Yes, you’ve read about this somewhere else already. However, I just wanted to provide a little detail on the service as-is. The files are prices at 89Â¢ to 99Â¢ each, and appear to all be 256kbps .mp3 files. Amazon has a small application to help manage downloading the files and adding them to your music… Continue reading Amazon’s DRM-free MP3 Downloads
The signage for a general contractor located in Powhatan, VA, nearby one of my jobsites (though not a GC I’ve ever dealt with). I think there’s room enough in this world for more than one of us, though I should consider incorporating or something so the name is safe…
The Washington Post’s website has a fact checking blog for (mostly) politicians. I’m particularly interested in the claims and statements made by 2008 presidential contenders. They’ve even included a handy “Pinocchio Test” scale for each entry. See also: FactCheck.org (not .com, Mr. VP) by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
My grandmother, Edith Deaver (or just grandma Deaver) died early this past Monday morning. She had her three daughters nearby and, after living for a long, healthy life, she succumbed to those 93 years of time her on Earth. She will be missed, but no as much as she missed her husband Cicero, who had… Continue reading Edith Deaver, 1914–2007
Our new iPod “classic” – which comes in much more compact packaging than older iPods. The large cube box has been replaced with a much slimmer case. Also, you don’t get a charging block with it anymore. After much debate and self-reflection in our home over the past couple of weeks, we decided to get… Continue reading Appreciating the Classics
We have used Sveasoft’s public release of their “Alchemy” router firmware for the past couple of years. It has been very stable and I’ve not really found any reason to change it, despite much of the controversy surrounding Sveasoft’s somewhat shady business practices. This weekend, I got an update that the more recent “Talisman” version… Continue reading Router Software Change
Tennessee Tech (my Alma mater) made ESPN’s Top 100 “Greatest Beatdowns in History.” Check out No. 70: “Loyola of Chicago 111, Tennessee Tech 42, 1963 NCAA first-round game. Loyola went on to win it all.” Of course they were on the receiving end of that beatdown. Wa Wa Waaaahhhâ€¦ (via Kottke)
I don’t find myself agreeing with John Gruber on a lot of things, but his lengthy post today on cell phone ringtones is spot on. I’ve said so myself before here. His money quote: “And any business that hinges on your customers ‘not knowing any better’ is a bad business.” Now, you know better, so… Continue reading Don’t Get Scammed on Ringtones
Here’s the number one reason why our household is doing what we can to curb global warming (via Sheril at The Intersection on ScienceBlogs).
Having recently listened to the series on multi-part authentication on the Security Now! podcast (particularly episodes 90 and 103), I got this (very inexpensive) PayPal branded security key to use with my eBay and PayPal accounts. The device is actually made by Verisign and they are currently testing it’s use with OpenID. I wouldn’t have… Continue reading This Is What Internet Security Looks Like