Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

When standards don’t apply” by David Becker

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Spiked IT

Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

Culture Warrior” by Sandy Starr

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Toronto Star

Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

Freeing Enterprise

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Managing Information

Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

BBC Pioneers New Approach To Public Access Rights In Digital Age

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Stereophile Magazine

Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

Some Rights Reserved” by Wes Phillips

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IT Manager’s Journal

Press Robot, July 13th, 2004

How to use open source as a power marketing tool” by John Koening

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How on Earth Was I Nominated For A Grammy?

Matt Haughey, July 12th, 2004

Independent childrens recording artist Zak Morgan‘s second album was nominated for Grammy this year. The amazing part is that he is without any label backing: he produces his own albums, coordinates his own tours, and sells his CDs along the way. In this posting to CDBaby’s site, he tells the story of how he went from struggling musician to successful musician to Grammy-nominated musician. Long story short: it involves a lot of hard work and planning to get gigs and takes a lot of savings to pay for a professional production. [via Scott Andrew]

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Underbunny’s photos

Matt Haughey, July 9th, 2004

The photos of “underbunny” show an artful, somber view of the world and offer a glimpse into what it’s like to work at a mortuary. This photo in particular is quite powerful, telling the story of a life lived for 102 years. All the photos are available under a Creative Commons license, to boot.

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Collaboration Across Space (and a Wee Bit of Time)

Glenn Otis Brown, July 9th, 2004

Here’s an interesting blurb from the Stanford Report:

stanford jam

Music Professor Chris Chafe played his celleto with Berkeley musician Roberto Morales, left, in Wallenberg Hall during an intercontinental jam session June 18 that took advantage of sophisticated teleconference technology. Projected on the screen are Hogne Moe, left, and Oyvind Berg, who “virtually” joined the concert from the Royal Academy of Technolgy in Stockholm. The quartet played three improvisational concerts as part of the “Point 25” project (the title refers to the one-quarter-second delay of the Internet broadcast) sponsored, in part, by the Wallenberg Global Learning Network. Audience members in Stanford and Stockholm also were able to watch each other.

Does anyone know if the event was recorded?

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mozCC 0.8.1: a small number with big performance

Nathan Yergler, July 9th, 2004

mozCC 0.8.0 was an attempt to fix performance problems with many sites, and it succeeded. For the most part. Shortly after it’s release, users brought to my attention the fact that when browsing Wikipedia with mozCC, the browser ground to a halt while mozCC retrieved the CC license information from the web server. This problem actually effected any page using <link ...>‘d metadata. Wikipedia was the most obvious case due to the size of their metadata file (it’s comparatively large).

mozCC 0.8.1, released this morning, fixes these problems. The browser remains responsive while the metadata is downloaded in the background.

Firefox users can upgrade by simply opening the Extension manager; everyone else can find installation information here. The full release announcement is available on the mozCC News page.

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