in lieu of radio ...

a somewhat random collection of pages and thoughts started sept 16 2001. now that i'm not on the radio 6 hours every day, blogger allows all of us to harangue...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

My yearly ACLU dues are worth it just for this! Pizza ordering of the future? (Flash)

WTF?????????????? From 2006 Britain will be the first country where every journey by every car will be monitored ...the national data centre will also check whether each vehicle is lawfully licensed, insured and has a valid MoT test certificate." (Independent, UK)

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ever tried to figure out the different ways different folks get paid, and by whom? here's a really useful chart. Revenue Streams for Artists, Songwriters and Copyright Owners based on the broadcast of their music (Future of Music Coalition) - Simply put, the thing is waaaaay tooo complicated....

Monday, December 05, 2005

Front page of the Business section of Sunday New York Times.... and they STILL cannot make it clear! Let's get this straight, spear-fishing can snare anyone at any time. Trojans of the type they are describing target ONLY computers running Microsoft Windows. Not one mention of "Microsoft", "Windows", "Apple" or "Linux" in the whole article. Uggh! Online scammers go spear-phishin' (C-Net, from NY Times) (and, yes, I'm a Windows user)

Released in 1979, the single "Rapper's Delight" launched hip-hop as a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. Here is the definitive inside story - Hip-Hop Happens (Stephen Daley - Vanity Fair) - (printer friendly version with no popup) here

OMIGOD! This needs to be set to music immediately!!!! Mark E Smith reads the footbal scores!