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So, another shirt I need to get: Sam & Max.

If you're in the Pacific US, you might want to keep an eye out for Stardust's return; it'll be the fastest artificial re-entry ever, around 0156 PST on Sunday. You can see anticipated entry path here, being overhead around the California/Oregon border, visible at about 10º elevation down around Salinas. It'll be covered on NASA TV starting at 0130 PST. If you do intend to watch it RL, they'd like you to register, to share your photos or video.

Honda's had how many exceptional adverts now? The Heath Robinson "Cog", the Garrison Keillor "Hate Something" campaign, the recent Impossible Dream, and now "Choir" (9.9MB). Just brilliant. ^_^

Speaking of resurrection..

Where can I find good sake in the Bay? Whole Paycheck Market have a few nice bottles, but with the emphasis on the "few" - maybe six or so. Ranch 99 tends much more towards Mystery Chinese Distillates.. (some of which can be quite fun :)

The comments to this David Hasselhoff photo need to be read. (Moderately work safe)

So, I weakened, and picked up a PSP. Now I too can enjoy the wait for a 1.50 firmware downgrader; this one came with 2.50. ^_^; ffmpegX yields decent results after all, once I discovered the PSP only accepts 24kHz sample rate audio - using 32kHz locked it up solid. PSPware also works very well, able to handle various media (video, photos, music, etc), syncing and transcoding automatically if preferred.

Annoyingly, I can't seem to get it online, though - setting it up for WPA with the router's key just brings me a cryptic hex error code when it comes time to test the connection. I certainly don't want to have to fall back to WEP or completely open just for the PSP. (The router in question is a 3Com 3CRWDR100A-72) [Edit: well, yes, it would help if I added it to the router's list of permitted MACs]

Entirely mortal retribution: "But Mr Robertson faced his own retribution yesterday when the Israeli Tourism Ministry pulled the plug on a £40 million partnership with the controversial preacher to build a biblical theme park on the shores of the Sea of Galilee."

wolff_slaven, go here! ^_^ (And anyone else in need of a cute ferret or two :)
I'll probably wind up with a DS at some point, specifically for Animal Crossing. ^_^

It's such a pity Sony seems hell-bent on keeping the PSP locked up, as the hardware's really rather nice. But it'll take quite a bit for them to change their stance, I suspect, given that delightful stunt they pulled with their CDs back in October or so. True, they want their cut out of commercially published games - I'm not begrudging them that. But how are they served by making things difficult for homebrew developers? (Then again, Sony hates emulators too - Connectix once had Virtual GameStation, which worked very well indeed. First SCEA took Connectix to court; after that failed, they simply bought VGS and buried it. Silly! Directly because of VGS - I've never owned a PS1 - I bought several games. Ah well. Guess that's why I'm not a CEO :)

Still.. it sounds like a new exploit's been found that opens the way for 2.50 and 2.60 firmware PSPs to run homebrew stuff after all. I'll be keeping my eye out for further developments. ^_^

(And getting it to play nicely with the WiFi here would be good, too..)

Meanwhile, I've got a little selection of music videos happily up on it now. ^_^ (A couple Moby, Lemon Jelly, Gorillaz..)
Oh, it's the Cadbury Bunny! Didn't realize until I saw the other icon with the full wrapped bar..

... all this time I thought it was a bunny with a cigar. Heh. Freud would have a field day with me. ;D
There's a horribly layered pun about the "rabbit test" in there somewhere.

(I think my lapinity was probably sealed the first day I saw her. Ah, there needs to be a campaign to bring her back. Gods only know what she's doing these days)