Music to the Maxx!

TJMaxx logoSo if you are in a TJ Maxx store before the end of October and someone asks you if you like the music you say “Yes! I love it! I’ll definately be coming back more often now!”.

Ok, say it with me… “Yes! I love it! I’ll definately be coming back more often now!”.

I knew you could. 😉

Music to the Maxx!

So if you are in a TJ Maxx store before the end of October and someone asks you if you like the music you say “Yes! I love it! I’ll definately be coming back more often now!”.

Ok, say it with me… “Yes! I love it! I’ll definately be coming back more often now!”.

I knew you could. 😉

Zune won’t PlayForSure

Well, get out the lube because Microsoft is about to stick it to all their WIndows DRM ‘partners’.

It what can only be seen as flipin a big bird towards all the customers that bought into the Windows DRM infrastructure MS has excluded support for Windows DRM from their upcoming Zune player.  All those tracks/movies you bought from/subscribed to from Napster, Ruckus, Rhapdsody, Yahoo!, Movielink, Cinemanow, Urge, etc., etc., etc. will not play on that Zunerific new device.

This means that if you want to enjoy those items on you shiny new (Brown?  What are they smoking?) Zunny you’ll have to buy them all over again.  Wow, what incredible huberis.

And since they have two hands, the other big bird is being flipped to consumers.  This is what we get for beliving them when they said that Windows DRM was ‘open’ and would be ‘widely supported by a huge range of hardware vendors and service providers.’

But my favorite part is this nugget from Zune architect J Allard:

Lots of DVD ripping software out there that encodes to those formats,
so the most popular formats out there, whether it’s MPEG-4 or H.264,
we’ll support those. So, we really are taking a relatively agnostic
approach to different formats.

Ex-sqeeze me?  Did he just suggest that we flaunt the DMCA and rip our CD/DVDs ourselves?  Me thinks he is going to get a few calls on this one.  😉

EFF: DeepLinks

Front doors are D O N E!!

We have been working on refinishing our front doors for almost a year. They were in awful shape when we bought the house having suffering from many years of neglect and New England weather. It’s our guess that nothing has been done to them since the day they were installed on the newly built house in 1982.

When we started this project we were blessed with the blissful absence of experience or knowledge of the process. So we thought to ourselves, “Gee, this can’t be that hard, we’ll do it ourselves!”. I remember that day… a day that will live in infamy. Continue reading

Chalk up another one for Senator ‘NutJob’ Stevens…

This one is a bit twisty, so stay with me folks…

It all started with this post on Slashdot.

It seems like such an obviously good thing — transparency in the Government’s spending of our money. Nice! What a great idea! I’m sure it’s going to be a twisty bitch to implement, but well worth the effort. That is, unless, you have something to hide.

From the original post, comes a real nugget:

“There is no conceivable, rational explanation for killing this legislation unless they have something to hide.”

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