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It is confirmed: Asylum of the Daleks is on Sep 1, BBC 1, 7.20pm - 8.10pm. (And on BBC America: same day, 9pm/8pm Central; in Canada, 9pm Eastern on Space) *Kermit flail* (Has there been any word of when MLP:FiM resumes? I notice, at least according to Wikipedia, that this season will only be 13 episodes, rather than the 26 of before)

There were a couple surprise announcements out of Linden Lab recently: on the graphical front, specular and normal maps are coming, and, the official SL client (as opposed to the various third party clients, such as Firestorm) will soon be available via Steam.

I'm positively tickled by this hat, and the fact that someone's job apparently involves subtly folding its tip down. =:D

The Science Museum will be hosting a public reunion of some of the key folk from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and synth pioneers EMS, on September 29 2012. "Join us for a conversation with these pioneers of British electronic music and find out about the extraordinary moment of the 50s and 60s when electronic music was invented."

Hiriko Fold: an electric car with motors on each wheel, turnable by 60 degrees, permitting sideways driving or turning on the spot - and to help squeeze into tight parking spaces, it folds up. =:D Initially, they're targeting local governments, with Berlin, Barcelona, and San Francisco on the launch list.

Nikon's just announced three new compact cameras - the interesting one, for me, is the Coolpix S800c. A decent spec, although we'll have to wait on independent test results to see the sensor's performance, but the novel part is that it runs some version of Android. Is this the first time a major camera manufacturer's gone with an open source OS? Point being, of course, that this would seem to open the way for all manner of nifty image/video processing being able to run on the camera itself, just as we now see a bewildering variety of such apps for iPhones, from simple Instagram effects, through to full-blown RAW processing. Needless to say, I'm wondering if this will turn out to be just an experiment, or the start of a migration toward more flexible architectures.

This was taken soon after a bit of a downpour, so when this sqrl came toward me - literally running for me, only changing direction toward the end - they'd picked up quite a bit of moisture from the grass on the driving range, leaving them rather less foofly than usual. Indeed, view at full size, and you'll even see tiny beads of water on some of the clawtips. ^_^;

Comics! Go on, recommend comics to me. ^_^ In my daily roster already: Sinfest, Precocious, Skin Horse, SBMC, User Friendly (though I'll probably drop it), DMFA, Heavenly Nostrils, Lio, Bad Machinery, Speed Bump, Non Sequitur, Doonesbury, Over the Hedge, and Dilbert. Others that aren't daily that I sometimes catch up with include Housepets and Gunnerkrigg Court.

zrath reminded me that Devo are currently touring California, with the Warfield on Sep 10 - backed up by Blondie. =:D
Ahh, indeed, there are a few there I'm not familiar with. Yay!

And a few I am, but I've fallen out of touch with temporarily - my RSS reader threw a hissy fit a while back, and I just sort of didn't bother to get it repopulated with feeds. Is Tiny Kitten Teeth still so frustratingly infrequent? Such a wonderfully stylish comic, but with pages only once a month or so, there's not much scope for a sustained narrative.

Zebra Girl I may get back into. I forget why I stopped following, but it was a while ago - it's still running, then?

Endtown I definitely need to get back into. I was derailed when the story came to an end, only for me to discover that the artist had actually been maintaining a separate continuity over on GoComics. Certainly, one of the best furry strips around, even if the artist might dispute it being labeled as such. =:) (Another I'd highlight would be Skin Horse, although that's not especially furry - but very well written, with artwork that always matches the spirit, however insane it gets =:)
Skin Horse not especially furry? But Captain's Fancy Valentine Sweetheart is obviously the main protagonist!
Yeah, TKT is still so frustratingly infrequent.

Zebra Girl is still running, yeah. I think they put up the latest page a few days ago. It's not every day but I think they do one or two a week. Though, my sense of time is pretty bad.

Endtown is interesting. It never stops being a gag comic even when tragedy strikes. I'm not sure I like that part of it, but I like the setting. Recently they added a new character, who is basically a chaotic god running amok and doing Deus Ex Machina stuff. I have no idea what possessed them to put him in there but taking the work as a whole it's not exactly out of place.

I used to read some of the comics you do but I fell off. Others like DMFA have been on my 'comics to read one day' list for years.

The oddest comic on my list I think is Furry Experience, which is a comic about three mormon furry girls going to college in Utah. A lot of it is an examination of mormon culture, since one of the characters is devout, one practicing, and one rejected the faith, and they all have to deal with the overwhelming mormon culture in Utah and at their college.

As a friend of mine pointed out, the name for that comic is terrible. Of all of the comics to be called "The Furry Experience" why would it be one where being furry is entirely incidental?

The Wotch is done by a different artist now, if you ever read it before. The same artist who does City of Reality.
DMFA I ought to try catching up with sometime. Even now, having read it for a couple years, I still find it difficult to keep track of whose background is what. But, I am a bunny of very little brain. (I have made a start on that in the past, but I'm terrible at remembering to come back to an endeavor like that. ISTR the artwork style has improved fairly dramatically =:)

I wonder if there are any digital collections of Endtown. True, it's hardly impossible to string one together, but I'd happily pay to help show my appreciation, especially if it were nicely indexed, maybe even with notes or sketches. Indeed, perhaps a preamble about how he came to create Endtown.