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Now this is a casemod I could go for.. the gingerbread server.

patch_bunny found this cool testimony to the power of video editing - so, you can't play the drums, or the piano? Just edit. Oh yeah.

Software corner! ^_^ Of potential interest to some webby sorts: a review of MacRabbit CSSEdit 2.

Cute screensaver: Fenêtres Volantes, which simply takes all the open windows and gently tosses them around while you're away.

x264 QuickTime plugin, the open source H.264 implementation as a QT plugin. It offers some additional options for encoding, and claims to be faster than Apple's.

And Parallels Desktop is apparently due for a boost, with new enhancements including the ability to boot off a plain Windows partition, rather than a VPC-style disk image, and the ability to run multiple VMs simultaneously.

Excellent site design for the day, courtesy of rabitguy: the Canadian ad agency Leo Burnett. It's a rare example of a Flash site that's actually intuitive and fun, rather than merely a manifestation of site designer technological masturbation. At the other end of the spectrum, ysengrin was unfortunate enough to encounter a "demon buster" page on diabetic spirits. Babble and painful design (including automatically loading music) in one easy package!

Now this is a Firewire/USB hub.

Via Flayrah, word of a fantasy novel from the dragon's point of view: "It comes out of the great animal [protagonist] tradition of Watership Down, where the author sort of flips the world around, and you see everything from an alternate point of view," Knight said in an interview at the World Fantasy Convention in Austin, Texas, last month. "With Age of Fire, it's a dragon's point of view, and, obviously, a dragon has a completely different view of elves, dwarves and men and so on, than in the typical fantasy."
 
 
 
 
 
 
... automatically loading *obnoxious* music, with no shut off.
I think it's probably best considered as unintentional satire. After all, how would one actually parody that page? (Indeed, site - I may have to indulge the train wreck syndrome and see what the rest of it's like)

Then again, The Onion somehow manages to make Bush's actions even more surreal. Talented people.
I was just thinking a gingerbread TARDIS might be a pleasant piece of decoration to assemble this year..
Oh, I love it! (I wonder if there are Whovian tree decorations available? I should have a look.. wouldn't a TARDIS at the top look awfully good?)

Maybe I can try my paw at a Christmas pudding in the shape of a Dalek. I'd have to think there's merit in the idea of the traditional brandy flambé thereof at the table, too.
Maybe I can try my paw at a Christmas pudding in the shape of a Dalek. I'd have to think there's merit in the idea of the traditional brandy flambé thereof at the table, too.

"It fell to Earth, burned in it's crater for three days before anybody could get a spoon near it and all that while.. it was screaming."
Via Flayrah, word of a fantasy novel from the dragon's point of view:

This sounds as if it might be interesting. Of course dragons are as over done in fantasy as are elves and dwarves, and there have already been some exploration of stories told from the point of the view of the "monster". John Gardner's Grendel comes immediately to mind, here. So he's going to have some work to do to make it shine. But it does sound like something that could be worth picking up when it comes out.

(If only because I've always been somewhat on the side of "evil" dragons, and I was always a little sorry that Smaug, for example, got killed in the end.)