Month: December 2005

Macca On Creativity And Originality

“Front Row”, BBC Radio 4, Monday 26th December 2005. Paul McCartney: … But from the very earliest days of writing songs we would always think ‘wait a minute, that’s from West Side Story, we can’t have that’. So we’d have

Posted in Free Culture

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas! This post is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, so you can modify it to refer to whichever seasonal holiday you like. The humour-challenged should note that these two sentences make the post substantial and original enough

Posted in Free Culture, Personal, Satire

Draw Something Online

I’ve been trying to hack up a version of draw-something to run in a web page. ABCL is a Java Lisp interpreter that will load and run draw-something more or less unmodified, but it’s either too slow or the mathematics

Posted in Projects

Top Ten Simple Electronic Circuits

http://www.diylive.net/index.php/2005/12/19/ten-most-needed-circuits-for-the-diyer/ Handy stuff. Technorati Tags: electronics

Posted in Generative Art, Howto

New Rhizome Site Design Launch

The excellent Rhizome have a new site design: http://www.rhizome.org/ Give it a go. Technorati Tags: generative art

Posted in Generative Art

Space Art

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/21/more_space_art_at_un.html I’ve a number of projects for the ISS if they’re interested. ūüôā Technorati Tags: aesthetics, art, space

Posted in Aesthetics

More ‚ÄúCompatibility‚ÄĚ

The hard sell on “compatibility”: http://www.technologyreview.com/InfoTech/wtr_16073,300,p1.html?trk=nl CC’s response to criticisms of the proposed BY-SA/FDL backdoor: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5731 Technorati Tags: free culture

Posted in Free Culture

Against Meta-Licensing

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5709 This proposal, to declare multiple licenses “compatible” with the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-Sharealike license (BY-SA) in a kind of meta-license came out a few weeks after the FDL backdoor was proposed on the license-discuss list. Again, it is a

Posted in Free Culture

Against BY-SA/FDL ‚ÄúCompatibility‚ÄĚ

Arguments Against The BY-SA FDL Backdoor. Creative Commons will soon be starting the final discussion on version 3.0 of their Attribution-Sharealike (BY-SA) license. This may include a clause that allows derivatives of BY-SA works to be re-licenced under the GNU

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Various Cool Lisp Stuff

http://www.xach.com/ – Graphics and utilities. http://www.metabang.com/open-source-software.html – Utilities, graphs and a documentation system. http://www.weitz.de/tbnl/ – Dynamic website system in portable Lisp. http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/lispbox/ – Lisp in a box. Good starter Lisp system. http://www.lispniks.com/mailman/listinfo/gardeners – Lisp Gardeners. A new community making Lisp

Posted in Generative Art