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Wikipedia: Collaborative Encyclopedia
Wired has an article about Wikipedia, a free collaborative encyclopedia.  Anyone can add or edit any entry in the entire encyclopedia—which now has over 100,000 entries.
Wednesday Jan 29, 2003 | 0 Comments
Music: Publish, then Filter
Clay Shirky brings us a thought-provoking look at something the music industry might want to try: use our collective judgment to sort new music instead of relying on paid “editors”.  This model has worked extremely well for writing and other areas (see Google, Slashdot, etc), …
Wednesday Jan 22, 2003 | 0 Comments
DMCRA and the Public Domain
The DMCRA has been introduced to try and mitigate some of the worst parts of the DMCA that’s been in effect (an screwing things up) for a few years now.  Unfortunately, as expected it has met with a maelstrom of resistance and outright lies.  Interaction …
Thursday Jan 16, 2003 | 0 Comments
Melancholy Elephants - Infinite Copyright
The blogosphere is awash with commentary on the Supreme Court ruling in the Eldred case.  Apparently, they feel that Congress has the right to extend copyright terms as they see fit.  As Dan Gillmor said: Who got robbed? You did. I did. Who won? Endlessly …
Thursday Jan 16, 2003 | 0 Comments
Brian McBride Scores!
If you’d asked someone a decade ago whether anyone took US soccer seriously, they would have laughed in your face.  The last few years have shown something quite different.  First, the US women’s team is generally considered the best in the world.  Then there’s the …
Tuesday Jan 14, 2003 | 2 Comments
Browser of the Future?
A young (16) Irish student won top prize at an exhibition for young scientitst.  His entry?  A web browser that can supposedly speed up “surfing speeds” by up to 500%!  It looks like we’ll have to wait to be able to see it in action, …
Tuesday Jan 14, 2003 | 0 Comments
pMachine FAQ
You can ignore this entry.  It’s basically just going to be links to threads that answer pMachine questions.  Just my archive for eventually updating the FAQ Setting weblog as default homepage truncated preferences - 4 characters failed opening “inc.sfx.inc” associate images with categories (icons) creating …
Sunday Jan 12, 2003 | 0 Comments
Auto-Numbering of Example Code
I stumbled upon this link while reading the review of Apple’s new Safari browser over at Dive Into Mark.  Anyway, here’s a trick to automatically add line numbers to your code examples.  I tried it out over on one of my other posts, but it …
Friday Jan 10, 2003 | 0 Comments
Dumb Texas Laws
Lots of people think of Texans as backwoods, redneck, country folk.  Well, now you can see some of our stupid laws that prove it.  One of my personal favorites: Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on …
Tuesday Jan 7, 2003 | 1 Comment
You Want to Build What??
Take one part motorcycle, add a hefty helping of Viper, sprinkle in a little bit of concept car, and what do you get?  The Dodge Tomahawk, that’s what.  It’s a 4-wheel motorcycle (isn’t that contradictory?) with the 500-horsepower Dodge Viper V-10 to power it.  Zero …
Tuesday Jan 7, 2003 | 0 Comments
TiVo’s 30-second Skip
I’m one of those people who’s been sucked in by TiVo.  Even though it’s a marketing gimmick, it really does revolutionize the way you watch television.  Anyway, there’s apparently an “easter egg” that will allow you to turn on a 30-second Skip feature — something …
Friday Jan 3, 2003 | 3 Comments
How to Help the Third World
Quinn (one of the columnists a former guest columnist over at Boing Boing) wrote up a great little blog-entry about how we should be helping out the “Third World”.  Most people support the traditional “send in doctors and food” method.  Quin, though, thinks it would …
Friday Jan 3, 2003 | 2 Comments
RIAA Site Hacked Again
For apparently the sixth time in six months, the RIAA‘s website was hacked this past monday.  It seems that many people are claiming that the RIAA simply doesn’t “get” the web since they haven’t even secured their servers against elementary attacks.  The lastest hack involved …
Friday Jan 3, 2003 | 0 Comments
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