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Eudora fans (a certain NorCal ottah comes to mind =:) might want to check out the forthcoming Odysseus, which does indeed look quite promising. No more three-pane pain!

Meanwhile, folks at Stanford are setting up the Quake Catcher Network, using the accelerometers in post-2004 Apple laptops, with a Windows version to follow. "We're not trying to predict earthquakes, we're trying to measure them very rapidly and get the information out before damage is done to large populations." "Hundreds of sophisticated seismometers are already in place in California, but they're spaced relatively far apart. The new distributed network wouldn't replace those, says Paul Davis, a professor of geology at the University of California, Los Angeles, but 'it would fill in the gaps.'"

Maybe it's just me, but I found this Flash demo from NaniMoose quite captivating. It's just a pair of eyes, but they're highly configurable.. roundness, center balance, slant, eyelash weight, and so forth.

Koinup's running another Windlight photo contest, open until May 7, with three prizes of L$20k (~ US$75) up for grabs. I'd highlight the Merovingi Fashion Awards 2008, with category winners receiving a 20" iMac - the real thing, not an SL version - but nominations closed last month. It's now time for the showcase week. I don't follow SL fashion, but I'll admit I'm interested in seeing who's in the running in the furry category. (And not merely a celebration of design panache, but apparently raising funds for Doctors Without Borders, and the National Cancer Society)

Beer for the day: 1066 Country Bitter, from the White Brewing Company in Bexhill-on-Sea. A world apart from the usual wilting flowers of most bitters' hops, this pushes well into the league of ales.

Assuming I wind up landing the house I'm hoping for (and how!), I might eventually be able to give a home to a pair of bunnies. ^_^ What recommendations do you have for breeds, and general guidelines on rabbitproofing a home, and their general health, feeding, and welfare? This wouldn't be until perhaps the end of the year, and only once I'd researched everything well, so there's no hurry. (One breed that appeals is the Belgian Hare, but I imagine I'll simply go along to a shelter and see who takes to me)

In the meantime, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is the current leading contender on the camera front. The emphasis is still on the automatic control of the camera, but it beats even the Ricoh Caplio R7, with a good quality Leica lens, and a hefty 10x optical zoom, in a similarly diminutive case. Ideal for wildlife photography, whilst still being suitable for slipping into a pocket, such as lunchtime today, when I was able to enjoy watching a pair of wild grey rabbits munching in a field near the office. ^_^

.. and it appears the aforementioned rental application was approved. =:D
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congrats on the approval of the rental application! How soon until things keep moving forward for that?

And that is quite the impressive photo-morph... if only I could start running into people like that in my day-to-day life ;P
Currently, I'm set to meet the agent again a week on Saturday, hand over a suitcase of unmarked bills, and receive the keys in return. ^_^ Oh, gods, it's going to be so good to have a place of my own again, for all the reasons you know so well. (Except you have someone special to share it with.. *phblltbt* =:)

Whilst I'd prefer perky ears, I can't say I'd mind in the least if I were to wake up like that someday.. though without a camera, how would I actually prove it? Just one more reason to get that Lumix (most likely, but I'll keep on researching the matter - but it does look like it'd be difficult to beat) Definitely a nice piece of work! I'll have to check their gallery offerings. (Yow, but time's been short lately.. still, not so bad a problem to have)
I do know exactly what you mean! Going back home just for the summer started to slowly drive me crazy...

Heh, yes and it's turned me into the little housewife... lucky for someone special I enjoy cooking!

So, nice place? You must tell me about it when you get the time... how's the kitchen? I think when Chris and I move, the state of the kitchen could well be the deciding factor for me where we end up!