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Now.. probably, most people who see this Flash clip won't find it especially amusing, but.. there will be some, especially the more nerd-positive of my friends. ^_^ (It's entirely worksafe, and only about thirty seconds long)

Quite a welcome development.. should be interesting to see if Antarctic Press do more of this: Gold Digger: Peebo Tales #1 for the iPhone, 99¢. Panel sizes have been chosen well to fit the size of the device, so you're not having to squint at four-pixel high lettering, and I certainly can't grumble about the price, other than perhaps being too low - each sale only brings the publisher (let alone the creators) 70¢, after Apple's cut. Ideally, of course, it'd come with a good resolution plain PDF for desktop enjoyment as well, but for the price, easily worth it.

Another app that seems quite worthwhile: Vision, an unusual combination of eye tests (astigmatism, retinal function, visual field, Ishihara color vision) and curiosities (stereograms, illusions, and stereo pairs). Free. (And whoosh it goes, up to $1.99, after a matter of hours. =:P)

I don't generally keep up with Keith Olbermann, but this clip was quite a bit of fun - his guest was John Cleese, on rather good form, conveying well the amusement and amazement of those looking on at the US electoral process.

Okay, Tom Baker's appearance as guest host on HIGNFY was a positively classic turn; I'm going to have to upload that for the sake of broader enjoyment. ^_^ (If only BBC Worldwide could get one of the US networks interested.. wouldn't be easy, but it'd surely be a refreshing change from the usual news coverage =:)



So - what does your fridge hold? =:D And is there anything one can really do with that weird garlicky goop Papa John's deliver with their pizzas? (Strangely, they don't actually offer garlic as a topping. Why?)

I do like the new FA banner.. there's such a lovely peaceful feel to it.

Wine for the day: Three Halves, made of a triple grape combination - often something to be wary of, lest the winemaker be attempting to foist of mediocre wines. Here, it's grenache, shiraz (yay!), and mourvédre, a combination I first encountered in Rosemount's GSM. This time around, it's a little more subtle, but still fabulously well-rounded, with a broad opening, a moderately rapid attenuation, and a long, long tail.

Over on FA (not on LJ, AFAIK), Hare comes up with some lapine imagery that just resonates with me. See what you think.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ooh, not sure I heard that variant! I think I was still on 33.6, or even 28.8, when all the 56k battling was going on - my modem at the time was a Global Village PowerPort Platinum Plus, which the company bought along with the PB5300c, back at Trilobyte. (I forget the exact price, but it was fairly alarming even then - nice unit, though. PCMCIA that handled modem and 10Base-T duty in one card, albeit with the aid of a very easily lost dongle) They came out with a firmware upgrade to.. 33.6, I think, but it couldn't make 56k.

*grin* Ah, maybe I'll give it another go. I don't wind up with crusts, though - I just munch it all, balancing the edge with the innards as I go. (With ones I make myself, I do try to keep the edges fairly well covered, though with good bases, the dough itself can be quite nomworthy - as indeed is PJ's, I'd say) Wonder if they'd do well in frying mushrooms..

Mmm, agreed. ^_^ Reminds me, I need to seek out the Wacom's pen.. the family claim they packed everything up between the two trips here, but it hasn't yet revealed itself. But there are some boxes and bags I've yet to rummage through, given I don't have my nifty Fornarina boots out yet, nor my Spice Girl style white platforms. ^_^

I remember when I had dialup, I could tell if I was getting a "good" (tolerable) or "bad" (extra-slow) connection just by listening to the modem. Which blasted away at full volume even when set to mute. And would reboot the computer whenever the phone rang if I didn't unplug the phone line from it when I wasn't online.

Speaking of tablets, that reminds me that I never did put together the power/serial cable for my tablet after I got the schematics. (Didn't come with the tablet when I got it used. Weird cable: The tablet has an RJ-45 socket. The cord from that goes to a DB-25 connector. From there, it goes back out to a socket for the power brick. (Which also didn't come with the tablet, but it's a simple 12VDC brick). (The 12V doesn't actually connect to the serial port, it just uses the serial connector as a convenient place to Y the cable.) You'd think they could just put an extra socket on the tablet instead of using such a weird cable.