Sunday, 30 June, 2002
Spent the majority of the day cleaning out the cellar.
Microsoft’s Palladium is the latest proposal in digital rights management. As an author, I welcome the ability to control the distribution of my document, but as a consumer, I am strongly opposed to anything that will restrict my ability to copy, merge, mix or modify software, paper, tape, CDs or bits. This is an infringement on my ability to do my job. “Personal use” is a principle and not a Constitutional Right, and it is being eroded at an alarming rate. Palladium is a heavy metal poison, a carcinogin, an element, the name of many , a role-playing game and the protective statue that guarded Troy. Microsoft protected Trojans? It does make you wonder. Read more about Palladium here:
Stephen Levy writes for MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/news/770511.asp
Slashdot goes crazy: http://slashdot.org/articles/02/06/27/125227.shtml?tid=109
More follow-up (cross-links from Slashdot):
Once again used the marvelous and simple Web Services within Visual FoxPro to post and then update an entry on http://www.foxcentral.net. It seems that the Boston Area FoxPro Users Group has moved to .
— – 24 Jun 2002
Summer Solstice! Sunrise: 5:07 Am, sunset 8:30 PM, for the longest day we get in these parts. Yahoo.
Spent the morning fixing up the PDF, using Adobe Acrobat. Cool program, although the interface was giving me some pretty inconsistent results, no doubt due to my unfamiliarity with the program. Never the less, I was able to produce a pretty nice looking TOC in about two hours.