October 14th, 2006

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Rather cool demo of LiveMove, the app Wii developers use for recording Wiimote gestures they want to recognise.

rabitguy spotted a most helpful band of fellows: "By leveraging existing electronic voting technology, Election Consultants enhances the voting experience, which ultimately ensures a desirable election outcome."

In the Oslo Natural History Museum, 'Geir Soeli, the organiser of "Against Nature" (the world's first museum exhibition about homosexuality among animals, according to Reuters), said: "We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear - homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature."'

'The presence of UK armed forces in Iraq "exacerbates the security problems" and they should "get out some time soon", the head of the British Army has said.'

I must find out more about a Milwaukee band, The Frogs. "Centering around brothers Jimmy Flemion and Dennis Flemion, guitarist and drummer respectively, the Frogs added bassist Jay Tiller in 1983. That same year, Jimmy began wearing what was to become his trademark stage gimmick, a pair of six-foot bat wings." "In 2004, R.T. Rybak, then (and currently) mayor of Minneapolis, crowd-surfed at a Frogs concert at First Avenue, an extremely popular nightclub in the Twin Cities, fulfilling a promise made earlier in the summer when the club temporarily closed due to financial difficulties."

A good weblog to try: Miss Snark, the literary agent. Also where I came across an excellent Hunter S Thompson quote: "The [publishing] business is a cruel and shallow money trench. A long plastic hallway where pimps and thieves run free and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side."

If you're looking for more ~shiny~ attire, skintightrubber.com looks like being worth perusing. They've got a good range of colors, styles, gauges, and options available, at quite reasonable prices.

Quite a handy little app: flvThing. It has but one purpose in life, one way in which to ingratiate itself with its user - it plays FLV files, leveraging the installed Flash plugin. So, it can't transform them into more portable formats, but it will handle any such files - including ones on MySpace, which appear to use the newest version of the format, which few such utilities can process.

America's Most Fonted: the seven worst fonts, and the people who use them. Special mention to the client mentioned in the comments: 'I think he was also the guy who used "font" as a verb -- as in, "Can you font those letters up?"'

Flatland: the Movie.