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we got the power, we got the music

No mail run to Chantilly today; P is busy with other matters and since shooting has been rescheduled for tomorrow accordingly, there doesn't seem much point to running out there today. Besides, I still have a bunch of crap in my lungs, so staying home with my feet up sounds like a wiser choice anyway.

Saw this earlier in the week but couldn't fully appreciate it until I got Cowzilla's sound working again: Tom Wolfe speaks at Duke. Some very good tips for aspiring writers in here, even if one plans on writing SF or fantasy. (Ed Driscoll)

Ed also has an interesting essay in which he traces the radical decline in moviegoing to Jack Valenti's scrapping of the Production Code, and links to a WaPo review of a book on Joseph Breen and the Production Code Administration.

But wait! There's more! How about this steampunk LCD display? It's the kind of thing your great-grandma's Differential Engine might have sported! :)

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jamestrainor
Dec. 15th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Check the GF forums for some serious lol. Also, *pokes about teh ebay*
wombat_socho
Dec. 16th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been ignoring those for a while since I feel guilty about not getting my BEATBOX OF DOOM! out of Minmatar space and down to the fighting.

I'll be checking eBay this weekend, but keep in mind I didn't get paid yesterday - so I'm a little reluctant to bid on things I can't pay for quite yet.
nornagest
Dec. 16th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
That LCD display is beautiful. Although you'd really need some desktop theming or image filters to go with it; the cheerfully bourgeois candy-bubble styling of post-XP GUI systems kind of clashes with the rest of the monitor.
wombat_socho
Dec. 16th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
You mean something like the "Party Like It's 1899" pic shown here?
nornagest
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
I was looking for something more like a 19th-century patent application, but hey, why not?
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