Saturday, October 23, 2010

Interesting Read

Allegations of copyright infringement by the MPAA

In 2007, English software developer Patrick Robin alleged that the MPAA illegally used his blogging platform, Forest Blog, which is distributed without cost under a linkware license, whereby users must link back to his site. To remove these links, one must secure a license, but Patrick Robin claimed the MPAA removed them without purchasing a license. The MPAA responded that it was only testing the blogging platform and that the blog was "never advertised to the public in any way."[citation needed]

On November 23, 2007, Matthew Garret notified the MPAA that it was in violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) for distributing a software toolkit, based on the Xubuntu operating system and designed to help universities detect instances of potentially illegal file-sharing on school networks. Garret alleged that the MPAA violated the GPL by distributing a derived work without making source code available. On December 1, 2007, Garrett notified the Internet service provider for the MPAA that, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, he was requesting them to disable the offending distribution web site. The MPAA subsequently changed its site so the toolkit was no longer offered for distribution.[22]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Look

I decided to change up the place; That is new background and flow.  I hope you like it.  I am thinking this will make it easier to read, but don't really know.

Work and Cars

I still don't know what is wrong with my car.  I have been not wanting to look at it.  I did however watch PBS last night.  It was different.

Work has been good these past few days.  Things are getting done, but there is always more to do.  I am coming up with ideas of how to properly implement folder security, but at the same time don't want to actually take the time and effort into implementing them.

More to come...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Okay, so I haven't posted since the 14th

What can I say I've been busy. Busy doing nothing I should say.  I still have not figured out what happened to my car.  I didn't have a chance to look at.  Well I should say I would've had a chance, but more appropriately I chose not to look at it.  You know when something dies and you don't want to be near it or have anything to do with it, that's how I feel about the car.  I mean I know its a car and it isn't dead, but a the same time I've been driving it for a while and I just like that car.  Oh well.  Tomorrow I am taking off work.  I need some personal time to care of some personal business.  Don't worry I will potentially fill you in. 

So I have been watching this show on NBC, The Event, and I find it interesting.  However with the news of that whole NBC, Comcast merger I don't know how I feel about the future of this show and other shows on NBC.  I am not saying much will change, but given Comcasts stance on net neutrality I am not inclined to believe the change will be good for NBC or the other current NBC/Universal Netowrks including USA and SyFy. 

That's all I have right now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Car Had a Heart Attack

My car had a serious problem today.  I won't be able to diagnose it until the weekend.  Going to have to drive the wife's car, very carefully.  I will know more this weekend and will let everyone know.  Possibly with pictures.

It has been too long

So I have determined that I haven't posted in far too long a time.  Well no more.  I will now try to post on something everyday. We'll see how long that lasts, but we are going to try anyway.