Archive for date: July 15, 2005

What the heck is an “anti-reaction”?

July 15, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Microsoft propaganda minster Robert Scoble has remarked that news that Longhorn will prevent playback of DRM’ed video unless it is to a sufficiently “secure” or “digital” device has provoked a strong “anti-reaction”. Just what the hell is an anti-reaction? It generated a strong reaction: a reaction that should tell Microsoft that anyone intelligent enough to […]

Treason, Okay, Violence, Okay, but Sex?

July 15, 2005 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been tracking Wil Wheaton’s amusing anecdotes about competing in the 2005 WSOP, but today the poker muse must have temporarily vacated him only to be replaced by the political muse. Today he’s writing a brief letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, indicating that her valuable time might be better spent chasing after Karl Rove rather […]

JuiceBox Revisited…

July 15, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

In a previous blog entry, I mentioned that I had picked up a $12 Mattel Juicebox that I was thinking about hacking. I’ve done relatively little with it since then, but this morning I felt compelled to at least convert a picture from normal jpeg format to the internal format used by the player, without […]