Monday, March 21, 2005

bring it on's Mac Matters: I DARE you to compete with iTunes and the iPod: "If Microsoft and the rest think they have the better solution, let's see it. Fully support Windows Media, DRM and all on the Mac."

Friday, March 18, 2005

buried lead

In Playlist: The Need for Weed, I found the buried lead.

If the part about Mac support for Weed being available in "weeks" is correct, then that's the buried lead in this story.
Quoting Weed's FAQ: "Weed uses Windows Media DRM..."

I think WMA DRM being available on the Mac would qualify as BIG NEWS!

This would (at least) allow Mac users to buy music from Wal-Mart,, and others. (I don't necessarily want to, I'm pretty happy with iTMS and, but I think the best marketplace is the one with the most options and more competition.)

more spin

My Way News: "Medicaid savings"

If you call it "savings" it favors one side, if you call it a "cut", it would favor the other. Why not just say a reduction in spending? That would seem to be the unbiased way here.

Monday, March 14, 2005

you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a ...

reality blurred : "jealous discarded FOX reality TV person"

scary stuff !

New York Times > Washington

Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News - federal agencies are producing "news" reports by the barrel. The only solution is to require a visible "FEDERALLY FUNDED VIDEO" tag not just before or after, but during all such videos. Viewers ought to be informed. If the government chooses to not produce such pieces knowing they will be identified, then we are so much better off for it. Otherwise, at least we'll know the score.

Sunday, March 06, 2005


Finally, hip-hop as a study aid for standardized testing. Should have come out years ago! WOW!(I only say WOW! because it's the new "That's Hot!") :D

Friday, March 04, 2005


LinkBack - OpenDoc Rides Again? Publish & Subscribe 2.0? Whatever you call it, I'm in favor of it. Kudos to these fine Mac developers for making this freely available. It's truly filling a niche that Apple's left untouched.