THOUGHTS AT THREE A.M.|
by editor I forgot my name
Fanzing would like to take this opportunity to grant space to a very worthy cause:
And now another favor, this one for Greg our Graphics Guy:
Consider it done, Greg!
You'll all be happy to hear that after 3+ months of computer hassles (inept and slow repairs by CompUSA followed by over a month of calls to Hewlett Packard), Hewlett Packard called me and has offered to replace this never-worked-well computer with an upgrade. This new one (it's an upgrade, but really, it's the equivalent of what I could buy for the same money four months later!) is going to be 400 mhz and should serve me well.
KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED FOR ME!!!
In other news Yes, I'm getting married! I know, it's hard to believe. You can learn all about us by visiting our wedding web page. Anyway, I'm working hard to try to raise the money for the wedding, the ring, the house down-payment (OY!), my computer, Fanzing's domain and server space (thank you to those Fanzingers who contributed to the fund!) and everything. To do so, I'm looking for a new webmaster job in the Twin Cities area.
I know I could be earning about 10K more a year than I'm currently getting; unfortunately, I've been too comfortable in my current job to go looking. It's only the sudden engagement that has pressured me to get on the ball. Here's hoping I find something quickly. So if I find a good job, I may ask you all to e-mail a glowing reference about my work on Fanzing to the employer!
One thing I'll be doing (and this should appear on the site within a few days) is selling DC Comics at Amazon.com. I've been conducting extensive searches to find dozens and dozens of Archives, Trade Paperbacks, character-related books, etc. You can follow our links to the books; anything you order after following the link will give 5-15% of your purchase back to Fanzing. I think this will be good for everyone concerned, since it helps out DC Comics and Fanzing. Plus, the discounts are great (some of these Archives are over $10 off the retail price!), so you benefit too. I'll let you know when the page goes active.
I'll also be selling my more valuable comic books on E-Bay.com and selling some other stuff on my own home page. Of course, you can always buy my stuff by visiting Comic Relief !
This column is © 1999 Michael Hutchison.