Thursday, October 26, 2006

Speak Up!, No Fueling, -and- Shoo!

Speak Up! - Sheriff Joe requires English classes for inmates
No Fueling - gas guzzlers charged triple to park
Shoo! - China bans rave parties from Great Wall

On this day in history: October 26, 2005 - This blog began!

Born on this day in history: October 26, 2005 - This blog was born!

Be certain to watch this awesome video! Submitted by Laura. So You Think You Want to Ride in an F-18?

NEW FEATURE: The videos are now available via the link "Amazing and Amusing Videos" in the Links section, below the visitor counter.

Today is the 1-year anniversary of this blog! During that year, this blog has had nearly 20,000 visitors! I wish to take this opportunity to thank all who visit, read, and comment here!

A hacker known for cracking the copy-protection technology in DVDs claims to have unlocked the playback restrictions of Apple Computer's iPod and iTunes music products and plans to license his code to others. Currently, songs purchased from Apple's online iTunes Music Store can not be played on portable devices made by other companies. Songs purchased from many other online music stores will not play on iPods. The hacker—known as "DVD Jon"—said he has developed a way around those restrictions by creating code that mimics Apple's copy-protection system. But unlike his previous work, which he usually posts for free, the Norway native plans to capitalize on his efforts through his Redwood Shores, CA-based DoubleTwist Ventures.