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Here, have a thread about a pigeon dating game. You can find the game (currently technically a demo; OS X and Windows) and the English patch over here. Go on, guess which country's responsible for this, without inspecting any of the URLs.

I'm impressed by how well Vocaloid's developing. True, the voices are still detectably synthetic, but then, with the degree of autotuning in common use now, they hardly stand out. ^_^ Here are some example tracks of two of the newer voices, Clara and Bruno, mostly in Spanish, with one in Japanese.

The Chaos Computer Club continues to be a hotbed of novel thinking - this time, they're proposing an independent, uncensorable satellite network. It's a large proposal, but microsatellites can made made quite cheaply, and the mesh of base stations they're suggesting would be aimed around the 100€ mark, intended to readily affordable.

Wow, that was (mundanely) impressive - swung by the supermarket to pick up some cheeses, meats, and ciders for tonight, and despite the place being packed, barely anything was out of stock. I'd been a bit concerned getting there four hours before closing, given some of the NYE shelves I've seen in the past.

Curse these January sales.. I'd fallen for this design of boot, but availability seems scant, especially in the size & color I was wanting, and the full price was a bit eye-watering. Coincidentally, they have a local store, and lo, 20% off.. they'll still have to order them in, but.. oh, I do like these. ^_^

I have the FitFlop sandals and FitFlop skeepskin mukluks (kinda like Uggs). I like the squishy soft sole, very comfy! I have no clue if it's really doing anything else for me, but my feet are happy!
Oh, cool beans! I was actually looking at something similar from FitFlop, but reviews of that particular style suggested it was quite a small fit, and not just in foot size, so it seemed likely it wouldn't actually fit. And then I saw the ones above.. <3

Really looking forward to trying them! Zappos have a little video clip showing them in use, and that sole looks like it'll be the next best thing to walking on clouds, just with fewer 747s in the way. =:)