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June 2012 Archive (51 posts)

Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham: Generation X #3 Cover (1995) | Scared and hell bent on escape, Penance is running wild in the woods around Xavier's and the Gen X team are trying their best to bring her in; She cuts her way through most of the team but it is their newest member, Chamber, who ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Final Fantasy VII Cosplay: Tifa Lockhart (Kaede Hakuhi) | Japanese gravure idol Kaede Hakuhi is probably best known for her titillating cosplays, though this time around she scales it back a bit and brings to life a very fun cosplay featuring everyone's favourite Final Fantasy VII gal, Tifa Lockhart! Tifa Lockhart is a player character ... (Cosplay)
How to Disable a Mobile Phone if Yours Gets Stolen | If your mobile phone gets stolen, your first move should be to phone your Mobile Service Provider (e.g. Vodacom, Cell C, MTN or 8ta) in order to block your SIM card so that the thieves can't make money off your account. A second thing to do ... (CodeUnit)
Joke Factory: The Blonde, the Lotto and God | A blonde finds herself in serious trouble. Her business has gone bust and she is in dire financial straits. She is so desperate that she decides to ask God for help. She begins to pray: "God, please help me. I've lost my business and if ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: Legion of Super Heroes (Volume 3) (2008) | Legion of Super Heroes volume 3 wraps up the first season of this great kid's super hero show, bringing it home with five episodes, namely "The Substitutes", "Child's Play", "Chain of Command", and finally "Sundown" parts 1 and 2. Continuing where the first two volumes left ... (Animation | My Reviews)
Space Channel 5 Cosplay Quickie: Ulala (Matsuko) | Japanese cosplayer Matsuko dons the colorful clothes of Ulala, the top reporter for Space Channel 5. Armed with her trusty microphone and twin guns, Ulala likes nothing best than when the ratings are high! (From the music video game Space Channel 5 by Sega in case ... (Cosplay)
Review: Invincible #88 (Feb. 2012) | After the surprise turnout of General Thragg, to assist Mark (Invincible) against the arriving Oliver Grayson (Omni-Boy) and Allen the Alien last issue, writer Robert Kirkman slows things right down as Thragg attempts to talk Allen down from releasing the deadly Scourge virus (which would ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Review: Green Lantern #7 (Mar. 2012) | The newly rejuvenated Green Lantern series (courtesy of the New 52 DC event) reaches the issue 7 mark, kicking off a brand new story arc from writer Geoff Johns, with pencils by the impeccable Doug Mahnke, inks from Keith Champagne, Christian Alamy and Mark Irwin, ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Comic Book Art: Colossus by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend | I've always been a huge fan of American comic book artist Chris Bachalo's darkly emotive (and often quite cartoony) artwork, and this particular piece of artwork featuring the hulking figure of Colossus of the X-Men against a brilliant yellow background (with the aid of inker ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
MySQL: How to Perform an Order By Sort before a Group By Action | Running an order by sort on a result set before applying the group by call - It's a pretty common problem and an unfortunate result of the way in which MySQL has chosen to implement the SQL language specification. At the heart of it all, ... (CodeUnit)
Tomb Raider: Underworld Cosplay: Lara Croft (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 and strutting her stuff as the Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider: Underworld release. The thrill seeking, gun toting archaeologist with a ... (Cosplay)
Detective Comics Cosplay: Talia al Ghul (Klytaemnestra) | Our cosplay entry comes today courtesy of the suitably dark (well for this shoot at least) cosplayer Klytaemnestra, who brings to life a very ready for business (sword and all) Talia al Ghul from the Batman universe. The now-estranged daughter of Ra's al Ghul, Talia al ... (Cosplay)
John Cassaday: Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper #2 Cover (2007) | 2007 saw the launch of Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper by Virgin Comics from writers Guy Ritchie and Andy Diggle, with interior art from Mukesh Singh. Plucked from the depths of Wikipedia: "The man known only as Brock lives a quiet existence as gamekeeper on a secluded ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Joke Factory: Funeral or Golf? | A young man was paired with an older gentleman for their round of golf at the local golf course. Over the course of the round the older gentleman and young man traded stories of past rounds, good shots and poor shots, and simply put, had a ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Ubuntu 12.04: How to Format a USB Flash Drive | If you are a Microsoft Windows user then no doubt you'll be quite familiar with the concept of right-clicking on a USB flash drive icon under My Computer, selecting the context menu option 'Format', and then formatting your flash drive so that it is nice ... (CodeUnit)
Sucker Punch Cosplay: Sweet Pea (Illyne) | French cosplayer Illyne picks up her sword and dons her armour as she transforms herself into Sweet Pea, the only girl to come out alive in director Zack Snyder's visual masterpiece, Sucker Punch. Sweet Pea is Rocket's older sister, and out of all the girls, probably ... (Cosplay)
Review: Justice League: Doom (2012) | The Justice League consists of Earth's finest super heroes and protectors of humanity. But in the mind of the Dark Knight, it contains potentially the most dangerous people on the planet. Over time, Batman has compiled top-secret contingency plans should any of them go rogue. ... (Animation | My Reviews)
Gantz Cosplay Quickie: Reika Shimohira (Linda Le) | Reika Shimohira is a young, beautiful and popular idol who dies during Izumi’s killing spree in Shinjuku. Pulled into the Gantz game, Reika proves to be a formidable opponent against the aliens and also happens to fall in love with Kei Kurono. She takes over the ... (Cosplay)
Review: Justice League Dark #5 (Mar. 2012) | Another excellent title in the big New 52 DC relaunch effort is without a doubt Justice League Dark, which throws together DC's more fringe, occult characters whom you would normally find restricted to the Vertigo line, and thrusts them firmly into the mainstream spotlight. Issue 5 ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Playing Catch Up with the Lotters | I've been pretty quiet in terms of the personal stuff this last little while on the blog, but that's only because up until now, pretty much the entire Gordon's Bay branch of the Lotter family has been struck down by colds and various infections, with ... (My Life)
Soul Eater Cosplay Quickie: Maka Albarn (Unknown) | Soul Eater is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams consisting of a weapon meister and at least one human weapon. Trying to turn the latter into a "Death Scythe" ... (Cosplay)
Ubuntu: How to add a Suffix (or Prefix) to a Line of Text in a Text File using AWK | If you are looking for a top notch tool to carry out quick text manipulations on text files under Ubuntu terminal, you could probably do no better than by looking up AWK (or I suppose SED if you are so inclined). Anyway, back to AWK. The ... (CodeUnit)
Comic Book Art: Static Shock by Khary Randolph | American artist Khary Randolph (Kharupt) has been in the cartooning and illustration business for over ten years now, and has in the process worked on a huge number of clients in the animation, advertising and comic book space, leaving his mark on dozens of popular ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Batman Adventures Cosplay: Harley Quinn (San Smith) | Cosplayer San Smith turns in this fantastically comical and faithful to the character rendition of The Joker's right hand girl, Harley Quinn, from the loveable Batman Adventures franchise. (Note the brilliantly built cork pop gun!) One of the few Batman characters to first appear outside of ... (Cosplay)
Ryan Sook: X-Factor #3 (Vol. 3) Cover (2006) | Issue 3 of X-Factor volume 3 was a Decimation tie-in story entitled The Big Bang, coming courtesy of one of my favourite comic scribes, Peter David. The synopsis from Marvel: With X-Factor's forces divided between a client up on murder charges, riots in the streets ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
How to test if a Crontab is working in Ubuntu | Editing your cron jobs with the crontab -e command will ensure that your crontab is at least syntactically correct, by not installing it unless it is a valid cron file. Outside of that though, it falls to you to test that your jobs are in fact ... (CodeUnit)
Joke Factory: Taming the Lion | A circus owner runs an advert for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a good looking older man in his mid-fifties and the other is a gorgeous brunette in her mid-twenties. The circus owner tells them: "I'm not going to sugar coat ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) | Years ago, the Joker managed the unthinkable and killed the second Robin, a.k.a. Jason Todd. Time has since moved on, and although Jason is no longer with him, Batman has continued his never ending crusade against crime, with new partners and allies forged from the ... (Animation | My Reviews)
Sensational She-Hulk Cosplay: She-Hulk (Belle Chere) | Popular American cosplayer Belle Chere goes completely green and rips her little lawyer outfit in the process, bringing to life Jennifer Susan Walters, a.ka. The Sensational She-Hulk! She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Susan Walters has been a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Heroes for ... (Cosplay)
Bo Exhibition Attack by Nakamoto Mamoru | Kobudo, literally "Old Martial Arts", is the term used these days for the old Okinawan traditional weaponry training. Japanese resident Nakamoto Mamoru is a several times over World Champion in Kobudo and is shown here demonstrating an efficient attack with a standard 6ft Bo staff, against ... (Martial Arts)
Comic Book Art: The Might Thor by Blaz Porenta | Slovenian artist Blaz Porenta is a fantastic artist, illustrator and digital painter who comes up with the most atmospheric and detailed portraits you could ever imagine. Marvel's The Mighty Thor of Asgard finds himself in the midst of a heated battle in this piece of mastery, ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Guilty Crown Cosplay Quickie: Inori Yuzuriha (Hiho) | Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G., the story of which is set in 2039 and revolves around Shu Ouma, a boy who has acquired an ability called the "Void Genome" that allows him to draw out tools or ... (Cosplay)
Review: Justice League Beyond #1-4 (Jan. 2012) | The understaffed Justice League Beyond outfit consisting of Superman, Warhawk, Kai-Ro, Barda, Aquagirl and Micron, have finally managed to get Terry McGinnis, aka Batman, onboard with the team. As it is, his skill set is now needed more than ever, seeing as the group believes that ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830: How to Get Your Unique IMEI Number | An easy way to retrieve your unique phone serial number, otherwise known as your device's IMEI number is to open the keypad as if you were going to dial someone, and type in *#06# As you hit that final hash character, a dialog containing your ... (CodeUnit)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Rei Ayanami [Plugsuit] (Namada) | Cute Japanese cosplayer Namada suits up in what has probably become one of the most iconic anime costumes ever, Rei Ayanami's Unit-00 plugsuit from the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series. The enigmatic Rei Ayanami, one of the mysterious First Children and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00, is ... (Cosplay)
Lee Moder: Legion of Super-Heroes #66 Cover (1995) | 1995's volume 4 issue 66 of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes saw writers Tom McCraw and Mark Waid introduce a number of new characters in their story entitled "Membership Drive", including the likes of Andromeda (Laurel Gand), Violet (Salu Digby) and Kinetix (Zoe Saugin). Penciller Lee Moder ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
How to add a Comment or Remark to a Crontab in Ubuntu | To add a comment or remark in your Ubuntu crontab is trivially easy, following the standard for adding comments already found in bash scripting. In other words, all you have to do in order to add a line which you don't want the cron system to ... (CodeUnit)
Mortal Kombat Cosplay Quickie: Jade (Unidentified) | An unknown cosplayer goes green and tackles one of the most sexy characters to ever adorn a fighting game franchise - bringing to life none other than the deadly temptress with a staff, Jade! Starting out life as an unplayable secret character in Mortal Kombat II, ... (Cosplay)
Joke Factory: Harsh Requirements to Join the Football Team | The huge college freshman decided to try out for the football team. "Can you tackle?" asked the coach. "Watch this," said the freshman, who proceeded to run smack into a telephone pole, shattering it to splinters. "Wow," said the coach. "I'm impressed. Can you run?" "Of course ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: Teen Titans - The Complete First Season (2003) | Pint-sized teenage heroes doing good, saving lives, being silly, and having fun, pretty much sums up what truly is an awesome super hero animated show for the younger comic book fans (and their easy-going parents) out there. Teen Titans chronicles the adventures of Robin, Cyborg, Beast ... (My Reviews)
Klein Joostenberg and Cape Quarter Village Weekend | Another weekend, another Cookies & Cakes Willowbridge Market, though this weekend was my weekend off, leaving Chantelle and Cheryl to man the stall on Saturday morning. (Of course, this means that Friday evening was dominated by market preparation, capped off with Chantelle exercising her chocolate ... (My Life)
Cheerleader Quickie (Ushijima Iiniku) | With a nickname meaning "Good Meat" and a penchant for ero cosplay, it is kind of refreshing to find photos of the petite Japanese cosplayer Ushijima Iiniku wearing a lot more cloth over her body that what she normally does, even if she is playing ... (Cosplay)
Comic Book Art: Iron Man by Blaz Porenta | Slovenian artist Blaz Porenta is a fantastic artist, illustrator and digital painter who comes up with the most atmospheric and detailed portraits you could ever imagine. This particular piece of his depicts everyone's favourite man in a tin can, Marvel's Iron Man! (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Review: Batman Beyond #3 (Mar. 2012) | There's trouble in the Tan household when Doug and Dana's father returns home, and Batman is shocked by Bruce Wayne's new business associates. Down at the Port of Gotham, Mad Stan is back - and you can bet he's going to live up to his ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
How to add Dropdown Page Selection Pagination to WordPress without Plugins | Pagination to me is a necessity in that it gives a reader a better idea of just how big or small a site is based on the number of posts. The default for WordPress is to include simple Newer and Older buttons, though pagination is ... (CodeUnit)
Batman Animated Series Cosplay Quickie: Mr Freeze (Unknown) | An unidentified American cosplayer slapped together this frankly brilliant Mr. Freeze supervillain costume for the 2011 Super MegaFest convention, taking his cue from the fantastic 90's Batman animated universe. (Cosplay)
My-HiME Cosplay: Akira Okuzaki (Ari) | Japanese cosplayer Ari grabs her ninja gear and tackles the middleschooler ninja with a big secret, Akira Okuzaki from the My-HiME franchise, for this week's fantastic cosplay entry. Akira is the roomate of Mai Tokiha's younger brother Takumi Tokiha, and attends Fuka Middle school with him. ... (Cosplay)
Alvin Lee: Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li #4 Variant Cover (2009) | The fantastic crew over at Udon Entertainment have been responsible for producing some truly stunning pieces of comic book art over the years. Having grabbed a number of licenses from Capcom to produce comic books based on their franchises, one of the titles to really ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Vampirella Lives Cosplay: Vampirella (Belle Chere) | Today's cosplay shoot features American cosplayer Belle Chere (known for not shying away from wearing less rather than more in her cosplays), who dons the famous provacative red and white suit with thigh high black boots of everyone's favourite "vampire" against evil, Vampirella! Vampirella was originally ... (Cosplay)
How to Delete a YouTube Video | Of course, the ability to delete videos that you uploaded is a must, and so, YouTube gives you the necessary tools to achieve this - though that said, I couldn't figure it out the first time around, meaning a short trip to Google would have ... (CodeUnit)
Joke Factory: Fire Trucks should always come with a Siren | A fireman is polishing his fire engine outside the fire station when he notices a young girl coming down the street in a little red cart with little ladders hung on the side and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle. She is wearing ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
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