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March 2012 Archive (55 posts)

Jesus Saiz: Manhunter #8 Cover (2005) | From writer Marc Andreyko and art team Javier Pina and Jimmy Palmiotti came 2005's Manhunter issue 8, "Trial by Fire Part 3: Bad Influence", in which Kate Spencer escapes her exploding car and tracks down Shadow Thief, who is in the process of trying to ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Review: Uncanny X-Force #22 (Feb. 2012) | Some evil won't stop. Some evil no prisons can old, no force can contain, no plea can soften. Sometimes to truly save lives the only option is to take them. The burden of that truth falls on a covert team of mutants assigned to those ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
How to Force a Unity Reload if it Hangs or Stops Responding | Unity is growing on me as an interface, but unfortunately for me who doesn't exactly run high end equipment here at home, it's a pretty sluggish beast on my home PCs and prone to hanging or disappearing every now and then. Luckily there is an ... (Software & Sites)
The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Unidentified) | This unidentified cosplayer really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow at the Bostom Comic Con 2011. Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff's infamous Widow's Bite bracelets - for you know, when her martial arts ... (Cosplay)
Comic Book Art: Poison Ivy by Eric Basaldua | Brother of comic-inker Rick Basaldua, American comic book artist Eric Basaldua (also known as Ebas) has been in the business for a while now, and is particularly well known for his very sexy depictions of female characters, which is probably why he remains such a ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Joke Factory: Hair be Fleas | So a flea walks into the office one morning, freezing cold, dripping wet, and sits down at his desk, absolutely miserable and dejected. A concerned coworker flea walks up to his desk and says, "Hey man, what happened to you? You look like hell." To which ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Quickie: Kaede Kaburagi (Yuuri Hasui) | Japanese cosplayer Yuuri Hasui tries to look improbably young as she takes on the character of Kaede Kaburagi, the ten year old daughter of Wild Tiger Kotetsu Kaburagi, who eventually is revealed to be an awakening NEXT as well! (From the entertaining anime series Tiger ... (Cosplay)
Anime Opinions: Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion | Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail | Marvel Anime: Wolverine | Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007) A treasure is stolen, the prime suspect is one of the Captains of Soul Society, and with him disappearing after the theft, all fingers must point to him as being the culprit. But there is more to this event, something hidden ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Make an Ubuntu Desktop Tutorial Video with Kazam Screencaster | Visually recording your activity on a PC desktop has always been a popular way of teaching people how to achieve something, and over the years there have been many screencasting software packages along the way. One of the simpler and nicest ones to create desktop ... (Software & Sites)
Chantelle's Second Market, Semi-Soet, and Logan's Christening | Chantelle's off weekend at last, though by now you should be pretty familiar with the concept that Chantelle's off weekends are now no longer off weekends at all! :) After Jessie's little incident (more on this in a later post, I promise), we got her to ... (My Life)
Tomb Raider: Underworld Cosplay: Lara Croft [Wetsuit] (Illyne) | Hands down one of the best Lara Croft cosplayers around, French cosplayer Illyne once again tackles this iconic female gaming character, grabbing her guns, donning the instantly recognisable wetsuit, before strutting her stuff as the Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider: Underworld release. The thrill ... (Cosplay)
Soulcalibur III Cosplay: Zasalamel (Lee Camara) | Lee Camara, a woman known for her many wonderful cosplay prop designs and and subsequent productions, sometimes also takes the time out to don her own creations, this time grabbing one very detailed scythe and transforming herself into the fearsome immortal Zasalamel, main antagonist of ... (Cosplay)
Photo Gallery: Willowbridge Mall Slow Food Market (2012-03-24) | Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes were again represented by Chantelle and her Mom at the Willowbridge Mall Slow Food Market, and just as before, their stall was a great success, receiving plenty of sales, compliments and business leads along the way! And even better yet, they ... (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Trevor Hairsine: X-Men: Deadly Genesis Cover (2006) | From writer Ed Brubaker arose 2006's X-Men: Deadly Genesis, which pitted the team against a mysterious and deadly enemy who originated out of the team's very own history and had returned to take them on from outer space, following the events of the epic House ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Ubuntu Unity: Extend Your Home Folder Quicklist | Unity's launcher bar running down the left hand side of the screen is pretty awesome when it comes to quickly opening up your most common applications. Sitting at the top of this bar is of course your Home Folder button, which when clicked opens up, ... (Software & Sites)
Joke Factory: Sheer Panties | A husband walks into Victoria's Secret to purchase some sheer lingerie for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from R250 to R500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price. He opts for the most sheer item, pays the R500 and ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: The Batman | Season 5 (2007-2008) | The final 13 episodes of what truly is an enjoyable animated series featuring everyone's favourite vigilante dressed up as a bat, season 5 departs in a big way from what has up until now been a very Batman-centred universe, and instead introduces a number of ... (My Reviews)
Comic Book Art: Masters of the Universe's Skeletor by Dave Rapoza | Dave Rapoza is one heck of a talented digital freelance artist, known perhaps best for his hyper realistic depictions of classic cartoon characters, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for example. Using his trusty Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and Photoshop CS3, and grabbing a few ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Ubuntu Terminal: How to View the Current CHMOD Octal Value of a File or Folder | Linux (and thus Ubuntu) file access permissions often get in your way if you aren't a power user, but if you have played around with the Ubuntu terminal for long enough, you should by now be aware of the magical CHMOD command and the way ... (Software & Sites)
Misadventures of Major Naughtylust 004: Dealing with Dicks | I imagine being a urologist can't exactly be the most glamorous of jobs considering the subject matter you have to deal with every day. That said, a dick joke makes perfect sense here seeing as this is my little area on the web where I ... (The Misadventures of Major Naughtylust)
The House of C 024: Dealing with Arseholes | It's a shitty job, and you'll probably end up the butt of all your friends' jokes, but hey, work is work - and besides, someone has to do it. To be honest, I was a bit torn whether to go with asshole or arsehole on this ... (The House of C)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Cosplay Quickie: Sakura Kasugano (Ibara) | First appearing in Street Fighter Alpha 2, the youthful Japanese schoolgirl fighter Sakura is the target for today's Cosplay Quickie, taken on by Japanese cosplayer Ibara - fighting mitts and all! Related Link: (Cosplay)
Playing Golf in Mossel Bay on the Pinnacle Point Golf Course | Seeing as Dad has fractional ownership in a gorgeous house up on the Pinnacle Point Golf resort in Mossel Bay, I suppose I have had plenty of opportunities to tackle such a great course before - the only problem is, I simply haven't bothered, because ... (My Life)
Trish's Lord of the Rings Party | Again I find myself playing catch-up with my weekend report back blogging, but oh well, what can one do? If you're reading this then it means I haven't lost you lot just yet, so all's good then! ;) This weekend was Chantelle working weekend, so once ... (My Life)
An Excellent BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu: Deluge | For a while now Ubuntu has shipped with Transmission as its default installed BitTorrent client, and in truth it does work, despite being a little bare-boned in terms of features. However, there are a host of alternative, more feature-rich BitTorrent clients for Linux out there, ... (Software & Sites)
Queen's Blade Cosplay Quickie: Cattleya (Maryou Chouzuki) | Japanese plus-sized ero-cosplayer Maryou Chouzuki chose the perfect character to cosplay in Cattleya, matching the big breasted, giant sword-swinging blacksmith in terms of shape and look perfectly! In Queen's Blade, Cattleya is a swordswoman/blacksmith running a weapons shop in the small town of Vosk, looking ... (Cosplay)
The Avengers Cosplay: Ms. Marvel (Kearstin Nicholson) | Heavily tattooed model, artist and cosplayer Kearstin Nicholson puts together today's great Avengers cosplay, featuring none other than one of the strongest female heroes in the Marvel superhero lineup, Ms. Marvel! Carol Danvers, a.k.a Ms. Marvel a.k.a Warbird a.k.a Binary has certainly been put through the ... (Cosplay)
Cam Kennedy: Rogue Trooper: Fort Neuro TPB Cover (2005 Reprint) | Rogue Trooper from the British 2000 AD catalogue has certainly seen a number of different incarnations over the years, but more importantly, has had some particularly awesome tales about this driven, bio-engineered genetic infantryman and his disembodied comrades published. One such classic that has seen ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
How to Disable Ubuntu's Unity Global Menu Bar | Ubuntu's new Unity shell is certainly pretty, and certainly maximises screen real estate, making it in other words perfect for tablets, laptops and other small screen devices. However, when it comes to desktop machines, and especially ones hooked up to more than one monitor, then ... (Software & Sites)
Joke Factory: Sex and the Photographer | The Smiths were unable to conceive children and so made the tough decision to use a surrogate father to start their family, but that it would be done the good old fashioned way, with no test tubes or needles in sight. On the day the proxy ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Comic Book Art: Clark Kent kissing Lois Lane by Ryan Sook | American comic book artist Ryan Sook produced this peach of a comic book illustration, featuring everyone's favorite news team locked in a passionate embrace. Yup, that's Clark Kent and Lois Lane, doing their best to make the rest of the Daily Planet team feel a ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Review: Last Fantasy (Volume 5) | The feverish fight to rescue the town from complete annihilation makes reluctant allies of everyone - Tian and Drei, Anna and her special task force, the religious chick, and, worst of all, Nagi, the thief. And, surrounded by Zombies and with little hope of making ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Touhou Project Cosplay Quickie: Hong Meiling (Eko ii) | Chinese cosplayer Eko (ii) visits the Touhou Project gaming franchise for today's cosplay quickie, donning the greent outfit of one Hong Meiling. In the series, Hong Meiling is a youkai, though it isn't currently known which specific category she actually belongs to. She's the gatekeeper of ... (Cosplay)
Comic Book Art: Iron Man by Adi Granov | The highly skilled Adi Granov is a Bosnian-born comic book artist and conceptual designer who currently resides in England, where he churns out some absolutely stellar painted cover and interior comic book artwork, mostly for Marvel Comics. Without a doubt, it was his work on Iron ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
A Successful Slow Market Stall | So Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes first ever market appearance was undeniably a roaring success! And because I ghost write for wifey's site most of the time, I don't have the energy to type up a second post about the day, meaning that I'm just going to ... (My Life)
GoDaddy and the Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet' Message | I was trying to set up a new WordPress website where the files would be hosted on a subdomain of a GoDaddy hosting account whilst the MySQL database resides on another one of my server accounts, provided by Amplehosting. I set up the Remote Database Access ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
X-Men Cosplay: Kitty Pryde a.k.a. Shadowcat (Yashuntafun) | Kitty Pryde, a.k.a. Shadowcat, has literally grown up in front X-Men comic book fans as the years have passed by, maturing from a young insecure girl into a strong and resilient X-Man that all her teammates can depend on. Today's fantastic cosplay rendition of everyone's ... (Cosplay)
Photo Gallery: Cookies & Cakes at Willowbridge Slow Market (2012-03-10) | Chantelle's Cookies and Cakes first ever market stall, situated at the Willowbridge Slow Market. Needless to say, the day was a roaring success! :) (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Photo Gallery: Trish's Lord of the Rings 30th Birthday Party (2012-03-10) | In celebration of Trish Storbeck's 30th birthday, they organised a big Lord of the Rings themed party which needless to say, turned out to be a whole lot of fun (as chronicled here). A photographer was hired to capture the events of the evening, and these ... (My Life)
Jackson Guice: Action Comics #708 (1995) Cover | The grand opening of the Social Services center is turned into a deathtrap by the villain of the same name. With technology from Apokolips, the building is a deadly challenge for Superman and Mister Miracle, who is mysteriously pulled to Earth from New Genesis by ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Ubuntu: Launch the System Monitor from the Terminal | Ubuntu's System Monitor is technically the equivalent of Windows' Task Manager. The desktop version of Ubuntu comes shipped with System Monitor, but if for some reason you need to launch it via the terminal (for instance, perhaps gnome panels are busy crashing), you can load ... (Software & Sites)
Joke Factory: Securing Your Weekend | A well dressed man walked into a fur store, accompanied by beautiful, stacked blonde. "Show my new girlfriend your finest mink," he announced loudly. The store owner quickly retrieved a full coat, which the blonde tried on and absolutely loved. "Just a note, but that coat ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Upcoming Fight: Chantelle versus Willowbridge Slow Market | There's a reason that I have no space in my fridge for my beer. That's because my fridge is filled to the brim with all manner of chocolate truffles, turkish delight, chocolate cake, etc. You see, Chantelle is gearing herself up for her very first ... (My Life)
Review: Bulletstorm (2011) | 2011 saw release of the hugely fun and attention-grabbing first-person shooter from People Can Fly and Epic Games: Bulletstorm! Set in the 26th Century, you're introduced to a rogue special ops unit formerly known as Dead Echo, led by the heavy-drinking, foul-mouthed Grayson Hunt. On a ... (Games | My Reviews)
Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Quickie: Blue Rose (Uchi Shima) | Karina Lyle, aka Blue Rose is a highschooler with freezing powers who still lives with her parents and makes use of her heroic feats to boost her career as a singer. Japanese cosplayer Uchi Shima squeezes into her far too revealing for a high school ... (Cosplay)
Bouncing Here and There and Everywhere! | Although we received this awesome baby Jolly Jumper right at the beginning of our life with Jessica, we stepped away from using the device on advice from the nursing staff and doctors whilst Jessie was still young, very premature and thus behind in terms of ... (Jessica | My Life)
Guess the Cosplay by Tasha | Can you guess which character, and from which anime series, Korean cosplayer Tasha is cosplaying? If you guessed Blue Rose from Tiger and Bunny, give yourself a pat on the back! (Cosplay)
JSONLint - A Good JSON Validator JSONLint - A Good JSON Validator | JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange. It is derived from the JavaScript scripting language for representing simple data structures and associative arrays, called objects. Despite its relationship to JavaScript, it is language-independent, with parsers available ... (Software & Sites)
Pinnacle Point, Poker and Lord of the Rings - Lots of Lord of the Rings | Wow, I see that I've been a bit sloppy when it comes to reporting on the last three weekends past, so sorry about that, I guess I had better bring you all up to speed then. Obviously four weekends ago, the Gordon's Bay Lotter Clan ... (My Life)
Witchblade Cosplay: Sara Pezzini (Meagan Marie) | Former Game Informer columnist and current Community Manager for the Tomb Raider franchise over at Crystal Dynamics, cosplayer Meagan Marie, also known as Meagan vanBurkleo or VirtualGirl6654, is popular web celebrity who is known for coming up with some fantastic costumes in the past. This ... (Cosplay)
Frazer Irving: 2000AD #1256 Cover (2001) | Back when British artist Frazer Irving first started making waves with his work on the venerable 2000AD, he was primarily known for his excellent and stylish horror work, particularly on titles like Necronauts, Judge Death and Tharg's Terror Tales. However, that didn't stop him from being ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Comic Book Art: Batman and Poison Ivy by Mahmud Asrar | Turkish comic book artist Mahmud Asrar (M.A.Asrar) first grabbed attention through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, before moving onto much bigger and better things in both the American and non-American comic book markets. Primarily associated with Image comics thanks to his ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Ubuntu System Monitor the Equivalent of the Task Manager in Windows | If you are a Windows power user then you will in all likelihood be quite familiar with the trusty old Task Manager, which lists running applications and processes, as well as gives you the ability to force kill these processes in an attempt to manually ... (Software & Sites)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Cosplay Quickie: Harley Quinn (Unknown) | Batman: Arkham Asylum was a phenomenal game (apart from the plant segments) and definitely remains a must play game on any comic book gamer's list. Whilst most of the characters retained their classic costumes, Harley Quinn showed up for a laugh in this uber sexy ... (Cosplay)
Review: Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011) | Sam Liu steps back into the director's chair for Marvel/Lionsgate's latest animated direct-to-DVD movie to hit the street, namely Thor: Tales of Asgard - and to be honest, it's another competent, enjoyable outing from him! Thor: Tales of Asgard delivers to us a tale of a ... (Animation | My Reviews)
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