Review roundup – HeroesCon, iPhone 3GS, and more!

OK, it’s been a month since I’ve updated. The ERP project at work had it’s first go-live, and as we build into the second one, I don’t see my free time to post freeing up much of anything.

But! Tomorrow we leave for AnthroCon in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’m off for 7 days straight. While it’s a “working vacation for me” (in support of Ursula – I’ll be with her in the Dealer’s Room when it’s open, and probably with her the rest of the time too), I’m looking forward to a getaway.

So, since my last update, we ran to HeroesCon 2009 in Charlotte, NC. If you read Ursula’s update, you know that it drained us dry. It actually took me close to a week to recover, which is unusual. I did meet some AWESOME people, and as usual the fans were great. However, I don’t think we’ll be back next year, since sales were “meh.” We’ll update when we know what con we replace it with if we decide to do it.

So, That brings us to last weekend. Last weekend was a BLAST. Why? Ursula’s Signing at Chapel Hill Comics. The Fans were even more fun, we sold out of their stock, and my kids had fun. Everyone’s a winner! Afterwards, we headed to Southpoint Mall so she could check into Mac Games. As long as we were at the apple store, I upgraded to the iPhone 3GS from my 3G.

The 3GS is awesome. If anything it just polishes what the iPhone 3G did right, and added some missing features. That and it’s SCREAMINGLY fast. Much faster than my 3G ever did. Color me impressed.

Ursula, on the other hand, was *NOT* impressed with the number of Mac games in the store. The remodel they did REALLY reduced their software selection, and she wasn’t happy at all about that. I did turn her on to MacGameStore online, and she is now happily playing one of the games she wanted.

My final review of the night is my brand new Stillwater Kilt. As many of you know, I started wearing kilts out to cons and the club. They’re comfortable, they look good on me, and yes, I’m both Scotch and Irish, so I can get away with wearing them. So first I had a Utilikilt – sturdy, comfy, and plenty of pocket space. The I picked up a SportKilt in Blackwatch Tartan. No pockets, but it works well with a sporran, and seems to be a little warmer in the winter than the Utilikilt. Also, the SportKilt uses a velcro waist, so it’s a bit more adjustable.

The Stillwater Kilt is a full-on traditional kilt. Worn higher, with a thick belt and a sporran. Also somewhat heavier than the SportKilt, and definitely higher quality. Can’t wait to wear it out this weekend.

So, if you’ll be at AnthroCon this weekend, drop by Ursula’s space at the SofaWolf Island. We’ll be there. And around Pittsburgh when the Dealer’s room is closed. Stop by and say Hi!

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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