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This, you'll want to see: a very brief Disney CG/traditional animation test (FLV), from 1983, for a scene from Where The Wild Things Are, directed by John Lasseter. There's some extraordinary cuteness, I should warn. =:D

As rabitguy pointed out, whilst the rights have apparently now reverted - as nifty as it'd be to see Lasseter pick it up again, now that he has a little more swing with the studio - there's a live action version currently being made, directed by Spike Jonze (credits including Being John Malkovich, and the videos It's Oh So Quiet for Björk, and the Beastie Boys' Sabotage) and co-written by the guy responsible for the Contact screenplay.

If you've been following Rabbit Valley's Circles, read this, on Diamond's refusal to carry the title. This places it in an awkward position financially, let alone the small matter of the sheer physical space this ties up.

Looks like it could be quite a worthwhile new title: Korgi.

Commission Shiuk early, and often.

"Anyone in Minnesota, the Dakotas, northern nebraska, or northwest Iowa want the worlds best dog?" (A malamute, up for adoption)

I want to give lagomorphs thumbs. Maybe laser eyes, too - could jump up and spin around, for a Last Starfighter "death blossom" effect.

This page outlines quite a serious exploit affecting users of commercial or home routers; basically, if you have one on your LAN, make sure you've changed its password from the factory default, and to something not easily guessed. The gist of this attack is that a malicious webpage would contain some javascript that would connect to your router, and point the DNS to the attacker's servers, rather than your ISP's. So, nothing to download or install. Once sucked in, as far as you could tell, going to your bank's site would be working as normal, except you'd be visiting the attacker's clone of it. (The link above contains a good Flash animation explaining it all very well)

I've found myself getting increasingly interested in salads lately. One combination that worked especially well the other day was strips of iceberg lettuce (I think I still prefer romaine/cos, for the crunchiness, but iceberg's slightly more watery nature is pleasant too, and miles better than the infamous little gem, suitable only for prawn cocktails and garnishes), rings of sweet pepper, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and some gherkin slices, topped with - of course - the dish's meat quotient, a grilled breaded turkey escalope. Crunchy, tangy, delicately sweet..

And pic for the day is easily this beautiful piece paka pointed out to me. ^_^

 
 
 
 
 
 
I want to give lagomorphs thumbs. Maybe laser eyes, too - could jump up and spin around, for a Last Starfighter "death blossom" effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beF73C200m0
Yipe! About the only way that could be a more dangerous experiment would be by arranging some water jets to give the kitty a shower at the same time. ^_^;

(Of course, it was this bunny I had in mind originally. Gymnastic lagomorphs FTW!)
*earscratches* Is it just me, or does that post about Circles boil down to "wah wah buy more comics"? I'm sorry to hear that there's problems with the distributor, of course, but such things are to be expected, and it really sounds a bit like people who're not actually interested in the comic[1] are supposed to cover the publisher's ass for doing their business homework now.

But then, I've never understood the hype about Circles, anyway - just like other hyped comics (like ASB), it ultimately is not more than yet another boring, uncreative[2] comic in a vast sea of boring, uncreative comics.

Mmmm, I wish I could help out and adopt that malamute, too, but...

1. Those who *are* interested in the comic presumably would buy or have bought it already, anyway - no plea is necessary to reach those.

2. Seriously, when was the last time you read a comic that had a novel take on artwork, new themes, or new characters that were actually individuals instead of the usual stereotypes[3]?

3. Well, to be honest, I *could* name a few good comics, but they're also from the Franco-Belgian scene and thus don't really count here.
OMG!! TOO CUTE!!! Thanks for posting it!!
About the attack: That's a nicely written up description~ and I'm kinda surprised that it had just recently popped up... those routers with default passwords have been around for a long time now. And the kinda scarier thing is mac users would probably be vulnerable as well...

Wonder what I can do about it... ::ponders randomly war..uh..biking and changing people's passwords. Although that wouldn't make them more informed... just confused, if someday they decide to change any router settings. Or I could set up a server somewhere that'll redirect all ip requests to itself, with a page that informs users that they need to change their router password... >.< more bothersome though. Although I wouldn't mind the extra experience in setting up a DNS server. Never done that before... although it might get me into trouble.
Oh, absolutely - this would be a wholly OS-agnostic attack, except for any installations that defaulted to requiring DNS servers to be specified, rather than fetched as part of DHCP setup. (But then we're probably talking about the same people who would change their router password to begin with)

One way around, for manufacturers, might be to require users to change the password from its factory default - don't do that, and every webpage request just returns an error page making the same demand. (While I'm thinking in that vein, detecting atypically high volumes of outgoing mail connections might be feasible - not a perfect solution to halting infected systems acting as part of a spammer botnet, but potentially very helpful)

Ever tried peppercress? It's really good in salads, it has a nice amount of bite.
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