Friday, January 30, 2004

eBay item 3171575635 (Ends Jan-30-04 11:57:37 PST) - The Best Sr. Network/Security Engineer, another funny auction :)
major labels: the problem with music. This article explains how a band signs with a major and where does money end up. (hint: record label gets $700k and each band member $4k)
The Eagle Is Grounded, While America works to protect intellectual property, everyone else is innovating.

The MPAA and RIAA are even seeking permanent antitrust exemptions from Congress to more effectively defend against technology's inevitable progress.

By taking a flexible approach to IP, companies could capitalize on the next wave of innovation rather than shirk from it. But wait too long and this ship will have sailed.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Why I Hate Personal Weblogs
eBay - Mentadent Toothbrush, you never know what you'll find at eBay...
Wired News: RIAA Strikes Again at Traders"We're glad that the recording industry has agreed to play by the same rules that everyone else has to play by when they go to court, but it still doesn't solve any of the problems that the recording industry is facing. It doesn't put a single penny in the pockets of artists, and it says nothing about a business model that doesn't involve lawsuits." said Jason Schultz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The electronic pony express, or WiFi in Cambodia.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Tom's Hardware, The 5 GHz Project A Pentium IV at 5GHz cooled with Liquid Nitrogen. I guess they only did it to attract atention...
Han Solo in Carbonite, made with Lego bricks!!

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Friday, January 23, 2004

this says bookmarks are being abandoned because they become a mess the more you use them. It also says that new ways for revisiting web sites are on study. Anybody thought about blogs? I blog about sites I like, and favorites are for sites you like.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

BBC NEWS | Magazine | Why digital cameras are better photographers
Justin Frankel, the creator of Winamp, Shoutcast, Waste...
Complete Article on what happened around RIAA.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Digital Secrets: How Spirit Makes Great Photos: 'The pixels themselves get smaller,' Myles said. 'This has an impact on image quality.'
Techfocus News & Commentary - Microsoft versus Mike Rowe Soft, Part I
Not a single ISP out of 50 wants to help RIAA in their sueing quest.
New RIAA plea for help is low on ISPs to do list - CD

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Wired News: Bush Grabs New Power for FBI: Under the law, the FBI does not need to seek a court order to obtain records from financial institutions, nor does it need to prove just cause.

Monday, January 12, 2004 - Where unprofessional journalism looks better - HP Declares War On Sharing Culture: "technology leaders such as HP are going out of their way to 'help' the media industry instead of helping their own customers."
NTFS - Microsoft Aims at Yahoo

microsoft lost 300M$ in 2003 and while they wanted to compete with AOL they focus on Yahoo now

Friday, January 09, 2004

Other Small Apps

a topic in miranda forums for those who like little programs, like me :)

Monday, January 05, 2004

Pie Menus, or how to use your mouse.

GROKLAW article to make lawyers understand Open Source. Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux., or how to use knoppix.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Scientists: Earth Travel Time on Schedule: "To make the world's official time agree with where the Earth actually is in space, scientists in 1972 started adding an extra ``leap second'' on the last day of the year.For 28 years"