Friday, August 15, 2008

Thug's Bunny

"Roo the monster rabbit cannot find a home - because she's a real thug's bunny. The rare European giant rabbit, who weighs more than 15lb and is the size of a medium dog, has been snapped up from the pet shop by two different owners.
But both soon returned her - saying she was too much of a handful and kept chewing their woodwork.
Tracy Simpson, who cares for Roo at Pets At Home in Elgin, Moray, said: "Her new owners thought would be a nice, quiet pet.
"But Roo's full of life and likes munching on things. It didn't go down well."
Now she is going to live with a staff member." Daily Mail

Thanks Hetty

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rabbit + Ladybird

"Children's publisher Ladybird has partnered with digital company Violet, creator of the Nabaztag Rabbit, to make some of its traditional tales available via the digital device. It is the first UK-based publisher to partner with the French digital pioneer.
The Nabaztag identifies books using the "Ztamp" system designed by Violet.
It recognises a book via the "Ztamp" glued under a book's cover, retrieves the story from the Violet server and then reads it out loud. Users can navigate through the chapters of the story by moving the Rabbit's ears."
more here

Friday, August 08, 2008

Alec Azam

Presto - The new short from Pixar, being screened alongside Wall-E, stars Alec. If Pixar did cartoon bunnies they'd probably be the finest in the world. Well, they have and he probably is.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


wordl is a really nice app that lets you create groovy word clouds out of any text. Size, frequency, font, layout, etc. can all be tweaked. Good for spicing up any presentation or web page.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Lanterns & Locks

Stanford Hall played host to the 2008 Fireworks Championships hosted by MLE. We arrived early - thanks for the tip Karen - and enjoyed a picnic/feast before the three competing teams put on a 10 minute display each. Pyromania won (just ahead of Spitfire) and MLE closed the night with an outstanding display.
Sunday was less frenetic as we met up with my parents on Indulgence near Hartshill. After a pub lunch, Carys took the tiller for a short while before we all parted company at Atherstone