To the Batcave

To the Batcave published on 47 Comments on To the Batcave

To the Bat Cave, Robin!
Robin?  Robin? Where are you boy wond……  Oh, for f*@ks sake! get off facebook so we can go and fight crime!!
(That is how I imagine a pretty typical Dynamic Duo conversation would go these days.)

There are millions of Batman fans out there on the internet. Many of them will have smart phones, and may be using any number of a vast array of  geo-location applications.
And I will bet each of them thought they were really cool, ironic and unique when they added “The Bat Cave” as a spot on the map, so they could check-in to it.

Go to pretty much any city, in any geo-location site (such as Gowalla, foursquare or Facebook Places) and you will find multiple entries for “Bat Cave”.
The same holds true for the “Fortress of Solitude”, Hogwarts and Castle Greyskull.

But I could not find anything for the Arrowcave (Green Arrow) or Sanctum Sanctorum (Dr Strange)

Geo-location applications have really taken off in the recent past, but at present they seem to suffer from a major problem.
That problem is letting the general public add your data for you.
When you do that it is a great way to get free data-entry done, but you never know what you will get.
You will need to be happy to have incorrect data, duplicate entries and millions of joke entries.

Although, if I were the kind of person with a secret lair, then right now would be a great time to add it multiple times on geo-location sites. Add it in so many different  locations that the bad-guys will have no idea which is the real location.
Oh, yeah – and I probably would not add in the actual location, just to be on the safe side.

Angry Flash

Angry Flash published on 4 Comments on Angry Flash

This time it’s personal…..

There has been a lot of talk on the Interwebz about the lack of support for Flash on the iPad. We all came to accept it missing from the iPhone, but expectations were high that the fabled iPad would support it. But not so.

And due to this, there have been numerous jokes made about it online.
Obviously, I have thrown my hat into the ring with the comic above. But there have been many other great ones also created over the past few weeks.

Two of my favourites are:

> This episode of Foxtrot, by Bill Amend. It is a great strip and this comic is very well done in it’s approach to this joke.
> A more subtle but hilarious version by Ben McCormick, who creates the strip “Reality Amuck
> Also, while creating this comic, I could not resist doing a very lame iPad joke about flash. Sorry  😛

Apple has said all along it didn’t believe Flash was a good mobile technology and resisted supporting it since the first iPhone was released.
They prefer HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and H.264 (all supported by the iPhone and iPad) that are open and standard, while branding Adobe’s Flash to be closed and proprietary.

But despite the Apple openly not supporting Flash on their mobile products without a reason, Adobe spent a lot of time to rectify the situation at there end.
Adobe Systems put in the effort to change its technology, and prepared solutions for building Flash applications that run on the iPhone.

Then Apple changed the terms of its iPhone 4.0 software developer kit license, which effectively blocked Adobe’s move, meaning that Adobe ceased future development of the Flash-apps-on-iPhone technology.
The result of all this is an Apple-Adobe battle of which I, for one, will be keen to see the outcome.

Looking for a cool new online comics to read?
Well you are in luck, because I have two to recommend to you today! I really like the art in these comics and I hope you do to.

Go now, and check out:

Toonhole” is a very cool site, which has comics drawn randomly by a bunch of different artists.
The artists include: Mike Nasar, John Martinez, Ryan Kramer, Chris Allison & Aaron J Paetz. 
WARNING – it is not always safe for work.
Lead Paint Comics” is a strip which is about boobs, barfing meat golems and girls with time portals in their crotches. It is written by Mike Cornnell and Dana Wulfekotte
Split Lip” is a horror webcomic site, drawn by Sam Costello & various artists. There is a good range of stories on the site, and if you are a horror aficionado, I think you will like it immensely.