Wookie the Chew - illustrations in the style of the original Winnie the Pooh. Enchanting, in a geeky way. ^_^
Tuesday saw The Street post one of the most hilarious tech stories (Edit:link fixed) I've seen in a long while - a genuine classic. It's fairly dry, per se, about Apple supposedly considering the purchase of an Israeli company that designs algorithms for flash memory controllers. Which was the journalist's cue to enter into a lengthy segue about how this might solve the apparently significant issue of iPhones and iPads not running Flash.. yes, really. =:D
The Royal Institution's video site - the Ri Channel - is now live, available worldwide on the net, and fully functional on any computer whose composition is more silicon than cellulose. There are some gems to be found, including archival Chrismas Lectures from the likes of David Attenborough.
If you're interested in Hergé's life, and how he's subsequently been claimed by politicians of every stripe, this Guardian story from 1999 goes into some detail. (Albeit inexplicably bereft of apostrophes!) I hadn't been aware that Chang, whom Tintin meets initially in The Blue Lotus (wonder if the English translation's been changed yet? ISTR all the references to opium in the French edition I read, as it took forever to see an English translation, had been changed to the irksomely generic "drugs"), was actually based on a real acquaintance; and there's more to that story, as you'll see!
Even for a bunny, this clip is extraordinarily cute. Take one two-week old bunny, who's very sleepy, and just marvel at how contentedly they snooze (or try to..), held in their human's hand. ^_^
ducktapeddonkey remembered I've forgotten something - what are they talking about, in "Hang On Sloopy"? Or is it just fun nonsense? ISTR hearing a plausible explanation, but that's long since been resident in swap space. Physical RAM's currently occupied by mind-contorting mathematics (although, it does actually make sense, if you squint just right) and Pascal minutiae.
The creator of Wondermark, who's been selling shirts with the nicely designed motif "Engineering: it's like math BUT LOUDER", was informed another company was selling shirts with the same slogan, but different design, feeling more like "Hey, kids! Engineering is cool!". Legally, entirely permissible, as locking down a slogan is costly. Their response to his non-confrontational approach? Essentially, "We can. But, your design is better. How much would you like to charge for a license?"
I see it requires registering with them, which I may get around to, but still - Photozine's Dec 2011 prize draws have a good variety of wares on offer, albeit in a rather cumbersome manner.
Tempting, though it uses yet another DRM-laden player (AIR, too) - Digital Theatre's offering the acclaimed production of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing. £10.99 (HD) or £8.99 (SD), or £5.99 for a rental.
iOS games: Kinectimals arrived, looking easily worth a massive $2.99/£1.99; and Sonic CD arrives on Wednesday, debuting at $1.99, before going to the $4.99 price to be shared by its XBL and PSN cousins (Android in early 2012).