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momentrabbit pointed out these rather spiffy punched card window blinds.

I'm happy to say I had one of the most enjoyable furry times on Saturday night, thanks to mycroftb and marko_the_rat. Just a couple friends, relaxing, cool music playing in the background, and chatting about every subject under the sun. (And it was good to actually see momentrabbit live and direct from the Avatarium, as well as kumachan and friend)

Are bunny feet not adorable?

I did like this centennial Canadian 5¢ coin featuring a rabbit, as patch_bunny pointed out. We need more lapine presence on currency. Much more.

Here's some African wildlife photography of an extraordinary caliber.

Via schnee, a little look at birds of Britain, courtesy of the educational team at Look Around You.

Having finally seen V for Vendetta, I appreciate sphelx's perception that viewing it would be best accomplished with much screen area and highly capacious air displacement capabilities, especially in the subsonics region. O, what a beautiful speech he delivers upon his arrival on all the televisions.. I need hardly elaborate.

I'm sure jharish will attest to the authenticity of this helpful guide to sushi etiquette.

patch_bunny unearthed The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It, starring John Cleese, Connie Booth, and a host of other names like Ron Moody and Joss Ackland, available for the princely sum of $8.95. IMDb indicates it could be well worth it - has anyone actually heard of the title?

Woohoo! merik noticed there's going to be a DVD of the IFC shorts of Greg the Bunny!

Oooh. Anyone know of Gram Rabbit? JWZ offers this capsule review of a recent concert: "This was one of the best shows I've seen in a while. I love the two albums I have, and they totally rocked live. The singer went through several bunny-themed costume changes, and they occasionally had spastic go-go dancers in full-on furry-pervert bunny suits. It was awesome. Go see this band!"

Want a smell recorder/player? "Simply point the gadget at a freshly baked cookie, for example, and it will analyse its odour and reproduce it for you using a host of non-toxic chemicals."

As you've doubtless seen, the renowned publisher Jim Baen died last week, famed for bringing many a (now) classic sci-fi author to light, as well as pioneering the way forward in electronic publishing, in multiple formats, unencumbered by DRM. And, uniquely, showing a profit on that basis.

Another search engine to try: Zumber, based in Brisbane. I may well use a shortcut to Zumber instead of Google now, as the latter can sometimes be flooded by porn-related fake sites and spammish weblog "comments".

Handy little reference: local time around the world, taking into account summer variations where applicable, for a simple list of 141 cities.

Army of Ghosts: brilliant. One of those episodes where everything came together - a top-notch script, and with all the lead characters playing themselves to their peak. I suppose I might watch next week too. =:)

I thought fleetfur and patch_bunny might like this ten-minute wildlife show I spotted, Secret Squirrels (44MB). It looks at a colony of red squirrels around the Liverpool coast; they were once common in the UK, until they were all but entirely displaced by their more silvery cousins.

There are very few alterations to PowerBook/MacBook Pro physical aesthetics I'd consider making, but this is really rather cool.

a colony of red squirrels around the Liverpool coast

The one in Sefton? Ah, I remember visiting there a few times when I was at uni in Liverpool. A very nice place, with a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that was very enjoyable. =:)
Oh, maybe there are a few clusters! This one's near Formby. Definitely does look like a wondrous place to spend a restful afternoon, away from much of the human hustle.
No, that's the same one - Formby comes under Sefton Council. =:) And it is indeed very nice. There are (were, anyway) even rabbits living on the edge of the dunes, so who could ask for more?!
I got my Otter AV head hair fixed in the end, working on a pair of swiming goggles for him now

My 6th month anniversary on SL today ^^
Oh, cool beans! Making the goggles yourself? I need to work out how to make clothing - I want to make up a nice leather & metal collar, I think, and maybe some rainbow bracelets. (Everything goes with white =:)

I wish I'd got on sooner, but then, I suppose I didn't actually have a system up to the task until last October. It's damn impressive seeing the kind of work some people have achieved in SL's three years of existence, like Cobalt's old time radio theater, or his pirate ship with waterslides (that actually work! Can go down on your chest, or sitting up =:), let alone some of the architectural skills I've seen in home and office construction. And I've barely even touched vehicles yet, but the freebie motorbike looks like it could be a lot of fun. ^_^ Did see a lightcycle in ARMORD, but that's something I think I'd rather try making.

Now, if they could only conquer the lag in places like the Skymall.. so frustrating, having all the nifty wares to rummage through, but being unable to see many of them without the application of Buddhist grade patience.
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Hm! I should see if I can get a good angle sometime. ^_^ It's just visible in my default icon, but not exactly in detail - it's a very simple creation, just using one of the stock textures that happened to work very well indeed.

I can see SL winding up quite expensive for me, as the creative possibilities SL offers are quite something, but operating large amounts of land certainly can add up. I'm just thinking about the fun of themed areas like Taco's tooniness - it'd be great fun to work on something like that. Still, that's a bit in the future - first I need to get to grips with all that LSL scripting can offer, and gain a little more expertise in building. ^_^
*watches the squizzervid and squeals at the cute overload* Squirrel Tail Umbrella! :D Oh, I does luv my skwirlfriends!

The punched card blinds are pretty too, I agree. The holes are just small enough not to let the light keep you up.

The guy on the 'puter lid has an OH NOES apple mouth. I thought Macs were supposed to be nice to use!
*giggle* Okay, tail umbrella's one point I'll concede to you. =:)

The blinds really are quite inspired. Hardcore geeky, but still fully functional too - the holes, as you say, provide just a nicely decorative pattern, but not enough light to ruin their purpose.

I think I've touched a punched card, and I know I saw paper tape once.. think I even had a little spool of it, long since a victim of the many moves. Gods, it's amazing to think how computing's developed in really just a matter of a few decades, from building-sized governmental installations with CRTs and mercury columns for memory, to little slabs with megapixels of perfect clarity that can be tucked into a backpack. Wonder what we'll be playing with in, say, thirty years? ^_^
In thirty years, purchase price will probably still be a consideration for consumers, since humans like a bargain. Plus products may cost far more than they do now because of scarcity of oil and the accompanying barrel price.

I've heard that chip manufacturers are finding ways to extend the amount of time that they can continue to get speed increases out of silicon chips as chip die sizes get increasingly more compact (some observers had thought that the silicon chip had had its chips because dies couldn't be physically made much smaller).

My own solution to the problem when I was working on warp drive physics was to consider applying a warp field to a chip to accelerate the speeds that the electrons inside the chip moved at. That way, you could potentially take an old processor from, say, a 1980's PC and have its internal processing speed running faster than a modern expensive 64-bit chip. Guess I may never know if it would have worked. :)

In the absence of warp fields in the future I would hunch that biological chips might gain more use, though I believe quantum computing is also being looked into.
Want a smell recorder/player? "Simply point the gadget at a freshly baked cookie, for example, and it will analyse its odour and reproduce it for you using a host of non-toxic chemicals."

Does that mean I can point the gadget at toxic odours and get a non-toxic reproduction? "Ah, the lovely scent of bitter almonds. How I have missed my daily inhalation of the tender vapours of the Acidious Hydrocyanic.."
The problem is avoiding getting ripped off, of course. There are so many odorvendors selling what they'll claim is dear ol' HCN, but how many people can really tell the difference?

Worse still, I've read of people trying to use those blends as poison, as their olfactory palate is so terribly undiscriminating as to consider that the real thing! Still, at least their intended victims wind up with a refreshing scent of turrón.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhh! Ubercyooote earwiggles! <glompf!>
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Can't be getting delayed as long as the director's cut of Event Horizon. =:) (Which, yes, I actually enjoyed, despite the hatchet job they did in editing out some forty minutes, leaving the continuity gaps you now see. Beautiful ship design, too. rabitguy found someone with a full replica of the ship on SL somewhere!)

Weeelll.. we are using the cushions. ^_^ Maybe it's a subconscious preference to better show off our adorable bunny footsies. =:)
My Mum asks me that all the time. I don't do it anywhere else, but at home I just love to sprawl out in front of the gogglebox.
I think that was my fault. I got comfy on the cushions and everyone else followed me. They were sitting on the furniture before I came.
*giggle* Now you mention it, I think that was so. ^_^ It just felt closer that way, I think - remaining sitting, however casually, in those sofas seemed almost formal. (And anyone who knows me knows I'm really not one given to formality =:)
The Powerbook case is quite cool. :) (That's a Magritte painting, right?)

The smell recorder is also nice, although it's sad to see that one of the first things people think of seems to be "what are the military applications of this?".

And finally, the time zone site is nice, but they misspelled "Reykjavík". ^_~
Yep, inspired by one of the few famous enough to have reached the attention of a cultural illiterate as myself. ^_^ "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"

Interesting.. they seem to've used "authentic" spellings, but left out the accents on all of them. (At least that's one complication Japanese doesn't have. Vietnamese, on the other paw.. =:)
*chuckles* Yeah, Vietnamese is evil in that regard, isn't it? But with Unicode and HTML entities, there's really no excuse for leaving them out - it's just lazy. :)

Ah well.

But yeah, that Magritte painting seems to be quite famous. ^^ I don't know much about Magritte really, either, of course, but I've seen a few of his works, and I liked them very much...
Ah, you posted that picture! I had a great time there, just chatting. But you neutered me! *crosses paws over crotch* ;) It wasn't anything sexual; I just like being natural.
"Here's some African wildlife photography of an extraordinary caliber."

Truely! WOW!!! WOWOWOWOW!!! *sigh* So nice to see someone taking it seriously. His stuff reminds me of the best of any serious photograpy I've seen. Man, thanks LOADS for that link. I'm gonna study the SHIT out of the composition on those. God, the contrast on the zebras, the flow on the lions etc etc. *sigh* Ok, I rant on this in my own LJ space m'kay?

Vendetta: Saw a ripped ver. Must watch it in a real theater. Why are there so few second-run theaters around?

Mmm! Revival of "Greg the Bunny"? I'm there!

*sigh* Stuck at 28.8. Couldn't check the rest of the links due to bandwidth. Bookmarked! And that Apple? Mmmm! Great, and gives me ideas. Thanks again.
Wow. More cool links. :)