Monthly Archives August 2002

Mirrors Needed

Ok, here’s the deal. I need you to mirror something for me. The appropriate weaslawyers found this little parody I mirror. About six months ago the guy at got a cease-and-desist letter and replaced his archive with a link to mine. Yep, he essentially said I’ve taken them down but they’re here now, and […]

Everybody loves cheap music.

How’s this for a wacky idea: Get with small and medium labels to provide music on the web. Do it as MP3, with a note saying “We trust our users” as your entire DRM strategy. Get big enough that you’ve got thousands of artists in dozens of genres. It gets weirder: Sell the MP3s. Like, […]

Where do these people come from?

<jmd> what in the heck is a pith helmet? <dagbrown> It’s a helmet made from pith. <jmd> n 1: soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most <jmd> flowering plants <jmd> and why would you build a helmet from that? <dagbrown> Yah, if you dry it out it gets really hard, but while it’s […]

This does not surprise me.

You are 40% geek You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important […]

Messing about in boats

`Nice? It’s the ONLY thing,’ said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING–absolute nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. I rented a canoe this afternoon and spent a couple hours paddling up and down the Rideau Canal (for […]