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Yay! More by lapinbeau: Naughty Secrets. Worksafe, remarkably enough. =:)

Now here's a truly superb method of dealing with a 419 scammer - get him to send along examples of his carvings. And they're actually really rather good, especially considering one's of a pair of Creature Comforts characters on a sofa, and the other a Commodore 64.

Confused about the nature of matter and energy?

Cellofan's Les Proverbes - Le Cri (FLV) is an 80 second short of many strange qualities. (And also perhaps the first time I've heard stereo audio on a YouTube file. Maybe some of that Google goodness is finally rubbing off on them)

Ought to be entertaining, even if you're not involved there.. Warren Ellis, a writer who'll be known to the elite some of you, is going to be writing Second Life Sketches on a weekly basis for Reuters.

What do I celebrate around this time of year? Well, there's plenty of Christmas around the house, but for me, I think the solstice has more significance - it is the point of the shortest day of the year. From hereon, the days just get longer - and, as much of a nocturnal sort as I may be, I do still enjoy a bright, warm day. As is, having to turn the lights on in the middle of the afternoon feels almost unworldly, let alone being in darkness otherwise by 5pm or so. Either way, it's a pleasant time, if not necessarily much more peaceful than usual. ^_^;

Quite a fun idea: A Holiday Cocoa Duel. "Each dev has written a small holiday app and is providing it for free, with source code included. Check them out using the menu on the left. If you like a developer's application, please donate to his charity. At the end of the event [on the 26th], all of the devs will reward the developer whose charity has received the most donations with a small gift!"

Of all the things to dream about, why did I have to dream about.. visiting a Whole Foods Market? (And momentarily fearing I'd forgotten Hyzenthlay there)

And I can, finally, state that Loco Roco is every bit as much fun as it looks. Sheer brilliance.
Oh my God. I have the book that that "Matter and Energy" page is transcribed/scanned from. I got it well over 10 years ago. Its a great book, and I'm sure there must be a couple copies floating around somewhere. They did one for the arts too (y'know, cover all the university courses :) )
Good grief! How big is it? ("That's a bit of a personal question, isn't it?") Does it look like that site has it all, or just some highlights? (I did like the note that a similar but less plausible parody could be found in any contemporary text)

I've got to find the Arts one too, in that case, though I don't know I'd have the necessary grounding to fully appreciate the humor, if it's of a similar nature to this wonderful tome. ^_^