Monday, November 12, 2007

Morning morsels...

+ Handy with Photoshop? Want to impress Stephen King...with Photoshop? Well, now's your chance with a cool contest from the UK publishers of King's new novel, Duma Key. Entrants are invited to design a poster announcing the publication of the new novel. The King himself (the Stephen kind, not the Elvis kind) will select the winner. And what does that winner get? According to Ain't It Cool News, you'll get a limited printed proof of your work and an advance copy of the book with your name printed on the cover.

+ Speaking of artistic talent, Nintendo launched the Check Mii Out Channel on the Wii Network this past Sunday. You can check out other people's Mii creations. That's the "meh" part. The kinda cool part is that they're also hosting a series of contests inviting people to create Miis that most resemble celebrities or historical figures or that fit any other crazy parameters they devise. As someone who tried creating her own "West Wing" Toby Mii to play tennis with the day we got our system, I'm geeked.

+ Ever wondered what Saturn sounds like? Okay, probably not. But if you're feeling cosmically curious, check out NASA's recordings from the Cassini-Huygen space probe's trip through the Saturnian system. [I felt totally smart typing that, by the way, even if I have no idea what any of it means.] This recording from "a 2005 flyby of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons" is especially weird and may make you reach for your tinfoil hat.

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