Monthly Archives: December 2012

#2012 Recap

See you next year!

matpacker

December 30, 2012

I’m thinking about committing to a post a day in 2013…I’ve still got a day to work it out I guess.

Another big week…

Saga #8 CoverI wonder if I have any money stashed away anywhere that my wife doesn’t know about, coz damn it’s a big week of comics.

Floppies (aka. paper)

  • A+X (2012) #3
  • All-​New X-​Men (2012) #4
  • Avengers (2012) #2
  • Avengers Arena (2012) #2
  • Brilliant (2011) #5
  • Captain America (2012) #2
  • Indestructible Hulk (2012) #2
  • Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #3
  • Uncanny Avengers (2012) #3
  • Wolverine Max (2012) #3
  • X-​Men Legacy (2012) #3
  • X-​Treme X-​Men (2012) #8

Digital

  • Saga #8
  • Cable and X-​Force (2012) #2
  • Ff (2012) #2
  • Hawkeye (2012) #6
  • Thunderbolts (2012) #2

On top of those I have 5-6 others that I need to pickup as it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been into Graphic Action Comics.

Lucky I haven’t started reading Happy, Nowhere Men, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, or Sixth Gun, as they’ve all got new books out this week too.

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YouTube Capture

Film and share videos with YouTube Capture:
✓ Easy, fast recording
✓ Touch up videos with color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks
✓ Upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously

It’s almost like Google is actually trying now, they’re actually making pretty decent iOS apps now.

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Look

Honestly, I don’t give a shit that you think you have the right to own a gun because someone 200+ years ago said you do to prevent (or allow for) an insurrection or whatever. If this issue is going to be solved, you’re going to have to agree that in the 21st century, maybe your right to own a gun isn’t as important as people — children — living or dying.

It’s just that fucking simple.

Seriously America people, I still can’t believe there’s an argument against gun control.

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Out of the Box

Imagine you just bought a toolbox, one that came pre-filled with a selection of instruments you would likely need to get some work done around the house.

I’m sure this is not the first time someone’s done the default reset in order to simplify, but I’m still totally curious. It’s a people watching thing I guess. I’ll be interested to read James’s followup posts.

Solve my email woes!

I’ve been having a few issues with Gmail of late, the iOS app in particular, where it’s not showing my new emails despite sending me notifications that I have new email. It’ll load on say the iPhone, but not the iPad, and vice versa….so right now I’m gagging for a new email client that works well with Google Apps.

Mailbox looks like it might be a solution. Can’t wait to check it out.

Searching for Slater

GoPro’s new video for it’s latest team member Kelly Slater is a bit of a showoff of their multi-cam technology, at one point in the video they have 40 cameras going which produces some pretty cool 3D-esque motion effects.

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My master plan for revolutionizing the future of publishing and saving tablet-native journalism

A publication’s app should be designed and built with purpose and consideration. The Magazine works because I based decisions not on what everyone else was doing, but on what would be best for this magazine. Every publication has its own unique needs, audience, economics, and style, so their apps should reflect that.

Marco’s response to all the assertions that he’s got the secret sauce to save the publishing industry from itself. Great read if you’ve been keeping up with all the subcompact publishing talk of the last week.

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I Love The Smell Of Sepia Tone In The Morning

In three short weeks it will be 2013. Someone may want to send a fax to Flickr and Twitter to let them know.

Over the past couple of days, both of these services have pulled a move straight out of 2010: they launched new versions of their mobile apps with — get this — filters. Filters!

And

Again, these guys think the Instagram phenomenon can be explained away by filters. Instagram has 8 filters? Fuck it, we’ll do 9! It’s simply not that simple.

Flickr is dead in the water, I don’t know that there’s anything that Yahoo! can do to revive it, Twitter on the other hand has no excuses. I really don’t understand a lot of the business decisions being made their of late.

Meh, I spend more time on Facebook these days…