October 21st, 2006

Porsupah in the wide blue open

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mycroftb pointed out two notable pieces by Muzz - one showing Pepper and Oyster together, and a solo piece of Pepper (NSFW, but so cute!).

Another option for playing FLV files is to plop the Perian QT plugin into place - then anything QuickTime aware can use them, as well as a host of other formats.

So, what will be in the running for next year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature? What might deserve to win?

Minor SL note, if you're thinking of a paid account: the weekly stipend for new accounts after the end of the month will be L$300, down from L$400.

See, one of the wonders of the web is just how profuse all manner of knowledge is. Such as these handy Finnish phrases:

How much for a gram of H? Paljonko maksaisi gramma heroiinia?
What time does the sun set this afternoon? Mihinkä aikaan aurinko laskee tänä iltapäivänä?
Well, how many of your uncles commited suicide this year? No, moniko sinun sedistäsi on tehnyt itsemurhan tänä vuonna?
I'm awfully sorry... was that your ferret? Oho! Tota noin.. Eihän se vaa ollu' sun ajokoira?
Is it OK if I bring my laptop in the sauna? Käyhän että tuon kannettavani saunaan?
What is that thing sticking out of your ear? Mikä tuo korvastasi pilkottava juttu on?

[Edit: thanks to the diligent efforts of atomicat, you can now supply the answers too!]

Yay! Discovered what the problem with the mysterious bloat was on combining separate video and audio files into one - I had the option for stream hinting enabled. I'm uncertain why the effect was so dramatic in this case, but as that option wasn't required, turning it off made the emergent file the size I'd expect. Much more convenient for me to have This Binary Universe as a few 100MB-ish files than a physical DVD. (Thankfully DVD DRM is trivially removed, but HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are another matter entirely. Such may prevent me from adopting the format, as I'd far sooner have a copy of the data on my drive, than have to carry around the physical discs)