Swimming with the Razorfishes

Wednesday, August 30, 2006




This is wonderful.

I live in a shithole, post industrial yuppified neighborhood. The streets are rather narrow, some cobblestoned, and always packed with parked cars. That is just to set the scene; no comments necessary.

As I got out of a cab in front of my building, a cop was trying to help a tractor trailer back up and the corner. On a good day, it is difficult for a tractor trailer to navigate these streets going forward.

So I'm up here in my apartment, eating a burrito, watching TV. I can hear the cop yelling instructions, followed by some truck noise. Then more instructions, then more truck noise. Then I hear yelling. Then crunching. Then more truck noise, and then more crunching noises.

Good fun. This is my evening.

Monday, August 28, 2006



Sunday, August 27, 2006


Interesting. This hack seems to be working for both audio and video files protected with Windows Media DRM.

I'd love to have a crystal ball that would allow me to look ahead 20 years, seeing at which point media companies realize that effective DRM is impossible.