three strikes and you're offline

I noticed this boingboing article and despaired. This ridiculous legislation, which has already been explicitly rejected by the EU, attempts to enforce a “three strikes and you’re out” approach to copyright infringement. Those pushing for these rules have now tried to attach them to another, otherwise reasonable piece of telecoms legislation. Whether or not you agree with this in principle, the legislation on offer is hopelessly broken…

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Posted: 2008-07-06


not quite a flat white

I can now verify that asking for a “Short Cappuccino” in Starbucks does indeed work, at least here in Leeds. My order was accepted without comment. It cost £1.85, and was indeed a sensible size and strength. The foam, however, was run o’ the mill chunky froth, so my search for a flat white must continue.

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Posted: 2008-07-06

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the science of digital preservation

UPDATE: I’ve reconsided my position on this, and I think I’ve underestimated the issues involved in keeping the bytes safe. I’ll write up some notes here.

I’ve not really had a chance to blog about what I do now, and how it’s different from what I did before. In a nutshell, I help create software for Digital Preservation. This is an interesting field, as it is full of problems that sound like they should have been solved, but haven’t…

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Posted: 2008-06-27

Digital Preservation


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