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A rantbox


Wed 11 July 2007

Happy fair use day!

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

From today on Boing Boing:

Happy fair use day! Go quote something!

Fair use is the smallest part of the public's side of copyright. Sure, we have the right to quote, time-shift, format-shift, transform and so on. But the big piece is all the stuff that copyright shouldn't/doesn't touch …

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Tue 03 July 2007

Dr. Who

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I have a craving. A television channel here in the Netherlands aired the first season of the new Dr. Who episodes a good two years back, but I've not seen any new ones after that. As my girlfriend prefers not having to concentrate on English after a day hard work …

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Fri 15 June 2007

Music at night

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

People turning on their music at 7:20AM [when you finally have a slower day] should die. If they do so at 3:30AM, they should die horribly... Fun, having neighbours above you...

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Tue 05 June 2007

Failure in design

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

This week, a "Do Not Disturb" sign was hang on every door knob in our street. It was an advertisement for anti-burglary protection. However, this campaign could have very well a negative impact, as for example, a house across our street had it hanging there for two days straight - meaning …

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Sat 02 June 2007

Observations in public transport

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

The other day, I was sitting in a metro racing in the general direction of my university. The girl sitting opposite me was chewing bubble gum. In itself, that's far from special, but do people realise they really don't look intelligent when chewing that material loudly with an open mouth …

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Sun 20 May 2007

Update on Life and Such

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I've not been posting much lately, but I've been quite busy. No real excuse, I know, but it's the best I have ;)

I'm still preparing a largish post on our recent move to a newer, bigger, better home. I need to fix some images for it, and wrap it all …

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Sun 20 May 2007

Forum spam

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

*sigh* I just deleted several hundreds of spam accounts, and dozens of spam topics on the aquariusoft.org forum. Tightened the authentication a bit too. Let's hope it'll be ok this way :)

Spam sucks; I get an average of 80 spam emails per day, which are filtered conveniently in my …

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Mon 07 May 2007

Dreaming in Hex

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt that the world became a bit better, and a bit more fun to live in; that gave me a fuzzy feeling of course, but when I tried communicating with people on my computer, all messages where "09 F9 11 02 9D …

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