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SOPA Blackouts

Well, good news about SOPA. All of my sites participated in the SOPA Strike. While I didn’t fully black everything out (I guess I wasn’t keeping up enough on what others were doing…), I displayed a full-screen popover with a message (I have a version of my homepage ...

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PC vs Mac

Begin shameless rant…

When I read the “system requirements” for hardware these days, and see “PC or Mac”, I cringe. Surely someone who’s developing the hardware should understand the horrible inaccuracy of this.

The term “PC”, or Personal Computer, is used to refer to any hardware that is (at ...

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On FIle Sharing, DRM, and customer choice

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past few years about DRM, file sharing, “intellectual property theft”, etc. A lot of that has been the two extreme sides - the media industry and their “have it our way” attitude, and the extremists who feel that everything digital should be ...

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Please Don’t resize my browser

It always amazes me to see how much “old school” web design practice is still out there. I’m talking about commercial sites (not MySpace pages) that blatantly ignore web standards about both content and user experience. This isn’t just a Linux thing, though some aspect of it certainly ...

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My Take on the MS TomTom Suit

To keep it short, I’m sure anyone who winds up here has already heard about the recent Microsoft lawsuit against TomTom, alleging patent infringement. Coverage has been extensive, including GrokLaw and Linux Magazine. While the mentioned patents include car navigation technology (at least the names of the patents seem ...

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