It's well known within my "circle" that Tetris is my favorite game of all time (I still have my original GameBoy cartridge) and I've never been shy about making known my ability to play it.
It is with this in mind that I present to you, Tetris - From Russia With Love, a wonderful, hour-long BBC documentary about the game, its creator, and its tumultuous ride out of communist Russia. It really is a fascinating story, though admittedly, you may not think so highly of it if you don't share my love for the game.
I'm currently the "photo of the day" at Flak Photo (archived here if you are looking after the 24th). Thanks Andy! I hardly ever mention these sorts of things here, but maybe I should start. Indeed, I guess I just did. :)
On an unrelated note, later this week I'll try to explain away my near-absence from this space over the last few weeks (if I can find the time!).
Why, why, why do people still insist on using liquid layouts? Let me rephrase that: why do people still insist on using the sort of layout where the main content column is not a specified width between 400 and 600 pixels (or thereabouts)? When was the last time you opened a newspaper or magazine and had to scan the entire width of the page to read the content? Never. The answer is never. So why is it that some people assume that just because they're using pixels and not ink I want to scan my entire monitor (or, more accurately, the entire width of my browser)? I assure you, I don't enjoy resizing my browser as much as you must think I do. Stop torturing me.
Update: I've received nothing but positive feedback regarding OWC.
Since buying my Mac Pro a little over a month ago, I've been patiently waiting for memory prices to drop before putting another gigabyte (512x2) in the system. While most RAM these days is fairly cheap, the fully-buffered DIMMs required by the Mac Pro (specifically, PC5300 DDR2 ECC 667MHz) are still sold at a premium.
Crucial has what I want for $300 (curiously, Apple's price is the same, which I've never seen before -- they're always more expensive), but a company called Other World Computing has the system crack for $249. Any of you guys have experience with OWC's memory? I normally wouldn't think twice about getting this from Crucial, but the price difference between the two (after having to pay taxes on Crucial's memory) is ~$75, and from what I can gather, these OWC guys are legit.