Archive for date: June 27, 2005

Sage Words from Wil

June 27, 2005 | Quote of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Great minds think alike. Here’s a nice quote from Wil Wheaton: Here is the most important thing I can tell you: You do not need the so-called traditional channels of distribution to get your work to an audience, and you’ll probably be happier and more successful by not going through those channels. I’ve done it […]

Boffins create zombie dogs

June 27, 2005 | Mad Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I had to look up the word “boffin”. Seemed timely given the release of Romero’s Land of the Dead. reports that scientists at Piottsburgh’s Safar Center revived dogs that have had their blood replaced with very cold saline for three hours. This basically seems like a form of induced hypothermia. Their hope is that […]

Google Video Search

June 27, 2005 | Link of the Day, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today Google released their own plugin for playing video on their Google Video Search page. Apparently it is based upon VLC, and you can get the source. Unfortunately, no love for Linux, FreeBSD or Mac OSX users yet.

Why Blog about Random Stuff?

June 27, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I do monitor various weblog indexers to see who is linking to this blog. Most of the time, they are really good at finding my own inter-site links, but occasionally I find out that I get links from unexpected sites. What was really cool was to discover that The MacAlba linked to me as one […]

Supreme Court Rules in Grokster

June 27, 2005 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I haven’t had a chance to read the ruling yet, but it appears that the SCOTUS has unanimously gutted the Sony decision and made software companies potentially liable for infringing uses of their software, regardless of whatever significant non-infringing uses their might be. I’ll post again when I have something in the way of […]