Here's an interesting tweak to a search engine - Million Short. "The thinking was the same popular sites (we're not saying popular equals irrelevant) show up again and again, Million Short makes it easy to discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatver reason (poor SEO, new site, small marketing budget, competitive keyword(s) etc). Most people don't look beyond page 1 when doing a search and now they don't have to." You get to select, in a pulldown, whether you want to remove the top million (the default) sites, or decreasing powers of ten, ie 100k, 10k, 1000, or 100. And indeed, it actually works - you'll find relevant sites, but not the usual ones you'd normally see elsewhere.
There's a Fetish Art Show in SL coming soon. ^_^ Deadline for applications is today (May 5), exhibits ready by the 10th, opening on the 13th.
Culled several more folks from the flist, pruning peeps who haven't surfaced on LJ in a while. Thankfully, my friends page here remains active enough I still have to check at least daily, if I don't want to wind up being forced to skim through. ^_^ Even though those folk have left LJ, I do nonetheless feel uncomfortable, and rather sad, unchecking that box. It goes without saying, of course, that I'll happily add anyone back if they do start twitching again.
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Direct from Brad Bird: "Got lowdown on RAT 3D(Dland Paris): $ limitations made theater build not viable. 3D version of RATATOUILLE done and waiting. Ride in works."
I'm rather liking the sound of this Kickstarter project, aimed at funding a film: Granny's Dancing on the Table. It'll be Creative Commons licensed, BY-NC-SA - fittingly, given the creator of the project's previous endeavor was distributed via The Pirate Bay, and indeed, where this link came from, on their front page. ^_^ (FWIW, I was originally seeking an HD version of Cats Don't Dance, given Warner's all but buried it, but it doesn't seem there's even been any HD broadcast thereof, let alone a proper HD release. Such a pity, as it's one of the 90s' most creative animated features)
LJ's offering Planned Parenthood vgifts during May, in $1, $5, and $10 versions, with all the money going toward PP.
One of the former Doctor Who executive producers, Piers Wenger, is to be the new head of drama for Channel 4. Augurs well for a channel that once had quite an avant garde reputation, before settling into a middle age dominated by "reality" shows - will they manage to head back toward their origins?