Archive for November, 2008

DMCA Blog Takedown

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Blogger took down this post because someone accused it of being in violation of the DMCA. Blogger did not tell me who accused it of violating the DMCA act. The post just vanished without me even suggesting that my use of the content would qualify as fair use.

My guess is that it is because I embedded video of a performance of Digable Planets appearing on In Living Color. I guess the corporate powers that be would rather people not get excited about In Living Color or Digable Planets.

I would suggest for those of you concerned about DMCA to get involved with EFF, the ELectronic Frontier Foundation to try and roll back the excesses of the DMCA.

Barack Obama

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Barack Obama has now won the 2008 Presidential election. I did not vote for Barack Obama but I wish him well. I hope Barack Obama brings home the troops and closes the prison on Guantanamo Bay as well as realizes there is no longer the financial incentive to continue the war on drugs.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I voted in Pound Ridge, New York this morning where turnout appeared to be higher than previous years. I voted for Bob Barr for President because I believe voting for Bob Barr shows a clear message in favor of small government.

Update: Here is a video of George Carlin arguing against voting and democracy.