DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts

1/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts - Long story short, CD crippling isn't the answer, especially when the question isn't clear. I've yet to be convinced that any DRM is good DRM. #

jkottke : Sony is using DRM to pressure Apple - Sony is using DRM on audio CDs (no copying the CD, no iTunes, etc.) to pressure Apple to open up iTunes and the iPod to other formats. This story is so absurd on so many levels that I don't even know where to begin.

Nelson Minar : More DRM stupidity - Sony puts DRM to hinder iTunes; DRM provider emails cracking instructions to hapless user (via shellen)

Secure iChat with .Mac

1/11/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

jimray : Secure iChat with .Mac - Finally, a reason to renew my subscription. I predict someone will come up with a way to replicate this without .Mac, though

Learning from THE WEB

1/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Learning from THE WEB - Learning from THE WEB: Adam writes down his keen observations

Matthew M. Boedicker : what the web should teach us

Eric Meyer : Learning from THE WEB - Many of his points speak directly to why microformats are so promising. [via Tim] [via]

Responsible spam messages

1/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Responsible spam messages - Responsible spam messages. "Can't SATISFY your woman? Perhaps the two of you should sit down and discuss the issue."

Information about electrical systems from around the world

1/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Information about electrical systems from around the world - Information about electrical systems from around the world, including what plugs each country uses. Very handy for travelers.

Warnock's Dilemma

1/11/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Linkorama : Warnock's Dilemma - The problem with no response is that there are five possible

gleuschk : Warnock's Dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a little piece of web knowledge that I didn't know I was missing.

Rod Begbie : Warnock's Dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "Warnock's Dilemma", named for its progenitor Bryan Warnock, points out that a lack of response to a posting on a mailing list, Usenet newsgroup, or Web forum does not necessarily imply that no one is interested in the topic. [via#

Windows Live

1/11/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Linkorama : Windows Live - Firefox support is coming soon. Please be patient :-)

Amazon.com: BitTorrent For Dummies

1/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

WillPate : Amazon.com: BitTorrent For Dummies - Friends Kris Krug and Susie Gardner have written a great beginners to advanced guide to BitTorrent

Automatic Unsubscribe Considered Harmful - Laughing Meme

1/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : Automatic Unsubscribe Considered Harmful - Laughing Meme - "This seems 100% wrong to me. Almost a betrayal of the bright and shiny promise of RSS."

Ever seen a crab get sucked into a pipe through a 3mm-wide slit?

1/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Ever seen a crab get sucked into a pipe through a 3mm-wide slit? - Ever seen a crab get sucked into a pipe through a 3mm-wide slit? This is your chance.

Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web

1/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Linkorama : Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web - Scoble (respect) steps up with a thoughtful post on Trust

Simon Willison : Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web - Scoble nails the reasons smart web developers avoid the MS stack.

Michelin 3 star NYC

1/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Michelin 3 star NYC - 4 restaurants, wow! (via Marc)

Thinking in Code: RubyPad

1/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : Thinking in Code: RubyPad

That 70´s show

1/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

kaninka.net : That 70´s show - In the 5th season of That 70's Show, as well as the newest episodes, all of the episode titles are Led Zeppelin songs.

What the 'Shield' Covered Up

1/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

deusx : What the 'Shield' Covered Up - "If Bush truly wants the public to know all the facts in the leak case, as he has claimed in the past, he will announce now that he will not pardon Libby."

Snack has the scoop on which NYC restaurants got how many stars in the new Michelin Guide

1/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : Snack has the scoop on which NYC restaurants got how many stars in the new Michelin Guide - Snack has the scoop on which NYC restaurants got how many stars in the new Michelin Guide. Ducasse, Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, and Per Se got top honors...Daniel and Masa must be a little disappointed with only two stars. (via afb) (Comment on this) [via]

FeedTier - RSS Web Feed Generator for Web Pages without Syndication

1/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

deusx : FeedTier - RSS Web Feed Generator for Web Pages without Syndication - "FeedTier performs content analysis, picks-up the most prominent cluster of hyperlinks and automatically generates RSS web feeds from web pages without existing sydincation options."

Wireless Internet on the way this year in 7 Oakland cities

1/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

deusx : Wireless Internet on the way this year in 7 Oakland cities - "Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Oak Park and Wixom won out among 31 communities that applied to be the pilot cities for the county's Wireless Oakland Project."

Physics Flash Animations

1/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

gleuschk : Physics Flash Animations - including some nice calculus-based ones

BitTorrent for Dummies

1/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : BitTorrent for Dummies - it doesn't get much more mainstream than this  [via]

Readers in the UK are buying books to look smart

1/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : Readers in the UK are buying books to look smart - Survey: readers in the UK are buying books to look smart. "Some consumers hedge their bets by keeping two titles on the go -- one an impressive book to show other people, the other an escapist work to enjoy."

Wikipedia may go to print

1/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Linkorama : Wikipedia may go to print - For the developing world. Also clarifies there is no content freeze

Return on Attention and Infomediaries

1/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Linkorama : Return on Attention and Infomediaries - AttentionTrust.org ought to lead with this proposition and focus on developing the technology standards that will help individuals and their infomediary agents to increase return on attention

Grading 529s: Not All Get A's

1/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

jimray : Grading 529s: Not All Get A's

TechCrunch: "Picaboo is located in September 2002 by Howard Field and Kevin McCurd..."

1/11/2005 @ 16:57 UTC

kellan : TechCrunch: "Picaboo is located in September 2002 by Howard Field and Kevin McCurd..." - That has to be the most backhanded way of saying "old hat" I've ever seen #

SF Fast Food

1/11/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : SF Fast Food - Unappetizing Google Maps application

Scooter on crutches

1/11/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Scooter on crutches - Awesome photo

Notes from a talk that Josh Schachter gave at the Berkman Center

1/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Notes from a talk that Josh Schachter gave at the Berkman Center - David Weinberger has some rough notes from a talk that Josh Schachter gave at the Berkman Center.

Magnalogs

1/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Magnalogs - Web representation of a journey: GPS track, photos, maps, etc. Nice integration.

EXIF / GPS tags

1/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : EXIF / GPS tags - CLosest I've found to a standard

Correcting an Imbalance (Cathy Newton and Erica Spina)

1/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

gleuschk : Correcting an Imbalance (Cathy Newton and Erica Spina) - SU a leader in promoting women scientists, engineers

More Women in Science -- Handelsman et al.

1/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

gleuschk : More Women in Science -- Handelsman et al. - including Nancy Cantor. But I can't read the article! Grump.

The branding of US states

1/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : The branding of US states - Examination of how US states brand themselves, focusing on state logos, license plates, and slogans.

radicaldesigns server blocked from china

1/11/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kellan : radicaldesigns server blocked from china - congratulations, thats how you know you're doing good work #

Forerunner 201

1/11/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

deusx : Forerunner 201 - "The Forerunnerâ„¢ 201 offers athletes an easy-to-read display, ergonomic wristband, and integrated GPS sensor that provides precise speed, distance, and pace data. It's a compact, lightweight, accurate training assistant with performance tracking, au

Foreign Policy: The Blame Game

1/11/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

deusx : Foreign Policy: The Blame Game - "This is President Bush’s war, and America’s failure will be his legacy."

Jason Fry writes about his experiences in starting a weblog

1/11/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : Jason Fry writes about his experiences in starting a weblog - In the WSJ, Jason Fry writes about his experiences in starting a weblog about the Mets. If you're a new blogger, this is a good look at how your first few months might go. "The downside of being a blog writer? Being a blog administrator."

anecdotes from Chesire Catalyst

1/11/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : anecdotes from Chesire Catalyst

Forerunner software

1/11/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Forerunner software - Handy community supplied list

Forerunner / G. Earth

1/11/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Forerunner / G. Earth - integrate data from your GPS into Google Earth display

10+ tips: Averting Bad Web Experiences

1/11/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : 10+ tips: Averting Bad Web Experiences - Gosh does tip 11 strike a chord with me!

What clients really want

1/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

WillPate : What clients really want

Bubblegeneration - web 2.0 business models

1/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

ricmac : Bubblegeneration - web 2.0 business models - "But if the 2.0 crowd really wants to help accelerate this implosion, it's got to focus as much or more on economic innovation - new business models - as it does on technological innovation."

Comments from the PodTech Gallery » Another PodTech Exclusive: Memeorandum Inventor - Gabe Rivera

1/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

ricmac : Comments from the PodTech Gallery » Another PodTech Exclusive: Memeorandum Inventor - Gabe Rivera - "One way that you should look at this different to the NY Times or Cnet news is that - it’s open to you! "

UK Resources for Web Accessibility and the Law

1/11/2005 @ 10:56 UTC

Isofarro : UK Resources for Web Accessibility and the Law - Joe Clark: 'Martin Sloan’s site with *exhaustive* listings of Web-accessibility legislation' (via Joe Clark's del.icio.us feed)

GPS watch hacking

1/11/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : GPS watch hacking - Garmin ForeRunner 201 integration with maps

Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops?

1/11/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops? - Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops?: probably will

nice realistic map of Boston trains (pdf)

1/11/2005 @ 06:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : nice realistic map of Boston trains (pdf)

Darwin's Ltd.

1/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Darwin's Ltd. - Attention Cantabrigians. Darwin's has a new-ish store in Inman Square. Rather sadly, the highlight of my day at an old job was getting to Darwin's for one of their superbly flavourful sandwiches. #

DeLay Reports Record Funds for Defense - Yahoo! News

1/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

deusx : DeLay Reports Record Funds for Defense - Yahoo! News - How's this a surprise? He's got a proven track record for amassing money, by hook or by crook.

NBC News to broadcast online

1/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Andy Baio : NBC News to broadcast online - for free in its entirety, with past shows archived historically  [via]

Just a Bump in the Beltway: Speaking Truth To Power

1/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

deusx : Just a Bump in the Beltway: Speaking Truth To Power - "Yes, people, I would like to be a fly on the wall when conservative white women discuss this one, man!"

Daily Kos: Judge Alito Sees Dead People

1/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

deusx : Daily Kos: Judge Alito Sees Dead People - "...why is it that when a far-right Republican wants to make a good impression, they do it by standing in front of, on top of, or in the shadow of dead Americans?"

Daily Kos: An Embattled and Weakened Bush Goes Nuclear

1/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

deusx : Daily Kos: An Embattled and Weakened Bush Goes Nuclear - "Bush continues to cement his position as the worst president in modern history."

independent coffee workers dress up as Starbucks zombies for Halloween

1/11/2005 @ 05:00 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : independent coffee workers dress up as Starbucks zombies for Halloween

article about memoirs of Winston Churchill's bodyguard

1/11/2005 @ 04:58 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : article about memoirs of Winston Churchill's bodyguard

50 things to eat before you die

1/11/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 50 things to eat before you die

Daily Kos: 7 soldiers in Iraq killed in Iraq TODAY. Feel safer?

1/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

deusx : Daily Kos: 7 soldiers in Iraq killed in Iraq TODAY. Feel safer? - "The best way to honor the sacrifices of our troops and their families is to demand action and accountability from our leaders."

Daily Kos: Bush: The Wingnuts' Waterboy

1/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

deusx : Daily Kos: Bush: The Wingnuts' Waterboy - "I saw someone in a comment here call Bush the Winguts' Waterboy and I really liked that. And I believe it is completely accurate."

Shaun Inman's Mint stats package contains a great easter egg

1/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jkottke : Shaun Inman's Mint stats package contains a great easter egg - Shaun Inman's Mint stats package contains a great easter egg. Just key in the Konami cheat code (up up, down down, left right, left right, b, a) and you're greeted with a custom graphic. More old school video game-inspired easter eggs on web sites please.

IEBlog : IE7 Networking improvements in content caching and decompression

1/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

kayodeok : IEBlog : IE7 Networking improvements in content caching and decompression - "I would like to introduce you to some of the improvements in content caching and decompression in IE, two features that play a key role in speeding up the delivery of pages from a remote web server"

Daily Kos: Incompetence, or Intentional?

1/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

deusx : Daily Kos: Incompetence, or Intentional? - "Bush couldn't keep even his most trifling of promises to get rid of the leakers."

Some insight into how the Robot Co-op is set up as a company

1/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

erikbenson : Some insight into how the Robot Co-op is set up as a company - We like stories about our sites more than stories about our company, but this one is pretty well written.

ricmac : Amazon beats VCs to the punch | CNET News.com - "the arrangement with Amazon.com furnishes Robot Co-Op with a greater degree of latitude than a typical start-up."

Unlimited Printable Calendars

1/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Unlimited Printable Calendars - Unlimited Printable Calendars: kick ass!

Blogometric pressure

1/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

jkottke : Blogometric pressure - We have a new leader in the dumbest blog-related word/phrase competition: blogometric pressure.

Nonprofit Curmudgeon: "The infighting is so vicious because the stakes are so low."

1/11/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

merlinmann : Nonprofit Curmudgeon: "The infighting is so vicious because the stakes are so low." - "Sometimes we're busy saving the world, and sometimes we're busy rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic."

Your comments will be noted | Ask MetaFilter

1/11/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

merlinmann : Your comments will be noted | Ask MetaFilter - "Don't think about this as a technology problem, think of it as a behavior problem."

Digital Web Magazine - Measure Map

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

veen : Digital Web Magazine - Measure Map - "This is something my uncle could use..."

Matt Croydon is moving to Kansas

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Matt Croydon is moving to Kansas - Another professional Django developer.

Don't get ahead of the curve

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Don't get ahead of the curve - UK students are way behind the curve.

hackdiary: The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails)

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : hackdiary: The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails) - This has the potential to be fantastic, and knock IMDB into a cocked-hat for UK telly info. [via#

Simon Willison : The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails) - Matt Biddulph's current project is insanely cool.

About the Mac OS X 10.4.3 Update

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : About the Mac OS X 10.4.3 Update - Includes an updated Safari that passes the Acid 2 test.

SpiderMonkey (JavaScript-C) Engine

1/11/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

joshua : SpiderMonkey (JavaScript-C) Engine

futon life

1/11/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : futon life

Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

1/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

kayodeok : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far - Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Andy Baio : Sony CD installs DRM rootkit? - malware that hides itself and impossible for almost everyone to remove  [via]

Rod Begbie : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far - Sony are now using Windows vulnerabilities to hide DRM software on Windows PCs so that users can't uninstall them. Fuckers. [via#

Nelson Minar : Evil Sony DRM - Lots of rootkit crap just to play a crappy CD (via BoingBoing)

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