Month: June 2010

iSwitched or How I Moved to a Mac

My MacBook at home

My MacBook

I have been using some flavour of Windows since version 1.2, but before that, I used DOS. I played with OS2 once upon a time, I’ve had dalliances with Atari, Commodore, Unix, Red Hat, Lindows, Tivo, Ubuntu, and yes for a time I played with Macs as far back as the OS8 days. At TSN we had an eMac for doing testing, and I pretty much loathed that machine because while it was pretty as all heck, it spent a LOT of time with a beach ball whirling (there is a myth out there that Mac’s don’t crash…they do, however their crashes are prettier than blue screens of death). Continue Reading

Toronto ComiCon has come and gone

Pete at our table for the Toronto ComiCON

Pete at the All New Comics table at the Toronto ComiCON

It’s been a week and a half since I returned from the Toronto ComiCon, but I just haven’t had a chance to write about it so far.

It was a fun show, not quite as busy as last year, but we still ended up doing alright due to a very different product mix that Peter brought this year.  We had a spectacular spot, right inside the doors on the left hand side, which really helped folks find us.  We had six of our customers pick their stuff up at the show, and ran into a couple others who decided last minute to drop by. Plus I got to see my old college buddy Don, who came by. Continue Reading

New Comics for August 2010

Yes, his name is really Al

Wow, this summer is just flying by. We saw some of you at the Toronto ComiCon the first weekend in June, and we hope that we’ll see more of you come out to the big August show in Toronto (not only is it Canada’s largest comic show, but it’s North America’s 3rd largest comic show).  More details as we get closer to the date.

Update on the new site
Beta Testers, we got a little busy last month with the show, and I didn’t get a chance to send out that email, but watch your inbox this week. Not already a beta tester? Sign up today!

What’s New in Subscriptions?

Check out the entire list on the site right now, but here’s what we think looks interesting. Continue Reading