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Monday, January 30, 2006


As I was driving around Minneapolis today, I was disgusted to hear ads from the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The basic message was, "If you are a disgruntled employee or former employee, turn your company in and we'll pay you $50K." I'm not in favor of piracy, but I'm also not in favor of legal threats without anything vaguely resembling due process. Plus, it's not enough for them that you bought your software legitimately. You need the proof that they are looking for that you bought it. These strong-arm tactics are, for me, the best reason to switch to Free Software.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Palm TX as MP3 Player

I used Pocket Tunes my Palm TX to play MP3s through my cassette adapter into our Windstar's stereo. A 1G SD card can hold quite a bit of music. We listened for 4.5 hours straight. When I got here, the TX's battery was at 60%! It was probably about 96% when we started. That's pretty sweet--especially since I had to max out the volume. I did turn off the graphic equalizer to save CPU time and therefore battery strength. The screen was obviously off the whole time too. The possibility of about 10 hours of continuous MP3 playback is very nice indeed.

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January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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