1. Celebrations are in order...

    Yes, I know it's Friday 13, 2013, but that's not what I'm talking about.

    I am talking about the 20th anniversary of the première of one of the most wonderful (if not the most wonderful) cartoons to ever grace television: Animaniacs!

    Yep, twenty years! Life suddenly seems very long, doesn't …

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  2. Irish Digital TV: RTÉ Two's stretching problem

    Here in Ireland, we have a terrestrial digital television broadcasting service called SaorView. There are eight TV channels available:

    1. RTÉ One, which broadcasts in 576i
    2. RTÉ Two, which broadcasts in 1080i
    3. TV3, which broadcasts in 576i
    4. TG4, which broadcasts in 576i
    5. 3e, which broadcasts in 576i
    6. RTÉ News Now, which …
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  3. "Sausage factories"

    It recently came to my attention that Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn likened the Junior Certificate to a "sausage squeezing machine", "squeezing creativity and curiosity out of the classroom". [Source: Limerick Leader] So, all of my friends and I have apparently been squeezed through this unmerciful sausage factory in recent …

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  4. How to destroy a Universal logo

    There are a few ways of using animation tricks to "destroy" the 2013 logo of Universal Studios (or a Blender remake of it, at least).

    Here it is, Warner Bros. Animation style:

    ...And Mozilla style (which is kind of related, since, you know, Mozilla started off inside Netscape, which was …

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  5. Portal comes to SteamPipe

    I just found out that Portal 1 seems to have been moved to SteamPipe, and therefore received a GNU/Linux port. This means that Aperture Ireland is closer to having a more efficient install mechanism and the Content Porter is closer to having a more viable replacement. Just a small …

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