The second issue of my comic book series, Dark Matter, came out last weekend to some terrific reviews.  Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the book by picking up a copy.  If you haven’t already checked it out, please do so by swinging by your local bookstore, or ordering a copy (for those of you residing outside North America or not within easy access of a comic store) here: TFAW.com, or just get yourself a digital copy here: digital.darkhorse.com.

As you well know, the plan is to use the comic book’s opening four-issue arc as a springboard to an SF television series – so if you’d like to get behind the prospect of a new SF t.v. series, want to get an early sneak peek at what it’s all about, or simply want to start making some early, early casting suggestions, pick up Dark Matter #2 (and #1 if you missed it).

Oh, and those reviews of the second issue…

Imad Khan at IGN: Click to read the entire review!

Josh Cabrera at KABOOOOOM: REVIEW: Dark Matter #2 | KABOOOOOM

Paul Centeno at Shifted2u:  Dark Matter #2.. 

Dustin Cabeal at Comic Bastards: bit.ly/wyCZtk

Kaitlyn McAllister at Bloody Disgusting: bloody-disgusting.com/news/comics/18…

So I’ve decided to give Crunchyroll.com a go.  For those of you don’t know, it’s a website that streams (among other East Asian programming) the latest anime, often within hours of its broadcast Japanese television (Subtitled.  I don’t know how they do it).  I’ve decided to go ahead and try out the 14 day trial and, for the past two nights, Akemi and I have been watching the highly enjoyable Usagi Jump in glorious HD.  So far so good – especially for someone who has invested so much in anime dvd’s – but I’ll keep you posted.

Hey, what is the deal with Apple?  Akemi asked me to transfer photos of our Tokyo trip to her iPad.  I told her I’d put them on a USB for her only to have her inform me that the iPad didn’t have a USB port.  Odd. I visited my local electronics store to inquire about whatever is used to connect a USB drive to an iPad.  It turns out the answer is nothing. There is no way to attach a USB drive to an iPad.  “Okay,”I said, “so how can I attach my iPad to my MacBook Air (probably the easiest way to transfer the photos)?”.  The answer: “You can’t.”  Huh?  So let me get this straight, if I want to transfer documents from my computer to someone’s iPad, I have no choice but to email them over?  All one thousand six hundred and eighty pictures?  THIS is progress?!!  What am I missing?

Oh, and one more pic from my Tokyo trip.  I snapped a photo of this billboard because it was my last day and didn’t have time to pick up these wonderfully colorful, non-douchebag-looking jackets for my good friends Carl Binder and Alexander Ruemelin (in my estimation, the only two men who could actually pull off this look):

Guess I’ll have to go the mail-order route.

Today’s more upbeat blog entry is dedicated to all those who have taken the time to tell us about the difficult decisions they have faced in the past.

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Julie
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Hahaha! crunchyroll!!! I used to go to crunchyroll but gave up on it…. sometimes the translation isn’t translated that well….but oh well.

the design for dark matter is amazing. very different from the mangas I read, but I like it!

sadly life is never easy….the only way you can go is up but always remember the people you love are always there.

dasndanger
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Looking forward to DM#2 when I get it (hopefully tomorrow – if not, next weekend; this is the one big drawback to not buying through my lcs). I’m fighting a cold, and don’t much feel like getting all wordy, but I really do hope this makes it to tv. Would be nice to have sci fi back on tv, instead of all the supernatural stuff.

das

sylvia
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sylvia

I believe you can take photos/vids from your puter and put on your iPad, but you need to transfer using the “apple cloud” via the apple store.
Think of the cloud and a humongous flash drive.

http://www.apple.com/ipad – and read allllll about it.
http://www.apple.com/ipad/icloud – had details about photo streams, etc.

AND…..you can get the app for Dark Horse comics and get your digital content.

I am NOT an expert…been futzing with it for a while just to get the digital comic which I finally succeeded. BUT…via DH digital content and website that I have on the Ipad.
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Good luck and I know there are other folks with way more kowledge than me on this subject. I am PC…not MAC. LOL

AND…Dark Matter 2 – as other’s have said – wow, did not see that coming.
This will be a great TV series. Crossing fingers and toes.

Elminster
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Elminster

Hey Joe

Try looking at this
http://52tiger.net/ipad-2-and-usb-flash-drive/

Something about sticking the flash drive into the camera port on the iPad and making it think it’s a camera.

Elminster

BoltBait
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BoltBait

I considered getting an iPad (my wife has one). But, after all the trouble she has getting files to and from the device I decided to get something else.

I went with an Ultrabook and I totally love it.

I bought the Toshiba http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/z830/

It couldn’t be easier to use as it has Windows 7 and all the USB ports, etc.

It is only 1 pound heavier than the iPad but it is a full laptop computer.

*disclaimer: I work for Intel.

BoltBait
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BoltBait

Joe, I’m really rooting for you. I would LOVE to see Dark Matter on TV. Currently, TV is severly devoid of space-based, live action, science fiction.

DP
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DP

Just because Carl and Alex can pull off that look doesn’t mean they should.

gforce
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gforce

Joe, check out this link from Apple regarding your question. Basically, they can easily be sync’ed through iTunes. I do it all the time.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236

Those jackets are certainly colourful. Not sure I could pull that look off.

Dan
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Dan

If she doesn’t have the iPad’s “home” laptop around — or if you don’t share an iCloud account — or if you don’t have a Flickr account — or a MobileMe account — then, yes, there will be a delay getting your photos onto her iPad.

SiSi
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SiSi

Dark Matter 2 was sold out at my comic book store when I went Thursday morning, but they have more on order. Sounds like it’s selling well in addition to getting good reviews!

Glad you’re more upbeat today.

sorrykb
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I think I’m going to have to plug my ears (or, more logically, cover my eyes) to avoid Dark Matter spoilers. My issue #2 is on it’s way from TFAW, but has not yet arrived. I suppose it’s entirely possible that my apartment building manager is hiding it from me…

Wendy
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Wendy

iCloud is the way to go. By the time you have them downloaded on your computer they will be on the iPad. Alternatevly you can buy a card reader for the iPad and load them directly off the camera’s memory card.

josephmallozzi
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josephmallozzi

But can I sync my iCloud account to her iPad?

JeffW
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JeffW

How about using Bluetooth? See:

http://www.redmondpie.com/sendreceive-files-between-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-any-other-device-over-bluetooth-with-celeste-jailbreak/

I use Bluetooth all the time to get pictures from my Blackberry to my Android Tablet…

JeffW
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JeffW

Or take a look at this app if you don’t want to jailbreak your iPad:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/viewer-plus-bluetooth-file/id481661823?mt=8

I loved Dark Matter 2 by the way…can’t wait to see it on the (little) screen.

sylvia
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sylvia

It may depend on whose name the account is in. This would be a how to share your stuff question.

sylvia
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sylvia

I meant…it may depend on the name of the iPad account. How did she get started? If it is in her name, then there has to be a way to share between the two of you.

JeffW
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JeffW

Hi Joe,

I didn’t get a chance to respond to yesterday’s post on Maximus, but I wanted to pass on that any life and death decision is likely to leave you with regrets and doubts. It’s a natural inclination to wonder if things could have been different.

I’ve done this myself. Years ago I came across a stalled car in the middle of a DC freeway, lights off and sitting in traffic lanes late at night (I nearly hit the car myself). I swerved off the highway, reversed and tried to alert other drivers, only to watch the person in that car die anyway.

And then again two years ago with the passing of my mom I had to decide (after 3 days of no brain activity in the ICU) to let her go.

I’ve had family members, friends, people and pets in my life pass away before this (and after), but not in a way where I had a part in the outcome.If we’ve had any decision to make, regrets and doubts will likely come with it. But if you made the best decision you could based on the best information you had, then what more could you have humanly done?

I don’t think I can say anymore; it’s just something you’ll need to work through, but I know you’ll be fine and we all wish you the best.

Narelle from Aus
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Narelle from Aus

I use a combo of an Apple camera adapter, iCloud and sync with my PC. Whichever works better for what I’m doing.

StellaByStargate
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StellaByStargate

Joe, I’d go with the card-reader. Apple makes their own. It’s about $30 and comes with two adapters. One for an SD card and one that will allow you to directly connect a digital camera to the iPad with a cable. I think the Cloud will only work if you and Akemi have the same Apple account. The card reader can be a little finicky at times, but it does work and sure beats emailing yourself all those pictures. Good luck!

Stella

Wendy
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Wendy

In short yes you can but you may end up sharing more than you want to. Here’s some more info: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1248112

If that’s too much hassle simply plug in the iPad into your computer and manually sync the photo folder you want to share through iTunes. .

Wendy
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Wendy

Brw my boyfriend just said the photo transfer app is the easiest.

Ganymede
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Ganymede

duh!! — This is “WHY” I **DON’T** own an iPAD!! Seriously! ANY device without a USB [or ANY card slot] is freaking USELESS!!

— NEWSFLASH, Joe. These Toys are NOT your “does-EVERYTHING”-STARGATE-Tablets!

When will the “Brainwashed” FIGURE-IT-OUT..? “Steveo” is ORI and snickering at the Masses from Wherever at this very moment! Everything APPLE “designs” is geared to *make* you BUY “Their” Parts!!

— Case-in-point… The “unique” Screws at the back of your iPods, iPhones, iEtceteras, where the Battery goes – that *only* They have THE Tool for, so you have to BUY Their battery! AND, *IF* you happen to have an “old” version of the screws, They will be the FIRST Thing that is REPLACED on your Unit before anything Else is done!!

Just get one of those Digital Frames – one that runs on batteries if you can find one…

AND, I’d watch “what” you load up to ANY cloud-[hacker-heaven]- site!!

Narelle from Aus
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Narelle from Aus

Joe, I’ve found myself purchasing new episodes of TV shows on iTunes a lot lately,when available, as I don’t get to sit in front of a TV at the same time every week and even then it doesn’t mean I’ll have the control of the remote, so I was wondering what kind of revenue networks/shows expect to take from legal downloads as opposed to traditional forms of revenue generation these days?

Gforce
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Gforce

I do know it’s possible to set up a family shared iCloud account. A friend of mine did it, but I’ve never tried so I’m not sure of the details. I thing there’s also a charge to store more than 5 GB, but I don’t think it’s a lot. You can also do wireless sync over your wireless LAN now with iOS5. So, there’s lots of options!