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Tactical corsets.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? (I mean specifically here =:) I saw an icon a few months back, and of course, failed to save it, so bohor's left wondering what I'm referring to: a cat watching TV, who then turns his head around almost 180 degrees, staring directly into your soul. YouTube finds loads of matches for likely keywords, but not the one I'm looking for. [Edit: found it! I'd still like to re-locate the LJ icon version, though, which stops at the height of that gaze]

Want pinball? Monster Pinball, $3.99/£2.39. Best personal pinball - excellent framerate, plenty of good sound effects, and the occasional table behavior not possible with a physical machine. They've really caught the essence. ^_^ You can see their promo video here.

athelind brings word of the Casting of the Century, although not officially confirmed as yet: Brian Blessed as Odin, in Kenneth Branagh's production of Thor.


So, Thursday's county and European (for some countries, at least - many EU members are only polling at the weekend) went ahead in good spirits locally, with turnout in the range of 40-50% in most parishes. Two genuinely good Independents elected here - father and son, the latter moving up from a position on the town council. (And considering they're of Chinese heritage, I think we can take that as a hearty FU to the BNP =:)

Two shirt.woot! designs you might vote for (alas, only if you've bought something from them in the past): a lapine Cabbage Roast and a draconic Mongolian BBQ.

Uchi Desmoulins' rather spiffy Felis av is now available directly from a vendor, but still for free: just wander over to Curious, and you'll see a freebie box waiting for your click.

Betty Bowers explains traditional marriage. "America's Best Christian takes time to explain to less informed Christians the curious details of the Lord's concept of marriage."


As part of their occasional Meet the Author series, the Regent Street Apple Store will be hosting Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and a forthcoming two-parter of The Hobbit) on Tuesday, June 9, 7-8pm. No tickets or charge involved.

relee pointed out a show I'd like to see some of as well - so, does anyone have any/all Nightmare Ned? It seems to be one of those shows buried in a deep pit by its original broadcaster, so there's no official release anywhere. =:P

Fun bit of chillout: Expialidocious. "The track is composed of a sine wave bass, custom drum sequences, and sounds recorded from the Disney film 'Mary Poppins'." The same guy's Alice is equally cool - sort of Groove Armada meets Osymyso.


I can think of a few vixens who might enjoy this 'suit pic.

So, digital components, like the computers they form, only do what you tell them to. The same cannot, regrettably, be said of marketers and technical writers. A week ago, by following the datasheet for a particular device, I wasted two days trying to coax life out of this chip, only to find the actual chip behavior was opposite to that described, regarding SPI bus configuration. Then, it worked.. with a catch - it worked, but only on one device. All the other units - same board revision, chips, and so forth - just gave me nothing. Having spent another day or two fruitlessly exploring many options, I stumbled upon the solution: do the opposite of what I had been doing. Quite whether I happened to find a lucky chip that was different to all the others, or if the actual behavior is a matter of chance, I've yet to determine - easy enough to deal with if it does need to be worked out on the fly, but that sort of random behavior is a little off-putting.

Or so we thought. =:D As it turns out, Murphy is alive, well, and laughing his ass off. The first unit had a very delicate soldering problem, it seems; once that was dealt with, it behaved in the same way as all the others, which is the way I'd thought things were meant to work in the first place. Argle!

The week in the salt mine ended on a positive tone, after I knocked up a quick utility to convert an image into a format suitable for the OLED's controller, permitting us to display a much spiffier splash screen on powerup than the previous plain text. Even at just 1bpp, it's far nicer rendered in a real, large font; next comes the fade in & out transitions. ^_^



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Thanks for the heads up on Expialidocious, I really like that guy's music. He actually has four songs done using Alice in Wonderland, you know?
It's so easy to get into a deeply mellow groove with Expialidocious, ne? ^_^

I'll have to check the others out! And indeed, see if he's come up with creations based further afield, though I suppose the visuals from Alice lend themselves rather easily to that music. >chuckle< (Hmmm. One based on Destino could be fun =:)

I'm really rather backlogged in music, yet I don't seem to get around to clearing that up.. same with visual media, too - I've got the past three Have I Got News For You waiting to be watched. ^_^; Maybe I need to raid last.fm's collective consciousness, and see what it can suggest, related to Royksopp's "Junior" - just such a good album, start to finish, not to mention the video for the first track, Happy Up Here.
Brian Blesseds due to legally adopt me still ^^
*grin* He really does enjoy his career, ne? Ah, would that we could all find our groove so perfectly!
You've prob known about this ages, but have you seen the Airwick Bunnys adverts = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9F-mYXwk5U
Mmm, that comic's a bit sloppy - I'm pretty sure that should be "Ave!" for the Roman party, not "Aye!".

And Kristina came out lovely, didn't she? It's not just the vixens that appreciate her. ^.^ (Check out the video, and see what she looks like when's turned 90 degrees so you can see both her breasts and her rear. I swear I've died and gone to heaven...)

Indeed! I was a bit surprised by that. I'll have to drop the guy a line. ^_^ Mind you, I haven't actually read up on the Roman Party's manifesto..

(On the EU front, I went for the Greens. Hopefully you'll be voting?)

Ooh, video too? I'll definitely want to take a look. Photos are one thing, but with video, you can get so much better an idea of a character's nature; I always liked keeping Red's tail active, f'rex. ^_^ (I really ought to get some foam ordered, and carve a bunny head for myself.. somewhere in between jessie_pup's adorable Beatrix Potter style, and Splenda; that trio definitely appeals to me, perhaps not so terribly surprisingly =:)
Yeah, there's a video on Youtube. Or there was, at least; the link used to be in the picture's description on FA, but it's gone, and the video itself doesn't appear on winfox's Youtube page anymore, either.

Of course, I'm not at my own computer right now and can't log in to youtube - maybe it's just not public anymore (does youtube allow that?), or age-restricted. I'll have to check when I get back home tomorrow. (If it IS gone, BTW, fret not; I have a copy saved, naturally.)

Yeah, and you should get your own head - either make it yourself or buy one. *s*

Oh, and of course - I already voted, in fact. You can actually go and cast your vote early at the election office prior to the election; like voting by mail, this is mostly intended for people who're not in town on election day, but there really is no reason why others can't do the same. Certainly there is no requirements you have to meet in order to be eligible to do this; anyone can, and since my parents mentioned this possibility to me a while ago (I didn't know about it beforehand), I did this now, too. *s*

Far be it from me to actually discuss my political preferences and voting habits in a public entry, of course, but the Greens do have my sympathies, yes. We can also talk about this in private if you'd like to. :)

Oh, and as for the typo - yeah, might be worth dropipng them a line there. (The Roman Party's manifesto itself I'm not sure about: the party apparently is a one-man project, mostly, and doesn't even have a web page. I googled them a short while ago when moth_wingthane wondered about them, though, and this is what I found. Pretty whacky, for the most part.)
I vote for the marshmallow sundae party.

Make desserts, not war!
This confirms my suspicion that Phish Food is the most perfect ice cream in existence: it comes with marshmallows included. ^_^ (But I was quite disappointed to learn recently that Chubby Hubby's long gone - a strange concoction, to be sure, but one that still worked so well!)

I really ought to do more dessert baking, I think. Carrot cake, perhaps, especially if I can work out a way of making one that doesn't involve much fat. Or even just little carrot cupcakes, so I can just take a couple out from the freezer, as necessary.. after all, some desserts just aren't meant to be low fat, such as good cheesecake. Certainly mine aren't.. =:D (Last one was actually just before Christmas, I think, for the neighbor, who keeps wheeling out the right bin - alternate weeks mean different pickups - each week, and takes them back in after they come, usually around the time I head into the salt mine)

Imagine a dessert exchange at the UN.. ^_^