November 14th, 2008

Upside-down bunneh with pawpads

The reality of one's feelings do not depend upon the virtuality of the world

More Doctor Who theme remixes than you can shake a modestly sized copse at: here. Variations range from mild reworkings, to compositions with elements of the theme prominently positioned.

More music, noticed by mycroftb: Vulpvibe, of various flavors of techno, with the delightful disclaimer at the bottom of their homepage, noting that "we understand that music piracy helps to spread the word better than any means of advertising. So please, share your purchased MP3s with friends, rip our CDs and upload them, and pirate our radio station, which broadcasts all of our releases, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week". Yay! Their t-shirts are worth a look, too, if you're in need of furry attire - nothing of a lapine nature, but some nifty fox/wolf/hyena designs, such as MGD3 and Happiness. ^_^

It may well, of course, amount to nothing, but I was interested to see mention that the iPlayer may be going international in the future. Presumably as a paid service, but cable's proven people will happily pay for advertising-based programming, so selling ad-free work shouldn't be an insurmountable task.

"The California Supreme Court has asked state Attorney General Jerry Brown to reply by Monday to lawsuits challenging the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage - a sign that the justices are taking the cases seriously and will not dispose of them quickly." Seems reminiscent of the position timberwoof recently related of then-governor of Colorado, Roy Romer, who was technically the defendant in litigation against Amendment 2 in the 90s, but rather more directly involved, regardless of his personal disposition.

Dinner: fishy, for a change. ^_^ Haddock, to be precise, simmered for ten minutes or so, atop a bed of bulgar wheat and quinoa, accompanied by brussels sprouts boiled in water, orangeade, and hot piri-piri sauce, and plain boiled carrots. Sauce from a sachet of vegetable chowder soup made up with the broth from the fish, and a finely chopped sprig of broccoli. Quite tasty. ^_^

Apple tidbits: iPhone 3G takes number one slot away from the RAZR, ending its three year run at the top of the sales charts, with Blackberry at number 3, and LG at 4 and 5; and 33% of notebook buyers going for Macs, on a par with Dell, followed by HP at 22%. It'll be interesting to see how Android evolves - my feeling is its debut will be moderately successful, but it'll take a year or two for handset vendors to really start pulling their act together. If some company can manage it sooner - more easily said than done - they might easily be able to claim the lion's share of Android units shipped. Awareness seems to remain tepid, however - amongst those planning on buying a smartphone, the usual suspects claim 41% and 24%, with the G1 plus other T-Mobiles coming to 4%, HTC as a whole 5%. Early days, though.

And a little video clip for today, from Wednesday's afternoon stroll along the nearby trail, showing what might be the same two rabbits I've noticed together before. One's busily scurrying around, picking the best nibbles at paw, and washing a little, before moving over to the other and grooming them as well. ^_^ (31MB, 1m30, 1280x720 MPEG-4 AVI)

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