April 14th, 2006

Twink "Supercute" cover

At the RoboGarage

As noticed by rabitguy, UCSB's Cylinder Radio page, with selections including cakewalks & rags, classic Vaudeville, early black artists & composers, and German comedy skits from 1904-1909. "Alternate takes were commonly issued in the early years of the phonograph industry for a variety of reasons. Cylinders weren't moulded until the turn of the 20th century, so mass production was impossible, and moulds and stampers had a limited lifespan. Artists went back into the studio to record popular songs if the masters wore out. UCSB retains any alternate takes of a given title. An interesting example is 'Any rags', by Arthur Collins, for which UCSB has three different takes." An example track - purely random - is Rabbit Hash, by Billy Golden, from Edison Records in 1903.

<td></td><td>I do like the look of this Japanese robot (578k, courtesy of roohbear and his amazing WMV-fu); some background can be found over here. Although I'm not quite sure the designer's aim for one that "can also walk just like a real woman would" has been entirely realised. iStat Pro is a neat widget, offering network throughput, complete temperature listings and fan speeds, and more. funos spotted rather a beautiful piece of murine artwork, by Jakana. (All safe) And you may (or may not) have noticed that FurAffinity is finally on new server hardware, resulting in some blissfully lagless responsivity. Much better!</td>

So, I finally managed to pay off my mortgage to Tom Nook, leaving me with the largest home available. No debt! What a curious notion. Now what? I suppose I'll just shower the locals with random gifts. ^_^ After all, a complete harvest day can bring in around 150,000 Bells - and that goes a long way in Bunnyton.

Juice of the Day is..

Environmentally aware folks might want to keep an eye out for the IPTV channel on its way, green.tv. (Nothing there yet but a placeholder, though)

Seems Grover had a bit of an accident, but it seems they were able to save him. Thinking of which, if your life could be saved by a brain transplant into any cinematic or television robot, who would you choose? The classical stylings of Robbie, the menace of Maximilian, or perhaps one of the Bjork All is Full of Love androids?

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One student's response to exam time, courtesy of a lot of window blinds..

And, well.. I suppose I had to take this quiz. ^_^

You Are a Creative Cook

Your cooking is unusual, inspired, and definitely one of a kind. People love your unique style, but you've had your share of kitchen flops.
You have the makings of a cult chef. You may not cook at the Four Seasons, but you could have your own little funky cafe in San Francisco!