In my previous post, I spoke of the death of DRM in 2008 but what I didn't predict was when. Today, SONY BMG announced plans to finally sell their artist's music DRM free (via Gizmodo.) This is big news for the music industry and I'm ecstatic because the customer is finally getting the rights they're… Continue reading DRM Dead
2008 has started off with a slap to the music industry's face because of the release of Radiohead's highly anticiapted album, In Rainbows. This album did not only receive massive amounts of hype because Radiohead had not releases an album in years but also because the method of distribution that they chose: instead of relinquishing… Continue reading In Rainbows
As this is the holiday season, I'm sure many people are getting HDTV but not me and there are a few reasons why I and others might not be jumping in the high definition bandwagon. The most obvious reason is that the high price of joining the high definition club is still extremely restrictive. Sure,… Continue reading The State of High Definition
I don't know why but it really irks me when people call it the iPod Touch the iTouch. That's not what the product is called! I just read an article on Gizmodo that referred to the iPod Touch as the iTouch and it irked me enough to blog about it. I'm usually pretty irked if… Continue reading It’s not called the iTouch!
Since my switch to a Mac, I've been looking for a good web browser. I am an avid Firefox user for Windows but Firefox seems to be really buggy and laggy on the Mac for some mysterious reason. I tried using Camino but it felt like a beta and there were a lot of features… Continue reading Flock
Apple released a software update for their Macbook and Macbook Pros because customers have been experiencing problems with the sensitivity of the keyboards. I myself have experienced this annoyance. The first time I tried typing on my Macbook, I complained about how "squishy" and unresponsive the keyboard felt but I'm happy to report that the… Continue reading Mabook/Macbook Pro Keyboard Updates
Stop the presses. Hell has frozen over. I've bought a Mac.The day that no one ever saw coming has arrived. Most people who know me know that I have a personal vendetta against Apple because of things like locking down their OS and the smugness of their customers. I'm pretty shocked myself that I bought… Continue reading Drinkin’ the Kool-Aid
For Aunt AmyWhite walls walk pastBlank, slows for no oneHissing of machineryLife for those withoutThe mother's instinctAll hearts sinkWaiting for a signWake up. Wake up.The eyes of innocentDry as desertFail to comprehendWake up. Wake up.Men with puddles for eyesGrasp, biting, holdingAnything but hope.What's the point?Caressed by fragile handsRealizing the GiverWe all let goFor her to… Continue reading
After hearing all of the horror stories about Windows Vista from the press and various friends, I wanted to see what was what myself and decided to "upgrade" to Vista from XP. At first I was pleased with Vista's interface and how pretty it was but that novelty wore off very quickly once I found… Continue reading Vista a Real "Turkey"
I was supposed to write a dramatic monologue about anything and I was so pissed off at hearing that the RIAA is threatening to cut university funding if universities do not ban P2P networks all together. When will the RIAA get that P2P sites are not solely for pirating music and movies. There are legitimate… Continue reading Thank you, RIAA
Over this holiday weekend, Anne and I thought we'd act our age and go out at night for dinner and a movie (after weeks of nothing but work, cooking, eating, studying, and sleeping.) Our movie of choice tonight was Wristcutters: A Love Story. The concept behind this movie is that there's a place where people… Continue reading Wristcutters: A Love Story