Gotta love a site like Belle de Jour, happily back in action after some long absences. The fact that the phrase 'I once shat on a man's chest for money' appears just makes the entire internet worthwile.
Got Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger? Want a new screen saver? Check out this one I made recently: it's got a name that sounds rude but isn't. Inspired by a clever piece of papercraft seen on hols in Tasmania.
In other news, my video podcast is live on iTunes now. Search for twelve fives on the iTunes Music Store podcast directory, then subscribe. If you have prefer another RSS aggregator or want to read a real web page, visit the Twelve Fives site. The RSS icon (looks like radio waves) down at the bottom has what you're looking for. And yes, I'll keep going on about it until you all subscribe.
Okey dokey. The twelve fives video podcast is go. Check out twelvefives.com for the first episode of the twelve fives video podcast.
And for something else... ever wondered about on hold messages? Read Jon Ronson's article in The Guardian: Guardian Unlimited | Holding patterns
I really love this trick: Transparent Screens - a photoset on Flickr. Make your Mac transparent!
Here's the official release of Twelve Fives USA #01. Comments welcome, and more movies on the way. I'll try to get one new movie out each week. QuickTime 7 required. It's a 5.2MB MP4/H.264 file @ 512x288. RSS feed on the right. iTunes Podcast link coming soon.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page: California Woman Helps Bring Funerals to the Home. Capitalism gone crazy in the closing quote: not as many people dying as usual is referred to as a "soft mortality rate". We're not just numbers, but numbers not disappearing fast enough.
I love this idea: Turn Your Head will produce a "pirolette" of you, a turned piece of wood to match your own face's silhouette. Original, and delightfully pointless.
InDesign CS/CS2 fans, ever wanted a way to transpose a table in InDesign? To swap X and Y axes of a table, but maintain most of the formatting? Well wish no longer! You need my handy Table Transpose Script. To use, unzip the archive, then move the .js file into the Presets/Scripts folder next to InDesign itself. That folder is in Applications on the Mac, or in Program Files on the PC.
Once it's in there, select a text frame that contains a table, then choose Window > Automation > Scripts (or just Window > Scripts on CS) and double-click to run. Various warnings will appear if you didn't follow the last sentence correctly. Of course, this may destroy your computer. Who knows? By downloading this file... blah blah blah... you agree that it's not my fault and you won't sue me.
There are many, many more scripts available on the Goodies folder on the original install discs, so track them down or have a little discussion with your friendly IT people. Corner Effects is special. Crop Marks are handy. Etc. Anyway, my script is free to use/modify/whatever; if you want to include it in some package/tip/goodie box, please let me know.