2007-12-22

Let's drop a tear

Due to rights and licensing issues, in most countries a piece of music named "House End Credits" is used,...
Wikipedia on House (TV series). So the song Teardrop by Massive Attack only appears in english versions of the series.

You wouldn't expect that the music industry's shitwalk in the recent years would affect your day-to-day life. Well as I just recognized, it does. I hated the change of the title theme of my currently favorite TV series and wished Teardrop back.

Unbelievably they have been able to fuck up even that. At least I can smile about their loss during the christmas sale on Amazon as some kind of revenge.
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2007-12-04

Microsoft Wireless keyboards hacked

Microsoft's Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 and 2000 products (probably more) are affected.
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2007-12-02

Synergy

I think I haven't been writing about Synergy, but as it is an essential tool for me, I want to introduce it to you too. No I don't mean the buzzword thing, I'm speaking of:

Synergy Keyboard and Mouse Sharing

Open source and cross-platform software (Windows,Linux,Mac), for cases where you have multiple screens on your desk. You can configure Synergy, to move onto the other PC, when you move the mouse over the left/right end of your main computer. And then directs Mouse and Keyboard input to the other PC!

So my setup here is basically a Laptop and a desktop PC, where I'm using the desktops keyboard and mouse to work on both of them and thus expanding my work area.

It's a good replacement for other remote softare, when you have the "remote" PC's screen on your desk anyways.

However, it's missing a maintainer to eliminate the existing minor bugs and port it to Vista the proper way, searching for a project? Give it a try, it has got very well structured C++ source and architecture as far as I can tell from the first glances.
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2007-12-01

What if the music industry...

okay, I think this will be the first one from a series of posts, so let's get started.

For those series, we pretend the music industry is already dead (this might become true while the series is running, so at that point, you may ignore this premise).

Today:

What if the music industry... would have done youtube?
Especially for music videos and perhaps with an option to buy music titles/albums right from the place.

Looks to me, like that would have been a good deal for the transition to the digital age and might even have resulted in higher profits.

However, that has not happened. And instead of reacting to youtube in a senseful manner, with respect to licensing and so on - they are suing the digital media companies, instead of making deals with them! Thats like hating cars and suing everybody to ride on horses again!
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'Harder Better Faster Stronger'

Amazing "choreography"!


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