Comic-Con Friendly tees All Week at RIPT Apparel

WARNING: expect to see a LOT of comic related geekery for the rest of the week in celebration of Comic-Con 2010!

To help kick things off are our friends at RIPT Apparel. Throughout Comic-Con weekend (which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday), they will be having one limited edition comic/science-fiction themed graphic tee on sale for just $9 a piece. Each of the limited edition shirts will be on sale for one day only! Normally, RIPT tees are priced at $10 but be sure to use the coupon code “ILOVERIPT” at checkout for an additional $1 off.

See below for a peek of their Comic-Con offerings!

RIPT Apparel

Thursday (July 22, 2010): Super Manatee. No comic convention would be complete without someone sporting the blue tights, red undies and cape! Be different and be bold. Pick up this Superman/Manatee mashup tee!

Super Manatee

Friday (July 23, 2010): There’s No Place Like Space. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Yes, that happened.

There's No Place Like Space

Saturday (July 24, 2010): Batkid. This Batkid looks like like he’s ready to tag something. Thug much?

Batkid

Sunday (July 25, 2010): Cat-A-Tar. I really enjoyed Avatar, but in all seriousness, if the Avatars looks a bit like the Cat-a-tars below, I might have loved the movie that much more. Maybe. Now I’m thirsty for some milk!

A-Cat-Ar

Cooler

I’ve got a friend that loves to wear those flip-down clip-on sunglass attachments. Seriously, he freaking loves them for some odd reason. It’s probably because he’s stuck wearing eyeglasses and refuses to convert to contacts. Understandable, but still…

And so when Glennz Tees released The Cooler, I instantly thought of him.

And since those are 3D glasses, I thought I’d mention that I saw The Last Airbender in 3D, at the 12:01 opening show no less. I had never seen the cartoon but all of the friends that I went with were avid fans of the popular Nickelodeon show. They all thought that it sucked – really bad. They were all hihgly disappointed. I thought it was OK, a good popcorn flick. I guess going in blind to the show I didn’t have much expectations and the hype was minimal for me. I’m glad.

Cooler is printed on a Slate American Apparel blank and is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.99.

Cooler by Glennz Tees

Cooler Glennz Tees

Tweetie, I Officially Heart You

WARNING: This is not a T-Shirt post! It’s a solution to a problem that I have taken months to solve and thought I’d share it here so that people searching Google for a solution to the same problem can now find one.

I consider myself a Twitter power user, I use the service a lot and I love it! One of the best things about Twitter are the clients that you can use when you’re away from your browser, like when you’re on the go and only have your iPhone. I’ve tried many a Twitter apps for the iPhone. Up until last week I mainly used a combination of Twitterrific and Twittelator. On the desktop side of things I’ve been using Tweetie for Mac for months.

The ONLY reason why I have not installed Tweetie on the iPhone up until a week ago was due to aesthetics. I have been miffed by the fact that the avatar (little icon associated with  your account)/Twitter profile image for my @cotygonzales account does not appear in the Tweetie application, whereas the profile image for my @CallMeThirsty account does appear within the application. The missing profile image issue has been a problem for a while now amongst Tweetie users. The folks over at Tweetie blame Twitter for cache-ing images for a lengthy time.

Nonetheless, I decided to give the Tweetie app a try a week ago. I installed the app and guess what, my profile image for my @cotygonzales account was missing, while my profile image for my other account was present. No surprise there. The app worked great, awesome in fact – but this little aesthetic mishap left me feeling sad.

A Google search brought up a few solutions: 1. replace my Twitter profile image by uploading a new one, 2. wait a few weeks for Twitter to cache your new image, 3. uninstall Tweetie and reinstall on the Mac/iPhone. I had tried solutions 1 and 2 a few months ago when trying to find a solution for my Tweetie Mac client. Neither worked. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of uninstalled and reinstalled Tweeting on my iPhone (the solution didn’t fix the missing profile image when done on the Mac client).

The left is before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The left shows how Tweetie for Mac looked before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

This is Tweetie for iPhone. The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

So the solution? Ironically, I found a solution that worked for me by doing a quick Twitter Search. It was a pretty simple fix. All you need to do is:

1. Click on your existing profile image within Twitter in your browser.

2. Now you should see the larger version of your image. Save that image to your desktop.

3. Delete your existing profile image on Twitter.

4. Re-upload the exact same image that you just downloaded from Twitter (I changed the file name before I uploaded).

5. Wait. I waited about 2 hours.

6. Twitter profile image mystically appears in Tweetie on both the Mac client on the on the iPhone App.

This solution is so odd to me since I ‘ve tried on many occasions to just upload a new image and it never worked. But somehow, when you download your existing image and then re-upload that, it works (for me it did anyways).

Now that this solution fixed the problem of the missing profile image, I can officially say that I totally love this iPhone app! The ability to have multiple accounts is a huge plus and the user interface is just straight up sexy as hell and so very intuitive.

This was the solution that worked for me. Hopefully it works for you. If not, let’s hope that Tweetie finds some kind of workout for future releases. Good luck fellow Twitter users!

And just so you T-Shirt fans don’t feel left out, here’s a shirt that fits right in there with the topic we just discussed. It’s the “You Don’t Know Me” Anonymous Twitter Shirt and it features the the default Twitter profile icon given to users who haven’t uploaded their own picture. Pick one up now for the cheap price of $9.99.

You Don't Know Me Anonymous Twitter Shirt