A beautiful past

With high technology surrounding most of us every day, it is sometimes hard to imagine spending more than a few hours finishing a correspondence. Outside of works meant for publication to wide audiences (and sometimes inside even that limit) most of us spend minutes rather than years composing our output. However things like The Parker […]

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Music for Choir (and Classical Music Archives)

Hey all, Right now I am learning two new pieces for the Carnegie Mellon Repertory Chorus: “How lovely is thy dwelling place” (English translation of “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen”) from Brahms’s Requiem and “O Magnum Mysterium” by Nancy Galbraith. Because we learn all of our music outside of class, I have been tying to […]

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Happy Day!

To a certain brother I have, here is the first of 2 gifts. The first are a bunch of quotes I collected while at the EFF (Can you guess why I’m putting them here?). The second is more physcial and will be seen soon. 15 quotes on Free Speech 1. “The public interest is best […]

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Metadata in the news

Hey, So, a little bit less political today. Ok, just a little calmer. Here are 3 really cool articles on where metadata shows up in the real world. http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/06/26/piracy-lessons http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/07/29/2837/ http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9546242&CFID=13851491&CFTOKEN=81503514 The first is about how pirates use metadata to accurately show their downloaders the facts about whatever they’re downloading (and explaining why legit movie […]

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Raids on Mod Shops

I must admit I am breaking what should be a cardinal law of journalism: I am writing about a subject I do not fully understand. However I am including the recent raids on mod shops in my blog precisely because I do not fully understand what “modding” is in a legal sense and I want […]

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