In this morning’s Oregonian (Wed, 18jul07; D2), there is an article, “Postage-stamp-sized service suits N.J. townsfolk,” that I cannot find on their own website. But, the Newhouse News Service is the source of “Tiny Post Offices Deliver More Than Mail“. From the article: “These smaller post offices are important hubs of the community.” I’m reminded… Continue reading Community not Communism
I noticed this headline in The Olympian: “Olympia woman shrinks her footprint â€” to 84 square feet“. Of course, the author of the headline should have known better, but headlines aren’t always written by the author of the article. However, this person’s footprint is not 84 square feet, but it appears that her floor plan… Continue reading And by footprint, they mean floor plan
I happened to be watching the local news while on a trip to Portland, and there was a fearmongering story about the “Zombie Hackers” that take over people’s computers. Almost all of the footage of actual computers showed Apple machines, like an old tangerine iMac and Powerbooks … not, you know, the actual machines that… Continue reading Necromancy and the nightly news
Writers Block Live Â» Blog Archive Â» The HD Boycott Begins Now “Under pressure from Hollywood, they are engineering a complete removal of the concept of fair use. They are setting up systems that will completely control how, when and where you can use content that you buy. Even worse, they can retroactively change the… Continue reading If it isn’t useful, then what is it good for anyway?
Via all kinds of stuff, “George Liquor Stories 1“: “So listen, next step is to get as many more people (not repeat persons, but new people) to comment AND I just found out that the more people who link to me, the better chance I have to get sponsors-and when I do I will make… Continue reading The people for John Kriscfalusi; democratized media; sense of virtual place
Interestingly, as I turned on the TV this morning, the question being asked on Family Feud was: “Who has the biggest ego in America?” Let us just set aside the fact that it should have been “… in the US?” shall we, for now? This is almost a tabloid wish-list. The survey says: President Bush… Continue reading One poll President Bush is winning
Via Ars Technica, “HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs“: HBO has joined the fray with a recent FCC filing in which it argues that its programmingâ€”and all “Subscription Video On Demand” servicesâ€”should fall into the category of “Copy Never.” In a broadcast-flagged world, that translate into consumers not being able to record… Continue reading HBO wants its business to be off-limits for customers
Via SiliconBeat, “Knight Ridder, owner of Mercury News, to be sold and broken apart?“: It was only a short time ago that Knight-Ridder traded another paper and acquired the local paper in Olympia. Now, it’s a game of hot potato. Hard times for newspapers all around.
Via Sci Fi Wire, “Night Stalker Gets Staked“: “ABC has canceled Night Stalker, the second time the network has given the axe to a series about reporter Carl Kolchak and his pursuit of supernatural phenomena, Variety reported.” Why do all the shows I like get cancelled? Night Stalker is the most recent. Kitchen Confidential is… Continue reading Another cancelled show: Night Stalker
Behold, the The Tales of Plush Cthulhu I’m still excited from seeing Arkham at the Open Circle Theater.
Via Boing Boing, Plato’s Republic meets Reservoir Dogs I don’t know. It’s either really, really funny … or there’s something wrong with me. “Socrates: Maybe I should frame my theory a bit more emphatically. [Drawing his gun.]” Oh, there’s more, but I’d end up quoting the whole thing, so restraint will be my theory of… Continue reading Republic Dogs
Via LISNews.com, “Florida Wal-Mart Pulls Newspaper, Wants Journalist Fired“: “kathleen writes: ‘Florida’s Pensacola News Journal will no longer be sold at the local Wal-Mart. Editor Randy Hammer noted: ‘Some managers at Wal-Mart didn’t appreciate a column Mark O’Brien wrote in June 2005 for the Pensacola News Journal about the downside of the cheap prices that… Continue reading Every capitalist is a critic …
Last night, I watched “homepage” which is an interesting documentary about the early culture that surrounded the web, the revolutionary fanaticism, and a bit about its demise. However, there was a part that had me thinking about some stuff from my own past, actually previous to all the events of the movie. honesty vs. truthfulness… Continue reading homepage and the dialectic between honesty vs truth