Archive for May, 2008

That’s a relief…

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Apparently the BBC doesn’t employ any 13-year-old boy copy editors.

WordPress 2.5.1

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Walking on the Moon has been upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1. (And behind the scenes lots has changed.) Holler if you see weirdness.

Phone restored

Monday, May 5th, 2008

If you’ve been trying to call us and not getting an answer or answering machine, try again.  Our phones were down for a few days.

Into the longbox

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #8, Palmiotti, Gray, Arlem. This ends the mini-series, and I can’t say I’m sorry to have it done. The best issues of this were very good, but overall the series suffered from a lack of focus. It’s like there were a bunch of storylines they wanted to tell and couldn’t pick one. And even that could have worked if they’d gotten the 8 issue pacing right. They clearly missed; this issue features several attempts at characterization gasped between moments of the climactic struggle on the deck of an invading alien armada. Now, if those attempts are a single sentence that sums up characters relationships that have been building, it can work. These were exposition-heavy soul-baring discussions, and they weren’t so believable.

Black Summer #6, Ellis & Ryp. This has paced itself out nicely. I suspect it will read even better collected, but for now all the pieces have fought their way to their positions for the climax, and though the threats are all clear, the outcome is in doubt. Even the colors seem less dim this issue. Very fun stuff.

Twin Tier Tire still kicking

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

A few weeks ago I got a nice note from a fellow named Jeff Barlow who’s still making Twin Tier Tier in Elmira run. I’d posted some pictures from there when I was in Elmira for my 20th high school reunion and it had seemed like the place was closed. Jeff pointed out that the location had closed, but the business was still going strong.

That’s good news. Twin Tier Tire was my first real job, and the first time someone who didn’t know me from school paid me to make a computer work for them. I also changed tires, and stacked tires, and did other stuff that;s good for one’s soul. It was a good place to work, and I’m glad they’re still around.

More on SMO vs. FAA

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

For those of you keeping score at home: a  Federal Judge has restrained SMO from enforcing its category C & D jet ban, and Avweb has a short article on the ongoing flap.