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Clear proof of Japanese technological superiority: soy sauce-dispensing chopsticks.

Does anyone know what the real differences are between Wacom's different lines of tablets? There's the Volito2 at the low end (for which no OS X support is provided), as well as the Graphire and Intuos series.

"Bamboo Munch", one of the finest red panda pics I've seen.

Dolphins can't suck. So newborns have to form a watertight seal around the nipple, and let their mother actively squirt the milk out.

Fun flash animation (2.3MB) for the day, by Lupus Wolfe, illustrating the composition of a particular final piece. Not work-safe. ^_^

Apparently, some trees have good credit.

Why do so many people talk about "reality TV", when it's nothing of the sort? (Same reason "infomercials" are named thusly, despite a negative quotient of information)

Rather unfortunate that V for Vendetta couldn't have been released (or rather, wasn't - AFAIK, it's all ready) on Nov 5 after all; IMDb's now showing it as due around March 17. Still, the trailers suggest it might be worth catching; I think I prefer the first one, but the second puts the setting into greater context. (If you have a reasonably recent system and good display, try the HD versions)

Dinner was quite satisfying, and simple: a little water and the contents of a small package of asparagus tips, baby corn, and mangetout, microwaved for two minutes, then some instant chicken & mushroom soup powder added, plus a little sriracha and soy sauce. While that was going on, I had a dozen battered chicken nuggets under the grill, which were duly escorted to the top of said soupy greenery. Tasty enough that I forewent the Rochefort 8 until I'd finished it all off. ^_^
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Yep, no problem here - I just viewed it again by downloading from the link. Odd.
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Most curious! I wonder if it could be that DNS oddity Coral notes? Bit of a pain.. :-P Ah well - I'll probably be switching ISPs this month, and the likely candidate doesn't appear to have any bandwidth restrictions, so I'll then probably drop Coral beyond especially large files, to simplify matters a bit.

And the music's just perfect, I think. *giggle*
Graphire and Intuos series I know that those two are separated by the number of levels of pressure they detect. More is better if you are doing brushy artwork. I have one of each and as a day-to-day pointing device, there's relatively little difference.
Sorry. That was me!
*grin* No problem. ^_^

Indeed - looking at the specs, it seems the Intuos offers 1024 pressure levels, versus 512 for the Graphire. Resolution's different too, with 5000dpi vs 2000dpi; and there's a variety of nibs listed for the Intuos, whereas the Graphire only seems to have the one as supplied.

I'd basically be wanting to try getting back into drawing - pencil's fine (I usually go for 0.5 or 0.3mm HB mechanicals), but there's obviously great flexibility in being able to directly apply Potatoshop tools, rather than fuss around with scanning and playing around with the trackpad thereafter. (Maybe I'll even wind up drawing myself! I've never done that, as I've never really been sure exactly what I look like, especially now)
There is some on-line controversy regarding the moving of V's release date from January to the "kiss of death" month of March. Thoughts are that early screenings were so bad it's gone back for emergency tweaking. But still, some comments are that the film is overall well done. Time will tell.
Ugh, test audiences.. how many films have been butchered as a result of those?

Would be fun to have a workprint or two leaked, to be able to judge for ourselves, but such are quite rare, perhaps unsurprisingly. Still, we'll see the final edit soon enough. Wonder if the director has a weblog.. ^_^

And I must at least attempt to match the icon cuteness. ^_^
Perhaps, but note that in the original Clerks ending, Dante was killed by a robber. Test audience reaction prompted Kevin Smith to change the ending.
Does anyone know what the real differences are between Wacom's different lines of tablets? There's the Volito2 at the low end (for which no OS X support is provided), as well as the Graphire and Intuos series.

Look on the bright side, could be a KoalaPad+. No, I doubt it has OSX support, but most ][ programs that can use the joystick to draw can use it, and some are even specifically designed for it... :P
When I saw AppleFritter had a page for the device, I was hopeful maybe someone had hacked up an interface and driver for it.. ah well. ^_^ ISTR there being an Apple-branded tablet, too - fairly large, also from the ][ era. It surely wouldn't hold a candle to any current ones, but there's a certain delight to be had in perpetuating the lifespan of a perfectly functional gadget, ne?
"Bamboo Munch", one of the finest red panda pics I've seen.

I LOVE this pic. Actually, Nduli's art just rocks, period. >"^_^"
I had to go and check out her VCL offerings.. really quite lovely work, but regrettably, it seems terribly lacking in lapines. Maybe I'll try asking if she's done any elsewhere, as that's a style I'd love to see represent the genus, reminiscent of Dark Natasha and Jakkal.. or even that rather memorable Anklebones/Wormwood rabbit & deer pic. ^_^ (Not safe for work)
Well, you've obviously seen Omen's work, since you have one of his famously drawn bunny buns as an icon. :P Dark Natasha has drawn my two absolute favorite rabbits. I happen to have the prints of them. >"^_^"
Ah, if only that 0r0ch1 icon could be a photo of me.. ^_^

Oooh! I think I may know the two you're thinking of, by her. She manages to capture a realistic 'morphic look exceptionally well.. add in her attention to fur texturing, and you can wind up with some justifiably famous results. Just a bit of a pity lapines aren't her focus, but still.. :)

I'd say I'd love to see posters of them be made available, but I don't know if I could really gaze upon them too often, for fear of yearning for that reality. Better a little tucked away, for occasional enjoyment. ^_^