Yell Publications ran a light-hearted contest to find "Best Business Name 2004" - amongst the contenders, a Birmingham greengrocer, Melon Cauli; a musical instruments shop in Aire, Aire Guitars; and a Croydon record store, Vinyl Resting Place.

As rubberskunk noticed, Mamabliss' Dustbunnies is available for free, temporarily. It's in her usual very sketchy style, and as ever, absolutely not even remotely worksafe.

This trailer (11.5MB QT) for Crispin Glover's forthcoming What Is It is.. quite odd.

thewerewolf recently penned an excellent rebuttal to an opinion column in the LA Times.

The .net TLD is coming up for renewal, and Verisign has quite a formidable array of contenders. The Register feels DeNIC, a non-profit which runs all .de domains, might be best positioned to assume control. Providing it's not Verisign, I'll be happy with any of the choices, though DeNIC does seem to have a particularly good background, in contrast to Verisign, which was founded by former Sirius Cybernetics Corporation executives.

An excellent candidate for a desktop background pic: Tina Leyk's Blackfox Trilliums. And foxxfire particularly might like this gryphons pic by NeonDragon. (Plenty more work by the same artist here, of similar quality)

If you're within the British Isles, the BBC would like you to participate in an exercise in mapping the regional use of words.

Apparently, Robert Greenwald's Uncovered: the War on Iraq is available for free in Comcast's digital In Demand service.

Explanatory graphics are, of course, there to explain complex matters in more simplistic ways. However, some might consider NASA's Galileo/Huygens infographic to be somewhat extracting the michael.

Hm. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe also handles Australia and New Zealand. Their EU entry surely can't be far behind. ^_^

Some new rumorjiggery on Nintendo's forthcoming Revolution console, including "four controller ports, a hard drive, and support for high-resolution displays and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound", and "building gyroscopes into the controllers, presumably to add some sort of motion-control aspect to games".



Which OS-tan are you?




You are Mac OS X. You are beautiful, stable, and a catgirl. It’s no wonder people love you. It's sometimes a little annoying that so many people stick with the obviously inferior Windows, but since you know you're better, you don't let it bother you much.




(It's all in good fun. ^_^ It's sometimes a little easy to see which result a given answer's pointing towards, but hey. Does anybody recognise the illustration, by any chance? I'd like to establish the origin)

Did you know Oscar the Grouch's fur was originally a bath mat?