Wired Top 40

Wired Magazine has a list of the “top 40 wired companies”:http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.07/40main_pr.html. “Meet the masters of innovation, technology, and strategic vision – 40 companies that are reshaping the global economy.” “Google”:http://www.google.com of course is number one.

Songs to Buy

“Metafilter”:http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/26316?foo=Best%20song%20of%20the%20last%20quarter%20century has a discusison about the best songs in the last quarter century. Following are songs I plan to buy/download: * Boa | Duvet * Get Up Kids | I’m A Loner Dottie, A Rebel * -Duran Duran | Is There Something I Should Know- * -Republica | Ready to Go- * La’s | There … Read moreSongs to Buy

What is a Weblog

A brilliant collection of links on to notable articles on Weblogs. bq. I suspect many of us who write weblogs have attempted to describe what a weblog is to someone who’s never seen one before. I may describe my own as similar to a daily column where I write mostly about web design, technology, and … Read moreWhat is a Weblog

Bestest PhotoBlogs

The best photoblogs which I have come accross so far: * “ChicagoUncommon”:http://www.chicagouncommon.com/ is the most impressive one IMHO. Widely acclaimed as the best photoblog in the blogworld. The layout is brilliant in its simplicity.

SharpMT 1.2

“SharpMT 1.2”:http://www.randyrants.com/sharpmt/ has been “released”:http://www.randyrants.com/archives/000275.asp. It adds support for text formatting plugins, which is a great addition, and is now heads and shoulders above “w.bloggar”:http://wbloggar.com/.

Copy Protection | Commons

An article over at Wired looks into the relation between copy protection and the reality of a rational amount of ‘wiggle room’ that is typically provided by the legal system.

In reality, our legal system usually leaves us wiggle room. What’s fair in one case won’t be in another – and only human judgment can discern the difference. As we write the rules of use into software and hardware, we are also rewriting the rules we live by as a society, without anyone first bothering to ask if that’s OK.

Slashdot has an interesting discussion on it.

The Boston Review it its New Democracy Forum has a section on copyrights over here.

The purpose of Boston Review’s New Democracy Forum is to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues of the day–both on and off the agenda of conventional politics–and to say something about how we might better address them.

Read Reclaiming the Commons by David Bollier.

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Americas Dying

America’s Dying A good commentary/analysis on American society. Read and Comprehend. Bush Wars Yet another blog on Bush, American politics and the Empire. Daily notes and links on the adventures of the Bushmen of the Beltway. Read his entry: What if there’s no such thing as al-Queda? Amnesty US ‘War on Terror’ Has Made World … Read moreAmericas Dying

Trance 2002 Overview

Trance.nu has posted a good overview of the best trance music of 2002. Another year has gone by and loads of things have happened in the trance scene. To remind, rewind and remember, Trance.nu have covered 2002’s fifty prime events in this year’s biggest article Remembering 2002.

Cable Modem Troubleshooting

Cable Modem Troubleshooting Tips is a good site about Cable Modems, and other broadband connections. Everything from the basics to troubleshooting. A good place for learning about the basics of broadband networking. More Sites for Internet tweaking: SpeedGuide TweakXP Internet Tweaks Another good site: “Cable Modems and Wiring Issues FAQ”:http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/cabletech