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Cats love to sing

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

A user named Kyrosan on IRC sent in this video of his cat answering an Adium sound (specifically, the contact-signed-off sound from the TokyoTrainStation set). Behold:

Thanks to Kyrosan for the video link, and to Robby (who is one of the people who help out on our Trac) for suggesting that I make a blog post out of it.

While writing this post, I couldn’t help but think of the story of another cat and Japanese train station.

Adium sighting: On top of Yankee StADIUM

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

On September 19th, workers on the new Yankee Stadium assembled the sign on top of it. And, fortunately for us, they worked from right to left.

Frame grab of an MLB.com video, showing workers lowering the ‘A’ into position to the left of ‘DIUM’, forming a temporary ‘ADIUM’.

Image source: MLB.com video: “The new Yankee Stadium letters are hoisted into place”. The New York Daily News has a photo from a slightly different angle. Thanks to Matthew Giarra for telling us about the scene, and to Steve Patterson for finding the video.

This Peanut Looks Like A Duck

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Jesper informs me of a website called This Peanut Looks Like A Duck.

This site, like so many, originates with a single post, containing a photo of a mis-shapen peanut next to a rubber ducky. The site’s creators have followed that post with a succession of photos of other objects that look like various kinds of birds—mostly peanuts, and mostly ducks.

Thanks, Jesper. And if any of you have any other duck sightings to report, feel free to contact us.

Adiumy sighting: In a jar of mustard

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Adium user Daniel Versteeg wrote in to tell us that his girlfriend, after inaugurating a fresh jar of mustard, discovered that she’d inadvertently carved the shape of Adiumy out of it:

He's there in the jar, carved out of the mustard.

He sent us this picture (which he took with his iPhone) partly to ask you whether you had any Duck sightings of your own.

So, how about it? Have you seen Adiumy (or his silhouette, at least) anywhere? (We will, of course, need photographic evidence, to document his journey.)

Adium mentioned in BusinessWeek

Friday, August 10th, 2007

On page 2 of an article about Microsoft’s diminishing influence:

What’s left? Microsoft Messenger, but most Mac users eschew it in favor of iChat, which supports both AOL’s instant messenger and GoogleTalk, or AdiumX, which supports more or less every instant-messaging scheme under the sun, including Microsoft’s. …

OK, it’s in passing, but it’s still cool. ☺

Thanks to Dan Weeks for the heads-up!