Electronic Frontier Foundation Supports BBC’s “Creative Archive” – a press release telling us about the push from EFF to influence the UK government to Creative Commons the whole back-catalogue of the BBC. Imagine that. Cut’n paste. Mix’n match. Re-use. Remix. (Oh, that all sounded very mid-90s. I’ll stop now.)
The prospect seems rather bright, though. I’d sure like to dawdle with some iMovie app, making movies and media shows. Would be perfect for adding introductory sequences to RPG sessions. (Of course, The Finns are doing this already.)
Have you used an intro sequence for your RPG game? Tell, tell, tell.
I am so impressed with Google sets, where I searched for these terms. I typed in the titles of a few big RPG products, and I was a amazed at the set Google Sets could produce. Very nice.
Might be handy for idea-zapping with yourself.
This here is a report on a piece of Danish software called Scribo which is learning tool for those who are writing academia for the first time.
It is only compatible with Win95/98.
I was horsing around and found this:
The poor man on the left is Fred, we can call him that. He is not an addict, he has no criminal record, and he is mentally stable. Someone made a really, really bad photo here.
A PHP implementation called [bBlog](http://www.bblog.com/about.php) is [Smary](http://smarty.php.net/)-centric. Neat.
Look also at [Snurf](http://bdash.bluewire.net.nz/2004/08/02/snurf-a-python-based-blogging-system/), which is a Python-based blogging system. Snurf’s designer calls attention to [a W3 document](http://www.w3.org/TR/chips/) about problems any blog designer, or CMS designer could run into.
He also [points out in a blog entry](http://bdash.bluewire.net.nz/2004/07/28/new-website-backend/) the problems he had with bBlog, what made him hack his own.
Also, from today’s heap of news: [the gbaunix](http://www.kernelthread.com/publications/gbaunix/). Cool, very cool.
[Vice Guide to Everything](http://www.viceland.com/issues/v11n7/htdocs/the_vice.php) was weird. The world becomes clear, in a sexist fashion. If more people thought these exact things about these things, what a world.
Ah, but this here was funny: [The Ruthless Guide to 80s Action](http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/80saction/80saction.html) collects the greatest 80s movies from 1980-1992. And some goodies are there.
Big sweaty men! Big noisy guns! Dozens of people getting slaughtered, per scene! Entire cities razed to the ground! Simple handguns become judge, jury and executioner!
And the only repercussion is that the Stupid Chief revokes your badge and gun for the weekend…
TO 80s ACTION
The article [“An Accessible Method of Hiding HTML Content”](http://www.webaim.org/techniques/articles/hiddentext) shows some problems with screen readers, that is tools for those with visual disabilities. When creating websites for *everyone*, the small things matter.
[Intermezzo](http://www.aquasonido.net/current/) blogs his progress through Gilles Deleuze’s “A Thousand Plateaus”. He mentioned it in an Orkut group as an emergent trend amongst bloggers.
I might do that someday: and all you see me type is some inane logging of what I read: I, an automaton of thought.
Still, the idea of “blog as tool for thought” is compelling.
Update: Aiolos and GlÃ¤nta, two Swedish publishers of books and magazines have created [a theme issue on Deleuze](http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=121&a=173274) . And now [Daidalos](http://www.daidalos.se/) has published Deleuze’s “The Fold” in Swedish.
And the blog [Copyriot](http://copyriot.blogspot.com) told me about the joint issue, which has cut a few lines of “Samtalet”, and it is all in Swedish.
[Site Magazine](http://www.sitemagazine.net/) is Sven-Olov Wallenstein’s amazing effort in magazine publishing.
All materials are published in PDF after the magazine is printed, and the material seems powerful.
(The site? Non-valid HTML, little if any CSS.)
As we draw near to our leaving home ground, I start gathering info on Italy. We pray that Heler’s rain rams stay out of the sky during our stay.
The [weather in Rome](http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/verdensvejr.htm?city=150039001&country=Italien) seems a little wet for the next week, but we’ll try to keep it sane.