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kyhwana pointed out a newly discovered Coptic scroll that relates that Judas was instructed to turn Jesus in, by Jesus himself. And this cover contender for the front page of the Easter edition of the Portland Mercury. ^_^;

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If you have an HP ScanJet 4c/4c/3p/3c scanner, you can use its Scanner Control Language's unofficial "play tune" command to.. make music with its stepper motor. Don't miss the video of its Für Elise rendition. ^_^

And returning - contain your shock, please; we daren't frighten the horses - to a lapine theme, I was positively tickled by this iPod case, as pointed out by rubberskunk. Maybe they do a PSP version.. although the aspect ratio of the device might dictate the only model candidate being the bunny portion of Sam & Max. Hm. Maybe I should suggest that to him..

Yay! VPC was able to reinstall the missing components without any additional fuss, and Reason Adapted is fine also. And today's installation of Maya 7 went smoothly, only leaving me wondering where the hell do I start with this thing? ^_^;; Any Maya gurus out there?

Yep, Scanjets really can play tunes, sort of. When I heard about this I didn't believe it, but went out to the garage and hauled in the Scanjet 4p we had retired a year ago. Sure enough, it doesn't even have to be connected to a computer or SCSI interface. Set SCSI address to zero, apply power while holding in the green scan button, and bingo, it plays Beethoven's Ode to Joy, quite recognizably. We used that thing for years without appreciating its musical abilities. ;P
I do like the idea of a tune pre-programmed into the firmware. ^_^ More devices should have easter eggs! (Mac OS used to have lots of little ones - nothing remarkable, just little coding twiddles - but that was all eliminated with OS X, sad to say. Other than that recent "don't steal our OS" sort-of poem..)

Hm. Could always try getting another two or so and have a little scanner chorus. ^_^
It appears to have been disguised as a "self test" routine. There's an awful lot of things that can be snuck in that way.
Ahhh.. okay, yes, I can see that managing to pass even the most dull marketing sorts. Wonder if there's a strobe function for the lamp too.. ^_^ (Fluorescent, ne? So I'd imagine they'd be fine with repeated pulsing, though perhaps the supply circuitry might be taken by surprise)
WOW! I just brought two Scanjet4p's to the landfill a few months ago. I could've had a symphony. ;)
I dunno. Getting two of them in tune with one another might be a serious challenge.