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

Comic review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold #21

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold #21 Written by: Landry Q. Walker Art by: Eric Jones In this issue, Batman teams up with Green Lantern again. This time, it’s to stop Earth from being conquered by a malevolent, extremely powerful galactic-spawned ancient entity named… Robert. Which prompts one of the funniest parts of the story, … Read more

Happy 50th anniversary to the Flintstones

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As anyone who’s accessed Google today has discovered, today’s the 50th anniversary of the debut of “The Flintstones.” I’ve always been a fan of the modern Stone Age family, having grown up watching reruns of the original series on weekday afternoons, as well as its multiple spinoffs on Saturday mornings. While parts of it are … Read more

Anthony’s favorite WebOS apps: The Weather Channel and Convert

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Making another entry in the favorite WebOS apps series are two apps I use for the weather, The Weather Channel and Convert. The Weather Channel’s app, created by the cable channel of the same name and available for free, offers a toolbar at the bottom that displays three buttons, each offering separate features/menus. The first … Read more

Comic reviews: Darkwing Duck #4, Shazam! #20, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #6, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #6

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Darkwing Duck #4 Written by: Ian Brill Art by: James Silvani The fourth and final installment of the comic’s opening storyline comes to a close, and was as well done as the previous three issues. We finally see Darkwing fully confront the villain behind Quackwerks, Taurus Bulba, as well as see the return of the … Read more

Anthony’s top WebOS apps: TipIt

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Continuing the series of favorite WebOS apps, another favorite that I’ve made use of is TipIt, a tip calculator. TipIt, as its name suggests, calculates tip amounts based on the amount entered into the “subtotal” field, as well as the sales tax rate or dollar amount entered into the “tax” field. You may also set: … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Marvel for December 2010, Boom! Studios for November 2010

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Here’s my selections for what’s on tap from Marvel Comics for December 2010 and Boom! Studios for November 2010 (December listings for Boom! were unavailable). Marvel What I’ll be buying: Super Hero Squad #12, on sale Dec. 2010, $3 What I’ll consider buying: Spider-Man (Marvel Adventures) #9, on sale Dec. 2010, $3 Super Heroes (Marvel … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for December 2010

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Here’s what’s coming up (and what I’m interested in) for Archie Comics for December 2010. Given I usually buy Archie at bookstores (since my comic shop doesn’t carry Archie titles), I list two dates for Archie titles: the first for when it’s on sale at comic shops, the second for when it’s at newsstands. What … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for December 2010

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A regular feature on my old blog, and one I’ll continue here, is looking over the comic companies’ monthly solicitations and offer my “picks” for what I’ll be buying (or consider buying). With that, let’s look over what’s coming out from DC Comics for December 2010, the final month of “the year we make contact.” … Read more