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A strip I'd like to highlight, on suppressing oneself, from XKCD. Just so. ^_^ Dilbert will get stuck up on many, many more cubicle walls, but that's the strip that deserves to be.

In a meme, I noticed the question "H is for home town" - but, what does that mean? Your birthplace, where you grew up, where you currently live, or where you call home?

BTW, email sent in the past day or so may have bounced - it looks like it's safe to resend now, if necessary.

In Second Life news, I was tickled to see the likes of Duran Duran, and on Tuesday (5pm Pacific), Kurt Vonnegut venturing in. The former intend to begin in-world concerts next month.

Favorite WWDC quote: "'It's a slight disappointment,' Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray, said. 'They announced exactly what people were expecting.'" (True, I would've preferred it had the keynote featured His Steveness in a bunny suit) The Time Machine UI's pretty nice. Like any backup reading, hopefully not something I'll need to encounter other than deliberately.

No huge news: the Mac Pro (dual Woodcrest at 2, 2.66, or 3GHz; 8xECC FB-DIMMs up to 16GB; GeForce 7300GT, X1900, or Quadro FX4500; four SATA drives; two optical bays; dual gig-E) and Xserve joined the rest of the lineup in going Intel, some Leopard neatness was on show, and various bits of marketing info were trotted out, including two bits that caught my interest - of last quarter's visitors to Apple Stores who bought Macs, 50% were new to the platform; and of notebook retail sales in the US, their share's risen from some 6% at the start of 2006, to 12% currently. Jolly good show.

Nothing on the MacBook Pro front, but Merom's inevitable. Wish there were some prospect of a faster GPU, but AFAIK, the X1600 Mobility's currently about the best mobile offering. Maybe it can get a bump up to 512MB - more VRAM never hurts, especially with GPUs being increasingly used for general compositing duties.

Despite the slightly cheesy name, Calitics is quite a good weblog-style site for progressive California political musings. (Found as a result of pundit Bill Bradley throwing a snit. Yay! I've barely heard of the guy, but that exchange was quite amusing)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Well.. scenic more than interesting. ^_^ Though I do wish I still had a copy of one of the menus I wrote for the restaurant we once owned - every few months, I'd write out the main lunch and dinner menus, as well as the Sunday lunch ones, in Old English script, using a cartridge pen and italic nib. Looked quite reasonable, and fit in with the traditional theme too. ^_^ (I was too young to really help out any other way, though I lent a paw with dishwashing and such. Dad was the main cook, plus my mother's meringues and German apple cake, and my brother and mother took care of the bar and waiting)

Hee! It's the universal con-goer's shirt! ^_^

Yay Fur-Piled! I've been following FP for a year or so now - think I came across it when it was around page 60. Whilst normally I have a terrible time catching up with comics, FP I went through in an hour or so. Of course, there wasn't that much to catch up with, but the fact I could just slurp all the strips onto the drive and then go through them nimbly in an image viewer definitely helped - some comic sites are positively tedious when trying to just skip through an archive. (And I'm not sure I've ever come across one that just offered a simple "here's everything!" download link, which would really help with something like Megatokyo)

I'm looking forward to catching up with Circles someday. ^_^ Think the last issue I saw was number 3, and that was a couple years ago. :-P But it's such a hassle lugging physical comics/magazines around in and out of storage, in boxes, in bags, on flights.. I've pretty much given up buying them, in the absence of any electronic options. Still, all the better for people like Six Apart, LiveJournal, and DVD makers (physical, yes, but I can rip them, and they're comparatively robust). And makers of nummy laptops. =:)