Webgrrls gets some press! I remember in 1994 or whenever, when Betsy wrote to me and asked if I was interested in starting a Webgrrls chapter. I never would have guessed we’d someday be up to 2,700 members!
Bilner’s CD Reissue Wishlist is, well, just that — a wishlist for albums that need to be reissued on CD, because they are out of print or were never released on CD in the first place. It’s pretty comprehensive; I see quite a few CDs I’ve been looking for here.
Here’s a photo of another Wendi Dunlap. This is not me. I wonder if she has e-mail, though? 🙂
The Stinkymeat Project is the very definition of “too much time on one’s hands.” You have to view each day’s entry, in order, to get the full impact. But don’t do it while you’re eating.
Only one week until my birthday!
Looking for a new answering machine message? I used to change mine every few weeks, religiously, but at some point I stopped. I never change it any more. I think it’s just the built-in synthesized voice, now.
Network Solutions changed their domain name contract recently to allow them to take away your domain names at their discretion. To get an idea how idiotic and ridiculous their perspective on this issue is, check out this quote:
“Phil Sbarbaro, NSI’s legal counsel, offered a parallel to summarize prevailing law: ‘You don’t own a domain name any more than you own your phone number.'”
It’s renewal time for one of my domains, and I really want to use another registrar. But will NetSol screw me over if I try to move?
Microsoft is invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to get Slashdot to remove posts that MS claims violate its copyright. Whether the posts in question violate copyright is debatable — most of them seem to be fair commentary. Jon Katz points out:
“Under the worst provisions of the DMCA, you don’t even have to prove copyright infringement, just allege it… and the ISP can only avoid liability by booting the offenders or deleting the allegedly offensive material.”
These “big corporation beats up on smaller organization because they don’t like their domain name” stories are getting a little old, aren’t they? Now it’s Verizon Wireless trying to shut down verizonreallysucks.com. Maybe they should put some effort into, well, stopping sucking instead of sending lawyers hither and yon to shut down domains they don’t like.
From Low-end Mac, Microsoft-opoly: Not a Game: what Microsoft can and will do if not broken up.
Geez. I guess I can identify with this. Unlike Amy, though, I can’t blow off steam by posting about these things. I’d be afraid of embarrassing my students, even the ones that might occasionally deserve it. Maybe I’m just too sensitive.