Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And now there are three

I know I have mentioned this before, but now it is just getting out of control. For a while, around August of 2009, I found out that there would be two huge conventions (two of the three biggest guns out there) during the same month (the following October). When October of 2009 came around, I got the official word that Wizard conventions were going head-to-head with the NYCC guys. Now for the record, I have no problems with either company, (as a matter of fact, both of them have done nothing but be helpful to my little company (and by osmosis my radio show). That being said, I think it is the stupidest thing to do. It will hurt the fans, the vendors and both companies. NY is big enough to have 2 cons in the same year, so why have them on the same days? Anyways, I have voiced this alot on my radio show, and just last week, I found out even worse news...Seems that Wizard has decided to have a third convention (their second one) in the same month over in NJ!

So let me put this in perspective for you: In one month there will be three HUGE conventions in the tri-state area 2 of which will be on the same day(s)! All I have to say about this is WTF?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day off

Yep...be back next week! Listen to tomorrow's show!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rudy Colby

I love the internet. You can find just about anything on it if you know where to look. The problem is knowing where to look!

Before, when you wanted to see an old show or something from your childhood, you had two options: hope and pray for a re-run, or go to a con and hope that the "bootleg guy" had it on tape.

Everyone had a list of things they'd like to see again. I was no different. I wanted to see the final episode of Dungeons & Dragons, the final episode of Captain Power, along with a few other things. One of the most sought after things was something that I had only seen once, and couldn't remember the name (which made it the most difficult thing to look for let alone find). All I remembered was the theme song.

It was a show about a magician/superhero it aired on fox at 7pm on a sunday during the 90's and that was about all I had to go on.

then came along a little site called Tv Tango. The site has a huge database of all the tv listings from 1950 to the predent. It's like having all the TV guides available at your fingertips. So with a little work, I came across this:

Turns out he made 2 shows (yet I only remember parts of each one).

at anyrate, after almost 15 years, I found it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are we there yet?

It's funny, I almost forgot to post this week! (with the show now officially on wednesdays, I an doing two blogs on two different days) Anyways, at least 1 of the 2 things I mentioned comes to play. I had a discussion with my newest webmaster and I was told that she wants the site to be at it's best and she couldn't launch it until it was ready. I countered with, "What good is it being perfect when no one ever sees it?". This is an interesting argument. I mean does one launch a plane that isn't 100% safe? or do certain concessions have to be made to get it out there by a reasonable date?

I had a conversation with a friend of mine about this. We were talking about microsoft windows and how they seem to launch a large number of their programs with bugs still in it and fix it as they go along. Or any of those games that you play online (such as World of Warcraft or City of Heroes). They have what is called beta testing were people play the game and look for flaws or bugs. Eventually, they release the game and shortly there after (and for many years afterwards) they release updates or patches. So the game really is never "finished".

So at point does the (for lack of a better term) readiness, lose out to the demand of results? I really can't say.....