Month: December 2006

First Wiimote Drawing

(Wiimote, WMD with PPC64 patches and patched Python, Inkscape.)
Posted in Aesthetics, Generative Art, Projects, Uncategorized

links for 2006-12-26

Vista "Security" cost-benefit analysis"The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute thelongest suicide note in history."(tags: free-culture ip-maximalism)
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Christmas & New Year

I am going to be largely offline over christmas and new year. I have a Wiimote to play with from GNU/Linux and will be soldering up a sensor bar for it. I've also got some colour sensors when my soldering station arrives. I also have lots of reading to do and some thinking about exactly…
Posted in Personal

links for 2006-12-21

Boing Boing: Sloan Fndtn. funds "open" alternative to Google Book Search"The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is funding the Internet Archive to scan rare, unusual and culturally significant books and artworks at a bunch of major institutions, including the Boston Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Researc(tags: free-culture public-domain archive)Fair Use News…
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links for 2006-12-20

Boing Boing: Record industry DRM from 1907"BoingBoing reader Cameron snapped this photograph of a Edison Laboratory phonograph cylinder container from 1907, covered with anti-copying, anti-piracy fine print: "UPON ANY BREACH OF SAID CONDITION, THE LICENSE TO USE AND VEND THIS RECORD, IMPLIED FROM(tags: drm ip-maximalism historical)
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links for 2006-12-16

BadVista Blog ” BadVista"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched, a campaign with a twofold mission of exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by the new Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free software alternatives that respect users' security a(tags: free-software advocacy)
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links for 2006-12-15

LiquidIce's Nintendo Wii HacksHacking the wiimote and tghe wii. Links to examples and code.(tags: hardware hacking wii)MP3 music download website, eMusicDRM-free MP3s of millions of independent music tracks. Including ones you actually want.(tags: anti-DRM music mp3 download)Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » #6: Sensory immersionMr. Ubuntu puts forward the case for free VR(tags: VR free-software…
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I'm on myspace. If you are astonishingly cool I'll add you as a friend. Failing that, if you've always wondered what I look like I have photos: answer your question, this is in a separate compartment to anything I have to do with Free Culture. Much like my Second Life membership...
Posted in Projects

Free Duke

Sun have made Duke "Free graphics". His graphics are BSD licensed (not BY...), and some are Illustrator postcript files which are a bit difficult to load. So here they are converted to SVG:Duke SVGsOne has some bad artefacts on Duke's-actually what is that? A nose? An eye? Anyway, the red blob isn't very good on…
Posted in Free Culture

Promises To Keep

I read "Promises To Keep".It's a fact-tastic read, crammed with data and diagrams, and a very well argued thesis, with the two places where the argument doesn't follow from the examples sticking out like sore thumbs (these are minor parts of the argument, I mention this simply to emphasize how coherent the rest of the…
Posted in Free Culture, Reviews