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As momentrabbit pointed out, Inkscape is another SVG (and friends) vector drawing app, for various platforms. (Note that the OS X version requires X11 be present)

Why did nobody ever introduce me to the work of Bill Hicks? Damn.. I wish I could've seen him in person. Anyway.. here's two clips, completely unsafe for work: on self-pleasure (3.9MB) and good role-models (3.3MB). I'd be amazed if bosn doesn't know all his work by heart.. ^_^ ("When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children?")

Quote for the day, from someone puzzled by Doctor Who being referred to sometimes as a kids' show: "To me a "kid's show" is like Sesame Street. Maybe people in the UK have different ideas (we have Oscar the Grouch, they have Daleks). I'm confused."

Here's a delectable little non-musical tidbit: Vivian Stanshall reading "Rawlinson End, part 21" (9m12s, 3.3MB), from his John Peel session of Oct 27 1975.

I admit I was a little disappointed with s1e8 of Life on Mars, simply on the grounds that I'd thought they'd planned it as a single season, winding up with a resolution of the storyline. Instead, it looks like the non-mystery will be dragged out and dripped into every subsequent episode. *sigh* Still - I'll be watching the second season when it comes around. The first's been lots of fun. ^_^

Here's a handy set of comparative benchmarks across a range of recent Apple systems, including Intel and PowerPC systems, using CineBench, GeekBench, QuickTime, and others.

Aha! The almighty Google Video has the "Microsoft iPod packaging" short here (8.1MB). Or just search on those two words, to view it as streaming Flash, or download for iPod or PSP.

Now, when most people get a wrong number, they either redial correctly, or realise they had the wrong number noted down. But not always does the realisation dawn so readily..

Yay! I have a golden shovel! (And yes, for me, William H Macy will forever be The Shoveler. If you have the DVD, be sure to watch the deleted scenes - most of them would have fit in well, I feel, some adding considerably to the characters' backgrounds or introductions) A few money trees duly planted, along with exotic fruits like apples, cherries, and coconut.

Ahh, handy. ffmpegX does include a means of extracting subtitles from a DVD rip, but it's not the easiest to use, and not always reliable, especially where the color palette isn't deduced correctly (eg latching onto the outlines of the lettering, rather than the insides). D-Subtitler is much more effective, though obviously, still with the occasional misinterpretation of a letter here and there. At the end of it, you wind up with an SRT text file, suitable for use with any soft-subtitling savvy player, such as VLC or Mplayer.

Via foofers, changes at Disney following Pixar's acquisition. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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new bill hicks...because this was just discovered

the first 20 minutes will sound familiar

then...
Downloading now. That ought to be a real treat. ^_^

And that does look like a fascinating site - reminds me of detritus.net, in a way. Thanks for that!
Now, when most people get a wrong number, they either redial correctly, or realise they had the wrong number noted down. But not always does the realisation dawn so readily..

I was actually involved in one of those calls once, although the person wasn't quite that persistent. Still, I've always wondered - did she think that I was lying to her, and if so, for what purpose; or alternately, did she think that I was confused about whose telephone I had answered? Some people are really hard to imagine oneself as.
It's fairly mind-boggling. I can only think the thought process winds up as "well, I'm not wrong. Therefore they must be", without much any validation going on. :)
I use Inkscape and it is a great program. Also worthy of mention is KToon, a free, open-source ink and paint tool for animation production. It currently requires X11 to run (no native Windows/OS X port) but it's an impressive, professional-class piece of software.
Oooh. That does look rather fun.. an additional incentive to Do Stuff™ with this tablet. ^_^ I'll have to leave getting Qt installed until the morrow, but that does look promising. Is development actually still live? Some of the dates seem a bit stale, though I suppose it doesn't matter, if the software continues running fine..

Reminds me, I should see what Blender's like now. I'd like to get to play around with some 3D modelling, but the learning edition of Maya had that hideous watermark, rendering it virtually useless, and the full versions aren't exactly free with the cornflakes. (Then there's Cheetah3D as well, which looks pretty good, and reasonably affordable)
Is development actually still live? Some of the dates seem a bit stale, though I suppose it doesn't matter, if the software continues running fine..

With most open source projects, website releases tends to lag a bit behind the cvs/subversion tree. Quite a bit in this case, actually... KToon's subversion log shows about 10 commits per week with the most recent one being logged just a few hours ago, so it's safe to say it is still very active. :)

I should see what Blender's like now.

I have the latest version installed and it's a big improvement. K3D is another one that is attempting to be more like Maya and XSI. Purely for modeling, Wings 3D is probably the best on Linux.

Eeep, D-subtitler is all... in another language! ^^;; But it looks interesting..
Obviously Doctor Who was aimed at older children whereas Teletubbies was aimed at getting very young children prepared to move on to Doctor Who at some point.
I had a co-worker once, Pat Sears, who lived in a town with a Sears store on Patrick Avenue. With his many wrong numbers, he finally began pretending he was the store. "Paint? Yeah, we have that kind. In fact, it's on sale today! 50% off!"