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Grab-bag update...

Apparently, Merriam-Webster online has crowned "w00t" as its Word of the Year for 2007. (Really? Not "lolcat"?)


Not actually in time for the holidays, but... you need a Boba Fett-shaped 1gb (or up to 4gb) flash drive, right? Sure you do! (I really don't get why the Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and R2D2 ones have the little ears.)


Never let it be said that Harvard doesn't know how to have fun: ROFLcon, taking place (tentatively) April 25-26, 2008. What? you say. From the website: "This is the ongoing record of an effort to assemble every famous internet meme or celebrity to come to Harvard in the spring of 2008 to attend a conference. Presumably, they're going to talk about fame online. But with Homestar Runner and Dinosaur Comics coming and Goatse on the guest list, getting there is going to be about 80% of the fun." (Guest list also includes: XKCD, someone from 4chan, Red vs. Blue, Chuck Norris Facts, LOLcats Bible, Anil Dash from 6A, and many more!) Man, I'm tempted...

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veejane
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, Han Solo flash drive has such a smarmy expression on his face!

I mean, they all look like what would happen if Lego put out a line for grownups, but Han Solo is by far the funniest.
eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, some of them are pretty good. :) I think that Boba Fett and Leia are the ones I'd actually consider owning.
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eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Well, except that "w00t" is several years old...
emilytheslayer
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
I will go to ROFLcon with you.
eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
lynxreign
Dec. 13th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
What's a Goatse?
emilytheslayer
Dec. 13th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
You don't want to know.
cityofbeige
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
But with Homestar Runner and Dinosaur Comics coming and Goatse on the guest list, getting there is going to be about 80% of the fun."

Ummmm... I hope goatse won't be doing any "demonstrations". O_o
eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Let us assume not...
okojosan
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
...

Goatse? Scary!

The little flash drives are so cute! I guess I should have expected something like that would happen.
eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of recalling that flash drives embedded in cute things did exist prior to this. I don't remember where I saw the links. I'm not exactly up on flash-drive accessorizing. I wouldn't even know about this if it hadn't popped up as an ad on deviantArt and I said, hey, I think I'll take a look. These are nicely streamlined, though...
okojosan
Dec. 13th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
About ROFL-con- they should totally get "I Kiss You!" Mahir from Hungary.
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eregyrn
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
See, while I don't disagree with you (Han in carbonite would be AWESOME!) or with the DIY ethic... I have learned from long experience that there's a distinct gap between "I could do that myself and it'd be even cooler!" and "I will actually go to the effort involved of doing that myself".

I'm as pleased as the next person if I manage to make a cool, cheap knock-off of something expensive (let me show you the necklace I made for $20 that is nearly indistinguishable from the one that a catalogue wanted to sell me for like $180; and I actually DID IT, more to the point). But I also know how many intended projects there are littering my house.

I grant you, I'm not up on what flash-drives cost these days. But I look at that and think to myself that $60 is in the realm of what I'd be willing to shell out for a 1gb flash drive in a cool case that I didn't have to construct myself.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 13th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Shameful geek admission time: For a couple of years, I was really into customizing action figures. So this is completely something I would do all the time. I packed it all away when the General was little because you don't want exactos and cans of primer and dremels lying around the house with a little one, but yeah, i could totally see me spending a snowed-in Sunday working on this.
jenlev
Dec. 13th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Bwahahaah! I so have to send my cousin in law the Boba Fett flash drive.
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