Random cool stuff...
First, FIDM is opening up Yet Another Cool Costuming Exhibit this weekend. It's a display of costumes from movies eligible to be nominated for costuming Academy Awards this year, and of the costumes from the Best Costuming awardees from last year. The subset of actual nominees is definitely represented:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Gabriella Pescucci
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) - Colleen Atwood
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) - Sandy Powell
Pride & Prejudice (2005) - Jacqueline Durran
Walk the Line (2005) - Arianne Phillips
but also some notables which did not get nominated will also be represented, including some "curtain calls" from the Dressing A Galaxy Star Wars exhibit, and costumes from The Chronicles of Narnia, Serenity, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, The New World, Batman Begins, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. After going to Anime Los Angeles, which is a very cosplay-oriented Anime con, I'm all fired up to do some sewing.
Second, someone in the Mac-loving land of Kawaii and Sugoi did what has got to be the penultimate Mac casemod. He took an Mac SE/30, a classic in itself, gutted it except for the CRT and the Analog Board, and installed a Mac mini in its place. Now the reason why I call it a penultimate Mac casemod is that the ultimate Mac casemod would be to do the same thing with a Color Classic. However, the Color Classic is rare now, and gutting one would be sacrilege. Gutting an SE/30 is sort of a sacrilege anyway. But the results...as they say in Akihabara...kakkou-ii!