Saw a great movie on DVD recently, I ♥ Huckabees. Great DVD extras, including the weirdest thing I’ve yet seen on a DVD, an infomercial for Jaffe & Jaffe, the (fictional) Existential Detectives played by Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffmann. Very authentic. Jon Brion just sitting in the corner with a tiny guitar. The above web address advertised. Cool.

Also some great public service announcements from Open Spaces, another thing from the movie. Seeing a rock dropped on a daisy is a pretty effective five second conservation ad. Anyway, grab it, watch it, it’s great. Geek me says: multi-coloured DVD buttons: fancy. Mmm.

Hey – the second final candidate for my new composition for Tiger users is ready. It’s called Abstracted and lives in your ~/Library/Screen Savers/ folder. Enjoy, and leave comments here.

(Unless, like the twit below, you’re trying to promote your Delhi hotel.)

Oh, there’s another composition called Lines Dance here.

Recently, if I haven’t been wandering around Australia Zoo or finishing next week’s lecture then I’ve been mucking about with Quartz Composer, a funky program included with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. A site called QuartzComps has sprung up to focus on it and has many links to compositions people have made with it.

I’ve got a nice one to give away soon; just let me dot the i and cross the t. Soon!

Well – this entry was originally posted from Dash Blog, a handy new tool that sits on my Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger! Yes, the fact that I’m excited about that makes me a nerd!

If that’s a problem, it’s not mine but yours.

But I’ve republished it to ditch the title. Incidentally, some friends from the UK are visiting, which is nice. Hey V&A if you’re reading sometime later! Also, I’ve been playing with Quartz Desktop on Tiger, which is great. Will let you see some stuff soon if you ask nicely.