Huepow00's Furry Adrenaline Mix4 demands your attention. Is good. High-energy with imagination. (And for supplemental goodness, djbalor's If Tomorrow Comes 08 is a good piece of trance)
|EclipseWolf isn't an artist I've encountered before, but this Bunny Moon definitely caught my eye. ^_^|
circuit_four spotted this quite wonderful idea: Will Draw Anything for $2. Just enter a few words describing the cartoon, and watch what comes out. The gallery is well worth going through, and is mostly worksafe, not including the surreal and hilarious Norman Rockwell one. ^_^
Quite a fun little Greek ad.
Beware! Typographunnies - very, very bad typography jokes. "What kind of fonts do Campbell's Soup lovers prefer? Anything Condensed."
Don't suppose anyone's particularly knowledgable about insects? I spotted this dragonfly, but the appearance seems quite odd. Is it a dragonfly, or something else entirely?
|Anyway, yep, first impressions are positive. Now to see if the current version of the SDK will still unpack manually onto a PPC system, or if they've reduced the build to Intel-only. I want to get to play with this puppy. ^_^ (And for the geekily inclined, iFixit's iPhone 3G teardown goes into detail with all the chips involved, with plenty of high res photos. The Broadcom touch controller is indeed the same as now used in the MacBook Air and current MacBook Pro, hence their multitouch capabilities)|
It's not a show I've seen much of, but some folks might like to know The Real Ghostbusters is coming to DVD: "All 147 episodes digitally restored and uncut. Plus all Slimer! episodes, over 12 hours of bonus features and an exclusive collector's box. First time on DVD and not available in stores!" Not free with the cornflakes, at $180, but not a bad price for the sheer volume of work included.
Pile of Furries. =:) (Caution: it does have significant earworm potential)
Zakumi: South Africa's leopard mascot for the 2010 World Cup. Finally, maybe cute mascots are back!
Zen Bound looks like quite a novel iPhone game.. given various wooden carvings, which you can rotate in 3D, you have to wrap a certain percentage of it up, using a given length of rope. It comes via the Windows title, Zen Bondage, from a former lead engineer on Crysis.
Oh, that's a pity.. Dreamhaven Books, an excellent comic store - on a par with the likes of Comic Relief in Berkeley - is moving to smaller premises, from their long-established Dinkytown location, near the main University of Minnesota campus. It'll become a one-man operation, which does sound a little discouraging, but the website, understandably enough, isn't going into much more detail.
w00t! The coworker very kindly picked up the old, and quite battered, Fatar Studiologic 1100 for me on Sunday. And it works! It will need stripping down, though, as the response of some of the keys is rather uneven (not to mention one actually missing, at the high end), but.. gods, the feel of the keys is gorgeous - a world away from the M-Audio Keystation 49e's plain synth action. Only MIDI out, given it predates USB's existence, but a little MIDI-USB bridge solved that without any trouble - Garageband was perfectly happy. So, whilst there'll be a fair bit of attention needed to put it back into full health, I'm really not complaining, for £11.50. =:D
Yays! There's a version of Planarity for the iPhone - now, there's a game that was meant for a touch interface. Just search for Untangle - there's a free single-level version, or the full thing's 99¢/59p. (It took me about a dozen rounds of the free one to plop down that incredible wodge of cash)
Ooh, new coinage! Rather nice. Quite a departure from the existing designs: "the Shield of the Royal Arms has been given a contemporary treatment and its whole has been cleverly split among all six denominations from the 1p to the 50p, with the £1 coin displaying the heraldic element in its entirety. This is the first time that a single design has been used across a range of United Kingdom coins."
µTorrent for OS X leaked. And it looks surprisingly good! A genuine Cocoa app, rather than some half-assed port using a cross-platform widget kit (hello there, Azureus, Google Earth..). It's only an internal alpha, so not really suitable for actual use, but a good omen nonetheless, retaining as it does its Windows counterpart's lightweight nature. But when will it properly see the light of day, given how long it's taken thus far?
Radiohead's "Nude", courtesy of a Spectrum, several dead hard drives, a scanner, and a printer. Not only supremely nifty, but surprisingly good musically. ^_^
Well, that's good, even if the matter remains somewhat odd - the current iPhone SDK, as of Sep 2008, is still fully PPC-compatible, despite the installer script's insistence that the iPhone SDK, distinct from the rest of the devtools packages, can only be installed on an Intel Mac. It's not difficult to prove otherwise: just requires using Disk Utility to make a read-write copy of the disk image, deleting the PDF in the root (to make a little space in the image), then editing iPhone SDK.mpkg/Contents/iPhoneSDK.dist. Around line 67, there are three tweaks to be made: in agreedToSLA() and SDKPresent(), the "false" returns should be made "true", and in isIntel() below, changing '1234' to '4321'. Then the installer will obligingly permit the full installation to proceed.
Via stego_s_aurus, appropriately enough, came word of 45,000,000 year old yeast reborn and brewing pale ale and wheat beer for the Fossil Fuels Brewing Company. ^_^ "The beer has received good reviews at the Russian River Beer Festival and from other reviewers. The Oakland Tribune beer critic, William Brand, says the beer has 'a wierd spiciness at the finish', and the Washington Post said the beer was 'smooth and spicy'."
Wednesday was quite a good day for the buns. ^_^ No-one in the nearer field, but the adjacent strip was apparently convention central. This shot of three heading towards the right (with one happy where he was) caught my eye..