Someone is spreading the rumour that I maliciously “deleted all records of any materials” I had in my possession from the events Get Bent!, Queeruption and Reclaim the Scene.
Google has been allowed to scan hundreds of thousands of out-of-copyright books from libraries around the world and supposedly this is a wonderful free resource for all of us. But, over the last year or two, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find the free versions while Google Books presents reprints to buy. Here’s an … How Google hides free copies of public domain books while directing people to pay-for reprints
This website is on shared hosting. For those who don’t know, that means that a number of websites all share one server. It’s cost-effective and works well providing no individual site hogs the resources.
In the latest example of free hosting services not being forever, Google is planning to close down its Google Video service. Originally the service was due to close to visitors on April 29th with another two weeks for users to download their videos (until May 13th). Those dates have now been scrapped but it’s obvious … Google Video likely to disappear
I’ve been transferring my audio cassettes to digital. It’s a job I put off for a long time, as there are about 250 of them. Those that date from 1980 onwards are played in my Tascam Porta05 Ministudio — a multitrack cassette recorder that I bought in 1988. Tapes from the 1970’s are more tricky.
I have an arab friend from Saudi Arabia. Normally I message him using an email address that is attached to one of my domain names. But this weekend I am moving some domains including this one to different web hosting. So, via my domain registrar, I forwarded this particular email address to a GMAIL account … Another reason not to trust Google and GMAIL
If you run a website these days it’s fairly common for people to copy the address of an image file and paste it on a forum or blog. This is known as ‘hotlinking’ a file and it’s frowned on because it’s theft. The website pays for hosting the image while the forum or blog gets … How image thieves can unwittingly provide free ads