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mycroftb noticed the ultimate action figures: from The Big Lebowski. Nothing can surpass these. And we mustn't overlook He-Man's Fabulous Secret Powers. =:D

Quite a cool entry appeared in the Linden Lab weblog: 10 debug options you should know about, including options like slow motion animations, and rebake textures.

loganberrybunny highlighted the Red Cross National Floods Appeal, if you're wanting to make a donation; and also that one rail company is running a daily bottled water train from Scotland down to Gloucestershire, taking advantage of the colossal haulage capacity of freight rail.

A preview of the Family Guy: Star Wars Special, airing in September. ^_^

'German police called to investigate unusual noises in the garden of a Bremen house late on Monday were surprised to find that a pair of amorous hedgehogs were to blame. After illuminating the garden with spotlights, officers discovered the animals making love beside the pond. "The pair were loudly engaged in ensuring the continuity of their species," said Bremen police spokesman Ronald Walther.'

So, you're stuck in a Very Very White mall in Michigan with a couple friends. What do you do? It's a brilliant little tale of freaks in suburbia. I'm so pleased I can think of most of my flist belonging in that group. ^_^

Worried your eyes aren't bleeding? Try stereoscopic Tetris, as drhoz found. There, much better.

Oh, nomnomnom.. with the house empty on Wednesday afternoon, I felt like some cooking. So, needing to go out anyway, I wandered along a bit further to the nearby supermarket, and picked up a few useful bits for a Thai-inspired curry. Instant soup mix and boiling water, then two large hot peppers, three sliced garlic cloves, some basil, smoked hot paprika, and a couple chopped anchovies, making up the base. Then, for the meat, most of a small package of ground turkey I'd just bought, snipped into tiny meatballs; all left to seeth and fume amidst itself for a couple hours. Then, just when I was ready to eat, I added the vegetables: green beans, baby corn, and mangetout, and a few chopped crabsticks, and left it to steam away for a few minutes, leaving them nicely crunchy. Half of that plus some brown rice - most acceptable. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh man, that story sure made my morning coffee! Riot! As for the Lebowski action figures, bit out of my price range. It's rather doubtful I think that I'll ever find em in a thrift store. Pity.

P.S. Tell Mycroft I'm uber-cool and to add me eh?

P.P.S. You stole BBB's icon! Shame!
Oof! Not cheap, I agree - then again, these guys actually look like the originals. =:) (Though, the new sets of Doctor Who figures aren't bad, either. But if I had any experience with casting - and the space for it - I'd love to make a full Cyberman costume, new style. Could maybe make a furry version, though I'd be hard pressed to come up with something as cute as the nocona version, which made an all too brief appearance in the story)

Nope! *grin* Different icons of the same supremely gorgeous image. Truly a role model for us all. ^_^

(grin!)

Once upon a time, I had a fairly complete anthroecology set up of the DW universe. And far more threatening than the Daleks with bunny ears were the cold, metal, implacable, unstoppable.. Dobyrmen.

You'd have appreciated their aesthetics. Silver, shiny, Anubi. :D

Of course, these days I have seen the light: bunnies make /everything/ better.
Oooh.. don't suppose you have any sketches or full-fludged drawings from that time? Or even just notes? Could be rather a cool posting right there - or even a ready supply of emergency backup strips. ^_^

BTW, were you always a bunneh? There does seem to be a considerable gravitational pull.. AIUI, jakebe wasn't always as he is, either. Quite a curious phenomenon.. but then, it does take an awful lot to compete with such poses as this:



It's a truism indeed - shininess always improves things. As do bunnies. The two together would conquer the universe (in the cutest ways imaginable).
Oh JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ON A STICK! Can't load that page. Why? Well for one thing let's look at one of the buttons. PNG file... 54K... convert to JPG, 2,600 BYTES! Convert to GIF, 7,200 BYTES! WTF? Doesn't anyone know how to fucking construct a web page anymore? Jesus shit-balls! Oh, and now that it's finally loaded in every image before it loads the actual comic, it's taken too long so it doesn't load the actual comic. What has it downloaded?
515K of nothing. Heh, "Nothing Comes Naturally" Indeed!

Supremely gorgeous ass and tail you mean! That's enough to send me right over the edge into full-fledged homo. Aiee! FurFag queer agenda claims another victim!
Eep! I hadn't noticed - the buttons are somewhat digitally portly. The "next day" button goes from 55K down to a bit over 3K as a JPEG at quality 80 in GraphicConverter. (PNG only uses RLE compression, ne, like a 24-bit version of GIF? That'd be expensive with that swish background)

The strip is worth loading, though. ^_^

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Yay! Shall I get your complimentary latex t-shirt ready? ^_^

Yah, I'd say that there's a problem if the Prev/Next buttons on your web comic are larger than the strip.

Well let's see what we got already... Biker boots, check. Faded jeans with holes in the ass, check. Butch leather jacket, check. Nope, all set! All I need now is one of those leather hats and a handle-bar mustache.
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Oh, every part of the world's got a fair bit of variety, though sometimes the niftier parts tend to be more oasis-like in isolation, such as college towns in Kansas.

It's quite an inspired idea, ne? I wonder if it'd be suitable for use on a projector size display.. probably, if the viewing distance isn't too short. Seems like it could be a fun party game. ^_^ (Though on the geek front, there's not a lot to beat the puerile jocularity of speaking to a dictation program and seeing what its transcription's like, untrained =:)

That stereoscopic Tetris game is great. :)
I'd love to see a TV ad use that kind of stereoscopic imaging. Maybe J J Abrams could use it as part of the hypefest for his next cinematic venture.. =:)

Whatever happened to stereoscopic "shutter" goggles? They seemed to hit the big time in the late 90s, then went *poof*. Pity, really - seems like a good way of bringing about 3D imaging, without the hassles of red/green colorspace loss. Then again, I suppose now it'd be just as easy to have LCD goggles, providing they had independent video inputs, or just the ability to turn each display off in turn.
I think shutter goggles went down because they're (comparatively) expensive and because 3D never really was the big thing it was made out to be. All that's being done in that area is playing around really - it just isn't ready to compete with 2D movies.
Maybe the time's right for a company like Nintendo to try pushing them en masse, driving the price down to the nigh disposable? Not that I can see that in their future, given such a device would never be sold for the Wii, with its group emphasis, and the DS offers no way to connect them. DS2, maybe? I should sniff around for what rumors, if any, there are for Nintendo and Sony's next gen handhelds..

I was thinking more for gaming and suchlike - SL in real 3D would be rather spiffy, let alone something swoopy like Nanosaur 2 - but I suppose movies could also benefit, if they were genuinely shot with 3D in mind, rather than tacked on as a cheap gimmick. ISTR there was a red/green version of Spy Kids 2 released on DVD.. wonder if such glasses/filters can be picked up cheaply somewhere?

Mmm. They could be interesting for gaming, yes...
the hedgehogs featured on TRiple J the other day, for about 3 hours. Quite likely the noise was the lady hedgehog objecting to the attention she was getting, probably because she was only just weaned.


on the other hand, it may have been Raspberry Bunny making all the noise
The 'Magic Eye' stereoscopic effect is one thing I've never been able to make work in my life- it was a recurring source of aggravation for me when they proliferated in the mid to late '90s, when every other person was offering them to me like it was some kind of treat, and that was the only gag I could really identify with from Kevin Smith's weak Mallrats movie.

That curry sounds lovely. Get down here and cook for me at once.

The UK flooding is painful to witness, as it reminds me directly of the '93 floods which sunk much of my own city, and left us all without running water for two weeks. My sympathies to those affected...