February 24th, 2005

Porsupah smile by Djinni

"You're a miserable coward, Admiral Bloodnok!" "Nonsense. I'm a perfectly happy one!"

Quote for the day, from the inimitable John Dvorak: "The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse'. There is no evidence that people want to use these things."

Today's video presentation: one from Pleix, a collaboration of artists, for a track by Plaid - Itsu (11.7MB MPEG-4). It's on the disturbing end, so, maybe not one for watching just before going to sleep. It begins, quite calmly, with a presentation in one of the boardrooms of Pork Corp, and then..

If you've read and enjoyed the adventures of Tintin, you might well like Fifine, a series very plainly inspired by Hergé's works - and it's furry!

momentrabbit pointed out quite an interesting repository: GWU's National Security Archive, obtained by means of FOIA requests.

Nanaca Crash is one of the odder Flash games I've come across.

Last Wednesday, I indulged in the sacred rite of laptop owners: the Soaking of the Keyboard. Thankfully, no magic smoke was emitted, so we can deduce that PowerBooks are not Greek or Russian Orthodox. So Bunny's currently spending a few days resting on its side, to be followed by a disassembly to ensure a lack of any minute poolings or residue. (Meanwhile, Dormouse is picking up the slack of regular duty. The 12.1" screen's easy enough to get used to, but the 800x600 resolution does feel a bit cramped)

Well, we've all had this problem.

Some welcome sanity on the Cell's architecture, in a highly digestible form. If you've been hearing breathless predictions of Cells imminently displacing x86, or of "cells" somehow roaming one's home network to transparently add to your system's power, this is the article you'll want to read. And by way of a chaser, this one from eWeek expands on some of the specific differences between the core PowerPC element of the Cell, and the existing G5.

vincent_x pointed out this pic on the theme of foxhunting. ^_^

Organic food can help you sleep, keep you slim and boost your immune system - if you're a rat.

So.. it really is a perfectly cromulent word.

Via rabitguy: Disney fonts! All free, and several of them, including - of course - the classic "Walt Disney" signature style font. OS X is fine with TrueType fonts, so there's no need to pay any attention to the "Mac versions" offered - just drop the .ttf file into /Library/Fonts or ~/Library/Fonts (depending on whether you want it available system-wide, or only to a given user).

Artificial retina progress.. what happens when artificial eyes can produce superior results to the natural ones? It's surely just a matter of time before they become the subject of elective surgery.

arokh notes, on Everquest, "As of this week the marketing wizards at Sony online Entertainment struck a deal with Papa John's pizza. Aparently if you type /pizza while in game you can actually order a pizza and have it delivered to your house without ever having to leave the game!"

austin_dern, on Singapore's official "Total Defence Neopets": "Rorie, a Yurble, a sort of squirrel with Princess Leia-hair-buns, the Psychological Defence Neopet, and don't think I didn't have fun writing this line."

Finally, I've shifted the two front page images over to the ISP's server, given they don't change all that often (though I'll probably be reworking the front page soon, when I edit the Widge & Red park video, giving the site a reason for some top-level navigation), so now, even if I'm gobbling up much of the outbound bandwidth myself, the banner image will only depend on me being able to send out a couple hundred bytes of a 301 redirection.
Okay, you can wake up now. ^_^
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