Time For a Link Dump!
- Information on the recent lawsuits filed by the RIAA against four college students for contributory and direct copyright infringement seeking damages of up to $97,800,000,000.
- An analysis of the RIAA’s complaint against Dan Peng
- OBVIOUSLY, I AM A NIGERIAN AND NOT A FRENCH IN ALL RAMIFICATION. AND I HAVE NO BUSINESS IN RELATION TO FRENCH,JUST THAT A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME ABOUT THEIR INTERNET SERVICES OF WHICH I HAD TO GIVE A TRIAL TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR INTERNET SERVICES. SO, IT MIGHT INTEREST YOU THE MORE THAT THIS TRANSACTION HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH FRENCH ALLIANCES.
- Web Design Meetup from March (that’s me)
- Great quote: “Sir my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God’s side.” – Abraham Lincoln
- Good story on the Administrations Intentions in the Iraq Region: Practice to Deceive: Chaos in the Middle East is not the Bush hawks’ nightmare scenario–it’s their plan
- Java IDE worth looking at, by IBM, open source: Eclipse
- Meet Stew, the best songwriter in America, and his Negro Problem
- Crypto-Gram, from April, great as usual
- Java Naming Conventions
- Send a drawing to a friend – nifty application of Flash and databases (Imagination at Work!)
- Better Airline Safety Is in the Bag: Matching checked luggage to actual passengers is required everywhere but in the U.S. Why is the TSA so stubbornly resisting?
- Copy protected CDs: artists can be the losers
- Lawsuit accuses LAPD officer of selling celebrity data Comment: abusing information is not anything new – when the government collects information – cops will look, and often, there are abuses – think about this when you agree to new surveillance powers and imformation keeping by the US government
- Digging through data for omens: The government begins sifting databases to find clues to terrorism in the making
- Rare Neal Stephenson speech on May 1: On May 1 at 1:30 Pacific Daylight Time, Neal Stephenson will deliver a live lecture at CMU in
- Pittsburgh that will be simultaneously webcast.
- Why I’m Not A Writer by Philip Greenspun
- The Reason Why by George McGovern – worth a read:
Following the 9/11 tragedy at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the entire world was united in sympathy and support for America. But thanks to the arrogant unilateralism, the bullying and the clumsy, unimaginative diplomacy of Washington, Bush converted a world of support into a world united against us, with the exception of Tony Blair and one or two others. My fellow South Dakotan, Tom Daschle, the US Senate Democratic leader, has well described the collapse of American diplomacy during the Bush Administration. For this he has been savaged by the Bush propaganda machine. For their part, the House of Representatives has censured the French by changing the name of french fries on the house dining room menu to freedom fries. Does this mean our almost sacred Statue of Liberty–a gift from France–will now have to be demolished? And will we have to give up the French kiss? What a cruel blow to romance.
During his presidential campaign Bush cried, “I’m a uniter, not a divider.” As one critic put it, “He’s got that right. He’s united the entire world against him.” In his brusque, go-it-alone approach to Congress, the UN and countless nations big and small, Bush seemed to be saying, “Go with us if you will, but we’re going to war with a small desert kingdom that has done us no harm, whether you like it or not.” This is a good line for the macho business. But it flies in the face of Jefferson’s phrase, “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind.” As I have watched America’s moral and political standing in the world fade as the globe’s inhabitants view the senseless and immoral bombing of ancient, historic Baghdad, I think often of another Jefferson observation during an earlier bad time in the nation’s history: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.”
- Squeak – interesting programming environment
- War coverage with personal touch emerges about blogging
- “The problem with communication is the assumption it has been accomplished.” – George Bernard Shaw.
- 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers