September 13th, 2004

Porsupah smile by Djinni

The froghurt.. is also cursed.

DVD Times offers up a good, spoiler-free review of Miyazaki's forthcoming release, Howl's Moving Castle, which recently saw its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. (They also make note of the Complete Futurama box set - 15 discs, coming to the UK on October 25, for £80. Or £56 at Amazon)

Quite an interesting glimpse at visiting North Korea: "Pyongyang is the obvious first stop on any tour of North Korea. Its many statues and monuments - most of them dedicated to the now-deceased 'Eternal President' Kim Il-sung - are a must-see.
In fact they literally must be seen, as the compulsory guides who accompany all foreign tourists are certain to include them in the itinerary." Sounds like the perfect destination for Germans suffering from ostalgia..

Using SleepLess 1.5.1, Dormouse is now set to never sleep, even if the display's folded down. So, whilst it'll be using some battery, I can carry it around normally - at least, up to around three hours or so, probably more if I turn the backlight off. (Not really ideal, obviously, as the original iBooks weren't designed to run while closed - but then, neither were the Wallstreet family, and gods know, OS 9 caused Bunny a few crash-on-sleep hours of backlight toastiness in its time) So now it's "just" a matter of laying my paws on an AirPort or other compatible WiFi card for Ocelot, and Dormouse can then, finally, be the family net.system it was intended to be.

When the inimitable akira114 comes to visit on Monday, it looks likely The Motorcycle Diaries will be on the cards. It does seem like a film potentially rousing to one's conscience and soul, ne? Amongst others we'll probably be enjoying are Angelus, portending cinematic poetry, and the promisingly cheesy Peter Rottentail. ^_^

An all too brief look at "fab labs" - sufficient equipment to be able to fashion almost any three-dimensional object. The emphasis, however, isn't on the tech itself, but where it's being deployed, such as Ghana, and above the Arctic circle, and the reason such machinery - ultimately, they hope, able to replicate all their own parts - holds such promise.

Cool! Horizon, a BBC emulator for OS X, is now freeware; previously, it had disabled sound until the fee was paid. And yes, it runs Sentinel nicely, and claims to run Elite perfectly..

And some may consider Beijing retrograde in democratic trends?
"All 60 seats in Legislative Council up for grabs.
Only half are decided by direct elections.
Other half reserved for business and professional groups."
How many Western countries institutionalise lobbying? ^_^

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