of the US Court of Appeals decision to strike the FCC order to require manufacturers to limit functionality in devices they sell: Court Nixes ‘Broadcast Flag’. This is very big news, and will likely have an impact on this side of the border as well.
Archives for May 2005
One of my favourite things since intalling Tiger has been the new version of Apple’s web browser, Safari RSS. The RSS stuff is fine, though I’m sticking with NetNewsWire, but what I really like is the speed and integration of Safari, and the fact that you can finally import bookmarks from other browsers. For now, I’ve switched from Firefox, though it’s a close competition between the two.
Wish list for Safari: I would love it if in-page searching was accessed through a search bar integrated into the main browser window, as Firefox does it currently.
Mac Anti-virus: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. “The state of anti-virus protection on the Mac (as I see it)”. ClamXav is scanning one of my HDs right now. It’s not finding anything though.
an interesing followup to his earlier article on folksonomies and tagging in general: Remove Forebrain and Serve: Tag Clouds II. “The intellectual problem is that tag clouds create a data world where subtopics are detached from their parents; where the very notion of parent/child relations no longer exists. The counter-argument is, who cares?”