Looks like Mac OS X 10.7.3 is close. I’m hoping that’s the case, because I’ve suffered from an incredibly annoying bug where portions of the user interface are discolored when I attach or detach from an external monitor (a configuration I switch between a couple times a day). It’s not just me, so here’s hoping […]
ProPublica has a nicely designed interactive list of likely SOPA and PIPA supporters in both chambers of Congress. Current TV has a cool explanation about how ProPublica’s app, dubbed SOPA Opera, determines who is a supporter and who is an opponent — pretty fantastic stuff (especially if you’re into sentiment analysis).
If you’re curious as to why there is such an uproar about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its companion in the Senate, the PROTECT IP Act, read Mat Howie’s post at MetaFilter, in which he describes a situation where he was targeted by a mistaken takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and […]
A common thread through the SOPA drama is that Congress is legislating from a position of ignorance on how the Internet works. In a column for the Guardian today, Dan Gillmor argues the opposite: […] What we’re seeing does not derive from any misunderstanding. Rather, I’m convinced, this concerted push to censor the internet, through […]
Update 1/17 @ 4:21PM EST: SOPA markup will resume in February. It’s not dead yet. SOPA has been tabled for now (though the Protect IP Act, SOPA’s contemporary, lives on in the Senate). Pardon my cynicism, but I’m fairly sure that in an election year, no member of the House would want to be saddled […]
Matt Mullenweg: Every Jetpack-powered WordPress is now a Jabber node you can subscribe to with im.wordpress.com — Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) January 10, 2012 Glad to see someone still remembering how powerful it can be to get notified of social media over IM. It’s still a real shame Twitter never brought back its XMPP bot. Head […]
Count me among those who find plenty of value in blog comments not only because the ability to add something to another person’s Web page is quite powerful, but disparate conversations on third-party services are pretty hard to wrangle (Echo and LiveFyre are getting better at this, but they are far from perfect). Ultimately, whether […]
WordPress 3.3.1 is now out. Upgraded here without a hitch. It fixes a security problem so be sure to update sooner rather than later.
A rumor that Facebook Timeline won’t support IE 7 got traction over the New Year’s weekend. According to a comment by Facebook engineer Stefan Parker, though, Facebook will eventually support Timeline on IE 7 (and 6, for that matter). IE 6 got all the attention for being the straggler, but with it finally fading out […]