Busy Time

Sorry for the lack of postings, work has been kicking my butt. We have an important client coming up so my energies have been pretty focused on that. But there have been a few things I've noticed going on around the net.

Carlos Men'steal'ia vs Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is my new favourite person just for the utter way he destroys Carlos. At a deeper level though it's an interesting allegory for intellectual property rights. There's ideas and then there's implementation. It's one thing to take an idea and expound upon it, it's another to steal an implementation outright. (as an aside Microsoft's spell checker recommends "Menstrual" to replace "Men'steal'ia").

Give Me A Friggin' Break

Rex Dixon & Scot Duke's new site. It's kind of like digg but with a satirical twist. Have you ever seen something that made you go "Give me a friggin' break!"? Well here's your chance to share it with the world. It's a fairly well done site that's gone through some cosmetic changes since it's been launched, I'd wager it'll go through a few more, but the idea is a good one I think.


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So much for that "Do No Evil" slogan. I still think this may be the year that Google looses it's luster. With all the bad press the time may be ripe for a new geek friendly search engine to take the throne. Remember, it was word of mouth that made Google, it can break them just as easy.

Always A Bridesmaid

Poor Mark Martin. He's literally within seconds of winning the Daytona 500, and up comes Happy to steal it from him. He's the eternal runner up. Nice guys don't finish last, but they do finish second alot. I wonder if there'll be a backlash against Harvick, regardless his late run was amazing. I'm more upset at NASCAR for not throwing the caution.

Microsoft: Stop Making Fun Of Us

This is probably old, but I found it funny:

via AmberMac

But Does He Have An Eye Patch?

Looks like someone was trying to make a buck off of Microsoft and Adobe. Microsoft is heaping praise on the Sheriff department for making the arrest. I especially like the name of the task force: "Computer And Technology Crime High-Tech Response". "High-Tech Response" sounds like they should have friggen laser beams on their heads.

Apparently the guy made three quarters of a million dollars selling SQL Server and Creative Suite 2 on eBay (excuse me "online auction sites"). Of course Microsoft makes $750, 000 every 37 minutes. So that's a major criminal off the streets.

They're calling this a "mid-level" piracy operation. It was one guy selling two products online....I think they may be overstating it just a bit. I'd expect a "mid-level" operation to having three or more people and be making a couple million a year. But then I'm not in copyright enforcement.

The thing that really surprised me is the guy was 64 years old. I could see if it was some punk kid, but the guy should have known better. One thing I do know is that he's praying he doesn't end up in Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison.