How to Find Time for Art

Has it really come to this? Blogging my own posts elsewhere?

Actually, this is an idea I’ve had for a PigPog post for a long time, but when French Toast Girl came up with such a great post at The Drawing Club, and said much of what I wanted to say, I figured I’d just add the rest as a post over there for now.

I’ll link to my own post here now, so I can find it easily when I finally get around to doing a similar article for PigPog.

Linux-based Portable Gaming Machine

Not really something I’d get much out of, I think, a portable games machine. If it was, though, I’d be very interested in one that runs Linux. Especially since the emulator scene opens up all sorts of options for getting older games for free.

Actually, the Nintendo DS and DS Lite look kind of interesting. They seem to be doing reasonably innovative things with their games, rather than just throwing more pixels at the alien monster, and more polygons into Lara’s nipples.

I’ve not seen anyone else marketing anything remotely like Animal Crossing or Nintendogs (er? did I dream that one, or does it exist? Cool – it exists.).

Yahoo! Editing Zooomr’s Wikipedia Entry?

Assuming it’s true, this isn’t good. It could well turn out to be an intern or similar, not quite thinking through what they’re doing. I’d be surprised if Yahoo! were intentionally doing this sort of thing.

Hello Kitty Darth Vader

Come here from Google? Looking for the Hello Kitty Darth Vader pic? It’s Cowboy Caleb’s post you want.


Update2: Unexpected Cute is now here, so I’ve moved this post over to it. The place for all your unexpected cuteness – inappropriate Hello Kitty merchandising, kittens in toolboxes, and whatever else we fancy. Just set the site up now, and chucked a couple of posts into it. Will carry on with getting it and GuitarPr0n set up properly tomorrow, and bring some of the old stuff over here.


Update: Boing Boing picked this up too, and someone pointed out to them that it’s a Photoshop job, not real. Damn. There is, however, Darth Vera – a pink middle-aged female Darth Vader. Nearly as odd.


Cowboy Caleb finds the strangest things. A Hello Kitty Darth Vader.

I really must work out what I’m going to do with the old Hello Kitty Stuff blog. This stuff shouldn’t be polluting PigPog.

Tried to set up Drupal to do multiple sites in subdirectories today, but it didn’t go too well. There’s bugs in how it handles finding the site config files, and although it can be worked around, I didn’t have much luck, and modifying the Drupal install to get around the bugs makes for difficult upgrades later – I’d much rather stay with a default install. As far as I can tell, this is only a problem if you’re trying to host a default install of Drupal in the root of your server, then host other sites in subdirectories under them, so it’s a fairly unusual situation.

Anyway, I might try with separate installations of Drupal, or I might go for installing WordPress into one or more directories. At least that way I’d get to keep playing with WordPress as well as Drupal, which would be kind of interesting.