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1 km bluetooth file transfer »

Mike @ Wi-Fi ToysNew World Record for Bluetooth Link! The date: Wednesday, July 28th 2004 The time: 12:00 PM PDT The test: Connect to a low-power Bluetooth cellphone from a distance of 1 kilometer The result: Success! ...With a slight cable modification, this test shows that, based on previous research in the area, bluetooth functions (and exploits) can now be performed from distances thought to be impossible.Is this unprecedented or are they just trying to sell bluedriving kits? via MyAppleMenu...

Memories of memory »

I saw this picture on Boing Boing. It's a ancient (about 30 years old) hard disk that probably fit about 256K according to a Boing Boing reader. This iDuck can hold 1000X as much as that disk drive. And these little 0.2mm RFID chips hold 128K each. I wonder when they will start selling memory at the drug store in Petabytes per gram......

Sys Admin Appreciation Day »

Although the day has past in Japan, it is Sys Admin Appreciation Day in the US. System administrators are some of the most important and often least appreciated members of the team and this is a great opportunity to thank them. I'd like to thank Kuri who does the brunt of my network admin, Boris who does most of my blog admin and pixel pushing, and Adriaan and Jim who help out when they can. Special thanks to Justin, for installing my first Movable Type installation. Thanks to Peter, Adina and Ed for helping me out on my SocialText stuff,...

My first torrent »

Thanks to Jim and Ado for setting up the BitTorrent tracker. Here is a torrent for Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture talk in Helsinki that I blogged about earlier....

Just-in-time-production? »

Talking Points MemoJust-in-time-production? See CNN's Breaking News Alert: "Security forces have captured a high-level al Qaeda operative in a raid in central Pakistan, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said." Then, after you see that, remember that we noted in May and then The New Republic reported out extensively early this month, that this White House has been telling the Pakistanis for months that they wanted to see a big-time al Qaida leader -- hopefully bin Laden -- produced during the Democratic convention.Coincidence? via Glenn...

BitTorrent public tracker needed »

I want to start playing with BitTorrent and integrating it into blogging more. I think I need a BitTorrent tracker. Can anyone recommend a respectable public tracker or does anyone have a machine they'd be willing to run a public tracker on? I want try to experiment with a variety of legal uses of BitTorrent....

BitTorrent of Hearings on the INDUCE Act »

Lawrence Lessigno potential for a substantial noninfringing use? Here's a BitTorrent file that will get you, p2p, the video of the Hearings on the INDUCE Act, prepared by Tom Barger. Watch, and blog the substantial noninfringing use. BitTorrent is one of the most efficient p2p systems and is great for distributing movies and other large files. The Induce act is trying to make illegal basic technologies such as p2p which "could induce" people to break copyright law. With more powerful cameras and PCs, video and Flash have become important mediums for free speech. They are increasingly being used for political...

Xeni's SNS article on MSNBC »

Xeni interviewed a bunch of us for an article on social networking services and it's now online on MSNBC. The focus is whether these services are useful for business networking....

The new blogocracy »

danah boyd has a good op ed on blogging and bloggers at the DNC on Salon. (Salon forces you to watch an ad to read it.)...

Quicksilver Atom Plugin »

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Douglas Krone of Dynamism »

Yesterday, I met Douglas Krone the CEO of Dynamism. (I forgot my phone at home so couldn't take his picture.) Dynamism is an awesome company that takes all of the coolest gadgets from around the world, localizes them into English and sells them on the Internet. They provide support for these devices. Most high-end gadget geeks that I know have at one time or another purchased stuff from Dynamism. Anyway, we talked a lot about gadgets, blogs and Creative Commons. I got him to agree that it would make sense to put a Creative Commons license on his site so...

Freely downloadable Free Culture going into third printing »

CC WeblogLessig's free book still racking in the sales Stanford Magazine carries a story this month about our chairman and co-founder Lawrence Lessig's book which has just entered its third printing. This is interesting because the book is freely available online for download (under a Creative Commons license), and has been downloaded about 180,000 times. On the one hand an author can give away free content for folks to remake into audio books, translations, and other formats, and the author still gets paid through traditional book sales. Amazing how that works, and works so well sometimes. [via Copyfight]It will be...

CNN/Technorati Daily blog roundup »

Here is the first CNN/Technorati daily blog roundup for the DNC by our very own Dave Sifry....

Video of Lessig Free Culture speech in Helsinki »

There a small, but well produced mp4 video of Lessig's speech about Free Culture and the Creative Commons that he gave when he was in Helsinki this May. Thanks to Jyri at Aula for the link and for organizing the event. UPDATE: Here is the link using an IP address if the link above doesn't work for you....

WikiSwitch »

I've been using MoinMoin, a python based wiki because I thought I'd be able to hack it since I was learning python. It turns out that I haven't had any time to hack MoinMoin and frankly, it looks too difficult for me. The SocialText (I'm an investor and on the board) wiki software has become quite stable with some cool features so I've decided to switch my main wiki from Moin Moin to SocialText. The question I have is whether I should migrate pages from my old wiki and whether I should continue running the old wiki. If I am...

Loic learns from mistakes... »

Loic blogs about his experience with his customers and the French blogging community. This reminds me of when I got my bumps from the Japanese diary community about two years ago for trying to push blogging in Japan. We now have a very good relationship with the Japanese Net community, but it took a lot of work on the part of my team and the delivery on a lot of promises....

Bloggers versus journalists »

I think the DNC could turn into a key moment in the discussion about bloggers versus journalists. I've generally been rather low-key on this issue, taking a position that bloggers and mass media should work together and that bloggers and professional journalists had different strengths and weaknesses. I am getting a sense that an increasing number of professional journalists are beginning to feel threatened or at least seem to be trying to belittle bloggers as a source of news. Jeff Jarvis addresses this question today by quoting Tom Rosenstiel on the question, what is a journalist?Tom Rosenstiel - Boston Globe...

Bloggers at the DNC »

So they're off. With credentials to get them past some sketchy security, bloggers are at the Demoractic National Convention. danah boyd has a critique of a New York Times article the bloggers at the convention. David Weinberger has a fun post about the blogger breakfast. Technorati has a page showing what convention bloggers, liberal bloggers and conservative bloggers are saying right now and Dave Winer has set up a Convention Bloggers aggregator....

Seth Godin : Are blogs backward? »

Seth GodinAre blogs backward? This leads me to two thoughts: a. a lot more blogs should be posted in chronological order, like books. If you're trying to chronicle something, it makes a lot of sense to start at the beginning, as long as you provide regular readers an easy way to just read the current stuff (That's what RSS is for, right?). No, this isn't right for gizmodo. But it makes a lot of sense for someone, say, chronicling her experience in a 12 step program. b. we need Movable Type or someone to create a simple way to create...

CC moves in with OSAF »

The CC team at OSAF: Nathan Yergler, Francesca Rodriquez, Mike Linksvayer, Neeru Paharia, Glenn Otis Brown, James Grimmelmann, and Matt Haughey. Creative Commons has just moved into the Open Source Application Foundation space in San Francisco. Thanks for letting our team share the space with you Mitch. CC and OSAF together does make a lot of sense. I look forward to dropping by soon....

Roger Ailes complaing about Outfoxed »

Poor poor FOX.Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, Fox News NetworkAny news organization that doesn’t support our position on copyright is crazy. Next week, we could take a month’s worth of video from CNN International and do a documentary “Why does CNN hate America?” You wouldn’t even have to do the hatchet job Outfoxed was. You damn well could run it without editing. CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report-mostly that America is wrong and bad. Everybody should stand up and say these people don’t have the right to take our product anymore. They don’t have...

AP Runs Eisner F 911 Story »

AP finally ran the Eisner F 911 story. ;-) via Reid...

911 Commission Report »

Here's the 7.4MB 911 Commission Report. via Cryptome...

Dive Into Python the book »

Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python is now available as a printed book. This is the best tutorial for my favorite programming language. I wrote more about the book when Mark announced it back in September of last year....

Lessig : Mr. O'Reilly, please just stop »

Lessig writes an open letter to Bill O'Reilly from the FOX News show The Factor. Lessig has been blogging a lot about OutFoxed, Richard Greenwald's film criticizing FOX News. Lessig links to a clip from the film, the original interview with Jeremy Glick and the offending anti-war ad. He takes on point by point the series of false accusations that O'Reilly has been making about Glick in an unfair smear campaign against his Glick.Lawrence LessigMr. O'Reilly, please just stop. Mr. O'Reilly, You have declared a "war" on the New York Times. That's good for you, good for them, and good...

Back to school »

I just received word that I have been admitted into the International Business Strategy Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. I was talking to them last year about possibly applying, since the Ministry of Education recently changed the rules so people could apply for a doctorate program without a masters degree. Unfortunately, I don't even have an undergraduate degree so it was tough nuggies for me. They changed the rules this year and let me apply again and I got in. I guess this makes me the least educated student...

Doonesbury to be dropped from 38 newspapers »

Doonesbury to be dropped from 38 newspapers. Now you've really gone and done it Larry. Do you believe in conspiracies? Me either.... via cubanlinks.org...

TypePad Germany »

Welcome aboard TypePad Germany. Congratulations to the Six Apart team in Europe and special thanks to Heiko....

The Guardian - Suw on the effect on file sharing »

Suw Charman @ The GuardianListen to the flip side New research suggesting that file sharing has no impact upon sales of CDs has, not surprisingly, angered the music industry. [our very own] Suw Charman reportsSuw has a good article in the Guardian about the paper (PDF) by Associate Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School in Boston and Professor Koleman Strumpf of the University of North Carolina where they assert that "Downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero, despite rather precise estimates." It's an important first paper in the battle against the rampant idea that...

Technorati and CNN »

Sifry's AlertsTechnorati and CNN A few minutes ago CNN announced that Technorati will be providing real-time analysis of the political blogosphere at next week's Democratic National Convention. I will be on-site in CNN's convention broadcast center, along with Mary Hodder, and I'll be providing regular on-air commentary on what bloggers are saying about politics and the convention. And on Sunday, July 25, we'll launch a new section of our site for political coverage: politics.technorati.com. This site will make it easy for bloggers, journalists, and anyone interested in politics to see the postings of the most linked-to political bloggers, to track...

Outfoxed : Bill O'Reilly likes to say "shut up" »

Mark @ Boing BoingBill O'Reilly enjoys ordering his guests and others to "shut up" This video commercial starts out with a quote from talk show host Bill O'Reilly making the claim that he has told a guest to "shut up" only one time in six years. The rest of the commercial shows clips of Mr. O'Reilly telling people to shut up. Link [Quicktime] (Via Horkulated)This looks like a partial trailer or something for OutFoxed that Larry Lessig's been blogging about. I just ordered it on Amazon. Jon Lebkowsky talks about his experience watching it with friends....

Delivery pizza with a personal touch »

A great flash animation by the ACLU simulating a pizza delivery call in a future where they're "plugged-in" in a Total Surveillance Society. via Dan Gillmor...

It's just a lost pet Hyena »

I think the "mystery creature" in Maryland (via Boing Boing) is just a lost Nigerian pet Hyena. The mystery creature or "Hyote" Nigerian pet hyenas and baboons...

Seth Godin's ChangeThis »

Seth Godin's new project, ChangeThis is a project to have interesting people write short "manifestos". Seth's working on creating a new form of literature. It's looks like something between a paper, a blog post and a marketing presentation with a message. It will be interesting to see how this takes off. It looks interesting to me. They have a blog, "Read and Pass". Halley writes about it over on Worthwhile....

Genesis P-Orridge »

I just got email from an old friend who told me that one of my old friends who I haven't seen for years, Genesis P-Orridge has breasts now. There is a picture of him and his breasts on his site, which turns out to be a blog. Yay! I first saw Genesis probably about 15 years ago when he came to Japan and performed a penis piercing on stage at at event that was sponsored by Sony, Silicon Graphics and a bunch of other big name companies. It was produced by Professor Mitsuhiro Takemura. Japanese companies sponsored a lot of...

'Jap Road' to Get Name Change »

I'm posting this because I've often been asked if I am offended by the word "Jap". The answer is, yes. I am.'Jap Road' to Get Name Change BEAUMONT, Texas (Reuters) - A decade-long fight over a quiet country lane called "Jap Road" ended on Monday when local officials voted to change the racially charged name. [...] "It's our history, it's our heritage. I can remember when it was a dirt road, now it's being portrayed as a racial divide between us and the Japanese-Americans," Earl Callahan, born and raised on Jap Road, told the commissioners. [...] "People believe in this...

Evidence for Hersh's claims of child sexual abuse at Abu Ghraib? »

Boing BoingEvidence for Hersh's claims of child sexual abuse at Abu Ghraib? Following up to this BoingBoing post on allegations by journalist Seymour Hersh of rape and sexual abuse of minors at Abu Ghraib prison Iraq -- there appears to be evidence for those claims in supporting statements that accompany the Taguba Report. What most of us have seen of the report are excerpts from the 50-page summary. In fact, there are well over 6,000 pages in the report itself, including statements by and interviews with witnesses. Among them, testimony from an Iraqi prisoner that would appear to substantiate Seymour...

We the Media blog »

Noticed a beta version of a blog for Dan Gillmor's new book We the Media in my Technorati cosmos. ;-) I am expecting this blog to be required reading in the same way Smart Mobs has become for me. I think this idea of having blogs to keep the ball rolling after publishing a book is a great idea....

Interesting survey of blog readers by Blogads »

eMarketerAre Blogs Ready for Prime-Time? June 16, 2004 ...A partial profile of blog readers reveals: * 54% of their news consumption is online * 21% are bloggers themselves * 46% describe themselves as opinion makers ...As Henry Copeland, author of the report and CEO of Blogads, summed up: "86% say that blogs are either useful or extremely useful as sources of news or opinion. 80% say they read blogs for news they can't find elsewhere. 78% read because the perspective is better. 66% value the faster news. 61% say that blogs are more honest. Divided on so much else,...

Back to Japan »

I'm on my way back to Japan. I thought I was going back to Japan yesterday, but AFTER I checked my bags through to Tokyo, I looked at my ticket and realized that I had a one night layover in San Francisco. I should have stayed in Aspen. The weather (the fourth time in the last year) grounded my flight to Denver, but I made it safely to San Francisco. Anyway, thanks for all the wonderful thoughts from the people at Fortune Brainstorm 2004. It was GREAT. Once again, the small size and diversity of the people totally trumped any...

Speaking of funny IM conversations »

I think fake IM conversations are becoming a new legitimate form of satire. Here is one of the classics. via snowchyld...

What was Eisner doing? »

Defamer imagines what Michael Eisner was doing in my moblog picture of him at Brainstorm 2004. ;-) via Glenn...

Brainstorm 2004 - Eisner liked Fahrenheit 9/11 »

Michael Eisner is on a panel now at Brainstorm 2004. He was asked if he regretted not distributing Fahrenheit 9/11. He said no. Disney is not partisan and the movie was clearly political. Disney is an entertainment company. He said Rupert Murdoch said no for a completely different reason. Murdoch said he hated Moore and liked Bush. That's not why Disney didn't distribute the film. When asked whether he liked the movie, Eisner said he loved it. It was like going to a rock concert. It was entertaining, hilarious. He loved it in a non-political way....

Were children raped at Abu Ghraib? »

Boing BoingHersh: children raped at Abu Ghraib, Pentagon has videos From Daily Kos' partial transcript of a video (link to stream) of Seymour Hersh speaking at an ACLU event. According to this transcript, Hersh says the US government has videotapes of children being raped at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. The worst about all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror it's going to come out... a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing was covered up at the highest command out there,...

Brainstorm 2004 - Quotes from Wesley Clark »

Some good quotes from Wesley Clark... Wesley Clark: The responsibility of Abu Ghraib does not lie in the men and women in the armed forces. It lies in with the commander and chief. Q: Why isn't the administration being held accountable for this? Wesley Clark: They will be held accountable in the elections. -- Wesley Clark: You can't win the war on terror by killing terrorists. You have to cut of the recruitment. It doesn't involve killing people....

Brainstorm 2004 - interview with Ashraf Ghani »

Ashraf Ghani is Afghanistan's finance minister. He was interviewed by David Kirkpatrick Here are my notes....

Kerry's Powerbook »

At least Kerry has good taste in computers. via Markoff...

Brainstorms 2004 dinner interview notes - Ted Turner »

Ted Turner dinner interview. It was a great interview and quite funny. Worth a read. This was a dinner talk and it was quite noisy so my notes are a bit sketchy, but here are some tidbits. My notes may be a bit inaccurate......

Brainstorm 2004 notes - Bjorn Lomborg »

Bjorn Lomborg What if hospitals only dealt with patients who made the most fuss. That's what it seems like we do with global resource allocation for global problems. Why don't we prioritize? What if we had an extra$ 50Bn to allocate. What would you spend it on? HIV aids? Schools? Climate age? Malnutrition? We need rational basis on our spending. The Copenhagen Consensus was a group of leading economists who got together to try to prioritize based on best information available. What we would do: 1- Prevent HIV - $27Bn will save 29M lives 2- Micronutrients - $13Bn will help...

Brainstorm 2004 notes - Bill Joy »

Bill Joy I think there will be a crisis or catastrophic event that will take our attention away from terror or war and as a positive response may redefine our focus of the century. A global pandemic/epidemic - the positive response: New found respect for natural systems and focus on health. Environmental tip. A phase change with a irreversible climate change - the positive response: Understanding balance with natural systems. Over self-consumption like the oil supply - the positive response: Might help wastefulness and make it a century of efficiency....

Brainstorm 2004 tutorial notes - Rational Executive »

The Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity - Michael C. Jensen Here are my notes. They are rough notes and may be a bit inaccurate or unclear....

Brainstorm 2004 notes - Teresa Heinz Kerry »

Teresa Heinz Kerry: "If you leave children behind, it has been for naught." "People want America to be great again." The Republican party is totally different from the days of her late husband. Back then they used to even intermarry with Democrats. Back then they practiced the Socratic method....

Brainstorm 2004 session notes - The decline in America's reputation »

Now is tutorial session: The decline in America's reputation - Keith Reinhard w/ Pattie Sellers - What imact does it have on the U.S. and American brands? Reinhard will speak about a major new study. Here are my notes. They are rough notes and may be a bit inaccurate or unclear....

Blogging Brainstorm 2004 »

David Kirkpatrick, the man behind Brainstorm said I could blog this event. Rockin'! I'll post some of the notes from my wiki over here too....

Six Apart grows again »

Six Apart just acquired Loic's blog company, Ublog. Loic had been acting as our marketing partner in Europe, but now he's apart of Six Apart. (Mena has a good story about this.) Andrew Anker who I met when he was running Hot Wired back in the day has also just joined Six Apart. (More about that on at Mena's Corner) Last but not least, Barak Berkowitz who was once my boss at Infoseek, then later worked for me at Neoteny, is now taking over the role of CEO of Six Apart. (Mena's story about this) Welcome aboard everyone. I think...

Brainstorm 2004 »

I'm at Brainstorm 2004 which should be fun. It's my favorite conference of each year. I'm going to be taking notes and will encourage anyone else here wants to use the space to put notes on the Brainstorms 2004 page on my new public SocialText wiki. I'll also be hanging out on #brainstorm on Freenode on IRC....

Japanese geek status hierarchy »

Boing BoingJapanese geek status hierarchy Fascinating chart of the Japanese geek status hierarchy. Link (Thanks, Zed!)Funny. ;-)...

Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips »

CNETAsiaJapan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips Japanese authorities decide tracking is best way to protect kids The rights and wrongs of RFID-chipping human beings have been debated since the tracking tags reached the technological mainstream. Now, school authorities in the Japanese city of Osaka have decided the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and will now be chipping children in one primary school. This reminds me of the lyrics to the Suicidal Tendencies song Institutionalized, "Wait, what do you mean, what are you talking about, we decided!? My best interest?! How can you know what's my best interest is? How...

Fahrenheit 911 factchecks »

Boing BoingFahrenheit 911 factchecks Here are Michael Moore's extensive factchecking notes on Fahrenheit 911. Link (via Kottke)What a good idea. Media sites should put factchecking notes online too....

Wiki for Free Culture »

Creative Commons is experimenting with using a wiki to discuss using a wiki to maintain a Wikipedia of sorts for Free Culture. Drop by and give us your thoughts....

GW Bush Invigorating America's Youth »

I just found this very funny clip from David Letterman on David Weinberger's blog. (You need Real Player) So David, you may be the last person in America to see this clip, but at least not the last in the world. It's very funny. It's like a new twist to Stealth Disco....

AKMA and Jitterbug Perfume »

I was chatting with AKMA the other day about my thumb. He's had thumb problems, and my thumb hurts. Ever since he got his hernia operation and my post about his Hernia operation became the top result on Google for a search of hernia operation, we've had this mutual medical support bond. (It's not #1 now, but still on the top page.) Anyway, we were talking about thumbs, and that reminded me about Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins. Then I remembered that I liked Jitterbug Perfume better. AKMA said that he didn't have enough silliness in his...

New home for Joi Ito's Web »

Thanks to Adriaan, Jace, Boris and Kuri for updating Joi Ito's Web to Movable Type 3 and moving it to Bloghosts, the new home for Joi Ito's Web. The load time seems about the same, but the rebuild time on the new servers seems much faster so I think trackbacks and comments should not be a problem anymore. Let me know what you think. Also, I don't have the birthday script and other things running yet, but hope to get it going soon. We switched to Adriaan's Technorati MT plugin and are making some other changes. Boris is doing some...

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism »

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. An amazing documentary about Fox News and the danger of corporations controlling news. There is a QT and a Windows Media trailer online. There is a New York Times article about producer Robert Greenwald's unique method of distributing the documentary, selling the DVD for distribution through political action groups. LessigAs the Times article describes, Greenwald’s style for distributing documentaries may be the beginning of something new — political criticism, using interviews and clips, making a strong political point, distributed through DVDs and political action groups. (See some other examples here). On what theory does...

Real time collaborative note taking »

Stephanie writes about her collaborative note taking effort using SubEthaEdit and a wiki. We always talk about doing this, but I think this is the first successful case I've seen. Very cool....

SENT opens tomorrow in LA »

SENT, "america's first phonecam art show" opens in LA's Standard Hotel Downtown tomorrow. The site looks great. Congrats Xeni, Sean and Caryn!...

Jet lagged, but Flashed Forward »

I arrived last night, made the mistake of eating a cheeseburger before bed and didn't sleep much and felt REALLY BAD this morning. I crawled onto stage at Flash Forward this morning feeling very scattered and weak, but thanks to a strong topic and lots of funny movies to keep people awake, I was able to struggle through my talk. I talked about Creative Commons, Intellectual Property and the future of marketing. I channeled lots of Lessig and Godin. We did a Q&A session afterwards and I really enjoyed talking to the Flash community. Flash and Creative Commons makes SO...

Off to the US »

It was nice spending some time at home in Chiba, but I'm off to the US again. I'll be giving a talk at Flash Forward in NYC on Friday and then going to Brainstorm 2004 in Aspen next week....

Moore hopes 'Fahrenheit' will bring about regime change in Japan »

Japan TodayMoore hopes 'Fahrenheit' will bring about regime change in Japan NEW YORK — Controversial American filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday he hopes the global release of his documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" will usher in "regime changes" in countries like Japan and Australia. In a press conference with foreign journalists in New York, Moore said his polemical movie should encourage people in all democratic countries that have supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq to vote their leaders out of office. There is definitely less news and information in Japanese about the theories about why the US went to war. A lot...

If you're reading this, according to NPR you are "no one" »

Scripting News"No one was listening," said the NPR... "No one was listening," said the NPR announcer, as she introduced the guy who posted the note on Tuesday morning about the new Edwards decals on the Kerry campaign plane. No one was listening, except for the people who were. Clearly no one reads blogs... I'm going to be doing a Summer Reading Series interview for NPR this week. I should list all of the blogs people should read this summer. ;-)...

Technorati tracks 3M blogs! »

OK. I promise not to boast about every 1M blogs Technorati adds, but it's an opportunity to quote some interesting facts. Sifry's AlertsTechnorati tracks 3 million blogs On an average weekday, we're seeing over 15,000 new weblogs created per day. That means that a new weblog is created somewhere in the world every 5.8 seconds. Of course, not all weblogs that are created are actively updated. Even though abandonment rates are high - our analyses show that about 45% of the weblogs we track have not had a post in over 3 months we are still tracking a significant population...

Credit for links »

Dave. Thanks for giving me credit for the Edwards as VP rumor link. You could have linked directly, credited only Metafilter or anything really. Actually, this is something that I struggle with every morning when I open Net News Wire and go through my news feeds. Some people take the position that it's not important where you get the link. I don't think this is true. The dilemma happens when you find links to the same interesting article on several blogs. Do you credit the first link you see? Do you credit the first person who posted it? Do you...

Rumor that John Edwards is Kerry's VP choice »

From an aviation forum site.USaviation.comJohn Kerry"s 757 was in hgr 4 pit tonight John Edwards vp decals were being put on engine cowlings and upper fuselage. :up: via Metafilter...

Rock, Paper, Sadaam! »

Rock, Paper, Saddam! Pretty silly, but pretty funny. via Metafilter...

Moore on filesharing of F 9/11 »

Sunday HeraldThe activist, author and director told the Sunday Herald that, as long as pirated copies of his film were not being sold, he had no problem with it being downloaded. "I don't agree with the copyright laws and I don't have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people as long as they're not trying to make a profit off my labour. I would oppose that," he said. "I do well enough already and I made this film because I want the world, to change. The more people who see it the better, so I'm...

Sensaphonics ear molds »

Last week I got my Sensaphonics ear molds for my E5cs and a set of ProPhonic Soft 2Xs. I just blogged about them on my stuff blog....

Light blogging, heavy machinery »

This week, I've been spending a lot of time in the yard. Today, we had neighbors over helping us fix our front entrance and the day turned into a community assisted day of heavy work and heavy machinery for me....
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