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

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