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Here's an excellent free comic: The Unknown by Mark Waid and Mick Oosterveer. Unfortunately the artist died recently, but I think it's great that they're giving away this comic for free.

http://blog.comixology.com/2011/09/23/minck-oosterveer-1961-2011/
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Packed and ready for a 5 weeks "vacation" in Taiwan. Just 2 suitcases (1 big, 1 small) + backpack. 
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happy holidays John, have fun !
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Breaking Bad is back! Best show on tv now. 
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Bought Numbers for iOS. Really like the interface, very intuitive and it works on iPhone's tiny screen, though I wish it worked in landscape. The only feature I really miss is data filtering.

With iCloud coming in the fall, it'll be perfect for syncing all my docs. Now thinking about Pages. 
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Finally a good digital comic collection. I prefer to read trades as opposed to single issues, so I support this experiment. I might even buy it :-)
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Google+ ios webapp > full site in China

I can use the webapp on my iPhone, but I cannot even load the site on my PC. Is it just me?
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Down in the south of China using a diff. ISP and was able to get thru to plus.google.com surprisingly. However, w i t o p ... wasn't working without some tweaks
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I finally finished reading all 52 new DC titles, their first issues. Here's the ratings summary:

Buy: 11
Borrow: 16
Pass: 25

The buys were mostly predictable: JL, Action Comics, Batwoman, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman. But there were also surprises: Animal Man, Stormwatch, Swamp Thing, Grifter, Superboy.

The passes were mostly due to me being confused (Legion titles, Blackhawks, Men of War, Mister Terrific, Captain Atom etc...) or just plain poor quality (Green Arrow, Hawk & Dove, Captain Arom, Red Hood, Firestorm, Hawkman, etc...)

The rest just didn't interest me enough, despite being good/decent.

I thought there was a good variety of titles, with some titles clearly about different genres (Demon Knights was medieval fantasy, Men of War=war, Swamp Thing and Animal Man = horror, vampires, Blackhawks = G.I. Joe, western, magic etc...), but all still tied to the main superheroes. However, I wonder if these titles will be able to survive past the first year.

What bothers me about this relaunch, is that not all titles were actually new reader friendly. Legion of Superheroes doesn't even try, even mentioning Flashpoint in the story.

Also, there are some discrepancies between the different character interpretations. Superman feels like 3 different characters in Action, JL and Superman.

It's clear that what happened in the new reality is just arbitrary, whatever each individual writer wants to keep or discard. I have a feeling that things will be messy very soon. The fringe titles will be less impacted, but they also won't last long.

I don't think this was very tightly coordinated, but it wasn't a disaster either. It at least spurred me to read all their titles for one month.
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Baker's Hawkman was just a 12 page story for DC's (awesome) Wednesday Comics series. I think right now he's working on a Deadpool book. Even Kyle Baker can't get me to care about a Deadpool comic.
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This for the Tiny Tower players. The new 1.3 update is out! Can't wait to check it out.

Unrelated: here are some cool looking Bitizens. Wish I could use them in the game.

http://www.irishstu.com/stublog/2011/08/02/tiny-tower-star-wars-bitizens/
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Has anyone upgraded to Lion? I'm debating if I should do it myself. Still on Leopard, but I do have the Snow Leopard DVD. 
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After playing with Lion for a few hours, everything else about it seems to be good, I like the new mail features especially but I really just don't like the new Mission Control. What I’m really missing in Mission Control is the ability to mix Spaces and Exposé. To sum
up I like Leopard Exposé > SL Exposé > Mission Control. In the old SL or Leopard I can get an overview of all running apps in all of my spaces. I can rearrange application windows to various spaces as I like – in Mission Control I’m only able to push windows from the current space to other spaces but I can’t fetch windows from other spaces without switching the space first.

The Lion gives you the option to use a 3-finger gesture (which is not available on my 3-yr-old macbook) to expand a stack of open apps and you can use the spacebar to preview a highlighted window. Still It is just not the same.

Another thing is that I like the SL option where when you choose the ICON view option you can easily adjust the icon size manually (this is extremely helpful to me when organizing pictures. This feature is not available on Lion either)

There ate a couple minor annoying changes but I will play around a little more first. If you find out how to get those essential features back on Lion let me know!
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The iOS app fir G+ is out! Now I can post photos. Mia is not happy that I'm leaving to work. 
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What tool I can see it? Do we have sth to sync instagram, weibo and g+ too :D hehe tks. 
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The webapp on iPhone works ok for reading and posting text, but I can't even post a link!! Really looking forward to this.
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For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval.
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I replaced my Nexus One with ...a Nexus One. Very cost effective (1800rmb now), and suits me perfectly.

I'll consider upgrading when a non-Korean manufacturer releases another Nexus. Or perhaps one that uses the TI OMAP4 (TI should still be the leader in power mgmt using ARM), preferably manufactured by Moto since they seem to be the only ones willing to package with >1900mAh batteries...
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