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- Firefly¬†<¬†Serenity So this guy wants to prepare his friend to watch Serenity, and so makes him a thirty minute introduction to Firefly which he’s now circulating for free on the internet, even though he’s going to get crushed by the law.
- A bashed and broken Powerbook still mostly works – it causes me pain this, after seeing such a similar fate befall my work Powerbook… “Matt Johnson sent around this jaw-dropping picture of a Powerbook. There’s no way to describe the scene in words so you just have to look at the photo.”
- These poems showing the absurdities of English spelling are pretty astonishingly fun to read out loud fast But while I laugh, can I just point out how upsetting I find the Simplified Spelling Society. I’m afraid I believe that the systematic simplification of spelling strips language of its etymological roots and would diminish the language in resonance and associative power – that is to say, it would make the language flat, dull and unpoetic.
- People in Florida are too scared to send their children to London because of the threat of terrorist attacks Extraordinary, but entirely familiar. During the first Gulf War, tourism from the US to Britiain dropped enormously, despite the fact that the war could have little or no direct impact in London at all.
- Timeline of Apple Macintosh models from Wikipedia Nice bit of work this – classy and up to date. I can identify several major product lines that I’ve been lucky enough to own.
- My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – David Byrne and Brian Eno’s classic album from 1981 – has a beautiful site for its upcoming reissue But more interestingly and more importantly, they’re opening up two of the tracks, and all the various parts of them, up for a remix license so that people can use and sample them and put them in their own tracks – for free! Stunning. Beautiful.
- Various people have been writing up the various MacBook Pro noises that have plagued some early adopters Apparently some of them are fixable (and may have been fixed) with software, while others have been fixed in later versions. Many other users are not experiencing any problems at all…