Greetings from rainy Southern California. We're all wet out here...
According to LGF, and to Drudge, "CBS News was planning to use the missing explosives story as an election eve surprise attack on George Bush." That's just flat out ridiculous. Media bias? What media bias?
I got a look of positive feedback on the twistable turnable man. Thank you!
Here's a great article on Digital Rights Management by Jerry Pournelle, in Dr. Dobb's. Jerry's take is that the technology will be found to make DRM work, and it will be a good thing. As an author, naturally he's concerned: "On the other hand, if no one buys books because they can get them free on the Internet, that's going to change the way I make a living." (This article was password-protected, but since it wasn't DRMed I copied it :)
Have you seen RadioShark? A kind of Tivo for your radio. According to idealog's review, it is pretty darn cool. The downside vs. Tivo is that there isn't any schedule information available; you have to know what you want (or at least, what channel/station you want) ahead of time. They seem to have nice integration with iTunes...
I remember talking to my daughter Jordan about her desire for such a thing about two years ago. She'd get home, and complain that "all the good songs were on while I was at school". We thought about building such a thing as a PC software application - there are a lot of online radio stations - but it never left the idea stage...
Speaking of DRM and iTunes, Apple announced the iPod photo. A color-screen iPod which can store images as well as music. Naturally that leads you to wonder, when will they store video?
Joel Spoksky has a new post on software pricing, which means you have to read it. Go on.