jwzlyrics 1.2

If you've downloaded jwzlyrics, grab the new version. New features, bug fixes, usability improvements.

Also it now works with Spotify thanks to a patch from Michael McCracken.


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I wrote a thing: jwzlyrics.

After years of complaining about how all extant iTunes lyrics-displayers and importers suck, I finally bit the bullet and wrote my own. I should have just done this a long time ago.

It's simple, but my needs were simple. Let me know if you like it.

It has a stupid name because all the other stupid names were already taken.

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You'll find my cobblestones require extra attention today

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nails his own testicles to cobblestones

In a statement posted on the grani.ru website prior to the demonstration, Mr Pavlensky had written: 'A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.'

The artist has put his body on the line for previous high-profile protests. After two members of the Pussy Riot punk protest band were jailed for singing inside Moscow's main cathedral in 2011 he sewed his lips together, and he also wrapped his naked body in barbed wire outside a government building in St Petersburg.

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Scene missing! A video in this post has disappeared. If you know of an accessible version of this video (search), please mail me so that I can update this post.
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jwz mixtape 134

Please enjoy jwz mixtape 134.

Again, I had to omit three videos I wanted to include here because the bands couldn't be bothered to upload them to Youtube as well as Vimeo. For shame. No, I'm not going to tell you what they are.

If you like the Crashfaster track, he's having his album release at DNA Lounge this Thursday.

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Current Music: as noted

XScreenSaver 5.23

XScreenSaver 5.23 out now, including for iOS.

I think that at this point, all of the OSX savers should be just as fast as their X11 equivalents. XCopyArea has finally been beaten in to submission, mostly thanks to Dave Odell!

One new hack, Geodesic. Watch how it inflates. It's subtle.

Also, I added a real installer on OSX. Let me know how that works out for you.

And the usual round of minor bug fixes.

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Gimme some sugar, baby

Joseph Towne wax model, created for 1851 Great Exhibition

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Steve Almond comes to you on behalf of Toto


This seems to place him in or around an airport, the sort of airport within earshot of drums. He can see the wings of the plane which are lit by the moon, and are also able, curiously, to reflect stars. [...]

This tells us two more vital things: first, he is North of Africa. Second, he is in position to bless rain.

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M is for Meat

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"I need you to pollinate me."

Luxuria Superbia is a game about having sex with a flower, or maybe your computer. You are definitely having sex with something.

It combines the rail-shooter synesthesia of Rez, the psychedelic colors and imagery of Katamari Damacy, and the relaxing rhythm of Everyday Shooter.

There is a garden filled with white flowers. Each flower is an endless tunnel with its own shape, imagery, and music. You restore color to the wilted flower by touching its walls. The more colorful the walls, the faster your score increases. Suggestive text appears on screen ("I need you to pollinate me.") There's a catch, however: restore every wall completely, and the stage ends prematurely. Or: You want the flower edging for as long as possible before you make it come. That is the game.

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Miss USA Dressed as Optimus Prime Because America

Every year, won by an Earthling.

Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. And Miss USA showcased two of the most important artifacts of American heritage to date -- stealing things from Japanese culture and Michael Bay.

Turns out, there's no better way to learn about and celebrate different cultures than watching beautiful women walking around in dress-shaped dioramas.


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