You gotta give this kid credit for sticking up for his rights. He wanted to protest the political indoctrination he was receiving by putting posters around his school.
So, why the big hub-bub? Because he’s a conservative, hawkish protester, not a liberal, anti-war protester. Shenanigans ensues and, predictably, his voice is silenced. For now. But, the story of his brief struggle with the school is a great illustration about why free speech is supposed to apply to everyone.
Link [via Blogcritics]
Thanks to Boing Boing.
Hate RealPlayer? So did the BBC, enough that Real made a version of RealPlayer without all the crap that normally comes with it.. You can download it here (for Windows) or here for others.
I don’t know who runs Ottawa Wireless, but good on yah, boys! These geniuses (and for once I’m not being sarcastic) set up a WiFi network to cover six square miles of the city (I’m assuming this means downtown and the lakeshore). Unlimited calls to anyone in Canada or the US for $30 a month (plus a WiFi phone). Looks like they also have high-speed WiFi Internet starting at $20 a month.
Who thought that the West side was so with it? Certainly not me.
via Engadget (!)
I don’t know why I’m so excited; I didn’t watch a single game.
In other news, a few rowdy fans did manage to tip over… Aretha Franklin (gratuitously stolen from Chick McGee on the Bob and Tom Show, 16 June 2004)
Ah, that’s why I needed to post.
Title pretty much says it all.
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It’s officially a Good Thing (TM). Just choose your state and get a list of RSS weather feeds. Looks like it only gives current conditions right now.
Ug, the character really is a marketing scheme, not a labor of love.
I know, internet cliche; but it still cracks me up.
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As part of my job (seriously), I had to compose an image of someone stretching. So, I hit Google Image Search and type in my keyword: stretch.
What I found was that you probably don’t want to put “stretch” into GIS; it’s not a pretty world. Well, it kind of is, until you get to the fourth row of results. And this is with SafeSearch on
(NOTE The following link, while to Google, is most likely the reason my internet account is now under review by Corporate IT. In other words, it is NSFW.
See for yourself
In my continuing struggle to wake up into the current world around me, I stumbled across a little utility called Hymn that strips the draconian DRM from music purchased via iTunes so you can play them on non-authorized computers (you know, the other machines you use in the course of the day).
This is great because now, if I want to, I can play music I purchased on iTunes on my work computer, since I can’t a)download iTunes here and even if I could b) the site is blocked by other draconian measures such as site blocking (*gasp* He wants to look at SPORTS?!?!? On his LUNCH?!? NEVER!).
Link [via Gizmodo]