Saturday, April 29, 2006

Save The Internet

No kidding. In Congress, as of now, there is a bill being pushed to effectively end Network Neutrality. Net Neutrality is, to borrow a phrase from, "The First Amendment" of the Internet, ensuring that giant companies like AT&T and Verizon can't restrict your access to some websites. Without this, any sites they don't like will load slower, or not at all. Therefore, this would end the Internet as we know it, changing the greatest free speech mechanism the world has ever seen into little more than a corporate pigsty. I do not believe this dire threat can be ignored. But there is hope. On Capitol Hill, more than 1,500 bloggers have spoken out, and for the first time, Congress is listening. (Source:, a Common Dreams news article.) by going to, you can sign their petition to let your congressmen and -women know what you think of the COPE Act (Which effectively reduces Net Neutrality to a meaningless hinderance). The fate of the Internet is in your hands.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Say no to Midi (At least on your Homepage)

What is your problem, sir? I ask you, as you seem to have an inordinately large one. I have arrived at your webpage, seeking only information, to find... Midi. What stain on your soul is so great that you feel the need to defile the already-polluted internet with 8-bit, terminally annoying music? Sir, I ask only out of compassion. I cannot imagine the horror of what has been done to you. The way you send faux-piano Midi music winging through my speakers, is, I believe, a cry for help. May I assist you in overcoming this illness? Perhaps by beating you repeatedly over your head with this keyboard. Why, I'd do that until my arms are sore, just for you. That's how much pity I have for you. I would find out where you live, drive there, beat the stuffing out of you with a shovel, and then hide your body in the sewer, all on my own time, all for you. So now I ask this: How may I help you?