April 8th, 2006

Porsupah smile by Djinni

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[Today's track, a rather skillful cover in Portuguese, can be found here, 3.3MB. Beautiful sounding language..]

rabitguy found this *squee!* clip of a pair of red pandas in someone's room, from Japanese TV. ^_^ (You'll need Flash Player 8) And if you can play or convert FLV files, here's the link, courtesy of KeepVid.

QotD: 'When I showed this to a co-worker, she told me about Pensacola Christian College, which makes Bob Jones look like a party school in comparison. She mentioned in particular the rule that students of the opposite sex cannot look at each other too intently, lest they commit "optical intercourse", colloquially known as "making eye babies."'

Speaking of virtualisation for OSs, I noticed another solution, new to me - Parallels Workstation, currently available as a free beta, with the final version at a palatable $50.

Rather a cool bit of CG animation design: Studio aka's TV spot for the UK National Lottery. (Worth nosing around their other work too)

Bill Of Rights Pared Down To A Manageable Six: '"We're not taking away personal rights; we're increasing personal security," Ashcroft said.'

I wonder if I am a Dalek will feature a TF theme..

Some thoughts from Momus on the nature of music copying. "No doubt some people will feel the same way about my new record, Ocky Milk, and that's fine too. These "unconvinced" listeners will at least listen, even if they don't buy. That may not matter to the RIAA, but it matters to me as an artist. And even if these people don't buy this record, they may buy another one, or they may come to a live show, or they may pay for a track off iTunes or E Music.

Or, you know, one of these downloaders may have sex with me, or give me a column in a magazine, or ask me to come and give a talk at an art school, or collaborate on a project, and that will lead to, you know, marriage, or a surprise twist in the career path, or something equally amazing. "Peer-to-peer" can mean much more than just sharing music. To the RIAA, a "peer" is simply a freeloading customer, a source of monetary loss. But to me a peer is a person, the source of all sorts of possible gains, quantifiable or not. To the RIAA, with a business agenda but no human agenda, that peer engaging in P2P can only mean the loss of dollars. To me it can mean the possibility of barter (the theme of artist Carolina Caycedo's work), but also friendship, communication, and a million other human possibilities."

(I've copied some of his work - indeed, how I first came to know of his work - bought some, and been to see a very San Francisco performance at the Bottom of the Hill, complete with iBook. Which did - this being in the OS 9 days - go boom midway, its happy reboot chime garnering universal applause =:)

David Bowie-related quote for the day.

Snakes on a Plane II

Yay! I'm now waiting for the final house extension to be built. ^_^ (At an even more eye-watering cost, of course. Does Tom Nook have a cocaine habit we don't know about?) And another bunny just moved into town - Bunnyton's living up to its name. ^_^