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The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

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In search of lapinity

If you like Doctor Who, particularly Ten, you might like to consider this LJ layout. Brilliant. =:D

The Doctor Who Experience is holding a launch event for Elisabeth Sladen's autobiography - you need to have a ticket for the Experience for that day, and book a time slot for the launch as well.

And even if you aren't from the future.. you can seem so. =:D

Quite a substantial undertaking, and even with the blessing of the author (though not HarperCollins, boo) - you can find the entire body of History is a Weapon, by Howard Zinn, online.

Why are there no adult sizes of these dinoshoes?

Here's a posting from Paul Williams, of the BBC, on the problems ecotourism can bring while walking the fine line between observing and influencing wildlife in threatened locations.

This entry on iPadCreative lends one a sense of hope. It's by the art teacher, Jenny Oakley, at the Cedars School of Excellence, exploring artwork creation on an iPad, with several quite beautiful examples of her work.

If you're feeling geekily inclined, and like HTML5, you might want to read SoundCloud's posting on their new Are We Playing Yet? project. It's an endeavor to help standardise actual support for the various audio-related aspects of HTML5. You can run the test suite on your favorite browsers - one click, and it'll run all the tests, or you can just try specific ones. The best performing browsers are currently Safari 5.1 and Chrome 14 (both being WebKit-based, they score identically at 91%), followed by Firefox 6 & 7 and Opera 11.50 (60%); no scores yet for IE 8/9 or RockMelt 0.9. (OmniWeb 5.11.0 scored an unimpressive 14/43 (33%), whilst the WebKit r99690 nightly yielded 39/43, or 91%)

Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a deliciously funny entry by a writer new to me, though not many others, The Bloggess. Here, she relates the tale of travelling to meet the publishers of her book, finally ready after some eleven years; it's got something of a comedic Hotel Babylon feel, but from a guest's perspective.

You've seen Kickstarter-based projects before, but maybe not one quite like this.. SF-based Lightning on Demand wants to construct the world's largest Tesla coils, named The Lightning Foundry. The guy behind the company, Greg Leyh, has some background in the field - he's put in time with Survival Research Laboratories, and the company's already produced Electrum, a 38' tall 130kW coil. How big will these be? Some 10 stories tall, 260' apart. Big. =:D

Has anyone actually tried Solatorobo: Red the Hunter for the DS? Looks enjoyably furry, but not being huge on RPGs, I wouldn't be a good one to judge. (And then there's the little matter of having handed off my DS to the nephews two years ago =:)

The British Journal of Photography ran a story on a new, free iPad photography/video showcase application, from Condition One:
Condition One has launched its groundbreaking immersive iPad app in the coming days, offering photographers a new way to engage their audiences.

The app, which is now available via the iTunes app store, is free to download and allows users to access three free short films - one on the recent revolution in Libya, another on Thailand's attempted government coup and a third on gun crime in America. Shot by photojournalist Patrick Chauvel, the films use innovative immersive technology allowing the user to choose where to look in the frame in a 180º field of vision.

Finally, I've just got to say: if you haven't seen the BBC's new Frozen Planet, you owe it to yourself to do so, one way or another. It'll be out on plastic discs soon, it's out on iTunes now (but with new eps taking about a week to appear; shamefully slow), and all the usual Usenet and BitTorrent venues. It's not just good - it's superlative. Seriously, if you're not gaping in awe at least a few times, you're probably dead.
Tags: autobiography, bjp, books, condition one, dinosoles, doctor who, ds, ecotourism, electrum, elisabeth sladen, frozen planet, furry games, greg leyh, history, history is a weapon, howard zinn, html5, html5 audio, humor, ipad artwork, kickstarter, lj themes, patrick chauvel, paul williams, politics, shoes, solatorobo, soundcloud, srl, tesla coils, the lightning foundry, wildlife
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