Wow, since my last posting my Feedburner stats have gone from 2 (not counting me) to 11! (again not counting me). You’re all making me feel obligated to include some more original content … oh, alright, I will.

Steve Dembo made a suggestion, so I decided to follow through. Let it never be said that I fail to cater to every person’s whim! So what am I talking about? I now have a “lite” RSS feed consisting of just my irregularly scheduled rants. Or, if you so choose, you can subscribe to the “classic” RSS feed that includes my Furl links and Flickr pictures. Soda? No, I don’t drink much, why do you ask? :)

Copyright infringement is a big deal. I mean, a really REALLY big deal. A “cease and desist or our army of lawyers will sue you and everyone associated with you for your entire life savings” big deal. And for the longest time, many people have felt that they were (or should be) exempt from copyright restrictions. Unfortunately, they weren’t and/or aren’t. The following stuff is cautionary in nature based on facts. If you want to see my personal opinion on this I’ll mention that at…Continue Reading “Copyright Warnings”

Looking at my visitor stats tells me that I’m getting a decent amount of traffic, which is cool, but I’m not sure you’re seeing everything this site has to offer. You see, whenever I see a cool site that has to do with art, tech, or education I add it to my Furl account. (You can see it sitting there inconspicuously in that left hand column there.) Thanks to Feedburner those of you who have subscribed to my RSS feed can also see my Furled…Continue Reading “You may be missing out.”

… and doing it $100 at a time, if those wacky geniuses at MIT and AMD have anything to say about it.The more I read of this article, the more happy I became about it. To make a long story short (Trust me, my story’s shorter. Their story’s 3 pages), A bunch of MIT researchers have decided that it’s possible to design a wireless laptop for $90-$100, provided they get a screen that’s cheap enough. AMD (one of the leading processor manufacturers and Intel’s main…Continue Reading “Bridging the Digital Divide”

Many of us are old enough to remember when VCRs first became popular. Before then if you wanted to watch a movie you had to go to the theater or wait for it to show up on TV. Once VCRs got past the legal problems (The movie industry thought it would COST them money .. HA!) you could see a movie any time you wanted to. If there was a cool show on TV but you still wanted to go out someplace with your friends,…Continue Reading “On Demand Education”

I’ve added quite a few free things to my web sites over the years, including some new ones quite recently. As such, I decided to take the time to plug each of them for you. After all, you might want to use some if them on your own web pages.Thingamablog: This is a nice open-source blogging program. It’s written in java, so practically any OS can use it. There are some good points and bad points to it, but it creates RSS feeds and it’s…Continue Reading “Free Site Features”

I suppose every blog should have at least one rambling post about the global community, so here’s mine. You may or may not have heard the story about Google wanting to create an online library of famous / important books. Good for them, I say, but not everyone agrees. Some people over in France, for example, are concerned that this new universally accessible library may focus too much on the U.S. perspective of world events. The example given was “I don’t want the French Revolution…Continue Reading “Google and the Global Community”

I’m seriously hooked on listening to podcasts, particularly ones geared towards education – Connected Learning, teach42, & Teachnology post such wonderful things. Unfortunately a 64 meg card only holds so much. Sure, I could buy a a new card for my Palm Tungsten E, but I’ve been thinking about getting a new MP3 player for a while.After a little bit of research, I found this little beauty. Not a bad price for the storage space, and get this: It has a built in microphone. Could…Continue Reading “Foreshadowing?”

For those of you that tried using Thingamablog to build a web site and felt intimidated by it’s heavy use of code, you might want to check out the latest version. Don’t worry, it’s still free. Thingamablog’s now been updated to be a lot more WYSIWYG (That’s What You See Is What You Get, for those of you not in the know), so those of you that aren’t html freaks might have an easier time with everything. I think I’ll stick with editing the code…Continue Reading “Thingamablog updated!”