Think about how ad blocking works, and it's easy to see why the moral quandaries lie with the ad and content companies, not with the individual.
I try and alienate myself from everyone, ever.
On what it means to be a pirate
I think people talk about an app store as a "must have thing" for phones, but I've never been sold on it.
I take a look at Senator George Brandis' address at the Opening of the Australian Digital Alliance Fair Use for the Future
I talk a little about why "peer-to-peer" companies like Ebay inevitably change.
I take on the notion that you do not need audio at a quality higher than 16 bits, 44KHz
I talk about how I found music I loved, and how that wouldn't be possible without piracy.
I thought I'd write a bit about internet security since all the NSA stuff is going on.
I talk about the new Flickr model and how it isn't quite how Flickr advertise it, nor is it quite how people are perceiving it.
I talk about caring for a random person on the internet.
When plastic was invented it was seen as a miracle material. A huge amount of the ideology of the day, like Socialism, used plastic as part of its defining element -- plastic was the great equaliser. It came in many different colours, was strong and could be made into intricate shapes using little labour.
I talk about some thoughts I had about how the internet should work several years ago, and how things worked out (hint: pretty great guys!)
I take a look at IPv6 and whether getting it for your home network will be a security threat.
Gamers laugh at things in different ways.
Feel free to protect your copyrights, just don't take away mine.
The correct answer is "yes", because it doesn't let you log in using twitter or facebook, and you need an account to do anything. It's old timey like television or email.
blah blah blah Twitter blah blah social blah.
Twitter is currently acting as a write-only medium, from the perspective of applications.
Betwixt a sandwich of cleverness and abrasiveness lies Audrey Hepburn.
HUH, Good god y'all. What is it... wait I think I've used this joke before...
Most people think of the Twitters as a "news" service. Computer scientists know better.
Hearkening back to the past is not the same thing as talking about the future.
I love Dan Ariely, but sometimes I raise an eyebrow. Occasionally I raise both.
OK People, if after the release of VP8 you're not all happy, I have a way to solve that for you. And it's friggin' awesome.
The only thing deep about your thinking is the depth of the irony that you think reading a book will make you smarter.
There's something peculiar about the way you pay to save your soul and forfeit your dreams.
uh, good god y'all... what is it good for?
I reply to "The Paradise That Should Have Been", but not like a troll this time.
Computers have increasingly become servitors of our convenience, but in doing this they take far too long to get anything done.
I propose we buy no media for three months, and we also don't pirate them either. See what happens...
How can the Australian population disagree with computing professionals in such a fundamental and insane way? How, I ask?
No, wait. Saying that would merely be poetic, but not technically accurate... I'm like 80% water and stuff.
Man if Clay Shirky can do it, we can all do it!
I'm making a joke about homosexuality and apple products. Some people call homosexuals "assbandits", which some gay dudes may find offensive, but I'm sure some are still giggling...
Every time you say "Agnostic" God kills a kitten in heaven with a 7-iron to the fore-skull. It isn't pretty, so say what you really mean: "Atheist".
On Rupert Murdoch's whiny "I'm not going to play with the internet" and Google.
Do you feel lucky? Well... do ya? PUNK!?!
For someone who's supposed to be really smart, Baroness Susan Greenfield sure doesn't understand the modern world. More like barren-ess, eh?
As it turns out, it's everyone's house.
Make sure you've got a good photo of yourself on facebook. It may turn up in a newspaper if you ever die.
The current one doesn't fit into my world...
When you're building heroes, sometimes you need some extra parts.
What is both a siren's call and hella repugnant at the same time?
I create a new unit of measurement to ruin people's lives
Heh... That's what _she_ said.
Could this be a rising problem in the future? Perhaps!
Accusation, Denial, Anger, Acceptance...
Oh where oh where can my baby be? The lord took her away from me! She's gone to heaven so I've got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave this world. Alternately: Oh where oh where can my baby be? Oh look here's a URL!
The sad part of life is, we all go through the stages. It's just that a lot of us are still in denial...
Now you can watch it all in high definition... except for the stuff that isn't...
<p>As it will come to be known</p>
<p>I now think things I didn't think before</p>
It exists alright, but it's not global warming!
Help me help you? That'll never work!
Some people think they're so great, but they're merely OK
Sacre bleu! I am at a 'ead!
The name's Burn...Cock... burn...
Easy games can be hard games
Are those crazy 'crats a reasonable group of peopple to vote for today?
Old ladies should NEVER be trusted
Why is wisdom different to intelligence?
Any thinking about structure and process would lead to anarchy
I propose that a collection of Googles be called a "desktop"
First it was Australian Idol, then the Biggest Loser, Dancing on Ice, and now it's So you think you can Dance...
I attempt to change the world, one show at a time
Is a bigger organisation better? Discuss...
Simple events can give you a lot of confidence. Only people can take it away.
Yahoo has gone one for one with Google, acquiring an equivalent company for every service that Google offers, but what if you have some of one and some of the other?
Everyone thinks they know everything, but they're all stupid doodooheads.
Why otherwise intelligent journalists should never cover subjects dealing with technology
A story about two reviewers and a singer has me more interested than the movie they're talking about
Peak Oil makes sense, is all I'm sayin'.
I talk about prototypes and agile design in film making.
A handy guide to discovering whether your child is walking down the path of evil.