December 4, 2005

strangeness in dreaming

Posted in General at 4:07 pm by electrofish

this dream startled me awake last night. in fact i immediately recorded it in my journal, i was so strongly compelled by it. it is difficult, of course, to record dreams since so much of their impact is in the feeling. i will try to describe things as they felt, so forgive the streaming, run-on style it may perhaps have.

It begins in a cold, tiled, subway station. Read the rest of this entry »

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IP addresses and files ARE NOT PROOF! RIAA is *WRONG*

Posted in General at 10:23 am by electrofish

but we all know that right?

what follows is an article about the mistaken and fraudulent role the RIAA is trying to use IP addresses and files or lists in. These should be ruled inadmissible! Posted in Ray Beckerman’s (lawyer for the case involving the single mother vs. RIAA) blog.

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November 30, 2005

The End Of Copyright

Posted in General at 8:20 am by electrofish

“I think we are witnessing the beginning of the end of a major era in world history. It may take fifty years, it may take a hundred, but the age of copyright is drawing to a close. I donâ��t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but itâ��s inevitable.”

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listen as copyright breathes it’s last breath

Posted in General at 8:13 am by electrofish

we are certainly living in an interesting period of time. institutions and ideas are overturned faster than ever. this article on the end of copyright nicely describes what will likely be the future for copyright .

among the choice quotes from the article:

” travesties like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act don’t promote the progress of science; they actively discourage it. So do software and biotechnology patents. The patent system was intended to allow inventors to profit for a limited time on particular inventions, not to allow huge technology companies to put a stranglehold on innovation by patenting every tiny advance they make.”

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November 28, 2005

new music

Posted in General at 2:33 am by electrofish

i’ve been diggin’ some new music lately, especially Esther Grondahl. also others like American Heartbreak, The Bombhappies, and i’m sure if Curry plays it enough I’l start to like the Candy Butchers as well.

November 26, 2005

disorganization is king

Posted in General at 8:08 am by electrofish

i am not an organized person by nature, no doubt like many people. i can barely keep pace with my brain and all it’s scattered tangent thought. there must be a better system than relying solely on myself for the things i have to do. i have tried to carry around a pda, most often i would leave it at home. i tried a journal, which i do better with, but it tends to fill itself with more introspective musings than useful scheduling.

i need to find a system that will keep me on track, to focus my mind. left to wander it is a dangerous tangle of thoughts, ideas, and half-done to-do’s. it seems i can focus best in short bursts, and only when i am excited about the given task. perhaps there really is no system for me.

November 22, 2005

hello world!

Posted in General at 11:47 pm by electrofish

since those are the cusomary first words, i guess i’ll leave em. more to come as i have things to say