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Self-experimentation

This is an old paper. By the copyright, it's approaching a decade in print. It has been widely referenced. The pretty, as-published 3MB PDF, which includes some revisions and extra graphs.

And it may be the most important thing, at least in terms of personal transformation, that you ever read.

DRM Tipping Points

Item: a guy who manages content for a living writes something like this. And he pretty much has to, since to say otherwise and be even half as techno-savvy as he is (and that poor slob doesn't even have an N93) would be to be regarded as having been bought, or retarded, or both.

Things of note:

Everything broke

Here is a brief list of things that have broken in the last seven days or so:

  • the car's water pump
  • my laptop's hinge
  • my laptop's screen
  • the robot vacuum
  • my lip (4 stitches!)
  • the shower cleaner (long story)
  • the dishwasher

Chavez Jumps Shark

South America's favourite reality-TV show, the government of Venezuela, has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to enact laws by decree.

I don't post about politics [or anything else -Ed.] very often here. But some bright lines deserve to be noted.

I can do no better than the prescient Mr. Cosh, who posted this just over a year ago: