dilton trying out for … Read more

Ubuntu 10.10, 24 hours later: my thoughts

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On Monday night, I upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu Linux 10.10 (“Maverick Meerkat”). The upgrade went quite smoothly. The installer’s been improved: along with the previous 10.04 version’s slide show of Ubuntu’s features, there’s also a new option that allows the user to choose to install the MP3 codec.There’s also an option to download any … Read more

Future Archie comic announcements

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Archie’s apparently announced some new future products at the New York Comic Con… Comics Worth Reading has the details, but to summarize: Kevin Keller’s getting his own miniseries. While I was expecting him to show up in the next few issues of “Veronica” (as previously announced) before fading into the background, I’m surprised to hear … Read more

Ubuntu 10.10 is here (on 10/10/10)

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The “year we make contact” meets the “year of the Linux desktop” for the second time this year as far as Ubuntu’s concerned. Today sees the release of Ubuntu Linux 10.10, “Maverick Meerkat.” If you’re interested in downloading Canonical’s latest-and-greatest (and avoid seeing me come up with more tortured “2010: The Year We Make Contact” … Read more

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday (on 10/10/10)!: Ubuntu Linux 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

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Timed for release on the alliterative date of October 10, 2010 (“10/10/10”) is the newest non-long-term-release version of Ubuntu Linux, version 10.10 (named “Maverick Meerkat”). This release will see several new features added, including: F-Spot is replaced by a newer program named Shotwell. F-Spot has been much maligned by some for the code it’s based … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Boom! Studios for December 2010

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I’ve finally found what’s coming out from Boom! Studios for December 2010. Only two books are of interest this month (cover price of $4 each): Darkwing Duck #7 Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers #1 Darkwing Duck this month continues a crossover storyline with the “DuckTales” characters, with old Scrooge foe Magica DeSpell encountering a sorceress … Read more