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Rather cool: Fabjectory will use a 3D printer to create a 5" or 7" real figurine of your SL avatar, for $75 or $99. The site does caution that some things can't be fabricated reliably, such as prim hair, glasses, and wings.

If you've got an OS X system, and an old computer sitting around capable of running a VNC client, ScreenRecycler lets those other systems appear as additional displays to the "main" computer. Looks like it's destined to be shareware or commercial, as the current beta's only good until the end of October.

Want to be a Cyberman? £295 buys you an 80s-era head, or £1795 for the whole enchilada. They also sell similarly authentic Daleks and TARDISeses.

And on that note, the Daily Star reports that negotiations may be underway for a Doctor Who movie.

This article on digital camera imaging struck me as very, very cool. Rather than using a large array of light-sensitive elements, as is the case in virtually all cameras now, this research unit has but a single pixel sensor, and an array of micromirrors. It doesn't scan the image, though - they're repositioned randomly thousands of times, and the image is reconstructed from that superimposed data. It's only a research tool for now, but the principle could be used to increase the resolution of cheaper light sensors.

When reading this story on Ars Technica, I first misread:
  • Malware: what it is and how to prevent it
  • MySpace kind of tries to safeguard young teens

as
  • MySpace: what it is and how to prevent it

which struck me as very civic-minded.

This year, 138 companies met the Human Rights Campaign's criteria for a 100% score on their Corporate Equality index, examining treatment of GLBT employees. Plenty of familiar names there, ironically including Coors.

Huh. Checking xe.com, I noticed the Yuan and the Rand were of almost identical value the other night.

It's Thriller, Jim, but not as we know it.

Well, that's a bit of a nuisance - looks like Mouse's replacement board has gone south too. :-P It's exhibiting the same PMU failure as the original one - turn it on, and there's no sign of life aside from the Caps Lock light working. It'd be possible to go through another board replacement, as they're not expensive, but it wouldn't really be worthwhile - most likely I'll just pull the 10GB drive and give that to Bunny, restoring that to full health, and probably just sell Mousey bits on eBay. (The AirPort card seems able to fetch a relatively silly amount, for one thing)

If your iPod needs feeding, this mix might be of help.

Rats! I've found four of the missing parts for Gulliver's ship, but can't locate the fifth..
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ah, whereabouts are you to be found there? Is it a furry neighborhood? If so, is there maybe space on the sim? I'd like to find a place to call home, somewhere I can feel comfortable, rather than just some random sim where everyone's building in typically chaotic manner, and often without even any significant fur or tail. =:)

(Of course, ideally, I'd be able to share in something like a third of a sim, but that'd require a couple others similarly inclined, with everyone in agreement about the nature of the place, so its development could be coordinated in some kind of common spirit, like Luskwood, Serenity Woods, or even Taco)

Hope you survive the family entanglements intact. ^_^