We arrived a little later than yesterday since Mrs. Elbeno does a long run on Sunday mornings – 12.5 miles today. But we parked in almost exactly the same spot. I hurried to get to a panel entitled “Science Fiction: The Road From Here to There” featuring Cory Doctorow (author, blogger, civil rights advocate), John… Continue reading LA Times Book Festival, Day 2
We spent the day at the LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA. I’d never been to UCLA before – it’s a nice campus. Ample parking meant no hassles getting in or out despite the huge numbers of people there. I attended a morning panel session entitled “New Media: Blogging and Beyond”. The panelists were… Continue reading LA Times Book Festival
Am I in the minority here? Most people I talk to seem to think that e-Books are great and ordinary books are going to go the way of the dodo in the next 5 years… e-Book readers do seem to be getting better and better, but here’s why real books are going to be around… Continue reading e-books: not a threat to real books any time soon
Well, I installed Feisty. I know I said I was going to wait, but the fact that I tried anyway and it wouldn’t let me – well that was tantamount to throwing down the gauntlet. I sidestepped the error it was giving me about required disk space – to discover that it wasn’t kidding. Because… Continue reading Never could resist a challenge…
I’m not upgrading yet. Give it a few weeks. I’m sure I’ll run into a few things which don’t quite go according to plan, and it would be handy if someone else hit them first so that I can see the fix on the forums. Edit: Well, I decided to try it, since the auto-update… Continue reading Feisty Fawn
The Copyright Royalty Board has rejected a request from NPR (and other webcasters) to reconsider its decision over a new pricing scheme for Internet broadcasts. Internet radio stations face the prospect of paying a much higher royalty fee than they have been paying, and what's more, apparently the fee applies retroactively to the start of… Continue reading Internet radio is dead, long live Internet radio?
Now on at the California Science Center! Closes April 29th, but the kids are back at school already so now's the ideal time to take a half-day off work and head over to South Central. What? You want photos? OK.
This morning was the quarterly book sale at our local library. We scored a decent haul at $1 each for hardbacks and $0.50 for paperbacks. Plenty of books for mini-Elbeno (including a looks-like-new copy of Sheep in a Jeep). Other highlights for $1 each are a hardback like-new copy of Climbing Mount Improbable and a… Continue reading Quarterly book sale!
The latest version has a minor update. Nothing functional, just a display thing. But every little thing makes it a bit easier to use. Rotate AVI files from your digital camera easily!
Watch this space… I'm currently domain-registered with GoDaddy, but ever since they a) switched to running parked domains on Windows, and b) took down seclist.org, I've been looking for a new registrar. Dreamhost seems to be flavour of the month for programmers, and I'm impressed enough to shell out for a 2-year plan. I've also… Continue reading I signed up with Dreamhost