Archives for: February 2007

Musical Plagiarism

02/28/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
One of the more interesting stories to come out of the world of classical music recently is that of the recordings of the late British pianist, Joyce Hatto. She retired from the public eye for a few years to fight and recover from cancer. At some point… more »

Oh, darnit!

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
My preferred Macintosh multi-system IM client, Fire, has just been discontinued. On the upside a number of the developers for it have moved over to Adium which is pretty similar and quite good too. (Via Daring Fireball) more »

More wonderful patent insanity

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
I'm going to preface this thing with the "IANAL" disclaimer. I wouldn't normally defend Microsoft but this latest suit against them by Alcatel-Lucent just seems wrong. The summary of the Wired story is that Microsoft violated AL's patent around MP3… more »

People are still falling for the 419 scam

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
This simply amazes me. How can anyone been so utterly daft as to fall for the old Nigerian money laundering scam? I could kinda see it when the internet was new and people were unfamiliar with the old mail version of it, but this is getting ridiculous.… more »

I'm going to need the version pretending to be the VMS Reference library

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to some bookshelf speakers pretending to be books. Alas, waaaay too small for my needs. Wonder if they sound "wooden"? Ah, I kill meself. (Via Gizmodo) more »

It looks cool, but what's it like to use?

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Nifty looking "steampunk" keyboard (Via Gizmodo) more »

Another reason I'm not moving to Vista

02/22/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Macintosh
I don't get Microsoft. Most companies would be looking for a way to persuade more people to use their product. Not Microsoft though who are busily giving people reasons not to use their latest and greatest. I guess the only real explanation is that… more »

Subtle change to Firefox 2

02/05/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
I've only just upgraded to Firefox 2 so hadn't noticed this before: there's now a built in spell-checker in the edit gadget. It uses the red underline method of indicating there's a word it's not sure about. Most excellent! more »

Synergy2 Desktop

02/05/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Reviews
Truly the internet is a wonderful place; if you have a need, there's probably someone out there with just the thing to resolve it. Sometimes it's even free. Such is the case with Synergy2. more »

Floppy disk, we salute you

02/03/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
...even though you were unreliable, slow, and, at least initially, flipping expensive. Also on a retro-computing note, here's a 56k modem emulation. (Via Wired's GadgetLab) more »

"Silly English Knnnnniiiiiggits!"

02/03/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" meets Christopher Ecclestone era "Dr Who" and it works. Who knew? (Via BoingBoing) more »
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