Posted on 2010.03.22 at 09:40
The piracy of games and music, of intellectual property, like all theft, has the potential for evil. However, like the Marxist tale of the pharmacist who, in an attempt to extract maximum profit denies the needy poor, I see potential good in it too.
There is a large amount of fetishism concerning music and games. That is, we lose sight of the work and materials that go into the production of the things. the materials are so little, they might as well be free. The value of the production it self seems to hover about 1.00$. When, for whatever reason, this value is inflated, whether it be by a perceived DRM infringement, a record companies greed or ineptitude, or a lack of availability, then the free market has failed and piracy reinforces the free market. If only there were such a mechanism for other industries, we might not be in any number of crises we currently face.
Stealing is wrong, and I purchase music on Itunes and pay the extra 10 cents to get it DRM free. I'm not paying and have not paid for a song twice and if I want a song that I can't buy online, I download it anyway.
Posted on 2010.01.12 at 22:10
I'm there, the brink. This year will be new, change, rebirth. I can see it in my mind, in my dreams, my eyes. I think I'm afraid, or rather that I should be, but I know I'm excited. I'm shaving my head in the morning to commemorate. And then I'm making it official. keep your ears to the ground for details, they will be following here and else where as soon as is appropriate.
This is the first decision I've ever made completely between myself and God. The first real one. He has been pushing, and I've been deaf, worse, selective hearing.
Posted on 2009.12.10 at 09:41
-lemonade syrup is thicker and harder to dissolve than ginger ale syrup. in the future I will make a lemonade concentrate and omit the sugar until reconstitution.
-lemon rind should regulated. the result is not bad, but also is not exactly lemonade.
-If I ever make syrup again, let it cool before you shake it. seriously. never do that again. three times is a pattern, so one more exploding syrup incident would make you just plain stupid.
-Cranberry-lemonade = good.
Posted on 2009.12.08 at 20:30
Found a cool band on NPR. Very minimalist. also kind of poppy. "The XX"
It's the name of the band and the name of the album. They're cool. Check them out.
Two good options for doing so are merely googling them and using LaLa (does any one know if LaLa has DRM?) or useing Groove shark. (www.grooveshark.com)
Posted on 2009.11.30 at 01:21
I was making hot lemonade syrup for sparkling lemonade. I was doing so in Jordan's kitchen. I was just about done. I put the syrup in one of her, "air tight" plastic jugs, screwed the top on, and shook it to mix it up. apparently it had been through the dish waterer a few too many times for such a maneuver because the pressure change caused the top to rocket off and cover me and the kitchen in hot boiling hot syrup. My right hand should soon be covered in blisters and he kitchen is, well, I won't be getting to sleep anytime soon.
Posted on 2009.11.29 at 14:09
Bruce Campbell was on "Wait, Wait don't tell me." yesterday (sort of). It was a hoot.
listen here if you are so inclined.http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=35
unlimited mimosas at Blue Dog Cafe is awesome.
Posted on 2009.11.27 at 19:09
Home has changed since I've been here.
Molly, the dog, has hurt her front paw and can barely walk. It is difficult to watch. This occurred last Friday.
Monday, Mom purchased a couple of wooden sculptures. 19th century Hindu mercy gods. We are having difficulty determining gender objectively. But they are gorgeous and have quite an, "aura". We know little of their origins, identity or history, but they now sit in the living room hall.
Personally things could be better. School has my nerves frayed and my attention sapped. I'm not taking care of myself as I should and recently weighed more than I ever have, though I have since moved back down on the scale. I've also been ignoring any kind of spirituality or mental discipline, but that changes tonight.
Less importantly, I want to run a Sci-Fi game over the Christmas break using Saga edition. The concept is High Sifi/ first contact / spycraft.
Posted on 2009.11.16 at 12:25
I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me
I wish I was as fortunate as fortunate as me
I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood
Went to ren fest this week end. Had allot of fun.
I got back a quiz today. I got a perfect on the quiz, but I also spelled archea, "arkea". I mean damn.
Posted on 2009.09.29 at 11:48
Current Mood: confused
unexpected, complex and/or non-transparent social situations put me off guard. I spend too much thought observing and interpreting to properly respond. I end up looking silly, stupid, or stuck up. It seems ridiculous not to be able to multitask these things, but I fail at it anyway. I feel like my social mind moves more slowly than the rest of my thoughts.
Guilt is an interesting motive. I don't have allot of experience dealing with it, but it is readily identifiable.
People are crazy, insane, and who knows what else.
Posted on 2009.09.10 at 13:57
I feel stupid, but I think I been catchin' on