Saturday Feb 13, 2010

☞ Fixing Things

Friday Feb 12, 2010

☞ Click Or Think

Thursday Feb 11, 2010

☞ Chipped and Flawed

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010

☞ Good Rules & Bad Rules

Tuesday Feb 09, 2010

☞ Testing Times

Monday Feb 08, 2010

☞ Leaving a bad taste

Sunday Feb 07, 2010

☞ Community Matters

Saturday Feb 06, 2010

☞ Worrying Trend

Thursday Feb 04, 2010

☞ The Advance of Open

Wednesday Feb 03, 2010

☞ More on H.264

Friday Jan 29, 2010

☞ Why H.264 Must Be Avoided

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

☞ Endings

Monday Jan 25, 2010

☞ Access To The Party

  • Excellent start to an explanation of Mozilla's position on H.264 and patent-encumbered CODECs. Still plenty of remaining questions, which will hopefully be addressed in part two of this explanation. Personally I think Mozilla is picking the right path and I hope we'll see Google (owner of YouTube) backing them in their promotion of technologies anyone in any country can use freely (rather than H.264 which is deviously chained to corporate profit).
  • Tim Bray joins the growing number of writers dangerously circling in politically-correct shark-infested waters looking for the core truth explaining the low numbers of women in the technology industry. Personally I think we make a mistake to look just at gender for an explanation. I think there are plenty of men put off the technology industry too, for the same reasons as many women.
  • Great feature on Neil Gaiman in the New Yorker.
  • Details (in Portuguese) of the event I'm attending in Brazil this week.

Sunday Jan 24, 2010

☞ Making A Stand

  • The issue at stake here is what some call "common-carrier status" for networks. Regardless of the excuse - be it China's hatred of protest, Italy's hatred of pædophiles or the USA's hatred of music lovers - governments should be protecting it. Once the principle has been breached, it is a slippery slope to a corporate-controlled society, whether the corporation is question is the state, the RIAA or, indeed, Google or Microsoft.
  • Tone-deaf editorial by the Chinese government coruscates Clinton & Google while actually casting light on the paranoia that makes China censor its citizens and force them to live by rumour.
  • If you were still in any doubt about it, this interview should prove that RMS does not live in your world. To go beyond the interview, a comment elsewhere points out he does not use web browsers; rather, he e-mails web URLs to a server that sends back the text for him to read in EMACS. Amazingly and inspiringly consistent philosophy and values over time, yes, but increasingly disjoint from the reality the rest of us have to navigate.
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