Help Wanted – This one isn’t a link.Â I have been a bit lagging on my posting lately because I am working on a new endevour that I have been wanting to work on for quite some time.Â A new Podcast.Â Any tips or tricks on setting everything up would be greatly appreciated.Â I have been looking at MightySeek’s PodPress plugin for WordPress, any opinions to share?
Go ahead, defend DRM now – Microsoft announced that it is taking offline the License Servers that handle the DRM (Digital Rights Management) for the now defunct msn Music store. Once that happens, anybody who “purchased” music from the store will only be able to listen to it on the devices it currently resides on. So if that PC holding your music dies, too bad, your music is history, and you would have to go buy it again. Once again proving that you do not “own” music that is bogged down with DRM. While the music labels may like this idea, it is just plain stupid in today’s day and age. Just another reason, I am now using Amazon for my music purchases.
You must be a terrorist – Freedom? Protection against unreasonable searches? You must be some sort of terrorist or pedophile with something to hide, right? No matter, according to Ars Technica, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that US Customs agents have the right to take your laptop and search it without reason. Only your alimentary canal is safe against search without cause. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Bad Wiring? – BusinessWeek offered pure speculation on Dell acquiring Radio Shack. While most stories I have seen talk about how it would ruin Dell, or be bad for Dell, I am more terrified of what Dell would do to Radio Shack.Â I mean, you could be sure that the days of being able to buy circuit boards, and wiring would be over.Â Where would millions of kids get their parts for science projects?