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Thursday, May 24, 2001


The GNU Project has posted a GPL FAQ. The GPL (General Public License) is one of the most widely-used open-source, free-software licenses. If you ever had any questions what the GPL allows or doesn't allow you to do, this is an excellent source, especially for those of us who are not lawyers by trade. I know it cleared up a couple of things for me. Thanks Slashdot.

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

CD Ripper/MP3 Encoder

I've been digging around for a nice Windows CD ripper/MP3 encoder. The software that came with my burner, ahem, sucks. I think I've found one in Audiograbber. It automatically gets the disc and track names from Freedb, rips them, normalizes the level, and encodes them to MP3s, either through the internal codecs they have or an external encoder like Bladeenc. I've been ripping my CDs to MP3s and then burning them to CD-Rs so I can have sort of a poor-man's CD changer. Now all I need is a car in-dash MP3 player.

The downloadable version is mildly crippled in that it will only rip half the tracks at any given time and the tracks it will rip are randomly chosen at start-up. That's pretty easy to work around though. Still, not a bad deal at all for $25.


Okay, check this out: College Dropout Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Video Games. (not for the easily offended)

This is a parody, but I'm waiting for the day this actually happens. I remember an awful lot of people in college who whined about IRC causing them to fail classes. Heck, a few of them got "married" over IRC. How disgusting.

Today's User Friendly was a good chuckle too :-)

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