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7-zip is Superior

Okay, everyone, listen up! STOP USING THE ZIP FILE FORMAT LIKE NOW!!

If you make .zip or .rar archives at all (and most of you do), stop now. I want you to go download 7zip right now.

7-Zip is open source software. You can use it on Windows, Mac, or Linux. It is free (as in beer). Are you tired of those "Please Register WinZip" screens? 7-Zip can also create and read any of the following formats:

Goodbye, COPA!

One issue that has been in my constant attention since I was a kid is laws regulating Internet content. Unconstitutionality doesn't ever keep a law from being passed, however, and so in 1998, the Child Online Protection Act was created. COPA made it a crime for commercial Web site operators to let children access "harmful" material.

Sexual health sites, the online magazine Salon.com and other Web sites backed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law. They argued that COPA was unconstitutionally vague and would have had a chilling effect on speech.

Sony Hates Fun

Thanks to Sony's heavy handed tactics, popular game importer Lik-Sang is closing its doors. All Lik-Sang customers are having their orders cancelled and refunded. Any attempt to place a new order redirects your web browser to the news of Lik-Sang's demise.

Podcasting is a Stupid Word

Podcasting is the stupidest word the "blogosphere" ever coined.

A Podcast is a fucking MP3 file. Last time I checked, we called these MP3 files. We've been doing so since 1994.

Hey, what happens when you use another music player to play an MP3 file? It fucking plays! If I had a mystical audio file that was called a Podcast, it would only be playable on a fucking iPod.

Digital audio recordings of interviews and events were around years before the iPod was even blueprinted.

Getting to Animazement 2005

I had a great time at Animazement this past weekend, but the real adventures were on the trips there and back!

I went to the airport by my house at 6:15. My flight was at 7:20. Or at least, it was supposed to be. Thanks to some maintenance problem, it was an hour and a half late getting off the ground. Personally, I don't mind waiting for things. It gave me time to dick around on the Internet.

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