My iPad 2 review

The iPad has been out for a year now, and while I enjoyed playing with one when it first came out, I didn’t pick one up. I’m what’s traditionally known as an “early adopter”. I built my first PVR in 2003. I bought a TiVo on eBay and hacked it to work in Canada in… Continue reading My iPad 2 review

Kindle first thoughts

When the new WiFi Kindles were announced last month, I placed an order for one. I’ve been slowly transitioning from dead tree editions to electronic books for a while now (all but comics, which I’m still buying analogue style for now). Physically owning objects is more of a hassle than it’s worth to be honest,… Continue reading Kindle first thoughts

A killer app for comics?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHRmDtBcDXI I had an opportunity to get my hands on an iPad today when Mark at work brought his in for some Info-Tech show and tell.  Steve Jobs has declared it a “Magical Device”. Arthur C Clarke once said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Well in that respect, the iPad is magic.… Continue reading A killer app for comics?

Gadget Dad: The Flip Ultra

When we bought our Pentax digital camera, we discovered that it had a nice little built-in video feature.  The movies it made were good, but not great, the sound was quite distorted, but the pictures were good enough that we could take little 30 second videos without hauling out the massive Sony Digital 8 camera… Continue reading Gadget Dad: The Flip Ultra

The laptop or desktop dilemma

About a year ago I decided that I wanted a little more flexibility in my PC use. All New Comics was taking up an inordinate amount of time while I was working on what can only be described as “mindless tasks”. This stuff sucked. We’re talking site updates, which involves copying and pasting. Spreadsheet updating,… Continue reading The laptop or desktop dilemma