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Finally! Madhouse has released the (well, second, I suppose) trailer for The Wolf Children Ame & Yuki, about a student who meets a werewolf, and winds up starting a family. Be cautioned, there are quite high levels of cuteness and lupine fuzziness involved. It's untranslated (though that'll change soon enough =:), but it really doesn't matter. (And to remind those who've seen them - this is from the director of Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; so it has a chance of being quite good)

Unmitigated design brilliance: tyrannosaurus radiator. And on that note, if you don't happen to follow Wondermark, you'll not have noticed mention of Dapper Dinos, a weblog dedicated to postings thereof.

Following NASA's withdrawal in February, it seems likely that Roscosmos and ESA will commit to joint missions to Mars, due for 2016 and 2018.



Fancy a sofa with synth style? It can be yours, although you'll need a bit of spare change for it.

What happens if you sync the Cookie Monster to Tom Waits? Have a look. Works.. remarkably well. ^_^

A teaser for Pac-Man: the Movie, if it were to become a live action movie.

Want a (fake) grizzly bear coat? 'Course you do. Here's your chance to back its manufacture, via Kickstarter. And, hey, it's a San Francisco project - which is naturally a complete shock.

If you find yourself on a cellular connection sometimes, and needing shell access, MOSH (MObile SHell) from MIT might be worth looking at. Entirely free, and, well.. in the FAQ: "Q: Why do you have sophisticated colorimetery in your terminal emulator!? A: It seemed like the right thing at the time…"

A little article on strange cameras, including one with plexiglas lenses ground with ash and toothpaste, and another with a heart, literally.

The coming episode of The Simpsons will feature a couch gag animated by Bill Plympton! I might actually watch an episode again for the first time in.. probably about four years, and about as long before that. (Futurama, on the other paw, I eagerly await every new episode)

I should perhaps note the passing of Jack Tramiel, another prominent figure in the rise of home computing, as anyone who's had acquaintance with Commodore or Atari's wares will know.

For Bay peeps: Brad Bird will be at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, discussing "The Disney Treatment: Walt's Versions of Classic Stories", at 3pm on May 19th.

I'd forgotten I'd commissioned Ende for a pic a while ago, before I gave up on FurAffinity. Quite randomly, I stumbled upon the outcome the other day. ^_^ (And there's a second image too, over here!)

 
 
 
 
 
 
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As soon as Ende announced a few slots, I pounced on the opportunity.. you can see why. ^_^ I ought to drop into FA again sometime, and see if I've got links waiting for the full size versions.. ! (Not so keen on returning there "full time", as it were, given the way the site's policies have degenerated over the years - SoFurry's considerably more reasonable)
Adorable Space Bunny is Adorable!
He does do Cute so very, very well. ^_^ Sometime, before too much longer, I really ought to have a new commission done - I think that one's the most recent! Still, in the meantime, I content myself with self-portraiture in SL, where I can vary my wardrobe much more affordably than in RL, and of course, enjoy a much more lapine form. ^_^
My issues with FA are less to do with it's policies, and more to do with it's functioning. It's turned into hardly running slop recently for some reason, more so on my Mac with Safari.
Well, FA's code, at this point, probably resembles the state of classic Mac OS' source, before the great Unix shift. =:D I can't say I've noticed anything special regarding performance, but then, I tend to just check FA for transformation images and nothing more, so all I see is a page or two of thumbnails, and then load up the few that interest me. (Mostly using OmniWeb, which sits on top of WebKit, with the nightly of WebKit/Safari for the occasional site that requires cross-site cookies or similarly lax permissions. I suppose I'll have to leave OW at some point, given it's in maintenance-only mode, but I'd really miss features like per-site preferences, workspaces, and scrollable vertical tabs with thumbnails. The latter still seems unique to OW, curiously - it's by far my favorite tabs implementation)
With FA each time I click on a link or a thumbnail it's a game of russian roulette as to if it will or won't send a page request back. It mostly seems to be that Safari and FA don't get along but I've had the same issue with chrome. I haven't got a issue with my internet connection (that seems fine, as other pages access fine while FA stalls). I think that I've had the same issue when using it with Opera and safari on my PC.

Given the way that FA is run behind the scenes I am not really that surprised that it would be riddled with technical issues. At least the server isn't going down constantly. It's a minor improvement at least.
I was just kind of mentally battening the hatches for FurAffinity's performance after its most recent set of code changes and alterations and I guess they figured two weeks without a glitch was too long to leave the servers up anyway.

Quite a cute picture, though I do worry about practical matters like having to dash off to the bathroom in wardrobe like that. On the other paw it's probably not inherently worse than a zentai, is it?
The Wolf Children Ame & Yuki is a Madhouse film not Ghibli. Mamoru Hosoda left Ghibli during early pre-production on Howl's Moving Castle, and moved to Madhouse, where all his feature length animation projects have been since then.
Aha! Quite right. For some reason, I'd had it mentally tagged as Ghibli - their next/current is all humans, in 1950s Japan, ne?

Not that it affects the flick, of course. ^_^ Madhouse has been responsible for some real gems, including Paprika - and not just a great film, but that soundtrack.. !
Considering I have the Paprika soundtrack on my iPod, you don't need to convince me!
Already mentioned the passing of Jack Tramiel in my own journal. Shame I didn't know much about the guy until he died as I did own an ATARI ST and much earlier a 7800 games console.

Love the pic BTW :)
Thanks for the pointer to mosh. Just did an almost painless install on my home server. (Only issue my router deciding to freak out a little while setting up the portmaps.)

Gave it a test by switching from local Wifi to the Mifi's 3G connection, and back. Mosh kept running, and had an interactive terminal as advertised. Will be very useful.

Now if only there were an iOS client...
It does sound very useful, certainly. SSH works, absolutely, but its architecture dates from well before devices might - quite routinely - flip between connection methods on the fly, or indeed, the age of cellular data at all.

With any luck, it won't be long before we start seeing MOSH added to terminal apps and remote desktop clients for iOS, given the obvious applicability! Maybe I'll subscribe to the lists they've set up, and keep an ear out for such. I might imagine it could be included in OS X itself, but I suspect the apparent use of GPLv3 will prevent it from going anywhere inside Apple. Still, that might not turn out to be a bad thing, given the resources they've put toward Clang/LLVM in recent years, shifting away from gcc. More options, and all that.
Jack Tramiel! I can't imagine how I missed that news... not that I ever had an Atari, nor even a C64, but his name was all over the place in the 1980s computer mags I used to read semi-religiously. I feel just a little bereft, actually.

And by Frith, what a stunning pair of artworks Ende has come up with there! =:D
I think that the genre of Adorable Space Bunny now has its defining artworks. n.n
Now that rad I want to have in my room. Wonder if I can convince Avon to have one fitted there...

And those pics you commishioned are absolutely gorgeous. Extremely cute bunny, you ^^
I don't recall if I've said before, but you are one -terribly- pretty bunny.
Ooo, I'll be looking forward to Wolf Children Ame & Yuki. Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time were both awesome and I've actually gone back and watched them multiple times. Pity it'll probably take a while before we get to see raws of Ame & Yuki, much less subbed copies. ::impatient kitty::

Adorable bunny is adorable.