Michel Gagné's 3m36 short, Prelude to Eden, is now online. Easily the most professional more-or-less individually produced short I've seen, animated at a full 24 fps - but you can read all about it there. The large version can be found here (28MB).

(And this entry's music can be found here (1.5MB) for a little while. It's the full length version of the track used for Haibane Renmei's opening theme; the TV edit fades at the release to the piano around 1m20)

Fifty states, fifty slogans.

Ooooh.. bunny teapot! Sadly, it's one of a limited number of hand-made pots, so it's not available to buy.. would be rather cool to see something like that in a con art show or dealer's table, though.

w00t! I can see again. ^_^ Went into the optician in the local supermarket, as they're running a promo trial on contacts. And as a result of taxation, the test was covered too, as was a pair of glasses. Wow. Life in high-def! The resolution's remarkable.

Via masem, the quite excellent news of Steve Purcell teaming up with Telltale Games, for new Sam & Max games. ^_^ (LucasArts' rights to the duo expired recently, though the aborted Freelance Police title remains in cryogenic storage, along with George Lucas' sense of artistic integrity)

Now, I'm not really one given to enthuse over cars.. but kurtmrufa noticed this Mercedes. It's rather special. Getting two, or just one, roohbear? ^_^

The story of two cartoonists getting engaged.

I thoroughly enjoyed neonbunny's quick summary of Burning Man this year. I've not been, as yet, but if the rest of the month goes nicely, perhaps that'll change next year. Bunny Jam for sure, though. ^_^ (And quite possibly How Berkeley Can You Be, too, if I can somehow whip up a bunny tail and ears in time)

Via n: U2's Sunday, Bloody Sunday, performed by George Bush. ^_^

Here's a neat little article on beating fairground games.

A novel fundraising strategy for Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania: you pledge an amount per protestor outside their HQ, between Oct 1 - Nov 30.

Macworld reports on the.. slight similarity between Quark's new logo, and that belonging to the Scottish Arts Council.

Superman landing. ^_^

Some amusing "rejected" print ads for Sun's new x64 server range..

Mm. iTunes 5's UI changes look quite nice to me - enlarging the "display" in miniaturised form is a welcome tweak. Hardly a major version's worth of changes, but that's almost archaic at this point. (One project I worked on launched at version 2.. marketing, yay! :)

Need a recommendation for a lobotomy?