January 13th, 2006

Porsupah smile by Djinni

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Yay! Now there are versions of Lugaru available for OS X, Linux, and that other one. ^_^ (A registration code is a very reasonable $20) [Edit: oooh, I've spotted a shirt I must get]

I had to pass this along, after sockscatt pointed it out: Gackt and an on-stage neko sea. ^_^

So, the Intuos3.. well, actually, it's pretty good. I'd prefer a Bluetooth interface, but that seems a bit scarce on their lineup at the moment. No power supply or batteries required, so it's world-friendly. The driver CD failed to mount, which was fixed by just downloading from the site (and a more recent version to boot). There's a fair amount of dead space around the tablet, but that'll probably be fine once I have the space to stretch out the setup. (Yes, stretch out a laptop and tablet. Space is tight :-P)

Positional accuracy is excellent. I've not yet tried out the angle sensitivity. Pressure sensing seems easy to use. I've not tried the other two nibs that come with it. Aesthetically, it fits in with Hyzenthlay quite well, though the USB cable stands out a little.

Corel Essentials 2 works fine, even if it did give me an System 7 flashback by insisting all other apps quit during installation. ^_^;; (And Corel aren't doing so well?) Very basic, but it'll suffice for now.

The tablet itself is light, and easily repositioned at awkward angles. The included (batteryless, cordless) mouse works perfectly out of the box, and tracks well; the top buttons have a bit much of a clicky sound to them, but I'm a PowerBook addict, so I'm used to much quieter actuation.

That doodle in my last entry.. maybe there's a bit of Liquid Sky in it.

Of the current plethora of CG animated features (and was it so long ago that Toy Story was such a milestone.. :), the only one that really strikes me as having potential is Hoodwinked. But, I could be mistaken; I was once, in my naïveté, looking forward to Mission to Mars. Proof indeed that any event, howsoever majestic and inspiring, can be turned into a feature as riveting as IRS tax codes. And lo, the Metacritic reviews are in, and fairly cautious.

Page 51 of Closet Coon is now up, courtesy of Poop. Yay! Mmm, sushi..

I wonder if the station managers thought long and hard about their new callsign?

And picture for the day simply has to be kenket's wonderful impression of Brer Rabbit. ^_^

<td>Brer Rabbit, by Kenket</td>