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  • peterobe 8:42 pm on September 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    #Apple Event – September 2014 

    So I have to say that I’m very excited about the Apple event tomorrow. Whilst I do hope there is a watch or something equally cool, from a personal perspective I am excited about the new software. Because I’m still fairly new to Mac OS, I am looking forward to Yosemite. I’m also keen to get my hands on iOS8, which is always a good way to spruce up an iPhone. 

    I am due for an iPhone upgrade so I will be watching with keen interest to see what they release and whether I’m going to purchase one. 

     

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on September 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 10 September 

    Avengers #34.1

    Death Of Wolverine #2

    Batman Eternal #23

    Batman Futures End #1

    New 52 Futures End #19

    Superman Unchained #8

    Mph #3 (Of 5)

    Death of Wolverine 2

     

     
  • peterobe 4:00 pm on September 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics Due 3 September 

    Avengers World #12

    Death Of Wolverine #1 (maybe)

    Original Sin #8 (Of 8)

    Batman Eternal #22

    Justice League #33

    Names #1 (maybe)

    New 52 Futures End #18

    Death of Wolverine

     

     
  • peterobe 1:00 pm on September 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Medium – A Disappointing Experience 

    I don’t think I’m particularly impatient. I get how the Internet works. I’ve been blogging for 5 years and hope to continue down this road for many more years. But when it came to Medium, this new fangled, cool blogging site I found myself removing content quicker than you can say ‘I’ve just uploaded a new post.’ 

    I had a conversation the other night with my mother-in-law. She is not particularly techie and she was asking me to describe what a blog was. Without too much irrelevant detail I went down the route of informational website with content created by a user or group of users. The discussion became a debate and then went onto ‘why’ one would blog. The answer to this question will vary dependant on the individual. There will be a common theme of ‘therapeutic’ or ‘I like to share my views’ or ‘I like people reading my content’. This latter point is the one I want to flag. Whilst I’m not out to get millions of followers, if I write something for the benefit of others, then I’d like ‘others’ to read it (whether they agree with it or not). If a debate or discussion ensues then all the better. 

    On Medium, it seems that it’s almost impossible to get anyone to read your content without first already knowing someone within the community. They have ‘collections’ and ‘editors’ and the idea is that you get yourself into a selected collection and submit your post and an editor will decide whether to post your submission. I’m fine with that (as it seems to make sense), but it’s really unclear how to get access to these editors. So much so that after 3 or 4 days of my post sitting on the site and it being read by precisely nobody I decided to remove it. It’s a shame because the post was perfect for Medium but if it sits in the web black hole then I will salvage it and save it for this wonderful platform. I’ll still use Medium for reading but until it becomes clearer how to actually get content read, I will put my posts elsewhere. To be continued.

     
  • peterobe 4:35 pm on August 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics Due 27 August 

    Avengers #34

    Original Sin #5.4

    Batman Eternal #21

    Batman Superman #13

    New 52 Futures End #17

    Sinestro (2014) #5

    Superman (2011) #34

     

    Avengers 34

     
  • peterobe 6:10 pm on August 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 20 August 

    A nice quiet week.

    New Avengers #23

    Secret Avengers (2014) #7

    Batman And Robin (2011) #34

    Batman Eternal #20

    Multiversity #1

    New 52 Futures End #16

    Fade Out #1 (maybe)

    Multiversity

     

     
  • peterobe 4:30 pm on August 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 13 August 

    Avengers World #11

    Original Sin #7 (Of 8)

    Original Sin #7 (Of 8)

    Batman (2011) #34

    Batman Eternal #19

    New 52 Futures End #15

    Starlight #5

    STARLIGHT_5

     

     
  • peterobe 4:00 pm on August 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Future of Comic Movies 

    I think it is fair to say that comics currently rule the world. Well, they certainly have had their fair share of worldwide exposure thanks to Hollywood and a plethora of movies. In the past, it was generally accepted that comics were for sweaty, slightly unhinged individuals and that comic movies were gash. Maybe not too far from the truth, if it was still the early nineties. And most of those individuals are probably still reading comics and wearing suits and have corporate jobs (I wasn’t sweaty or unhinged actually). The recent onslaught of movies have for the most part been good or excellent. They pull huge numbers of cinema goers and break every blockbuster record under the sun. Are comic movies here to stay? Yes. Are they going to continue being hugely successful? Yes. However, the long term success of these movies now rests on the shoulders of one company, and it’s not Marvel. 

    Marvel have shown us the way. They have done an excellent job of creating a universe where their characters can co-exist. Aside from the legal wrangling re X-men, Fantastic 4 and Spider-man, they have pretty much tied themselves up to large and small screen viewings for the next 100 years. We know their formula and it has been good so far. Guardians of the Galaxy is going to try and take a different direction and it may fail (although at the time of writing, it seems to be very well liked critically and by fanboys). Regardless of what happens with Guardians, Marvel will have to nail their next big budget effort. Age of Ultron has to be better than Avengers otherwise it will be deemed a flop. 

    But that’s Marvel. The real point here is this. DC Comics have to get the Batman Superman: Dawn of Justice film absolutely right otherwise punters (aside from hardcore fans) will decide (and maybe rightfully so) that they have had enough of comics on the big screen. It doesn’t really affect geeks like me. I’ll still read the source material (until I run out of space). I’ll still go and see the movies. But it’s not necessarily comic geeks like me that the studios need to woo. I’m already a convert. Comics are in my blood. So, tune in for part 2 of this post and find out what I think DC have to do to get this right and set the correct course for all future comic franchises. 

     
  • peterobe 7:03 am on August 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    When I first used #stacks on the Mac I didn’t like it. However, just started using them again and I have to say… cool. I like #stackswayforward

     
  • peterobe 7:01 am on August 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    I’d like a #Wordpress share button in notifications on my Mac. That would be awesome.

     
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