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w00t! World of Goo is out for OS X. ^_^ You can find demo versions for OS X and Windows here, with the full license setting you back a mighty $20.

Via drhoz:


This should be fun! I've been wanting to get properly into LSL for a while, and now, courtesy of the publisher and one of the authors, I have in my paws a review copy of Scripting Your World. At first glance, it seems to cover a usefully broad range of topics, with plenty of code, ranging from snippets to full applications. I'll likely ramble on about the book and LSL more in the coming weeks, as I work through it.

Huh! Not that I use it myself, but I was a little surprised to see StumbleUpon's owned by eBay now. =:P

Should be interesting - RyanAir's apparently planning £8 transatlantic flights. "The flights - which could begin by the end of next year - would be available for those booking early. Passengers would pay airport taxes on top of the fares. The transatlantic flights are likely to go from Stansted and Dublin airports to New York, Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston." I do like the spirit of powering on ahead through a downturn/recession/depression - not a strategy without risks, but it can leave you in a far better position than your competitors, when things brighten up again, not to mention keeping that many more people gainfully employed at a particularly pressing juncture.

Hm! Hadn't heard of it before, and Google wasn't able to shed much light on it, but Katran appears to be a furry comic, first issue released by a German company, Glanzkinder, 99¢ in the App Store. Picked it up, and it does seem to have promise - but the viewer app, which doesn't identify itself, seems wretchedly flaky, managing to crash four times before I'd even gone halfway through. (By comparison, the one used by the outfit handling Antarctic and Image's releases is perfectly well-behaved, also offering a choice of page transitions, the default being a simple slide between pages, under touch control)
 
 
 
 
 
 
RyanAir has a LOT of extra fees. Want priority boarding? Sure, for a fee. Check in at the counter at the airport, as opposed to online? Sure, for a fee. Want to bring checked luggage? Sure, for a fee, and make sure neither that nor your carry-on luggage is over the restrictions, or you'll have to pay a hefty fee. And did we mention our restrictions are significantly tighter than those of other airlines, or the airports themselves?

Oh, and did we mention that if you bring checked luggage, you cannot check in online? Of course, the check-in-at-the-counter fee will not be waived just because we say you MUST check in that way. And regarding payment - how would you like to pay? Anything other than Visa Electron requires, you guessed it, a fee. (And while Visa Electron, from what I hear, is not uncommon on the British Isles, it's virtually unknown in continental Europe.)

And so on... IIRC, the actual fares for my flights to and from the UK were less than 10 GBP, all in all, but what I ended up paying was on the order of 80 EUR, and that is WITHOUT most of the fees - the only one I had to pay, other than airport fees etc., was the "no-Visa-Electron" one. Still not bad, but RyanAir, in the end, is not as cheap as you might imagine, even though it's still cheaper than its competitors.

As for other fuels... maybe I'm just cynical, but I think that if the airlines could really save money that way, they'd just pocket the difference instead of lowering prices. ;)