Month: April 2007

links for 2007-04-29

Boing Boing: Economist slams DRM “The Economist has come out against DRM in a tell-it-like-it-is editorial that explains why anti-copying technology is bad for the entertainment industry.” (tags: notes-towards-free-culture drm critique) Miracle Lyrical – starting up open lyrics « Zero


I’ve started sketching some ideas out in Processing. It doesn’t work on PowerPC Linux you know.

links for 2007-04-28

Mandatory Licensing. Copyfight: the politics of IP “Yes, Ms Peters, we knew the Copyright Office has no interest in consumers getting music nor in artists getting paid, but you needn’t have put it so bluntly.” (tags: notes-towards-free-culture funny) Art

Criticism of Web 2.0 sites remains weak

Participation on Web 2.0 sites remains weak | Technology | Internet | Reuters Similarly, only two-tenths of one percent of visits to Flickr, a popular photo-editing site owned by Yahoo Inc., are to upload new photos, the Hitwise study found.

links for 2007-04-19

Space Raoul Gentleman hero of the universe and talking animal of some kind from the author of Bear. (tags: cartoon comic-strip webcomic funny) Dennis Hollingsworth: For Whom are Your Soldiers Fighting? “a vibrant and expanding artworld economy is what we

Fair Use And Free Software

The third GPL3 draft mentions Fair Use in a manner similar to the Creative Commons licences, guaranteeing the Fair Use rights of people who receive copies of the work. Fair Use can be an extensive exception to copyright, allowing derivative

Art for Society?

“Britain is full of teachers pretending to be “artists”, “Artists” pretending to be French Philosophers, curators pretending to be revolutionaries, etc., etc. Now bourgeois art teachers pretend they are socialist artists-It is the same recurring problem: the historical conditions they

Free Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers are useful tools. You can open consumer electronics with them, you can assemble furniture with them, or you can misuse them to open tins of paint. There is nothing profound about them, they are just useful devices. They are

links for 2007-04-17

PSFK Trends & Ideas: Party Pics Party photo communities. (tags: party social-life photographs)


Well that’s three days lost to a Debian upgrade screw up. On the plus side I have a nice clean install of Etch now. Thanks to Matt Lee for help and emotional support. 😉