A quick response to to polymath Chris DeLeon’s thoughtful post exhorting the virtues of Philosophy. A position of ignorance Right off the bat I should qualify all this by saying that I don’t know anything about Philosophy. I’ve never studied Continue reading A Layman’s Philosophical Musings
There was a rumour that Facebook was allowing third-party advertisers to use user’s photos in promotional materials. I imagine a photo of me and my friends enjoying Bacardi responsibly being scraped for use in an advert. It turns out that Continue reading Copyright and the crowdsourcing of promotional materials
Thursday 19 March 2009 Dear Baroness Ludford, (Update: This was sent to all eleven of my MEPs) I am writing with reference to the European Parliament’s vote on copyright extension for sound recordings, due to take place on March 23rd. Continue reading Letter to my Member of European Parliament : Proposed Copyright Extension
An unpolished quickie : I’m typing over a dinner plate. Twitter is brilliant, amazing, game-changing, revolutionary. It’s winning features have been discussed to death, I don’t need to analyse that here. But it has a couple of really glaring failures. Continue reading The Future of Twitter
I *should* be searching out and evaluating Python geometry libraries. But I keep getting these niggling impulses to start hammering out my own vector, polygon and quaternion classes. Possibly in C. Ohdear. Why is it so much easier, or at Continue reading Evolved for suboptimal decision making?
I haven’t really stopped reading everyone else’s posts. Cold turkey? God, you’re a bunch of douchebags.
If you’re not a wild-eyed loon, you’re unlikely to appreciate this post. Bear with me a moment, while I establish some context. So here’s the esteemed Cory Doctorow. His recent* post at Locus, The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights, Continue reading Trans-Speculative Ramblings