March 1st, 2006

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Heh! The promo for Makai Senki Disgaea looks enjoyably silly - toony demons and angels, from a PS2 RPG.

A classic of graphic design concepts: Microsoft redesigns the iPod packaging.

I am indeed indebted to foofers for pointing out this company's wares to me. So ~shiny~.. ♥ Perhaps djmermaid can think of some possibilities?

Enjoyable Silicon Valley-centric weblog: Valleywag.

So, I'm finally getting stuck into converting all the CD-Rs to DVD-R, using Hyzenthlay's internal drive and the external burner to read two discs simultaneously. I should eventually have the media list updated and current in a week or so.

Here's a slight hint as to the nature of that iPod photo Engadget posted, as in an entry or two ago. Hee!

Why are VTOL craft never used at sea? (Or maybe they are? I don't think I've ever seen such footage, though - always "traditional" jets, and the traditionally casual "landings" they're therefore compelled to make every time)

Quite a handy browser for web developers: Sunrise. It's a lightweight browser with a few wrinkles, like instant sizing to various common display dimensions, and multiple layers of transparency, so as to verify the page's performance in different conditions.

ffmpegX is a really useful front end to ffmpeg, mencoder, x264, and a variety of other video processing apps - but it does fall short in various important regards, given it essentially winds up just passing a bunch of parameters to these executables, unaware of whether they can actually be processed, and unable to tell whether or not they've succeeded. It also winds up giving the occasional amusing bug, such as a current compression run in progress, apparently 845% complete. ^_^ (Vastly less irksome than spending eighteen hours on one file, only to have the muxing stage fail because it tried to apply AAC to a subtitle stream, rather than the subsequent audio stream..)

Find for the day: Tregroes' Belgian chocolate covered waffles (in the ice cream cone sense) with a caramel filling. Utterly munchable. ^_^

A clue as to the possibility of movies on the iTMS, or just signs of growth? Apple just picked up a 107,000 sq.ft. data center in Newark (town motto: "we're not Fremont, really we're not"). Maybe some OS X Server jobs coming thereabouts in a few weeks..

shun_ri might like this icon I spotted. ^_^

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