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Canadian Recording Industry Faces $60 Billion Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Michael Geist – Canadian Recording Industry Faces $60 Billion Copyright Infringement Lawsuit.  It’s a good thing the Recording Industry shut down Napster to protect the artists, right?  Otherwise people would have been listening to the songs and no money would … Continue reading

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Converting Audio for DSi – Doesn’t Work

EDIT: Doesn’t work.  Oxelon says that it converts the files to AAC, but the files cannot be read by the DSI.  Looks as though I’ll have to fight with iTunes after all. We bought Nintendo DSis for the kids for … Continue reading

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Music for 10K Training

After finishing the Couch to 5k program, I decided that I wanted to keep going.  After looking around a bit I decided on Podrunner: Intervals – Free Workout Music for 10K Training.  I’m currently about halfway through and I like … Continue reading

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Browncoat Hero

I ran across this video of Firefly scenes set to “Holding out for a hero” and really enjoyed it.   The music fits the theme of the show.  Watching this makes me want to go buy the Firefly DVDs.

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Copyright Consultations Submission

I have submitted my answers to the five questions posed in the Copyright Consultations. 1.      How do Canada’s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized? Canada’s copyright laws affect me because I enjoy many forms of media … Continue reading

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The Perfect Thing

I read Steven Levy’s The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness.  It’s a fanboy’s paen to a favorite gadget. This book gives a good history of the iPod and a description of its cultural significance.  What … Continue reading

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iPod shuffle

I’m awfully tempted to see if I can squeeze next month’s budget to get myself an iPod shuffle. The big factors in my decision making are that iPods are the least crappy MP3 player I know of and the shuffle … Continue reading

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Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

This was a fun video to watch. I wonder if any of the participants at the end were passers-by who decided to join in? I don’t think I would have been able to get up the courage to join in … Continue reading

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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

If you enjoy Celtic music, Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Music Podcast is a good one to listen to. The only problem for me is that I can’t stand his speaking voice. His singing is fine but something about the … Continue reading

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How to control a herd of humans

Performing activities in synch seems to build group solidarity: How to control a herd of humans. I wonder how activities such as raiding play into that? The examples they give seem to involve music or at least rhythm. Would raiding … Continue reading

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TagScanner Renames and Tags Your Digital Music

I’ve found TagScanner really useful for tagging and renaming my mp3s. It seems that everyone and every application has different standards for naming mp3s. This way I can have them all conform to one standard which makes them much easier … Continue reading

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Dancing with Heigan

We ran Naxx last night and I had a blast.  My favorite bit was the Heigan fight.  We didn’t come anywhere close to downing Heigan (our best attempt was around 69%) but I enjoyed myself immensely.  Part of my enjoyment … Continue reading

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Musical Karazhan

Crutch’s So You Think You Can Blog? week 2 entry is Songs for a Musical Karazhan.  I know my raid group always appreciates it when I sing to them and now there will be more musicality!  Mwhahahahaha!!!!!  &quotWhat sort of … Continue reading

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Heather Dale and the Value of Free

Many years ago, mp3.com was a fine place to fine free legal music. Bouncing around at random, I picked up a track called Kingsword by Heather Dale. I played it a couple of times and liked it. Jaimie liked it … Continue reading

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Response to Bill C-61 Letter

I received a response to my email about bill C-61. I am posting the response and my response to it. July 3, 2008 Joel Tone Box 673 St. Pierre, MB R0A 1V0 Dear Joel Tone: The Government recently introduced a … Continue reading

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I’d ignore him too

Seth’s Blog: I’d ignore him too links to a story about a world class violinist playing in the Washington subway. Pretty much everyone just walked past and ignored him – the biggest crowd he could draw was two-three people who … Continue reading

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Discussion on Copyright with an Author

I posted a question on the duration of copyright on S.L. Veihl’s site. She seems to believe that copyright should be perpetual. I have a real problem with that. It may be because I’m not a writer, but I believe … Continue reading

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Ethics and links

I ran across this old post of mine from a previous blog. Tim O’Reilly has some lessons he’s learned from book publishing and how they might apply to the current furor over music and movie piracy. Lesson 1: Obscurity is … Continue reading

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