Archive for the 'Opinion' Category

September 3rd, 2009


A friend of mine recently bought the new Imogen Heap album online, but it was DRMed, so he can’t play it from his Media Center Extender. In my opinion, this is not a problem with the Media Center Extender–it is a problem with DRM. Now he will probably end up “pirating” the album he bought. […]

May 28th, 2009

You can verb Bing. Kind of.

In You can’t verb Live Search I criticized the name “Live Search”. Microsoft has announced its new search portal… or “Decision Engine”, Bing. Yeah, you can verb Bing. Kind of. People can say “bing it!” instead of “google it!” (and it only sounds SLIGHTLY profane)… but what’s the past tense of bing? Binged? That might […]

July 8th, 2008

KWIK Vending Service

A few months ago I mentioned that the office where I work was having trouble with KWIK Vending Service. A couple months ago they said they were going to drop us as a customer. Apparently they were sick of people from our office calling the “call for service” number KWIK had posted on the machines, […]

February 20th, 2008

KWIK Vending Service

The vending machines at work are a source of frustration to me. KWIK Vending Service stocks them sub-optimally.

February 11th, 2008

Sony Boycott

I’ve been boycotting Sony since their DRM Rootkit attack on consumers. Recently Sony/BMG opened their music to DRM-free sale in mp3 format on, and I’ve since been CONSIDERING dropping my boycott. If they were to start selling DRM-free downloadable movies or make a public statement denouncing the use of DRM in general, I would […]

November 26th, 2007

Corruption Sucks

Politics. Ugh. I’m not particularly anti-Hillary (or particularly pro-Hillary), but someone pointed out to me that “Vote for Hillary Online is so dedicated to making sure Hillary Clinton wins this election that [they’ve] started a program that rewards those of you who post positive replies about Hillary on political blogs.” Ouch. I realize that’s probably […]

October 10th, 2006

Heroes TV Show (No Spoilers)

Over the long weekend, I watched the first two episodes of the Heroes TV Show. The first episode set up some interesting (and hot, according to my 14 year old daugher) characters. They also made some Star Trek references, which could have been cool, but instead I found them irritating. If they’re going to make […]

May 22nd, 2006

Scanner Time

I got a new scanner. Consumer scanners have come a long way since I bought my last one. This scanner is amazingly quiet and fast, and the results are far superior to what I got from my last scanner. Also, it’s USB-powered, which is convenient. Here are some scans of doodles: So, anyway… it rocks. […]