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Finally! Madhouse has released the (well, second, I suppose) trailer for The Wolf Children Ame & Yuki, about a student who meets a werewolf, and winds up starting a family. Be cautioned, there are quite high levels of cuteness and lupine fuzziness involved. It's untranslated (though that'll change soon enough =:), but it really doesn't matter. (And to remind those who've seen them - this is from the director of Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; so it has a chance of being quite good)

Unmitigated design brilliance: tyrannosaurus radiator. And on that note, if you don't happen to follow Wondermark, you'll not have noticed mention of Dapper Dinos, a weblog dedicated to postings thereof.

Following NASA's withdrawal in February, it seems likely that Roscosmos and ESA will commit to joint missions to Mars, due for 2016 and 2018.



Fancy a sofa with synth style? It can be yours, although you'll need a bit of spare change for it.

What happens if you sync the Cookie Monster to Tom Waits? Have a look. Works.. remarkably well. ^_^

A teaser for Pac-Man: the Movie, if it were to become a live action movie.

Want a (fake) grizzly bear coat? 'Course you do. Here's your chance to back its manufacture, via Kickstarter. And, hey, it's a San Francisco project - which is naturally a complete shock.

If you find yourself on a cellular connection sometimes, and needing shell access, MOSH (MObile SHell) from MIT might be worth looking at. Entirely free, and, well.. in the FAQ: "Q: Why do you have sophisticated colorimetery in your terminal emulator!? A: It seemed like the right thing at the time…"

A little article on strange cameras, including one with plexiglas lenses ground with ash and toothpaste, and another with a heart, literally.

The coming episode of The Simpsons will feature a couch gag animated by Bill Plympton! I might actually watch an episode again for the first time in.. probably about four years, and about as long before that. (Futurama, on the other paw, I eagerly await every new episode)

I should perhaps note the passing of Jack Tramiel, another prominent figure in the rise of home computing, as anyone who's had acquaintance with Commodore or Atari's wares will know.

For Bay peeps: Brad Bird will be at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, discussing "The Disney Treatment: Walt's Versions of Classic Stories", at 3pm on May 19th.

I'd forgotten I'd commissioned Ende for a pic a while ago, before I gave up on FurAffinity. Quite randomly, I stumbled upon the outcome the other day. ^_^ (And there's a second image too, over here!)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Well, FA's code, at this point, probably resembles the state of classic Mac OS' source, before the great Unix shift. =:D I can't say I've noticed anything special regarding performance, but then, I tend to just check FA for transformation images and nothing more, so all I see is a page or two of thumbnails, and then load up the few that interest me. (Mostly using OmniWeb, which sits on top of WebKit, with the nightly of WebKit/Safari for the occasional site that requires cross-site cookies or similarly lax permissions. I suppose I'll have to leave OW at some point, given it's in maintenance-only mode, but I'd really miss features like per-site preferences, workspaces, and scrollable vertical tabs with thumbnails. The latter still seems unique to OW, curiously - it's by far my favorite tabs implementation)
With FA each time I click on a link or a thumbnail it's a game of russian roulette as to if it will or won't send a page request back. It mostly seems to be that Safari and FA don't get along but I've had the same issue with chrome. I haven't got a issue with my internet connection (that seems fine, as other pages access fine while FA stalls). I think that I've had the same issue when using it with Opera and safari on my PC.

Given the way that FA is run behind the scenes I am not really that surprised that it would be riddled with technical issues. At least the server isn't going down constantly. It's a minor improvement at least.
I was just kind of mentally battening the hatches for FurAffinity's performance after its most recent set of code changes and alterations and I guess they figured two weeks without a glitch was too long to leave the servers up anyway.

Quite a cute picture, though I do worry about practical matters like having to dash off to the bathroom in wardrobe like that. On the other paw it's probably not inherently worse than a zentai, is it?