September 30, 2006

HP, Pretexting, Phone Tapping and the Senate

So I can't be the only one who thinks it deeply hypocritical that the same congress that approved the wiretap know this one...

    "The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill this month that would allow, but not require, the administration to submit its warrantless wiretapping program to a secret national security court for constitutional review." - From MSNBC

...Is the same congress that is giving HP so much crap for doing it's deeply stupid, vastly crazy, investigation that is far and below way not-as-bad as what they want to authorize the administration to continue doing.

I'm not the only one, right? Right?

September 28, 2006

Heroes, a potentially very bad show.

"They say that we only use 10% of the cliches."

"Did you ever felt, you know, like you were meant for something else, something special?"

"I'm a zany japanese guy. Look pretty girls!"

"My life is over, I want to be normal and go to the prom like every mildly Texas accented rural cheerleader!"

So, yeah, I watched the premier of Heroes, a show that wants to.....oh who cares. Bunch of 20ish somethings with powers. Look, they're going to save New York from nukes and bad stereotype government agents who are hunting them down....oh who cares. Take a fine show and network it up.

I mean, who is the hack that uses the "we only use 10% of our brains" line? Who? I'll tell you who, the same idiot who would have a the cheerleaders mom be a show dog person. Who's mommy's little non-creative puddle of mediocrity! You are! Yes! You are!

You want a good superheros story? Go read flipping powers. I mean...cripes.

Your Battery is Not Affected by the Recall

Yay. My batteries are not set to explode. I've printed out the lenovo 'your batteries are cool' page for my upcoming trips to the airport. 3 for 3!

This is a huge black mark on sony, I have to say, all those recalls. Lithium Ion is not something you want to screw up. So much energy stored in these batteries.

September 27, 2006

Good Charlotte....or....the EFF?

So, as you might have read on Shellen's blog, Good Charlotte came by to give a concert at work today. That's pretty neat.....but...oh...wait....EFF is giving a talk on some annoying WIPO initiatives that will make us all slaves to the content people.......hmm..choices....choices....

Guess which one I chose to attend? I oughta have someone from the EFF on Floss Weekly sometime.

September 26, 2006

Floss 13, Eben Moglen, up on TWiT

Floss 13 is up. On this weeks FLOSS: Freedom Fighter Eben Moglen. Enjoy!

Open Source/Linux people in Tampere, Finland?

Just idly wondering if there are any linux/oss people in Tampere. I'll be heading up there late october and wondered if any of my people are there :-) Email me! (chris at dibona dot com)

September 25, 2006


A friend of mine here at work noticed that my Gylph was from Fallout and that meandered our conversation over to my old project, Rekonstruction. I have to say, it's been gnawing at me. Maybe someday I'll revisit the was hardly a secret that I was going for an online mmorpg version of fallout...

September 18, 2006

Find me at Ohio Linux Festival!

Hello everyone. I'll be speaking at the Ohio Linux festival at the end of this month. In October I'll be speaking at the University of Texas, the Finnish Open Mind Conference and LinuxWorld UK. I've never spoken at any of these conferences, so it should be interesting.

Also, before you ask, we're recording a whole whack of FLOSS Weeklies this week. My apologies for the slow down. I have been slack.

September 11, 2006