The Null Device
Interesting program of the day: mp3stego, which (as the name suggests) can hide information in MP3-compressed audio. This can be used for watermarking, or for more cloak-and-dagger applications.
Looks like Adobe (of PostScript/Acrobat/PhotoShop fame) has relocated to Beijing. Or, more probably, been hijacked. (via Camworld)
According to Far and Wide, there is a new Cocteau Twins best-of compilation titled Stars and Topsoil, containing a selection of tracks from their albums up to 1990 or so. Looks like something I'll have to check out.
There was a reasonably interesting interview with Robert Smith and Perry Bamonte of The Cure on 3RRR's Far and Wide programme. Some interesting things that came up: the mechanical, almost drum-machine-like drum rhythms on the earlier albums are so because Lol Tolhurst wasn't a very skilled drummer; the only song on Bloodflowers that is about the band itself is Maybe Someday, and now that The Cure are no longer under contract to a major recording label, they may put unreleased recordings up on their web site. Should be interesting; some of the Cure's best material has been B-sides and non-album material.