Month: February 2009

  • Abusing the Cute

    Microsoft is now gunning straight for your clucky/cute genes. Goddamn, if that’s not a dirty trick…

  • Lights Go Down

    There’s a song you probably have never heard by Basement Jaxx called Lights Go Down that just has to be heard with the world around you just so – possibly the most ideal would be at sunset, as I’ve experienced it a couple of times while walking home with the lights of the world dimming […]

  • Your Voice Now Copyright’d

    Authors’ Guild claims copyright on a computer reading a book out loud through text-to-speech: “They don’t have the right to read a book out loud,” said Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild. “That’s an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law.” What the fug? I hope the cognitive dissonance in this guy’s […]

  • Kindle 2 Released

    Amazon releases the Kindle 2 – I have to say, this looks miles better than the previous model. Ars Technica & NY Times have more – now, when are they bringing this down under?

  • A Couple of Characters

    Octavia – a.k.a. Tavia, Tavvie, Tavs; she is 5’4″, olive skinned, dark brunette mid-back-length hair with brown eyes. You wouldn’t call her a model or stand-out beauty, but she has a certain winning quality to her, and a smile that lights up her whole face. Generous and loyal to a fault, occasionally self-absorbed but always […]

  • Obama’s Halo

  • Calvin and Hobbes love

    This is why I love Calvin and Hobbes. There’s no other ostensibly kids comic in the world that could do something like that. Just gorgeous.