Chilling EFFects

Monitoring the legal climate for Internet activity. This is a “joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinics,” and it looks like it is going to be a great source of information in the future.

Bath Tissue?

Since when did they start calling toilet paper ‘bath tissue’ in the grocery store? Not to mention they moved everything around in the Randall’s I’ve been going to my entire life. It was strange, and unfamiliar. I’m starting to have second thoughts about staying in the dorms next year.

Court orders ICANN to open books!

Court orders ICANN to open books – I had the privledge of hearing Karl Auerbach speak at the Senate hearing on the issue of ICANN and he was both eloquent and well–informed. This is a big step for him and an important first one for fixing the organization. This is an issue which touches every […]

Good Vibrations

Inspired by Textism, I have decided to personally abandon all–capital acronyms and words. It really breaks up the flow of the line to have a word that stands above everything else and hinders readability, so through the beauty of CSS I have approximated SMALL CAPS, an underused typographical tool. I’m also taking this oppurtunity to […]

Parens Bows to DMCA

Well it looks like Bruce Parens decided not to break the law at his Friday presentation. Apparently it was not of his own concern, but chiefly that of his employer. In his position I believe I would have done the same thing, as a whole he can contribute more to open–source through his work at […]

The Dark Side of Hacking Bill

Wired — The Dark Side of Hacking Bill “Contrary to widespread, if uninformed speculation, our legislation is narrowly crafted, with strict bounds on acceptable behavior by the copyright owner,” Berman said in a statement. “It gives copyright creators a very limited safe harbor from liability when they use technological tools for the narrow purpose of […]

Getting Better

Well it’s looking like all the trouble with the desktop is related to some funky memory, and now that I’ve taken it out things are rock solid again. Espescially now that the new motherboard came in the other day and it has been working out great. It has a ton of cool features that I […]

Interesting Observation

Okay, anyone else think it’s funny that SysAdmin appreciation day is on winter solstice? 🙂 Update: I meant summer solstice. But when I checked it turns out that was last month. Bummer. In other news the first revision of the GRX570 review is up. Let me know what you think.

Update

Okay well the installation finished, and it booted XP up and I was able to do a few things. I decided to reboot to make sure everything was kosher, and what do you know, it isn’t. Currently it looks like NTLDR, the loader for the operating system itself won’t load. I’m not sure exactly why […]