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I finally gave up on using the Twitter website, opting for a dedicated client instead; partly for convenience, partly to avoid having that cookieload kicking around, offering a tasty tracking target. For now, I'm using Twitter's own - are there others I ought to consider? Echofon was recommended, but the ad-free version's a little pricy. I don't have any particular preferences, though I'd be tempted by more elegant handling of images than Twitter's client, which seems to want to scale down, with no resizing options. Multiple accounts will be handy in the future.

I am amused by this iPad 2 cover & decal. ^_^ Regrettably, I've no idea if it actually exists, but it should.


Until last night, I hadn't been aware The Prisoner had finally seen a BluRay release - and what a job they've done on it! The picture quality's excellent - as sharp as you'll find on a current production, and they apparently even had the original audio sources to work from, giving rise to a new, relatively subtle, 5.1 audio mix, as well as the original broadcast mono. There are also quite a few extras, and full commentaries; easily worth consideration for anyone who enjoys this true classic. Here's a good review, courtesy of DVD Outsider. (Sample Amazon links: US, UK)

The Lion King! It'll be the first time I've seen it on the big screen since its debut release (when I saw it about nine times, including at the Alhambra, a sadly missed classic movie house in the City) - is the 3D conversion worth bothering with, or should I plump for the original? I'm not vehemently - or even particularly - against the current wave of cinematic 3D, but I'm unsure as to how well such a conversion can be carried out against animation that was drawn with 2D in mind.

jessie_pup pointed out these natty bird-inspired shoes, by Kobi Levi. Are they not wonderful? ^_^

 
 
 
 
 
 
You mean I'm going to have to buy 'The Prisoner' again?
It's a cunning plan, ne?
I was using the paid version of TweetCaster (which I got free through Amazon's Free App of the Day program) on both my phone and tablet, but an update a couple months ago broke it on the tablet.

Now I'm using Seesmic. It's better than Twitter's own app (which doesn't work correctly on my tablet) and unlike most of the other free Twitter apps, doesn't have ads. Plus the icon is a raccoon face.
I recall using Seesmic for a while, but eventually drifted away.. perhaps I otter give it another try. We do need more furry clients, after all, though one would think lapines would be central to a distributed communications system. ^_^

I certainly don't mind paying for a client, though the current budget is very slender - I'll happily pay than bother with yet more advertising, of which there's way more in the world than necessary already.
Animation, movies and games that were not originally designed with 3D in mind are never going to be as impressive as ones that were designed from the start to be 3D. It's kinda like using a dvd upscaler instead of a Blu Ray player - an improvement, but not an extraordinary improvement.
Mm, that's what I'm wary of - have you seen the new 3D translation? I'd like to find out how it strikes people who've known the original.

I'll very likely see it again in one form or another. ^_^ Might well be the 2D, unless someone can offer a fair argument for the new version. True, I saw it plenty of times while I was with the PS crew, and Rufus especially, but there's still some case to be made for a theatrical presentation. Ah, if only there were a real movie house around, along Parkway lines.. somewhere to really chill out.
I haven't been to a theater since Star Wars Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith), I'm afraid! So yeah, it's a shame that my last memory to date of a theater is Darth Vader going "NOOOOOO!"
I really need to get around to seeing ep.3 someday. ^_^; It's not out of deliberately avoiding it - I managed to get through the first, and felt the second was really starting to gather pace. Indeed, it's the third where it all seems to come to a head, with the "birth" of Darth Vader.

As much as anything, it's simply that I've not really been watching many films of late - I always wind up preferring to check up on LJ, or poke my muzzle into SL, to the purely passive activity of filmwatching. That said, company changes things entirely - then, I can happily rewatch entire series - ask akira114. ^_^
I'm not much of a movie watcher either. I found myself putting on a dvd of series 3 of the original Transformers animated series last night, just to laugh at how crap it is. The nadir was when they went into a 'negative universe' and changed colors, with Wreck-Gar turning pink!

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/thumb/3/37/Newcolors_KillingJar.jpg/300px-Newcolors_KillingJar.jpg

I'm following your Twitter now, BTW! Nice to hear from you!
The decal gave me a similar idea - Basically just the "Weighted Companion Cube" from Portal with an apple logo instead of a heart. (Oh wait, they already made an Apple Cube styled a bit like an iMac, with a G4 in it, didn't they? :-P)

I still think it would be interesting to see one of the fancy new macbooks painted up to match an old //e, complete with the rainbow Apple logo and "open apple"/"closed apple" keys.
Yay, the Cube! Really nice bit of design, even if they fumbled on the price, putting it above the all-in-one iMacs, and not much below the full-blown PowerMacs. Saw a fun shot somewhere, with a Mac mini in the little ventilation space beneath a Cube.. =:D

I suppose it harkened back somewhat to the NeXT Cube. Ah, they did design some fantastic systems.. had two NextStation Turbos back at tbyte, one for my own use, one running FurToonia and Brazilian Dreams II. So beautifully easy to work on - not that they ever exhibited faults, but dropping in RAM or a new HD was just a matter of taking the top cover off, and everything was there, easily exposed.

Hee! An old school MacBook Air.. that could definitely be fun. =:D I suppose you wouldn't even need to paint it, just accurately cut out some decal sheets and apply them correctly. I wonder if rubberzebra would be up for trying that.. ^_^