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Saturday, February 28, 2004

Go Proverbs
This is one of the best collections of go proverbs on the net. Wouldn't it be nice if all subject areas were covered by a concise set of proverbs? I can recall my father once telling me during a troublesome home renovation project, "When all else fails, use brute force."

Thursday, February 19, 2004

"The future is already here. It is just unevenly distributed." - William Gibson

Monday, February 16, 2004

More on the ensuing Canadian file swapping court battle
Mathew Ingram of the Globe and Mail has published this interesting editorial on the current effort by the CRIA to first get Canadian ISPs to hand over the identities of file swappers and then take these individuals to court. A balanced view all around.

Friday, February 13, 2004

The realities of IT consulting
This comic strip sums up my daily work quite well.
Canadian recording industry goes after ISPs for the names of file sharers
And so it begins. While the available details are sketchy, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is taking at least one ISP, Shaw Communications, to court in order to force them to release the names of at least 29 customers targeted as file sharers. This will be an interesting battle as the legality of file sharing has yet to be tested in Canadian courts. CRIA's latest communications campaign includes their web page on the 'Free Music' Myth, which clearly outlines their moral position on this issue.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Lee ChangHo caricatures
Need some adorable caricatures of the youngest 9 dan go professional in history?
Wikipedia on go/weiqi/baduk
Wikipedia is truly an astounding resource. (Of course, the first thing that I looked up there was go.) For those who are not familiar with the project, it is an online encyclopedia created and maintained by the Internet community. It is an entirely non-commercial effort with a bafflingly large scope.

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Returned to working as a Management Consultant, specializing in risk, security, and regulatory compliance, with Fujitsu Canada after running the IT shop in the largest library in the South Pacific.

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