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Larry's awesome 23C3 talk »

Larry's talk is on Google Video. Definitely worth watching. Standing ovation. There are some new ideas that I'd love people's feedback on....

WoW talk at 23C3 »

I posted some links of videos and notes from my talk about the World of Warcraft at 23C3 on my guild forums. Update: Emory posted it to Google Video. Thanks! PS: I usually don't pimp my talks this much, but a few people asked for it so I'm following up. ;-P...

Gen Kanai on Viral Learning Center Video »

When did Gen Kanai start working for the Viral Learning Center? Picture of Gen Kanai. (First spotted as an ad on Boing Boing.)...

Powerpoint Karaoke »

They have Powerpoint Karaoke at 23C3. Tim said they stole it from somewhere else, but I didn't catch the name. You get up. They cue up a random presentation. You ad lib it....

True Hunger »

In Eat to Live, there was a section that talked about "True Hunger". Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.Once your body gets to a certain level of better health, you begin to feel the difference between true hunger and just eating due to desire, appetite, or withdrawal symptoms. Your body is healthier at this stage and you won't experience the withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, headaches, lightheadedness, etc., that most people associate with hunger.(You can read more of the section here.) Words like "true" scare me so I wanted to wait a bit before I shared my thoughts on...

Major damage to Asian Internet access from earthquake »

Franknews on sina.com.cn, in which China Telecom, one the biggest ISP in China, release an official statement( with my rough translation) 中国电信称,据我国地震台网测定,北京时间12月26日20时26分和34分,在南海海域发生7.2、6.7级地震。受强烈地震影响,中美海缆、亚太1号、亚太2号海缆、FLAG海缆、亚欧海缆、FNAL海缆等多条国际海底通信光缆发生中断,中断点在台湾以南15公里的海域,造成附近国家和地区的国际和地区性通信受到严重影响。 China Telecom has confirmed that, according to China institute of earthquake monitoring, at Dec 26, 20:26-20:34 Beijing Time, 7.2 and 6.7 magnitude earth quake have occurred in the South China Sea. Affected by the earthquake, Sina-US cable, Asia-Pacific Cable 1, Asia-Pacific Cable 2, FLAG Cable, Asia-Euro Cable and FNAL cable was broken and cut up. The break-off point is located 15 km south to Taiwan, which severely affected the International and national tele-communication in neighboring regions. 据悉,中国大陆至台湾地区、美国、欧洲等方向国际港澳台通信线路受此影响亦大量中断,国际港澳台互联网访问质量受到严重影响,国际港澳台话音和专线业务也受到一定影响。...

CC Business Mixter »

CC WeblogCC Business Mixer: Calling for Creative Commons Entrepreneurs Creative Commons and CC board member John Buckman will be hosting a CC Business Mixer on Thursday, Jan. 18th from 6pm-8pm at the Creative Commons offices in San Francisco. If you have an idea for a Creative Commons related business, this is your chance to present your idea to other like minded entrepreneurs and network with VCs. Have an idea you would like to present? Email John Buckman at johnbuckman@creativecommons.org. Details: Creative Commons Business Mixer for CC Entrepreneurs 6pm-8pm, Thursday January 18th Creative Commons 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor San...

OMW to 23C3 »

I'm at Narita Airport waiting for my flight to Berlin via Frankfurt to attend the 23rd Chaos Communications Congress aka 23C3 as well as the iCommons board meeting. This is the third year that I've attended. It's one of my favorite conference with thousands of hackers converging on the Congress Center in Berlin. This year Digital Garage will be a sponsor of the conference and I will have a small team of folks including the MXTV BlogTV team covering the evening and doing some interviews. As always, the content will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution License and will...

Watts... »

I am going to be flying on Lufthanza to go to 23C3. If I'm lucky I'll have Flynet (Boeing Connexions) wifi on both legs. It's suppose to terminate on the day I return from Berlin. However... I don't have enough Watts. The Lufthanza seats (as with most airlines) only do 70 Watts. My MacBook Pro takes 85 Watts and My Dell XPS M1710 130 Watts. Arggh! This is so frustrating... If you haven't experienced trying to draw more wattage out of an airline plug, it's a pain. It looks like it's working for a minute, but it will just shut...

ETL Diet Update »

I wrote a longish update on my diet. The one line summary is that I'm excited and enjoying it. If you are interested read the rest of this post....

Nutrition Tracking Software »

Does anyone know of any good nutrition tracking software on the Mac? I want to be able to enter what I'm eating and have it produce a report of nutrients including vitamins and minerals. There are references with the information as well as nifty packages that keep track of what you eat and chart calories. However, I have yet to find something on the Mac that lets you track nutrients other than calories (and breakdown of calorie type) and a few other basics like sodium. It looks like there is a package for Windows called NutriBase. Another requirement is that...

Sitting in a big chair »

Yesterday Creative Commons celebrated its fourth birthday with parties around the world as well as in Second Life. Larry was in Portugal and I was in Japan so we hooked up with the party in Second Life. Board members Hal and Jimmy also joined us there together with a great mix of SL visitors and regulars. In Second Life, Larry took the opportunity to pass me a digital torch as part of a ritual where he handed on the Chairman position to me after four amazing years as the founder-Chairman of Creative Commons. When I joined the board in 2003,...

Winny comments from Shinji Yamane and Isamu Kaneko »

People interested in copyright and P2P will have already seen the news but the developer of the P2P file-sharing software called Winny was arrested in Japan. A Japanese court recently found him guilty because his software "assists" people in committing crimes. This reminds me a bit of the FLMASK case where the developer of reversible "mosaic" was found guilty of operating a pornography business for linking to his pornography customers. (I testified as a expert witness back when I was chairman of Infoseek Japan.) This time it is about copyright. This trend of charging the developers of software for crimes...

Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman »

Almost like clockwork, hitting 40 years old seems to have triggered a series of alarms that I need to watch my health more. Blood tests show various things that I need to watch out for and I continue to be fatter than I should. I used to do low-carb diets when I got overweight, but it seems like a fat/meat diet right now wouldn't be good for my heart and other things. I was discussing exercise plans and being fat with a friend of mine who recommended that I check out Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman. I googled around...

Amazon.com thinks I'm a weirdo/nerd »

I just sent a bunch of joke gifts to people from Amazon.com. Now it thinks I'm a weirdo/nerd who buys Devo hats and obscure programming books. Too bad I don't have any more crazy friends that I need to harass. So a word of advice to those who plan on sending joke presents for the Holidays. Don't use your main Amazon account. ;-P...

Reviving Bubble 1.0 jokes »

I wonder when we'll start reviving all of the old Bubble 1.0 jokes?...

CC 4th Birthday »

CC BlogCelebrate 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 party@creativecommons.org as space is limited. Since most of CC's supporters are spread out around...

MacBook Pro Insomnia »

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....

Email problems »

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

Sao Paulo, here I come »

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....
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