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This is my attempt to piece together and open most of my fragmentary bookmarks, which have been dormant and scattered over many obsolete, obscure browser files for some years.

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23 bookmarks - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:52

Ardour is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. Produce your own CD's. Mix video soundtracks. Experiment with new ideas about music and sound. Generate sound installations for 12 speaker gallery shows. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:49

Arran Frood investigates what could have been the very first batteries and how these important archaeological and technological artefacts are now at risk from the impending war in Iraq. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:47

For Dave Jakubowski, vice-president of business development for Internet service provider United Online (UNTD ) Inc., the job isn't what it used to be. Instead of an unlimited expense account and stays at the plush Chateau Marmont, the 31-year-old Manhattanite now brown-bags his lunch and stays at a Hyatt when he's in Los Angeles on business. He logs 18-hour days to help his Westlake Village (Calif.)-based company hit its quarterly sales targets of around $8 million. How to cope? Jakubowski is no breathe-like-a-tree kind of guy. "I'm in business," he says, "and I need results." So he recently turned to a mat and 60 minutes of silence. "It's amazing," he says of his new meditation practice. "I'm able to sort through work challenges in this state of calm much faster than trying to fight through it. And I make fewer mistakes."

Someone is harassing myself and my family. They are engaging in cyber crimes to do so. My family has been through enough. I'm shutting this website down. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:40

This is CPTech's collection of clauses gleaned from software EULAs (End User Licence Agreements) and internet TOS (Terms of Service) contracts -- commonly called "shrinkwrap" and "clickwrap" agreements. Because software publishers and the providers of internet-based services often change contractual terms without notice, each clause is dated and hyperlinked (if possible). - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:39

Cogent Systems, Inc. is the world's leading supplier of integrated system solutions using biometrics for both goverment and commercial customers. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:09

"Words are the natural evolutionary product of the functioning of the brain. The forms of individual words are not arbitrary but directly derived from and related to the meaning of the words." - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:39

In November 2002, a telemarketer called my home in D.C. at 5:24 a.m. This is the story of how that call cost him $500. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:37 - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:19

Welcome to the home of the Quit Slashdot movement. (Well, it's a small movement.) Anyway, here's my humble list of materials to help you quit Slashdot:

One of the great questions of contemporary American political economy is, who shall control the commons? "The commons" refers to that vast range of resources that the American people collectively own, but which are rapidly being enclosed: privatized, traded in the market, and abused. The process of converting the American commons into market resources can accurately be described as enclosure because, like the movement to enclose common lands in eighteenth-century England, it involves the private appropriation of collectively owned resources. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:54

At least 5,000 racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups are lumped together into only 189 nation states. Most of the world's violent conflicts are related to struggles for dominance within or independence from some large, multi-national nation state. A large percentage of the world?s people (especially in populous India, China, Indonesia and Africa) would choose to secede from their respective nation states if given the opportunity. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:33

I am sure this is a first. The President of India has urged Indian IT Professionals to develop and specialise in OSS rather than Windows.

"Writers get attached to the implement that puts words from head and heart on paper. Hemingway favored carpenter pencils for his drafts. Possibly only a blunt pencil lead would bear the vitality of words flowing from his fingertips. More recently, amid PCs on Everyperson's desktop, Northwest novelist David James Duncan noted his lengthy The Brother's K was lovingly crafted on a typewriter. Often individualistic, writers must feel free to accept or refuse new writing technology and answer only to their muse."

The right to read is a battle being fought today. Although it may take 50 years for our present way of life to fade into obscurity, most of the specific laws and practices described above have already been proposed; many have been enacted into law in the US and elsewhere. In the US, the 1998 Digital Millenium Copyright Act established the legal basis to restrict the reading and lending of computerized books (and other data too). The European Union imposed similar restrictions in a 2001 copyright directive. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:22

Waypath was conceived to enhance the weblog community by providing new ways to connect people and content. It also serves as a showcase for development going on at TT23 Labs. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:19 - Added: 11 July 2004 @ 18:39

Imagine that you are afraid of a knock on the door. Imagine that the knock could be the police, coming in secret to interrogate you. Imagine that they can demand you decrypt files for them, and demand you tell them your code keys, even to get evidence to use against you. In effect, they can force you to testify against yourself, and it is a crime to refuse... - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:16 - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:12 - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:11

This is a label for chosen music we call deconstructed. We build structures out of fragments to compose new emotions. - Last modified: 6 July 2004 @ 12:05

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