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Did you know Frank (the LJ mascot) has a comic strip?

Here's a fun bit of Apoptygma Berserk: the video for Until the End of the World (9.5MB), PSP-ready. (It'll play in anything else MPEG-4 aware, though) Not related to the movie of the same name, which I must see again someday.

Frustratingly, the article's from August 2005.. still, there have apparently been official musings on the topic of PSP homebrew: "When asked whether the PSP will support downloadable games, Kawanishi simply stated that the idea is under consideration. He also added that it would be interesting if users could develop their own simple games and distribute them online." The article also looks at Flash on the PSP, and peripherals like a keyboard, to help make the web browser more useful.

Quote for the day, from bosn: "The biggest oil pimp the world has ever seen (Bush) gave the State of the union address. And in it he had the balls to tell America that we are addicted to oil. That's like Ronald McDonald telling someone that they are fat."

Speaking of the SOTU hot air festival, you can catch up with an unmissable summary here. ^_^

Wootness! My copy of Mercury for the PSP arrived. Now this is a game I wish I could have had a part in creating - novel, intriguing, and fun. (Though like too many PSP games, it only supports WiFi in ad hoc mode, not over the net)

When unpacking your mail-order baby bunny, please be sure to discard all packing materials.

Finally! I can actually write DVD-Rs on Hyzenthlay's internal drive at full 8x speed. The UJ-846 appears to be very fussy about what dyes it considers worth writing onto at 8x, and my supposition that Taiyo Yuden would do the trick paid off. ^_^ (Panasonic 8x printable, TYG-02 dye code, to be precise)

You'd think a BBC production would be able to find a better match for the girl in Test Card F.. ^_^ Still, Life on Mars remains firmly on my (remarkably short) list of TV shows to catch regularly. Speaking of which, I need to fetch episode 4..

Oooh, shiny.. a Mahavishnu Orchestra performance for BBC TV, recorded in 1972. Complete with a pre-Miami Vice Jan Hammer! And The Amazing Mr Bickford, clay animation to Frank Zappa's music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(As an aside: Ah, Twink. The best music a toy piano ever made. ;)

I know they did play a cover of EtS live at a concert in Germany once: it was recorded (and, somewhere around here, I may even still have it on disc... I certainly hope so, anyhow). They started into the next song, only to have to stop rather abruptly, as the police were crashing the scene, and shutting the music down.
I'm desperately trying to resist buying both Twink albums off iTMS.. cheaper than the CDs, and with no delivery costs (or delays :) involved. And whilst 128kbps AAC isn't lossless, I doubt it'd make much difference here.. ^_^ (I really should try some comparative tests sometime, and see how much of a difference I can perceive between a given track from CD, 128kbps AAC and MP3, and 64kbps versions)

But the cuteness, it calls!

Yeep! Now that'd surely have made for some fairly unique concert video footage. Wish more bands were cool with unofficial audio or video recordings - I can sort of understand some frowning upon private recordings where a band's having their own footage filmed, but all too often, it seems just an automatic exclusion, leaving a given gig heard only by its attendees. Hey ho.