Thursday, February 25, 2010

Via Boing Boing: Golden-age computer manual encourages you to break DRM, rants against EULAs

I read this rather amusing post on Boing Boing today, and thought it funny that a computer manufacturer advocated breaking DRM and ranting on EULAs, both of which are two things I despise.
 This isn't quite a "rant about DRM and EULAs" post for me right now; I'll get to that later. In the meantime, you can read the original article here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Interview with David Byrne

David Byrne was at TED2010, and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing managed to get an interview with him. The 10 minute audio interview is on Boing Boing's site, located at this page.

I'll be taking a further listen to it and will write a bit more about it in a future post.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Chrome for OS X now supports extensions

Google Chrome has started to win me over on Linux and Windows, where it's starting to displace Firefox as my browser of choice. Its lightweight architecture, fast rendering engine, and smaller memory footprint make Firefox feel bloated in comparison.

But the Mac version of Chrome was, for a long time, far behind the Windows and Linux versions in terms of certain features. One of these features were extensions, which, like in Firefox, allow you to customize the browser behavior to your own needs. On Firefox, for example, one of the first extensions I ever add to a new install is the AdBlock Plus extension. Since I first discovered that particular extension, I've been surfing in ad-free comfort for 5 years. Hell, I even forgot that there *were* ads on the web! :)

Now Chrome can finally allow me to surf in ad-free comfort on my Macs, and for that, I'm happy. My Hackintosh (which I'll be talking about later) can now finally have ad-free surfing!

Read more about the news at Techradar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A name change? So soon!?

Well, yes! Now that I think about it, what else do you call a blog that's about technology and food?

Simple... you call it "More Blogs About Technology and Food". :)

And the name itself was also inspired by the Talking Heads album "More Songs About Buildings and Food", which in itself was about, yes, buildings and food.