Archive for date: April 27, 2005

I like large LCD monitors.

April 27, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

On the other hand, my new Dell 20.1″ LCD monitor is the bee’s knees. Beautiful 1600×1200 resolution, with no bad pixels. Yum.

I hate cars.

April 27, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

My son’s Chevy was in the shop this week for difficulty starting. Today, I got it back, after paying $700 and replacing three seemingly unrelated parts. Tonight, its check engine light is on, and it’s running rough. Sigh. Back to the shop tomorrow, with a calm but stern discussion.

KYOURADIO to be first podcasting radio station

April 27, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting | By: Mark VandeWettering

Carmen told me about this: Infinity Broadcasting on Wednesday said one of its San Francisco radio stations will carry programming created exclusively by listeners using podcasting technology. I wonder what this will be like. Addendum: Some people don’t seem to like the idea: What an uncompelling proposition for me and any other podcaster. In fact, […]

More on RAW formats and encryption

April 27, 2005 | Intellectual Property, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

There is a nice interview on with David Coffin, author of dcraw.c, a nice little Linux program that decodes most RAW formats from digital cameras. Very cool and useful stuff. From the interview: 3. Are you ever concerned about the legal implications of reverse-engineering proprietary file formats? If anyone sued me, I’d be the […]

Thoughts on ClearPlay

April 27, 2005 | Intellectual Property, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning as I was driving in (and running late since traffic was bad, and the UPS outlet where I was supposed to be able to pick up my monitor wasn’t even open so I went out of my way for nothing and… oh, never mind, I digress) and our local PBS affiliate ran a […]