The switchover of my domain name to DNS Central is complete. This shouldn’t mean much to anyone but me, but hey, just thought I’d mention it. I’m still sick, too, in case anyone is interested. I’m also still going nuts bidding on old Fantastic Four issues on eBay. I’m keeping my bids low enough that I’m not winning every auction, so don’t worry about me going broke over this.
Right after I posted my last message, I started getting a sore throat. I barely got any sleep Tuesday night, then woke up Wednesday feeling horrible! Flu, I think. I took Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off from work, and I only worked a half-day today. And I had only been over my cold for about a week. I think I’m going to forget about any lofty goals I might have had for this year, and just shoot for staying healthy for more than a week at a time.
As long as I had so much time to myself, I got started with my FF 51-100 project mentioned below. I’ve got 4 issues in my hands now, another 7 on the way, and a few still waiting to see if I win them on eBay. I’ve also got the Marvel Masterworks volume with FF 1-10 on the way. I figure I can get 1-50 through Masterworks volumes, and get the original issues for 51-100. I’m trying to stay below $10/issue, and I’m doing OK on that so far, getting good reading copies. I’m hoping some of the old Masterworks volumes get reprinted at some point, since they seem to be going for anywhere from $40 to $100, or even more in some cases. It would be nice if I could pick them up for cover price.
Spider-Man related stuff I saw in Wal-Mart today:
- Movie novelization by Peter David.
- About six other Spider-Man books, including one novel (hardcover and softcover available) and a couple of kiddie books.
- Ultimate Spider-Man TPBs Vol. 1 and 2.
- Spider-Man cotton candy.
- Spider-Man Pop-Tarts.
- Other stuff I can’t remember.
The merchandising blitz has begun!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about starting to collect low-grade Silver Age comics. I’ve tentatively decided to start with Fantastic Four 51-100. These are all key issues, mostly (all?) by Stan and Jack, and they’re still affordable in lower grades. I figure I’ll pick up a few on eBay, then maybe some more in San Diego this year.
Voltron’s in Get Your War On!
Funny site of the week: AFDB
Capitalism Stole My Virginity, by (International) Noise Conspiracy
Download the MP3 here. (Legally, too, I think!)
This kind of thing is very annoying. If they’d sent out a notice saying they were going to do it, it wouldn’t be so bad, but it really sucks that I had to find out about this at slashdot, and not directly from Yahoo.
I added a blog archive page today. See the link to the left. I’ve been blogging since June 2001 now, averaging just a few posts a month. That really seems like enough, though, doesn’t it? I really don’t do interesting things, or have interesting thoughts, every day.
Well, I just went through the paperwork to transfer my domain to DNS Central. I will also soon be switching to the GeoCities $5/month account, so I will have FTP access and remote loading capability. Long story, pretty boring. The end result is that I don’t like any of the other free web providers, and I’m leery of the various other low-cost hosting services. Some of them look pretty cheesy. Hopefully, Yahoo/GeoCities will continue to work well. And the $5/month will get rid of the annoying ads on this page! Yay!