January 22nd, 2006

Soccer bunny

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Via CuteOverload, a (particularly cute) bunny, as pointed out by worthyadvisor.

I've come to the inescapable conclusion that all gallery software sucks. Coppermine et al are fine if someone's only likely to want to see one or two images out of many, but what if you want to view the whole lot? None of them offer the blazingly simple option of "download all" - or even provide a link to the directory with the original files, for a simple ftp mget.

Quote for the day: "Unconventional styles do affect the reading of the work. That's what they're for, and that's why they have to be used deliberately. You can't just call your grammatical incompetence a 'style'. It's not helping the reader understand the story or get into a mood. It's just there, confusing people, like those teeny little arms on a Tyrannosaurus rex."

Ever felt curious about the International Phonetic Alphabet? This site has an excellent set of Flash resources, so you can hear what each symbol actually sounds like. The diphthongs & triphthongs section is particularly neat, with comparisons between UK and US pronunciations, each sound drawn out so you can clearly hear the difference illustrated.

I've finally been getting around to Life on Mars, a new eight part series on BBC1. I'll witter on about it at greater length another time, but so far, I'm enjoying it considerably. I believe I'll be fetching the other episodes as they appear. (Curiously, I don't think I've seen </a></b></a>shep_shepherd comment on the show)

Oh, that's cute.. ImageShack must look at the User-Agent. I only noticed just now that it advises "Press Apple+D to bookmark ImageShack". Wonder what instructions it gives if you're on a PSP.. for that matter, I should check how that identifies itself.

So.. got a DS. Not the pink one, sadly.. I'll have to leave that for another time, when I can actually find them in stock somewhere. I've had to settle for the rather more neutral silver. Anyway, I've got Mario Kart DS and Sonic Rush at the moment, with (of course) Animal Crossing on the way. (Hm. Should check up on what the battery life's meant to be like.. between it, Hyzenthlay, and the PSP, I should be good for even a Pacific crossing - one of the few times where it really doesn't matter whether you've got a window seat or not :) Didn't come with a stylus, which is a bit of a nuisance - for now, I'm using the tablet's, which does work very nicely. Sort of a deluxe model, though. ^_^ (Ah, no, there it is)

I think I'll be getting back into the RSS swing again. Unfortunately, progress on Feed seems fairly slow, so I'm trying out Vienna now - free, open source, and with a pleasantly uncluttered UI. So far, it's looking very good.