Wednesday, January 22, 2003
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internetnews.com: Spitzer Claims Victory in War on Spam. "New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer hailed a decision by a Manhattan Supreme Court to enjoin accused spammer MonsterHut from falsely representing its e-mail marketing messages."
macro nipples" - it just doesn't get any better than that... ;~]
xian is probably right: "Any kind of RankingWatch is just bad for the soul..." I've got a feeling that a few of the sites listed on the rankings at blogs.salon.com and Userland are not playing fair (and they're getting away with it).
Conversational Terrorism [via gammatron (phase ii) and muxway]
Origin of the term "spam" to mean net abuse [via muxway]
Gregory says "Hey, I was there!"
>> So, you're probably wondering if I've made a New Year's resolution to start ignoring pixels, especially after my strange obsession last October. Are you kidding!!! No way! Da pixels are here to stay... [Coolstop Daily Pick 1/22/03 via emptydrome]
Davezilla (with whom I really enjoyed sharing brewskies recently) is a finalist for "Most humorous weblog" and "Weblog of the year." Go Dave!
The Aardvark Speaks: "If you lived as a child in the 70's or the 80's (or the 60s, thank you very much), looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have... [via Wortlog]"
Update (4:50pm): Alwin says "it's pretty much the default design." In that case, kudos to the pMachine people for their clean-looking default templates.
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Scripting News: "Wildgrape NewsDesk is a 'simple and fast RSS reader for Microsoft .Net.'"
Matt Webb: "It seems to me that the music industry have more than half won if they've succeeded in setting the terms for debate such that it's an established fact that music sales have decreased."
Court: Verizon Must Reveal Name of Alleged Online Pirate. BREAKING NEWS: RIAA wins significant victory to enforce subpoena requesting the name of a subscriber who supposedly made available more than 600 copyrighted music files over the Internet. [internetnews.com]
Freedom to Tinker:
The Court's ruling depended on a detailed question about how to construe certain language in the DMCA. The DMCA created a special protocol whereby copyright owners could compel ISPs, via special subpoenas, to reveal the identity of ISP customers. The question was whether that special protocol applied to the facts of this case; the parties agreed that if it did apply then Verizon had to turn over the customer's identity.The ruling (PDF format) [via Freedom to Tinker]
The Court ruled that the DMCA language did apply to these facts, so Verizon had to comply with the RIAA's subpoena. The Court noted that Verizon had not raised any Constitutional issues, so the only issue before the Court was how to interpret the DMCA. The Court did say in passing, quoting the Supreme Court's Eldred opinion, that it would be skeptical of any Constitutional challenges to the special subpoena protocol.
CNET News.com: RIAA wins battle to ID Kazaa user
The Shifted Librarian: Another DMCA Backdoor for the Media Industry
>> Touch can mean a lot of different things to different people. It could be someone's signature or can mean a trace of something or to contact someone. Or it could be one's deftness. But surely, it always has something to do with the senses... [Coolstop Daily Pick 1/21/03]
- Words of the Year 2002 [Weblog Wannabe]
- Perspective: Hail to the...spammer-in-chief? [politechbot < beSpacific]
- Sacked for Blogging [Universal Rule < Jakes Radio 'Blog < Lance]
- Designer Kidnappings at The Morning News
- The female mind (Part 1) at reyonline.com
Davezilla: "Rhonda LaParr and Michael Widrick are suing the Dominos Pizza chain, after trying a topping they didn't order: pubic hair. If they had only known about Dominos' Friday Night Special: With each order you get a Brazilian bikini waxing, completed in 30 minutes or it's free."
Matthew Haughey: "A recap of last week in Yosemite with photos, a movie, trip tips, and more."
The movie is very cool...
poll in the aggregator experiment appears to have gone very well. There were 6 votes registered when I first posted it (those were the original votes sent to Loyd by email), and there's now 32 votes (and growing) 15 hours later. I only get so much traffic, but spreading the poll by other bloggers is giving it more exposure - that's the idea behind it.
As of this morning, I know the poll has also appeared at Loyd's site plus The Shifted Librarian (thanks Jenny) and Generic|Synthetic (thanks Rob). I have my fingers crossed that more bloggers will post it on their blogs (or mention it) in the days to come. Otherwise, it will quickly die as it disappears from each participating blogger's main page. So, if you see the poll and want to help keep it alive, post it on your blog (or just link to one of its current locations) a few days from now, or next week... please help spread the poll so the size of sampling grows and the results really mean something... Thanks!
Monday, January 20, 2003
brainjuice: "Throw out your dictionary. Throw out your thesaurus. Embrace the joys of WordNet!"
Yes - you can vote from your aggregator.
Aaron Swartz: "SBC is shaking down websites which have navigation in a separate frame."
Unbelievable! This will end up in the same trashcan as BT's failed attempt to "own" hyperlinks.
>> The bricks in each of the 4 walls of the gallery ("digital, drawing, paintings, and photography") lead to her unique, artistic world... [Coolstop Daily Pick 1/20/03 via crossmind.net]
Horst Prillinger: "GeoURL is dead meat"
post on Saturday, Bill Simoni asks "Is it hype?" and goes on to say about NewzCrawler, "All I can say is it meets my needs and works well."
To be clear, I was not saying that NewzCrawler is a bad product, nor was I saying that what it claims it does was hype. I was simply pointing out that saying NewzCrawler "is the only solution available that combines news from different sources" appeared to me to be a false statement.
After reading Bill's additional comments and looking at the NewzCrawler main page again (admittedly more closely this time), I realize I was mistaken. They are using "different sources" to mean RSS feeds plus other formats plus Usenet newsgroups plus "Web pages." My aggregator clearly "combines news from different sources" but I use the word "source" differently. So. Is it hype? No, it's not. Thanks Bill.
Powell says Michigan policy has his support. WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that he disagrees with President Bush's position on an affirmative action case before the Supreme Court, as the White House called for more money for historically black colleges. [Arizona Daily Star]
Piracy 'threatens 600,000 jobs'. Music piracy could put the jobs of 600,000 people at risk if the music industry does not beat the problems, executives are told. [BBC News]