The Null Device
Linux DVD resources: UDF FS patches, Linux DVD/DXR2 howto. People are also working on support for the DXR3 decoder card, though this seems to be embryonic. (And no, I don't know anything about DeCSS, and if I did, I would lie through my teeth about it.)
Well, I didn't find my Nokia 5110 (presumably now exchanged for heroin and on its way to some GSM-using country where Australian stolen-phone registries aren't valid), though I did go to the Telstra Shop and almost got a new 3210. Almost, because the system that handles SIM cards was down this afternoon, and so I wasn't able to get a SIM card made up. However, Telstra did waive the card replacement fee and the contract termination fee, so I will have a new phone essentially for free.
So now I have a Nokia 3210, sans SIM card, being charged, and will hopefully get the card tomorrow.
Picking up the latest virulent meme (via Monsieur Le Scum, who else), here is my Stor Trooper GIF. A rather crude likeness, within the constraints of the wardrobe (they have no black T-shirts without goth band logos and no decent paisley shirts (only the Hawaiian number I was forced to cover with a jacket); and I won't even mention the lack of a decent green velvet suit). Though it will probably appear in the gallery.
(Aside: how come Stor has a Base and Goth wardrobe and no others. No Raver wardrobe? No Hippie/Feral/Crusty/alternative? No Sci-Fi Geek? No Indie Kid With Mod Delusions? I do get the feeling that Stor are one of those enterprises organised along the lines of the tech-savvy-goth-clique business model, sort of like Dimension X and Netizen and such. The hinted-at ontology, dividing the world into Goths and Normals, sort of gives away the likely contents of their office MP3 server.)
Btw, I reckon that Graham does look rather like one of the members of Blur on the cover of their best-of CD.
Pfaknok! I lost my mobile phone today. From what I gather, it may have fallen out of my pocket on an Epping-line train, or a tram, or may have been left in one of the shops I visited along the way. It was not responding when I called it, which may mean it's switched off in a lost property office (or that some scumbag is using it to make drug deals). It has been reported and its serial number placed on a register, so if you're thinking of pawning it to buy heroin, you're probably out of luck. Anyway, I had 3 months remaining on the contract, so paying it out and getting a new one will cost me $36. Assuming I don't find it, I'll probably get a new one (perhaps a Nokia 3210, with programmable ringtones).