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Celebrate CC globally and virtually

Melissa Reeder, December 7th, 2006
Creative Commons 4th Birthday Party is on December 15th. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area come celebrate with the CC SF staff at Songbird, the company that brought you the super cool media player. They have generously offered to host our party.

The details:
What: Creative Commons Turns Four!
When: Friday, December 15, 2006, 9pm until 2am
Where: Songbird – 777 Florida Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA
Please RSVP to as space is limited.
Since most of CC's supporters are spread out around the world we thought that it would be awesome to see how many of our international affiliates would interested in hosting CC celebrations of their own!. So even though you may not be able to attend the SF party don't fret because there are now CC Celebration parties in Warsaw, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Portugal (as part of their initial launch), and New York City. If you don't see a party in you country, talk to your nearest CC affiliated jurisdiction project lead about having a party or just meeting up in an informal place like your local coffee shop, friend's house or bar.

If you are unable to make any of those locations but can make it virtually then we can accomodate that too!

Come celebrate with Larry Lessig, Creative Commons' CEO, Jimmy Wales and Joi Ito to take part in this virtual birthday bash. We will be streaming San Francisco's live festivities into Second Life. Teleport directly to our land at 9-10pm PST on Kula Island to see the live stream, listen to music, and chat with a few of our favorite progressive thinkers and free culture fans.

As a way for all the global commoners to be able to celebrate together we are asking that everyone document their celebrations with videos and photographs. Upload them with the tag "ccb-day", "city" (i.e. Berlin), and any other identifying tags, so we can pick them up and channel them through Stage6, the video and image content platform. If you would like to upload to Stage6 directly the format is DiVX. If you are unfamiliar it's easy to use and they have help for both Macs and PC. The open source application for PC's is Dr. DiVX and they have how-to videos for Dr. DiVX as well. also host informational videos. We are also encouraging commoners to support CC by uploading a short video or written testimonial about you support CC and use "cc" "testimonial" "city" and any other identifying tags. We want to know your stories and share them with the rest of the world.

See you there!

UPDATE: I will be there via Second Life

I apologize for being too lazy to search around the Internet for a discussion on this, but has anyone noticed that their MacBook Pro has gotten WORSE after the recent firmware patch to FIX issues with sleeping? I find my MacBook Pro getting into this annoying state of fan-whirring insomnia mode where it doesn't sleep, but won't wake up.

I'm randomly losing email for some reason. If you've sent something and haven't heard back, please send it again. Sorry.


This is a request for help. I'm currently using a Gmail hosted account and using Mail on OS X to retrieve my mail via POP. The setting on the Gmail side is to archive mail that has been retrieved by POP. Sometimes I browse email via the browser.

The weird thing that is happening is that blocks of mail or single messages are not showing up in the client, but are being archived in the "All Mail" section of my Gmail account.

I tried rebuilding the Inbox on my Mac, moved the messages to another folder and rebuilt with 0 messages. (Confirmed a clean .plist file.) Then I tried deleting the Inbox folder completely and allowed Mail on the Mac to rebuild it from scratch. I think I'm still getting this error.

Any ideas on what this could be and how I can resolve this?

I'm at the SFO airport on my way to Sao Paulo for the ICANN meeting. After a cancelled flight, I think I'm back on course.

There is a Sao Paulo ICANN meeting blog where I'll try to post stuff once I figure out the posting policy.

UPDATE: There is a webcast and a chatroom.