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"This bill delivers a common-sense balance between the interests of consumers and the rights of the creative community," or so its claimed. Strange. I never found anything about the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act's DRM anti-circumvention provisions that I would call "common sense".
For those still paying attention to its version numbers (which, i think, we're not suppose to be anymore?), Firefox has been updated to version 7 with a slimmer memory footprint thanks to Mozilla's MemShrink project.
The Deleted City is a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century. 650 gigabyte archive of the once popular Geocities user-contributed sites, accessible through an interactive installation thanks to the Archive Team.
Microsoft provides virtual machine disk images to facilitate website testing in multiple versions of IE, regardless of the host operating system. Unfortunately, setting these virtual machines up without Microsoft's VirtualPC can be extremely difficult. The ievms scripts aim to facilitate that process using VirtualBox on Linux or OS X. With a single command, you can have IE7, IE8 and IE9 running in separate virtual machines.
"I fully acknowledge the value of, and need for, actual SEO; I just think that in many cases, the tactics employed under that title would better be described as Search Engine Manipulation or even Abuse."
I love the Gears Of War games. I have bought the first two and imensely enjoyed playing them co-op, having a friend sitting beside me as we slam out way through a gothic thick-neck alien horde. Still king of the cover-shooters, the third game promises to be more and better.
Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360®, Gears of War 3 plunges you into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood. In Gears of War 3, fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race. The Gears of War series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, with more than 12 million games sold worldwide, a forthcoming major motion picture, New York Times best-selling novels, and more.
I know fellow Xbox 360 owners and close friends that are already planning their weekends around the release of this game. Well, it wasn't like I was planning on doing anything anyway! :P
Microsoft engineers pleased with the news: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 by default will run with disabled plugins in the "Metro" mode , in particular, without Flash and ActiveX. Metro mode - is a separate interface layer that is intended for the use on tablets. This is done to conserve battery life, safety, and in the name of HTML5.
Sir Ken Robinson makes some amazing points. Watch it. I'm also not ashamed to say that I hated school the older I got. I wanted to do things with computers, with art, with sport, that had no value in the school system and I gave up by the end of junior high. Of course I finished school and did a bit of university, because you are supposed to right? That is the system. Luckily enough for me, I was able to find computers, art and creativity in programming. How lucky did I get? Very.
My job now is to make sure my daughters never loose their creative spirits.
Visual Lizard is moving to it's new offices on Princess Street, right in the heart of the Exchange District! Unfortunately, we may not be able to answer the phones as quickly as we like as we'll have our hands full hauling boxes and computers and furniture. We apologize in advance, but remind you that you can still contact us through email.
Things should be returning to a more normal state early next week.
Google's flu-predicting Correlate tool has always let you compare your own data trends, but now you can just draw a rough approximation of a data curve and see what matches. What was popular in 2005 and 2006 and had a bit of a resurgence in 2010? The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, apparently.