I saw an article on MSNBC today, about Amazon’s video on demand service. Seems they had setup their flash server incorrectly and folks were able to download videos without paying for them. I’m sure that as soon as word of that exploit leaked out folks were downloading videos for free by the thousands.
Entries for September, 2008
Nineteen weeks is a long time to be typing in a book. My Grandfather’s manuscript originally had 17 chapters, in editing it I split a couple of the longer ones into two chapters. I doubt he would have disapproved, and I tried to stick with his same theme of naming chapters. At the rate of [...]
I came across a great article over at the guardian.co.uk site. It’s an interview with GNU founder Richard Stallman about why not to use “cloud computing.” The “Web 2.0″ buzzword for putting all your eggs in someone else’s basket.
I saw a post over on DenOfGeek.com about the 10 most outrageous sequel patch-ups. All I can say is that Martin must not watch a lot of movies. Some of his picks were spot-on, however no list of outrageous sequels can possibly be complete with the most glaringly stupid sequel ever made. A sequel so [...]
This is it. Nineteen weeks later I’ve come to the last chapter. My own “D-Day” if you will. As with most things, this turned out to be more work than I had imagined. Researching items for links, creating google maps, hunting down family photographs, having WordPress malfunctions, etc. I really have enjoyed going through my [...]
Not so much a what if this Friday as just a general rant. The hits just keep on coming in the economy. WaMu as gone Ker-pew now, with the feds seizing them and selling all their assets to JP Morgan Chase bank. I’m sure all of the WaMu stockholders were happy to see that yesterday.
I came across this story on Yahoo! News, about a U.S. Navy oil tanker getting attacked by pirates. Pirates? Seriously? What the hell? I’m operating under the assumption here that U.S. Navy oil tankers are not sent out unescorted (hopefully some Salt that reads this blog knows for sure and can comment). Even if they [...]
I came across a story on MSNBC about the declining production of Kodachrome film. One can only imagine that Paul Simon is inconsolable. I was unaware that Kodak got out of the film processing business way back in 1988. There’s one business at least that saw the handwriting on the wall, a lesson to be [...]
Well, they finally made it off the beachhead. Unfortunately for my Grandfather, he caught a bullet in the left shoulder in the process. For those of you keeping track, that’s the second time he’d been wounded in Italy, and the 3rd time in his life from what I’ve been able to gather. In Chapter 18, [...]
Once again, the government has come to our rescue and decided to save us from ourselves. Rather than let our economy tank further, and correct itself, the government has decided to prolong the process by assuming all of the crap debt from our nations banks. What a wonderful moral lesson this will make to our [...]