Yahoo exec plants idea in record labels’ heads that DRM’d music is useless. Hope he can make it take root. The only people benefitting from DRM currently are Apple (getting iPod lock-in) and Microsoft (selling their technology to everyone else). Everyone else loses.
A house near us has just gone up for sale, and apparently there's an AM transmitter so you can hear all about it without having to ring the doorbell.
Of course, the bad man in me wants to try to broadcast "Metal Machine Music" on that frequency at a higher power.
They're currently asking about $50k more than the Zillow Zestimate. Curious to see how this plays out with regards to Zillow's estimates.
Excellent paper by danah boyd explaining just why teenagers are spending hours on myspace — Parents have become to paranoid about the “dangers” in the real world, that the only place kids can be themselves unsupervised is online.
Forthcoming webapp which promises to bring a bit of transparency to the nightmare that is airline ticket pricing. Having just spent an hour trying to work out the cheapest way to get to Scotland for my sister’s wedding in August, this can’t come soon enough.
Oh, fucking hell. Dave Winer’s started another dick-swinging war about RSS, this time claiming that a group he started no longer exists, which came as something of a surprise to the nine members.
New distributed computing project “sponsored” by the Beeb. It’s an interesting problem to solve, and they’ve done the smart thing that made SETI so viral: A really attractive screensaver that will attract attention around offices. Now running on a bunch of my PCs.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.