koppie Sun, 04/30/2006 - 04:57
A group of Canadian musicians recently released a statement saying they support file sharing: www.musiccreators.ca
Then I found a website of a guy who was sued by the MPAA (like the RIAA) for file sharing, but is insisting on taking the case to trial. This frightens the MPAA because they've never had a case actually go to trial. If they lose, they won't be able to sue small children any more. Then how will they make money?
All this got me thinking about file sharing and how I recently swore it off because I want to be an ethical lawyer. I'm not saying I'm about to start violating the law, but it's gotten me to thinking about it. I already think it's acceptable as a philosophical issue. For those of you who haven't had the honor yet, here's my file sharing rant:
koppie Fri, 04/28/2006 - 22:48
If you're reading this, you probably already know how I feel about the SM DA.Â So it won't be much of a surprise to you to discover that I am SO RELIEVED IT'S OVER.Â They gave me a nice sendoff, but I kinda felt like the DDA's were being polite and most of them didn't really give a shit, or they were glad I was leaving.Â It's hard to tell when no one is open or honest.
koppie Mon, 04/24/2006 - 03:51
Three pieces of awesome news.Â Also, I visited my sister in Davis today and had an awesome time with her.Â Love ya, Sarah!
Awesome piece of news #1: Curtis is coming to town
My apartment-mate from undergrad, Curtis, is moving to SF.Â Not only that, but he's moving a couple blocks from me.Â The street is named Beulah, and we got into a conversation about how to pronounce it.Â I instinctively pronounced it "B'oolah."Â Curtis' new landlady said it should be pronounced "Byoolah."Â Here's the actual deal:
koppie Sat, 04/22/2006 - 14:31
Edit: I meant to post this on 4/20 at 4:20, but then I forgot.Â Which is somehow appropriate.
Someone on the radio today was wondering if it had something to do with Hitler's birthday, since he was apparently an environmentalist. (Although I'm not sure how many environmental impact studies they did on the blitzkreig strategy, and in any case I'm not sure what environmentalism has to do with smoking pot.) Good news: it doesn't.
koppie Sat, 04/22/2006 - 14:28
So I tried to upgrade my linux last night so it would do some really cool stuff.Â And I ended up fucking up the entire thing, so I started to download the new CD.Â (No, they haven't come out with a new version of Ubuntu, and they won't until June 1st, but they already have a pre-release version available.Â Because I like playing with fire.)
So I walk into the living room this morning, and discover that the damn thing downloaded for about five minutes after I left the room, then it gave up.Â Fucker.Â That means I can't reinstall linux now, I have to wait another 5 hours.Â Which means I'm stuck using Windoze.Â "Khhhhaaaaannnnnnnn!!!!!!!!"
koppie Wed, 04/19/2006 - 21:23
That's an awesome quote from a neat movie, the Big Lebowski. Which is playing at the Red Vic tonight. I'm gonna go see it with some friends. Speaking of the Red Vic, the Haight Ashbury Beat says that the Red Vic is gonna start selling alcohol. A movie house with tons of personality that plays indy films and cult classics, and sells booze. Hell yeah.
koppie Sun, 04/16/2006 - 23:01
Thumbs down.Â Way down.Â Don't buy Netgear.
This is a product most people will never buy (although a friend of mine, Stephanie Lessman, bought one once).Â It's a wireless internet card for your desktop computer.Â Most people have ethernet in their desktops and a built-in wireless card in their laptop (or a PC-MCIA card in their laptop).
So why did I get one?Â Because in my new apartment, the phone jack is way on the other side of the apartment from my computer.Â Rather than string an ethernet cable across the entire apartment, I opted for wireless.
koppie Sun, 04/16/2006 - 20:05
I just discovered that my friend Julie Wu has a blog.Â Julie, you're now in my blogroll.Â Add me to yours!Â Add me!Â Add me!
koppie Sat, 04/15/2006 - 20:42
Thumbs up.Â Way up.
The first thing you need to understand is Russian clowns aren't like American clowns.Â Think Charlie Chaplin or Marcel Marceau.Â They did a series of short routines, with music, lights, and special effects.Â It was alternatively charming, funny, or really really cool.Â It was original, artistic, and incredibly creative and original.Â A real pleasure for any age.Â Playing in SF and New York (on Broadway).