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The LiveJournal 1/14 post mortem is now up. Short story: "Another customer in the facility accidentally pressed the [emergency power off] button, then depressed it, replaced the protective case, and left the building." .. which, as a tangential bonus, showed me this icon:

W00t! Pages 92-100 of Fur-Piled are now up. ^_^

In most encouraging piece of H2G2 movie news, casting for the role of the Book has been announced: Stephen Fry. "As a friend of author Douglas Adams and a besotted fan, being asked to do the voice of The Guide is like having your birthday on Christmas Day, discovering a winning lottery ticket in your stocking and having chocolate poured all over you." Meanwhile, Disney's announced plans for a remake of Tron..

It must be difficult being a satirical writer in the US these days, when places like CNN serve up headlines like this: "Poll: Nation split on Bush as uniter or divider"

thewerewolf highlighted a different version of the Apple Store. ^_^

Tim Burton's forthcoming stop-motion feature, cheerily titled The Corpse Bride, now has its trailer available. (The actual release is, of course, some way off: Sep 23 in the US, Oct 21 in the UK)

How'd I miss this? kurtmrufa pointed out a sign of dissent (literally) in North Korea. Whilst defacing a leader's portrait is generally not such a serious matter in most countries - flag burning occasionally taking its place - in the country with policies that make Hoxha's Albania look liberal, it would carry an automatic death penalty.

An interesting look at a student sleep-in in their library, in Boulder.

How's this for an upper back Zelda tattoo? (And all in one 9-hour sitting..)

A quartet of superheroes - created in Cairo.

Disturbingly, scientists at the Natural History Museum have established a threefold increase in four years, in attacks on porpoises - by dolphins.

The R1 DVD release of The Incredibles, on March 15th looks like being as good as you'd expect, with a metric buttload of extras, including a '"lost" cartoon featuring Mr. Incredible, Frozone and their delightful rabbit sidekick, Mr. Skipperdoo, as they battle their evil nemesis, Lady Lightbug. Produced in retrostyle lip-o-vision, it features hand-drawn characters with actor’s live-action lips.'. Along with commentary by Mr Incredible and Frozone.

It's one I've pointed out previously, but it can easily stand a showcasing again: DIGS (46.8MB QuickTime), a short created by ILM as something of a technology showcase. Surreal and wonderful, with some exquisite voice acting by Richard Wilson, known to UK sorts as Victor Meldrew.

The mean rate of data transmission from Huygens was 35kbps (474Mb in 3h44).

Some highly funky iPod skins.. ^_^; (And scroll down for iPod socks made from some unusual fake furs)

And, well, I've not posted any quizzes in a while, and the ones at quizfarm tend to be somewhat more in-depth than quizilla's..

You scored as .


Harry Potter


Hermione Granger


Remus Lupin


Severus Snape


Ginny Weasley


Sirius Black


Ron Weasley


Albus Dumbledore


Draco Malfoy


Lord Voldemort


Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
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Yay! It's the CatBread!
I must know more. More! ^_^ A quick googling shows it's associated with "Danbool-kun"..

I have visions of robotic add-ons which people can buy to turn ordinary loaves of bread into nekopan.
http://www.e-thug.net :)
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Oh, it's new to you? Coolness! I only stumbled across it a couple months ago - it's only updated a bit erratically, but it's not dormant.. think the previous update was something like a month ago. So, I got to enjoy about 72 pages of the tale, in one sitting. (While in a nice hot bath, no less. Why, yes, I take the iBook into the bath with me all the time. Doesn't everyone?) Ahhh, such a fun storyline (for the most part), with characters one can really warm to.

Aha! More photos! I'll have to take a good look. ^_^ I've just pulled most of those currently up on timduru.org, and a few caught my eye just in the thumbnails. (Hm. That really doesn't sound right) Ah, for more opportunities to go dancing in the fur.. that was always the part of a furcon I really enjoyed the most.

That reminds me - sometime, I need to edit down a bit of footage Chairo shot of Red and Widge the Rat.. nothing spectacular, just an excuse to get out and about in the fur. So, we strolled along to the little park near the apartment block, said hi to a bunch of kids there (a fun little surprise :), and just enjoyed being able to wander around without knocking anything off shelves. ^_^

And I still need to comment on your little SF entry properly, too. ^_^; I've been up that hill, oh yes.. quite a good little walk, in return for one superb view, all around. And as it's not really a tourist spot right there, you can quite readily take your time enjoying the view.
Oh, sorry ^^;; forgot to mention fur-piled... it came out several days (a week?) ago.

It's a kitty-loaf! teehee~
I wonder just how non-toxic marker ink is? I'm so tempted to draw a kitty face on the next fresh loaf in the house.. could make ears out of one slice, sticking them on loosely with a dab of milk (appropriately), maybe with a little flour to make a bit of a glue.. ^_^

Oh, no worries about the Fur-Piled update! I check now and then (an RSS feed would be really handy, or just a mailing list for updates. Maybe there already is one?), and happened to notice somewhere around Wednesday.. I admit, I still haven't got around to actually reading the new pages. ^_^;; Still, I have been watching some of the anime that's been coming in, particularly three of the four new Twin Spica episodes, and a bit of the random TV, including the second episode of a spoof horror series, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (something of a Police Squad feel, though they're certainly very different shows).
=^.^=;;; I really wouldn't suggest trying... I'm sure it's very non-toxic, but..... mrrreow. Nevermind, curiosity overwhelms. If you do, post pictures!

Mmmm, if I knew how to write an RSS feed (or how the file is set up and served), I could code something in perl, probably without too much trouble.

Um not sure about markers. But a bit of strong coffee or tea and a qtip? Or perhaps a little marmite?

Reminds me of an episode of two-fat ladies when they decorated a pie with a dog...
HHG2TG Additional Good News: Alan Rickman as the voice of Marvin.

As for the Apple Store of the Future... great, now I have to go find a brushed aluminium box and make my own Apple Mysteron. Only I think it should have a blue LED. They cost more and have shorter lifespans than most LEDs. ;)
Oh, indeed! I was delighted to hear of Alan Rickman being chosen - I can see him doing very well in that role. Despite his recent popularity in the Harry Potter movies, I think he'll always stand out, for me, in Galaxy Quest.. ^_^ Ah, such a good film. I was impressed by how well they parodied Star Trek, yet without ever being malicious - it was all very well-natured.

("That was a hell of a ride" :)

He also acquitted himself well in Help! I'm a Fish!, a pan-European feature rather under-recognised, but with some particularly intelligent casting in the English voices, also including Terry Jones as a scatty professor.

And I'll admit the Mysteron caught my eye too. If you do make one, consider making another, and sending it over to His Steveness.. *grin* Blue LED? Absolutely. There's just something innately cool about them - and thankfully, they're no longer at stratospheric prices, even if substantially more than their more established brethren. (Make three, and leave one quietly in an Apple Store..)
No! Noooo! Blue LED's have so jumped the shark!
I have to go find a brushed aluminium box and make my own Apple Mysteron.

I'm not an Apple sort of person. However, one of my living room decorations is a small kludgy-looking breadboard wired into the entertainment center, which features a red LED that slowly pulses. Nothing sleek or finished (or god forbid, brushed aluminum) about it, but it's a great conversation piece. :)
So cute: http://kanikuma.com/ (be sure to look for the animal of the day)

Especially see: http://kanikuma.com/pocket/index.htm (be sure to click on the sketches)