It Pays to Give

I have a friend who is in a band that I’m helping with their web presence. The other day he contacted me about making some changes to their website to update it for them. “I’d like to put some songs on the site but I don’t want them to be downloadable,” he said. “Actually, you…

Microsoft Offering Immunity for Linux Users. As Soon as They Figure Out What’s Being Infringed

So it looks like Linspire, provider of bargain basement PC operating systems, and Microsoft, provider of…a home for malware and viruses (how nice of them), have teamed up and inked a deal similar to the one Microsoft and Novell signed. Strange thing is, Microsoft is again offering Linspire users the “guarantee” they can’t be sued…

What happened to Ask Yahoo!?

Ever since CBS took Schoolhouse Rock off the air in the 70’s I’ve been looking for something to fill the void. Something that would help me remember the little “Cliff Claven-esque” factoids I know and add a few new (albeit useless in most regards) to my repetoire. Ask Yahoo! filled the void nicely. So nicely,…

En Masse Bigfoot Sightings Spur Investigation

A rash of recent big foot sightings in rural India is prompting authorities to investigate. What makes these sightings different is almost all have been within the last month. Discovery Channel: “The bizarre sightings have been made in the Garo hills area of Meghalaya state, close to the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan, with villagers…

Who Killed the Iceman?

Researchers in Switzerland have solved one mystery only but now are faced wih a “who dunnit?” that’ll be a little more difficult to solve. Discovery Channel News: “A prehistoric hunter known as Oetzi whose well-preserved body was found on a snow-covered mountain in the Alps died more than 5,000 years ago after being struck in…

Deleted

I had to delete a feed from my RSS reader this morning. I won’t say whose feed it was but the large amount of high resolution video they had embedded in the feed was significantly degrading the performance of my two favorite readers, NetNewsWire and Vienna. So bad, in fact, I got the SBBOD (Spinning…

Thanks for 5 years

Though you may not see evidence of it in the archives, The Daily Thing celebrated its 5th birthday this month. The Daily Thing has always been about things I find interesting and want to comment on or share with others. Hopefully you have found something you like or enjoy that keeps you coming back. Anyway,…

Castro Proposes Energy Savings Over U.S. Biofuel Dependancy

Here’s something interesting from the web. Cuban President Fidel Castro has published some articles in Granma, the Cuban daily newspaper, pointing out what should be apparent to every American, trading our dependency on foreign oil for a dependency on biofuels will only hurt us in the end. Caribbean Net News: “Castro and his Venezuelan counterpart…

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