February 22nd, 2006

Curr and Skeef

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The Were-Rabbit is a winner! (Well, we knew that anyway) - it was the recipient of "Outstanding British Film of the Year" at the 2006 BAFTA awards. Jolly good show, what?

Does anyone have recommendations for laptop insurance? (As a standalone policy, not a rider) It needs to be worldwide, but other than that, I'm open to any suggestions. I'd really prefer nothing happened to Hyzenthlay, but I'd want to be back up and running within a day or two if it did. (In particular, I'm thinking of someone deciding they want it much more than I do, the bag falling off my shoulder, or it taking a spill from a nearby Coke)

Did you know that being an active member of the Church of the Sub-Genius could lose you custody of your son? More here.

It looks like the long-rumored Battle Angel Alita live action movie, directed by James Cameron, might actually see the light of day - but not until September 2009. Meanwhile, it does indeed appear the Evangelion live action movie is proceeding, with a budget in the region of $100-120m, and a 2007 release. Now Gainax can annoy a whole new audience with a non-Hollywood ending. Hee!

Hm! Looking at BoingBoing's current stats, we see Windows claiming 71.1% of all hits, Mac OS (not separated by OS X or "classic") at 19%, "Unknown" at 5.5%, Linux with 4%, followed by the "pure" *BSDs. As for browser: Firefox 44.4%, IE 30.3%, Safari 12.1%, and so on. I wonder if they could break those stats down by time of visit? One might suspect a difference between office hours and other times.

Egad! The Sam & Max shirts finally arrived. (Made in Nicaragua, of all places!)

I wonder if bosn or patch_bunny have ever had to contend with a situation like this backhoe driver and a bridge..

I'd like to find out more about these solar panels. The article claims - perhaps mistakenly, given it's in a general newspaper rather than a scientific journal - the secret sauce is a photoreactive alloy, which could indeed suggest simple, and thus cheap, manufacturing. (Though even current panels work reasonably well - that so much energy is squandered is most regrettable)

Mmm, that was good.. some ham tortellini, boiled for a couple minutes with a layer of mangetout on top (to steam them at the same time), then drained. Then I added some bought spinach & ricotta sauce, a couple sliced-up chipolatas, a pich of garlic powder, and a small dash of sriracha. Numptiousness!

That was a slightly close call.. before setting off on the grand supermarket quest, I thought I'd swap Taiko no Tatsujin Portable into the PSP, where Mercury's been resident for the past week or two. And then wondered where the hell the UMD eject switch was, eventually realising (I smart, I is!) it wasn't there any more. The tiny plastic slider had somehow fallen off (!) while in my pocket. Seems fine now, but maybe I'll keep a bit of tape on it.

I'm trying to believe the original letter was written satirically, but that hardly seems likely. Have a peek at the letter written by a Denver neighborhood resident, and an agony aunt's response to her.

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