Mario, Soviet style.
kyootfox pointed out a particular piece by the inimitable bob_basset: Gloomy Rabbit. Dour, but still so adorable. ^_^
If you've got a dead first generation iPod mini, here's an excellent article on how to replace the hard drive with a Compact Flash card, supposedly offering improved battery life into the bargain.
Collaborative game design, of a sort, in MIT's The Restaurant Game. They're seeking at least a thousand people to have a go (OS X and Windows), with everyone's names winding up in the credits, ranked according to the 'quality of their performance'. The finished title will be entered into the 2008 Independent Games Festival. "This project attempts to address two frustrations I experienced as a professional game developer. 1) Convincing human social behavior is difficult to model with existing hand crafted AI systems. 2) Play testing by people outside of the development team typically comes too late to have a major impact on the final product. This experiment aims to generate AI behaviors that conform to the way players actually choose to interact with other characters and the environment; behaviors that are convincingly human because they capture the nuances of real human behavior and language."
What ASB Character Are You?
I can accept Vincent as a good answer as well, though. ^_^