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freakylynx noticed a fun short available for download from the maker: Robot Bastard. (If the style reminds you of Scud: the Disposable Assassin, that's not coincidental.. and he had a hand in Heat Vision & Jack too)

When BoingBoing noted the lyrebird's versatility as an impersonator, they weren't exaggerating. This clip needs to be heard to be believed. ^_^

MacSaber 1.0 has been released. Now it's not just for MacBook owners, but all PowerBooks with the sensor. ^_^ Really needs some suitably flashy graphics, though. (Wonder if the keyboard lighting's software controllable.. think I read it's only handled by the PMU)

worthyadvisor might enjoy some of these icons, from 1950s "bad girl" B-movies. ^_^


The free version of SketchUp for OS X is now, finally, available from Google. And there's v.4 of Google Earth, though I've not tested to see why the system recommendation's been bumped up, from 500MHz to 1.2GHz G4.

What a wonderful name for an coating intended to provide better plectrum grip - Gorilla Snot.

Nice little farm.. to remaster the James Bond Ultimate DVD collection took 2.5 years on a bank of six hundred G5s, with 700TB of storage. Interestingly, the scanning took place at a resolution of 4000x3000 pixels per frame - wonder if that means they've got HD masters as a result as well? (Though with the original film quality, that may be superfluous)

Via otter3, the only mention of the World Cup you'll see me make:

telnet ascii-wm.net 2006

.. to see the match. In ASCII. ^_^ Streams start ten minutes before a game, apparently.

(Kewl! Germany wins against Poland 1-0)

If you've got an Intel Mac, and like Parallels Workstation, they've just announced a final release. The final version will sell for $80, with a 30-day launch special of $50.

For potential SL newcomers, I noticed they're intending to remove the requirement for billing information for free accounts - that may already have taken place. That'll be helpful for those without access to a suitable credit/debit card.

This video player looks like a promising start, with support for all the usual codecs, plus 802.11b connectivity. Three things I'd like, though: H.264 support (tiny files, or much better picture quality), gigabit ethernet, and definitely WPA support. Still, pretty neat.

I dunno how you keep finding those little bits of video, but please keep posting them! Between work and (pretending to) sleep I spend about no time online any more, certainly not enough to go exploring...
*giggle* See what happens when you leave a bunny with too much free time and a good net.connection? =:)

Still, I'm aiming to have less spare time of that in the future - I'd like to hone my C++, as well as get into learning some basic Japanese, not to mention mastering SL's modelling tools and scripting. Oh, and getting into FCP5, Maya 7, and using the tablet and (musical) keyboard. It's a matter of trying to draw inspiration from the net alone, given how mind-crushingly dully mundane RL is at the moment - there's simply no "energy" here, nothing to fire the soul. But DSL helps make up for that, with things like Doctor Who, as well - of course - as here, and Second Life.
Is that a too-ambitious programme, or is it just me? <ggg> At least you have some idea what you're after, and that is traditionally half the battle. That it comes from the Net isn't a Bad Thing (despite my views on the matter) but I hope you don't fall into the trap of finding yourself 'living' there every waking moment. It's a trap too many of my friends have fallen into...