Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bayonetta Cosplay (link roundup)

Bayonetta cosplay spotted here. Here's another shot.

And a few more links:

1. Why are placebos becoming more effective? Via.

2. Jason Kottke says he just spent a bunch of money on a new MacBook and iPhone and is having trouble convincing himself that the money was worth it. By comparison, all of my computer purchases have been PCs, purchased when I felt I absolutely had to have a new one. I've always felt that the new computer was so advanced as to be from a different species.

3. Relatedly, I have a brand new laptop. Can anyone suggest a good laptop bag that I can travel with?

*Previously: Yuki 7 cosplay.

*Buy cosplay books at Amazon.


  1. For the bag : check out Vaude, I've got a Till bag, it's unbreakable, has several pockets for cables, handy, ... and comes with a detachable laptop "sleeve". I use it at work as my portable workplace, and it's perfect.
    Someone told me Vaude reuses old car tyres, so it's eco-friendly as well.

  2. Cool link Henk. Congrats on your new toy! I purchased by laptop bag from, then click Essentials. I saw a couple demos at MacWorld Expo and could resist purchasing one on the spot. It's surprisingly comfy when carried with shoulder strap. Just enough room for battery charger and usb cables.

  3. The 'buying technology just at the moment it is needed' is the correct philosophy.

    My suggestion for the best bags are the ones made by Burton Snowboards. They takes lots of feedback from their riders and whatnot. Mine has enough pockets and places that I can carry enough tech to make me a low powered superhero.

  4. I've only ever owned one laptop, but I just wanted to chime in and say that Crumpler makes some pretty awesome laptop bags. I own their "Considerable Embarassment" model, and I love it to death.

    Also, I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I happened upon it a few weeks ago, and I've been following it ever since!

  5. I sewed my OWN bag for my MacBook. It is really fancy and nobody has a similar one. On a different note, it has little/protection except from some few pads.

  6. Bought a new MacBook earlier this summer when the old one fried. I would give my left arm to have the old one back. Right after I bought this one Mac started putting the firewire back in them. And within 2 weeks I found out the model has a faulty hard drive (by experience, natch!).

    Computer bag: I'm rocking a Brenthaven and loving it. Shoulder strap, interior padded pocket, many other pockets for doodads and doodon'ts. And exchangable front panels for a variety of looks and pockets and protection. A little pricey, but with a long-term warranty.

  7. Thanks for the tips, I'll check them all out.

  8. I feel your pain on the laptop. I actually downgraded to tiger on my G5 and I am sticking with leopard on my MacBook.