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This article sums up Captain Jack, Doctor Nine, and Rose about as well as anyone I've read, and very amusingly. ^_^

As loganberrybunny noticed, David Attenborough, long cautious on the topic of global warming, has now taken the position: yes, it's happening, and it's the result of human activity. The first part of his new two-part examination of the evidence and effects can be downloaded here as a torrent; the concluding part airs at 9pm on BBC1 next Thursday.

So, no woodlice in the bathroom.. two spiders instead. Now, when I said I'd enjoy living in Animal Crossing: Wild World, I did actually mean the Nintendo version, not one designed by Mr Burroughs.

Yay! Finally got around to watching Hoodwinked, and I'd have to say, I'd take it over Over the Hedge any day. There's a striking technology disparity, certainly, but there was much more of a story, and far better characterisation. If you've missed out on it so far, give it a try. ^_^ (Patrick Warburton as the wolf is but one of the many reasons. Perfect bit of casting there)


For wolff_slaven, and anyone else interested in seeing an awfully cute, but feisty, ferrety-erminish sort take on the burden of being treated as a pet, here are episodes one, two, and three, each about 29MB, of Siawase Apartment's Okojo-san. Sadly, only these three episodes were fansubbed, and it's a fairly long series - but they're fun regardless. (The rest is available on DVD, but as is common for Japanese releases, without English subtitles)

The Idiot's Lantern - a bit of a potty story, but with some of the strongest and most consistent acting of the season, more than ably directed by Euros Lyn. (So, was Mr Magpie destroyed, or taken into The Wire's realm?)

And if the Cybermen complained about feeling so cold, maybe we could give them mittens and angora sweaters?

I think when I'm next cashly enabled, I'll get the complete B5 box (though, being R2, I wonder if it'll exhibit the usual slight audio speed-up going from NTSC to PAL?).

bosn was let loose with a search engine again.. and this dragon tattoo was the result. Not work safe at all, but quite amazing. Hey, foofers.. ^_^

Am I alone in actually liking the Apple "puck" mouse? It did require a different way of holding it, but I found it somewhat more comfortable to use than the usual style. Then again, I've not seriously used mice since my Archimedes - which had to run off a 110-220V transformer - died on Christmas 1994, soon to be replaced by a PowerBook 5300c from the office. Since then, I've only really used laptops, with the occasional recourse to a desktop. (And I'd have to say, the Arc's mouse remains one of the best there was. Optical wheel based, as with many older designs, but with the nice touch of the ball being pressed down towards the surface. So, I wound up forgoing a mat, and just used it on my leg instead)

And we have austin_dern to thank for highlighting this:

Still haven't tried looking at them but may try now. Going to probably crash my crappy dial up :-(
Oh, it'll be fine. ^_^ Well, as long as your ISP doesn't enforce session limits of something like two hours.. but I think the server in question handles download resuming without trouble. (That's the only real bugbear I have with OmniWeb 5.5 - still no download resumption)

Okojo-san is worth it. ^_^ I need to try approaching a likely fansub group or two, and see if they might be interested in picking it up as a project. Though that also leaves the matter of buying all the DVDs, at 38,000¥ or so per disc.. :-P (Japanese DVDs and CDs are definitely not cheap. On the other paw, the country winds up with a dynamic animation industry, even if a lot of ink & paint tasks still wind up being outsourced to Korea. Surprising India doesn't have much of an animation industry, at least as far as I'm aware)
Nope won't work. Downloaded it but it says file is not supported, comp won't play it. *sighs*
Oh, no problem! Be sure you're using a player that's MPEG-4 aware, such as VLC (8MB), Mplayer (8MB), or QuickTime 7 (21MB) - any of them will be fine.

(There are plenty of other options, but those are the three I keep around; they're all cross-platform, VLC and Mplayer especially. That way, with the occasional badly compressed file, at least one of them will be able to cope. They've all got their different strengths and weak points, but they're all good apps)
I only have windows media player on this comp. My other comp will prob be able to play it so I'll try to DL it on that one.