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Plenty of good news in the US elections - a healthy Democratic majority in the House, including a personal favorite, Jerry McNerney deposing senior incumbent Richard Pombo in CA-11. In the Senate, some gains as well, including the removal of another senior figure, Mr Santorum. Four of the six required Senate gains have been called, with Tester in Montana and Webb in Virginia seeming confident their slender wins will be declared. It therefore appears the Senate will belong to the Democrats. [Edit: CNN's results calls Montana for Tester]

Good to see Ratatouille will be getting good support on the gaming front - THQ's going to be launching their game simultaneously on eleven platforms. ^_^ (OS X, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2, PS3, Windows, GameCube, GBA, Xbox 360, and "wireless devices")

The Register's launched their foray into the wild world of podcasting: RTFM. Check out the first one here, and expect similar reverence as the text version. =:)

BareFeats compares a rev.A MacBook Pro (Core Duo) with a rev.B (Core 2 Duo) over here, with mostly predictable results, though with one notable exception: it seems Rosetta performance is much improved on the newer processor. Whilst other tasks ran somewhat faster than the speed bump would account for, Photoshop results were dramatically different (57 vs 94 seconds in one test, 115 vs 200 in another).

As plushlover noticed, this latest teddy creation from Michelle Lamb is quite remarkable.
One can hope that the Democrats will reclaim Senate, too, yes. :)
Indeedlydoodly. =:) (I need to listen to the Simpsons in German sometime, and see how Flanders comes across..) Even with just the House, impeachment could proceed, in order to secure sworn testimony from Bush and Cheney, which could be most enlightening with regard to the runup to the Iraq invasion, the authorisation of torture, and the NSA surveillance, amongst other matters. Removal and prosecution would require, as I understand it, a 67% supermajority in the Senate, not a simple majority, but we'll see what evidence emerges, beyond what's already public knowledge.

My, how I would so hate to be restrained as that poor, poor Fel bunny..
Flanders is pretty much the same as in the English version - I'm not sure how close his German voice is to the English one, but it certainly fits him, at least. :)

Yeah, impeachment would be nice, although it's hard to say whether it's likely or not. I suppose the republican brains could decide to commit regicide if things get too bad for the party as a whole, but they'll fight tooth and nail to not let that happen in the first place, of course.

Oh, and would you really? ;)
Hopefully things will turn for the better in the goverment.

I've gota find out where you hide all your bunny art work. Love to see them!
I do hope so. The US can be such a force for good - it's now up to the Democrats to prove they can take on the substantial problems at hand, and turn them around. I'd like to see Jerry McNerney's experience with wind energy, for example, to be reflected in some large scale deployments - with each farm, the development and manufacturing costs would be lowered, with skilled technical jobs required along the way, towards a form of electricity production that's quiet, non-polluting, risk free (coal mining isn't a safe business, even now), entirely renewable, and without any trade links into dangerous lands. It's only one part of the solution, of course, but there's much that can be done.

Ah, all my artwork collection's purely local. =:) Mostly, it's just from the usual places - FA, VCL, DA, and so on. I really need to go through it all sometime and tag it - that way, I could set up a smart folder to contain all images with "bunny" or suchlike in the comments, or use Spotlight to fetch particular images based on such keywords. If only BA were a touch more prolific - he does some especially fun buns. As does Charon2, for that matter. :-9 Uploading it somewhere might be an idea, though.. I've seen some basic hosting deals for as little as $5/mo, and I'd like to secure such a platform for QTSS streaming into SL anyway - I've a thought or two developing there. =:)
Re the pictyure by Fel: Mmm. Nice paws.

And the Ratatouille game being released for Mac OS X: Squee!
Mmm, indeed so. Okay, so bunnies don't have footpads (they're just uniformly furred), but WTH - they look so cute on him anyway. ^_^

I'm really quite happy about that simultaneous release. I dare say it'll turn out to cost them very little above any other development cycle, too - much of that cost comes in the development of the game strategy and logic, the scripts, voice work, sound effects, and so on. Bringing all that to any additional platforms can, with due care not to lock the programming architecture to a specific platform (at least, without particular reason, such as unusual hardware capabilities), be just a one person task - all the moreso if graphics and audio are handled by portable APIs like OpenGL and OpenAL.

Ahh, still seven months to go until the movie's release! Can't Pixar offer nice people a lil' advance screening?
I don't mind. It means I'll be well rested after FC and able to focus on all the ratty merchandising that will come out with it.
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*giggle* I didn't want to spoil the flow of the entry with separate text noting it wasn't worksafe, so I thought that was a good way of combining a degree of modesty with the information. =:)

I wonder if Michelle Lamb's every tried her hand at bunnies.. I'm not much of one for bears, but even so, her site's well worth a look. She really manages to capture such liveliness and feeling in her work. Of course, you do pay for it.. ^_^; (Still, to be able to do something as artistically satisfying as that, and actually make a living from it.. not such a bad thing)

Thinking of which, how's it going with your RL furry work?
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It's the Hypnoticock™! =:) Though I admit, I'm just as taken by his feet and those cuffs..
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I can only self-suckle in my dreams. It's so easy to do inside my mind!
"Part of this complete breakfast!" *giggle*