This is either the greatest or worst television interview that we’ve ever seen. An argument could probably be made for both. More importantly, the victim described in Kai’s story was hospitalized with a broken leg, but is expected to make a full recovery. He’s also choosing to remain unidentified at this time. Thankfully, Kai didn’t make the same choice. (Note: NSFW language, but OMG … just watch it.) source
Major Internet companies have formed a united front in their opposition to the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, almost. One exception has been the domain registrar GoDaddy. In a op-ed published in Politico shortly after SOPA was introduced in the House, GoDaddy applauded the bill and called opponents “myopic.”
Need to move my domains over to another domain registrar, post-haste!
I just dropped GoDaddy - you should too.
The “blogger-not-a-journalist” thing still sticks, but … In the past few days, there’s been a bit of an uproar on the decision by a federal judge to decide, in a defamation case, that investigative blogger Crystal Cox isn’t a journalist protected by shield laws. We were ticked, too. However, Forbes reporter Kashmir Hill disputes the way the story was first presented by Seattle Weekly, which broke the story: “The facts in the case are far more complicated, and after hearing them, most journalists will not want to include Cox in their camp.” Hill points out that it appeared Cox was attempting to engage in reputation damage, not journalism, including sending out the e-mail shown above, in which Cox reportedly offered reputation-protection services. And ultimately, Cox’s claims —the ones that hit court after she was forced to give up her source — didn’t hold up to scrutiny. The fact of the matter is, the shield law element of this shouldn’t have even come up in the case: Even without it the claims wouldn’t have held up, according to Kevin Padrick, who claims ruin at the hands of Cox’s many sites. source
ALSO - weird capitalization issues.
john bellairs/edward gorey
these books were great. i just reread the house with the clock in its walls (and it’s literally been 15 years since i read it) and it totally held up.
I read these multiple times when I was between the ages of 8 and 13. I’d forgotten about them until now. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough for me to read these to them. The re-prints don’t have the Gorey covers, so I’ll have to start searching for the old paperbacks…